Go With The Flow Series: RefuelHydrating the soul

Posted on October 26, 2010
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We welcome everyone to our zionsville church
3 annual pilgrimage feasts for the Jews…
• Feast of Passover – celebrated inside the spring to recognize the starting of the grain harvest
• Feast of Pentecost – occurred seven weeks later, celebrating the finish of the grain harvest
• Feast of Tabernacles – week-long autumn harvest festival
John 7:37-38
37 Around the final and best working day of the Feast, Jesus stood and explained within a loud voice, “If anybody is
thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, since the Scripture has explained, streams of dwelling h2o will movement from within just
him.”
Jesus’ creed of the current – stay in line with the current and you’ll be good.
Psalm 92:12
The righteous will prosper like a palm tree, they will develop like a cedar of Lebanon;
Proverbs 14:eleven
The house of the wicked will likely be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will prosper.
John ten:ten
The thief arrives only to steal and kill and destroy; I’ve come that they might have lifestyle, and also have it towards the
complete.
A flourishing lifestyle = it arrives from outdoors on your own,
provides renewal inside on your own,
for the sake of producing blessing beyond on your own.
I. It arrives from outdoors yourself…
A foundational fact in lifestyle is the fact that there is often a god and its not you.
“There is often a God. It’s not you. This may be the starting of wisdom. At first, it seems like poor news because I
would wish to run the globe. I would wish to gratify my desires. I would wish to have my very own way. But as soon as
we think about it, this thought turns out to be very great news. It implies that somebody considerably wiser and additional
competent is running the display. It’s his work to be God; it really is my work to understand to let him be who he is. The
Bible claims, ‘The fool has explained in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ I suppose the even larger fool, searching in
the mirror, has explained, ‘There is often a god!’ for the oldest temptation is the fact that we ‘will be like God.’ Actual lifestyle,
however, commences when I die towards the false god that’s me.” – John Ortberg
II. provides renewal inside yourself…
— the current of Jesus’ dwelling h2o often flows inside the direction of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5)
— when somebody bumps into me, what spills out of me reveals what’s inside of me.
III. producing blessing beyond yourself…
— the current of Jesus’ dwelling h2o flows outward, in loving acts of service to others
— Augustine described sin like a lifestyle turned in on itself. Jesus explained we’ll find lifestyle when we give ours away.
Concerns for this Lenten journey…
? Am I flourishing these days…is there lifestyle flowing from the belly of my soul?
? Am I clear on my role?
? Is the lifestyle I’m currently dwelling the lifestyle God known as and produced me to reside?
? Would the individuals around me say that I’m additional loving nowadays than a year back?
? Would the individuals who know me properly say I reside with an others-oriented-posture?
? Am I heading using the movement.!!!.or fighting the movement?
40/30 Problem = thirty minutes of centered time with God a day for forty consecutive days

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