Summary: Our entire faith is based on the fact Jesus got up and didn’t stay in the ground
Pastor Allan Kircher
Shell Point Baptist Church
November 30th, 2014
Finish with praise again.
***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.
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
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
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
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