I DARE YOU TO SAY SOMETHING

Exodus 4:10 

Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”


Exodus 4:11 

So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?


Exodus 4:12

Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”


Fear is the anticipation of pain.


The more you talk about the future the further you get away from the past.


Exodus 4:10

Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”


Exodus 4:11

So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?


Trust God for what you know you can’t do.


I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.


Exodus 4:12

Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”


How to do effective public speaking:

1-Be unafraid


You have to remind yourself WHO you are speaking for… NOT who you are speaking to.


2-Be Prepared


Your process is a part of your preparation.


You were pulled out to speak up.


God doesn’t want me to sleep in my assignment


3-Be repetitive


Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!


Keep saying it!

GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING (09/12/21)

Daniel 6:16

So the king gave the command, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions. But the king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.”


Daniel 6:17

Then a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signets of his lords, that the purpose concerning Daniel might not be changed.


Daniel 6:18

Now the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; and no musicians were brought before him. Also his sleep went from him.


Daniel 6:19

Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions.


Daniel 6:20

And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?”


Daniel 6:21

Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever!


Daniel 6:22

My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.”


God is seeking to prove that He is in control even when you are in a pit.


Daniel was eliminated, God made it possible for him to be reinstated.


God is getting ready to make you prosper


Daniel 6:28a

So this Daniel prospered ….


Daniel 6:26

So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts.

God wants to change your perspective.

It is already done!

Daniel 6:26

I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end.


Daniel 6:27

He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? (09/05/21)

Matt 25:2

Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.


Matt 25:3

Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,


Matt 25:4

but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.


Matt 25:5

But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.


Matt 25:6

“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’


Matt 25:7

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.


Matt 25:8

And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’


I have extra oil!


Matthew 25:6

“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’


Matt 25:7

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

Matt 25:8

And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.


Matt 25:9

But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’

YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY (8/29/21)

Joshua 10:5

Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they and all their armies, and camped before Gibeon and made war against it.


Joshua 10:7

So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.


Joshua 10:8

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.”


Joshua 10:9

Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal.


Joshua 10:10

So the Lord routed them before Israel, killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them along the road that goes to Beth Horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.


Joshua 10:12

Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”


Joshua 10:13

So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies.

Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.


Joshua 10:14

And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.


Saving Faith


Romans 10:9

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.


Mustard Seed Faith


Audacious Faith


Audacious faith is believing God for something that is intimidating to you without Him.


Audacity is when a regular person behaves with irregular boldness.


Hebrew 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Let your emotions be determined by what you know exists.


Joshua 10:1

Now it came to pass when Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai and had utterly destroyed it—as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king—and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them,

Joshua 10:2

that they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.


Joshua 10:3

Therefore Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish, and Debir king of Eglon, saying,


Joshua 10:4

“Come up to me and help me, that we may attack Gibeon, for it has made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.”


Joshua 10:5

Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they and all their armies, and camped before Gibeon and made war against it.


Joshua 10:6

And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not forsake your servants; come up to us quickly, save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the mountains have gathered together against us.


Joshua 10:7

So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.


Joshua 10:8

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.”


Joshua 10:9

Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal.


Joshua 10:10

So the Lord routed them before Israel, killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them along the road that goes to Beth Horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.


Joshua 10:11

And it happened, as they fled before Israel and were on the descent of Beth Horon, that the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died.

There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.

Joshua 10:12
Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”


Joshua 10:13

So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies.

Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

Joshua 10:14

And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.


God’s going to give you more time to get your victory.


Joshua 10:12

Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”


Joshua 10:10

So the Lord routed them before Israel, killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them along the road that goes to Beth Horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.

Joshua 10:11

And it happened, as they fled before Israel and were on the descent of Beth Horon, that the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died.

There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.

Joshua hadn’t forgotten what he had already witnessed.


Exodus 14:13
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 


Sometimes all you need is a memory


Joshua trusted the consistency of God’s character more than he trusted the inconsistency of his situation.


Joshua 10:8

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.”

You have to hear more than you see.

Dawn is coming - part 1 (Aug. 22nd)

1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,


1 Peter 1:4

and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,


1 Peter 1:5

who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.


1 Peter 1:6

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.


1 Peter 1:7

These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.


1 Peter 1:8

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,


1 Peter 1:9

for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


1 Peter 1:10

Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,


1 Peter 1:11

trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.


1 Peter 1:12

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.


1 Peter 1:1

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,


The Author: Peter


The Audience: Churches in Five Regions


1 Peter 1:1

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,


The great theme of his letter is that the Christian life is a life of triumph. - G. Campbell Morgan


Trials are temporary, but triumph is forever.


What do we have to triumph in?

A- A new life


B- A deepening in hardship


C- We have access to joy


D- We're in the will



Four things that will help you move closer to dawn:

1- Name your pain


2- Walk it off


3- Act as though


4- Deal with the slack