Prevagen® For Your Soul
I Corinthians 11:23-26
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Take a minute and remember when…
· Some form of ‘remember’ is used 250 times in the Bible.
· Most of our holidays (ancient & modern) are about remembering.
Proverbs 10:7; Philippians 1:3

Shabbat – day of rest, reflection, worship
Rosh Hashanah – celebration of creation & the new year
Yom Kippur – prayer, confession, atonement
Sukkot – booths or tabernacles, celebrate the harvest
Simchat Torah – rejoicing in the Torah
Hanukkah –  dedication, rededication of The Temple 164 B.C.
Purim – celebrates escape from genocide (Ruth)
Passover – freedom from slavery

I Corinthians 11:23
Questions have been raised as to whether the emblems actually become the very blood and body of Jesus, whether they are means of dispensing grace, or whether they are only a symbol or witness to grace.

Remember Who You Are In Christ and That Through His Blood We Are:

  1. We are  out of the hand of Satan.  Psalm 107:1-3
  2. We are  continuously from sin.  I John 1:7
  3. We are  and made righteous through faith.  Romans 5:9
  4. We are , made holy, set apart to God.  Hebrews 13:12-13
  5. We are free from the fear of  and .  Romans 8:1-2
  6. We are healed of sickness, disease, and .  Isaiah 53:5
  7. We are forgiven and all our sins are forgotten.  Ephesians 1:7

Personal Notes


What Scares You?
John 17:21-23
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Fear is a great motivator, and also a great paralizer.

John 17:21-23

Proverbs 1:7
Proverbs 31:30
Deuteronomy 6:13
Proverbs 2:11
II Corinthians 5:11
Proverbs 25:14

Godly fear is not to be scared of God and pull away from Him, but to be terrified of being apart from Him.”   – John Bevere

I John 5:3 – The fear of the Lord is to shape our intentions, thoughts, words, and actions.

Two Observations from Hebrews 12:28-29

  1. aidōs – Greek, translated as ‘reverence’
  2. eulābeia – Greek, translated as ‘Godly fear’ or ‘awe’

Personal Notes

Why Be Baptized?
Matthew 28:18-20
Pastor Terry Wilcox

  1. Biblical examples
    a. Jesus – Matthew 3:11-17; Mark 1:9; Luke 3:21
    b. John the Baptist
    c. The Disciples
    d. Believers of the early church
  2. Because of what it means
    a. Jesus’ death – Romans 6:3
    b. Jesus’ burial – Colossians 2:12
    c. Jesus’ resurrection
  3. Baptism is important because
    a. It is instituted by God – John 1:33
    b. It is an imperative by God – Mark 16:16
    c. It is an identification with Christ

    Ephesians 4:4-6

Personal Notes


Three Critical “W’s” – Part II
I Chronicles 13:1-4; 13:7-12
Pastor Terry Wilcox

God’s will, God’s , God’s .

  1. God’s will (last week) – they missed it, Uzzah died, David in anger and fear, Ark elsewhere.
  2. God’s  – I Chronicles 15:2, 13-15, 22
    John 14:6
    a.  They violated God’s specific way – Deuteronomy 10; Numbers 4:15
    b. To know his ways –   .
  3. God’s .
    I Chronicles 14:8-10
    I Chronicles 14:13-16
    a. God’s timing is .
    b. God’s timing is often .
        Our response must be .

    Listening for the leaves to quake is important training.

Personal Notes

Three Critical “W’s” – Part I
I Chronicles 13:1-4; 13:7-12
Pastor Terry Wilcox

To enjoy God’s best we must know:
God’s ,God’s and God’s .

I Chronicles 13:1-4, I Chronicles 13:7-12

The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.   -Franklin D Roosevelt

Proverbs 1:7

There are 200 verses that tell us to fear God.

Proverbs 25:14

The fear of God is the death of every other fear; like a mighty lion, it chases all other fears before it.   – Charles H Spurgeon

The first critical “W” is for the will of God.

I Chronicles 13:4

Personal Notes

God Uses Imagination to Change Us
I Samuel 30:1-8; 16-20
Pastor Terry Wilcox

What we see in our imaginations hugely effects what we achieve and who we become.

A crisis can come between us and God. It begins to cast a shadow of doubt and fear, which causes us to stop moving forward in faith.

The real measure of a person is not what they achieve, but what it takes to make them quit. -Dr. Jerry Falwell

God is for us!

Genesis 39:2; Deuteronomy 28:13; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 35:27; John 10:10; I Corinthians 15:5; II Corinthians 2:14

God gave David a new picture and David painted the picture for his soldiers.

Where Can I Get the Paint and Brushes?

Ecclesiastes 3:1; Ecclesiastes 3:2-9

What God called Abraham from: Genesis 12:1-9
Sumerian civilization of Mesopotamia (Iraq).
Ur was a city of culture and sophistication.

They worshiped Nanna-Sin: to moon god.
At the heart of their worship was philosophy of the wheel.

Abraham embraced a new vision for life.
As a result, we have the Word and Jesus.

What’s in your imagination?

Personal Notes

Knowing When God Speaks
I Samuel 30:1-8
Pastor Terry Wilcox

  1. Abithar the priest – I Samuel 30:7
    He escaped Saul and Doeg’s massacre at Nob.
    Traveled with David and was his friend.
  2. The ephod
    Elaborate or simple, it was standard for priests.
    David embarrassed his wife, Michal, by publicly wearing an ephod.
    Symbol of humility. – James 4:6

Knowing When He Speaks to Me:
Two Greek Words For “Word”

  1. Logos is used 330 times in the New Testament.
    John 1:1
    It means a concept, a reason, a logic. It is related to that which is timeless.
  2. Rhema is used 70 times in the New Testament.
    Matthew 4:4
    Romans 10:17
    It is a living, spoken word. It is specific to time and place.
    Used in Matthew 14 account of Jesus and Peter walking on water.
    Matthew 14:28-29

Two Greek Words For “Time”

  1. Chronos is time on the move, used 53 times in the New Testament.
    Matthew 2:7
    From chronos we get chronological.
  2. Kairos speaks to specific, God-ordained times.
    Romans 5:6
    Matthew 1:14-15
    I Samuel 30:7-8
    This was a rhema, a specific word at a kairos time, specific and critical.
    Throughout history this combination precedes miracles.
    I Corinthians 2:14
    John 4:24

Two Cautions

  1. Be patient.
    Luke 2:26-27
  2. Pray for and practice discernment.

Personal Notes

Keys To A Joyful Life
Part 3 – Turn Around, Don’t Drown
Pastor Terry Wilcox

“The vineyard of the Lord Almighty is the nation of Israel, and the people of Judah are the vines he delighted in. And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.” Isaiah 5:7

The people disobeyed, would not turn around and thus the chapter’s subtitle, “Woes and Judgements.”

Review John 15:1-11

Key 1: The branches bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit

Key 2: The branches must abide (remain) in Jesus, the Vine.

Key 3: Obedience is necessary.
John 15:10 & John 15:14

In Matthew 21, Jesus tells Jewish leaders they have lost their connection to the vine by disobedience.

God’s laws are for our (abundant life).

Why Obey?

  1. God obeys His own laws. (Galatians 6:7-8)
  2. Obedience demonstrates our to submit to Christ’s . (Galatians 6:6)

    One of life’s greatest struggles is: _________________________________________

    Romans 7:21-25

  3. was obedient.
    (John 15:10, John 5:30, John 4:34, John 6:38)

    And to the ultimate: Philippians  2:8

Obedience Results In:

  1. The
    -a caution: not

    The blessings of God are the result of obediently in the .

  2. Obedience releases the power of God.
    Christ’s obedience unto death has released the
    power of God.


Keys To A Joyful Life
Part II – Abiding
Pastor Terry Wilcox

John 15:1-8

John 15:1-8
Life is our most precious possession and each day, each of us is either wasting, spending, or investing our lives.

John 10:10
God’s will is that we live “abundantly.”
Throughout history “the vine” has been a symbol of God’s people. A sculpture of a vine on the wall of Solomon’s Temple featured grape pods the size of men.

The parable is about .


Joyful living is . The life of the vine (the Holy Spirit) produces fruit on the connected branches.


John 15:4 NIV – “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”

John 15:4 NKJV – “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”

John 15:4 TPT – “So you must remain in life – union with me, for I remain in life-union with you.”

Would you agree there’s a difference between and communion?

are action words.

Abiding in Christ is not something we or , it is something we do.

Jesus’ parable tells us two things about fruit:

  1. It is produced by Jesus (John 15:4)
  2. The  goes to God. (John 15:8)

This fruit that the disciples bear is not what they do, but the life of Jesus in them. It is in His character reproduced within them and shared with others in love. This cannot come to pass without the disciple abiding in Jesus, making his home in him as Jesus makes His home in the disciple.
– Dr. Rodger Fredrïkson

Relationship with Jesus requires both:

  1. – God created us with the gift of .
  2. – Our greatest joys in life are usually about  there.

Actions to abiding:

  1. – vines must be pruned and we must  the vinedresser.
  2. Spend focused .
  3. Agree with God. (Confession and repentance.)
  4. Engage in intentional  – communion requires more than proximity and .


Is My Faith Adequate?
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Matthew 13:31-32

I’m often asked, “How is Danielle? Is there progress?”

The people of Jesus’ day wanted God’s Messiah to rule. Matthew 13:34 indicates that, unlike the parables of the treasure and the pearl, this one was addressed to “the crowd.”

Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I’ve found. I found it is the small things. Every day deeds by ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.  – Gandalf

Impatience can lead to anxiety, , error, and .

Progress is slow and . This leads many to think their faith is  .


  1. Small does not mean .
  2. It is not the size of our faith, it’s the    .
  3. Our tree will provide  for others.
    We are the branches, leaves, and fruit of the  .   John 15:1-8

    Small things have large impacts on   .