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September 18, 2022

Breaking Limits

by Dennis Rouse
As followers of Jesus, we have been given open access to God. That means that we are not limited by the standards and customs of this world. He’s the One who hung the stars in the sky, who breathed you into being. There is nothing our God cannot do, and He dwells within us. Life with Him is full of adventure! Sometimes we just need to shift our perspective. How do we break free of the limits we’ve been operating under? Find out in Breaking Limits.
Sermon Notes

Ephesians 4:16 AMPC
For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when EACH PART [WITH POWER ADAPTED TO ITS NEED] is working properly [IN ALL ITS FUNCTIONS], grows to FULL MATURITY, building itself up in love.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9 MSG
May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father, and the Master, Jesus Christ, be YOURS. EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU—and I think of you often!—I thank God for your lives of FREE AND OPEN ACCESS to GOD, given by Jesus. There’s no end to what has happened in you—it’s beyond speech, beyond knowledge. The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives. Just think—you don’t need a thing, YOU’VE GOT IT ALL! All God’s gifts are RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU. NEVER FORGET THAT.

Principles of Breaking the Limits

  1. Identity determines destiny.

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; old things have passed away; behold ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW.

Galatians 3:26-29 NLT
For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all ONE IN CHRIST JESUS. And now that you belong to Christ, you are the TRUE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM. You are his heirs, and GOD’S PROMISE to Abraham belongs to you.

Galatians 4:7 NLT
Now you are no longer a slave but GOD’S OWN CHILD. And since you are his child, God has made you HIS HEIR.

Principles of Breaking the Limits

  • Everything with God requires faith.

Hebrews 11:1-3 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
But without FAITH it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that HE IS, and that HE IS A REWARDER of those who diligently seek Him.

Mark 9:23 NLT
“What do you mean, ‘IF I CAN’?” Jesus asked. ‘ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF A PERSON BELIEVES.’”

We live within the limitations of what we can believe.”

Principles of Breaking the Limits

  • Let go of the pull of the world.

Luke 14:25-27 NKJV
Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”

Mark 4:19-20 NKJV
“…and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

Matthew 19:29 NKJV
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.”

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