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LEARNNG YOUR SACRED DANCE

LEARNING YOUR SACRED DANCE

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Genesis 2:15 ”  And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to work it and to keep it.
So, Ive been working for about 43 years now….
Steve’s Jobs over the past 43 Years
Quad City Ice Co. $1.00 per hour 1973
Scott County Gun Club 1.25 per hour – 1973
Eagle food store – Produce Department 2.15 per hour 1974
Giefman Foods – Produce Department 2.25 per hour 1975
County Seat – Jean Store in the Quad City Mall 2.75 per hour 1975
Oscar Meyer – Davenport plant 11.50 per hour (1975 )
Ditch Witch phone trenching 9.75 and hour ( 1977 )
HB’s Nickel plating Springfield Mo. 11.75 per hour (1978 )
CentralBible Springfield Missouri Dish crew 2.00 per hour
Springfield Natural Bakery on Glenstone ( free bread and bagels)
Oscar Meyer – Davenport Iowa plant 22.00 an hour
Youth Pastor – Westside Assembly 1980 – 1983
Youth Pastor Grass Valley California 1983 1/2
Youth Pastor – First Assembly Indianola Iowa 1983 1/2 -1985
Youth Pastor – Tri County Assembly Fairfield Ohio 1985-1990
Associate pastor – Saint Charles, Mo. First Assembly 1991
Church Planter LakeCrest Church Lake Saint Loius Mo.1991-2003
& UPS Saint Louis – 13.00 per hour
& Turfmaster’s Erosion Control Co. – 13.00 – 28.00 per hour
Lead Pastor – Prescott First Assembly Prescott Az. 2003 – 2013
& Sexton Pest Control
Church replanted of Discovery Church &Prescott Peaks Thumb Butte Realty 2013 –
WOW What a journey
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” –  Matthew 13:45,46
God created us to connect with Him and to not just WORK in the garden but WALK with Him in it.
Genesis 3:8 God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
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Were pretty good at creating the CONTAINER but don’t get to the CONTENTS in the container.
 “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only … they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall. – Thomas Merton
Stephen R. Covey — ‘If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.’
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#1. SEEK IT.
“the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls”. vs. 45
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The pearl of great price ….that is always hidden inside this lovely but passing shell.
Sure, the shell is important … we need to construct the container …but God made us to be more than an empty shell.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” – Mark 1:5
“people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:21
” seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
” Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6
#2. FIND IT.
” when he had found one pearl of great price”. – vs. 46
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Good or God?
God is seeking those who hear His call to a life of worship. Those who heed are those who will walk in His presence. They will know Him intimately as He will manifest Himself to them.
When eve ate of the ”  “when the woman saw that the tree was good” – Genesis 3:6
 The good is always the enemy of the best.
#3. BUY IT.
“He went and sold all that he had and bought it.” – vs. 46
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” the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” –  Matthew 13:45,46
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36
“Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7
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