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The Right Connection

Isaiah 58:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Cry aloud, spare not, Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, And shew my people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek me daily, And delight to know my ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And forsook not the ordinance of their God: They ask of me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching to God.
Isaiah 58:2 KJV 1900
Yet they seek me daily, And delight to know my ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And forsook not the ordinance of their God: They ask of me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching to God.

A Missions From the Lord

A Missions From the Lord
The Prophet Isaiah had been given a Mission from the Lord. It would not be easy because he would have to look beyond what he saw. The type of clarity he would need would only come from the Lord.
The Mission
++A Simple Mission
++An Unpopular Mission
++A Necessary Mission
Isaiah 58:1 KJV 1900
1 Cry aloud, spare not, Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, And shew my people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.
In verse one he declares “Cry loud and spare not”, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back”. These words are a distant echo to modern Christianity, or is it Christianity at all.
In verse one he declares “Cry loud and spare not”, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back”. These words are a distant echo to modern Christianity, or is it Christianity at all.
The Message
++Must be declared
++Must be clear
++Leave no doubt
Declaring the full council of God is not easy but necessary to bring the body of Christ together.
Ephesians 4:13 KJV 1900
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Ephesians 4:16 KJV 1900
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:15 KJV 1900
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
;16
Movements require a unity of action that we hold as of vital importance. We seem to gravitate toward movements. One paper noted 10 movements that have shaped America.
Movements require a unity of action that we hold as of vital importance. One paper noted 10 movements that have shaped America.
Movements require a unity of action that we hold as of vital importance. One paper noted 10 movements that have shaped America.

10 movements that have shaped America

++1765-Present Anti-Tax Movement
++1775-1783 The American Revolution
Anti-Tax Movement Goal-_Fair Taxation_
++1830-1865 The Abolition Movement
++Goal-Fair Taxation
++2008-present. The States Rights Movement
++1848-Present The Women’s Rights Movement
1765-Present Anti-Tax Movement Goal-_Fair Taxation_
1775-1783 The American Revolution Mission: _Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness_
1830-1865 The Abolition Movement Mission: _To Outlaw Slavery_
2008-present. The States Rights Movement Mission: _To Challenge they Authority of the central government._
1848-Present The Women’s Rights Movement Mission _Equality of rights under law_ may not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on the account of sex

10 movements that have shaped America

++1851-1933 The Temperance movement
++1930s. The Labor Movement
++1955-1968 The Civil Rights Movement
++1965-1973 The Anti-War Movement
++1950-Present The Environmental Movement
1851-1933 The Temperance movement Mission: _To prohibit the consumption of alcohol._
1775-1783 The American Revolution Mission: _Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness_
Mission: _Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness_
1830-1865 The Abolition Movement Mission: _To Outlaw Slavery_
Mission: _To Outlaw Slavery_
2008-present. The States Rights Movement Mission: _To Challenge they Authority of the central government._
Mission: _To Challenge they Authority of the central government._
1848-Present The Women’s Rights Movement Mission _Equality of rights under law_ may not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on the account of sex
Mission _Equality of rights under law_ may not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on the account of sex
1851-1933 The Temperance movement Mission: _To prohibit the consumption of alcohol._
Mission: _To prohibit the consumption of alcohol._
1930s. The Labor Movement Mission: _Fair workplace practices and protections_
Mission: _Fair workplace practices and protections_
1955-1968 The Civil Rights Movement Mission: _Equal rights for African Americans and end of segregation_
Mission: _Equal rights for African Americans and end of segregation_
1965-1973 The Anti-War Movement Mission: _To end the Vietnam War and raise social consciousness_
Mission: _To end the Vietnam War and raise social consciousness_
1950-Present The Environmental Movement Mission: _To preserve our natural resources and the sanctity of our planet_

Has belief in God been reduced to just another movement?

Mission: _To preserve our natural resources and the sanctity of our planet_
What we see in when we look at Christianity today is seemingly just another movement. We seem to gravitate toward movements. A Christian movement activate us for causes that seem righteous just enough to keep us from genuine holiness.
What we see in when we look at Christianity today is seemingly just another movement. A Christian movement activate us for causes that seem righteous just enough to keep us from genuine holiness.
Isaiah 58:2 KJV 1900
2 Yet they seek me daily, And delight to know my ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And forsook not the ordinance of their God: They ask of me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching to God.
It is easy
++To connect to religion
++To connect to culture
++To connect to causes

God wants us to connect to Him.

We must maintain the connection.

What happen to the Church?

What we see in when we look at Christianity today is seemingly just another movement. We seem to gravitate toward movements. A Christian movement activate us for causes that seem righteous just enough to keep us from genuine holiness.

The stories of a lost connection.

Acts 2:42 KJV 1900
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 2:
Acts 4:32 KJV 1900
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts 6:1 KJV 1900
1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
Acts
We are wired for connection
++Not all are equal
++All are necessary
Three connections in the Church
++Relationship
++Fellowship
++Friendship

The common factor is that all require the right kind of connection.

John 15:1–2 KJV 1900
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
The Right Connection
++Provision
++Purpose

Provision is the ability to see beyond what is visible.

Matthew 6:14 KJV 1900
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
++Power
Matthew 6:11 KJV 1900
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Romans 8:18 KJV 1900
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Psalm 31:24 KJV 1900
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, All ye that hope in the Lord.
1 Peter 1:6 KJV 1900
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
The Right Connection
Provision -_Hope_
Provision
++Protection

Protection is to understand and walk in the will of God

++Protection
++Protection
Psalm 24:1 KJV 1900
1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein.
Psalm 91:1–2 KJV 1900
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 34:1 KJV 1900
1 I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 119:114 KJV 1900
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Ps 11
The Right Connection
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1 Peter 1;6
The Right Connection
Provision
Protection- _Help_
Psalm 54:4 KJV 1900
4 Behold, God is mine helper: The Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
++Purpose
++Power
The Right Connection
Provision
Protection
++Purpose
John 12:27
John 12:27 KJV 1900
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Hebrews 12:2 KJV 1900
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Right Connection
The Right Connection
Provision
Protection
Purpose- _Heart_
Ezekiel 11:19 KJV 1900
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
++Power
Psalm 31:24 KJV 1900
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, All ye that hope in the Lord.
The Right Connection
Provision
Protection
Purpose
++Power
Isaiah 40:31 KJV 1900
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; And they shall walk, and not faint.
Is
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 4:33 KJV 1900
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
The Right Connection
The Right Connection
Provision
Protection
Purpose
Power- _Holder_
Hebrews 6:19 KJV 1900
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Heb 6/l
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