Over: Peace through gratefulness
November 16, 2013 Series: Over
Romans 8:37 We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Luke 10:17-20 When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, "Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!" "Yes," he told them, "I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. But don't rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Mentalities that stifle gratefulness
1. Entitlement mentality.
2. Victim Mentality
3. Negative Mentality
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1. Admonition in the words of Christ
3. Application of a Focused lifestyle
1. Provision, What you have.
2 Peter 1:3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him
Psalm 1: 1-5 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
2. Providence, where you are.
Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, & He delights in his way
3. Promise, what is coming.
1 Timothy 6:6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
Ephesians 1:3-9 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.