Ps Clinton Phillips 2nd December 2012 (Jeremiah 10:1-10, Isaiah 44:14-19, John 8:31-32, Matthew 6:5-8, Exodus 17:14-16, Jeremiah 20:5, Psalm 83:4)

Clinton Phillips, December 2, 2012
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Exploding the myths of Christmas - Christmas tree
Make sure that you get your theology from the word of god.
The christmas tree is just a way to demonstrate gods love to the community.

Living in the word of god
It's gods word that transforms. Must live in the word of god.
When you live there, whatever you face, god will have a word to you.
The truth about the word of god will bring freedom to you.
Let the word of god become bread, food and life. So how we respond will change.
This church is to bring freedom and deliverance. We're taking ground! FLAHG and PBI status.
God builds capacity in us, so we get the opportunity to grow into the roles that god has called us to.
The model for prayer. Go to your secret place. Take time to meet with god in that secret place.
In that place, talk to your father. Just come and be in s presence.
The father who sees in secret will reward openly. What you pray in secret, god will do in public.
Jehovah Nissi, god our banner.
When we hallow the name of god, this is a sign over our lives against every opposition that god has established what he has placed over out lives.
The name of god is significant in our lives, that if we hallow his name, his authority is established in our lives.
There is truth that god is revealing to us. Taking the mute off. Hard to worship god when we are discouraged. Got to do it though.
Write it down, this is important.
God is saying to us today: those who oppose you, when they take you on, they take on god. God is going to fight such a fight which will bring you victory, and the enemy will be utterly destroyed.
God is saying: worship me!

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Jeremiah 10:1-10

10:1 Hear the word that the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord:

“Learn not the way of the nations,
nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens
because the nations are dismayed at them,
for the customs of the peoples are vanity.
A tree from the forest is cut down
and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.
They decorate it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so that it cannot move.
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field,
and they cannot speak;
they have to be carried,
for they cannot walk.
Do not be afraid of them,
for they cannot do evil,
neither is it in them to do good.”

There is none like you, O Lord;
you are great, and your name is great in might.
Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?
For this is your due;
for among all the wise ones of the nations
and in all their kingdoms
there is none like you.
They are both stupid and foolish;
the instruction of idols is but wood!
Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish,
and gold from Uphaz.
They are the work of the craftsman and of the hands of the goldsmith;
their clothing is violet and purple;
they are all the work of skilled men.
10 But the Lord is the true God;
he is the living God and the everlasting King.
At his wrath the earth quakes,
and the nations cannot endure his indignation. (ESV)

Isaiah 44:14-19

14 He cuts down cedars, or he chooses a cypress tree or an oak and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a cedar and the rain nourishes it. 15 Then it becomes fuel for a man. He takes a part of it and warms himself; he kindles a fire and bakes bread. Also he makes a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and falls down before it. 16 Half of it he burns in the fire. Over the half he eats meat; he roasts it and is satisfied. Also he warms himself and says, “Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire!” 17 And the rest of it he makes into a god, his idol, and falls down to it and worships it. He prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!”

18 They know not, nor do they discern, for he has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts, so that they cannot understand. 19 No one considers, nor is there knowledge or discernment to say, “Half of it I burned in the fire; I also baked bread on its coals; I roasted meat and have eaten. And shall I make the rest of it an abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?” (ESV)

John 8:31-32

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (ESV)

Matthew 6:5-8

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (ESV)

Exodus 17:14-16

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner, 16 saying, “A hand upon the throne of the Lord! The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” (ESV)

Jeremiah 20:5

Moreover, I will give all the wealth of the city, all its gains, all its prized belongings, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies, who shall plunder them and seize them and carry them to Babylon. (ESV)

Psalm 83:4

They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!” (ESV)

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