Monday, May 19, 2014

REBOOT: "Refresh"

Here are the notes from yesterday's message at New Life Community Church.  Third in the series REBOOT, entitled "Refresh."  If you desire to listen to this message you may do so by going to our website at  God bless!

Reboot, Part 3                                                                                    Sunday, May 11, 2014

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  Romans 6:4 (NKJV)

“Refresh” means to update the same page – make the old new.
Following scores or reading emails or checking Facebook or twitter.  You click on that little circle that ends in a arrow and presto –everything updates.  Same page but everything is new and fresh… up to date.

Don’t you wish you could do that with your life? Not ditch your life or your relationships or your setting. But just refresh everything.  Same page in life but fresh everything.

When things become stale and worn out, you can REFRESH.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  II Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, Acts 3:19 (NKJV)

I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of the Lord’s wrath.  He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long.  Lamentations 3:1-3 (NIV)

19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.  20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.  21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:  22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.  Lamentations 3:19-26 (NIV)

How to Keep a Fresh Faith

1.     FORGIVE

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, Acts 3:19 (NKJV)

DECIDE to forgive
DEAL with your emotions


The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.  The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  Psalm 19:7 (NIV)

Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.  Jeremiah 15:16 (NKJV)

3.     WORSHIP

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7 (NKJV)

Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.  Psalm 22:3 (NASB)

"Gypsy, I heard you preach . . . over fifty years ago--my how you blessed my heart then. I have never forgotten it--but again tonight, how my heart was warmed and thrilled! Gypsy, tell me--what's the secret?" Gypsy answered, "Sir, I have never lost the wonder of it all."

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