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Yes: Invitations

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2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.


John 6:63 The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But some of you do not believe me.

Luke 6:43-49 "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."


Hearing the voice of Jesus(Invitations)

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…

1.  Read, study, & know the gospels

2. Be compassion conscious 

3. Ask For and look for opportunities.

4. Listen When you pray

John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

3 Invitations from Jesus
1. The Invitation of Faith
John 6:28-29 They asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 15:3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

Hebrews 11:5 It's impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him. (The Message)

2. The Invitation of Fellowship
Revelation 3:20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.

Mark 3:13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him

3. The Invitation of Follow-ship
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 2:17-24 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

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The Grand Opening


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Hebrews 10:19-20 Dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way.

The opening of a new and living way.

The Reality:
The Life giving way is found in connection with God.

The Problem:
Sin disconnects us from God
Isaiah 59:2 It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away...


The Solution: Jesus is the connection.
Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has LAIN ON HIM the iniquity of us all.

2 Timothy 1:8-10 …We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all his idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. But we know it now. Since the appearance of our Savior, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus.

John 11:25 "I am the resurrection and the life"

John 10:9-10 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” No one can come to the Father except through me.

Romans 3: 22-25 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.


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Yes: Life in The Yes!

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Agreement Is a big deal to God!

John 17:20-23 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.

Matthew 18:19-20 If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

5 Realities about agreement:
1. Agreement builds Community

Matthew 6:9-10 "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”


Titus 3:10
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.

2 . Agreement Brings Exponential increase.
“You can have agreement without unity but no Unity without agreement.”
Psalm 133:1-3
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows(commands) his blessing, even life forevermore.

Unity Brings SYNERGY: the commanded blessing.
Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Genesis 11:6 “Look!" he said. "The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!


How much more…Spirit Filled agreement.
Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

3. Agreement Is not about Compromise.

4. Agreement is about Clarity of focus

Amos 3:3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? Without agreeing on the direction?

5. Agreement happens when we are Christ Centered.


“If you don't agree with him the power will not be present for breakthrough.”

James 4:8 “God opposes the proud but shows favor(gives grace) to the humble.”

John 12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!"


Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

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Yes: Life in The Yes!

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John 6:63-69 The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But some of you do not believe me.(For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn't believe, and he knew who would betray him.) Then he said, "That is why I said that people can't come to me unless the Father gives them to me." At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, "Are you also going to leave?" Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God."


Matthew 19:27 "We have left everything to follow you!

2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

Matthew 16:24-26 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?

Luke 14:16-24
""Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God."A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' "But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.' "Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' "The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.' "'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.' "Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.

What are we saying yes to?
1. Yes, To The Invitation!
Romans 14:17 The Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

2. Yes, To Gods Best!
Matthew 22:4 The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed….

2 Corinthians 1:19-22 For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means Yes) ascends to God for his glory. It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.

3. Yes to the Kings Commission
Luke 10:2
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go!(3)


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