Essential Practices: Self-Examination

delivered January 7th, 2018 by Lori Brown

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Sermon Notes

  • Key Scripture: 2 Cor 13:5
  • Luke 6:41
  • You spot it, you got it.
  • When we point at someone else, we’ve got 4 fingers pointing back at us.
  • When we examine ourselves, we see why we’re hurting in the first place.
  • Contrary to common sense, self-examination shouldn’t be done by yourself.  It’s meant to be done along with God.
  • Psalm 11:4 God is already examining us.
  • Proverbs 5:21 God examines our hearts and watches our paths.
  • Spiritual Drift is a alow fade away from our faith and from God.
  • Are you spiritually:
    • Growing?
    • Stagnant?
    • Falling away?
  • How are you doing in your relationship with God and Jesus?
  • In Lamentations 3:40 Jeremiah predicted, warned and watched when Israel fell away from God
  • Spiritual self-examination is biblical
  • Revelation 2 – Church of Ephesus
  • 2 Cor 13:5 Living in the faith.  Jesus is IN YOU
  • When was the last time we KNEW we were in Christ?
  • Allow Jesus to help us in our weakness
  • Wesley’s 22 Questions
  • Secrets keep us bound.  We’re only as sick as our secrets.
  • James 5:16
  • The light takes the power of the stronghold of the enemy away.
  • How do you spend your spare time?
  • Hebrews 12:1-3