You Are Here
You Are Here (You Are Here- Week 1)
You are here.
I don’t want this life.
This isn’t the life I thought I would
Today is the sum total of your life to date.
Romans 3:23 (NIV84) 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
John 16:33 (NIV84) 33 . . . In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Psalm 40:17 (NIV84) 17Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
As Jesus delivered his transformational message and the people had the “You are Here” moment, the people had two reactions, similar to ours this morning.
- My life is what I deserve. God hates me. He doesn’t love me anymore.
- Resignation. This is my life and will always be my life.
Matthew 4:17 (ESV) 17 . . . the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 19:26 (NIV84) 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man (left to you, on your own) this is impossible, but with God all things are possible (no limitations).”
Reality Check—You are here. This is your life.
Faith in something more—Faith is having the confidence that God is who he says he is and is going to do everything he says he is going to do.
Rethink about how we think about everything. When I shared a verse with you a few minutes I left off a word.
Matthew 4:17 (NIV84) 17 . . . “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Hebrews 12:1–2 (NIV84) Therefore, (first 11 chapters about God’s promises so if we really believe that God’s promises are true) since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Revelation 4:9–11 (NIV84) 9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever.
They lay their crowns before the throne and say: 11“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”