UNITY AND THE POWER OF AGREEMENT

Scripture: Acts 4:32-37Therman E. Evans - Morning Star Sermon In Action
Supporting Scriptures: Numbers 14:11-23, Matthew 5:16, 1 Peter 2:12, Philippians 2:14-15, Galatians 5:17-21, Acts 1:8
Scriptural Focus: UNITY AND THE POWER OF AGREEMENT

Sermon Highlights:

  • Unity is NOT uniformity!
  • Unity is a spiritual thing achieved through the presence of the Holy Spirit
  • Church = 1 body, all possessions belong to all. This environment can exist at my church
  • We are a body! The church/God’s people is how God demonstrates & puts His power on display
  • Acting in unity = Acting in power. Spiritual unity = the best unity!
  • How to break up God’s program? There’s always one with contrary beliefs, opinions. One person who sows discord in a ministry can create a mess. Just because there’s always one doesn’t mean it has to be me!
  • I can’t grumble or mumble my way up to God’s promise
  • Judas always hangs himself!
  • God wants me to stand out! God wants me to stand up! God expects me to stand out! God expects me to stand up!
  • I’m God’s child! God wants me to display His power so God gets the glory
  • All of us have demons! God gave me his Holy Spirit to resist & fight my demons
  • Help someone with their demon!
  • Power is required to live a holy & righteous life. Through the power that flows from God’s Holy Spirit I can live a holy, righteous & faithful life
  • I’ve got the power! I can do it! I owe everything to God!
  • God 1st, everything else 2nd!
  • Be a tither! Tithing is important. It’s a spiritual concept. God is my source. Everything I have belongs to God
  • I am a tither because: I want to spread God’s word, I want God to be glorified, I am obedient to God, I help win souls for Christ, I bring help to the needy, I am connected to God, I am committed to God, I am willing to sacrifice, I am willing to serve, I am generous
  • I can be a tither! I can do it now!

Sermon In Action - Suggested Activities:

  • DAILY AFFIRMATIONS:Say at least 10x per day, throughout the day as passionately as possible and as early as possible in the day… (Add your favorites)
  • I AM GOD’S CHILD!
  • I’VE GOT THE POWER!
  • I CAN DO IT!
  • I AM A TITHER!
  • I CAN LIVE A HOLY, RIGHTEOUS AND FAITHFUL LIFE!
  • I OWE EVERYTHING TO GOD!
  • I AM A JOYFUL TITHER!

Write the affirmation(s) that resonate(s) the most ( or, print on computer – large font) and place it in several prominent places: your living space, your work space (if you are able), your car, bathroom mirror, near your bed… wherever it will be visible and can serve as a constant reminder of how you should be thinking, feeling, being and, of what you should be doing.

2)  Reflect on the spiritual act of tithing:

  1. A) If you are not a tither, write down the reasons why you do NOT tithe. Review your list in light of today’s sermon lesson.  Reflect on the changes you need to make
  2. B) If you are a tither, write down the reasons why you DO tithe. Review your list in light of today’s sermon lesson. Reflect on how you can be even more joyful about tithing
  3. C) Imagine yourself – whether you currently tithe or not –  as a joyous and consistent tither, reaping even more abundant blessings from God. Sit quietly with that vision daily.

3)  Reflect on your role, thoughts and actions as a member of your family, marriage and/or relationships, church family/ministry, work team and community member – are you a disruptor, working against God’s program or a facilitator of good for God? If the former, how can you and when will you  make the needed changes? If the latter, how can you go to an even higher level?

4)  This week, stand up and stand out for God! Make it clear and plain to at least five people how important God is to you, by inviting them to church.

May God bless you

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