Enneagram #4 The Individualist | Sandals Church

um thank you hopefully you guys are excited and ready men listen to me this series is changing lives we’ve had over 5000 people take the personality assessment and literally lives are changing marriages are changing people who don’t even go to sandals church people who have no idea what Christianity is are being introduced to Jesus through this series so keep inviting your friends keep telling them about what it is show them your funky score and you know they don’t even know what the crossword puzzle weird color you know chart is show it to them because it’s it’s really really helping and blessing people listen if you’re visiting us today let me just say I’m glad you’re here and I just want you to know that this series called you when I first encountered the India Graham about 15 years ago it transformed my life it changed the way I see God because it changed the way I see myself it made me a better dad it made me a better husband it maybe a better Christian and a better pastor and I believe that if you take the time to get to know yourself and let God speak he will transform and change your life so now let me say this today we’re talking about the for the individualist if you are a parent here let me beg you let me beg you if you have a little for that you’re raising you need to listen to this sermon over and over and over again okay because if you’re raising a four you might want to jump up a cliff don’t do that because they’re special they’re unique they’re amazing and listen to me don’t you dare change them that’s the way God made them they are special they are amazing and let me say this they’re almost always misunderstood and so if you’re a four don’t panic if you know your Bible if you don’t know your Bible you’re not going to panic but if you know your Bible you’re gonna freak out as soon as we I tell you who we’re going to talk about today as of four and let me tell you why I think you’re wrong when you freaked out because I think the person we’re going to talk about today gets a bad rap he gets a bad rap and he was an amazing amazing individual who was thrust into an incredible position of leadership and it was excruciating ly difficult for him but because of his obedience to God he transformed and changed the nation of Israel let me tell you who we’re gonna talk about today King Saul King Saul an amazing individual and most of you know his story because it ends in a cloud of dust and some emotional rants and he tries to throw Spears at people if you’re a for put down the spear and listen up God has a wonderful plan for your life and he made you you don’t ever ever let somebody tell you you need to be different be who God’s called you to be listen to me everybody else is already taken be who God made you to be so let’s pray because our force listen to me remember we said last week we talked about the 3s america is the land of the brave and the home of the three in america we kill for us that’s what we do we eat them up we spit them out but we need them they’re amazing and if you have a community group and there’s no force in your community group go get one go get one because they feel the heart of God they feel your feelings especially if you’re three you need a four so you can discover your feelings they know your feelings better than you do so go get one because they feel that’s who they are and they’re awesome so let’s begin with the word of Prayer God we thank you for every single person in our church god they’re a gift to us God their gift of sandals church got especially the force we’re so grateful for them god I pray they would never be ashamed of who they are or what you’ve called them to be but God they would embrace their uniqueness and just trust you in this process we pray in Jesus name Amen now let’s take a look if you have your Bibles let’s open up the first Samuel if you’re new to Christianity let me just tell you two books you should read first and second Samuel amazing amazing books samuel is one of the most important characters in the entire history of our faith you need to know him you need to know about him and he led Israel for an amazing period of time but he’s at the end of his life he’s not doing well he was an amazing leader not a great dad and many leaders are not great dads and so he raised up some idiot sons and he has really cannot write they’re freaking out we don’t we love Samuel his boys make us nervous we want a king we don’t want Samuels family line so Samuel is upset about it he goes to the Lord and the Lord says listen to me he says give him what they want be careful you keep asking God for stuff he might give it to you God says fine enough give it to him give them what they want they want a king they can have a king so here we go here’s the story later Samuel called the people of Israel to meet before the Lord Circle this word at Mizpah now I know you know you’re not a Bible historian or guru or a walking Bible bibliography I understand that but circle that word because this is important literally in the book of Judges something else happens at Mizpah and here’s what it is the extermination of the tribe of Benjamin almost takes place all of the 11 tribes of Israel gathered together because the tribe of Benjamin was so wicked so evil so terrible they set out to wipe them off the face of the earth at Misbah remember the tribe of Benjamin just put that in your note put that in your noodle let it sit there we’ll get there in a second and he said this is what the Lord God of Israel has declared okay this is God he said I brought you from Egypt I rescued you from the Egyptians and from all the other nations who are oppressing you but though I have rescued you from your misery and distress you have rejected your God today and have said no we want a king instead this is what God’s people do we want to be led by our own emotions our own desires and not God God says fine you want a king I’ll give you a king but I’m supposed to be your king listen to me and if you don’t know this Jesus is supposed to be your king so get off the throne get off the throne there’s not two seats there’s not one there for you it’s for Jesus he says but you’ve rejected God today you’ve said we want a king instead now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by tribes and by clans so tribe is your big group that’s who you are there’s 12 tribes in the nation of Israel and within those 12 tribes their clans their clans and so God says I want you all to appear today we’re going to pick from all of your tribes and from your clans say we’re going to elect a king no that’s not what he says God says I’ve chosen a king and if you’re a four and you’re freaking out God chooses a for to be the king listen to me as a for the world will never realize how special you are but God does God does God sees you for who you are so Samuel brought all the tribes before Israel the Lord and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot what does that mean they gambled uh-huh they threw dice uh-uh God’s in control throw dice go to Vegas do whatever you want listen to me God is in control he’s in control and we’re always freaking out right Oh bomber gets like oh my gosh Trump gets elected oh my gosh everybody’s freaking out God is not surprised God is not surprised God’s not sitting in heaven watching CNN I wonder who’ll get elected today Jesus how do you think this is going to turn out they’re not eating popcorn wonderin they’re not anxiously freaking out God knows he’s in control he understands exactly what’s happening but the people of Israel like okay God’s gonna choose somebody so they brought forth each family of the tribe of Benjamin remember they gathered at Mizpah at one time to exterminate the tribe of Benjamin but they didn’t Benja the tribe of Benjamin still here but listen to me for is there the smallest clan in Israel smallest tribe smallest the most insignificant and yet the most significant person will come from that tribe from that group the Lord brought each family of the tribe of Benjamin before the Lord and the family of the mate rights was chosen and finally saw son of Kish was chosen from among them I love this well we know who the new king is we’ve just elected a president we now have a leader but when they look for him underline it was his a he disappeared why that’s what fours do oh I’m in the spotlight I’m out here I’m out of here right okay there’s one person in the audience who doesn’t want to be king you know what his name is Saul he doesn’t want to do that he doesn’t want to be thrown in front of everybody so they asked the Lord where is he we just elected somebody we can’t find him I love this the Lord replied and let me tell you this if you’re a four you can hide from me but you can’t hide from God and the Lord replied he’s hiding amongst a baggage he’s over there right over there right right over there some of you think off I’ll run the car under God I’ll go to Vegas I’ll move to California I’ll move away from California I’ll go wherever I want to go God will find you God will find you when I ran from God you know what I did I joined the United States Army I ran from God no I will not serve you God I will serve America I joined the army you know what they did the first week in boot camp they made us go to church it was a different time it was a different time I was awakened in the morning 4 a.m.

With a trash can Bam Bam Bam Bam get up Braun you know my private or my drill sergeant told me he said you got a problem you know what your problem is private Brown I said no sir he said your name is too and I can’t use the word cuz he cussed too well let’s say dang there’s children present your name is too dang easy to remember that’s your problem so when he didn’t know who to yell out guess who he picked brighter back you know here you know what he told me he said you’re going to church today I said I don’t want to go to church he said I don’t care get up going to church I ran from God can’t run from God God says where’s Matt where’s private Brown there he is in the baggage get him boom he’s going to church you know what happened I went to church cried the whole service whole service in front of fellow soldiers mm-hmm you know why cuz I got a little four in me I do it’s one isn’t the major influences in my life I cry all the time I’ve seen the notebook a thousand times I cry every time every time my wife my kids they don’t watch they don’t watch the movie they watched dad are you crying again dad you know she didn’t know who he is I cry did you know I’m just emotional I got a lot of four inside me okay so they asked where is he and the Lord replied he’s hiding amongst the baggage so they found him he brought him out hey you’re our King underline this force here he is trying to hide and what does it say he stood head and shoulders above everyone else and if you of if you’re a four you always will do you know why if you’re a four people are critical of you because they’re envious of you and your gift in your uniqueness your talent you’re different you don’t look like everybody else you don’t act like everybody else you’re you and so oftentimes what we do in our culture with someone who’s a little different is we try to wreck them why would it be significant that the Lord would say he stood head and shoulders amongst everyone else because if you’re a Jew you’re God’s chosen people but you’re short that was funnier than that it was funnier than that right he’s taller than everybody else when you read the Bible usually when they describe the enemies of God you know what they say they’re tall they’re really really tall because when you’re a Jew that was important who are we fighting tall guys you know it’s like on a basketball team you’re just gonna lose man you’re just it’s not good thank God the Jews had God amen right you go to the battlefield and well Goliath is tall he is I didn’t find him they just don’t but they say Saul is taller than everyone else he stood head and shoulders above anyone else and then Samuel said to the people underline this and don’t ever forget it this is the man the Lord has chosen this is who God picked to be your king no one listen to me here for no one in Israel is like him nobody’s like him stop apologizing for being different stop apologizing for feeling different gods made you different no one’s like him and all the people shouted long live the king unless you read the next chapter cuz you know what it says not everybody likes all not everybody agrees welcome to leadership welcome to leadership everybody like I read the next chapter some people didn’t bless him didn’t honor him didn’t like him he’s a little different why was he hiding in the baggage that freaks me out I want a leader that’s not in the baggage I don’t want a leader with bad it’s Paula it’s always in the bag it’s not only does he have baggage right so let’s talk about the individualist the individualist reflects God’s uniqueness God is unique listen to what God says then the Lord God said to Moses there is no one like me and all the earth there’s no one like me I’m gonna send you to Pharaoh who believes that all gods are the same all religions lead to the same place it’s all the same blah God says there’s no one like me and don’t you ever let favor forget it right there’s no one like God who picks a stutterer to proclaim your message God does some of you’ve read that see if you have the King James it says slow of tongue it means he stutters that’s who God picks to announce his glory do you know why cuz it wasn’t about Moses words it was about the power of God there’s no one like me and if you get tripped up you got your brother Aaron let him talk now go now go you see the four reflects God’s uniqueness listen to me if your four you know what Moses said god I can’t talk God you picked the wrong one God you never would pick me and for is never feel like they’re supposed to lead and oftentimes they’re the only ones who can feel and sense the direction of God everybody else is going their own way the force like I don’t feel like we should be doing this this doesn’t feel right they reflect the uniqueness of God now here’s what’s amazing the four and the three sit right together the threes motivation right remember last week the successful person wants to be successful they don’t really care how they feel they just want to win at your expense right I just want to win and I need you to lose so everybody knows where everybody sits on the food chain the four doesn’t want to win but they want to feel like what they’re doing matters so if you’re raising a four they’re not going to be interested in making a lot of money they’re gonna be interested in doing something that matters so you’ll send for to college and spend $200,000 and they’ll pick a career path that earns 10 bucks an hour oh but it makes a difference and you’re pulling your hair out as a three or an eight or whatever you are freaking out freaking out because your little four wants to do something matters that’s who they are they care about making a difference look you can win threes you can all win you can all do what you want to do look I just want to make a difference I want my life to matter so the motivation is significance first samuel 14 47 to 48 listen to me some of you you’re gonna hate the fact that I picked four and let me just tell you this when you read through the Bible here’s one of the things that’s amazing about the Bible when a king dies the Jews who write about the king let me just say this they are brutally honest brutally honest like you don’t want to be a Jewish King because if you stunk they let everybody know you were terrible you were so terrible you didn’t get to be buried with the Kings we don’t even like him we didn’t like you when you were alive and we don’t like you no you’re dead Jews are real very very real about their leaders when you read when Sant went went in in 1st Samuel when Saul passes they loved him they loved him it says this when saul had secured his grasp on israel’s throne he fought against his enemies circle these words in every direction anybody ever seen where is realized right in the middle of every major superpower for the last 3,000 years you know where their enemies are in every direction in every direction America has been blessed in that we are separated by vast amounts of water right we have literally the Atlantic Ocean and we have the Pacific Ocean we’ve been very very safe Israel not so safe not so safe so what does he do he fought against his enemies in every direction and he performed underline this great deeds saving Israel from all those who had plundered them that’s pretty amazing let me tell you something you can control what you do in life you know what you can’t control what people say about you when you die people can say what they want you’re eating potato salad you paid for it you’re dead they’re gonna say whatever they want to say they’re gonna say one time I went to a funeral there’s old lady there she had to be in her 90s we buried your husband I said how you doing she said I’m just glad he’s gone Wow she said the potato salads good Wow see when you’re dead people say the truth about you the truth listen to me Saul was an amazing leader what’s the need the need is to be unique listen to me if you’re a four you are unique you are unique what is the four avoid being basic right you’re not taking your four kid to JCPenney they’re not going they’re gonna make their own clothes right the three wants a label the four hates the label I will not shop at Nordstrom’s right they’re gonna find some reason they want to be different like I’m wearing my forest shirt that I have it says I’m a four I like to party but I also preach that’s what this shirt is saying and see a four loves this shirt accept the fact that there’s a label and they’re like I hate that I hate that you had me Pastor except for the label if you were really in touch with your feelings you would have sewn that shirt yourself on a spiritual trip to India okay I don’t have that much for how much I don’t need to soak in my own clothing and you know weave it from some hair from a camel somewhere in India I don’t need to do that force want to do that that’s just fantastic what does a four focus on what’s missing listen to me this is literally the thorn in the fours flesh they have a hard time being happy because they’re constantly focused on what’s missing what’s wrong with the world what’s wrong with their clothes what’s wrong with their status they can be overwhelmed with what’s missing they struggle being satisfied fours if they’re not careful they can really really enjoy being kind of depressed kind of dark somebody loves before do you hear that and if you know this story of saw it gets to a little dark he gets a little depressed matter of fact they have to bring in a young guy by the name of David to play the harp to sue them when he’s seriously depressed when he’s seriously feeling really really emotionally low they bring in David he plays the harp it makes him feel better so he focuses on what’s missing what’s the course into the fore okay if you’re a four get off Instagram it’s in via Graham for you get off it don’t look at it there’s gonna be somebody else more creative oh my gosh I should have thought of that or or I’ve been having that idea forever in my mind don’t look at it man this is the madness of our modern society every idea every unique thing you have there’s somebody else that’s doing it the core Center the four is envy I want to be the most unique the most special and you’re unique and you’re special and that’s threatening to me right I get to be the only weird one no have you looked around you if you noticed there’s some other force right there’s some other people on a spiritual journey in India making their own clothes the course sin is envy oh my gosh I need to be the only one who is creative who’s an individual and there can be no one even remotely like them because then I have to hate them guess what happens in Saul’s life he becomes so preoccupied with a young man named David that he loses complete sight of who he is and let me say this if you’re for I want to go back to the summary of Saul’s death they didn’t say we hated Saul they said loved him he fought our enemies in every direction he protected us he was valiant and he was loyal to us the nation grieved when he died some of you don’t know this but God anoints David King did you know that there was a civil war that raged in Israel for thirty years for thirty years do you know why listen to me for us because people were still loyal to the line of Saul they loved him they were loyal to him so the core scent of the four is envy and here’s their fear being unnoticed oftentimes if you have multiple children that middle child is the most likely to be a four they feel unseen unheard unnoticed they’re not the first they’re not the last they’re stuck in the middle and so that’s their fear no one’s gonna see me nobody cares about how I feel nobody cares about what I think nobody cares about what I do and oftentimes force you know they’re not going to be you know the valedictorian there they’re not they’re not interested in sports you know what they’re interested in being themselves and if you love before you need to be interested in that too because gods make Tim different absolutely different they’re not always into competitions they just enjoy life for what it is and that’s why we need to appreciate these people because they remind us that it’s important to be significance in life and make a difference so their fear is being unnoticed for samuel 18 7 to 9 so here’s what happens David young King David is being raised up and David is a warrior David’s amazing right the story isn’t Saul defeats Goliath does anybody remember the story it’s David defeats Goliath and so people start to get excited about the new or younger fresher version of Saul and so here’s how the women sing this song they sing this song and here it is Saul has killed his thousands David has killed his what ten thousands whoo and this maid saw very angry what is this he said they credit even with ten thousands and me was only a thousands next they’ll be making him their king underline this so from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on what David do you know where Saul’s I should have been on God listen to me very carefully if you’re a for when God chooses David to be king you need to really listen to his words this is what he says the King saw I have found a man who is after my heart listen to me if you’re a for you can be overwhelmed with your heart your emotions your feelings and you can be so consumed with how you feel you lose your faith and if you’ve read the Bible David ain’t perfect wait till we get to the seven we’re gonna study David David likes to party right sometimes it’s with Bathsheba sometimes it’s naked worshiping God that’s strange right that’s a little strange yeah that’s the seven they like a party so how on earth does a four oh I skipped something sorry you came to jealousy and David what’s the underlying emotion we’re still in the shame Quadrant twos threes and fours feel shame remember if you’re a – you’re ashamed you’re not good enough unless you’re doing something you got to serve somebody if you’re a three you’re ashamed you’re not good enough so you wrap yourself in things or in achievement if you’re a four you’re ashamed of being ordinary you’re not special you’re not unique and what’s tragic about this if you’re four you are you are just by being a four listen to me there are less fours than any other number in America you’re automatically unique and special simply by being a four it’s a lie don’t believe it don’t believe it remember what God says to Eve who told you you were naked if you’re a four here’s what you need to hear from God who told you you’re ordinary because it’s not God God knows you’re special God sees you God saw saw he picked him from the crowd and when salt right to run from his creative destiny God said he’s in the baggage he’s in the baggage I see you you can’t run for me you didn’t think I noticed but I noticed because I’m God so get over here and let us anoint you as king so how on earth does a for need to be real real with yourself Psalms 139 14 if you’re a four would you do me a favor and memorize this and never forget it and the next time you feel sad depressed you feel like you don’t mean anything you have no value I want you to recite God’s Word thank you God for making me so wonderfully complex your workmanship is marvelous listen to me when you call yourself worthless you know what you’re telling God he makes junk God doesn’t make junk and he made you your workmanship God is marvelous how well I know it listen Saul’s depressed because he’s not David god never created Saul to be David and let me just see this let’s just talk about Saul for a minute do you know Saul was an amazing dad do you know how I know that because his son’s name is Jonathan he’s fantastic anybody look at David’s kids not so good that’s a good read about an amp Salaam Absalom tries to kill his dad David Jonathan was loyal to the very end absolutely loyal he raised great kids he did great things he did amazing things God never ever ever called him to be David he called him to be Saul and here’s what God wants you to be be you don’t be anybody else be who God has called you to be you to be here’s the transformation that you need to embrace as a four it’s called gratitude right what is the four focus on what’s missing what’s missing what’s wrong with me what don’t I have what gifts am I missing so if you’re the four you wish you were every other number does your course sends Envy why can’t it be a 1 why can’t I be a 1 if I was in one I would should on people so good why can’t I be a 2 I would serve everyone I would be like Jesus why can’t it be a 3 I would be successful why can’t I be a five deep a deep thinker why can’t I be a six right I want to be a six I want my course end to be fear cuz at least that’s reasonable I want to be a seven I need to let it loose and have a good time I’m gonna be an eight tell people I feel I want to be a nine and just chill why God did you make me a four because he’s God and you’re not right that’s how you know when you’re probably before when you wish you wear something else hmm pray about it see what God says gratitude God thank you for making me me thank you we’re raising a foreigner household and she is our middle kid our middle kid listen she beats to a different drum your four might not even beat to a drum it could be a harmonica they could invent an instrument that’s what fours do fours a radically different and listen to me they don’t fit into your box they’re not interested in being you and that’s what a lot of us do as parents I’m gonna raise not a child to be godly but a child to be almost like God that means me that’s what we all do as parents right I’m gonna recreate my child and they’re gonna have the life I always wanted show me that verse show me the verse where God says raise your child to be everything you wanted to be and have everything you wish you had last time I checked all kids are God’s kids and you’re a steward of the resources he’s entrusted you with right fours are different floors are different my daughters before she took well we don’t know if she took third place 4th place or fifth place in the state and let me tell you why they all crashed at the finish line so I think the judges just guessed they didn’t know just a pile of dust and whatever so my daughter literally in the state of California Lauren literally that one of the greatest mountain bikers man she just was awesome she’s like yeah I hate it I’m done she’s not interested in racing like sometimes she would be racing and she be in first place and then we would lose her I what happened I don’t know dad I was just I was out there and I just started thinking I’m like you’re in a race you’re gonna race and I’m a three and you need to win like hell on earth in a race do you forget where you are so I don’t know I just saw B and I thought I could be whatever I wanted to be and then like one time another girl’s bike broke and she stopped to help I’m like what are you doing step ahead and go buy it didn’t always bring out the best in me and my wife’s like well what daddy really means is good job and a way to be like Christ others here’s the thing if you’re four you got to see the beauty and talent of others as a good thing let me just let me confess this to you as sin this is sin I have I’m a three wing four so what that means is I want to be successful and I’m envious of everyone else who is that’s how it works out in my life it’s great thank you Jesus for making me this way your workmanship is marvelous and how wonderful you know it okay I wanted to be the greatest preacher ever and I wanted no one to be like me and you know what I discovered God has a lot of amazing preachers like they’re just awesome and that really irked me that’s what sin does that’s what the sin of envy does God we need to reach the world for Christ and we will do it through me your humble servant that’s what envy does right you’ve got to see the beauty and talent of others as a good thing it’s a good thing all beauty reflects the glory of God all talent reflects the glory of God it’s okay if someone’s a little better a little more beautiful a little more creative a little more special than you it’s okay because God didn’t call you to be them he called you to be you and you reflect the glory of God just like they do in a different way in a different way see beauty and the talent of others as a good thing here’s one of the amazing you probably never noticed this verse in the scripture it’s beautiful the conflict of the Philistines was fierce all of Saul’s days they had battles all of his life so whenever saw noticed any strong a brave man he what he enlisted him Saul was a notice er he saw Talent and he wasn’t intimidated by it he utilized it that’s a healthy for oh you’re gifted wow we could do amazing things for the glory of God with your gifts wow you’re talented and one of the things God had to twist in my heart was quit seeing talent as competition and seeing it as a gift from God to us in his kingdom see when it’s about you it’s a threat when it’s about God it’s a benefit and it’s great and it’s amazing and let me tell you one of the reasons I believe sandals church is as successful as it is because about 15 years ago I had to repent from Envy and say God send me all the talent you can if you’ve met our executive team if you’ve met them every single one of them are amazing gifted talented leaders and they serve here because I’ve learned not to be intimidated by giftedness but to celebrate it and to say you guys are great and be everything God’s called you to be I don’t have to know everything do everything be everything God doesn’t want me to be awesome he wants this church to be awesome and for that to be true we have to have an awesome team an awesome team that’s why we do so great you guys should meet our team there they’re amazing amazing amazing people who serve God at sandals but that doesn’t happen when a leader is insecure and is intimidated by giftedness and listen to me just because you’re Christian doesn’t mean you don’t struggle with envy saul was the king of Israel and struggled with it deeply you’re not King but you can struggle alright next how are do you need to be real with God you’ve got to know your place if you’re a four you’ve got to understand you cannot be ruled by your emotions Saul waited there seven days for Samuel what happened he was told wait seven days and I will come and I will sacrifice I will do it there are only three roles in the Old Testament three roles listen to me prophet priest and King there are only three roles in the Old Testament prophet priest and King you know what’s amazing Saul was – he was king and if you study his life do you know what he was he was a prophet he prophesied he’s two of the three offices he’s two of this room that’s not bad cheers it’s right you got two or three man it’s awesome if you got one of the three right your king it’s good to be king you’re a prophet that’s amazing you’re a priest that’s incredible only Jesus would be all three so here’s the thing Saul you’re a prophet and you’re a king listen to me you’re not a priest you need to wait for the priest Samuel to sacrifice before you go into battle Saul waited there seven days for Samuel but you know what happened Sammy was a little late Samuel had instruct him earlier to wait but Samuel didn’t come on time anybody ever had that prayer Lord I need you to answer me in the next eight minutes saw realized that his troops were rapidly slipping away so he demanded bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings and saw sacrifice to burst offering himself he acted as the priest and do you know what happened he lost the role as prophet and King and God chose David write this down feel your emotions but follow your faith feel your emotions God gave them to you but follow your faith so how to love before number one don’t put them in a box it ain’t gonna work I don’t care how big the box is don’t put them in a box next enjoy and appreciate how deeply they feel some of you have no hearts you didn’t hear that you don’t you don’t have a feeling maybe you did once they have feelings they have emotions right appreciate that love that celebrate that man it’s great they cry and worship and some of you’re like you’re like mr.

Spock tell me how that feels hmm some of you watch people in here worship they lift their hands like that’s interesting some of you at the height of your inspiration I make an amazing point you’re like well done pastor well done and if you don’t know I’m talking about and talk about the fives we’re gonna get a you next week this is a crazy five praise You Lord that’s a 5 just letting it loose enjoy and appreciate how deeply they feel it’s okay to cry the notebook even if you’ve seen it a thousand times it’s okay next point out how their uniqueness has blessed you fors will bless your life if you let him tell him man this is how you’ve blessed my life next challenge them to feel but to not be led by their feelings and you’re gonna need to do this like every day every day okay we’ve cried for 58 minutes it’s good it’s good cry it’s good cry we’ve all felt the weight of your emotions now I need you to do the right thing whether you feel like it or not right next five enjoy the ride it’s going to be fun right whenever we go into talk with the four who’s my daughter I don’t know where we’re going but I know it’s gonna be entertaining right and the conversation usually starts off with nothing’s wrong and then eight hours later wow it’s awesome how do you pray for the for God let me feel my emotions but follow your commands look I get it saw you panicked you freaked Samuels late right you should have read Lord of the Rings wizard is never late they arrived precisely when they mean to it’s Gandalf it’s not in the Bible but it’s close I get it I get it right wouldn’t you guys be freaking out if you’re going to battle and everybody’s panicking and you’re the leader and you’re waiting for Samuel and he’s old did he die in the way I can’t text him I can’t call him I don’t know where he is maybe he forgot I don’t know Samuel said wait seven days and I’ll be there and then we’ll go to battle and God will give you victory follow your faith not your emotions God let me feel my emotions but follow your commands help me to see the uniqueness my uniqueness and to love it the way you do that’s what you need to help before with help them to love themselves the way God does help me to see others giftedness and to celebrate it instead of being jealous of it right fours are amazing absolutely amazing and we are blessed to have them but listen to me fours if you don’t get a control of your emotions you’re gonna throw Spears at the people you love and if you don’t believe me read the Bible let’s pray I’m gonna ask our Esther’s to come forward to receive today’s Lord’s Supper so let’s prepare for that Heavenly Father as we prepare to embrace Lord the Lord’s Supper god help us all to just get in touch with our four Lord our individualĂ­s spirit so that we can get in touch Lord with the emotion of the Lord’s Supper god help us to feel your sacrifice your death your suffering so that we can have a right relationship with you God we’re so thankful for what you did for us in the cross and we remember your death until you come we love you Lord Jesus and we ask that you bless this time this place in this church and that you would be a part of this amazing thing you asked us to do as we rim were you we pray this in Jesus name Amen the head that wants was crowned with thorns he is crowned with glory no the Savior male 2 I shall feed now a news feed we the one who has seen and shame now all the majesty the radiance over now shines for all to see sing it out to grass praise will rise to rise the feel that held us now gives way to him his final now we’ll spirit I will rise from the ashes of defeat the resurrected King is resurrecting me in your name you know I think whether you’re a four or not if you’re honest with yourself you’re someone who maybe is trying to follow Jesus really so much of our daily life whether it’s our emotional experience the way we think about what we’re going on or really just how we act and engage with the world so much of that is just about our own self alright we get caught up in our own lives our own problems thinking about our own journey our own stories one of the things I love about this time of communion or the Lord’s Supper that Jesus has asked his church to practice together one things I love about this moment it’s just supposed to be a moment where we take all of that focus away from ourselves and we direct it back to Jesus it’s kinda like when pastor I was just talking about David our sees me Saul was so consumed with his own heart his own experience and God was out there looking for someone who would be after God’s heart now this is a moment where each of us we want to kind of press into that and I even want to invite you if you’re a for right now man just let yourself be if you have super low floor or a little bit of for in you whatever you have man allow yourself to just feel man this is a moment where for followers of Jesus we declare God’s victory in our lives man whether we have broken relationships whether we have men struggles or addictions or habits that we just can’t drop man God loves us he’s with us he sees us and he wants to walk alongside us this is a moment where we remember that because of Jesus we’ve got hope because of Jesus weakens be in relationship with God and in that moment God said hey I absolutely love you so this is a time for us to practice gratitude as we say thank you to Jesus we remember what you have done and communion the Lord’s Supper that we’re about to take together is for people who are following Jesus Christians is what we would say right so if you’re Christian we want to invite you to take the Lord’s Supper with us if you’re not yet a Christian no worries you can just hang on to those items and toss them after church but this is also an incredible moment for some of you who’ve been maybe coming to church checking out this Jesus thing to say I don’t know yet what all this would look like but I want to step into a relationship with Jesus I want to take anything that’s broken in my life I want to take all of my my all of who I am and say Jesus I want to figure out what it looks like to live with you and to trust you that’s a incredible moment for you and we would love to invite you to become a Christian and let this active Communion be your very first step of obedience in following Jesus and we’d like to invite you to take those together so on the night Jesus was betrayed he took some bread and after he broke it he said this is my body broken for you do this in remembrance of me did you take your bread then he held up a cup of wine and he said this is my blood spilled for you would you take your grape Jesus loves you more than you can possibly fathom let’s continue to sing the two where soldiers watched in vain was borrowed for three days his body they would not remain how does wrong you

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