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Breaking the Cycle of Family Dysfunction (2 of 8)
Series: The Favor Of God
Dr. Fred Lowery
Genesis 27:18-41; Genesis 29:9-25; Genesis 31:34-35; Genesis 32:27-29; Genesis 34:10-25; Genesis 35:10; Genesis 37:1-2; Isaiah 66:2
How many of you believe this book, say amen? How many of you have it with you? Do you have your Bible with you? I want you to get it and I want you to stand in honor of God's word, would you do that? I want you to hold your bible and I want you to say this after me: The bible is God's word. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do. Help me to become favor-minded, expecting good things and declaring good things over my spiritual life, my family life, my church life, and my business life. By God's grace I position myself to walk in the favor of God today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life. And all of God's people said, amen. Thank you.
Today we are talking about breaking the cycle of dysfunction. How many of you have some dysfunction in your family. I won't ask you to raise your hand because...hands are going up everywhere. We all are dysfunctional because of the sin problem, but we want to look at someone who was able to break the cycle of dysfunction. What is the favor of God? That's what we are talking about these days. The favor of God, for reasons known only to Him, has fixed His gaze, focused His attention, on someone, even the little details of that someone's life – the smallest details. Isaiah 66:2: ‘Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" declares the LORD. "This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.' That Hebrew word means to look upon favorably. God looks intently. God focuses on certain people with His fixed gaze. He chooses to overlook their lives for their own good and to bring them that esteem and that favor. I don't know about you, but that's the kind of life that I want. I want ...
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