Summary: God has even greater things ahead of us than lie behind.

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The Grip of the Past

October 11, 2009 Evening Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: God has even greater things ahead of us than lie behind.

Focus Passage: Isaiah 43:18-19

Supplemental Passage: (Jeremiah 29:11 NASB) 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’


I. The Past

a. The Good Ole Days

b. Everyone saw God doing great things

c. Everyone longs for when we saw God at work

II. The Present

a. This is where we live.

b. If you spend your time in the past, you’ll miss the present. Too many Christians are fighting for the good old days, and they are missing the present days where the fight needs to be.

c. What is God doing now? (Food Pantry, growth, NFBC, VBS, salvations, etc)

III. The Future

a. We know how the story ends.

b. We know that God will continue to work.

c. What does God have in store for Immanuel? (missions, visitation program, new buildings, new churches, etc)


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