Pastor Rick Bezet, Senior Pastor of New Life Church in Arkansas, joins us to talk about authenticity in our relationships with God and those around us.
Be Real Because Fake is Exhausting
August 9, 2015 | Pastor Rick Bezet
Hebrews 10:19-25 (NIV)
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
It’s your move to…
1: Have confidence in your approach to God
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame
Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence
2: Dream dreams again
Mark 10:51 (NIV)
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked
3: Have confidence in your approach toward fears
Hebrews 13:6 (NIV)
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
4: Be sincere in your approach to God
Hebrews 10:22 (NIV)
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart
2 Corinthians 8:21 (AMP)
Aim to be honest and above suspicion, in the eyes of God and man
Acts 2:46 (NIV)
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts
5: Encourage others to follow after Christ
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Let us...not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Proverbs 11:30 (JUB)
He that wins souls is wise