Beyond the Rear View Mirror

Beyond the Rear View Mirror

March 2017 - April 2017

Your past doesn't have to define your future.

Sermons in this series
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration: 41 mins
Beyond the Rear View Mirror week three message from Pastor Luke Aadalen on April 9, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Getting Past Your Past... Forgiving Yourself Psalm 38:4 We should not grade ourselves, but live by a pass\fail system We have to be willing to move past our failures and not let them burden us and weigh us down 3 Truth Steps to forgiving yourself: 1. Your sins are NEVER too big for God's grace 1 John 1:9 By continuing to punish yourself for your past, you are letting your pride get in the way You are claiming that you can do God's job better than he can Jeremiah 31:34b God forgives and chooses not to remember - NO MORE 2 Corinthians 12:9 His grace is sufficient - perfected in our weakness 2. You are defined by your Creator, NOT your past 2 Corinthians 5:17 We tend to live our future by letting the sins of our past loom behind us Our new name is Child of the One True King We are no longer slaves to the things of this world We are new, loved, courageous, conquerors, forgiven, free 3. You can't change your past but Jesus can change your future Philippians 3:12-14 We are broken and beautiful This is how God loves to see us come - broken This is how God's love then covers us - beautiful What do you need to let go of and nail to the cross forever? "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." - L. Swedes Get past the past and live your life for what is yet to come... Broken and Beautiful - You are a CHILD OF GOD!
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration: 27 mins
Beyond the Rear View Mirror week three message from Pastor Chris Russell on April 2, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Getting Past your past... How important is the idea of seeking out forgiveness? Matthew 5:23-24 What is the difference between a peacemaker and a peacekeeper? Matthew 5:9 PeaceKEEPERS - Avoid confrontation to keep peace Peace MAKERS - Embrace confrontation to make peace The biggest enemy to peace is PRIDE! The best friend to peace is HUMILITY! Romans 12:18 Apologizing with humility: 1. Admit to specific actions and attitudes 2. Don't make excuses 3. Accept the consequences 4. Commit to changing our behavior 5. Ask for forgiveness
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Duration: 33 mins
Beyond the Rear View Mirror week two message from Pastor Chris Russell on March 26, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Learning how to get past your past... To really move beyond the rear view mirror we need to do more than just take off the labels that others have put on us. We need to learn to forgive those people. Mark 11:25 Why should we forgive? 1. Because unforgiveness hurts us Hebrews 12:15 2. Because we constantly need forgiveness Matthew 6:14-15 How do we forgive? 1. Start with prayer Matthew 5:43-44 2. Forgive as we have been forgiven Colossians 3:13 You can choose to have a human-sized story or a God-sized story
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Duration: 26 mins
Beyond the Rear View Mirror week one message from Pastor Chris Russell on March 19, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. Learning how to get past your past... One of the ways that our past holds on to us is from the labels that have been attached to us through the years. Sometimes, we even put labels on ourselves. Can you think of any negative labels that you have put on yourself through the years? What one or two words come to mind? What labels should you actually choose? 2 Corinthians 5:17 God will give you: 1. A new name Isaiah 62:3 2. A new purpose Matthew 16:17-18 3. A new future Jeremiah 29:11 Don't let your past dictate your future. Don't let the enemy get any victories by keeping you stuck in your failures. Don't let others have the power to decide who you are. God is the one who made you... God is the one who saved you... God is the one who determines who you are and your purpose... God is the one who can swap the labels...

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Community Church of Waterford
65154 County Road 21
Goshen, Indiana 46526


Phone: 574-534-LIFE (5433)