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Was the last time you found somebody we can make sure they were strong before you left was the last and you say it did things that lifted hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, always glad to have you here with us. Well, a lifestyle of faith is built on two foundational principles drawing near to God and holding onto the hope you professing Christ, but the building process doesn't end there. Today pastor Paul shows us to practical ways in which a foundation of faith can be carried out in the lives of others as you follow along. Remember when you build up someone else's faith your own faith is always strength. Stay with us now or visit pastor Paul.net to listen on demand. That's pastor Paul.net. Let's join Pastor Paul for today's Destin for victory message developing a lifestyle of faith you draw near to God. You then position yourself to the hope you profess because you learn to tune in to God and hear what he saying and get accurate about what God is saying in this room is all kinds of music you know I cannot hearing it, could you not tune them. You have to have a receiver is being transmitted but you don't have a receiver, as soon as you turn something on that has a receiver element to it and then tuned to the right station you'll get the right message.
All you have to do is pull out a radio and tuned to the right station and told them what you want somebody else and you can pull out a receiver, but Daytona something else.
You will receive them, but not the same thing receive music from the 70s as soon as I can tune in and they they called it. These would wrap will be holding old school already walk this way you will walk this way run the summary all had those glasses big old ugly glass is going to make me call you okay be listening to that and so my right next same room man to the classical this is music so it doesn't matter what you tune into number one with Colton.number two to hold unswervingly to the hope we profess. Don't let circumstances shake you loose from the hope you profess God will do what he's number three let us consider how we may spur one another: that's found in verse 24.
Look at verse 24 of Hebrews 10 and you'll see that we are called to consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
King James uses the word provoke provoke you know what provoking is pushing somebody in a certain direction, trying to get a certain response that we typically think of it in a negative. We all go out with a sibling who provoked you, or coworkers who provoked you will schoolmate who provoked he was always trying to push you so you would cross the line and they still free from blame and I don't know if you got professional provoke is in your life life. You see kids on a road trip they board provoke a sibling just to put my finger touching you. I'm not touching you not touching you not to continue to touch you when trouble we think provoking is negative but have to be you can provoke folk back right provoke them to love and to good works you can challenge them to be. That's what were called to do on our journey of faith.
Somebody live better than the presently called to consider one another to provoke look at your friends or family. The people in your life.
How can I help them get closer to where God wants them to be help them start making some of the same mistakes and provoke them on to love and to good works. Use your influence for good. So to provoke the doesn't mean to always warm up against the wall means find ways to challenge them to be better than to do better than they do not you try to live their lives form that you can live people's eyes for them. Please understand that I don't say what you say but you can at least try to help move in the right direction.
I want some of you parents understand that even if your kids are no longer smoldering Ballantine or tween. One of those other categories are getting older and more of a sense of self and frankly more bold with their defiance.
They've always been to find it just, you know, the five have to grow up little kids can be defined in the ways you can only go so far as the three homes it still has spanking them.
I get like I noticed three cohorts by clicking here know you want to get called on when I noticed a spike of that here. They do a little pop at home, not even tried out in public" will call the cops call the people on his seat. She started calling the week Robert was spanking when I first got here. People say chop believing in the making of the little saying you know when you teach the one.
What I would like others said no. I grew up with.
Spanking is not hidden and spanking told me to sit down. I'm sorry I'm sorry you want to believe is all negative all the time you had a right to be wrong on that you have there is abuse.
Abuse is always a stand against abuse as a pastor have gotten kids away from unhealthy parent so I know what I'm doing when you just go to baby with the bathwater: all spanking wrong and appropriate. You've gone too far to find me rooms good spanking told me the so we grew up in a church where your parents didn't even have to do with they all know is a safe place because we have told folk that's not your job. These are not the good old days with us somebody worship around and we built him a little section with friends, but we might get around restless pay attention little louder little too demonstrative and the first thing would happen while you were doing that some feel will call you with your mother is going and sometimes he would look at you when you go back to check and sometimes you looking at you and sometimes she was sure to see your mother said to look over there, and she hadseen as well.
Please tell you everything you need to know you don't straighten up right now you find somewhere else to live by minute that should go well for you all look the other thing about community policing in our church sometime in adults you was sick at how much you will carry on and they will put you in the past is no better never got dragged out of service but a couple of my friends dragged out by Usher just grabbed him by any piece of closing time made you think life is hard. No way to provoke does a good way to help people live a better life. So we got a commitment to draw near to God to hold unswervingly to the hope to consider how you can spur one another on directive, which is to remain committed to meeting together. What this passage says in verse 25 Hebrews 1025 tells you that you not forsake King James says forsake meeting together are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching.
I get to that last part about the person second but right now, look at the first part of the verse don't stop meeting together last summer in the habit of doing this a commitment to live a lifestyle of faith. I better take every opportunity to worship God publicly as well as privately close look at biblical pattern look at redemptive history. People were people of God publicly in the days of the temple. I went to the temple of God from the tabernacle now in the New Testament dispensation may get together, whether in whole church is yet to see them get together in homes accepted to accept the truth. They met daily in-home schedule allowed them to me daily daily. Why would we try to get me daily. We can meet weekly is not my Sunday for church Sunday for Bremen you going to feel like pastor Paul day and you are to praise him privately and publicly and publicly doesn't mean just praising him publicly what you see on the TV on the word channel because not everything on the word channel is the word and I watch a lot of my friends preach live streaming of glam blaster Mennonite church. But that's not public worship is not getting together meeting together.
I can meet with people through the Internet to do their best to try let people interact they say amen online chat live chat you see what happens when I streaming and have some church's pastor good to have you this morning. The person is thank you pastor you see the chat live chat going on while the service video was shot in when you not show you just in the hips need to be at church remain committed to me and don't give up meeting together had a rough week just to me, if you will come through for me that there was some him and praise to him when we get together is not just about what you can get what you did was give you everything your business when you come.
The public worship is the give God your sacrifice of praise more biblically. If you lived in earlier times in the Old Testament dispensation sacrifices had to be made.
Now the sacrifice has been made through Christ, but there still a sacrifice that remains what is at the sacrifice of praise Hebrews talks about that in chapter 13 the sacrifice of praise, the fruit of my lips, giving praise to him that your job I show up to bless God before I get on with the rest Monday before I get a sale. How dare you take God's strength and goodness and blessing. One who gave you the money when you go figure out what you want to buy and you won't even stop by his house for 60 or 90 minutes or two hours, some church's hours spoken was the speaker Jesus when I don't get what you talking in the morning shall someone talk some more, some more, some more, some more in the big chair man.
We have a speaker out give me what you do some church to be comical in the church they would use the preachers they had never had a preacher and I was a teacher and preacher before ever learn how to from time to time, but first time I ever had to a church made me who I got to the point of time and the people she is so crazy, but get together with long charts you will get any brand but once you commit this long service.
If you go along been doing. I was is pretty good. I think we write better than this. Some church's real short whole thing 57 minutes in the back room. Rev. you have 24 minutes, then the plan is not a suggested time 50 submit the whole thing. Some give me a sheet preach there God spoke in a place like the Crystal Cathedral back in and they gave me a sheet you will be up at this minute looked at the clock that minute and it was and would you please welcome Dr. Paul Sheppard and I knew since upstart, long time. I better look at that and be done and Lord taught me to do going to have to disrespect the Lord say all that last time they ever hear your name will be speaking in arenas and be big, Christian meetings and going to the reader. I've spoken with a bull Chicago bull play the Houston Rockets click spoken demand auto seats and people in there and they give you what, in his account down in front of two minutes five seconds for three people moving to their places that ready for the next thing you through learn how to do it. I have never gone over so they can invite me back if they want. Whatever your church does do that, to the glory of God. Finally, let us encourage one another, same verse, chapter 10 verse 25 of Hebrews were called to do what Jonathan did when David was on the run from Jonathan's own father miserable season alike lasted 10 years been a fugitive for 10 years from a guy you've done nothing but help and he trying to kill you constantly on the run constantly looking out sleeping with one eye open hide in caves, do whatever you can do to survive for years and the king's own son Jonathan was in covenant with David and he didn't know where he was, but he found him, he looked until he found when he found in the Bible says he strengthened his hands in the Lord. He assured him you are the next king that he so man but God's hand is on you nothings going to happen to you and then watch this he said and I'm going to be second in command to you. The amazing thing about that statement is Jonathan with the king son.
So by all right. He could've said I'm going to be the one who ascends to the throne after my father, but he knew God's hand was on David not on him. They had the sense enough to say your goal be the king and I'm going be second to you strengthened was the last time you found somebody we can make sure they were strong before you left was the last time you found about down here and you said it did things that lifted some encouragement. We might be why my head is down, all I'm trying to help you know you want to be encourages church. We got to learn how to minister the people stop barking at full already came discouraged, possibly into a better state of mind Gottlieb into the presence of God speak a word of affirmation you let me know. Reasons why I can lift up mine and God will bless us to develop a lifestyle of faith with pastor Paul Sheppard wants to encourage you today.
Even the great heroes of the Christian faith. Made a few wrong turns.
If you've gotten off track in your walk of faith. If you made mistakes that you can't seem to forget it's time for you to embrace the grace matter what you've done you can never outrun the love, mercy and grace of God, you can still live a faith driven life that blesses the lives of everyone around you. Thanks so much for joining us for pastor Paul Sheppard's message developing a lifestyle of faith. Remember, you can hear this or in your recent message on demand.
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And here's something else. A booklet from Pastor Paul called lessons from the cocoon, you know butterflies don't start out as butterflies, their caterpillars grounded earthbound but later on I transformation takes place and they take flight your life in Christ works the same way in lessons from the cocoon pastor Paul remind you that God is at work in you even when you can't see it, and in his perfect timing.
You will like the butterfly take flight because you were born to fly.
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