The Secret Place pt3

The Secret Place pt3


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Sermon Notes:

Main Point:  Those who have a secret place are satisfied because we were created to be in close relationship with God the creator of all things.

Why was mankind created?

Colossians 1:6.   For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Revelations 4:11. The Lord is worthy to receive glory and honor and for His pleasure God has created man

  • You were created for God and you will not have true joy and peace until you surrender to that.
    • Galatians 2:20.  I have been crucified with Christ.  I no longer live but Christ lives in me.

Pastor’s Thoughts:

  • In these scriptures we just read:  God’s word is clear that we are created for Him and for his pleasure we were created.
  • We were also created to praise and glorify and to be bring Glory to God.
  • The closer you are to God the more fulfilled and satisfied you are because you are living out the reason you were created.
  • The closer you are to God the more He showers blessings upon your life
    • Hebrews 11:6. God is a rewarded of those who diligently seek him.

Diligently seek him in the secret place:

  • A place where only you and God abide
    • Your carnal sinful nature does not want anything to do with the secret place with God.
  • Adam and Eve had a secret place with God but sin destroyed it
    • Because Jesus has conquered sin and death, we all have access to a secret place with God 
  • We were all created to have a secret place with God.

What do you do in the secret place?

  • You praise and worship God for what he has done and who He is (creator of all whose mercy is great)
  • You ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit and empower to love and forgive others
  • You surrender your will to God’s will
  • You petition God with your request (let your request be made known to God)
  • You let God know how you feel (God can handle it when you’re not happy)
  • You let God know you trust him and you know he will make good all that the enemy means for evil against you.

Pastor’s Thoughts:

  • If you have a secret place and discuss these things you will never be the same
  • Your love for God will grow deeper and deeper
  • You will begin to weep when you even think about how good God is.

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