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<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Hitting Rock Bottom</span></strong></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>One Shining Moment Pt 1</span></strong></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>4.10.11&nbsp;&nbsp;
Integrity   Bud Wrenn</span></strong></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Jesus’
mission....</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>1)
Meeting spiritual and physical needs,</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>2)
Transforming the lives through salvation,</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>3)
Pointing to His Father while doing it</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>How
We Fail Christ….&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>1)
Leaving Jesus to work alone </span></b><b><span style='font-family:Wingdings;
color:black'>č</span></b><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'> <i><u>misplaced priorities</u></i>.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><a href="http://www.crossbooks.com/verse.asp?ref=Jn+19%3A16-18"><span
style='color:black;font-weight:normal'>John 19:16-17</span></a> </span></i></strong><strong><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black;font-weight:normal'>(NLT)</span></i></strong><strong><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>  </span></i></strong><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>16 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Then Pilate turned Jesus
over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus away.  <sup>17 </sup>Carrying
the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in
Hebrew, Golgotha). <br>
</span></i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><b><span style='font-family:
"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Alternative:&nbsp; Taking up our individual <i><u>crosses
to follow Christ</u></i>.<br>
</span></b><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Matthew
16:24-25 (NLT) </span></i><i><sup><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>24 </span></sup></i><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my
follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow
me. <sup>25 </sup>If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if
you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. </span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>2)
Neglecting the true essence of His (my) mission on earth </span></b><b><span
style='font-family:Wingdings;color:black'>č</span></b><b><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'> <i><u>attitudes</u></i>.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black;font-weight:normal'><a
href="http://www.crossbooks.com/verse.asp?ref=Jn+19%3A18"><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'>John 19:18</span></a> (NLT) </span></i></strong><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>18 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>There they nailed him to
the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus
between them. </span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Alternative:&nbsp;
Adopt a worldview of <i><u>compassion for others</u></i>.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><i><span style='font-family:
"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Matthew 9:36 (NLT) </span></i><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>36 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>When he saw the crowds, he
had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep
without a shepherd. </span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>3)
Frivolous and idle conversation.  </span></b><b><span style='font-family:Wingdings;
color:black'>č</span></b><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'> <i><u>words</u></i>.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><a href="http://www.crossbooks.com/verse.asp?ref=Jn+19%3A19-22"><span
style='color:black;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none'>John 19:19-22</span></a>
</span></i></strong><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black;font-weight:normal'>(NLT)</span></i></strong><strong><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'> </span></i></strong><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>19 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>And Pilate posted a sign
over him that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” <sup>20 </sup>The
place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in
Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it.  <sup>21 </sup>Then
the leading priests objected and said to Pilate, “Change it from ‘The King of
the Jews’ to ‘He said, I am King of the Jews.’”  <sup>22 </sup>Pilate replied,
“No, what I have written, I have written.” </span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Alternative:&nbsp;
Making our words <i><u>valuable</u></i>.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><i><span style='font-family:
"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Matthew 12:36-37 (NLT) </span></i><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>36 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>And I tell you this, you
must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. <sup>37 </sup>The
words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” </span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>4)
Focus on material, and not spiritual, treasures </span></b><b><span
style='font-family:Wingdings;color:black'>č</span></b><b><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'> <i><u>materialism</u></i>.</span></b><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><a
href="http://www.crossbooks.com/verse.asp?ref=Jn+19%3A23-24"></a></span></i></p>

<p><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black;
font-weight:normal'><a
href="http://www.crossbooks.com/verse.asp?ref=Jn+19%3A23-24"><span
style='color:black;text-decoration:none'>John 19:23-24</span></a> (NLT) </span></i></strong><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>23 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>When the soldiers had
crucified Jesus, they divided his clothes among the four of them. They also
took his robe, but it was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. <sup>24
</sup>So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.
This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves
and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did. </span></i></p>

<p><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Alternative:&nbsp;
Shift my sense of value to the <i><u>spiritual aspects of life</u></i>.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><i><span style='font-family:
"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>John 3:5-6 (NLT)<b> </b></span></i><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>5 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Jesus replied, “I assure
you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the
Spirit. <sup>6 </sup>Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit
gives birth to spiritual life. </span></i></p>

<p><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>5) Minimizing
Jesus' 'profile' before others.</span></b></p>

<p><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><a
href="http://www.crossbooks.com/verse.asp?ref=Jn+19%3A25-27"><span
style='color:black;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none'>John 19:25-27</span></a>
</span></i></strong><strong><i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black;font-weight:normal'>(NLT)</span></i></strong><strong><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'> </span></i></strong><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>25 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Standing near the cross
were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and
Mary Magdalene. <sup>26 </sup>When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside
the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” <sup>27 </sup>And
he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple
took her into his home. <br>
</span></i><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><br>
<b>Alternative:  Build Jesus' profile through <i><u>our own lifestyle</u></i>.</b></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><i><span style='font-family:
"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>Matthew 5:14, 16 (NLT) </span></i><i><sup><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>14 </span></sup></i><i><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>“You are the light of the
world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden….<sup>16 </sup>In the same
way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise
your heavenly Father. </span></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>The
life mission of the Christ-follower...</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>1)
Meeting spiritual and physical needs,</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>2)
Pointing people toward the cross for salvation, and</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'>3)
reflecting Jesus while doing it.</span></b></p>

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