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Shake It Off

Up-Dated - Friday, December 06, 2013

Table of Contents
* Shake Off Offenses
* Shake Off Fears
* Shake Off Problems and Troubles
* Shake Off Failures
* How to Shake It Off

Ac 28:15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

Paul was able to shake off the adversity and take heart in the brethren.

Quotes

"if you are sinning more, you are enjoying it less."  Lee Patton
"Allow our problems to humble you." Lee Patton

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Shake Off Offenses

Lu 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

Shake off
* revenge
* anger
* discouragement

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Shake Off Fears

There are 4 Fears
* Darkness
* Falling
* Dentist
* Falling on a Dentist in the Dark

Some fears keep us back

Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Job's Fear
* Loss of children
* Loss of wealth
* Loss of health

Realize that Storms do pass on by

Ps 30:5 "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

Ps 126:5 "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."

2Co 4:17 "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"

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Shake Off Problems and Troubles

* Moses was upset with the disbelief of  the people.
* Moses' brother and sister turned on him.
He did not shake it off and because of that, could not enter the promised land.

Shake Off Failures

Lu 16:9 "when ye fail"

Benefit from Failures
* Learn from them
* Identify with the failure of others
* Failures help to gain patience
* Let failures work for good

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

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How to Shake It Off

1 Peter 2:19 "For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully."

20 "For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God."

Endure with Character
* Be honest, real
* Thank the Lord for it.  "My grace is sufficient"

2 Cor 12:9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

God is glorified in our weakness
Power of Christ comes through the humility

* Give it to God

by
Lee Patton, Pastor
Faith Bible Church
San Antonio  TX

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