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Keep Your Zeal for the Lord

Speak Life Church

Release Date: 02/26/2023

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I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. john 10:9   Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20 Trouble in life are like stairs to heaven after you are saved. 

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False Guilt = not good enough    Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. 1 Corinthians 8:7    False guilt can result in depression and spiritual paralysis. Someone suffering from false guilt may feel that...

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Luke 24:38 Hebrews 11:6 Matthew 28:16-17 James 1:6-7 Jude 22    

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1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 2 Corinthians 5:21: "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."          

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Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Romans 10:11   One thing that is true about all of us is that, we all face disappointments. In every area of our lives, whether it be in our relationships, marriage, business, ministry, work place, life situation, etc. there is always disappointments that we have to overcome.   To be disappointed is to be discouraged or sad because of an unmet expectation regarding someone or something.   “Losses and disappointments are the trials of our faith, our patience, and our obedience.   “You know how addiction works. It...

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8 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS Fact #1: Mary comes from the Old Testament name Miriam which carries a meaning of bitterness, sorrow and trouble. Mary was from the tribe of Judah and the lineage of David. This was a. fulfillment of the prophecy (Isaiah 11:1, Jeremiah 23:5-6) Fact #3: Mary was poor and was raised in a small, remote village called Nazareth.  Fact #4: Mary was uneducated according to the standard of the world but knew God for herself. Fact #5: Mary was in the first stage of marriage. In Jewish practices, marriages had 3 stages. In the first step was the...

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I thought I didn't have anything to share with you this week but I do.   God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13   God is faithful. Prayer for you. Love you, Rev. Kenn Blanchard

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Spring revival  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.   This means that our knowledge of men can no longer be based on their outward lives (indeed, even though we knew Christ as a man we do not know him like that any longer). For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether—the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. All this is God’s doing, for he has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ; and he has made us agents of the reconciliation. God was in...

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Signs and Wonders.     Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.  - John 4:48   Supernatural Signs: The Bible narrative also includes supernatural events following Jesus’s death: Earthquakes: The ground shook, breaking open tombs (Matthew 27:51). Torn Veil: The veil in the temple tore from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51), signifying access to God through Jesus. Resurrection of Saints: Dead saints briefly returned to life, testifying further to Jesus’s divine identity3. Presence of false christs and false prophets (Matt. 24:5, 11)...

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Romans 10:2 - For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.


For those who have been Catholic or worshiped in a denomination that related to - you know this is the Lenten Season.  It’s 40 days before easter.  Starts right after the orgy and bacchanalia which is Mardi Gras - ending on Fat Tuesday.  All man made stuff. 


40 days- ceremonious stuff -giving up stuff, man made rules 


I have learned that sometimes having too much information gives you a paralysis of analysis.


You don’t know who to trust.


You latch on to things that you like and can understand, YouTube videos, speakers, IG people, and you integrate that into your faith.  But it is not biblical, it is not sound doctrine.

I heard that…

  • This guy on tik Tok said…
  • I don’t have to go to church because…
  • I don’t have to support a ministry because they are all crooks, you heard that ministry trying to get a plane?
  • God knows my heart…

The devil lives for our passion, our burn out, our losses … 


When we start new things, our faith walk included -join a new church,  many were eager to learn, respond, and volunteer. Over time, however, eagerness waned. They lost their zeal.


What is Spiritual Zeal?

Spiritually speaking, at the beginning of our relationship with the LORD, we were eager, too. Our hearts were challenged and changed; we mourned over our wrongs, immediately sought forgiveness from God, and changed our ways.

We felt clean! We were excited! We wanted to pray, witness, read God’s Word, do good works, influence our world, and honor the Lord in any way we could!

How do we renew and keep our zeal for him? That was precisely the concern of the Israelites. What they did may serve as an example to help us.

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Four ways to keep our zeal

Nehemiah told them this was not a time for grieving; this was a time for rejoicing, for they were seeking to obey God and were enjoying his favor! Their grief turned to joy.  Nehemiah 8:9-12 (NASB)


1. Keep our zeal by making a commitment

2. Keep our zeal by holding ourselves accountable

3. Keep our zeal by assigning responsibilities

4. Keep our zeal by being attentive



Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. (Romans 12:1- 2, 10- 11, NIV)


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Just because you're taking longer than others does not mean you're a failure. Keep going.”