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Summit Church of Estes Park, Colorado invites you to listen to sermons by Pastor Michael Dascoli. Pastor Michael is teaching through the Bible, one book at a time, desiring the goal of "All Eyes on Jesus."

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Summit Church of Estes Park, Colorado invites you to listen to sermons by Pastor Michael Dascoli. Pastor Michael is teaching through the Bible, one book at a time, desiring the goal of "All Eyes on Jesus."

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    What I Really Need

    What I Really Need

    What I Really Need
    The Truth About Purpose: Pastor Michael Dascoli
    5-31-2020

    Calling: to be set apart for a God-centered purpose

    Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20

    4 Things Purpose Will Do for You

    1: A purpose will motivate you

    Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 KJV

    2: A purpose will help you determine priorities

    3: A purpose will help to develop your potential

    Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win. 25All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer who misses his punches. 27I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT

    4. A purpose will give you power to live in the present

    16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances,
    for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

    Pray:
    What is God’s Spirit speaking into your life today?
    How must you respond?

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    The Truth About God

    The Truth About God

    Coronavirus
    The Truth About God: Pastor Michael Dascoli
    5-24-2020

    4 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT GOD

    “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

    Myth 1: God is unreasonable

    “God is not the author of confusion but of peace…” 1Corinthians 14:33a

    “…the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 2:16-17

    “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?’” Genesis 3:1

    Truth: God is a compassionate Father

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. John 1:17

    Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

    Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant
    nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in
    God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17

    Since God did not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else? Romans 8:32 (NLT)

    Myth 2: God is unreliable

    “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but He did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
    “You will not certainly die…, 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:2-5

    Truth: God is a consistent Father

    God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19:

    The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; 23they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

    Myth 3: God is unconcerned

    Truth: God is a caring Father

    “You can buy two sparrows for only a copper coin, yet not even one sparrow falls from its nest without the knowledge of your Father. Aren’t you worth much more to God than many sparrows? 30–31 So don’t worry. For your Father cares deeply about even the smallest detail of your life.” Matthew 10:29-31(Msg)

    “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him,
    and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23

    Myth 4: God is Unpleasable

    Truth: God’s a gracious Father

    “…because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:4-9

    Pray:
    What is God’s Spirit speaking into your life today?
    How must you respond?

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    The Truth About Fear

    The Truth About Fear

    Coronavirus
    The Truth About Fear: Pastor Michael Dascoli
    5-17-2020

    “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to
    do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1John 4:18

    1: “I will not fear”?

    Fear’s purpose: to hold you back

    Myth: Fear is a part of life I must learn to live with.

    Truth: God’s perfect love drives fear away

    “Our struggle is… against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” Ephesians
    “Fear not, for I am with you…” Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

    “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31b

    2: God is for you

    Truth: God is for you because He is good

    And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever
    lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1John 4:1

    “We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love, and we trust in the love He has for us. God is love! Those who are living in love are living in God, and God lives through them. 1John 4:1

    App: Victory over fear has little to do with our determination and everything
    to do with growing in God’s love

    There is no fear in love. 1John 4:1a

    I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17b-19

    3: We all have more of God’s love to grasp

    “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should
    be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1John 3:1a:

    There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to
    do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1John 4:18

    App: in God’s love, there is no room for fear

    That day when evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat. There were also other boats with Him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

    39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to His disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!” 5:1: They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. Mark 4:35-5:1

    “What I feared has come upon me…” Job 3:25

    There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear… 1John 4:18a

    God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
    2Timothy 1:

    How should we respond:

    Confess: agree with God about what He already knows

    Refocus: instead of fixating on the source of fear, set your sights on God’s great love

    Remember: Today’s battle can become tomorrow’s ammo

    “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.” Psalm 28:7

    Pray:
    What is God saying to me?
    How must I respond?

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    The Truth About Stress

    The Truth About Stress

    Coronavirus
    The Truth About Stress
    May 10, 2020, Pastor Michael Dascoli

    Myth: you can escape stress by a simple change of address
    Truth: stress will find you anywhere

    JESUS’ STRATEGY FOR HANDLING STRESS
    1: The Principle of Identification: I Must Know Who I Am
    “I testify on my own behalf.” John 8:18 RSV

    2: The Principle of Dedication: I must Know Who I Am Trying To Please
    Myth: In order to be happy, I must be liked by everybody
    “I seek not to please myself but Him who sent me.” John 5:30

    “We must obey God rather than human beings!” Acts 5:29
    (ref. Ephesians 1:5-6 TPT)

    3: The Principle of Prioritization: I must Know What I Want to Accomplish
    “I know where I came from and where I am going.” John 8:14b

    “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God…, because that is why I was sent.” Luke 4:43
    Challenge: Start your day asking, what’s the most important thing I can do today?

    4: The Principle of Invocation: I must practice the presence of God
    “…news about (Jesus) spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:15a-16

    Challenge: make time to be alone with the Father
    “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

    “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14:

    5: The Principle of Relaxation: I Must Take Time to Enjoy Life
    (ref. Mark 6:31, Mathew 11:28-30 TPT )

    Pray:
    What is God’s Spirit saying to you today?
    How must you respond?

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    The Truth About Change

    The Truth About Change

    Coronavirus
    The Truth About Change
    May 3, 2020, Pastor Michael Dascoli

    He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!
    Revelation 21:5a

    Question: “When are you ever going to change?”
    Myth: “I should be able to change overnight”
    “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed
    away; behold, all things have become new. 2Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
    (ref. 1Corinthians 15:52-53, John 3:17, Romans 8:1)

    “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to
    Completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

    THE PROCESS OF CHANGE
    Phase 1: CONCERN (ref. Isaiah 6:5)
    Concern: it makes us feel uncomfortable

    Phase 2: CRISIS
    Crisis: it makes us feel Intense Pain (ref. 2Corinthians 7:10a NLT)

    Phase 3: CHOICE (ref. 2Corinthians 7:10a NLT

    Choice: it makes us feel afraid

    The Main Choice: “All Eyes on Jesus” (ref. Colossians 2:6b-7, Hebrews 12:1b-2)

    Challenge: memorize Philippians 1:6:
    “He who began a good work in you will carry it
    on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

    Pray: What is God saying to you?
    How must you respond?

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    The Truth About Pain

    The Truth About Pain

    Coronavirus
    The Truth About Pain
    April 26, 2020, Pastor Michael Dascoli

    Please turn in your Bibles to Romans 8:22-23:

    “It’s a season!”

    1: Pain is a part of life
    “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the
    pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Romans 8:22

    2: Pain is a part of life whether you’re a believer or not
    “Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly
    as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.”
    Romans 8:23

    3: Whether for the Better or the Bitter, pain will always change us

    HEALTHY RESPONSES TO PAIN

    1: The pain of life’s tests: don’t pack it down—Celebrate it (ref. James 1:3-4)
    2: The pain of anxiety: don’t pack it down—Cast it on God (ref. 1Peter 5:7)
    3: The physical pain, don’t pack it down—Collaborate it (ref. 2Corinthians 1:3-4)
    4: The pain of conflict: don’t pack it down—Confront it (ref. Matthew 18:15)
    5: The pain of sin: don’t pack it down—Confess it (ref. Psalm 32:3-5)
    6: The pain of loss: don’t pack it down—go ahead a Cry (ref. John 11:35)

    “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
    5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:1a-5

    What is God’s Spirit speaking into your life today?
    How must you respond?

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