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Stormproof Your Life, Part 3

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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April 9, 2021 8:00 am

Stormproof Your Life, Part 3

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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April 9, 2021 8:00 am

Understanding what Jesus taught about building our lives on a solid foundation; what it means to be a new creation in Christ.

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Making people when a guest you recognize your self you will recognize you values are different nor style different things are different are different. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Things are passed away behold all things are become new. Second Corinthians 517 and this is destined for victory hello and welcome to another great day of teaching with pastor Paul Sheppard who was senior pastor at destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, when God gets a hold of you is trying to make a new version of the old you instead creates a whole new person encouraged today. God wants to do a brand-new thing in a brand-new thing. Today's message is straight ahead so stay right here.

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Join Pastor Paul for today's destined for victory message*improve your life. Matthew chapter 7, beginning with verse 24. Jesus is speaking and he says this. Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock, but everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. Jesus is telling us in the conclusion of his sermon on the Mount how important it is for us to not just here.

What he teaches what to put it into practice. And he says those who hear these words of mine and put them in the practice like a person building a house on rock MB advantage. Of course, is that when the storms of life come and there are all sorts of storms their personal storms and there are family storms there storms related to career storms related to health challenges, financial storms and on and on. The storms of life come their way. He says a person whose life is built on practicing my word will be able to stand those warm buddy set for people who these words of mine, but really don't take it seriously and don't put it into practice. He says they are like a person who builds a house on sand.

The problem is that I have no strong foundation so when the storms come. He says that house is going to fall and it will fall with a great crash and I don't know if you paid attention, but people all around us are crashing every day lives are being destroyed for lack of obedience to God and to his word. People are breaking down. As a result of personal storms and family storms and financial storms and career storms and all society is in trouble. Not sure which way to go. And in many ways it is built on sinking satellite map called we've gotta take seriously how important it is to follow the words of the hymn writer who said on Christ the solid rock I stand all of the ground is sinking saying I don't know about you but I don't want a life built on sinking saying I can come apart at any moment the wrong things happen, but I want to be able by God's grace to build a life that is so solid that come what may. Windows on finishes raging. I'll still be standing. That's your desire. Jesus says we can have what we desire. But he says the way to get it is to make sure that your life is built on faith and obedience to my word, not just knowing that he says but putting it into practice. Now I want to build on this theme and help you understand that in order to live the life that God is designed for office. We are going to have to surrender to him to the level where we allow him to do something completely new in our lives.

In fact, to make us completely new people and one thing we must learn is that the Christian life is not designed to be a Christian version of the older you will walk you through that from the Scriptures that started Matthew chapter 9 the ninth chapter of Matthew and I want to especially focus on verses 16 and 17, but let's look at some verses that precede that in fact why don't we start all the way in verse nine and then we'll work our way down to 17 because I want to comment on these verses toward the end of the message.

Matthew chapter 9 beginning at verse nine as Jesus went on from there. Meeting Capernaum, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth, follow me.

He told him and Matthew got up and followed him while Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples when they see Saul this, they asked his disciples why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners on hearing this, Jesus said it is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick. But go and learn what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice.

Five. Come not to call the righteous, but sinners. Verse 14 then John's disciples came and asked him how is it that we and the Pharisees fast but your disciples do not fast.

Jesus answered, how can the guests of the bridegroom on while he is with them. The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, then they will fast. Now look at what he says in verses 16 and 17. No one's souls a patch of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment for the patch will pull away from the garment making the tear worse. Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do the scans will burst the wind will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.

No way for into new wineskins, and both are preserved.

I want you to understand that if we are going to build our lives on a foundation on a rock that allows us to stand every storm that may come our way. This means that God is going to be doing something very new, because when the will of God is introduced into our lives. It is designed to bring about rather cool change.

God does not have a plan for us to become new religious versions of the same old person. In fact, if you know what Jesus said in Matthew 916 and 17.

He says you wind up with something worse when you try to combine all the new you end up with a worse result if you would left the old alone. He said take a garment if you have some well worn garment and it develops a whole when you want patch up the hole when you go get some new completely different Armstrong patch and you put it on there.

He said the result is going to be because they are incompatible materials is going to create a terror that actually makes the garment workers then before you tried to minted the second example he gives is the wineskins now. Our culture were not very familiar with it because when we see beverages. Most often we see them in a bottle.

But in Bible days. Wind would be placed in a wineskin and Jesus said if you have a wineskin and you introduce brand-new fermented wine to the old wineskin that scanners to can handle it. He said the result is going to be the scan will burst the wind was all over the floor and you not only can enjoy the wine. Now you got a wineskin that is completely torn. Both are destroyed. Next the second half of today's message with pastor Paul Sheppard. We want to thank all of you whose prayers and financial support help pastor Paul share the gospel all over the world and right now as we begin to emerge from one of the most uncertain times in our generation. Your support is even more critical today somebody listening to her program had been left with questions and only God's word can help answer so as God leads. Would you prayerfully consider making a gift to Destin for victory today so that we can continue to share the hope that is only found in Genesis. Well, there's no doubt that God wants to do something brand-new in our lives, but he can only do it when we surrender to his will and his way is pastor Paul with rest of today's Destin for victory message storm proof your life. So he's making the point that God is up to something new in our lives and we got a surrender to him to the level where we say God I let you do whatever it is you plan to do and I want you to know that there cannot be the matching of the old and new illustrated this way. second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17 and you will see a statement. Many of us are familiar with, but I want you to understand in the light of what God is doing in our lives in terms of making us new second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17. Many are quite familiar with this verse but let's look at it again and says therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, but no has come done is a new that is different. In fact, the Greek, there are two words that are most commonly translated new in English Bible translation. Both words are used in your Bible and so you have to do a little more study to make sure you know which words are being spoken of, you know Greek is a much more exacting language than English and English will have a word that can mean any number of things depending on its context will Greek separates those out and has different word so when you see new in your New Testament. It could be one of two principal words one word translated new is the Greek word may may I ask that word means new in time new in time. A recent model of a recent version of recent production new in time limit illustrated this way you can have an old car and old who and sizable wagon beetle. You have a Volkswagen beetle and it's quiet in time in a year or production and you finally get your finances to replace what you say you know what I want to get myself a new car and you can finally have a new car you want to get out of. And you go down to a Volkswagen dealership and say I want to see your new Beatles and you see them and you try it in your old who and you say to me whatever you can give me for this and they look at it so I gave you $500 a and you know give you little trade-in value and then you go.

Choose a new beetle that's new. That's Laos new in time and still wagon beetle is just the latest model of that that is not the word new spoken of in second Corinthians 517. Here's why. Because God is not interested in introducing a new version of the same.

You to the world doesn't need an updated version of you when you get God is not trying to make you a Christian version of the old you when you buy the beetle you trade-in your beetle.

You buy a brand-new beetle but is still beetle Bentley right right and you like that little you like the gas mileage and you like the little round milk and all that. So you got your beetle, your new beetle but is still beetle does what it does, great car. If you Bentley, that's a different thing altogether. That is the Greek word cane mouse cane mouse. That doesn't mean you in time and means new and kind and means a different kind of thing and mean so that you are familiar with it, you have no frame of reference for it.

You've never experienced anything like it. That's cane mouse. The Bible says if anyone be in Christ he or she is not doing time God is making people when he gets through with us recognize yourself. The people you will recognize you. Your values are different. Your style is different. Things are different. You are different. God is changing and transforming your life so that you are familiar, and custom to what God is doing in your life. That's why we have the learn to walk by faith and not by sight. Because where God is taking as we've never been before. What he's making.

We have never been before God is not trying to make a Christian worldview. God is not making us on beetle. He is making us into something that we will not even recognize ourselves because of his great work within us, and so in order to do this. You've got to open yourself to God so completely that you allow him to move in your life in ways he has never moved before and accomplish his purpose.

That has never been accomplished in you before God will completely change the way we make our decision will completely change the way we set our priority.

He will completely change worldview perspective when we build our lives on his word are perspective becomes one that we are completely unfamiliar with. In our past life God is doing a really new thing in us now in order to do this, we gotta be open, so open to him to allow everything to become new cell that we experience what he is really doing in our lives. If you are Christian single window used to navigating in this world with your mindset.

God is now not trying to make you a slightly more Christian or religious version of the old you. God does not want you walking through this world looking for a new beetle see when you drop off your girlfriend, your boyfriend because they're not making you happy. If you're still the same essential person you were going to do is drop off this beetle and go get a new one. And a lot of us don't understand why we keep the same mountain can't figure out why. When I making progress because there is nothing new about you. You still think you got to have somebody in your life and you still think somebody is better than nobody so you keep on soon as this one leaves you see the mindset of the field. Now when you become the kind that God is making you realize that your life is full. When Jesus is when you follow him, he'll teach you that the person you gotta fall in love with me and teach you to follow love with him in the walk with him and let him be the lover of your soul and let him build your life from the inside out and help you understand that you don't need some rag of a person you bet he is the one who tells you who you are when I'm just looking for a new version of the same mistakes I made and so when I am trying something no Lord you made me new. I don't mean anybody that you have ordained in my life. So you going tease me to love you walk with you what you people enjoy my life love myself be defined by your word and go to have somebody come in your life to lighted up and define you bet upon you they own the dictionary like they own the lightbulb and as soon as you get on the ball. They will take that dictionary and they will walk and you are right and dark and lonely singing songs because you don't understand that that's not that you get the same mistakes you've always made bring in the wrong people into your life. But God is trying to make you such a new person when someone doesn't fit plan and purpose for you when they are not in your life that you become more like Christ when they are not an asset that is helping you do the will of God. When I keep trying to pull you away from your biblical values and pull you away like the biblical you can know this person isn't for me to play fast. Anything right now soon as you surrender letting God make you want to announce a new creation to see Beverly this person has no business in my life. I don't had to pray about anything. All I have to do is have the boldness to say to them in the words of the great theologian Paul Simon slipped out the back. Jack, Megan and Stan will get myself worrying on the job really make it myself all yes I will preach sometimes listen you got understand God is up to something new in your life you try to teach you the person in your life. Just the field time and void and purpose in order.

God is up to something in your life is making a masterpiece out of your life and you can't be going nowhere. Don't have their sights set on the Lord Jesus.

You just gotta make up in your mind. I'm going to go.

Would God let them do what he is doing in my life.

You believe God is up to something good in your life that is a purpose and a plan to do something brand-new. If you're struggling with that idea today. If you feel as though the mistakes of your past disqualify you from having a God ordained future. The destined for victory ministry team was to help you see the truth of God's promise and plan for your life were always here to pray for you. If you have a request please log on to Pastor click contact us and share what's on your heart and when you stop by for sure to ask for pastor Paul's monthly letter of encouragement has the destined for victory broadcast been a blessing to you. If so, Pastor Paul would like to invite you to send a special gift today to help them keep sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world destined for victory is a listener supported ministry, one that depends on your prayers and financial support to reach the world for Christ for your gift. This month we have a gift of her own to share with you it's pastor Paul's booklet built on a solid foundation.

Jesus never told us we could avoid life storms, only that with his help we could withstand the key is the foundation upon which your life is built teaching for Matthew chapter 7 Pastor Paul explains the importance of building your foundation on the word of God and he describes the blessings that come from bleeding that kind of life. It's built on a solid foundation. A booklet from Pastor Paul in our gift to you today by request for your generous gift to destined for victory. Just call us at 855-339-5500 to give your gift over the phone or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online or mail your gift to destined for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 1st Pl. to go to see Jesus in you before you charge before you see Jesus, and you have to be something attractive enough that makes him want to say let me go where you go. That's next time it pastor Paul Shepard's message storm proof your life. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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