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The Cross Teaches Me How To Live Through - Part 4


(Hebrews 12:2 MSG) Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed--that exhilarating finish in and with God--he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.

(John 19:28-29) Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”

Lesson #4 - Be human enough to acknowledge your need.

√ The fear of being hurt.

(Psalm 32:3-5 MSG) When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans. The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up. Then I let it all out; I said, “I’ll come clean about my failures to God. Suddenly the pressure was gone.

√ The fear of being rejected.

(Psalms 139:14 NLT) Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”

√ The fear of being exposed.

(2 Corinthians 4:2 MSG) We refuse to wear masks and play games...Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see.

(1 John 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.

Get Comfortable With Who I Am.

(Romans 12:9 MB) --- “Love from the center of who you are. Don’t fake it.”

When I Unconditionally Connect.

(Philippians 2:4 CEV) --- 4Care about them as much as you care about yourselves 5and think the same way that Christ Jesus did.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 MSNT --- Therefore encourage one another, and let each one help to strengthen his friend…

When I Live Without Unrealistic Expectations.

Decision 1> Establish your circle.

· The Church is a Home.

Decision 2> Enact a growth plan.

· The Church is a Body.

Decision 3> Enlist an army.

· The Church is a Flock.

Decision 4> Embrace being loved.

· The Church is a Family.

WIN: I can be me, when I’m connected to those who believe in me.



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