Sunday, January 16, 2011
1/2/11, Sermon, It's Time for Your Examination, New Year's Resolution
It’s Time for Your Examination
Opening Passage – Psalm 139.
It’s Time for Your Physical Examination
1 Corinthians 6:19 – “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”
The book is titled "EAT TO LIVE" and is authored by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a medical doctor.
FORWARD ‑‑ Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Director, Cardiovascular Institute, Columbia‑Presbyterian Medical Center, writes the forward to the book. Following are quotes by Dr. Oz as found in the Forward:
*Although the United States is the most powerful nation on earth, the one area in which this country does not excel is health. And the future is not bright.
*In 1970, Americans ate 6 billion fast food meals. By 2000, the figure was 110 billion.
*Poor nutrition can also result in less productivity at work and school, hyperactivity among children and adolescents, and mood swings, all of which heighten feelings of stress, isolation, and insecurity. Even basic quality‑of‑life concerns such as constipation are affected, resulting in Americans spending $600 million annually on laxatives.
*The U.S. Surgeon General has reported that 300,000 deaths annually are caused by or related to obesity.
*The incidence of diabetes alone has risen by a third since 1990, and treatment costs $100 billion a year.
It’s Time to Examine Your Priorities
1 Timothy 4:8 – “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”
Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
It’s Time for Your Spiritual Examination
2 Corinthians 13:5 – “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.”
2 Peter 1:10-12 – “Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.”
Philippians 2:12-13 – “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
Galatians 6:4 – “But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”
Psalm 139:23-24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 119:9, 104-106 – “How can a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to Your word... Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments.”
It’s Time to Develop a Biblical Worldview
George Barna - Revolution – “Only 9% of all adults have a Biblical Worldview. This means that less than 1 in 10 Christians age 18 or older believes absolute truth exists, believes that such truth is contained in the Bible, and possesses a handful of core beliefs that reflect such truth. Those beliefs include: a certainty that the Bible is accurate in its teaching; Jesus lived a sinless life on earth; Satan is real, not symbolic; all believers are responsible for sharing their faith their faith in Christ with others; the only means to salvation is through God's grace; and God is the all knowing and all powerful creator of the universe who still rules it today. The other 91% of born again adults posses a patchwork of theological views and rarely rely on those perspectives to inform their daily decisions. Although the typical believer contends that the Bible is accurate in what it teaches, he or she spends less time reading the Bible in a year than watching television, listening to music, reading other books and publications, or conversing about personal hobbies and leisure interests.”
Romans 12:1‑2 -- “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (NKJV)
Ephesians 5:26 -- “that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,” (NKJV)
Sermon, It's Time for Your Examination ,Physical & Spiritual Self Assessment, New Year's Resolution, Conviction of the Holy Spirit, Revival, Reformation, Great Awakening, Repentance, Restoration. Pastor Bryan Longworth, Covenant Tabernacle Worship Service. Prolife, pro-life, abortion, Repentance, Revival, Reformation, A True Move of God. Join us as we worship the King of King and Lord of Lords and call the church and our city, state, and nation to repent before a holy God. For information about Covenant Tabernacle, Port St. Lucie, visit Covenant Tabernacle's website http://www.CovenantTabernacle.com.
Pastor Bryan Longworth serves as the associate pastor at Covenant Tabernacle in Port St. Lucie, FL and the director of Personhood FL, a prolife organization working to pass the Florida Personhood Amendment that will end abortion in FL. Longworth continues to be involved in the pro-life movement and in calling the church and our nation to repentance. The church and America needs revival and reformation like never before. The blood of over 55 million children cries from the ground for vengeance, and God will avenge! God send us a true move of God lest we perish in our iniquity!
Covenant Tabernacle World Outreach Center in Port Saint Lucie Florida is a nondenominational, charismatic reformed church that believes the Pentecostal gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers today. We believe God has called us to worship, proclaim His word, and Disciple the nations in obedience to His commandments.
At Covenant Tabernacle, we believe in worshipping God "with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." (Mark 12:30 - NKJV) As a part of our worship, we blow the Shofar as blown in ancient Jewish worship.
Powerful, Bible based Preaching
We believe that the word of God is true (2 Samuel 7:28) and that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV) We encourage all believers to develop a Biblical Worldview that shapes our view on not only our personal life but also our family, friends, loved ones, church, and civil government.
We believe in following Christ's Great Commission to "'go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen." (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV) As such, we believe in discipling individuals, families, communities, cities, states, and nations in obedience to God's word.