6-27-21

New Beginnings Church NOTES


______________________________                Pastor Tom Matson 

Trust In The Lord

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.


Philippians 2:1-11 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;  7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.


The more you look into God’s holy Word, the more you will come to know God Himself. 

And the more you come to know God Himself the more you will be met head-on by the life changing experience of this act of humility and obedience.


We all have a god, (it should be our Heavenly Father) 

But, with most people living today their god is spelled with a little “g”.

We are born in sin and the sinful nature makes us self-centered and we, in essence, become our own god. 


Jesus’ example of “emptying” Himself in obedience to the Father is no more than what is expected of us.


In order to be in relationship with Jesus, in order to be saved and live a righteous life we need to “empty ourselves” by killing “the god of me.”


Galatians 2:19-20 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 


Colossians 3:5 “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”


This is the killing of “the god of me” and putting Jesus on the throne of your life! 

This is a testimony to the world!

Claiming to be a follower of Jesus Christ while still living in open sin is also a testimony to the world; a bad one.


1 Peter 2:12 tells us that we should …

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.”


Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before or besides Me.”


“Empty yourself” of “the god of me” and be filled with the God of Heaven.


You will never have true peace in your heart as long as “the god of me” reigns there.







Dallas Holm - At My Worst (You Found Me) 

At my worst, You found me - At my worst, You died

At my worst, You loved me - And at my worst, You tried to tell me

That the best thing I could do Would be to give my life to You

At my worst You loved me And now I love You, too

How could You love me, Jesus? How did you know my name?

Why did you save me, Jesus?

Oh, I'll never know How you love me so

And I'll never see What You saw in me

At my worst, You found me - At my worst, You died

At my worst, You loved me - And at my worst, You tried to tell me

That the best thing I could do Would be to give my life to You

At my worst You loved me - And now I love You, too

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Bibles

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.  Psalm 37:23