Here are the notes from the message from Sunday morning, April 28, 2013 at New Life Community Church. Fourth message in the series ON THE MOUNTAIN. Title: "Moving". If you would like to listen to this message, you may do so by going to our website at www.newlifesite.com. God bless!
On the Mountain, Part 4Sunday, April 28, 2013
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”Genesis 22:14 (NIV)
1.Winning – Moses on the mountain; Joshua in the valley
2.Hearing – Mount Sinai – how to hear from God
3.Knowing – different levels of prayer
4.Moving – taking action
By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.Daniel 11:32 (NASB)
22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.Matthew 14:22-24 (NKJV)
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”Matthew 14:25-27 (NKJV)
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.Matthew 14:28-31 (NKJV)
What Happens When Jesus Prays for Us?
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.I John 2:1 (NIV)
1.He helps our WEAKNESSES.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.Romans 8:26 (ESV)
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:14-16 (NKJV)
2.He overcomes CONDEMNATION
who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.Romans 8:34 (NASB)
9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.Revelation 12:9-11 (NKJV)
3.He GUARANTEES our VICTORY
31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”Luke 22:31-32 (NKJV)
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.Hebrews 7:25 (NIV)