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What is also important that even if you want him to people problems with some of your partners, you still need to let God help you raise up some hello and welcome to this Thursday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont California. Glad to have you with us.
If you walk with God long enough, you have a few people problems you could be right in the center of God's will. Your partners in ministry can be right through the center of God's will.
And yet, sometimes you will still have conflict today. You'll see how one of the greatest leaders in church history handled important situation with one of his) and partners's decision may surprise you.
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Let's join pastor Paul Nelson shares today's destiny for victory message finding the right nurse acts chapter 18, beginning with verse one after this Paul left Athens and went to Karen.
There he met a Jew named Tukwila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them in because he was a tent maker as they were. He stayed and worked with them every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. Now in the opening message in this series I established from the Scriptures. The fact that all about us who are called by the Lord Jesus saved by his grace.
All of us have certain works, certain good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do. We sold that clearly taught in the pages of Scripture. In other words, if you are a follower of Christ, you are not to just sit on your blessed assurance and wait for Jesus to come get you.
You are to do some good works before you leave this earth. Every one of us is called to do some things in that matter in heaven.
So a good question. The constantly ask yourself is what on earth are you doing for heaven's sake, what on earth are you doing that matters in heaven as you are to do some good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do and so we must be about our father's business life and labor to help you understand the operative question must be what's in your heart to do that. A statement of Jesus where he said the good man out of the good treasure in his heart brings forth good things. So the question is, since God is saved you and made you that good man, woman, what's in your heart that I want to get out of your heart and become a reality.
What is the vision you see whether you see it when you sleep as a dream or whether you see it with your eyes wide open as a vision. What is the vision that is the sum total of the things that God has put in your heart to do what is it that makes you think and daydream about where your life could be and how much more fruitful.
You could before God and how many lives would be taxed because of what you are called to do. That's what I want you to be grappling with as we continue this whole theme of making your vision a reality now also in the last message gave you the first key to making your vision a reality and were using this experience of Paul going to Karen as sort of a case study and the first thing that comes out of this case study for me is if you're going to make your vision a reality.
You must have partners partners. You must have partners because as we said you can do the will of God absolutely can do the will of God. You can die one day and open your eyes in the presence of God in paradise and one day you will stand before the King of Kings and you will hear him say well done good and faithful servant that is completely possible. I hasten to say while you can do the will of God. You cannot do it alone cannot do it alone. God doesn't great Lone Ranger's God doesn't endorse Lone Ranger's even the Lone Ranger wasn't alone. I have never figured out why they call him the Lone Ranger. He was not alone. Y'all know y'all grew up watching it just like I did you overflow beautiful don't know who you but you older folks know who it is 15 Sally at time so when him so you are not going to be some spiritual Lone Ranger who gets the will of God, powerfully done and you do it all by your self and we notice that Paul establish partnerships first with the equivalent Priscilla and later on as Timothy and Silas came and joined him and Karen. They freed him up from tent making so that while they earned the bread that they needed to eat. He was able to go out and continue ministering and sharing with people who Jesus was. You two need partners now. I was hoping to be done with partnership in that first message and I wanted to jump onto the second key in this message.
But the more I labored over the series. The more I realize there's more I need to tell you about partnership and so I can't make it nice and neat and put all the partners stuff in part one. I gotta be more interested in you getting the right information then having my my series as timely as I wanted to be so pardon me, that I got more to tell you about partnership, but I'm a prophetic preacher high priest to meet the needs of people. I preach until the Holy Spirit has finished telling me what else to say.
So do some more stuff I gotta lay on you about partnership you independent people aren't happy about this. Not good.
The legal notice you know you probably the one need to hear about this. So here you go some more things I need to say here is the first of them. Partners are so important that even if you run into people problems with some of your partners, you still need to let God help you raise up some more. In other words, some people not to.
If it's not you would somebody on your world.
Some people have had people problems you had trouble dealing with people you had conflict dealing with people you had dealing with people. People have danced on jewelry is nerve that you got your normal set of nerves. I mean you got your reserve set of nerves and some people who have long since worn out regular nerves now down on jewelry nerves and they tap dancing on no you listening to this message have had so much people trouble that you have silently said well past the concept and all, but you don't know the folk have had to deal with and you don't know what they put me through it if you would just sit down and let me be enjoyed here for a couple hours. I can tell you why no longer fool people with WR know it because I got it in my study chambers I picked you up in the spirit just like that you are sick and you want to believe you are the exception to this rule. And God maybe bring the whole mess is just for you will be on the my second P in in the making vision a reality.
I'm using P and you got me stuck on the first cause you're trying to excuse yourself from dealing with people because people have gotten on your nerves breath of all let me affirm.
Yes, I'm sure this happened yes people there are people who have a gift of getting on our nerves. Yes, you are not telling me anything.
I have an experience over and over again. Yes I know there are some folk just when they get what you the only thing you can say is, Lord Jesus, please, please, come in a hurry. You know, somebody happens personal conflict didn't start with you.
Personal conflict started back in Genesis and then happening ever since the first family wanted the bowl conflict part of life on this planet that make offer that the Lord accepted the same opportunity please God gave an offering up involvement of the Lord rejected the Lord told him if you know how to accept, but instead I get upset with himself and repenting before God humbling himself and wrists and say Lord give me another chance to please instead of yes-man at the gate off in the Lord accepted, since does that make you got it right.
Got it wrong to kill you make but how many people who don't have themselves. The question does this make sense. The only question they ask if it is what I feel like doing so we will build with interpersonal conflicts. All 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 the gospel message with the growing audience destined for victory is supported entirely by friends like you.
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Once again, here's Pastor Paul. I believe some folk come in your life for the express purpose of making sure you have a prayer life. I can't just there are people all only reason is the make sure you because you have been praying quite enough through survey summary also to graduate at the middle school. Would you be more on the main and I can tell you just go some partners that got no mirrors, you can abandon the principle of partnership see what happened in the life of Paul. This case study.
When looking at and Karen heat to partner trouble. If you go back if you go to ask a team where I text is left and go back 33 chapters you will find that after the first missionary trip has been completed and that going back home for a while. Toward the end of acts 15 Paul Sams to his former companion on the first trip, Barnabas you know it's time for us to go back and do some more work. We can check on the on the people we've already ministered to and we can hit some new places we got more preaching to do.
So let's get ready go back on Barnabas.
All right. Good idea. Let me go get John Mark and I meet you back here so we can go also stop the presses.
He said John Mark is not going with us this time and Barnabas a no no. We gotta take him along because were teaching him how to be a man, a guy with teaching him how to be faithful in all that Paul said don't you remember that joke I left us high and dry as soon as persecution came during the first trip. That boy went running back home to anything. John Mark was used to the slaves around him, praying you know some of those major premises in the early church. They were held at John Mark's mother's house. For instance, in acts 12 when they were praying that Peter would be delivered from jail and they were in the house remembering God delivered him from jail and he knocked on the door that was that John Mark's mother's house so he is nice low comfortable Christian boy saints around him, praying, and eaten all the time, I noted with because we don't just bring all know how we roll in the Christian church. We pray and then we and a lot at fellowship and in prayer and he had that night.
Cozy up and when it got going at first missionary journey they sent him back. John Mark said I'm going home and went back to his mom's house a some chicken that gospel bird.
Paul said don't you remember that one. Yes, I remember that unless we give them another chance see Barnabas is the son of encouragement, Paul is. I did put it that way. Paul is on the who can cut the mustard on the full gold cut and run every time some trouble pops up and I only normal I'm not trying to train this is no cookie and Kool-Aid. This is a blood and guts spiritual me some mamas by and the Bible says read when you get a chance. Acts 15. The Bible says the contention between Paul and Barnabas? I told you not first one had people from sharp. You know what shocked me they were saying. Now brother pole. I need to consider something else know if sound to me sound to me like they were about all the blows that when you think of apostles you want to think of men which is always stalwart and always Fullilove was about two seconds off a part of this, you'll have to if you want to my slope a rose colored glasses the rental. I think they will fit in the Gideon but what we don't know is that the contention was so sharp and Barnabas that God Barnabas stood his ground sees a set of encouragement.
He knows his job is to find weak people and help them get strong job is a fast-growing folk to get the work done and so they just had two different folks is that my mom was right and what was wrong is just the way they do business and so they had to separate and they both went on the second missionary journey, but they did two different versions of Paul, new partner Silas and he went in one direction. Barnabas got John Mark see Ray try this again okay I let's go in.
They went another direction, you know I told you that story some of you all have had sharp disagreement with people in your conclusion is sounding about and the Bible is showing you yes you do.
And if you can't make it with them, get you another one.
But to not live your life without account and partnership and somebody to walk with you and somebody behind us with you and somebody to help you and somebody to encourage you and somebody to sharpen you need some body. Jesus is not enough said it that way on purpose to shock your sensibility will Darcy, Paul speak heresy. He sent Jesus a message on Jesus was enough where silos come from Paul that when you Jesus was Silas fine.
Maybe we going second missionary journey. Jesus commanded it because we are baptized by one Spirit into the body of Christ, and that means we are couldn't and we need each other. The body of Christ was affirmed going to happen around myself credible if we see a film moving by itself: if we see that we all clear without anybody go stay around and investigate down like the people in old movies when some go wrong. Believe it is where some go where you walk in and you receive some friend made up off the rose.
What happened, don't you know when you are moving your job is not the and tried to ascertain what are movie goes when I you can do for you. I'm so sorry you meet somebody in the somebody besides Jesus knew somebody besides Jesus you need partners and they got two new partners to finish the missionary journey.
Some of you need to be healed. Ask God to heal you from the hurts people have caused asked for healing, deliverance from people asked for healing and the other thing is learn from that experience. When people have to disappoint you and betray you and all that stuff it's real matters. It makes a difference. Let God work with you and say Lord, what can I learn I'm a different pastor the day and I was 10 years ago because of things I've learned about people I learn enough about people to write up the book.
All contractors special people Christian to Christian special people, special Christians, line Christians to face Christians :-) always wanting to place Christian know my book, but we have not permitted to be through with people.
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