Our church is currently doing the TRANSFORMED church campaign by Rick Warren. It has been a huge blessing to our church family as nearly 90% of the adult attendance has signed up to join a small group during the campaign. Pastor Joel and I have been splitting time on the messages; he started the series out with the first two messages and then I did the third & the fifth week. Below is the audio of my first message and the outline. I hope you enjoy it and that the message from Psalm 23 is an encouragement to you.
From Stressed To Blessed
September 14, 2014 Pastor Terry Porter
50 Days of Transformation Physical Health
“Peace of mind makes the body healthy.” Proverbs 14:30 (TEV)
“A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life.” Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)
7 Spiritual Habits That Reduce Stress:
Psalm 23:1 (NIV)
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
Romans 8:32 (NASB)
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things
Psalm 23:2a (NASB)
He makes me lie down in green pastures…
Exodus 34:21 (NASB)
“You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.
Psalm 23:2-3 (NASB)
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul…
Psalm 23:3 (NASB)
… He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalm 23:4 (NASB)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:5 (NASB)
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
Psalm 23:6 (NASB)
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
One Last Thought…
When I’m “yoked” with Christ, we move together in the same and the same .