Bible Study Living for Jesus: Now What? March 6, 2012 Freedom Temple AME Zion Church 900 Church Street Brooklyn, Maryland 21225 www.freedomtempleamez.com Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, Pastor Based on book The Wake Up Call by Apostle John Mulinde and Pastor Mark Daniel The State of the World: Shaking The State of the Church: Slumbering The Call from God: Awakening! 3 Types of Responders Which one are you? For some, message is not new; is stirring you to action: obey or face consequences. Others are hearing it for the first time; hungry to begin the journey. Still others are saying, "too much right now!". Timing is everything! Kairos vs. Chronos The journey begins with surrender: the releasing of our lives to God. The Lie: You can't do it alone! You are not self-sufficient. Revelation 3:17-20 "Surrender consists of (1) letting go of control and (2) trust." ~Andrew Murray Jeremiah 29:11 Isaiah 64:8 Love Makes Surrender Possible Love destroys Our selfish natures The works of the devil The world's system Love casts out fear. I John 4:18 Love fulfills the entire law. Mark 12:29-31 Love covers a multitude of sin. I Peter 4:8, Proverbs 10:12, 17:9 God is love. He (she) that remains in love remains in God. I John 4:16 Love is from God and love is born of God and knows God. I John 4:7-8 Do everything in love. I Corinthians 16:14 Faith expresses itself through love. I Corinthians 13:13 Love is how His disciples are known. John 13:34-36 Remain in my love. John 15:9 Only God! Can break through Can lead us into fullness Can take us deeper Can strip away hindrances Can build character in us Fear...the what if syndrome. What if I lose money? What if I lose my rep? Fear...the what if syndrome. What if folk think I'm crazy? What if I fail? Fear...the what if syndrome. What if I can't take care of my family? What if.....? Fear can be overcome! I John 4:18 I John 5:2-5 I John 4:16, I Corinthians 13:8 Hebrews 6:18 God's Love is greater than… Eros Phileo Storge Agape love is based on covenant, not contract!