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Bob Highlands' Messages & Lessons for 2018

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What does it mean to be a member of the church and a citizen of the Kingdom? Personal responsibility is not high on the list of priorities of most people but, it must be for the Christian believer. Paul is clear of the changes we can make and our personal responsibility as believers. Living a life without excuses and making the right decisions are both marks of a dedicated believer. Discover what you can and should do and why it is important to you and those you meet everyday.

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What is the KINGDOM? Often overlooked or even worse misunderstood the Kingdom of Christ and of God is vital to the life and understanding of the believer. The three key concepts of the kingdom are looked at and explained. If you are a Christian believer you need to understand your kingdom responsibilities and rewards. This message will help you understand how you fit into the plans of God and why your membership in the Church makes you a Kingdom citizen.

 

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What is the CHURCH? Pastor Bob takes a look at the church and the five characteristics that are THE Church compared to just any church. This is one message every believer  should watch to discover the truth of the church and our individual responsibilities as part of the church. Discover the five letter theological term most ministers never use to describe the workings of Jesus and the blessings he has planned for THE Church. If you want to know what the church really is then this message is for you.

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What can you do to have a more successful life? 

This is an Old Testament principle that applies the the New Testament believer. Why do most people miss the blessing of God and get defeated by tough times? 
We all have to go through hard times. They come in all different forms. They may be physical, financial, emotional, spiritual. They may involve our family, job, church or even be a personal struggle. When these times come you need to know how to respond and tap into the resources God has available for you. There are five checks you can go through that will better prepare you to deal with tough times.

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How should you pray when life is really tough? The problem in our prayer life is often focus. Too often we are so focused on our problems and tough times that we are not even aware of the presence of God. When this happens we often miss the answers he sends to us. It is vital that we have the right attitude when we pray if we are going to be able to have a successful Christian life. Learn the ABC's of praying in difficult circumstances

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What is the right perspective on life for the Christian believer? Life can be divided simply into three parts. There is the NOW. That is where you are currently. It may be full of problems. There is the BEFORE. That is when life was simpler and your remember everything as better. Then there is the AFTER. That is the future. It is here many people dream they will get to live without all the current problems. How should the Christian approach life and how should they deal with the NOW of life? Dealing with the endless sand and burning sun of your life depends on how you deal with the water and the shade God provides for you. This first message in the three part series shows how to handle the daily grind of life.

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Why does God allow such chaos in the life of believers? You want to be a strong follower of God and then it happens. You are confronted with chaos and confusion. You pray and pray seeking relief and it just does not seem to come. What if the chaos that surrounds you is part of God's plan. Not that he planned the chaos but that He is using it to accomplish his will in and through your life. Join pastor Bob as he takes you to the garden of Gethsemane and the arrest of Jesus. Listen in as Jesus prays and discover the power of using CHAOS for the good and purpose of God in your life. It could be the answer to your prayer life and deeper spiritual victory.

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Are you honest enough with yourself to be honest with God? We pray but are we really asking what we need or are we settling for what we think we want based on the circumstances. Pastor Bob gives a simple way to pray and discover our real needs and communicate them with God. What do you want JESUS to do for you? Discover the answer to this question and expand your prayer life.

 

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Is positive thinking the same thing as faith? We all know the story of the little engine who was victorious by saying over and over, "I think I can, I think I can." This is often the way people and believers see faith. If they have enough 'I think I can faith' then everything will be alright. Pastor Bob takes you to the sea of Galilee and shows us how real faith works and why I think I can faith will only take us so far before we sink into the waves of fear and self defeat. Learn how to replace doubt and fear with true faith and become a stronger believer ready for the really big storms.

 


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What does it take to keep on God's good side? Jonah is famous for getting swallowed by a great fish but few pay attention to the lessons we can learn from his life. He was a man of God who did not want to listen to God. His great adventure was a self-inflicted wound of disobedience. Discover the four things Jonah did wrong and what you can do to not make the same mistakes. You life compass can be better directed and you can avoid a lot of problems if you just get your life headed in the right direction.

 


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What can you do to know God's will for your life? Jesus talked about them as ACTS of RIGHTEOUSNESS. He said they were to be done by believers. In fact he said "WHEN" we do them not "IF" we do them. It is better to be in the center of God's will and be full protected by him than to be searching for God's will because you have been disobedient. Take the time to discover the three key spiritual disciplines (habits) every believer needs to have as a regular part of their spiritual life.

 


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Why wait for a crisis to get things right with God? That may sound like a strange question but many people don't talk to God except when they are facing a crisis. You can evaluate your personal life and avoid the need for crisis praying.  Believers need to know God does not correct us except to help us not make the same mistake again. Learn how to grow while God is getting you back on track. Discover the four key lessons God wants to teach every believer when he has to correct their path. The evaluation process will help you grow and get closer to God's will and hopefully keep you from needing to be corrected by God.

 


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When you face a storm do you know how to evaluate its purpose? He is one of the most famous people ever to live. He is know for one of the greatest adventures and miracles of God and yet few ever consider how his life can teach us all some very important lessons. Join Pastor Bob as he takes you deep into the spiritual journey that is the story of Jonah and discover it is more than a fish story. It is a lesson to every believer and follower of God to listen carefully to the call of God or discover the results may be less than desirable. Think you know the story of Jonah? You will be surprised and challenged. Discover that the five different types of storms mentioned in the Bible and why the one Jonah lived through is one you will want to avoid.

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