The Essentials

Harvest Baptist Church
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24 February, 2013

Message Five

Holy Bible: Wrestling for a Blessing
Genesis 32:9-12, 24-26
Matt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you

1. Sometimes the things we need are positive, so we go to the Bible to receive a ________________ 2. Other times the things we have are negative, so we go to the Bible to get ________ from our past 3. At all times you have to take the scriptures and use them to resist __________ steadfastly
GENESIS Chapter 28 Jake’s Flight Fault Separation Schemes Angels Dreamed 1760 BC Chapter 32 Jake’s Fight Faith Submission Supplications Encounter Defeated 1739 BC

Three Ways to Approach God
A. Recount the ________________ of God, 10 B. Rely on the __________ of God, 11 C. ______________ God wants to bless you, 12 Point 1. Anything God ever lets happen to you can always be made good ______ you, Rom 8:28. Point 2. The boundary between the possible and the impossible is a __________ boundary. Point 3. Despite what they call you, if doesn’t matter what people say, it only matters who you ____________ to. Point 4. Our prayers should __________ with our personal relationship with God and his word. Point 5. The prerequisite to understanding revelation is your orientation: you have to __________ on God.

1. ________ God’s promises back to him, 9 2. ____________ the Bible for yourself, 11-12 3. Put Christ in the ____________ so he can handle your circumference, 22-23 4. _____________ until the breakthrough comes, 27-28

1 Pet 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith,

.:. Theophany means the ______________ manifestation of divinity; the presence of God in the Old Testament by actual appearance


Discipleship: The Essentials for Life

Deut 7:22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: Job 14:14 …all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Hab 3:17-18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the

flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Point 6. Jacob got ______________ because he would not surrender. Point 7. The battle is always a ________ of the blessing. Point 8. Your will needs to be God’s will so there is only ______ will.

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MARCH 15-16 Blueprint Women’s mentoring ministry kickoff! • Friday night PJ party, 7-11P.M. • Saturday morning workshop 9A.M.-12:30 MARCH 24 9:00 & 10:45A.M. • Palm Sunday Lord’s Supper: I Got In When He Got Up, 1 Cor 15 MARCH 31 9:00 & 10:45A.M. • Easter Sunday Special Program FIRST EVER! HBC FAMILY CAMP! • Elementary - Jr/Hi School - Parents & Adults • Save these dates: July 31-August 3, 2013 • Windermere Baptist Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks • Rooms 4 Days/3Nights for about $200 per family and only $55 per person for meals!

Discipleship! We can't make cookie cutter Jesus copies. If we could, Christianity would be counterfeited by the Devil. Instead, Christianity has to come passed-down through human DNA in a one-on-one process called Discipleship. Come learn how to pass-on life with Christ to someone else, Tonight at 5:00PM!

Sun Mar 3 Sun Mar 10 Sun Mar 17 Sun Mar 24 Sun Mar 31 #6 Prayer: Our Communication Circuit, John 14:12-14 #7 God’s Will: How We Live Faithfully, John 15:1-5 #8 Church: The Off-the-Chain Gang, Matt 16:16-20 Palm Sunday & Lord’s Supper— I Got In When He Got Up, 1 Cor 15 HBC Easter Program

Next Up! Prayer: Our Communication Circuit, John 14 Rev. W. Alan Shelby @HBCBlueSprings

I. INTERCESSION: GOD’S WORDS AND OUR PRAYER STRUGGLE, 9-12 A. God’s Scripture, 9-10 1. God Said Truth, 9 2. God Showed Truth, 10 B. Our Struggle, 11-12 1. Grace Solicited, 11 2. Guarantee Cited, 12

II. CONFRONTATION: GOD’S WORD AND OUR POWER STRUGGLE, 24-26 A. Person Contending: Alone in the Word, 24 B. Purpose in Crippling: Alive in the Word, 25 C. Product of Clinging: Altered by the Word, 26 2]

Holy Bible
Genesis 32