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All rise who gives this woman to be wether mother, and I tell Mark please step forward, received the hand of your bride and approach the altar. Since the beginning of time, people of every race, tribe, nationality, they’ve, all joined together in times of tribulation and prosperity times enjoy times and pain, to witness the joining together of two people in holy matrimony, since God designed marriage in the book of Beginnings. Owensboro Church Let’S take one moment, bow our heads and invite his presents into this place father. We thank you right now that you are the god of Covenant that you’re, the god of marriage, that you’re the god that takes two people and makes them one household. Now I pray that you would oversee these valves today by your spirit in bless this new family in Jesus, mighty name and the church said amen. Owensboro Church You maybe see the church John Mark. I have a question for you. Do you take Shelly to be your wife to love her as Christ loves the church to protect her to provide for her and care for her until death? Do you part? If so then say I do Shelly? Do you take John Mark to be your husband to submit unto unto the Lord to honor to cherish and the follow until death? Do you part? If so then say I did I do not? It was fun while we were dating, but I don’t think I’m ready to commit today. That’S talk got left at the altar. I’Ve never been left at the altar, but I’ve heard stories of people who have. I had a girl that dumped me before my junior prom, that was painful, but it couldn’t hurt like that. You know what I mean and here’s the deal lots of people leave the most important thing in their life at the altar, especially in a non-committal America. All the time we’re leaving the most important things at the altar you don’t. The Bible teaches us that Jesus is the bridegroom and that we are the bride. Everybody say he’s the bridegroom and there’s a lot of people that are comfortable in dating Jesus and dating the church and dating the things of God. Owensboro Church But there’s not a lot of them that want to commit life is fun when it’s just dating and when it comes down to Commitment. That’S when things get serious, look at your neighbor and say don’t be afraid to commit just tell him that don’t be afraid to commit Psalm chapter 37. Verse 5 commitment is on the ground, one of the strongest sings and the only thing that God can build on from your life. Psalm 37 verse five. It reads like this: it says this commit your way. Everybody say commit commit your ways unto the Lord trust. Also in him – and he shall bring it to pass that commitment – that saying yes to Christ, that saying yes to his plan for your life, which is the church that saying yes to everything that he has for you set you up in the blessings. On’T commit your way to the Lord trust, also in him, and he will bring it to pass. There’S so many people who have somewhat name the name of Jesus and will give us a Seidel not to do you believe that Jesus is Lord and almost everybody in our part of the world I’d say: 70 % of them will say: yes yeah. I believe that Jesus is Lord, but there’s this lack of commitment. There’S this lip service, but a lack of commitment and because there is no commitment there can be. No Kingdom turn the fits, so they look, but they got this casual relationship. Owensboro Church This dating relationship with the church, this dating relationship with Jesus, but it’s never bearing fruit, and then they say well that the things of God they don’t work will know they do work, but you have to work them and they will work if you commit yourself to Them trust in him fully he’ll bring all of us promises to pass in your life, but you’ve got to say Yes to the Dress, quit dating the church and go ahead and marry it. Somebody give the Lord of handclap. Do you think that’s good preaching? It is the best kind of preaching. I know how to do. Lots of people think that they’re going to get this one moment one glorious encounter with God, that’s going to fix everything with them, but that’s really not the way life works. Now we have a lot of Glorious encounters with God. How many are thankful that God still moves in power and God still does Almighty things on incredible things in all of our lives, but so much of God’s development in our life doesn’t happen in a moment. It happens through a process. Listen marriage, isn’t a momentary commitment. Marriage is a covenant, that’s made in a moment, but then it’s a process and it’s easy to date. Somebody it’s easy to act right, even while you’re dating, but how many know whenever you say. Yes, things change things get serious and that’s when you really, inter in to a Zone where you can build something worth having you don’t have anything relational while you’re dating you got a fantasy, you got some fun, but you don’t have real benefits. You might think you do, but you don’t it’s only when you commit that’s when God can do something Supernatural in your life but didn’t commit to Jesse. Owensboro Church I wouldn’t have some of the greatest things I have in my life right now. I wouldn’t have the family that I have. I wouldn’t have the kids that I have. I don’t think I would have the ministry that I have. I think there was something Supernatural we committed to one another and God opened up our lives where something could bloom and Florist the same as true about saying yes to the church, listen to the two best venues, the two best. Let me say: flows what, where things came to my life through number, one that came through my family, everybody say family. The family that I was raised in got my mom on the front row her dad my brothers love them all and the best part of my life. It came through my family. Then, when I got to age to marry, I got Jesse and now the best stuff.

My kids, my social life, what I do all of that comes through my family, the best things that you’re going to get so it comes through family. The second thing it comes through as it’s come through the church, everybody say the church. The best stuff I have in my life came to me through the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It did, but the mop, my faith Foundation came through the church. My born-again experience was brought to me from somebody in the church Spirit baptism in my life came to me through the church and understanding of Faith came to me through the church. I found my wife in the church. My kids are being raised in the church. The best stuff that I have the vision in the dream in the purpose for my life, I found it in the church. The church is The Fountainhead of blessing for the Believers life. Owensboro Church So it’s about time that we as the Believers we say yes to the church, commit to the church, put our anchors down plant ourselves in the church and get ourselves in a spot where God can flourish Our Lives. There’S this idea out in America right now and it comes from the kingdom of darkness and it’s designed to destroy people and people believe the fake Can by Christians outside of the context of the church and they say Brian can’t, I believe, and not belong well, maybe for A little while, but you don’t believe and not belong for long huh. You don’t believe in not belong for long, because that there’s a thief that goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and he devours the one who separated from from the herd. Here’S here’s kind of the image the psalmist said this. Those were planted in the house on Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. Everybody say planted, I’m so glad glad that I got planted in 1998 in the house of the Lord came to church. I was a messed-up kid had all sorts of addiction problems confused about where I was going in the future, and I planted myself on the front row of Victory. Church 6300 Arden Road, Amarillo, Texas and I would set their and the people of God, begin to influence me the preaching of the word of God. It was like, I was taking a bath every time I came in, I listen to preachers preach. My mind was just getting changed and I couldn’t wait to get back in the house of God and get preached to that sounds crazy. Cuz all the world is like Don’t Preach to me and when I was a kid mom used to put little devotions on my bed in the morning when I was a teenager, I think I’m outside what is this junk? She keeps putting in my room mom quit preaching to me when I was a kid I was immature. I said, Don’t Preach to me now that I’m a grown man, Owensboro Church I say please preach to me. Maturity says preach to meal rise. Amen who gives this woman to be wet in the more mature I get the more I want to be preached to cuz. It helps me at shaping me. It’S changing me. It’S doing something Supernatural in my life. Owensboro Church Those were playing at the house, the Lord. They will flourish her mother, and I tell Mark please step forward, received the hand of your bride and approach the altar. Are you flourishing since the beginning of time, people of every race, tribe, nationality, they’ve, all joined together in times of tribulation and prosperity times enjoy times and pain, to witness the joining together of two people in holy matrimony, since God designed marriage in the book of Beginnings? Owensboro Church Let’S take one moment, bow our heads and invite his presents into this place father. We thank you right now that you are the god of Covenant that you’re, the god of marriage, that you’re the god that takes two people and makes them one household. Now I pray that you would oversee these valves today by your spirit in bless this new family in Jesus, mighty name and the church said amen. You maybe see the church, but if you’re not the question is, are you planted and here’s the deal some guys like gardening? I hate it every bit of it. I can think of no worse way to spend my day off than digging in the ground or pulling weeds man. I want to go to the golf course if the sun is shining not working a garden, but I know this about planning things you you plant something and if you leave it there in the water hits it in the soul, gets to it. It’S got a chance and producing fruit, but what if I plan something and then pull it up and drag it across town John Mark? I have a question for you: do you take Shelly to be your wife to love her as Christ loves the church to protect her to provide for her and care for her until death? Do you part, if so then say I do and plan it again and pull it up Shelly? Do you take John Mark to be your husband to submit unto unto the Lord to honor to cherish and the follow until death? Do you part? If so then say I did and drag it across town I do not. It was fun while we were dating, but I don’t think I’m ready to commit today. That’S talk planet again. I pull it up, so I’m planning to River City. Owensboro Church Then I pull it up and I’ll take it to Bellevue, not plan it Bellevue. I love. Pastor Falls, he’s a great guy, I planted the Bellevue and then I pull it up and I’ll. Take it over to OCC and I’m friends with Rick Grover he’s a great guy too, but I plan it there and then I pull it up and I’ll bring it back over here to River City Church and I plan it again and I’ll pull it up. Help me know it’s going to be hard for that thing to produce fruit. Why? Because it keeps moving, it needs to get rude and it needs to be grounded only in that grounding. Only in that commitment does real flourishing happen, real fruit. That remains happened. That’S what happens when you get planted got left at the altar. Here’S! What I’ve heard people say this throughout the years we ask and I’m heavy about this.

What church are you a part of? And if I find out if you’re apart of chair of a church, I don’t go after you to get you to my church. I don’t you know, I don’t. Even if your church stinks – and I know it unless it’s like a cult or something – and I know it’s theologically – a Colt – then I’ll come after you, but unless it’s that I’m going to leave you alone, even if it stinks. Why? Because I don’t want to pull up what God is planted and I get tipped as a pastor when people do that at my place and the Redneck Side of Me shows out just a little bit it just dust and I try to work my way through it. But when they do it, I hate it, and I want to do I dream about doing evil things in my mind when they do that, I will confess my sins one to another that you may be healed. Why? Because I believe that strongly in the power of commitment, Owensboro Church it’s about the house, it’s about living and loving and learning in the house. That’S where you grow up. It’S it’s family I’ll, never been left at the altar, but I’ve heard stories of people who have. I had a girl that don’t me before my junior prom, that was painful, but it couldn’t hurt like that. You know what I mean and here’s the deal lots of people leave the most important thing in their life at the altar, especially in a non-committal America. All the time we’re leaving the most important things at the altar you don’t. The Bible teaches us that Jesus is the bridegroom and that we are the bride. Everybody say he’s the bridegroom and there’s a lot of people that are comfortable in dating Jesus in dating the church and dating the things of God. But there’s not a lot of them that want to commit life is fun when it’s just dating and when it comes down to Commitment. Owensboro Church That’S when things get serious, look at your neighbor and say don’t be afraid to commit just tell him that don’t be afraid to commit Psalm chapter 37. Verse 5 commitment is on the ground one of the strongest it is. It is, there’s a spirit attached to it. An attitude and something that strong about having a house in knowing where you come from and you watch people in the natural that don’t have a house that they were raised in and there’s something missing in their lives. You know, God can restore it, but but we talked about what we even preach sermons about the orphans heart, some people that they’ve been orphaned again and again and again – and God is our father. Even if our father mother’s gone but sociologist tell us that there’s things people are going to have to overcome when they don’t have a house there, a part of they don’t have a family there, a part of – and I believe the same as true of a Christian. That doesn’t have a place that they’re planted and they’re that that there really a part of come on, let’s give God a hand, clap for his house sings and the only thing that God can build on from your life. Psalm 37 verse five. It reads like this: it says this commit your way. Everybody say commit commit your ways unto the Lord trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass that commitment, that saying yes to Christ, that saying yes to his plan for your life, which is the church that saying yes to everything that he has for You set you up in the blessings. On’T commit your way to the Lord trust, also in him, and he will bring it to pass there. So many people who have somewhat name the name of Jesus and will give us a Seidel nod to do you believe that Jesus is Lord and almost everybody in our part of the world I’d say: 70 % of them will say: yes yeah. I believe that Jesus is Lord, but there’s this lack of commitment. There’S this lip service, but a lack of commitment and because there is no commitment there can be no Kingdom. I believe in the house turn the fits, so they look, but they got this casual relationship. This dating relationship with the church, this dating relationship with Jesus, but it’s never bearing fruit, and then they say well that the things of God they don’t work will know they do work, but you have to work them and they will work if you commit yourself to Them trust in him fully he’ll bring all of us promises to pass in your life, but you’ve got to say Yes to the Dress, quit dating the church and go ahead and marry it. Somebody give the Lord of handclap. Do you think that’s good preaching it is? I believe in the house, let’s commit hear some things you get whenever you commit to the house of God number one, here’s the first thing you get. It builds your beliefs, everybody say my beliefs, but the beliefs or the teaching of the church is called Doctrine. Theologically and it’s what we believe about God and life, and there are two competing spirits in the world today – that won’t you and won’t your family number. One is the spirit of the world, Owensboro Church everybody say the world and the world is all that’s in the world. Is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is what John said and if you look at the media in general, help me. You know that I’m not saying everything about media all Medias bad, but L me know about 90 % of the media is pushing our mindset in a certain way. The best kind of preaching I know how to do. Lots of people think that they’re going to get this one moment one glorious encounter with God, that’s going to fix everything with them, but that’s really not the way life works. Now we have a lot of Glorious encounters with God. How many are thankful that God still moves in power and God still does Almighty things on incredible things in all of our lives, but so much of God’s development in our life doesn’t happen in a moment it happens through a process. Listen marriage! Isn’T a momentary commitment. Owensboro Church Marriage is a covenant, that’s made in a moment, but then it’s a process and it’s easy to date. Somebody it’s easy to act right, even while you’re dating, but how many know whenever you say: yes, things change things get serious and that’s when you really, inter in to a Zone where you can build something worth having you’ll recognize that chat out there I mean just Watch a sitcom, your average Tuesday night, seven families around the TV sitcom. Do you think your parents would have let you watch that if you were raised in the sixties, you don’t have anything relational while you’re dating you got a fantasy no way, Owensboro Church but in the last 15 years the culture so far shifted and I’m not telling you.

I don’t watch TV cuz, I do. I watch Haven watch some of those sitcoms and I’m preaching about right. Now. I watch their own there, but but I’m telling you that our our our whole mindset is shifted. So far, in 15 years we’ve got missionaries that go on the field have been gone for 10 or 15 years. They come back to America and they’re like you got some fun, but you don’t have real benefits. You might think you do, but you don’t it’s only when you commit that’s when God can do something Supernatural in your life but didn’t commit to Jesse. I wouldn’t have some of the greatest things I have in my life right now. I wouldn’t have the family that I have. I wouldn’t have the kids that I have. I don’t think I would have the ministry that I have. I think there was something Supernatural we committed to one another and God opened up our lives where something could bloom and Florist the same as true about saying yes to the church, listen to the two best venues, the two best. Let me say: flows what, where things came to my life through number, one that came through my family, everybody say family. The family that I was raised in got my mom on the front row her dad my brothers love them all and the best part of my life. It came through my family. Then, when I got to age to marry, I got Jesse and now the best stuff. My kids, my social life, what I do all of that comes through my family, it’s a different country, Brian, the best things that you’re going to get so it comes through family. The second thing it comes through as it’s come through the church, everybody say the church. The best stuff I have in my life came to me through the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It’S so different. Owensboro Church I don’t even know that we know how far we’ve come in 10 years in the wrong direction, so there’s the spirit of the world that’s buying for our attention, it’s buying for your children and, to be honest, it’s got our children. It did, but the mop. My faith Foundation came through the church. My born-again experience was brought to me from somebody in the church Spirit baptism in my life came to me through the church and understanding of Faith came to me through the church. I found my wife in the church. My kids are being raised in the church, the best stuff that I have the vision in the dream in the purpose. For my life, I found it in the church. The church is The Fountainhead of blessing for the Believers life. So it’s about time that we as the Believers we say yes to the church, commit to the church, put our anchors down plant ourselves in the church and get ourselves in a spot where God can flourish Our Lives. Why does it get our children cuz? He was got the TV wins, there’s this idea out in America right now, and it comes from the kingdom of darkness and it’s designed to destroy people and people believe the fake Canby Christians outside of the context of the church – and they say Brian can’t, I believe – And not belong well, maybe for a little while you don’t know that, but you don’t believe and not belong for long, whoever controls the TV wins in America huh. You don’t believe in not belong for long, because that there’s a fee that goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and he devours the one who separated from from the herd. Here’S here’s kind of the image the psalmist said this. Those were planted in the house on Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. Everybody say planted, I’m so glad glad that I got planted in 1998 in the house of the Lord came to church. I was a messed-up kid had all sorts of addiction problems confused about where I was going in the future, and I planted myself on the front row of Victory. Church 6300 Arden Road, Amarillo, Texas and I would set their and the people of God, begin to influence me the preaching of the word of God. It was like I was taking a bath every time. I came in I’ll, listen to preachers preach. My mind was just getting changed and I couldn’t wait to get back in the house of God and get preach to swap we better learn to get control of the TV as the church. That sounds crazy, hello. Somebody give the Lord a handclap cuz. All the world is like Don’t Preach to me and when I was a kid mom used to put little devotions on my bed in the morning when I was a teenager, Owensboro Church I think I’m outside what is this junk? She keeps putting in my room mom quit preaching to me when I was a kid I was immature. I said, Don’t Preach to me now that I’m a grown man. I say please preach to me. So, what’s the antidote, what’s the antidote to the spirit of the world that consumes that the airwaves know the Bible says the devil’s, the prince of the power of the air. The antidote is the church. There is but one antidote to the spirit of the world, and that is the church and the spirit of the word. Listen, the Bible says it says it right here in 1st Timothy chapter 3, verses, 14 and 15, that the church is the pillar and the ground of the truth. Look at your neighbor and tell him you’re seated in truth. Right now tell him that you are seated in truth right now, committing to the church. Put you in a place where real truth is going to come to you real truth is going to change your mind. Real truth is going to give you the right world view. Our kids in the back right now there are learning what to believe and thank God, we’re not going to give them to the TV to raise them. But we’re going to raise them in the house of God. One of the strongest commitment to ever make as a parent is that I’m going to drag my kids to the house. My kids are going to be in the maturity, says, preach to me. Search come Sunday morning. Come Wednesday night come hell or high water. We will be in the house of God, because we are Christians and that’s what we do and what we do. Why? Because we need the antidote to the world. I was listening to a preacher preach one of my what a my favorite preachers. I love the guys names Jensen, Franklin, any all, Owensboro Church listen to Jensen Franklin out there. I love listening to him. He’S got a great spirit about him. Great word: butt buddy was talking about being he’s 4th generation preacher and he was talking about being this preacher kid and raised in church, and he said he got to this point in life where he didn’t think the church was cool anymore and he wanted to be A part of the world and he had friends come over and one of those friends brought some pot and he said they smoked. A joint and Jensen said. I smoked the first joint and I didn’t get high, so smoke II joint and I didn’t get high. So I smoke the third one and I got high and he said he said this. He said all of my friends when they would get how they would talk about seeing amen. All these fun things you know like they sell tracers are, they saw purple elephants or something like that. He said whenever I got high to you know what else he said. Owensboro Church I saw Moses and the Ten Commandments and Jesus and the apocalypse and The Four Horsemen who would return with the King of Kings at the end of the world. Why did he see that? Because his belief system were founded on something different than the rest of the kids around and the rest of their lives went to hell in a hand basket.

There was a honing device that brought him home because he was raised in the house of the Living God in the more mature I get the more I want to be preached to cuz. It helps me at shaping me. It’S changing me. It’S doing something Supernatural in my life, those were playing at the house, the Lord they will flourish and I can bear testimony to it. I can think back. I spent five or six years and drug culture, but the whole time I knew I was wrong. I knew Jesus was Lord, I knew my mother was a Christian under the Christ would come back and I knew I was going to hell. I knew it, I knew it was alright and I would get hide stay up, steering out windows, how long Coke and meth – and I would turn around my buddies and say what are you doing out here? I was a paranoid mess all the time and I would say well I’m watching and by the way do you know that you’re going to hell, I just want you to know. We are all going to help everyone in this house of Christ came back. We would all go to hell they’re, Owensboro Church like Gibson, but you just stay out here and stare out the window and I’ll talk to us. You know so it was why that God Consciousness brings you back. You don’t even know what you’re doing for your kids right now through prayer through having them here, the grace of God in the anointing of God. There’S some things they’re going to try to do some stupid stuff, and I believe that Grace that world you that, are you flourishing, that that word Spirit of the word: that’s been around them and all them. I believe it’s going to grab them by the neck and pull them back, no matter what wrong direction they want to go in and church. Somebody say my children are blast top their blessed. Second thing it does, is the church gives us a place to belong? Everybody say: belong we all want somewhere to belong. God himself exists in a community. We believe in the Trinity the doctrine of the Trinity, one of the vital doctrines of the church. Owensboro Church That’S God is one there’s a father whose one but there’s three – that there’s three persons. Father Son and Holy Spirit, their Co, Eternal they’ve, existed forever in community. God made us in His image and we desire Community. The church is the community that counts. The word church itself means ekklesia in the Greek or cold out of darkness and assembled together a symbol together. Some people say I want to be a part of Jesus, but I don’t want to be a part of his Church well the church. But if you’re, not the question is, are you planted and here’s the deal, some guys like gardening? I hate it every bit of it. I can think of no worse way to spend my day off than digging in the ground or pulling weeds man. I want to go to the golf course if the sun is shining not working a garden, but I know this about planning things you you plant something and if you leave it there in the water hits it in the soul, gets to it. It’S got a chance and producing fruit, but what if I plan something and then pull it up and drag it across town is the body of Christ? Christ is the head. Owensboro Church The church is the bride of Christ. You got a problem with a man’s wife. You got a problem with a man. We are part of this community. We are connected together. Look at your neighbor and say you’re linked to me. Just tell him that you’re linked to me and people will say: well, I’m not a part of a church. I’M a part of her anybody say this: I’m a part of the church and plan it again and pull it up. I’M a part of the church and drag it across town, it’s impossible to be a part of the church unless you’re a part of a church planet. Again I pull it up, so I’m planning to River City. Then I pull it up and I’ll take it to Bellevue, not plan it Bellevue. I love. Pastor Falls, he’s a great guy, Owensboro Church I planted the Bellevue and then I pull it up and I’ll. Owensboro Church Take it over to OCC and I’m friends with Rick Grover he’s a great guy too, but I plan it there and then I pull it up and I’ll bring it back over here to River City Church and I plan it again and I’ll pull it up. Help me know it’s going to be hard for that thing to produce fruit. Why? Because it keeps moving, it needs to get rude and it needs to be grounded only in that grounding. Only in that commitment does real flourishing happen, real fruit. That remains happened. Owensboro Church That’S what happens when you get planted? It is here’s what I’ve heard people say this throughout the years we ask and I’m a heavy about this. What church are you a part of and if I find out, if you’re apart of chair of a church, I don’t go after you to get you to my church. I don’t you know, I don’t. Even if your church stinks – and I know it unless it’s like a cult or something – and I know it’s theologically – a Colt – then I’ll come after you, but unless it’s that I’m going to leave you alone, even if it stinks. Why? Because I don’t want to pull up what God is planted and I get tipped as a pastor when people do that at my place and the Redneck Side of Me shows out just a little bit it just dust and I try to work my way through it. But when they do it, I hate it, and I want to do I dream about doing evil things in my mind when they do that, I will confess my sins one to another that you may be healed. Why? Because I believe that strongly in the power of commitment, it’s about the house, it’s about living and loving and learning in the house. That’S where you grow up. It’S it’s family, some possible. It is. It is there’s a spirit attached to it, an attitude and something that strong about having a house in knowing where you come from, and you watch people in the natural that don’t have a house that they were raised in and there’s something missing in their lives. You know, God can restore it, but but we talked about what we even preach sermons about the orphans heart, some people that they’ve been orphaned again and again and again – and God is our father. Even if our father mother’s gone but sociologist tell us that there’s things people are going to have to overcome when they don’t have a house there, a part of they don’t have a family there, Owensboro Church a part of – and I believe the same as true of a Christian. That doesn’t have a place that they’re planted and they’re that that there really a part of come on, let’s give God a hand,  Owensboro Church clap for his house. What, when, when I went to college, I was a frat boy. I was apart of a fraternity back in my stupid. Here’S I’ve got for turning letters literally branded on my leg. We were a tough guy. Fraternity got to get Brandi to get into our. How many let my door house pretty small. You know what, in the best ideas and what what happened is is you would be apart? You know you got secret handshakes and all that stuff. When you see somebody, that’s part of your house in maybe from another campus or whatever, and they would ask you one of the first things I would ask you they would know who you were, that you are part of the house and then they would say what Chapter, are you a part of what chapter, what what college are you from and I was from the Colorado State campus and I would tell them what chapter I was from and they knew I was one of them because I could tell them what chapter I was From you know the same’s true, if you look in the New Testament the letters to the church or written to specific churches, God’s word is written that there’s the the letter Ephesians Trenton, I believe in the house Church in Ephesus, I believe in the house. Let’S commit here’s some things you get whenever you commit to the house of God number one,  Owensboro Church here’s the first thing you get, it builds your beliefs, everybody say my beliefs, but the beliefs or the teaching of the church is called Doctrine theologically. And it’s what we believe about God and life, and there are two competing spirits in the world today that won’t you and won’t your family number.

One is the spirit of the world, everybody say the world and the world is all that’s in the world. Is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is what John said and if you look at the media in general, help me. You know that I’m not saying everything about media all Medias bad, but El me know about 90 % of the media is pushing our mindset in a certain way be part of the church. You got to be part of a church, it was the letter first and second Corinthians. It was written to a church in Corinth to be part of the church. You got to be a part of you’ll recognize that chat out there I mean just watch a sitcom. Your average Tuesday night, seven families around the TV sitcom, do you think your parents would have let you watch that if you were raised in the sixties, what you got to be part of no way, but in the last 15 years the culture so far shifted and I’M not telling you I don’t watch TV cuz, I do. I watch Haven watch some of those sitcoms and I’m preaching about right now. I watch their own there, but but I’m telling you that our our our whole mindset is shifted. So far, in 15 years, we’ve got missionaries that go on the field have been gone for 10 or 15 years. They come back to America and they’re like the list goes on all of those letters that were written. The word of God was sent not to the it was sent to a church and that’s the way it was distributed right now that you’re in God’s word Zone, you are not just a part of the church you’re part of a church and because of that, the Blessing is coming on your life and it’s somewhere, you can belong. It really is it’s like this you’re, a part of the pack and if you take a part of a body and cut it off and then you throw it down away from the body, does it live very long? It’S a different country. Brian doesn’t do you take one of those wilder beast on the Discovery Channel and let him know Paul themselves somewhere. You know what I mean: the goofy wilder beast, the can’t stay with the pack, even though he knows there’s Lions out there somewhere, but he always ends up in that scene, where you got to turn the channel because there’s a two year old and A5 year old in The room – and you don’t want your watch – your kids, eat and watch a lion eating a wilder beast. It’S like this was fun. I love this Discovery Channel until it comes down to this kid’s. Let me get the channel, we don’t want that to be you, so we won’t the church me a place where you can belong. Owensboro Church The church is a place where you become all that God wants you to be everybody say to me: it’s so different. I don’t even know that we know how far we’ve come in 10 years in the wrong direction, so there’s the spirit of the world that’s buying for our attention, it’s buying for your children and, to be honest, it’s got our children. A lot of the world is telling you no telling you know you can’t you don’t have what it takes. Owensboro Church You’Re not able you’re, not good enough you’re, not smart enough you’re, not educated enough you’re, not fast enough, but the church comes and says all things are possible to him who believes and yes you can you have what it takes. God is on the inside of you that the faith can move Every Mountain. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and whenever you come and set yourself in that kind of environment, you’re setting yourself up to become bigger and to be everything that God has called you to be that’s what you get when ever you come into the church. Last thing I’ll say are all talk about today. Is that the church teaches us how to behave. Look at your neighbor and say behave just tell him that behave. Owensboro Church You don’t want the last things my father would say to me every time I walked out of the house when I was a teenage boy, Owensboro Church he would say I got one word for you son. I already knew what it was. Why does it get our children cuz? He was got the TV wins, he say, behave behave, you know, the Bible says that we should know how to behave or or how to live in the house of the Living God. And if you look around this church, man you’ll see all kinds of people who misbehave and some people out there in the world would say something about our church. They would say there were a bunch of Hypocrites, but what they don’t understand is that we have a ton of new Believers in the church and I’ll be praying for crazy people to come to this church. I’Ve been praying for jacked up people to come to the church. I’Ve been praying for imperfect people to come to the church, and God answered my prayer because you are here, Owensboro Church you don’t know that Haven, whoever controls the TV wins in America and listen. The church is supposed to be messy. Owensboro Church If everybody’s mature, we haven’t done what we’re called to do, we’re called to seek and to save that which was lost it’s not about. I have Anna perfect group of people about having a people who are being perfected and there’s not going to be a perfect church until Jesus comes back. So if you’re looking for one you might as well throw in the towel, because there will be no perfect church until the return of the perfect one and then church, and then we got kids here and I won’t kids here. You know when you got kids, there’s a mess in the house gets their stuff up a Break Stuff. You clean up the house and they tear it up. I don’t even know I mean I’ve got 3 kids of my house now the house in 30 minutes they can destroy it. It looks like a bomb went off in the middle of my. I don’t even get it it’s unreal, but kids calls message. Jesse – and I are – we took our kids on the first overnight trip, all three of them since we’ve had them a couple of days ago, we took him down to Nashville Mall, swap we better learn to get control of the TV as the church. What with us – and I we got to hotel rooms with an adjoining door, got a two year old boy and and I left the room for a little while I left my children and in the care of my mother and my wife and I’m a pain all This holy on that what my fault it was theirs and left him in the care of, and I go down somewhere and what Justice does my two year old is. He runs from one room where everybody’s in it into the other room, and then he slams the door slams the door, those doors in the hotels they auto lock. Owensboro Church So he’s locked himself in a room by themselves. No big deal. They get the key go around to the front door. Unlocked the front door, try to push it open, but the security bars latch there. So the kids locked in the hotel room, you know kids, make messes and he’s calling their first we’re doing everything we can to lure him out of there. It’S like a Justice where he goes over here, hello, somebody give the Lord a handclap, hey Jess is we’re going to Disney World in a minute. Do you want to come? You know it’s whatever you can do it you’re saying it all to it. Good pull the pull the door and I don’t know if he’s trying or not mom thought he was, but she always thinks we’re trying to do what’s right. You know she’s a grandmother and up to open up the door. We got off the door and he does pretty good. We think he’s breaking bad because he’s scared in there. But what happened is he found a package of nerds and he couldn’t get the Nerds open, Owensboro Church so I started losing his mind and he screaming his head off because he can’t get his know. That’S a lot. What the church is like. So what’s the antidote? What’S the antidote to the spirit of the world that consumes the the airwaves know, the Bible says the devil’s, the prince of the power of the air.

The antidote is the church. There is but one antidote to the spirit of the world, and that is the church and the spirit of the word. Listen, the Bible says it says it right here in 1st Timothy chapter 3, verses, 14 and 15, that the church is the pillar and the ground of the truth. Look at your neighbor and tell him you’re seated in truth. Right now tell him that you are seated in truth right now, committing to the church. Put you in a place where real truth is going to come to you real truth is going to change your mind. Real truth is going to give you the right world view. Our kids in the back right now there are learning what to believe and thank God, we’re not going to give them to the TV to raise them. But we’re going to raise them in the house of God. One of the strongest commitment to ever make as a parent is that I’m going to drag my kids to the house. My kids are going to be in the and I wanted to stay like that. I want two year old to lock themselves in rooms and scream because they can’t get into a package of something that isn’t the best for them. And I want more people who come by with hacksaws and cut them out of their trouble and get them on their way and get their feet, set it and planted on a rock that’s what the church search come Sunday morning come Wednesday night come hell or high water. We will be in the house of God, Owensboro Church because we are Christians and that’s what we do and what we do. Why? Because we need the antidote to the world. I was listening to a preacher preach one of my what a my favorite preachers. I love the guys names Jensen, Franklin, any all, listen to Jensen Franklin out there. I love listening to him. He’S got a great spirit about him. Great word: butt buddy was talking about being he’s 4th generation preacher and he was talking about being this preacher kid and raised in church, and he said he got to this point in life where he didn’t think the church was cool anymore and he wanted to be A part of the world and he had friends come over and one of those friends brought some pot and he said they smoked. A joint and Jensen said. I smoke the first joint and I didn’t get high, so smoke II joint and I didn’t get high. So I smoke the third one and I got high and he said he said this. He said all of my friends when they would get how they would talk about. Seeing is all about man somebody growing up and that that’s it we’re learning to behave together and we’re going to preach things that will make you uncomfortable we’re going to teach things out of the Bible. The she will fit. You’Ll have to wear it. We can’t compromise that because it’s the truth and we don’t want to just – have babies forever, we want them to grow up and become real, committed Believers. Owensboro Church A man would you stand up on your feet with me today, stand up on your feet with me today. I want to pray for you. I want to pray over you and here’s. What I want to do. I want some of you to go ahead and come. It is there’s a lot you’re missing by not committing all these fun things you know like they sell. Tracers are they saw purple elephants or something like that? He said whenever I got high to you know what else he said I saw Moses and the Ten Commandments and Jesus and the apocalypse and The Four Horsemen who would return with the King of Kings. At the end of the world, why did he see that? Because his belief system were founded on something different than the rest of the kids around and the rest of their lives went to h ell in a hand basket? There was a honing device that brought him home because he was raised in the house of the Living God. You’Ll never have the Christian experience that you want until you commit yourself to the Lord and commit yourself to a church, you never will doesn’t work that way. So we want you to be a part of this church, your some ways. I hear some next steps of commitment, I’m asking for people if you’re in here and you’ve committed your life to Christ. Recently, you prayed to receive Jesus. The Next Step you need to take is water, baptism. Everybody say baptism when you get saved your joining the team on baptism day, you’re getting your jersey next week. We’Re going to do water baptism in here there’s a lot of you that need to make a public confession of your faith by being water. Baptized in front of all of these Witnesses next week will be powerful as people get baptized, and I want you to be a part of it. I want you to sign up at the info desk. Patrick will be out there who received the offering earlier water baptism. Second way, I want you to commit his starting in March, Owensboro Church we’re going to run River City University and what that is – and I can bear testimony to it. I can think back. I spent five or six years and drug culture, but the whole time I knew I was wrong. I knew Jesus was Lord, I knew my mother was a Christian under the Christ would come back and I knew I was going to hell. I knew it, I knew it was alright and I would get hide stay up, steering out windows, Owensboro Church how long Coke and meth – and I would turn around my buddies and say what are you doing out here? I was a paranoid mess all the time and I would say well I’m watching and by the way do you know that you’re going to hell, I just want you to know. We are all going to help everyone in this house of Christ came back. We would all go to hell they’re, like Gibson, but you just stay out here and stare out the window and I’ll talk to us. You know so it was why that God Consciousness brings you back. You don’t even know what you’re doing for your kids right now through prayer through having them here, the grace of God in the anointing of God. There’S some things they’re going to try to do some stupid stuff, and I believe that Grace that world you that that’s just a few week class about who we are as a church. What are beliefs are what our values are, where we’re going. Also, they’ll be a lot in it about volunteering. We think the way you grow up as you give of yourself of your time of your resources. How many know that giving is growing that that word Spirit of the word, that’s been around them and all them. I believe it’s going to grab them by the neck and pull them back, Owensboro Church no matter what wrong direction they want to go in and church. Somebody say my children are blast top their blessed. Second thing it does, is the church gives us a place to belong? Everybody say: belong we all want somewhere to belong. God himself exists in a community. We believe in the Trinity the doctrine of the Trinity, one of the vital doctrines of the church. That’S God is one there’s a father whose one but there’s three – that there’s three persons. Father Son and Holy Spirit, their Co, Eternal they’ve, existed forever in community. God made us in His image and we desire Community. The church is the community that counts. The word church itself means ekklesia in the Greek or cold out of darkness and assembled together a symbol together. Some people say I want to be a part of Jesus, but I don’t want to be a part of his church. Well, the church even saw the end of that you’ll find out. How do I get connected? How do I, how do I become a volunteer? Owensboro Church How do I become a part of really given to myself to this church? River City University is the body of Christ. Christ is the head: the church is the bride of Christ. You got a problem with a man’s wife. You got a problem with a man. We are part of this community. We are connected together. Look at your neighbor and say you’re linked to me. Just tell him that you’re linked to me and people will say: well, I’m not a part of a church, I’m a part of her anybody say this. I’M a part of the church, I’m a part of the church.