Sermon Notes 7/2 – Independence Day Services

1st Service – Pastor Tony

Ezekiel 37:1-14

1.Now it came to pass in the THIRTIETH YEAR in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month as I was among the captives by the River Chebar that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God

2. In Israel one could not enter the Priesthood until they were 30 years old

3. Ezekiel had planned to be ministering in the great Temple of Solomon at the age of thirty like his father before him

4. Things don’t always work out the way we thought they SHOULD!
5. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose
6. Dry bones scattered in piles speaks of the spiritual condition of Israel
7. The US looks like a valley of dry Bones
8. 37:3 And He said to me, Son of Man, can these bones live?  So I answered, Oh Lord God You know
10.Two ingredients the US needs for revival: We must have the WORD and the SPIRIT
11. The Word and the Spirit complement each other
12. You cannot have too much Word or too much Spirit however we cannot have one without the other
13. 37:4 Dry Bones Hear the Word of the Lord “LIVE”!
2nd Service – Pastor Dave
Independence Day – July 4, 1776 the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted

Officially, the Congress declared its freedom from Great Britain on July 2, 1776

Today, July 2, 2023 we will make a Declaration of Dependence!

Independence – the state of being free from outside control, not depending on another’s authority

Dependence – the state of relying on being controlled by someone or something else

King Josiah made a national declaration of dependence

2 Chronicles 34-35

Your family history does not determine your future legacy.

King David made a personal declaration of dependence.

Psalm 71

Your past does not define you.

 A Declaration of Dependence

Proverbs 3:5-6

Lamentations 3:21-24

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Dependence on God the Father.  Psalm 62:5-8

Dependence on Jesus.  John 15:5

Dependence on the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:5-6

A Declaration of Dependence on the Lord brings freedom & liberty!

3rd Service – Pastor Jeff
Ways To Receive Your Freedom Through Prayer
We celebrate this week America’s Independence, its freedom
This freedom did not come easy
In the same way, we as Christians should celebrate Freedom.
  • Freedom from our sins
  • Freedom from the past
  • Freedom from hell
  • Freedom from condemnation
  • Freedom from ourself
This freedom was fought for, was bled for by JESUS CHRIST
This freedom did not come easy but if we fight, to simply recognize what Christ has already done
Today I want to Celebrate our “Declaration of Dependence”  Our Dependence on Christ and His word 
Prayer is our Right
Jesus never taught the disciples how to heal or speak, how to be charming or convincing with their words
Jesus taught the disciples How to Pray
Prayer is a must, it is an essential
The two most important forces in the world:
  • Prayerlessness
  • Prayerfulness
Mark 5 21:24
  1. Freedom is through prayer as we ask 
Freedom in our Prayer life starts with a prayer life
We have the same access to Jesus now as Jairus did in the day. 
Prayers of Faith  
Philippians 4:6-7
Much of our prayer is powerless because it lacks earnestness.
Ernest Prayers demonstrate that our heart cares passionately about the same things God cares about.
Philippians 4:6-7
You hear scriptures all of the time Get taken out of context
  • Ask and you shall receive
  • All thing work together for the Good
  • Let your requests be made known to God 
Whenever there is a promise from God, there is always some instruction we need to follow
Here is the Promise 
  • Supernatural Peace 
  • A guarded heart 
  • A guarded Mind 
Our position 
Thankful: approach Jesus with not a list of requests but heartfelt, earnest, petitioning, desperate prayer. 
In Everything: Prayer for your whole life. Paul states to pray without end, the Bible states to Keep knocking 
When all this is done, miracles will happen 
  1. Freedom comes through prayer as we surrender
Our biggest obstacle in prayer can be ourself (Pride)
The very thing that can stop us from answered prayers, from true freedom in ourself and our own pride 
Where do we need to be, to be in a position where we are FULLY dependent of Jesus and not of ourself. 
How can we Receive Freedom through Prayer….. To give it up and let it go “Surrender”
This Changed my life forever
Freedom was not achieved when Jairus’s Daughter was healed, it was when he decided to  Fall at the feet of Jesus
God’s Will will happen regardless of ourselves…….
It was up to Jesus weather this man’s daughter was healed, He just needed to take the position of Victory “Giving it completely to Jesus”
Letting Go takes the pressure off 
We are often our biggest critic,  the pressure that we put on ourself is gone when we relinquish control 
Why Surrender ? It moves the heart of God 
Mat 6:8
Daniel 9:22-23
Let your requests be made known
When we pray, we move the heart of God. He is looking for a heart that Surrenders
Why would He have a scripture that states for us to Ask, and make those requests…. He wants us to surrender our hearts
We need to fully understand the Letting Go, it does not mean another option
What I call a prenuptial prayer
A Plan B to the prayer
When I pray for people I expect nothing short of a Miracle
  1. Freedom comes through prayer knowing our position
God’s will was the end result here but there were 3 obstacles that come in the way. 
Maybe it was not your time, you keep asking … Dont worry about the end result , Gods will is happening 
I did not see the power of prayer until I cried out 
  • Until I fully surrendered 
  • Until I knew My position in Christ 
  • A praying believer is a dangerous one.  
  • A praying believer expects miracles and sees miracles 
  • A praying believer keeps asking and receives the good and perfect will of god 
  • A praying believer sees Strongholds broken 
  • A praying believer sees addictions disappear 
We need to be crying out to the Lord like never before 
Today can be the day that you decide to Receive Freedom….. it’s up to you 
Ephesians 2