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Sunday, November 29, 2015

"Culture of Dependence" by Stuart Mains





Jesus’ Dependence on God…

To Accomplish
Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. John 5:19

To Judge
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. - John 5:30

To Speak
For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. - John 12:49

So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am ˻the one I claim to be˼ and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. -John 8:28

Preventers to Dependence on God

  • Distracted
  • Passed Hurts
  • Wise In Our Own Eyes

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. - John 15:5

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 
Mark 1:35

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. 
Luke 5:16

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.        
Luke 6:12

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. 
Acts 1:14

Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen . 
Acts 1:24

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 
Acts 2:42

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-at three in the afternoon
Acts 3:1

On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. 
Acts 4:23-24a

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. 
Acts 4:31

Results

Miracles
Holy Spirit vs Humanistic motivated              Gal 3:3-5
Heightened awareness                          Isaiah 43:18-19
Bonded with each other                                  Acts 1:14
Bond with God                                        Psalm 73:17-25
God directs                                                    Acts 13:1-3
Conviction deepened                                     Eph 3:14-19
Think and feel like God                              2 Peter 1:3-4
Wisdom                                                            James 1:6

Fruits of the Spirit                                      Gal 5:22
Conquering offensive vs defensive          Acts 4:13
Sins repented of                                        Psalm 51
Open people                                             1 Cor 3:5-8
Power and confidence                              Acts 4:31
Humility                                                 Isaiah 6:1-8
Culture of Love                                           Col 4:12
God Answers Prayers                             John 14:13

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