Summary: God doesn't live in our time zone, there is no time with Him. God's time is "NOW. Do you live in God's "NOW" or in your own time zone.
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RECAP Week 1 – WHAT’s NOW time. It’s God’s NOW.
Week 2 - Don’t let NOW become STALE, keep it NEW.
IF YOU KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO THEN THE NOW BECOMES NEW.
VIDEO – BOYS
CUE – PASTOR
ILL:When looking backwards, I Thank God for the NOW we put in their lives
WHEN I LOOK FORWARD at my Dad & Mom’s LIFE, how they have lived
faithful to God. Dad & Mom are people of PASSION Jesus! Children, Grand Kids
A. Everything we do NOW, BUILDS TOMORROW
1. NOW brings EXCITEMENT for the FUTURE and FULFILLMENT of the PAST.
B. LAST WEEK I ENDED THE MESSAGE TALKING ABOUT:
Mark 13:32 (NIV)
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
C. WHAT’S JESUS TALKING ABOUT?
1. His FATHER (GOD) has PLANNED a NOW MOMENT IN THE FUTURE
JESUS EXPLAINS WHAT IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE
Mark 13:34-37 (NIV)
It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in
charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep
watch. "Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!'"
D. Jesus keeps USING THAT WORD, “WATCH”!
1. WHY? There is a NOW MOMENT coming YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.
ILL: (WRIST WATCH) “KEEP WATCH”
Mark 13:35 (NIV)
"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the Owner Of The House Will Come Back…
FIRST THING you need to Figure out:
WHO’S THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE?
A. WHO OWNS YOUR HOUSE? OR “WHO RULERS YOUR HOUSE?
1. WE HAVE A CONSTANT WAR GOING ON WITHIN US
Galatians 5:17 (NIV)
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other…
B. SINFUL NATURE has CRAVINGS
1. STRONG CRAVINGS - sexual, obsessions, hatred, friction, jealousy, fits of rage, selfishness, envy, drunkenness.
2. SPIRIT FIGHTING for us to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
B. Jesus is saying, “If you’re the OWNER, you’re going to MISS OUT.”
1. NOT Living in the NOW, you’re going to miss GOD’S NOW MOMENT
C. If you’re a CHRIST FOLLOWER, your not only keeping WATCH.
1. BUT YOU’RE WORKING at your ASSIGNED TASK
Mark 13:34-37 (NIV)
… He leaves his house and puts his SERVANTS IN CHARGE, each with his
2ND THING YOU NEED TO DO IS:
DON’T FALL ASLEEP
ILL: Don’t You Hate When Somebody Wakes You Up From A Sound Sleep
I KNOW THIS GUY HATE IT
VIDEO – FIRE CRACKER
CUE – THIS GUY HATED IT
Ephesians 5:13-14 (NIV)
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that
makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise
from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
A. Note: This passage is being written to CHRIST-FOLLOWERS.
1. Many Believers are passing through life just like UNBELIEVERS: ASLEEP
2. They’re participating in DARKNESS that finally the FALL ASLEEP.
3. They become unaware of the NOW – God’s promises – Jesus CHRIST
B. Some have falling ASLEEP because of DOUBT.
“GOD THIS IS YOUR HOUSE, BUT ARE YOU REALLY COMING BACK?
C. We claim Christ, but we go through trials, tragedies, and LIFE difficulties
1. DOUBT overcomes our lives, FEAR, UNBELIEF, DISTRACTIONS
2. We QUICKLY LOSE OUR NOW with GOD
C. SATAN brings DOUBT, he knows the LAST CHAPTER of the BOOK
1. Because HE’S DOOMED and he WANTS YOU to be DOOMED
2. His GOAL – GET the VICTORY of GOD’s NOW OUT OF YOU
D. Jesus was VICTORIOUS through the CROSS AND His Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 (NIV)
"Death has been swallowed up in VICTORY." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. All these things want to pull us away from the VICTORY OF GOD’S NOW.
PEOPLE ARE YOU READY TO GIVE SATAN A BLACK EYE
ILL: (STAGE CREW READY TO SWITCH LETTERS)
CUE: When we’re in GOD’s NOW, WE HAVE WON!
E. God is a VICTORIOUS GOD and
When we’re in GOD’s NOW, WE HAVE WON!
I’M STAYING IN GOD’S NOW
Philippians 4:13 NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.