Establishing Spiritual Foundations

Aug 21, 2022    Pastor Vincent Dinh

Who We Are // Establishing Spiritual Foundations
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“he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.” | Luke 6:48 ESV

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people.” | Acts 2:42 ESV

What is the current practice among Christians in America as they engage with the Bible?

90% of the Christians who said “I desire to please and honor Jesus in all I do” in an extensive survey, only 19% personally read the Bible every day.

Benefits to those who engage with the Scriptures at least 4x/week on a continuous basis -
Loneliness - 30% drop
Anger - 32% drop
Bitterness in relationships - 40% drop
Feeling spiritually stagnant - 60%
Sharing your faith - 200% jump
Love for discipling - 230% jump

Scripture is breathed by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” | 2 Tim 3.16-17 ESV

5-Minute Devotion x 365 days = 30 HOURS OF BIBLE READING.
Do not underestimate the most important 5 minutes of your day.

“But as for you, continue in what you HAVE LEARNED and HAVE FIRMLY BELIEVED (ACTION: Timothy studies consistently), knowing from whom you learned it (ACTION: Timothy relies on other spiritual resources) and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the SACRED WRITINGS, WHICH ARE ABLE to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus(BENEFIT: Wisdom and growth) .” | 2 Tim 3:14 ESV

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers..” | Acts 2:42 ESV

“And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place.” | Luke 4.42 ESV

“But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” | Luke 5:16

“Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him.” | Luke 9:18 ESV

“In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and ALL NIGHT he continued in prayer to God. And when the day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he called apostles:” | Luke 6:12 ESV

If you are praying in the spirit of this world, you will be praying with self-centered needs instead of praying God-centered prayers

“For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” | Matt 6:32 ESV

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these things will be added to you.” | Matt 6:33 ESV

“Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” | Matt 6:9-10 ESV

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” | Matt 6:6 ESV

“Almost all churchgoers want to honor God, but more than a third indicate obedience is not something that they have done when it is costly to them.” Ed Stetzer, Lifeway Research president