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More Love

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1 John 4:16-19 16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us.


Love starts with Him.

Maybe we should ask the Lord, “How would you like to be loved today?”


Expressing The Five Love Languages with the Father

1. We experience love with God in Quality Time.


Even more than you long to spend time with him, He longs to spend time with you.

When you have your time with the Lord, give quiet space for Him to speak too.


2. We experience love with God in Giving Gifts.

We use the talents God has given us as gifts back to him.

God has given us the Gifts of the Spirit. (1 Cor 12:8-11)
Word of Knowledge
Word of Wisdom
Gift of Prophecy
Gift of Faith
Gift of Healing
Working of Miracles
Discerning of Spirits
Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues

3. We experience love with God in Words of Affirmation.


God doesn’t “need” to know who He is, He “wants” to know how we see Him.



4. We experience love with God in Acts of Service.

John 12:26 says “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

God served us by giving Jesus.
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”



5. We experience love with God in Physical Touch.

We touch God with our Faith.

Heb 11:6 Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
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More Connection

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MORE CONNECTION
1. Unity brings oil
Psalm 133(NIV) 1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Bestows- Commands and Orders.
A unified house is a blessed house!

2. Jesus prayed we would be unified.
John 17 20-23(NV) 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

We get the incredible opportunity to be the answer to what Jesus prayed. 

3. We are called to unity. 
Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV) 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

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1- Being Together
Community- common unity
Community: Koinonia(fellowship)The coming together, sharing of life.

We can only be the body if we are together!!!!
1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV) Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

2. Eat together (Acts 2:46 ) 

3. Play together

4. Pursuing Jesus together. 
Colossians 3:16 (NIV) 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
Go through the word together-
Worship & Pray together

5. War together
Romans 12: 15 (NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 

“Warring together is spent on the battlefield AND at the victory table.
I Corinthians 12:26(NIV) If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

6. Working together
We serve together
We implement our gifts together.
I Corinthians 12:4-11 (NIV)4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a (1)message of wisdom, to another a (2)message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another (3)faith by the same Spirit, to another (4)gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another (5)miraculous powers, to another (6)prophecy, to another (7)distinguishing between spirits, to another (8)speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the (9)interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
This oil wasn't for him….IT WAS FOR US!
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The oil of The Spirit

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Exodus 30:22-33(NLT) 22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 "Collect choice spices—12 1⁄2 pounds of pure myrrh, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant cinnamon, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant calamus,[a] 24 and 12 1⁄2 pounds of cassia[b]—as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. Also get one gallon of olive oil.[c] 25 Like a skilled incense maker, blend these ingredients to make a holy anointing oil. 26 Use this sacred oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, 27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and all its accessories, the incense altar, 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the washbasin with its stand. 29 Consecrate them to make them absolutely holy. After this, whatever touches them will also become holy. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons also, consecrating them to serve me as priests. 31 And say to the people of Israel, 'This holy anointing oil is reserved for me from generation to generation. 32 It must never be used to anoint anyone else, and you must never make any blend like it for yourselves. It is holy, and you must treat it as holy. 33 Anyone who makes a blend like it or anoints someone other than a priest will be cut off from the community.'

The Oil of the Spirit:
1. Is applied for a purpose        
Anoint (hebrew mashach/ greekChrio) "to smear or rub with oil", "to consecrate for office or religious service."

Christ: The Anointed One.
Luke 4:16-21(NLT) When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: "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." He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. Then he began to speak to them. "The Scripture you've just heard has been fulfilled this very day!" 

2. Equips us with power
He is the ANOINTED ONE We are the anointed "ones."

"What was smeared upon Jesus is smeared upon us."
Acts 10:38(NIV) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

John 14:12(NIV)Anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

3. Postured us for holiness
       
You are anointed to be Holy. 

"We don't have to perform holy to have him; we are holy because of Him!"
2 Corinthians 7:1(NIV) Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

4. Produced by process          
Jesus at the Mount of Olives
Gethsemane(Matthew 26:36-56) “The Olive Press”

This oil wasn't for him….IT WAS FOR US!
This oil wasn't for him….IT WAS FOR US!
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More Oil




Matthew 25: 1-13(NIV) 
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' 7 "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' 9 "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' 10 "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 "Later the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us! '12 "But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I don't know you.' 13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

The Wise…
1. A Posture of expectancy
2. Prepared 
3. Carry the oil of intimacy
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Lamps
Psalms 119:105 (NIV) Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
1. The written word 
Hebrews 4:12(ESV) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2. The word made flesh
John 1:1(NLT) In the beginning, the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus is what the Father is saying.

John 5:39(NLT) You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!

Cultivating the oil intimacy
1. Devotion- Setting your intentions & decisions on the lord.
Proverbs 20:27 (NIV) The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

2. 
Delight- Setting your emotions and affections on the lord
“Intimacy is not just a devoted lifestyle but a delighted heart.”
Psalm 16:11(NIV) …You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

3. Nearness- A heart that is set towards him.
Psalm 73:28(NIV) But as for me, it is good to be near God….
" In order to hear you gotta get near."
“Intimacy with Him is developed by having a constant conversation with the Lord.”
Psalm 145:18(NLT) The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.

4. Tenderness- A heart that is moldable.
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The Oil of Intimacy

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Matthew 25: 1-13(NIV) "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' 7 "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.' 9 "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' 10 "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 "Later the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us! '12 "But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I don't know you.' 13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

We are the delight and the desire of Jesus….
Song of Solomon 4:9(NIV) You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes….
Isaiah 62:5(NIV) As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

The wise…
1. A posture of expectancy
Revelation 22:17(NIV)The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears say, "Come!" Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

2. Prepared 
Revelation 19:6-10(NIV) 6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God's holy people.)

The bridegroom prepares the place. We prepare ourselves. 

Matthew 5:14-16(NLT) 14 "You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Don't be reluctant be ready!

3. Carry the oil of intimacy
Matthew 24:14(NIV) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.

When Jesus moves, and we don't have oil in our lamps, then we resort to regret or resistance.

Do you have oil in your lamp?

Intimacy is HIS HIGHEST VALUE. It should be ours. 


Cultivating the oil intimacy
A. Devotion- Setting your intentions & decisions on the lord.

B.Delight-Setting your emotions & affections on the lord
Intimacy is not just a devoted lifestyle but a delighted heart.

C. Nearness-A heart that is set towards him.
  • "Intimacy with Him is developed by having a constant conversation with the Lord.
D. Tenderness- A heart that is moldable.
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Planning for More

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More doesn’t just happen.


John 6:5-13 (NIV) 5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

The Miracle of More
  1. There was intentionality. 
  2. There was a plan.  
  3. The people were satisfied. 
  4. There was plenty left. 

Goalsmithing
#1. Priorities
- Jesus Centered

  • "When He is our purpose even if our plans fail his purposes prevail."
  • “Behavior is a byproduct of our relationship with Jesus.”
-Kingdom First
Matthew 6:33(NIV) Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  • “God isn't trying to fit into your plan, he is fitting you into his.”

#2. Purposeful
  • “If we don’t live with intention, then demands will control our attention.”
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.

#3. Plan
1. Pray 
2. Process. Ask Questions
What?
Why? What are the motives…
When? goals need to be measurable. 
Where is faith involved? The Impossible?
Hebrews 11:6(NIV) Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

3. Put it in to pen.

4. Leave some room
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)  We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.

5. Partner with others.
-Anything that you can do by yourself is too small.

Overflow Goals 2020
  • _______ Baptisms
    • The last Sunday of every month Starting on the 26th.
  • ________ Members
    • Sundays at 10. Starting in February. 
  •  Seed for the house. _____________
Pray
Listen
Obey
Watch God

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (NIV) 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generously on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 

Ministry:
Psalm 32:8-9 (NLT) “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. 9 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”


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