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 – Turn Around

Pastor Jason – Turn Around

Today is your day for a turn around. Mary Magdalene is standing at the site where Jesus was buried, His body is missing, and she is lost. Standing just behind her, though, is Jesus. And when she turns around, everything is about to get better. Whether you’re lost somewhere in life, lost in purpose, lost in destiny, lost your ambition, your drive, you may just be a turn around from being back on course. Or maybe you have been going the wrong direction in life, and sometimes we know it’s the wrong direction, we have intentionally moved away from the Lord’s path. Other times we are trying to go the right way, but we keep getting further from where God wants us.

Maybe it’s your economy, debt, or your marriage, or your emotions, your insecurities, maybe fear has been creeping back in, an old addiction has reared its ugly head, or hopelessness is trying to take root. Heavy is the load you are hauling, you’ve been balling, crawling, stalling and now you are free falling. Some places in your life are going great, job is awesome, business is booming, but still, we all have places in our lives that might seem off the path, not working. Well, I’m here to announce to you today, for those places in your life, today is your day for a turn around.

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?