Pastor Clint Williams
(Proverbs 18:14 NLT) The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?
(Luke 4:18-19 NLT) “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.
(Proverbs 29:22 NLT) An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
(Proverbs 14:17a NLT) Short-tempered people do foolish things,…
(James 1:19-20 NLT) Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry…. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
√ My way. √ Your way. √ Half way.
(James 4:1-2 NLT) What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.
√ It’s not about THEM, it’s about ME.
(Pslam 139:23-24 NLT) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
(Matthew 16:21-25 NLT) vs23 You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s. vs24 “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. vs25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. VERY FEW CHRISTIAN ACTUALLY DO THIS.
1. Crucify SELF.
(Galatians 2:20 NLT) My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
(1 Corinthians 15:31 NLT) For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I face death daily..
2. Crucify MY FLESH.
(Galatians 5:24 NLT) .. belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
(Colossians 3:5 NLT) So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you….
(ROMANS 6:6-7 NLT) We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.
3. Crucify the WORLD.
(Galatians 6:14 NLT) Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died.
(2 Corinthians 6:17 NLT) come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD….
√ To find life, LOSE IT.