Faith like a mustard seed

Visalia First
June 30, 2018
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07/01/2018 Visalia First: Homeless Faith
By: Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson
http://bible.com/events/437520
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Faith Centered In Christ

1. People who LEAD well, do well.

Faith Centered In Christ

2. God will allow a problem to persist to DEVELOP our faith.
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Bible is not equal opportunity
jesus called up 3. The others had to wait at the bottom
Both teams had issues

you can not be a leader without running into devils

The first one there stands a better chance.

quit blaming everyone else.

causes doubt.

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Faith Centered In Culture

1. You live in a UNBELIEVING generation.
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we live in culturally centered faith. Ourgeneration doesn’t believe or take God seriously enough.

live to the audiance of l- Jesus

Get back in the word
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Matthew 17:20 MSG
20 “Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.”
https://bible.com/bible/97/mat.17.20.msg

Faith Centered In Culture

2. You are not WORKING your faith; it’s homeless.
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faith like a mustard seed.
can’t vacuum all of the seeds offaith
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Communicating Faith

1. Faith without WORD is dead.
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you need to know the word.
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Romans 10:9

“We confess with our mouths what we believe in our hearts.”

Communicating Faith

2. We have a SEED on our side.
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youdon’t need a bunch of seed
you need one seed

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Matthew 17:1-9 NASB
1 Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. 7 And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.” 8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone. 9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”
https://bible.com/bible/100/mat.17.1-9.nasb

Matthew 17:14-20 NASB
14 When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” 17 And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” 20 And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
https://bible.com/bible/100/mat.17.14-20.nasb

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Cray cray

Visalia First
June 9, 2018
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06/10/2018 Visalia First: Cray Cray
By: Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson
http://bible.com/events/426442
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Our Cray Cray

1. A prayer worth praying: “God, deliver me from BAD CHOICES.”
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voting
we have an innate ability to make decisions. Ability comes from God.
where we are today
is A result of the choices we make today.

3.Big choices –
1. following Jesus
2. your Career choice
3. who you marry?

other important decisions:
what church you attend.
ACTS 1:15-26. judas was one of us
There was other people With the disciples. cast lots

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Our Cray Cray

2. It’s the VOIDS in life that we must learn to get comfortable with.
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all 120people were full of the holy spirit.
Judas chose profit over purpose

Jesus knew who would betray him.
you serve the devil so long, you can’t repent.
Lord, amI letting the devil in? am I giving him a foothold in my life.

Be careful who you bring into your team.

an empty chair is better than the wrong person.

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

when we want something we tend to manipulate.

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Our Cray Cray

3. When we want our way, we can MANIPULATE anything into being the will of God.

God’s Cray Cray

1. God’s choices come with WARNING labels.
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God chose me for vLCS
God.chose craig forme.
God chose me for Craig.

We may not always like Gods choices. God chose saul~ Paul.

Gods ways are not our ways.
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God’s Cray Cray

2. One indicator of God making a MOVE; it will be crazier than you ever imagined.
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often our time says don’t make sense.

God will always stretch you. what ever you are thinking it is too small.

Too many people choose places over purpose

unexpected blessing. come from unexpected places.
I didn’t want to live in Visalia
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God’s Cray Cray

3. Unexpected BLESSINGS come from unexpected places.
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1. Live in humility
2. find an older believer for Godly counsel
3. inspiration) experience. knowledge puffs you up. God gives inspiration. Thank you Jesus for the inspiration you have given, so freely.

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Acts 1:15 MSG
15‭-‬17 During this time, Peter stood up in the company—there were about 120 of them in the room at the time—and said, “Friends, long ago the Holy Spirit spoke through David regarding Judas, who became the guide to those who arrested Jesus. That Scripture had to be fulfilled, and now has been. Judas was one of us and had his assigned place in this ministry.
https://bible.com/bible/97/act.1.15.msg

Acts 1:18 MSG
18‭-‬20 “As you know, he took the evil bribe money and bought a small farm. There he came to a bad end, rupturing his belly and spilling his guts. Everybody in Jerusalem knows this by now; they call the place Murder Meadow. It’s exactly what we find written in the Psalms: Let his farm become haunted So no one can ever live there. “And also what was written later: Let someone else take over his post.
https://bible.com/bible/97/act.1.18.msg

Acts 1:21 MSG
21‭-‬22 “Judas must now be replaced. The replacement must come from the company of men who stayed together with us from the time Jesus was baptized by John up to the day of his ascension, designated along with us as a witness to his resurrection.”
https://bible.com/bible/97/act.1.21.msg

Acts 1:23 MSG
23‭-‬26 They nominated two: Joseph Barsabbas, nicknamed Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed, “You, O God, know every one of us inside and out. Make plain which of these two men you choose to take the place in this ministry and leadership that Judas threw away in order to go his own way.” They then drew straws. Matthias won and was counted in with the eleven apostles.
https://bible.com/bible/97/act.1.23.msg

Vfa grow and know God

Visalia First
January 6, 2018
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01/07/2018 Visalia First: Grow: Know God
By: Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson
http://bible.com/events/337868
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2 Kings 6:13-23 NIV
13 “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city. 15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my Lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord , so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord , “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. 19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria. 20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “ Lord , open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria. 21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?” 22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.” 23 So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory.
https://bible.com/bible/111/2ki.6.13-23.NIV
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your trouble is your training
Don’t be afraid

sometimes When you follow Jesus and end up on a hitlist.

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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

1. An UNDERDEVELOPED spiritual eye.
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Don’t just serve, without hearing the voice of God.
Don’t Be afraid. it is the Evil out there that causes us to fear.
Open our eyes lord, to see what you are doing.
your trouble is your training Don’t be afraid.
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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

2. An OVER DEPENDENCE on the five senses.
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5 Senses connect us to the natural world.
Need to tap into the spiritual world. Faith in Jesus.
Walk in the spirit

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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

3. An INEXPERIENCED spiritual ear.

Revelation 2:29 NIV
29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
https://bible.com/bible/111/rev.2.29.NIV
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spiritual ear. Is there something I needto hear?
He moved the mountains, I know He’ll do it again
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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

4. Being UNTAUGHT in the Word of God.
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Power of discernment trained by practice

Trained themselves to discern God’s word.

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Hebrews 5:11-14 ESV
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
https://bible.com/bible/59/heb.5.11-14.ESV

Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

5. An UNPROGRESSIVE prayer life.
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See Elijah Prayer. Open their eyes. close their eyes.
open the eyes of our hearts.

miranda. Deven, joel Sarah Alex alan staci Melissa Barbara Brandi David

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1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
8 “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
https://bible.com/bible/116/1ti.4.8.nlt

Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

6. A pre-occupation with REVENGE.
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Why would you Kill what you have already conquered.
Don’t let people get into your Spirit
Don’t kill them, Feed them
Syria never came back to fight them.
God loves peoplesnshould we

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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

7. An UNEXERCISED spiritual gift.
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lord, what is our gift?
Throw your gift at your need.
if you need faith – throw yourself into faith.

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