Family Worship Center, Beloit WI
Sunday Service January 22, 2017
Celebration Service - The Plunge: Growing a Deeper Relationship With God
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    1021 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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Relationship with God
Importance of reading the Word

and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, - Ephesians 6:17 (ESV)
Relationship with God
Importance of reading the Word
• The Word of God gives victory in trials and temptations.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (ESV)
Relationship with God
Importance of reading the Word
• The Word of God brings conviction of sin and repentance.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (ESV)
Relationship with God
Importance of reading the Word
• The Word of God creates spiritual life.
1 Peter 1:23
Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; (ESV)
Relationship with God
Importance of reading the Word
• The Word of God sustains life.
Matthew 4:4
But he answered, “It is written, “ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” (ESV)
Psalm 119:11
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (ESV)
Relationship with God
Prayer

praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. - Ephesians 6:18-20 (ESV)
Relationship with God
Prayer
• Pray all the time.
• Pray in the Spirit.
• Pray about every need.
James 4:2
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. (ESV)
Relationship with God
Prayer
• Pray for spiritual leaders.
Ephesians 6:19-20
and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. (ESV)
Relationship with Others
Family Values

And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. - Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NLT)
Christian Values
1. Good value system to bless people
Matthew 5:44-45
I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (NKJV)
Christian Values
2. Deals honestly with sin or wrong doing
1 John 1:10
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (NKJV)
Christian Values
3. Last forever
Matthew 6:19-21
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NKJV)
Christian Values
4. Give meaning and purpose to life
John 14:2
In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (NKJV)
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (NKJV)
Christian Values
5. Answers the big question about life after death
Proverbs 16:9
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. (NKJV)
Hebrews 9:27-28
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. (NKJV)