Steps To That Upward Connection by Ronnie Floyd

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"RECONNECTING"
Message #3
"STEPS TO THAT UPWARD CONNECTION"
Mark 1:35
September 26, 1993
INTRODUCTION:
I want you to think with me for a moment today: When
did you have your greatest growth spurt spiritually speaking?
For me, it was in college.
Listen again: What were the ingredients?
For me, I was spending daily time with God, reading my
Bible, praying, listening to tapes, and attending student
prayer meetings.
Illustration:
One of the monumental experiences of my Christian
life I have told here before, but let me tell it again
for those that are fairly new in our church. (Bowl of
chili at a Denny's Restaurant in 1975.)
Mustration:
Dallas Cowboys: 1993 WorId Champions. Why? Basic
principles of football they did in a splendid manner.
T.S.:
tVhen we forget to abide by some basic spiritual
principles, we drift away from God, and at times we
do not even know it. Now today, I am going to be very
practical. You may feel like you are listening to
someone lead a seminar more than listening to someone
preach to you.
I am going to communicate to you in threes. I have
three basic points and will share three subpoints under
each point. If you have ever said, "I wish I just knew
how to walk with the Lord", you have come to the right
place today.
Take notes. Get ready. Let's go ...
I. THREE BASIC PRINCIPLES ABOUT SPENDING TIME
WITH GOD. (Mark 1:35)
1. Time.
* Time with God is like an appointment. Even
though it may vary in length, you just need
to be with God.
2. Place.
* Solitary and consistent - - it will become
special.
3. Plan.
* A plan that will give accountability.
II. THREE STEPS TO EXPERIENCING THE UPWARD
CONNECTION WITH GOD.
Illustration:
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