Pastor Jason – Silencing The Voice Of Defeat

Pastor Jason – Silencing The Voice Of Defeat

Today I want to talk to you about silencing the voice of defeat. In the book of Nehemiah is a story about an Israelite who was cup bearer to the king of a nation that was ruling the land of Israel. The city of Jerusalem had been taken, and the walls of the city were fallen. When Nehemiah heard this he asked the king for permission and money to go to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls of the city. The king sent him. Nehemiah surveyed the wall privately, then gathered up the Israelites living there and gave an inspirational speech. Everyone was moved, but three different leaders from the area weren’t so excited. Nehemiah 2:19 (NKJV) says, “But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?” These men represent the voice of defeat.

There is a voice of defeat that speaks to you. Psychologists call this voice our inner critic. The Bible exposes this. And there are three main areas the voice will attack; our value, our authority, and our ability. Each of us has a voice within that reminds us of what’s wrong with us. And as we set out to rebuild the walls, we set out to grow, to win, to climb new mountains, to repair our marriage, or to succeed in this life, that voice of defeat is right there to try and tear us back down, to steal our joy, and keep us where we are. Whether this voice is fueled by Satan, or friends, or enemies, or wounds or our own insecurities, the voice poses as a friend, as an ally of sorts, and pretends to motivate, but hurts us, discourages us, shames us, tells us were not loved, not funny, we are ugly, you’re out of your league, you’re not a winner, you’re a sinner. Today we learn how to silence the voice of defeat, we learn to silence this inner critic.

Pastor Jason – Prescription For a Successful Life

Pastor Jason – Prescription For a Successful Life

Today I want to give you the prescription for success. I’m not going to prescribe Jesus, since you already got Him. I’m going to instead prescribe a template that He created for us to imitate His routine. You see, if we do stuff the way He did, we will get His kind of results in our lives. We can try our template for living, or His. His works. When you visit a doctor with a health issue, he may prescribe something. He may take your blood pressure, “Oops, this is a bit high, no more milkshakes or fries, doctor’s orders. I’m writing you a prescription, take this pill three times a day, always after you have eaten something… doctor’s orders.” And so we do the doctor’s orders.

Authority trusted empowers our will; our choices for self- control are strengthened in our sense of duty. Doctor’s orders. Jesus has a prescription for your life, and He doesn’t do it because He wants to annoy you or make your life harder. His prescription is a step towards a greater success. His prescription comes with wisdom and power. We would follow the doctor’s orders, cuz, well, He knows. Will we follow our doctor’s orders, since the Bible calls Him the chief physician?

Pastor Jason – Back in the Garden

Pastor Jason – Back in the Garden

Today I want to talk to you about being back in the Garden of Eden again. 1 Corinthians 15:45 (NKJV) says, “And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. And who is this last Adam? It is Christ. There is to come no Adam after Him, but He is the Omega, breathing the final word in man’s relationship to God. As He spoke, it is finished. And so the last Adam claims the prize that the first Adam could not keep, bringing restoration to all that man fell from, and we who have believed have become the planting of the Lord, and the only planting God has ever made is the one in the garden He plants, as it states in Genesis 2 that “the Lord planted a garden in Eden.”

So here we are, back in the garden again. And here is the problem, most don’t understand the garden, the restoration, and so they work by the sweat of their brow, and labor in great pain in birthing anything new, be it dreams or success or business or child, and the earth rules man and gives only thorn and thistle to children of the King, children of God. And so today I bring understanding that you have been restored to the garden, and you are not to be removed from it but are planted to remain, and in this way God has done the planting, and you are doing the tending.

Pastor Jason – Grace Elevates

Pastor Jason – Grace Elevates

Today I want to show you that grace elevates you. We know that grace affords us righteousness and that grace convinces us we are forgiven. Grace teaches us to live godly lives. Grace is the throne, the throne that our Lord sits on. Grace gives you unmerited favor with God, and Grace is the secretary for principle Edward Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day off. Did you know that grace elevates? And that your lips are begging and empowered to speak the grace that elevates, because your heart is full of God’s grace, and it desires to break out and be seen, displayed, recognized?

Too many Christians today find themselves in a low place, and then use the wrong tool to get out. They find a shovel instead of the elevator – the shovel of complaining. And they dig in with defeat, or anger, or the expectation of delay, not knowing that the rope to raise them out of the pit has already been given. It is the grace of God, and it has come to elevate you to a new height today. An understanding of this rope will help you grab on with both hands and be lifted up – the secret to promotion at your job, raises, new clients, more influence, greater authority, marriage on a higher level, relationships, friendships, or to see your children climbing higher. Are you ready for a new elevation in your life? Grace elevates!

Pastor Jason – Crash Test Dummies

Pastor Jason – Crash Test Dummies

Today I want to talk to you about God’s tests. Testing is something we are quite familiar with. There are crash test dummies – cars are put into testing situations and pushed to the limits. We are not unfamiliar with tests. We don’t like tests, but we like it when things are tested. The surgeon has been tested before he gets inside to remove your appendix. We take a drivers test and as I drive around I often note others who maybe should retake the test. David said in Psalms 26:2, “Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind…” Wait, He wants a test? Now there are many trials that come our way, and we consider it pure joy since we know that the testing of our faith produces perseverance. If you keep being late to work, there may be a test coming. But today I want to talk to you about the testing that comes from the Lord. If you ask God for a test, what does the test look like? How do I prepare? how do I know if I passed? Is it a pop quiz? Open book? Is there a study guide? How does God test us? You are going to be surprised by the answer of what the test is, and even more surprised at how simple it is to pass the test.

Pastor Jason – It Is Well

Pastor Jason – It Is Well

How to win when it looks like you’ve lost

Today I want to talk to you about how to win when it looks like you’ve already lost. Sometimes you’re in a fight, but there are other times when it looks like the fight is over, all is lost. Now what? What do you do when you’re losing, and it’s 4th down, and the clock is at zero – a death in a relationship, or a marriage, death to a dream, a job, a house, and your fighting, and you look up, and it appears the game is over? And we know we serve a Jesus who heals, but did you know you also serve a Jesus who specializes in resurrection? His specialty is “game over.” When Jairus’ daughter died, Jesus said, “NO Fear – Only FAITH.” The marriage looks over. What will life be like after divorce? We see ourselves moving on. It’s over. But it doesn’t have to be. What if we give it to Christ, if we give death over to the one who conquered death, to Him who said, “Oh death, where is thy sting?” As followers of Christ do we throw in the towel? Or instead, do we speak to those dry bones in our dead desires, our waning business, our brokeness? Breathe – God has given us access to His resurrection power. If you will ever need this power, know this, you have experienced it already once, when you were born again.