The Power of Perception

Feb 3, 2019    Ritchie Johnson    Judges
Slides:
Slide 1: The Power of Perception: Where’s the glory?

Slide 2: Isa. 10:15 Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? [That would be] like a club wielding those who lift it, [Or] like a rod lifting [him who] is not wood.

Slide 3: The Power of Perception: How distracted is your devotion?

Slide 4: [Deu 20:5 "The officers also shall speak to the people, saying, 'Who is the man that has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would dedicate it. 6 'Who is the man that has planted a vineyard and has not begun to use its fruit? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would begin to use its fruit. 7 'And who is the man that is engaged to a woman and has not married her? Let him depart and return to his house, otherwise he might die in the battle and another man would marry her.' 8 "Then the officers shall speak further to the people and say, 'Who is the man that is afraid and fainthearted? Let him depart and return to his house, so that he might not make his brothers' hearts melt like his heart.'

Slide 5: 1 Cor. 7:32 But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; 33 but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, 34 and [his interests] are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 35 This I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is appropriate and [to secure] undistracted devotion to the Lord.

Slide 6: The Power of Perception: What if the difficulty in discerning God’s voice is one of the ways He draws us into relationship?

Slide 7: The Power of Perception: What’s the difference between a good idea and God’s will?

Slide 8: Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Slide 9: “…because Gideon was a Spirit-filled man, the supernatural can operate very naturally in his life.” David Guzik

Slide 10: The Power of Perception: What has changed about Gideon?
Slide 11: The Power of Perception: What if our greatest challenges were the greatest opportunities?

Slide 12: Zec 4:6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.