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The Beauty of Brokenness

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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December 14, 2021 7:00 am

The Beauty of Brokenness

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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December 14, 2021 7:00 am

It’s a fact: a broken bone can heal even stronger than it was originally. And Dr. Tony Evans says that’s true for the human spirit as well. Join him as he talks about the up side to falling down in this special look at the beauty of brokenness.

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You know Dr. Tony Evans is brokenness is often the first and most important step in needling make for the very first celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative, restoring furniture involves stripping away any old paint or varnish to reveal all the scratches, gouges and imperfections in the piece and only when the original veneer has been removed to restore completely give new life to that old furniture today.

Dr. Evans explains why the same is true for the human spirit must join him as he explores the upside of falling down. Talk to you about this Jesus Christ reality preference is broken because that's not how we want to discover everyday work will if you really if you really want to be rated so that the light of Christ time again is where God strips you take at the flash that you know to pick yourself that you so that no visual resource the create shell around them block the light of Christ we are raised to be self-sufficient, but horrific before a holy God when I'm looking at his back. When you say that you're asking him to break the Bible is replete with this God strips us about self-sufficiency. First Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 23, but may the God of peace himself about you entirely and may your spirit soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I want you to be totally transformed up, but please know how we want you to be transform your body, soul and spirit want to be transforming your spirit soul and body of the waters. Everything the transformation you need to strip independence will not come back outward performance will come become so small, transform the body.

Many people want to get victory over think they're doing with me without there being a transformation in the you can get that drink what you're doing with your hands up unless you're getting three format inner part with you, and you can only get victory over the whole life went bad.

The freeing up the spirit life. So what happens is that the spirit transforms the song and the song transform the body's writing must occur in order to write you in order to break me in order to strip down God must your back like a bronc rider riding the back of a wild mustang is he doing the process that God uses to break us one way uses to break us. Is Satan. You may say the devil you may only be half right that maybe God using the devil another thing God uses us in now. God never endorses sin.nobody challenges sin and it is government. What you sow you reap. So it's a bad investment to sin, but he nevertheless would use it to accomplish his purpose God use the set of Moses when he learned of the Egyptian to strip some sufficiency that Israel from the bondage of major.

I am the man and he went out ahead of God in one God strip to do it again That is when I started body when he thought he was ready. One what he thought he wasn't ready once the different 40 year track people from some sufficiency insufficiency God could become a sufficiency. I will speak to John Mark John Martin minister Paul Paul's laptop out there That the Bible is John not take long walks away from John Locke one minute quit when the going gets top that man John Mark will hold the broken. At the bottom is downhole and works with the minister to them. Paul said John, I think I can use it. He's a sin to break you will get the regular one circumstances is another word for those trials listen to my folks listen carefully when you go through a trial that is a circumstance of life that burden you could be a marriage trial job trial of financial trial, you will circumstance you try help trial to be any sort of life that breaks you down, must the hand of man or the hand of God and explain to me God's intention that that person that that situation right now right you changing jobs, changing mates, changing startups that got no problem to break you down a job to break you down you get you and nowhere to run every one goes FAS trying to break the script do not laugh when you because God what you know that he will strip you of your self-sufficiency will remove the training with Mike Jacob caught up with one night's game against the law and was broken. People want to run on the banks when God has been made and be a bad person and the problem breaking to strip you of your self-sufficient you safe with them whenever you break these breaking you, but easily breaking use of the life of Christ will come when we were kids.

Middle-age member piggy bank that will hold the top. There was only one way to get that money out of the piggy bank.

Back then, when what's 15 to cannot handle P piggy bank and put the money in for months. All you know I had to flip it over I got shaken because there was not value on the inside that I needed to come out on the outside, but the way to get it from the great and on the inside It was like shaking a little power. Second Corinthians 12 when you are broke, you will see God like you've never seen before we send it again as scary as the prayer is more break me when you are broke and you will see God. Maybe for the very first time Paul says in verse seven. I have the surpassing greatness of Revelation. God show me things you'd never shown any man before because he is going to heaven and come back God wanted to keep your self-sufficiency low to keep me from exalting myself. Verse seven says it was giving me a phone in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, God had given me great ministry opportunity and God wanted to keep me from ever becoming proud what he did was give me a full one. You know what is the stick affording your box something that irritated me and was in the flesh and the core part of myself sufficiently and it Corrected me and it was's never says what is what God wanted to be applied in people anything this nagging you can get rid of any stick and you and is driving your stock raving mad and you say right about it.

Whatever Paul said verse eight is an upright concerning this entry the Lord three times and it might depart from me lots get this this person. God let Satan give a messenger so this is the devil be used by God to create a phone that was irritating but then I heard God speak I heard some my grace is sufficient for you. What this power.

Dr. Evans will come back in just a moment with some thoughts about what to do with the thorns in our own lives to God for some reason doesn't take away stay with us comprehensive and wonder if there is anything in the best attorney 2021. Dr. Evans offers messages of hope and certainty that it is time to time. Any messages to an MP3 download and listen to sermons from this hearing today to attorney Evan someone to request like you just heard. Would like to send you all 20 full-length messages from the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21, is her way of saying thanks for your contribution right now will also include a special year-end bonus it. Your choice of one of three popular resources you can get the details on those choices and make your selection@tonyevans.org while you're there, take a moment to check out some of our other books, Bible studies, children's books, CDs and DVDs.

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Again, as it Tony Evans.org or call 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by to help with your resource request. I repeat that information for you after part two of today's message is Dr. Evans, Paul Paolo is perfect in its power God's power is made most visible in week Paul is possible visible and strongest when you are weakest, Gideon had to fight last this on me. That was all. What the but God told string even though it lasted me you change the 201. There because when you wake with 300 you will be stronger than you've ever been before. The changing Psalm 119 that I was afflicted, broken right person will read the Bible, written the Bible when you are broke. You finally get finally get to see what God can do to get the sleep God is perfect for weakness that at least one final discussion. I'm week but I don't see this power nor am I experiencing this grace that was what you say, a preacher, God wants to strip me okay but why is it that I am not saying any of this power nor am I experiencing this grace because most people read the first half of verse nine moles gladly. Therefore, I would rather belch about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me, let me tell you how we quote that verse complain about my weaknesses that may not dwell in that God grace you need on why I wanted to experience the grace from way to play on because God if you got a 40 person you and you only pray that the more deliberate you from the person and he has not delivered you from the person maybe what he wants you to experience his grace, but you won't experience the grace until you move to the praise that he thought him with all that in the Scripture roof isoprene everything that we bring the sacrifice of praise that no missing to bring the sacrifice and die when somebody thought to bring the sacrifice you have to take that lamp for you to put that lab will be all the people for God's place when the praise went into the holy of holy God states that God your body And see God you want to see God himself when you're praying for the words leads the praise for the problem your weight upon God's grace.

No problem in your life, what is that problem in your life if you pray for which you should always start with Frank Dobbin wanted to but you got grace to give you if I don't you've got grace to give you but instead of complaining about the one I want to thank you for this person in my life could not understand you using that person to break me so that you can reveal yourself to me so that I will experience power. I've never had before. Paul did experience a fishing praise until he saw something of the gift because he says verse 10. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses and then it gives a similar slick insult focal insult distresses problems to just discourage me persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ. But when I am weak, then I am strong.

Lord, I want to thank you for this thing you have in my life right now because you going to use this to show me your grace and reveal your power like a you won't discover that Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have, you discover you can talk to you will discover that Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have is all you have to do is strip down the backbone you will discover what all you when they are refinishing antique furniture. It's an awesome process strong chemical strip away the old bondage eat away at it may have the sandpaper machines that slam down when they sanded down and exposes holdings Corp. said looks and crannies that need repair. The standing continues until they sanded down even level take varnish and varnish over it.

You see the new furniture bondage over it and they take steel wool and go over it again and again until the database will refinish until it gets back to glory of its originally intended book brothers and sisters. God will strip you down. God will strip me down.

People say and say in sand and there and saying, and I did not over here yet just naturally and saying and saying the same Lord Lord God prayers in the chop chop chop chop. My grave My job I like to chop chop. All of a sudden you say my changeable bird table showing up relaxed you been stripped in the life of Christ begins to shut your identity in Christ begins to reveal itself. You never had. Dr. 2011 talking about the process God uses to make a stronger now. Before you go today. Don't forget about that special offer. I mentioned earlier as a way of saying thanks for your contribution to help keep Tony's teaching on the station will send you all 20 lessons in a special year-end compilation the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21, along with the audio collection will also include your choice of one or more of these three additional resources the popular kingdom men rising devotional. Tony's children's book made by God or his latest release kingdom race theology. The choice is yours, but only if we hear from you before the special year-end offer runs out making arrangements today by calling our resource request line anytime of the day or night at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 or visit us online at 2011 start or have you ever sat down for your morning coffee, only to discover you've waited too long and that piping hot 1st cup is no lukewarm disappointment. The Bible says some Christians can be like that tomorrow.

Dr. Evans will tell us how we can turn up the heat on our face to make sure Christianity has meaning and impact. I hope you'll join the alternative with Dr. 5:20 celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you


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