Henderson Kentucky Church | Guest Speaker
Come on, let’s give the lord a handclap in here. Can we do that? Praise the lord wouldn’t turn around and they look nice I know it’s awkward now, your other, never tell him you’re lucky to get to sit by me. Henderson Kentucky Church Tell him that that feels more natural. You been practicing that for 10 years you can do that it’s good to have in the house of god pastor ron gibson. We are so happy that you’re here hanging out with us today and excited about the things that are coming up just want to highlight one thing that was on that that real and that is that financial peace university is coming up. I think jesse talk a little bit about it, but but please it’s helped so many people you’re having any any struggle in that area. Life or you just need some more knowledge. You can get Henderson Kentucky Church signed up its dave ramsey’s course it’ll be taught here and in the past some people didn’t want to take that class cuz. It was like forever long and it’s been condensed down to eight or nine weeks so get signed up back there. Also, if you prayed to receive christ in our services recently I’m super pumped about water, baptizing people, february 10th, somebody give the lord of handclap that we’ve got people to baptize around here and it’s the day. People get their game. Jersey so gets. If you pray to receive christ or maybe you were dedicated and you’ve been living your own well out of times it’s strong to come out and see how I’m living for jesus I’m identifying with his death, burial and resurrection get signed up for it out there do you have a bible on you this morning, go ahead and open it up to psalm, chapter 127, psalm 127, and that’s Henderson Kentucky Church where we’re going to begin today, psalm 127 and will start in verse one whenever you get there this morning, you could go ahead and say:aha, psalm, 127 and verse 1 and here’s how it reads. It reads:like a semi, almost a on her now cuz it’s on the board behind the golden singha. You got it now so I’m on 27, verse, 1, here’s how it reads unless the lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless the lord guards the city the watchman stays awake in vain, you know we’re coming up here on our 8th birthday. It’s our 8th birthday of having sunday morning services at river, city church. We started this thing, january, 2005 and I can remember back. Then you know what we’d started as a small group organizing getting ready to launch. We were in a pizza shop here in town also on the home builders, for a while and finally became a group of about 30-40 people, something like that. Maybe a few more on big nights and we decided we were going to lunch on sunday morning and i, so we got together. We we launch the service at kentucky wesleyan and the winchester center, hey and I can’t remember back in the day. If we did, Henderson Kentucky Church billboards are tickets, I know we might hit billboards, maybe we didn’t mailers and we were hoping to see if anybody would show up and I can remember. We got up at 5 or 6 in the morning and we brought all the chairs and set up whatever we had I’m, not even sure. If we had a projector we’re talkin 2005, but we’re having a church service and I was looking out the door to see where people would come a walking from the parking lot and finally, it’s like nobody’s coming and don’t see anybody out there and finally, patent april carraway from down in mclean county came walking up and I’m like jesse these people, man, nothing even looks wrong with them and they’re here at our church with us this morning, and it just blew me away, and you know, we’ve been looking out the door for 8 years and since then we we see almost a thousand people coming through the door on sunday morning last year had 1450 decisions for jesus and god has been building the house doing exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think, let’s give him one more really strong roots shaking hand trap. Somebody could shop on something like that. Cuz he’s been good to us, changing lives and i. Think about his grace and what he’s done. I’ll, look around the room and I’ll see so many trophies of god’s grace what god’s done and lives how god restored and healed and put back together and when I look at you I’m, so thankful that god has been here with all of us. Bringing us to this point. The bible says this:unless the lord builds the house, they who build it labor in vain, you see a house or church or something that must be built. I talked about that sweet jesus said:i will build my church and the gates of hell will Henderson Kentucky Church not prevail against it. Great churches don’t just happen to matter fact great things in life. They don’t just happen. Somebody say amen to that. Great things are believe for prayed for work, for somebody put their hand to a plow and didn’t look back and number one. We need the lord’s blessing on whatever we’re doing, and we won’t god’s hand on this church. Unless the lord builds the house, they who build it labor in vain, so I won’t go. It’s handle whatever I’m doing whatever I’m a part of it. I need to serve where his hand, his and I need to get in line with his hand in his will, and then we see things begin to be built better built to last, so we don’t want to build a church around here. That’s just here for a minute and then it’s gone.
We want this church to be built for the next generation and Henderson Kentucky Church my prayers that long after we are dead in dogs. Long after we’re pushing up daisies somewhere, we’ve stepped out of this world into another world. I pray that this church would still be strong, still be preaching. The gospel still be women, soul still be ministering to kids, still be shaken and changing the culture that it’s planted in, but the only way we’re going to do. That is if we build this thing out of the right stuff off, firm foundation is important in any area of jesus told a parable that goes like this. So there was a foolish man that built his house on sand, and then there was a wise man that built his house upon the rock and then, when the storm came to win the issues in the problems of life. How many know the issues and problems of life are going to come? I’m, not believing for him, but I live in a fallen world and one of Henderson Kentucky Church the signs of problems. One of the signs of life is problems. Everybody that still alive on our live on the earth has something to deal with so the problems they come in. The bible says that the guy, whose house was built upon the sand it crashed, but the guy whose house was built upon a rock its stood strong, what’s the rock the rock is the teachings of jesus christ of nazareth I get the opportunity to go preach over in russell springs kentucky I go over there at least once a year, sometimes a little bit more and out. One of my good friends were my best friends. Henderson Kentucky Church As far as pastors out there pastor eric gilbert pioneer that church he’s a guy i, don’t know it. May be 33 now started at church 32 when he was about 20 years old I thought I was young. Whenever I start I was 26. This guy was 20 and right now, you’re driving to russell springs community, all about 3,500 people and a you go to the edge of town. You feel like you’re, going out into a bunch of pastor and you can find a church there that looks like he. It’s built for a large city, I mean it’s. It’s awesome. Looking building about seven, eight hundred people coming there to worship on sunday morning I mean oh, that’s impressive, in italian 3500 by church like that and eric. He preaches for me, sometimes when I’m out of town here, drake great friend right now, but but there’s a lake right off of russell springs lake, cumberland and lake cumberland became a giant source of revenue and help their economy right there for russell springs in the entire area. Lots of people begin to come there for boating fishing, really pretty area the landscapes pretty around it until just a few years ago, and something happened that really Henderson Kentucky Church has been a detriment to that community, and that is the the damn. That’s at the end of the lake there, what they use to dam up at like they found out. There were some structural issues with the damn and they found that the damn might not really hold him, because the damn won’t hold that had to lower the water of the lake and now the links, not as pretty so people aren’t coming anymore and it’s hurt the economy and they’re working on the damn right now and the locals tell the story of what happened to the damn now i, don’t know whether it’s true or not, I’ll, just tell you what the local folklore says. The local folklore says that when they were built that damn years ago, the guys have contracts on bringing certain materials in to build the dam and those materials had to be to a certain specification had to be a good enough material that you could build with it. Help me know if you build with the raw materials things don’t last long term and during the day, because it’s such a big project, there were guys that would inspect the materials there were there watching to make sure the right things are going to that damn. Henderson Kentucky Church But if not, whenever people went home or people got tired to cut cost and a cut time, they begin to bring in less than perfect materials to build a portion of that damn well and so now years down the road, because somebody cut corners and somebody didn’t watch what it was being built out up now and economies, hurting what towns hurting a regents hurting and they’re literally could be danger and life peril. There’s warnings going down kind of a creekside of riverside their horns there in case the dam breaks. He can go off to let you know you can get the higher before the water comes down and they say if that damn breaks it would flood nashville very quickly. Here’s the point of all of that story. We don’t build our life and build archer build our stuff out of the right materials. How many know in the future? At some point, our life Henderson Kentucky Church experience danger our church will experience danger the foundation isn’t firm enough to stand the test of time. I, don’t believe we’re going to be at church like that, we’re not going to be a dam built out of the wrong thing. We’re not going to be a house built upon the sam, we’re going to be a house built upon the rock the teachings of jesus christ of nazareth we’re going to build out of the right materials at the right time and we’re going to stand the test of time if you believe it give the lord a hand clap out there. Today, we’re going to be master builders, Henderson Kentucky Church like the apostle paul said he was master builders last week, I started talk and hear some things.
Henderson Kentucky Church Then we’re going to build out of first two things I talked about is we’re going to build out of a passion for souls, but not talked about this we’re going to build on the word of god third thing:that I believe that we need to build this church out up. Is we need to build on the power of god? Somebody say the power of god acts chapter 1, verse, 8. It says this. You shall receive power after that. The holy spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses in jerusalem, judea, samaria and of the other. Most parts of the we are somebody Say:i’ve received power, come on and say it like you mean it. I’ve received power, one more time. I’ve received power. I’ll, give you the same thing. So you’ll begin to believe it about yourself. That’s the way the bible works. I’ve received power, see here’s the deal. We don’t have a fate, that’s just a list of doctrines. We don’t have a faith, it’s just a belief system. We don’t have a faith, it’s just ritual and creeds matter fact. We have a face that contains the power of god and the life of god in the modern day, moving of the holy spirit and the same power that accept the church on fire in the book of acts in up from the day of call sports, that power is still available to us as born-again believers. Today we can all have supernatural power. We need the power of god in our church. How many don’t we need the power of god in our lives? We need his miracle-working Henderson Kentucky Church ability. We need his ability to turn situations around how many we have a god that still works miracles. Our god has not changed. The bible says this. The prophet malachi smoke in the name of the lord he said:i am the lord I change, not the hebrews author wrote these words that jesus christ is the same yesterday today and forever. The bible says that god is not a man that he should change his mind. His power still moves super naturally on the earth, and it can be experience in every area of life. Somebody say amen to that. Today we need god’s power. Henderson Kentucky Church You don’t think about this. Here’s a good way to say it. It’s one thing to hear somebody sing a song that has a beautiful voice. Has a gray tree really has some pipes and talent. You watch them singing it’s like wow. That person has a gift, but it’s a totally nother thing to hear somebody who’s, talented, who also has the anointing of god for the holy spirit, the power of god on them, while they’re singing. How many I would agree with me, you can recognize a difference. One of you will praise the lord. When. Will the speaker, you know you watch somebody speaking like that’s a great communicator. These done. His research has something to say:he’s got stories that are convincing and compelling I like listening to him, but it’s a whole different thing to have., get up or lay to get up and begin to communicate, preach, teach talk and the spirit of god to be upon them. Their words become different then, and it speaks to a deeper part of your soul. Cuz, that’s what the power of god, the anointing of god for the holy spirit does. It makes things transcendence makes heaven touching earth in a moment, makes things become alive and real, and not just somebody up but god talking in a moment. We need the power of god, not enough to have great music, not enough to have media not enough to have great kids program without the anointing or church is nothing. We need god’s power in every area of our life and Henderson Kentucky Church yeah. You give a lot of hand, clap for that. We need his power and you’re in a church that believes that god still does everything today that he did in bible days. We don’t believe it’s the same and I can remember back throughout the believe in the gifts of the spirit and what we believe in things like that around here and people would come and they would say:pastor we like you’re preaching, and maybe they didn’t have the right words to say about the music or about the preaching there. Like man there’s like an energy in there, whenever you guys are preaching and teaching, and it’s not energy they’re talking about to come on we’re not like you know this, isn’t a new age play sweetie. We live in the box on energy. What it is the holy spirit we like they were sensing, the power of the spirit of god in our services. They never had somebody Henderson Kentucky Church come and say we like that. We like that quickenings what they’re talking about the church service, some of these other things where you guys believe in teach about the gifts of the spirit and these kind of things and you lay hands on people, pray for people, you believe in something. So we don’t like that. But what they don’t understand is it’s this that creates that it’s a belief of the reliance on the power guts that creates that otherworldly. Think whenever somebody singing somebody’s preaching that transcended thing is built on the belief that god is still moving, god is still god is not falling off. The throne god is not become weaker and it is this that creates that, and you can’t have that without this they’re merged together and married together, we need the power of god i. Remember back in the day we were in the downtown Henderson Kentucky Church building and we spent like almost all of our money. Renovating that thing we didn’t have much money. You know we’re starting. A new church got a little bitty budget. Nobody gave us a bunch of money to come start this church.
As a matter of fact, this church is always been supported by the people who are members. Here. You got to give yourself a hand, clap for that you, you pay your own way. Henderson Kentucky Church Man and I appreciate that I mean god supply, but then-and now I got a lot of church planning conferences I’m around guys that church plans in the world and they teach these guys. You know you got to have like 60 a hundred k and 50th hundred people to get a truck started. I’m glad i, don’t have the information back, then. I’m, glad I didn’t have it. Cuz I would have been scared ever start. What I was called to cuz I would’ve thought I had enough I don’t know. Sometimes you just got to go. Do with what you have today to put wheels on the thing and make something happen, and also we renovated that downtown building it had tons of character, bats rats, i, think homeless, guy slept in and I could never find it, but I found his clothes all the time. I would walk around up there tonight. You know just hoping he didn’t jump out on me and we Henderson Kentucky Church were. We were doing our thing and we got that thing. Renovated they’re turned into condos now and I would love to live down there after I get my kids always get. The live. Mobile church will be very cool now that all the homeless guys aren’t there anymore. You know it would be a little more bottle. Banner had a little bitty budget left. We bought a banner to go up over the door. Whenever people went down 2nd street, they would see our church building and at the time the banner felt a little bit bigger. Now I can probably wanted up and care at home. In my back pocket, you know that’s how small it really was not was driving down. Allen street in the city had this discover downtown campaign it and they put these discover downtown banners on the lightpost I’m driving down allen, street and I’ll. Look and I’ll see him at discover, Henderson Kentucky Church downtown banner, totally blocked out our little river city church banner, and you couldn’t even see it now. Just got angry when I saw the thing man I’ll moshenrose up that was just ticked off and I pulled around to the back of the building. I didn’t pray about it. I didn’t ask god to do anything about it. I just thought, I thought man i, wish that better that discovered, downtown banner was gone when I go inside the building, matt and andrew and edwards they were in there and they were staining the floors at the time not go walking and all the sudden I hear a big trash out front. He’s gotta run to the back where I’m at they say. Pastor you’re, never going to believe this. Some dude just came barreling around the corner in a u-haul truck, ran up on the curb out here on allen street, no better on it and knocked it down flat on the ground and I ran out front I’m on the sidewalk or on 2nd street and I stood up over that banner. That was not down at my feet. I look at it and the spirit of god spoke to me it’s clear as day, and he Said:i’ll move, heaven and earth for river, city, church and I said yes, lord i! Believe you Henderson Kentucky Church will you don’t we got to go to move heaven and on our behalf somebody say amen to that. You move heaven and earth for you, he’ll move, heaven and earth for this church. What was he communicating to me? We got a bill, what we build, not on our ability or power, but on his ability and on his power. How many know we’ve got a guy that can move things that we can’t even budge. We got to go back and switch situation, then our own power. We don’t have any ability whatsoever. Whatever I was younger, I thought i. Could make anything happen not still think that we got to have a lot of get up and go, but I thought I could make anything happen out of my own will and sometimes I’ll be sitting around just in a strain trying to make something happen, didn’t even know what I was trying to make happen just had to live with me back in those days. Man I live life like this all the time we’re going to make it happen without me know, there’s some things there’s sometimes when it’s time to get up, cooperate with god’s grace and make something happen, there’s a time for that. Somebody saying that there’s some seasons with no matter what you Henderson Kentucky Church do, you’re, not good enough you’re, not smart enough you’re, not big enough. You don’t have the authority or power to change the situation and I’ve had to learn to discern in those seasons. I can trust in my own ability to make something happen. I got to rest in his ability to make it happen and thank god. His ability is a big ability cuz. He has all the power in heaven and in our somebody say amen to that second thing:we’re going to build this church on a lamb with this topic today, I believe we got to build on the power of god. The second thing we have to build Henderson Kentucky Church on this, the joy of the lord somebody say:the joy of the lord is my strength. You know joe is a weapon that god has given to the church and it’s something that will shield you and stop the things of this world from destroying. You I really believe that the bible says to rejoice in the lord always and again, I say rejoice. The bible says that you have the fruit of the spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness and self-control.
The bible says you have joy Henderson Kentucky Church unspeakable and full of glory. The bible says happy. Is he whose god is the lord? By ever run into you? I got a list of questions, I ask people almost without doubt, I’m going to say it to you. I’ll, look at how you doing and people tell me whatever one of the next things are almost always say is I’ll say:are you behaving? Look at your neighbor just say:are you behaving just ask him out what is squirming right now, cuz I hadn’t been, and you know, you’ll pick that up I’ll ask is:are you happy look at your other neighbor and say:are you happy and what should Henderson Kentucky Church the answer of the born-again believer in fattic lee almost always be. If we’re asked, if we’re happy come on five of your convince, what what should the answer be? The answer should always be yes. Why? Because listen the world doesn’t dictate my joy. My circumstances don’t dictate my joy. What what’s happening me or calling me doesn’t dictate my choice. What what’s happening, I can’t dictate my choice. What the bible says the word of god and what god has already provided. Which choice been provided for me. That’s where I have to stake. My claim and I have to stand. I, look at myself in the mirror, often and i, Say:i’m happy. Sometimes you’re really convinced myself, i, say I’m, happy. You know. What’s up with some grab my voice, I’m going to be happy. Cuz, listen! I’ve got to learn to control my soul good word in to control my soul cuz. Henderson Kentucky Church If I don’t control my soul, somebody else will control it and if I don’t control it allowed to control, it will destroy. My life am I going to control my facebook and whoever’s posted the last thing. Control myself. Why I can’t control myself? It’s your mind, your will your emotions, it’s the emotional part of you, the decision-making part of you. It must be control. David said these things in the song he said bless the lord. Oh my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name questions. Why are you disquieted? Oh my soul, why are you cast down? Why are you torn up? Look down at your soul. Just say:bless the lord. Oh, my soul. Bills will silly, but it works. I’ll tell you it does it works. I was listening to do a motivational coach kind of guy speaker and I’ll, listen to some of them from time to time it in our principles that work Henderson Kentucky Church by the way are found in the word of god amen suneetha hands put out the stuff. I would like to think I’m getting wise enough to do that and here’s what the guy said. He said that there was this test done. These tests done out in berkeley about 25 or 30 years ago, and they brought in like this big group of people that were literally clinically depressed. These people are depressed. There verified doctor psychologist. They said these people are depressed, their own medication for depression. They can’t get up and get down for no reason they have all of that kind of thing going on in their life, and so they brought them in and for one month. This is what they made them. Do they make them stand for 20 minutes, look at themselves in a mirror and smile. Talk word for 20 minutes a day, just smiling at themselves and then make them smile long enough until they they had crow’s feet in their eyes. You know some of us get them anyway rolling up from her. We were not smiling, we have much, but they made him smile picking up. They had them and here’s what they found after month after month of those people smiling for Henderson Kentucky Church 20 minutes, they said almost all of them were cured of what they called clinical depression. Most of them are off of their medicine, and the recovery rate was unbelievable. Why? What did those people do they learn for a moment to control their soul and listen if unredeemed people just brought off of the streak and change their state of mind by smiling in a mirror? How much more should we, the children, the sons and daughters of most high god? Have the promises who live on the word, be able to control our soul and blow and live? Enjoy your depressed get up and smile at yourself every morning till you change your situation. Why do we need to be like that, because the church needs joy? Somebody say, amen, i, believe the church is to be enjoyed and not endure. Whatever I was a kid you would get up for church and it was the most miserable Henderson Kentucky Church hour of the week how many of ever played hangman on a bulletin. Just let me know you playing hangman, while I’m teaching so I know you act like you’re, taking notes of that ipad or iphone, but you’re really playing words with friends I’m only do pastor knows I know. What’s up, Henderson Kentucky Church you say somebody out there doing that you just go ahead and give a good shot in the gut. For me, okay, here’s the deal church needs to be fun and it was miserable. It’s terrible. I got to get out of here. Man I’m thinking about taking a mini stroke or something so I can so I can just go outside for a little bit, and it shouldn’t be like that. Why cuz, the joy of the lord is our strength. Jesus isn’t boring, norcia killjoy to matter of fact. The bible says that jesus is annoying. It was an order with the oil of gladness. Above all, his companions was the happiest guy. Henderson Kentucky Church On the earth didn’t mean you couldn’t take care of business, didn’t mean he couldn’t be serious, but it didn’t mean he had an oil of gladness about him.
Come on. Our god is a happy god to do something for you to realize that men, it does something. For me, our god is a happy. Henderson Kentucky Church To joyful. God he’s got joy for each and everyone of us I think back to one of the earlier prophecies that was given about our church. We believe in that what’s prophecy, it’s inspired. Speech comes from the holy spirit bring edification, comfort or exultation into life, and one of the words was this and and-and it came out like this-the river city church will be a place of oceans of how i, like that, not a screen, not a pool, not a river, but an ocean of happiness know about you, but I want to live in the ocean of happiness, hey man Henderson Kentucky Church
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