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Summary: Our entire faith is based on the fact Jesus got up and didn’t stay in the ground

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Pastor Allan Kircher

Shell Point Baptist Church

November 30th, 2014

Finish with praise again.

Isaiah 52:2

***sermon is condensed in form for easy reading.

Talk a moment/Altitude.

• Prophet talks Jerusalem/you’ve been through some stuff

• Now/time/shake off/failure/rise up and sit enthroned

• God comes to lift people up, to raise people up

Our entire faith is based/fact/he got up/didn’t stay/ground

• worst thing/could happen/person happened/God

• He got up/now he has/right/look/your situation/say you get up……………………………So tell your neighbor rise up.

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Parallel/NT rise up from our text in Isaiah

• Isaiah/looking forward/Christ/Apostle Paul/after says/like…

• Eph. 2:6….everybody say raise up/beautiful picture

Shows me no matter how low I go

• Always an opportunity to rise up if I’m in Christ.

• I love that because….resurrection/Jesus not history/reality

• Paul says were seated/Christ/heavenly realms

We’re not confined/our condition when we understand our position in Christ Jesus

• He says rise up with Christ/not just history/Jesus rose

• It’s your destiny/you will rise with him because Jesus/in you

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Our problem is we assess our life from/wrong altitude

• When/end our day we look/things/ground level

• God wants us/see things/where he sees things

• to do it you’ve got to rise up.

• Book/Isaiah talking/people who/going/taken captive/slaves

• a future event/speaking/them/reality/true

Only God can tell you to rise up/mind even though you can’t always rise up/your situation

• This/message about mindset

• We/think/order/rise up above something

• our situation has to change

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God says I want you/able/see/same situation/you left when you came to church today from different perspective

• Because you’ve been in my presence/you got up above it

• so I’m not seated in my situation

• I’m seated with him/heavenly places I can rise up above it

• …here’s where it gets a little confusing.

• Isa. 52:2 Isaiah says I want/rise up/also want/sit enthroned

• Let’s practice this one time

• God wants you/learn how to do. Rise up/sit down. I’ll explain

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Ps. 22 David/going/period of great distress/prays….ps 22:1a….

• Many/recognize/statement/Jesus hung/cross..Elio, Elio….

• Jesus/quoting David--sometimes life feels like that

• not hard/praise God/you’re feeling his favor

• What about when you’re feeling forsaken?

Not hard/get/top/your circumstance/you’re/top/world

• But when life grinds/down/dust

• Requires a different kind of faith to get above it.

• He says..ps. 22:1b...

• know sometimes you have/faithful thru your groaning

Sometimes you have:

• groan your gratitude to God

• Be in a situation where you feel separate from God.

• But realize you’re seated with him all the same.

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Ps. 22:2…awful.. praise prompt

• sometimes you feel/way/let’s be honest

• David/Jesus/honest say sometimes feel:

• Forsaken/feel alone

• Love this…v 3 say yet….you are holy

• Holy means set apart/above/enthroned..

• Isn’t it amazing/while Jesus/hanging/cross saying…my God..

• still crowning His God with praise.

• Saying nevertheless not my will but yours be done.

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We Need/people/not only praise God when/season of favor but/we feel forsaken

• we got to learn how to build throne of praise

• Scripture say/God inhabits/praises of his people

You/middle/problem right now let me give you some advice

• build a throne of praise/midst of your problem

• God will show up/sit down/top of your situation

• Come on practice praising him …..I know you don’t have any problems but pretend that you do.

• Rise up and sit down……it’s confusing.

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Luke 20/Jesus/quoting David again

• Jesus was quoting/confusing/reading/cold out/nowhere.

• I do this all week/This is Jesus..Luke 20:42

• “Lord said to my Lord” God/talking/son

• “Sit at my right hand”hand of blessing/power/authority…

• You are going to love verse 43…..

• See, it’s a progression…..I rise up then I sit down…

• When I sit down I sit/seat/above/circumstances of my life

• it gets better.

Move to congregation …..God says….here’s what I’ll do.

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I got a bad report/talking about me/job stinks

put your feet up

• Remember/one you’re sitting next too

• He’s stronger than/one standing against you.

• Put your feet up….

• Haven’t fought any battles/won’t understand this message

If you’ve had some things come against you

try and take you out----you’ll give God some praise right now.

• That’s my review from last week….one little thing/this week

• Altitude/situation doesn’t have/change our mindset changes

• I got to show you Isa. 52:7..rising up/great

• being seated important

• here/picture/someone coming down/mountain

• we come to church, praise great…awesome

• Isaiah moves from altitude to action.

• He says how beautiful the feet of those…about feet

Matt 17 peter,james,john transifiguration

• Face shown bright so dazzling couldn’t even looked at it

• Peter/stay…Jesus/down/mountain/he had work to do

• you rise up sit down/also have/come down/mountain

• Question/come down/mountain what will you carry?

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We don’t change the world by how we shout in church

• We change/world/what we carry/we leave church

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