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Just Do the Next Right Thing

Part One 

If you’ve been here more than a Sunday, you’ve heard me say, “Just Do the Next Right Thing.”
Well, all this month I’m going to break this down for us into practical, applicable ways to do just that.
This will change your life, so beware and be forewarned!

Philippians 2:13 NLT:
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.


Amplified version:
For it is [not your strength, but it is]God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.


Pauline Waller gave the Mother’s Day message, "The Sequence of the Christian Faith"

Redemption

Our job as Christians is to move all towards redemption.

I want to take a few moments and address this. I follow Carey Nieuwhof on Twitter. Carey wrote some time back on “Why Christians Should Let Non-Christians Off the Moral Hook.”

Let me share some thoughts with you.
Before we judge a non-Christian for behaving like a non-Christian, think about these things.

1. They act more consistently with their value system than we do.
2. Our disapproval often destroys the relationship we may have had with the non-believer.
3. Judgment is a terrible evangelism strategy.

How do we counter that trend among Christians?
1. Stop judging non-Christians and start loving them.
2. Don’t freak out around non-Christians.
Don’t go all weird. Be your normal, usual self.
3. Pray for unchurched people.

Back to the sequence.
Once Redeemed, we then should pursue Righteousness. (Philippians 2:13)

God is working in you and me, giving us the desire and the power to do what pleases Him, “which is Righteousness.”

Ephesians 2:10 says it this way (NLT):
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.


So then, here’s the big question in the Christian faith. There are fewer disputes and debates over how to be saved or redeemed than there are over what it means to be righteous and follow a path of growth to developing a pure and holy life.

Here are some things I believe we absolutely have to know.
1. First of all, and foremost, God is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do the next right thing!
Once Redeemed, you are not on your own.
You’re not thrown out there to just do the best you can. “Good luck.”
No, God Almighty…the Creator God…the One Who formed the heavens and the earth…Who set the boundaries of the seas and said to the waters, “Come no further…” This infinitely wise and all powerful God is working in you and me giving us the desire and power to do the next right thing.


 

Worship Set

All Because Of Jesus

· Steve Fee

Verse

Giver of ev'ry breathe I breathe, author of all eternity
Giver of ev'ry perfect thing to You be the glory
Maker of heaven and earth, no one can comprehend Your worth
King over all the universe to You by the glory
And I'm alive because I'm alive in You

Chorus 1

And it's all because of Jesus I'm alive
And it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ
That covers me and raised this dead man's life
And it's all because of Jesus I'm alive
I'm alive I'm alive

Chorus 2

And it's all because of Jesus I'm alive
And it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ
That covers me and raised this dead man's life
And it's all because of Jesus

Bridge

Ev'ry sunrise sings Your grace
The universe cries out Your praise
I'm singing freedom all my days now that I'm alive

Chorus 3

And it's all because of Jesus I'm alive
And it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ
That covers me and raised this dead man's life
And it's all because of Jesus I'm alive

Tag

I'm alive
I'm alive
And it's all because of You
Yeah it's all because of You
And its all because of You
Yeah it's all because of You

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

· Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman

Chorus 1

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul, worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I worship Your holy name

Verse 1

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the ev'ning comes

Verse 2

You're rich in love and You're slow to anger
You're name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Chorus 2

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul, worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul, I worship Your holy name

Verse 3

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise un-ending
Ten thousand years and then forever more

Chorus 3

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul, worship His holy name
Sing like never before, oh my soul, I worship Your holy name
Yes I will worship Your holy name, Lord I worship Your holy name

Tag

Sing like never before, oh my soul, I worship Your holy name
Yes I will worship Your holy name, Lord I worship Your holy name
Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

 

The Lord’s Prayer (Hymn)

· Lowell Mason

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom
And the power and the glory
Forever Amen (Amen).

 

I Won’t Go Back

- William McDowell

I’ve been changed, healed, freed, delivered.
I’ve found joy, peace, grace, and favor. (Repeat)

Channel

And right now is the moment, today is the day;
I’ve been changed. I’ve been changed.
I have waited for this moment to come,
And I won’t let it pass me by!

Chorus

I won’t go back, I can’t go back to the way it used to be,
Before Your presence came and changed me. (Repeat)

Verse 2

All my shame, guilt, sins forgiven.
No more chains, fear; my past is over.

(Repeat Channel)

(Repeat Chorus 6 Times)

Lord, I thank You for the change.

  
Great I Am

· Jared Anderson

Verse 1

I want be close, close to Your side, so heaven is real and death is a lie
I want hear voices of angels above, singing as one

Chorus 1

Hallelujah, holy, holy, God Almighty, the Great I Am
Who is worthy none beside Thee, God Almighty, the Great I Am

Verse 2

I want be near, near to Your heart, loving the world and hating the dark
I want see dry bones living again, singing as one

Chorus 2

Hallelujah, holy, holy, God Almighty great I Am
Who is worthy none beside Thee, God Almighty
The great I Am
He's the Great I Am

Bridge

The mountains shake before Him, the demons run and flee
At the mention of the the name, King of majesty
There is no power in hell or any who can stand
Before the power and the presence of the Great I Am, the Great I Am
The Great I Am, the Great I Am, the Great I Am, the Great I Am

Tag

The Great I Am
The Great I Am
The Great I Am