Sunday, 29 October 2017

What Must I Do To Live Life To the Full?

Pastor Clinton Faupel

Jesus calls us to live IN Him - To be soaked with His Lordship over all our lives. 

The Holy Spirit convicts us of where we must confess places of sinfulness/selfishness from our past. John 16:8 

A TRAUMA POINT - AN EVENT IN YOUR PAST THAT NEGATIVELY SHAPED YOUR IDENTITY. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences1 have been linked to:

  • risky health behaviors
  • chronic health conditions
  • low life potential
  • early death

1https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html  

John 10:10 (NIV)

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 

  • Trauma has a direct influence on the way our genes develop. The brain is broken. Healing  is needed. 
  • With trauma, our brain can identify us based on the trauma of our past- sometimes subconsciously
  • We need to renew our mind
  • Kingdom of SELF - I will control my world. 

Matthew 6:5-15New International Version (NIV) 

5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.  6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ 14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. 

  • In order to live to the full we need to forgive as we have been forgiven
  • Kingdom of GOD- I belong to Jesus

Text the word MORE to the number 494949 for additional challenges this week.