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It’s not enough that you come to Church,
It’s not enough that you come to Church,
It's not enough that you sing on The Choir,
It's not enough that you sing on The Choir,
It’s not enough that you hold Church office.
It’s not enough that you hold Church office.
Include some more practical instruction about Bible Study.
Include some more practical instruction about Bible Study.
Bring in praying to God in the End. Language Language Language.
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/When I use to live in New Jersey, I knew a gifted Barber.
/When I use to live in New Jersey, I knew a gifted Barber.
/So skilled so gifted, they started to call him the Human Holy Spirit.
/So skilled so gifted, they started to call him the Human Holy Spirit.
/Why did they call him the Human Holy Spirit.
/Why did they call him the Human Holy Spirit.
/you could come in looking one way, but when you sat in his chair, and you allowed him to work on you, when you got up you looked like another person.
/you could come in looking one way, but when you sat in his chair, and you allowed him to work on you, when you got up you looked like another person.
/Somone knows what I’m talking about…
/Somone knows what I’m talking about…
When you haven’t had a hair cut in while.
When you haven’t had a hair cut in while.
You let the Hair grow out a bit much.
You let the Hair grow out a bit much.
Your lines no longer sharp, your sideburns are out of control,
Your lines no longer sharp, your sideburns are out of control,
You are not looking right. It’s not looking good.
You are not looking right. It’s not looking good.
/And the Barber fixes you up, and they hold up the mirror…Who is that!!
/And the Barber fixes you up, and they hold up the mirror…Who is that!!
/Oh someone knows what I’m talking about, Ladies, when you haven’t had your hair done in a while
/Oh someone knows what I’m talking about, Ladies, when you haven’t had your hair done in a while
/Special Occasion, and you go to stylist.
/Special Occasion, and you go to stylist.
/They fix you up really nice. And you're like Hey!!!
/They fix you up really nice. And you're like Hey!!!
/Somebody knows what I’m talking about this morning.
/Somebody knows what I’m talking about this morning.
/Somebody knows that a Barber or hairstylist can transform you.
/Somebody knows that a Barber or hairstylist can transform you.
/You can come in looking one way, and leave looking another,
/You can come in looking one way, and leave looking another,
/A good transformation, can put a pep in your step,
/A good transformation, can put a pep in your step,
/It can give you confidence.
/It can give you confidence.
/It can alter your mood
/It can alter your mood
/Cause how many of you know there is something about coming looking tore up and leaving feeling like you can conquer the world.
/Cause how many of you know there is something about coming looking tore up and leaving feeling like you can conquer the world.
/So my Barber was a good Barber, a skilled barber
/So my Barber was a good Barber, a skilled barber
/Something interesting about this experience.
/Something interesting about this experience.
/You see if you came to the Barber shop, and if you got caught up talking about the Nba Playoffs, i
/You see if you came to the Barber shop, and if you got caught up talking about the Nba Playoffs, i
/if you got caught up talking about the latest political issues of the day, If you got caught young talking about whatever, and you missed your appointment.
/if you got caught up talking about the latest political issues of the day, If you got caught young talking about whatever, and you missed your appointment.
/you could leave looking the same way you came in because the only way the Barber could work on you….
/you could leave looking the same way you came in because the only way the Barber could work on you….
/You had to sit in the Chair.
/You had to sit in the Chair.
/It wasn’t enough to be in the neighborhood, it was enough to be in the building. You had to sit down in the chair, and allow the Barber to work so you so you could be transformed.
/It wasn’t enough to be in the neighborhood, it was enough to be in the building. You had to sit down in the chair, and allow the Barber to work so you so you could be transformed.
/And I’m in text this morning, because this 2nd Corithians 3:18 is all about transformation.
/And I’m in text this morning, because this 2nd Corithians 3:18 is all about transformation.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
/Just hearing this text out to make you perk up
/Just hearing this text out to make you perk up
/because it seems to indicate a way that we as Christian can transformed to become more like God.
/because it seems to indicate a way that we as Christian can transformed to become more like God.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
4. The Glass Mirror
4. The Glass Mirror
Let's take a closer look at this text, there are a few things that we have to figure out for this text to help us in 2017.
Let's take a closer look at this text, there are a few things that we have to figure out for this text to help us in 2017.
/If you have you Bibles with you, I want you take a look at that word glass.
/If you have you Bibles with you, I want you take a look at that word glass.
/That word in the original language can actually be translated as mirror.
/That word in the original language can actually be translated as mirror.
/The Bible is saying that somewhere out there in the universe, somewhere out there in this world, there is a mirror, that when you look into it, it doesn’t reflect your image, but rather when you look into this mirror, you see the glory of God shining through.
/The Bible is saying that somewhere out there in the universe, somewhere out there in this world, there is a mirror, that when you look into it, it doesn’t reflect your image, but rather when you look into this mirror, you see the glory of God shining through.
/And as you behold the Glory of God shining through this mirror, something begins to happen, you don’t stay the same way you are, you can’t stay the way you are.
/And as you behold the Glory of God shining through this mirror, something begins to happen, you don’t stay the same way you are, you can’t stay the way you are.
/you begin to change to be transformed, Glory of God.
/you begin to change to be transformed, Glory of God.
/And the text indicates that one that the person who is transforming you as you behold God’s glory is the Holy Spirit.
/And the text indicates that one that the person who is transforming you as you behold God’s glory is the Holy Spirit.
/whatever looking into this mirror is it is akin to sitting down in the Holy Spirits Chair, and when you do he begins to change your appearance.
/whatever looking into this mirror is it is akin to sitting down in the Holy Spirits Chair, and when you do he begins to change your appearance.
/But we can’t stop here because if this verse is going to have practical value, there are a few things that we have to figure out,
/But we can’t stop here because if this verse is going to have practical value, there are a few things that we have to figure out,
/need to understand what God’s Glory is
/need to understand what God’s Glory is
/Because the Bible seems to indicate that as we behold his glory we are transformed, we are changed.
/Because the Bible seems to indicate that as we behold his glory we are transformed, we are changed.
/The good news is that the Bible makes it very clear what the Glory of God is,
/The good news is that the Bible makes it very clear what the Glory of God is,
In
In
One Day Moses asked God, Lord Show me Thy Glory.
One Day Moses asked God, Lord Show me Thy Glory.
/The next day the Lord came down and hid Moses in the cleft of the Rock
/The next day the Lord came down and hid Moses in the cleft of the Rock
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty;
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty;
/If we look here God was showing Moses his Character. Moses asked to the glory of God and the Lord told him who he was. He was showing Moses his Character.
/If we look here God was showing Moses his Character. Moses asked to the glory of God and the Lord told him who he was. He was showing Moses his Character.
God’s glory is his Character.
God’s glory is his Character.
The Apostle john, was one of the 12 and he walked with Jesus for 3 year ministry. Speaking of the Jesus. John writes
The Apostle john, was one of the 12 and he walked with Jesus for 3 year ministry. Speaking of the Jesus. John writes
John literally quotes some of the attributes of the Character of God, that God spoke about in Exodus.
John literally quotes some of the attributes of the Character of God, that God spoke about in Exodus.
God’s Glory is his character.
God’s Glory is his character.
So as we behold the character of God, we are transformed to become more like him.
So as we behold the character of God, we are transformed to become more like him.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
But if this verse is going to help us this morning we need to know where to behold the Character of God in 2017, Because I want to be changed.
But if this verse is going to help us this morning we need to know where to behold the Character of God in 2017, Because I want to be changed.
(Call for it)
(Call for it)
Is there anyone in here that needs to be changed.
Is there anyone in here that needs to be changed.
Is there anybody in here that needs to be transformed.
Is there anybody in here that needs to be transformed.
We look around us, we know we are in the time of the end, if your looking at the news our government is near dysfunctional. You feel like something is coming, and you know your character isn’t ready. You know that you're going to have be more like Christ,
We look around us, we know we are in the time of the end, if your looking at the news our government is near dysfunctional. You feel like something is coming, and you know your character isn’t ready. You know that you're going to have be more like Christ,
And your looking at yourself saying I don’t know if I can love my enemies
And your looking at yourself saying I don’t know if I can love my enemies
I don’t know If I can do good to those that despitefully use me and persecute me.
I don’t know If I can do good to those that despitefully use me and persecute me.
I don’t know if I can smile in the face of people that are talking behind my back.
I don’t know if I can smile in the face of people that are talking behind my back.
Is there anyone in here that needs to be changed?
Is there anyone in here that needs to be changed?
The Bible says that if we Behold him, we will be changed.
The Bible says that if we Behold him, we will be changed.
(Getting Louder)
(Getting Louder)
If you want to know how to Behold him, Jesus is going to give you the answer.
If you want to know how to Behold him, Jesus is going to give you the answer.
Jesus says
Jesus says
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Search the Scriptures for they testify of me.
Search the Scriptures for they testify of me.
The Scriptures give Testimony of who God is
The Scriptures give Testimony of who God is
they proclaim his Character
they proclaim his Character
In the Scriptures we behold the Love of God.
In the Scriptures we behold the Love of God.
In The Scriptures we behold the Mercy of God.
In The Scriptures we behold the Mercy of God.
In The Scriptures we behold patience of God,
In The Scriptures we behold patience of God,
In The Scriptures we behold kindness of God,
In The Scriptures we behold kindness of God,
In The Scriptures we behold the forgiveness of God.
In The Scriptures we behold the forgiveness of God.
Somebody Behold character!!!
Somebody Behold character!!!
In the Scriptures we see that God is a provider
In the Scriptures we see that God is a provider
In The Scriptures we see God is a promise keeper
In The Scriptures we see God is a promise keeper
In the Scriptures We that he’s faithful
In the Scriptures We that he’s faithful
In the Scriptures we see that he is all powerful,
In the Scriptures we see that he is all powerful,
And when you behold him in his word the Bible says that you shall be changed
And when you behold him in his word the Bible says that you shall be changed
Breath of Life I declare this morning that when you spend time in his word, there is something special that happens
Breath of Life I declare this morning that when you spend time in his word, there is something special that happens
Something that happens that doesn't happen if you read a chemistry book,
Something that happens that doesn't happen if you read a chemistry book,
that doesn’t happen if you read Harry Potter,
that doesn’t happen if you read Harry Potter,
that doesn’t happen if you read A cookbook,
that doesn’t happen if you read A cookbook,
that doesn’t happen, if you read a newspaper or cnn.com
that doesn’t happen, if you read a newspaper or cnn.com
There is something that happens when you think on God’s word, the Bible says that you will be changed.
There is something that happens when you think on God’s word, the Bible says that you will be changed.
David Says:
David Says:
The Law of the Lord is Perfect.
The Law of the Lord is Perfect.
Books can inform you but God’s word will Transform you.
Books can inform you but God’s word will Transform you.
Because when you open the word and think on it, You sit down in the Holy spirits Barber chair, and you allow him to work on you, you allow him to change your character.
Because when you open the word and think on it, You sit down in the Holy spirits Barber chair, and you allow him to work on you, you allow him to change your character.
But if we are not spending time in the word then how can we be changed.
But if we are not spending time in the word then how can we be changed.
What happens when the word of God is on your shelf collecting Dust.
What happens when the word of God is on your shelf collecting Dust.
A Recent Survey From Lifeway Research found
A Recent Survey From Lifeway Research found
that The THE MAJORITY cHURCH Attending Christians don’t spend anytime in God’s word on a weekly basis.
that The THE MAJORITY cHURCH Attending Christians don’t spend anytime in God’s word on a weekly basis.
THese are the Church Attenders.
THese are the Church Attenders.
These are not the folk that just Identify themselves as christians 70.6 of the americans identify themselves as christians , but they don’t go to church.
These are not the folk that just Identify themselves as christians 70.6 of the americans identify themselves as christians , but they don’t go to church.
I want you to look at this, if we our characters are transformed by beholding God’s character in his word,
I want you to look at this, if we our characters are transformed by beholding God’s character in his word,
and we are living a wordless christianity is there any wonder the Christian Church looks the way it does
and we are living a wordless christianity is there any wonder the Christian Church looks the way it does
We don’t look like Jesus, because we are not spending time with him.
We don’t look like Jesus, because we are not spending time with him.
We are not beholding him…
We are not beholding him…
Is any wonder we are lukeWarm…
Is any wonder we are lukeWarm…
This why so many people call themselves Christians, and yet so few resemble Christ.
This why so many people call themselves Christians, and yet so few resemble Christ.
The Rates of Immorality ….
The Rates of Immorality ….
Because we are living a wordless Christianity we don’t resemble Jesus Because of it.
Because we are living a wordless Christianity we don’t resemble Jesus Because of it.
The way we speak to people, the way we deal with others reveal that we have not been spending time With Jesus
The way we speak to people, the way we deal with others reveal that we have not been spending time With Jesus
An Atheist commenting Christian Bible reading Statistics
An Atheist commenting Christian Bible reading Statistics
The only way such small readership even remotely makes sense is that people do not believe that the Bible is really as important as they claim it to be. - See more at:
The only way such small readership even remotely makes sense is that people do not believe that the Bible is really as important as they claim it to be. - See more at:
You ask yourself the question how did it come to this.
You ask yourself the question how did it come to this.
Why don’t we spend more time.
Why don’t we spend more time.
Received a Lack of Practical Godliness -
Received a Lack of Practical Godliness -
Born an Adventist.
And there is a lot of blame to go around, but most of it lands at the feet of Pastors.
We are people of the book.
Many times inadvertently we give people a wrong understanding of the Purpose of Scripture.
And a lot of times, we believe that the primary purpose of Scripture… Is it a place where we get doctrine from. ..
Born an Adventist.
We are people of the book.
Scripture is just a place where you get Doctrine from.
And a lot of times, we believe that the primary purpose of Scripture… Is it a place where we get doctrine from. ..
State of the Dead,
The fact that Hell is not eternally burning.
Scripture is just a place where you get Doctrine from.
The Sanctuary Message.
State of the Dead,
The fact that Hell is not eternally burning.
The Law of God is
The Sanctuary Message.
Sabbath is the 7th Day of the week.
The Law of God is
So once you know the basic doctrines, taking time in God’s word,
Sabbath is the 7th Day of the week.
Other times the Bible is a book of facts. David slew Goliath. Daniel was in the Lions Den
Jonah in the whale
So once you know the basic doctrines, taking time in God’s word,
See it’s not enough to REad the Bible, We have to tell them why.
Other times the Bible is a book of facts. David slew Goliath. Daniel was in the Lions Den
Jonah in the whale
The Word of God is the only thing that can transform us from who we are to resemble Jesus.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
See it’s not enough to REad the Bible, We have to tell them why.
The Word of God is the only thing that can transform us from who we are to resemble Jesus.
It’s more than doctrine.
But we all with Open Face.
It's more than Facts.
It's more than Facts.
It is about dwelling with him and being changed.
The reason why we should spend time with God’s word on the daily basis, through the Agency of the Holy Spirit as we spend time in his word, and behold his character we are transformed.
we need to sit down in the Holy Spirits Chair Open the book and allow him to transform us.
This is why you and I on a daily basis are in dire need of spending time thinking about God’s word.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
He can change, you can Transform you, It doesn’t matter what you look like right now, you can change you!!
sERMONIC rUN
Struggling with a Crooked hairline of Sexual Sin,
Sit down in the Chair, Open the Book and let THe HOly Spirit transform you,
If you are dealing a scruffy beard of unforgiveness
Sit down in the Chair, Open the Book and let THe HOly Spirit transform you,
IF You're enduring a lop sided high top of deceitfulness then sit down in the Chair, open the book and let God level it out.
Ladies if you are enduring a Head full of the split ends - Gossip and faultfinding
Sit down in the Chair, Open the Book and let the Holy Spirit Cut it off.
If you are trying to survive this morninga nappy afro of envy,
Sit down in the Chair Open the Book, and let Holy Spirit Comb that out.
Ladies if dealing with a BAd weave of Unbelief then encourage Sit in the chair and let the Holy Spirit detangle that, and take it away. .
For God can change you. He can Transform you.
It doesn’t matter what you look like when you first sit down.
Just sit in the Chair Open the Book, and Let him Work!!!
For the Bible Says
That God is Able!!!!
To save them to uttermmost, those that Come to him.
OH FOLLOW ME THIS MORNING
When you go To a barber shop or hair stylelist
On The wall You have the Photo Chart.
And the PHoto Chart Has different Models with Different HAir Styles
And what you can do is, you point to the Style in the photo chart.
HAir Styles
Flattop
Buzz cut
Caesar cut
Flat Twists
Halle Berry
Then the barber will take go about trying to reproduce the image in the photo chart
The Best of Barbers make mistakes,
You Pointed to the Model on the Photo Chart, and when they hand you the mirror you don’t look anything like the model in Photo chart.
And you're sitting there like, I want my Money Back.
Because Barbers and Hairstylist make mistakes.
But come with me today to God’s barber shop
Where Father Owns Shop
Where the Holy Spirit is the Barber.
And This Barber doesn’t make mistakes cause he is God.
And He will Reproduce the image that is found in his Photo Chart.
But Unlike the human Barbers,who have different Models with different Hairstyles
Holy Spirit has one Person in his Photo Chart, he is working from one Model, and therefore he gives out one hairstyle and its called “The Jesus Christ.”
And if you Sit down in his Chair, he will work on you, and he will clean you up, and you will start looking like Jesus
The Word says but you are Changed into the Same image.
Oh Yes The Master Barber the Holy Spirit can work on you, and rework character.
But someone knows it's not just about the Skills of the Barber it’s also about the tools that he is using.
Story about - Getting some clippers.
We didn’t know the type to get. IT didn’t cut anything, It wasn’t Sharp enough.
The cutting power of the clippers is extremely important.
In order for the Human Barber to replicate the image that you point to on the photo Chart. They have to have good tools.
I figure to myself being that I am in God’s Barber Shop
So I went into the God’s Barber shop, and I picked up
Box that the Holy Spirits Clippers were in, and to look at the cutting power.
Cutting Power,
On The box it says: See HEbrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
It is the Cutting power of the Word of God through which the Holy Spirit shapes us and transforms us.
But I wasn’t convinced yet about the power of his tools to reproduce the image, so I went to check the warranty on the box.
And it said See
See
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
And someone one ought REjoice, because If we have a perfect Barber , and using Perfect tools, then he is able to make us look like Christ.
For you may not resemble Jesus now, but If you just sit down in the Holy spirit’s Chair, and open the Word of God he will can change you.
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