We now have the Devotional Material for the messages that Justin Lookadoo will be preaching from at resurrection 2010. Wednesday night we will start working through the material Justin has provided @ Out Of The Box.
Here is a clip of our trip to Resurrection 2009 7 Justin Lookadoo
Hebrews 5: 11-14 New Living Translation
11 There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. 12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word.[a] You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. 13 For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. 14 Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.
Colossians 3: 12-17 New Living Translation
12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Romans 6: 10-18 New Living Translation
10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
12 Do not let sin control the way you live;[a] do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.
Title: Oh Baby!
Reference: Hebrews 5:11-14; Colossians 3:12-17; Romans 6: 10-18
Lookadoo Resources: Step Off: Your Hardest 30 Days—Group Bible Study that will
force growth by connecting Bible to Real World. Perfect for family Bible studies, group
studies. Not recommended to try alone. 97 Random Thoughts—daily devotional that
will show you how to see God in anything and everything. Doorknobs, duct tape, duck
poop. There is even proof in there that God is a redneck!
Oh Baby will set the tone for Resurrection 2010. We’ll start with those who have been
Christians for a while. We will discuss how we must be able to feed ourselves and what
a drain it is if we can’t. I will tie it into the little girl we have, Aliyeh (8 weeks old) and
also the foster babies we care for. We will also set the foundation that we talk too “big
kid” for some of the Christ followers and not because we are going super deep, but
because they refuse to grow.
• If you are a follower of Christ, how long have you been a Christian?
• If that were your real age, what you would you be doing? Example, 3 years old.
Eat with spoon, understand and follow directions, can pick out my clothes but
need help putting them on, etc.
• Connect those dots into the spiritual? Do feed yourself or do you wait for Sunday
for someone else to feed you. Can you but on your on clothes or do you have to
have someone tell you right and wrong?
• If you were going to put an age on your spiritual life what would it be?
• Why do you think you are behind in spiritual growth, ahead or right where you
• How do you know you have grown spiritually in the last year? Kids learn more,
they go from crawling to walking from goo-goo to talking. What is different
about your spiritually?
Challenge: If you are not growing, you are dying. A baby cannot stay where it is and be
a healthy baby. If you are not growing and you cannot see how, then you are not a
healthy Christian. Ask them, how do you think you can start growing? Do you want to
and what is your plan?
Warning: Don’t accept, read the Bible more, or pray more as an answer. When things
like that are said, your response is “okay, what is your plan. How, exactly are you going
to make that happen.