Break Through Your Obstacles

September 13th, 2019

And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:22-24

1. HAVE FAITH IN GOD. This is a year of breakthrough and we are called to actually move mountains. A mountain is the biggest barrier in the natural world. It represents anything in your life that is standing in the way of God’s will being done. Mountains can be fears, natural circumstances, lack, or sickness. Whatever is blocking God’s will in your life, remember that God is faithful, His Word is true, and His promises are unfailing. You can trust and rely on Him.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

2. SPEND FACE TIME WITH GOD. Intimate fellowship with God brings truth and understanding into your specific situations. Time in God’s presence and in His Word will help you out of depression, help you out of worry, help you to get unstuck. Take some time to fellowship with God. Write down things you are believing Him for. Forgive if you have anything against anyone.

3. CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH. The devil works overtime to fill us with worry and get us to make molehills into mountains. But God wants to turn your mountains into nothing. God has given us the ability to express ourselves with words, and with our words we are called to command those mountains to be removed. Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Find scriptures that correspond to whatever you are dealing with and then say them out loud.

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Daily Confession: I have faith in God. For with the heart I believe, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth I confess, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” I believe what I say is going to happen – all things for which I pray and ask I believe that I have received them. I forgive everyone, including those who have wronged me. I command the things that are blocking God’s will in my life to move in Jesus’ Name. I thank God that only His plans and His will are happening in my life (Romans 10:10-11; Mark 11:22-26).

Faith, noun
To trust in, have faith in, be fully convinced of, acknowledge, rely on… [It] is more than credence in church doctrines or articles of faith. It expresses reliance upon and a personal trust that produces obedience. It includes submission and a positive confession of the lordship of Jesus.

Copyright © 2019 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Mills, Dick. “Word Wealth.” pp. 205-573. New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. Thomas Nelson, 2014.

Overflowing Life

September 6th, 2019

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 AMP

1. WHY WE NEED IT. Jesus is both the source and sustainer of abundant life. When He showed up on earth, the Roman Empire was in decline and had become enmeshed with hedonism and paganism. As a result, life was empty. In the Jewish religious community things had become a bit dry and there was some hollowness in all the ritualism and law keeping. Jesus came to earth at the perfect time to bring hope to a lost and diseased world. He showed a way of life that was so much better than anything in existence. And that same overflowing life is available to us today.

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38

2. JUST RECEIVE IT. Nothing will satisfy like Jesus. God has set eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Blaise Pascal, the French philosopher, said that the abyss in us can only be filled by an “infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself.” Wherever you’re at right now, Jesus is throwing a lifeline to you – He came to seek and save you (Luke 19:10). He cares about you more than anyone else does, and He has a plan for your life. Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).

3. THEN YOU CAN GIVE IT. Christianity is full of vibrancy and power. We’re created in Christ for good works (Ephesians 2:10). Where the devil is trying to diminish you and blunt you, God is coming in to sustain and strengthen you so you can overflow in abundant life to the people God has purposed for you to help and reach. He that refreshes others shall himself be refreshed (Proverbs 11:25 NIV).

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Daily Confession:
I joyously draw water from the wells of salvation. My mouth is filled with God’s praise all day long today. My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Isaiah 12:3, Psalm 71:8, Psalm 23:5-6).

o·ver·flow, verb
To have a boundless supply; be superabundant. To flow or run over the top, brim, or banks.

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Taking Your Life to the Next Level

August 23rd, 2019

The Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places. Habakkuk 3:19

1. KNOW THAT GOD WILL EQUIP YOU. I so appreciate the animal kingdom – God designed certain animals’ hooves to have the dexterity to scale sharp and craggy mountainsides and almost vertical landscapes. Habakkuk, an Old Testament prophet, concluded that just like some animals have feet made for climbing, God makes our feet ready for our jobs. It reminds me of the equipping God gives the church – whatever God has called us to, He has also equipped us with all we need to do His will.

Now may the God of peace . . . equip you with all you need for doing his will. Hebrews 13:20-21a NLT

2. STEP OUT IN FAITH. Taking your life to the next level requires a willingness to break out and get unstuck from where you are now. When God calls us, He doesn’t always give us all the details. Abraham obeyed God, “not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). When you know how trustworthy God is and how He always equips you for what He’s calling you to do, you will discover how exciting it can be to walk by faith and let Him lead you!

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

3. LET GO OF UNFORGIVENESS. I’ve noticed something about unforgiveness and bitterness: They keep us stuck. Part of the breakthrough to the next level involves letting go of encumbrances or sins. That’s why we must be quick to repent, quick to forgive and quick to ask for forgiveness. On the other side of this preparation, of this step of faith, of this forgiveness is amazing breakthrough.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2a

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

I’m taking my life to the next level. I’m having a breaking out. A letting go. A stepping up. I’m allowing things to unfold at God’s pace, in His ways, by His timing. I’m trusting God for breakthrough: breakthrough in my life, my family, in our church, in our community, in the United States of America, and in the nations. In Jesus’ name, amen.

e·quip, verb
To provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose. To provide with abilities or understanding.

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God’s Abundance Is for You

August 16th, 2019

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:8

1. REALIZE GOD’S WILLINGNESS. God is always pouring out grace and abundance to His people and His nature doesn’t change—what He told the Early Church stands true for His Church today. He delights in your prosperity (Psalm 35:27). Spend some time studying the Word of God to better understand the One we are called to cast our cares upon and the Father who has provision and sufficiency for every situation.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Ephesians 3:20

2. RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE. God is more than enough for any lack in your life. As we study God’s Word, the Scriptures break us out of any ruts and advance us in God’s strength and sufficiency. He has designed us to be fruitful, to have miracles surround us, and to fulfill His plan for the earth.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

3. RUN FORWARD. God is urging us forward. God’s prosperity is your ability to address and meet the need of any human condition. This expands beyond the monetary and into every aspect of your person so that you have everything you need to spiritually, mentally, and physically help those whom God has called you to reach.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, fill me with the Holy Spirit. Fill my thinking with Your Word. Create in me a fervency to walk with You. Steer my heart away from temptation and evil. Order my steps. I trust You for abundance and Your mighty provision. Thank You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

a·bound, verb
To be plentiful; exist in large numbers or amounts. To have plenty; be filled; be wealthy (in) or teem (with).

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The Road to Breakthrough

August 9th, 2019

Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them. But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.) So he got up and went. Acts 8:4-5, Acts 8:8:26-27a

1. UTILIZE UNEXPECTED DETOURS. In Acts 8 the early Christians were scattered all over because of persecution by Saul, but they kept preaching the Word. God sent one of them, Philip, on a desert road where he encountered a court official from Ethiopia. This man was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah. He asked Philip what it meant and then, after learning about Jesus, he was saved and baptized! What felt like a disruption and a detour actually became the breakthrough to reach other continents with the message of Jesus.

2. PREPARE ON THE WAY. I’ve learned that the in-between moments, when you’re on the road to a destination, may feel like a waste of time. But if you keep yourself encouraged and stay ready, these moments can actually be pivotal times, transitional moments that get us prepared for the next thing. They can be times when we learn to listen to and obey God’s voice. They can also be moments that produce great fruit and bring change to entire nations.

3. LISTEN FOR GOD’S DIRECTION. The great encouragers of my life are men and women who have walked through difficulties and kept their eyes on God and their hearts open to what He was saying. Let’s not allow anything to hinder our ability to hear from Him — let’s repent, keep our hearts right, stay humble, and forgive each other. It’s inevitable we’re going to have challenges, but if we stay ready and all in like Philip, we can and will experience breakthrough!

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, I thank You that this is a year of breakthrough. I don’t compare myself with others but I move forward into what You have for me. I repent for any sin in my life and I forgive anyone who has offended me. “One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13b-14). Amen!

break·through, noun
An instance of achieving success in a particular sphere or activity. A sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development and benefits.

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Called to Pray

August 2nd, 2019

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

1. PRAY IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. God wants us to pray to Him regardless of how we feel. He hears our prayers whether we’re really enthusiastic or feeling flat. When Jeremiah prophesied to the people of Israel that God’s mercy is new every morning, it was to help them know that God wanted them to move forward and get unstuck. Thousands of years later, I have found this verse to be a great help when I have lapsed into self-pity or when I feel numb. God’s mercies are still new for us today!

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

2. PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE. Jesus is worthy of all our focus and our praise. There is no other religion where the leader was nailed to a cross and with His last breath said, “Father, forgive them” (Luke 23:34). The reverberation of His forgiveness echoes throughout the generations. Jesus said that the Church is to be “a house of prayer for all the nations” (Mark 11:17). He has called us to pray for all people, reaching those who don’t yet know Him, and to specifically pray for leaders and those in authority.

3. PRAY AT ALL TIMES. When you and I pray, things change. When Jesus was on earth, He told His disciples “that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Over 2,000 years later, Jesus is still inviting us to spend time in His presence. Go into your prayer closet and seek God. Pray for the entire population of the planet when you are in the car. When you’re watching the news on TV, pray about it. Go on a walk and pray in the Spirit. Come to church and get in faith with other people – God has called us to a lifestyle of prayer.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, one day in Your presence is better than one thousand anywhere else. I repent for my sin – forgive me. Thank You that You have wiped out my sins. Thank You that the effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (James 5:16). And thank You, God, that You hear and answer my prayers. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

Prayer noun
In worship, a solemn address to the Supreme Being, consisting of adoration, or an expression of our sense of God’s glorious perfections, confession of our sins, supplication for mercy and forgiveness, intercession for blessings on others, and thanksgiving, or an expression of gratitude to God for His mercies and benefits.

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The Hope of Your Calling

July 26th, 2019

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:13-14

1. YOUR LIFE MATTERS. You and I are God’s idea. He wanted to create us in His image and give us dominion and identity and purpose (Genesis 1:26). Then when Adam and Eve failed, God had a plan to undo what Adam did by sending Jesus. Where Adam failed, Jesus succeeded. What Adam lost, Jesus restored.

2. YOUR BELIEFS MATTER. The Bible says that “he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6b). Believing is a big deal. It means to live and exist in accordance with God, where your actions align with God’s viewpoint.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. Acts 1:8

3. YOUR FOLLOW-THROUGH MATTERS. God has delegated His authority to us. When we meditate on God’s Word, faith rises in our hearts (Romans 10:17). We’re just people, and yet we’re called to be ambassadors for Christ. God wants us to walk with Him, listen to His heartbeat through the Scriptures, and follow through with corresponding action. When you pray, mountains will move; when you preach, signs and wonders will follow and people will get saved; when you give, you will reap a harvest.

Press On!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER (Based on Ephesians 1:17-19):
God, I pray that You will give to me a spirit of wisdom and revelation into the knowledge of You. I ask that the eyes of my understanding may be enlightened that I may know the hope of my calling and the riches of the glory of the inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of Your power towards those who believe. Thank You, Jesus. I love You!

hope, noun
Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well-founded expectation of good . . . A belief that it is obtainable.

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Three Ways to Resist Temptation

July 19th, 2019

O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8

1. RECOGNIZE YOUR NEED FOR JESUS. We all need Jesus. We all have sinned. When Jesus bore our sins on the Cross, the devil thought he had won by killing Jesus. But God, in His infinite wisdom, worked a miracle and reconciled the world to Himself through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:19). Today God is still taking what the devil meant for harm and turning it around for good!

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9

2. RUN TO GOD. One millisecond in the presence of the Lord is better than anything. At one time, the devil, who is the father of lies, led worship in heaven. But eventually he began to question why he himself was not the one being worshiped (Isaiah 14:13), and he fell from heaven. He still whispers his seductive lie to humanity – from Eve to Jesus – telling us that we don’t need God’s presence, that we have power and glory on our own. That’s why we must go to the truth to get free, and just as Jesus resisted the devil by speaking God’s Word we too can resist the temptation of the devil’s lies (Matthew 4).

You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11

3. RECEIVE GOD’S HELP. Jesus came to give life and give it more abundantly. But, because God gave us free will, it’s essential that we receive it. It’s the kindness of God that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). If you are being seduced by the devil’s lies and are numbed out; if you are battling discouragement or temptation – resist it and run to the Lord. He will help you to go forward in His strength and power. When Jesus comes into your life He makes you a brand new creation. He’ll take your numbed-out hard heart and give you a heart that is tender toward Him.

Press on,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY CONFESSION:
I taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8). I submit to God and resist the devil and he flees from me (James 4:7). The name of the Lord is a strong tower – I run into it and am saved (Proverbs 18:10). I am not conformed to this world but I go to the Word and am transformed by the renewing of my mind (Romans 12:2). Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs me in the way (Psalm 25:8).

re·sist, verb
To take action in opposition to. To take action to defeat or thwart. To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand. To keep from giving in to.

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Get Your Hope Refreshed

July 12th, 2019

We have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men . . . 1 Timothy 4:10b

1. REMEMBER YOUR CREATOR. When someone loses hope, it’s hard to move forward and grow. Life’s pressures can distract us from the sweetness of knowing Jesus. That’s why we must resist stagnancy by keeping our eyes on Jesus and remembering our Creator (Ecclesiastes 12:1). In the busyness of life, carve out moments to take a deep breath and remember God’s goodness, His power, and His daily presence. He has created you in Christ for good works! (Ephesians 2:10)

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32

2. READ THE WORD. In a world of shifting sands and sliding tectonic plates, the Bible is a solid rock of truth that we can build our lives upon. The devil wants to steal our hope so that we live less than the person God created us to be. That’s why we must go to the Word and inventory God’s blessings and provisions for us. Every morning, get up and spend time with God. Read a devotional, memorize a verse, or read/listen to the Bible. Let the truth of God’s Word thunder in your spirit, crowd out apathy, and help you get on fire with God. His word is a lamp unto your feet and a light to your path! (Psalm 119:105)

3. REALIZE YOUR AUTHORITY. When Jesus rose from the dead, He gave us His authority to make a difference in the world. Every day we are called to take our stand and walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). With the weapons of faith and God’s Word, we can stop the plans of the devil. While you’re driving on the way to work, pray about things. Stand in faith for those around you. When you start to dream God’s dreams and pursue God’s purposes, life’s potentials will begin to burst forth in your life.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us . . . (Ephesians 3:20)

The best is yet to come!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

re•fresh, verb
To restore strength and animation to: revive. To restore or maintain by renewing supply: replenish.

DAILY CONFESSION based on Ephesians 6:13-18
I put on every piece of God’s armor so I can resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then, after the battle, I will still be standing firm. I stand my ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, I put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that I will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, I hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. I put on salvation as my helmet and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. I pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. I stay alert and am persistent in my prayers for all believers everywhere.

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Free

July 5th, 2019

It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Galatians 5:1a

1. FREE FROM PRISON. Jesus came to set captives free (Luke 4:17-18). We can be free because of what happened on Calvary 2000 years ago when Jesus took the burden of our sin and laid down His life. A love like that can’t be earned; it just needs to be received.

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans He took such delight in making. Ephesians 1:7-9 The Message

2. FREE FROM FORMER LIMITS. When you realize how faithful God is and how much He cares about every detail of your life, you will no longer be controlled by fear and worry. You can be free to believe God for bigger things, knowing that He is an ever present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1). Trust Him for the miraculous. He will always see you through.

3. FREE TO SERVE. Jesus invaded this world’s fatal cycle of bondage and brought freedom to prisoners. And He didn’t stop there: He set us free so that we ourselves can be liberators (2 Corinthians 5:18). People all over the world need Jesus. There is salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12).

Press On!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, thank You for sending Jesus to set me free. I know He is Your Son and that He died for me and rose from the dead. Forgive me for all my sins. Jesus, I receive You right now, and I give my life to You. Amen

Free, verb
1. To let someone leave a prison or a place where they have been forced to stay.
2. To remove something unpleasant that affects someone or limits their behavior.
3. Free to make someone or something available to be used for something else.

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