Country Strong - Week One (Chicken Fried)
Music makes us feel something
Feelings have a voice
Voice inside us + our feelings = Intuition
What feels right could be wrong
Proverbs 14:12 (NIV) There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
We pursue pleasure
“And it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most. Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a peace of mind”
Peace of mind
Matthew 16:21-22 (NIV) From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
Peter is trusting his gut instead of trusting God
Matthew 16:23-24 (NIV) Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
Self-denial: Occasionally giving up things or activities
Deny self: God’s will > My will
Matthew 16:25-26 (NIV) For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Will you choose God’s way the rest of the way?
Acts 2:36-38 (NIV) “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.