I BELIEVE THAT THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, AND ALSO AS THE YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE, (AND WE BEGIN A NEW YEAR) GOD WANTS US TO GAIN HIS PERSPECTIVE. Do you see how God sees? This week at Sojourn Church, Lead Pastor Chris McRae delivers an eye-opening sermon about gaining new perspectives and seeing life from God's point of view. POINT 1. DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? 1CORINTHIANS 2:9-16 9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the [a]Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. TO ANSWER THE QUESTION – ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT ASK THE SPIRIT OF GOD (SEARCHES ALL THINGS AND THEN REVEALS THEM TO US. TEACHES US GUIDES US (JOHN 16:13) 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. LEAD US IN ALL TRUTH TELL YOU OF THINGS TO COME THE WORD OF GOD – PSALMS 119:105 – YOUR WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH – PSALMS 119:18 - Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law. PSALMS 119:130 - The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. HIS NAME IS THE WORD OF GOD – ISAIAH 55:8,9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STADING WITH SOMEONE LOOKING AT THE EXACT SAME THING AND COME AWAY WITH TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES? GOD WANTS US TO SEE WHAT HE SEES YOU SEE HE SEES PROBLEMS PROVIDENCE PAIN POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION DESTINY DREAD DREAMS TRAVESTY TREASURE OPRESSION OPPURTUNITY POVERTY PROVISION TRIAL TRIUMPH SIN SAVIOR MESS MESSAGE CRAZINESS CREATIVITY TEST TESTIMONY ASHES BEAUTY HEAVINESS GARMENT OF PRAISE MOURNING OIL OF JOY FEAR FAITH WORRY WARRIOR POINT 2. DO YOU SEE HOW I SEE? LOVE JOHN 3:16 – FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD – COMPASSION – MATTHEW 9:35 The Compassion of Jesus 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease [i]among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were [j]weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” POINT 3. DO YOU SEE WHO I SEE? HERE LIES A QUESTION WITHIN A QUESTION…. HOW DO YOU SEE GOD? HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? JOHN 14: 14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many[a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. The Father Revealed 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. #ChristmasWeek - Default - 37_6295966da89f1

Do You See How God Sees

Do You See How God Sees

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"I BELIEVE THAT THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, AND ALSO AS THE YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE, (AND WE BEGIN A NEW YEAR) GOD WANTS US TO GAIN HIS PERSPECTIVE." Do you see how God sees? This week at Sojourn Church, Lead Pastor Chris McRae delivers an eye-opening sermon about gaining new perspectives and seeing life from God's point of view. POINT 1. DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? 1CORINTHIANS 2:9-16 9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the [a]Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. TO ANSWER THE QUESTION – ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT ASK THE SPIRIT OF GOD (SEARCHES ALL THINGS AND THEN REVEALS THEM TO US. TEACHES US GUIDES US (JOHN 16:13) 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. LEAD US IN ALL TRUTH TELL YOU OF THINGS TO COME THE WORD OF GOD – PSALMS 119:105 – YOUR WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH – PSALMS 119:18 - Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law. PSALMS 119:130 - The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. HIS NAME IS THE WORD OF GOD – ISAIAH 55:8,9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STADING WITH SOMEONE LOOKING AT THE EXACT SAME THING AND COME AWAY WITH TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES? GOD WANTS US TO SEE WHAT HE SEES YOU SEE HE SEES PROBLEMS PROVIDENCE PAIN POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION DESTINY DREAD DREAMS TRAVESTY TREASURE OPRESSION OPPURTUNITY POVERTY PROVISION TRIAL TRIUMPH SIN SAVIOR MESS MESSAGE CRAZINESS CREATIVITY TEST TESTIMONY ASHES BEAUTY HEAVINESS GARMENT OF PRAISE MOURNING OIL OF JOY FEAR FAITH WORRY WARRIOR POINT 2. DO YOU SEE HOW I SEE? LOVE JOHN 3:16 – FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD – COMPASSION – MATTHEW 9:35 The Compassion of Jesus 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease [i]among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were [j]weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” POINT 3. DO YOU SEE WHO I SEE? HERE LIES A QUESTION WITHIN A QUESTION…. HOW DO YOU SEE GOD? HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? JOHN 14: 14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many[a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. The Father Revealed 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. #ChristmasWeek

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