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Hebrews 13:20-21 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you w/ everything good for doing his will, & may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever & ever.


Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

John 16:12-15 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.’

How the Holy Spirit guides.
1- Activating the Word.
“You don't study the bible to know the bible…you study your bible to know God.”

John 5:37-40
The Father who sent me has testified about me himself. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face, and you do not have his message in your hearts, because you do not believe me—the one he sent to you. “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.

John 6:63
The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.

2- Subtle Leadership.
Psalm 32:8-9 The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

A- Quietly guiding
Isaiah 30:19-21
Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.

B- Reminders & Cues
John 14:26
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

3- Peace through Understanding
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom & understanding, the Spirit of counsel & might, the Spirit of knowledge & the fear of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 2:11-12
Who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.

“Through difficulty we are growing in our understanding of God, who
provides peace in the midst of it, a purpose in-spite of it, and path trough it.”

John 14:16 I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.

John 14:27
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

4- Developing Endurance
Matthew 26:41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”
Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, & you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Zechariah 4:6 Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.


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Honoring Dad

Honoring Dad
Romans 8:15-16 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.

Psalm 40:1-5 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.

3 Qualities Shared by heavenly Father & My Earthly father

1. Rock Solid
Psalms 40:2 He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Psalm 46:1-2
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

2. Awe-Inspiring
Psalms 40:5 “Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.”

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.

Colossians 1:26 This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God's people.

3. Commitment
Psalms 40:3 Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust.”
My Earthly Father has an incredible work ethic //// dedication

Hebrews 6:16-18 Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

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The Journey- Fuel for the Journey

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Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you w/ everything good for doing his will, & may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever & ever.

Ephesians 2:10(NIV) For we are God's workmanship(poetic masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Fuel for the Journey-
#1.The Word-
Matthew 4:1-4 (NLT) Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

#2. The Call
John 4:31-34 (NLT) Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.” But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.” “Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other. Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.

4 ways to Recognizing your Call
  1. 1.What do you think that is?
  2. 2. What is in your heart?
  3. 3. What is your motivation?
  4. 4. Is it bigger than you?

#3. Our “Yes”
2 Corinthians 3:5-6 (NLT) It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant…

“The calling is what Qualifies us”


Ephesians 3:7-8 (MSG) This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God's way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities. And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ.

“My God takes great delight in equipping the unqualified"

#4. Nurturing what nurtures.
Matthew 13:33 (NLT)
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”
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The Journey- The Map

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Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you w/ everything good for doing his will, & may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever & ever.

Ephesians 2:10(NIV) For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NLT) But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do
every good work.

4 Realities about Gods word.

Psalm 119:105 (NLT) Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

1- Gods Word is his objective standard.

Galatians 1:10 (NLT) Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

2. The Word aligns our thinking.
Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

3. The Word reveals Gods Ways
“The best way to know Gods will is to understand his ways!”
Psalm 36:9 (NIV) With you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Psalm 103:7 (NIV) He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel.
Colossians 3:16 (NIV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly….
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NLT) “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

4. The Word builds our faith
Romans 10:17 Faith comes from hearing the word.

James 1:22 (NLT) But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.



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