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This message was preached by Rob Willey, Senior Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport, on January 16-17, 2016. The message came from 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, and was titled "Biblical Principles for the Church (Church Discipline)".
Practicing the discipline of fasting and prayer will help you gain control over uncontrollable desires; it will give you the strength you need to subdue the lower nature; it will help you win the war between your spirit and your flesh; it will also help build godly character, Christ-likeness, and reduce you to obedience. Pastor Gary says, "fasting is when your body prays." Join Pastor Gary as he teaches the importance of fasting and prayer as a discipline of our faith.
This message looks at some parallels between the ministries of Ezekiel and Jeremiah in the latter days of Judah that are needed today in God's people.
Five helps to move forward in the new year are: understand the importance of being dissatisfied, being devoted, the need for direction,determination and discipline.
Why do bad things have to happen? Suffering. Pain. Jesus said - "In this world you will have trouble ..." John 16:33b (NIV) Types of Evil 1. Moral evil 2. Natural evil God allows pain & suffering to: 1. draw people to God 2. develop our character 3. lovingly discipline We need to ... 1. Keep a "big picture" eternal focus 2. Recognize that the pain & suffering will end 3. Focus on Jesus instead of the "how" and "why"
King David's last half of his life is filled with storms, many of his own making by his own failures. This message looks at what to do with life's storms and how we can still develop a heart for God in the midst of the storms. It's not the nature of the storms that determine our success but the nature of our responses to the storms.