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Summer Slam: The Power of Christ

Mark 4: 36(NIV) Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Mark 5: 5 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”
“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Mark 6:1-6 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Summer Slam: Going Pro

Step 1: Clean Diet
-What entertains you.
- Reading the Bible.

Step 2: Exercise
-Time with Jesus daily.
- Walking In Righteousness.
- Telling and showing other people Jesus.

Step 3: Find a to place practice fighting
- Your family. It starts here.
- Your job.
- Wherever your feet are.

Step 4: Find a Coach
- Discipleship: showing someone how to follow Jesus using your life and your words.
- Who is showing you outside of Sunday mornings?
- Who are you showing the way?

Step 5: Answer the question “Who am I”
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.
1 John 3:1

What God’s sons and daughters should have.
- The love of God their hearts (romans 5:5)
- The power of God in their hands (john 14:12, mark 16:16-18)
- The ability to articulate the simple gospel (mark 16:15, Acts 10:42)

What they do with it:
- About their Father’s business (advancing of his kingdom) (Luke 2:49)
- Walk Love to the Unlovable (Matt. 6:44-45)
- Desire to please God more than man (Gal. 1:10)
- Walking in the spirit (Rom 8:14)What you get as a child of God

Identity verses: son and daughters
- You are his beloved child. (Luke 3:22)
- You have authority to crush the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19)
- You are Jesus’s disciples. (John 15:8)
- You are a friend of God. (John 15:15)
- You are chosen and appointed by God, and have been created to bare his fruit. (John 15:16)
- You belong to God. (Roman 1:6)
- You are loved by God and called to be saints. (Romans 1:7)
- You have been made right with God, and you now have peace with God. (Roman 5:1)
- You are dead to the power of sin, but are free to run in righteousness. (Romans 6)

What you need to walk in as a child of God:
1. Your whole life laid down and your moment by moment following/depending on Jesus.
2. Pursue Jesus in secret daily
3. Baptism of the HOLY GHOST

Summer Slam: Hell In A Cell

Hell In a Cell
Genesis 37:1-11
Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
This is the account of Jacob’s family line.
Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”
His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.
Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”
When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

What Kind of Prisons are trapping you?
Prisons that you have built
Proverb 22:7
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Galatians 3:22  But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.
Your past
Prisons that others have built
Words that have been spoken over you – Good and Bad
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue can bring death or life;  those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

Things that have been done to you
Lack of Trust
Emotional and Physical injury
Church Hurt
Hebrews 12:7-11 As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever? For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

“Discipline turns in to hurt when we choose not to grow from it.”

Prisons of circumstance
Generational curses
Broken Homes
Disadvantages compared to others.
Genesis 39: 21-23 But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

Luke 25-28
One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”

Love God
Heart- Effort
Soul- Emotions
Mind- Input
Strength- Actions

Serve others

Genesis 16:25-34
But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”
Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

Summer Slam: The Ultimate Comeback

Samson- Judges 14-16

Judges 16: 15-21 (NIV) 
Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you won't confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven't told me the secret of your great strength." 16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was tired to death. 17 So he told her everything. "No razor has ever been used on my head," he said, "because I have been a Nazirite set apart to God since birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man." 18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, "Come back once more; he has told me everything." So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. 19 Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him. 20 Then she called, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!" He awoke from his sleep and thought, "I'll go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the Lord had left him.  21 Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding in the prison. 

Staying ahead of the breakdown.
1. Keep your wits. 
When we are worn down, we need to dig deep.
Don't make permanent decisions during a temporary circumstance.

2 Corinthians 10:3–5 (NIV)
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and 
we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Spiritual warfare doesn't just happen on your knees. It also happens in your head!

2. Stay Awake
Don't get woke, stay awake!
1 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist himsteadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

Ephesians 4:27 (NIV) Do not give the devil a foothold.

Be aware of your weakness.
Our strengths don't eliminate our weakness. 

When you need to make a comeback:
Micah 7:8 (NIV)Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.

Judges 16:21–22 (NIV) 21 Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain in the prison. 22 But the hair on his head began to grow again…

1. Remember whose you are
Samson's strength was his consecration- when he violated that, it was his end.

Judges 16:28 (NIV) 
28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, 
"Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more….

2. Remember who you are. 
1 John 5:4–5 (NLT)
4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. 5 And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

3. Remember what he said.
Romans 8:37 (NIV) We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.