Have you ever wished you could change your future? What if this really is possible?

The only way to change the future is to let go of the past, and to live in HOPE!

SPEAK GOD-THOUGHTS

PS MONTE | 9/9/2018

SERMON NOTES

Speak GOD-Thoughts

Without HOPE it’s easy to lose sight of who we are in Jesus
When we don’t live in HOPE, everything we say is impacted by the hopelessness we see

Change your future by changing your perspective

Change your perspective by changing your words

PSALM 139:1-6 NLT
O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!

BUT, WHAT IF I SCREW UP… WON’T THAT CAUSE HIM TO LEAVE ME?

Jesus doesn’t base His opinion of you on your actions. He bases His love for you on His Own action

PSALM 139:7-12 NLT
I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.

You don’t have to change to gain His affection, but He loves you too much to let you stay the same

JESUS LOVES ME BECAUSE OF WHO I AM… NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT I DO

PSALM 139:13-16 NLT
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

Rather than speaking words of hopelessness, learn to speak HOPE into your life. Speak GOD-Thoughts about yourself

How does Jesus see me?
I am a new creation in Him (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
I am righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24)
I’ve been born again by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-6)
I’m saved by grace as a gift, not because of my performance (Ephesians 2:8)
I radiate Light wherever I go (Matthew 5:14)
I am a child of Light (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
I am the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)
I’m a vessel of Divine Light (Corinthians 4:6)
I am victorious! (Romans 8:37)
I have a Heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1)
I have Royalty in my veins and I lead with integrity (1 Peter 2:9)
I am designed for good works (Ephesians 2:10)
I am a co-heir with Jesus (Romans 8:17)
I am chosen and called by GOD to make a difference (John 15:16)

JESUS HAS A PLAN FOR MY LIFE… ALL I HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT ME

PSALM 139:17-18 NLT
How precious are your thoughts about me, O GOD. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

LOVE GOD
When I accept that GOD’s Thoughts about me are Truth, HOPE gives me the ability to accept His free gift of salvation

Replace your thoughts with GOD-Thoughts

KNOW GOD
Jesus wants to be in relationship with you… personally
Your personal relationship with Jesus will help you see yourself the way He already sees you

SPEAK GOD-PROMISES

PS MONTE | 9/16/2018

SERMON NOTES

HEBREWS 11:1-2 AMP

Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval.

Speak GOD-Promises

Without HOPE it’s easy to forget who we are in Jesus

When we don’t live in HOPE, everything we say is impacted by the hopelessness we see

How do I see my future through eyes of faith?

Stop looking at the past and start looking at where He’s leading you

How do I change my perspective?

Change your perspective by changing your words

ISAIAH 40:31 NIV

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

BUT, WHAT IF I DON’T TRUST GOD… CAN I STILL TRUST HIS PROMISES?

Seven reasons we have trouble trusting GOD:

1. Something happened to us in our past

GOD-Promise:

Your situation didn’t take Me by surprise (Psalm 139)

2. Our circumstances in life are nowhere near where we thought they would be

GOD-Promise:

I already have your problem solved (1 Corinthians 10:13)

3. Someone who claimed to be a Christian really hurt us at some point

GOD-Promise:

I AM more compassionate than you realize (Psalm 56:8)

4. We’re control freaks

GOD-Promise:

I AM much more capable of managing your life than you are (Isaiah 55:8-9)

5. We believe that GOD is a taker and not a giver

GOD-Promise:

I AM is incapable of misunderstanding, mismanagement, or mistakes (Deuteronomy 32:4)

6. We don’t believe that His ways really are greater than our ways

GOD-Promise:

I can—at any time—step into your situation… so wait for My timing and learn all I want you to learn in the moment (Romans 8:28)

7. We want Jesus to be a part of our lives, but to fully surrender to Him would mean we may need to make changes

GOD-Promise:

A messy situation is one of the primary ways I can awaken your need for Me, grow your dependence on Me, shape your character, and draw you closer to Myself (James 1:2-3)

You can trust His Promises, because His desire is for you to have HOPE

JEREMIAH 29:11-12 NLT

“I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

In those days when you pray, I will listen.”

GOD’S PROMISES ARE MINE BECAUSE OF WHO HE SAYS I AM

ZECHARIAH 2:8b NLT

For [GOD has] said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.”

You are GOD’s most prized possession… the apple of His eye… His masterpiece!

Speak GOD-Promises about yourself!

GOD is fighting for me (Exodus 14:14)

GOD gives me strength when I’m weary and increases my power when I’m weak (Isaiah 40:31)

GOD is with me, so I have no reason to be afraid (Isaiah 41:10)

GOD will not abandon me, even when I’m going through hell (Isaiah 43:2)

GOD will vindicate me, and no weapons or accusations against will prosper (Isaiah 54:17)

GOD will give me wisdom if I ask Him… and He finds no fault in me (James 1:5)

GOD is faithful and will forgive me, if I will confess (1 John 1:9)

GOD Himself walks in front of me, and He will never leave me (Deuteronomy 31:8)

GOD Himself set me free, so I’m truly free! (John 8:36)

GOD Himself will meet all my needs, according to the wealth of His Character (Philippians 4:19)

GOD can be trusted… and He wants you to know this Promise!

JESUS HAS A PLAN FOR MY LIFE… ALL I HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT HIS PROMISES FOR ME

2 CORINTHIANS 1:20 NKJV

For all the promises of GOD in [Jesus] are Yes, and in [Jesus] Amen, to the glory of GOD through us.

FIND FREEDOM

When you accept that GOD’s Promises are for you, HOPE gives you the ability to walk away from your past

LOVE PEOPLE

Get surrounded by Life-giving people who love Jesus… and also love you!

Your Group will help you see yourself the way that Jesus already sees you

SPEAK REVIVAL

PS MONTE | 9/23/2018

SPEAK FUTURE

PS CRESLEY | 9/30/2018