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"ROOTED"

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Sermon shared by Michael Walker

January 2003
Summary: Simply we must begin the new year rooted in Him. Why wouldn’t you??? In Him…powerful. Him in you…powerful. Keys to the life of an overcomer you in Him and Him in you, I would say, how about you??? We will this message talk about trusting in God in your l
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
"ROOTED”


- Jer. 17: 7,8 -

"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."



I’ll always say that the Holy Ghost works in me differently that all else as well He should. Evidence being this Happy New Year message to you; His creation. Simply we must begin the new year rooted in Him. Why wouldn’t you??? In Him…powerful. Him in you…powerful. Keys to the life of an overcomer you in Him and Him in you, I would say, how about you??? We will this message talk about trusting in God in your life as 2003 begins.

The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 17 verse 5 and 6 says,”Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. God says you’ll be cursed if you trust in man, if you make mankind your source of strength, and that your heart has changed owners. He says, you’ll be a wasteland and be a barren wasteland to others, useless, worthless, no life to give. But a God of love and concern follows in verses 7 through 9 with, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it”??? Pretty self explanatory wouldn’t you say??? Trust in Him. You’ll be set when the heat comes in your life. You’ll always be green having life, looking like you have life. Fruit bearing at all times. And in verse 9 the “ROOT” cause of the curse or the blessing…YOUR HEART!!!

What does it mean Biblically to be “ROOTED”??? I’ve picked a couple of verses so we can learn…then apply. (Eph. 3:17) “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love”. In the Greek rooted means: to cause to strike root, to strengthen with roots, to render firm, to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded. And grounded means: to lay the foundation (resting on and in Christ), to found, to make stable, establish. Here in Ephesians we are to be rooted in love, God’s love. And to be so rooted that you won’t forget or take lightly His love for you and the one’s you are to touch for Him. (Col. 2:7) Rooted and built up (To finish the structure of which the foundation has already been laid, to give constant increase in Christian knowledge and in a life conformed thereto).in him, and established (to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure) in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving”. Being rooted in Him here in Colossians. Having your roots deep in Him. Nourished, taught, and loved by Him…That’s our Great God…amen.

Let’s now look a little more at “trust”. When you trust in man you use your head. When you trust
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