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Built to Last, Part 4

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July 1, 2021 8:00 am

Built to Last, Part 4

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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July 1, 2021 8:00 am

The importance of cultivating the right relationships with the people God sends into our lives; seven building blocks for strong relationships.

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I wanted tell you that God is calling you to a place in your life where you are willing to sacrifice for the person that he brings into your life is no point in having a low that doesn't go out of its way. In a world champion self-improvement. God is called us to live a life of self-denial hello and welcome to the stars. The addition of Destin for victory with Pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California today.

Pastor Paul continues his in-depth look at the seven building blocks of healthy relationships to cover the first three in earlier messages.

You'll find them on demand. Pastor that's Pastor as we move ahead in our study becomes a building block number four sacrifice loving others the way God wants you to mean you'll sometimes have to go out of your comfort zone to meet someone else's knee we see a wonderful picture this kind of love in the relationship between Jonathan and David. Their story begins next. In today's Destin for victory message built to last. Pastor Paul now I can count on one another. Most of the time when we have a meeting of the mod is present when were growing in character growing in majority, we ought to be able to be temporally dependable. Make sure you understand that has an*can be dependable, to an extent, but by then, that we are all in the process of growing and maturing and becoming able to be all that God will be on a journey right now.

When men on my journey. I get so focused on something I'm dealing with until I can temporarily lose sight of you to back up soon be right to be human. People in your life right being human will help you is if you get in touch with your old humanity, because the reality is all of us are going to have those moments when not perfectly capable of meeting each other's needs. In general, relationships will be blessed of the Lord, if you will clarify expectations and desires with the people in your life. Now I want to move on and cover the last four building blocks and I'll let you go. Building block number four relationships that will help you accomplish God's will for your life is sacrifice.

Sacrifice December 18 verse four the Bible says Jonathan took off there will be was wearing, and gave it to David along with his tunic and even his sword. His bowl and his belt.

The picture here now.

Jonathan is the son of the king. Jonathan is a wealthy young man. Jonathan is a privileged young man. Jonathan is a man who was on the side of the tracks. Wealthy side of the tracks, the place where you and drive by Jonathan live in the palace.

Jonathan because Jonathan now has entered into relationship with David. What he did die privilege in order to best young man grew up on one of the subjects in the kingdom and investing in David years ago was just a lonely shepherd, and now is growing into a young man but he has no well he has no privilege. He has no social economic agree that is impressive to anybody just plain folks and is willing to sacrifice himself in order to be a blessing to David when I read that verse is women sense of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus came from privilege at the right hand of the father is all good only estate all that without him we would be only hang out here and enjoy him in my privilege when suffering the cabin wrapped himself in the matter came in. Janine Mary among us walk around going ahead.

Some righteous Christians in the habit only walk around going live among us and the Bible says he was in the publicans and sinners hang out with. While they were in their mess because he knew what he came to do became to show them what the problem looked like he came to show them that there was a way out what you are involved mentally show love by going to the cross and their sacrifice was sufficient for your salvation in mind and let me tell you something you are saying today.

Not because of things you done your save the day because Jesus died best privilege in your salvation. Read this I think of Jesus because that's exactly what he did. He was the son of God but the son of God became man so that the sons of men could become sons of God divested in order to invest in us brought so to the place where we could be sons and daughters of the living God. Now, what does it take whenever that kind of thing happens. It is the result of sacrifice sacrifice.

I wanted tell you that God is calling you to a place in your life where you are willing to sacrifice for the person that he brings into your life.

There is no point in having a love that must be convenient in order to help its object is no point in having a love that doesn't go out of its way to know most of the time it will be a blessing to people you will have to go out of your way just isn't that convenient to help people these days have to go on your way and guess what God will so that through sacrifice because without sacrifice, there is no if someone says they love you and are not willing to go out of their way for you that is not sure. Love getting in the natural get it in a romantic relationship. Love you and not willing to sacrifice for you.

You need to know right now before you get married you see in the best they singles right quick. While I'm making this general point somebody will pay special attention to your needs will go out of their way. Now you trust me is not going to get better witness is not going to get better. You see this specialize in the years that I did bring now have a minute understand that you are seeing how you see you later will be so now you want to get something about all you see what you need to see me in denial.

Call it what it is willing to sacrifice willing to be taxable. They are showing the ability to love you in a mature fashion that will be a blessing to you because love when it grows up understand that sacrifice is just an ordinary expression of love. When went down to his uncle Laban's house and found Rachel is my shepherd, I see what I want. Laban said, as was common in their culture. Laban on marrying his daughter. My daughter worked for me for seven years. What the Bible says that Jacob Sabin because he Rachel seem like just babies. So that's what I'm talking about when talking about seem like a what it was, try to get it down to cut me a break. Negotiate down you give me credit seven years. It is see my computer over Rachel's stay with us the second half of Pastor Paul Shepard's message is coming right up. We want to thank all of you who support destined for victory with your prayers and financial support, gifts that help Pastor Paul share the joy of the gospel message the growing audience. Hopefully you realize that destined for victory is supported entirely by friends like you in the summer when donations to the ministry often declined. Your support is very much needed. So please prayerfully consider making your best gift to destined for victory today.

Give online safely and securely from our website. Pastor or give us a call at 855-339-5500 numbers 855-339-5500. And now for more and what genuine godly love is supposed to look like let's rejoin Pastor Paul for the rest of today's destined for victory message built to last, you will see what you can count all he wanted to do whatever it takes in order to express love for its object the Bible says all he was wearing. David would never expect a lifetime, but he takes it off and says by doing that well my privilege resources since I am one with you now belong to you and this is in a platonic relationship godly relationship about Justin marriage relationships in the body of Christ at the level of sacrifice where we say you needed God. It will have to pray and fast don't help somebody if you let it needed some obvious ability to meet the need, and I always got to go in the prayer and fasting something wrong will in the body of Christ is habit and you need it you got it to differentiate the meeting from the greedy people who have a welfare mentality and they live their lives expecting somebody to take care of sometimes has to be tough enough to say it would not be a blessing to you. If I keep enabling wrong behavior and wrong attitude and are times when you have to mail people to the wall of responsibility that what you got some program there who are spiritual and shiftless church and say they love God but they hate work and Paul said I gave you when I was there in person if someone will not do not let them all was right in your Bible have opportunity and everything all things being equal, they can be productive. They can down a job and they just would rather the goodness of other people.

Paul said that laziness is called hunger, hungry and not work. Paul said, pushing sloppy copy sappy love can just take a badge of you and you smile no sometimes you have to call people responsibility but the side of the coin is willing my position can be a blessing to the people God is brought into my life. I am willing to sacrifice so that your life is better. That's the way love what is the price we have to pay to demonstrate my love and it pays the price pays the price. Jacobson seven years no problem.

You know what happened in the story game get Rachel and then the wedding night game and apparently in that custom was introduced into the wedding chamber in darkness that had to be the case because he slept with a woman all night. The morning sunlight and is not right so it was a process. Jacob went to Sabin and labor so custom you can have a younger daughter to the oldest ones married. You said you now in order to get Rachel some of the same year and the Bible says, although he didn't like it off another 70 but here's my point. Love will make the sacrifice. It needs to make the question then done for others lately that you say you love how much of your time, sweat, money ability, have you spent on them without expecting or needing a direct benefit back to you see some people only sacrifice for you investment that they get a return on governmental from the position of what's in it for me. Do this for you. What do I have coming back when you understand that love doesn't require your return has all enjoy just being a blessing is what Jesus meant when he said it is more blessed to give than to receive. You know that there's some beaucoup think Jesus lied my life have felt better giving than receiving love. Having grown up grows up, you can blast people and it is more exciting to see somebody blessed you all that's was only 17 people said amen.

17 amen and the rest of us have to learn it to a place where you live and see somebody else is its own reward in your life about helping them off the top where you don't miss it is not sacrifice. That's why typing is such a wonderful principle because it is equal giving even though not equal amount is everyone saying as the starting point for my giving honor God with the first 10% blessed me with whether wealthy amounts no matter, it is the fact that I have the same starting point and God is honored because I am simply saying by this. I'm expressing that I want to begin the process of being generous but here is what you got understand the wonderful starting point, but guess what, the 10% of the belong to God. The 90% so sometimes God will test you pass your time and push it past the time to push past the time like with the 90% below the hymn and God will tell you to give up something that you feel good to find a place where tithing is an felt where it's a good starting point. When you get to the place where you don't feel the loss of the time to push because your love for God has got express itself. Sacrifice so you will need in the body of Christ ministry me and you can that's the question we should all be asking ourselves.

How far are we willing to go to be a blessing service to God and to others comes with a price, but the rewards are always worth the sacrifice you need prayer today. Visit Pastor and use the contact us feature the top of the homepage to share your request with us.

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Well is the start of a brand-new month here in Destin for victory and that means we have a new special offer to share with you introducing Pastor Paul Shepard's booklet finding strength in tough times.

Based on Pastor Paul's upcoming messages when destiny seems delayed and finding strength. This great resource will help you learn to deal with the time period between God's promise and its fulfillment as you follow along, you'll discover three lessons from David years as a fugitive that will help you handle your season of waiting in a way that prepares you for the promise God has ready for you that's finding strength in tough times. Our thank you gift to you by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory today. Call 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 again that addresses Destin for victory 1767, Fremont, California 9458 blood maybe thicker than water. But some things are thicker still, here's Pastor Paul. God brings people into your life. Even the natural family bond Bible here said that John looks out for the best interest of David to the point where he checks him from me with Jonathan's own father and who is the king that's tomorrow in Pastor Paul Shepard's message built to last 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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