VantagePoint Community Church
Time to Commit
June 21, 2020

Time to Commit

June 21, 2020

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you (James 1:5).

 

 

The Problem with

 

 

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures (James 4:1-3).

 

 

6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind (James 1:6).

 

 

Peter’s

 

 

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me” (Matthew 14:30)!

 

 

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt” (Matthew 14:31)?

 

7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do (James 1:7-8).

 

 

Christians

 

 

 

 

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

 

 

vs.

 

 

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3).

 

 

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing (George Bernard Shaw).

 

 

Go On to

 

 

 

Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes (Simon Sinek).

 

 

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I grew up, I put away of childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11).

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