Grow with Intent: Part 3- Make it Happen

Grow with Intent: Part 3- Make it Happen


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Sermon Notes:

Main Point:  Make it Happen.  Grow with intent.  Be purposeful in strengthening your relationship with God and you will see God move in your circumstances.

3 Ways to grow with intent. (Memorize these phrases)

  1. Run to the Cross – Sin is dealt with at the cross.
  2. Put yourself in situations to experience God – Be intentional about being were God is.  (church, etc)
  3. Don’t be afraid to get uncomfortable for God’s Kingdom – Stepping out of your comfort zone is where you will see signs and wonders.

Luke 19:1-10.  Zacchaeus made it happen.

Pastor’s Thoughts:

  • I love the story of Zacchaeus because it highlights a very important point about growing with intent as a Christian.  The point is this Zacchaeus made it happen.
  • He couldn’t see Jesus so he climbed the tree and when Jesus saw the effort, Jesus responded.
  • Before this event happened, it is evident that Zacchaeus was known as a thief and a chief sinner.  He was morally corrupt.  So what changed?  Why dis Zacchaeus want to see Jesus.  
  • Why did Zacchaeus make it happen?  Why do sinners repent?  Sinners repent when they are tired of being morally corrupt and they recognize they need a Savior.  
  • Jesus saw that Zacchaeus, made it happen because Zacchaeus wanted to change and be right with God.
  • Do not be satisfied with your current walk with God.  Choose to grow with intent.  
  • Zacchaeus wasn’t satisfied.  
  • If you find yourself felling empty from time to time as a Christian, that is a sign that it is time to press in.  Time to make it happen.  
  • Pray more.  Read your bible more.  Serve others more.  If you in debt, find opportunities to help others financially or otherwise with a little help here and a little help there.  God is looking to and fro for godly hearts.  Make it happen.

Matthew 6:19-21.  Lay treasures in heaven not treasures on earth.  Earthly treasures die.  Heavenly treasures are eternal.

Pastor’s thoughts:

  • In life there are things we can control and there are things we can’t control.
  • We can’t control what others do.  We can guide and recommend but we can’t control others.
  • We can’t control all circumstances in our lives.
  • But we can control where we lay our treasures
  • God is calling his church to action.  Make it happen. 
  • Pray daily.  This is a heavenly treasure.  Make it happen.
  • Read your bible daily.  This is a heavenly treasure.  Make it happen.
  • Be faithful to church attendance.  This is a heavenly treasure.  Make it happen.
  • Be faithful in giving.  This is a heavenly treasure.  Make it happen.
  • Used your spiritual gifts.  This is a heavenly treasure. Make it happen

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