Breakthrough :: Zachaeus’ Misplaced Focus
January 24, 2021 • Jason Smith
Zachaeus’ Misplaced Focus Jason Smith January 24, 2021 TRUTH: Jesus isn’t influenced by other’s thoughts about us TEXT: Luke 19:1-8 Breakthrough is possible… 1. When we have the right attitude about Jesus Luke 19:3 :: And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 2. When we accept the invitation that Jesus offers Luke 19:6 :: So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 3. When we change our actions to match Jesus Luke 19:8 :: And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”
Breakthrough :: The Demon Possessed Man’s Fatality
January 17, 2021 • Jason Smith
The Demon Possessed Man’s Fatality Jason Smith January 17, 2021 TRUTH: Jesus is greater than the evil of the world TEXT: Mark 5:1–20 Breakthrough is possible… 1. When we recognize where evil leads Mark 5:3a :: He lived among the tombs. 2. When we acknowledge the power of evil Mark 5:4 :: for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. 3. When we acknowledge Jesus Mark 5:6 :: And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. 4, When we remember the power of Jesus Mark 5:13 :: So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea. 5. When we use our breakthrough for God’s glory Mark 5:20 :: And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.
Breakthrough :: The Samaritan Woman’s Futility
January 10, 2021 • Jason Smith
The Samaritan Woman’s Futility Jason Smith January 10, 2021 TRUTH: Jesus is the greatest hope in life TEXT: John 4:3-29 Breakthrough happens when we recognize… 1. Jesus will break through barriers for us! John 4:4 :: And he had to pass through Samaria. 2. Jesus will give us what we need John 4:10 :: Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 3. Jesus already knows John 4:19 :: The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 4. Jesus is coming John 4:25 :: The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.”
Breakthrough :: Peter’s Failure
January 3, 2021 • Jason Smith
Peter’s Failure Jason Smith January 3, 2021 TRUTH: Jesus separates us far from our failures TEXT: John 21:7-17 Breakthrough happens when we… 1. Face our failures John 21:7 :: That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 2. Allow Jesus to serve us John 21:13 :: Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 3. Receive Jesus’ restoration John 21:17 :: He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep".