by Fred Michaux

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OverEating (1 of 4)
Series: We Won't Back Down
Fred Michaux


-tell story of Cuban pastor preaching to the cow…

-new series

• It takes courage to be a Christ follower…
• Last weekend in NN, the person who made a decision to follow Christ…
• Churches too need to find courage…We Won't Back Down!
• What if 10 years from now as a church family we could send ourselves a postcard…what would it say… "Don't Back Down!"

-series Life Verse is Acts 28:31 (not because of their cowardice…his courage!)

• OverEating
• OverWorking
• OverSexing
• OverSpending

Our problems with OverEating are not because of a lack of health education but because of a lack of the courage of conviction!


-2 Timothy 3:1-5 (Paul warning Timothy of a time when people will deny the power of God that is given to live according to their beliefs!)

-CDC…heart disease and stroke, the principal components of cardiovascular disease, are the first and third leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for nearly 40% of all deaths. Over 927,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each year which amounts to 1 death ever 34 seconds…that's 158 deaths during our 90 minute service…largely due to preventable conditions!

-Jesus did not come out of the tomb last weekend just to make room in there for you and me!

Courage of Conviction…I'm on loan.

-I will live with the courage of conviction that my body is on loan from God!

-Psalm 50:12
-Psalm 24:1
-1 Corinthians 6:20

-story of borrowing the sprinkler in Mechanicsville…when we act under the premise that "this" belongs to someone else, we make way for the courage to say, "I'm on loan!"

-Matthew 21:33-41

Courage of Conviction…I'm in control.

-I will live with the courage of conviction that my appetite is subject to my control!

-Proverbs 23:1-3
-Romans 6:12
-1 Corinthians 6:12

-clip from Master and Commander…when we reject the lie that we are a vic ...

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