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Brew – When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them for Coffee

Brew – When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them for Coffee

In this installment of Lighthouse Ventura’s Brew series; we look at the coffee label. From the type of roast to the name itself; it all matters. And the same is true for us believers. Are we wearing labels from our past? Have we let God call us something new? Do we have a life that’s true to what the label says?

Follow along with Pastor Matt here:

1 – Labeled From Our Past

Judges 6:11-12 One day the angel of God came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, whose son Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress, out of sight of the Midianites. The angel of God appeared to him and said, “God is with you, O mighty warrior!”13 Gideon replied, “With me, my master? If God is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all the miracle-wonders our parents and grandparents told us about, telling us, ‘Didn’t God deliver us from Egypt?’ The fact is, God has nothing to do with us—he has turned us over to Midian.”15 Gideon said to him, “Me, my master? How and with what could I ever save Israel? Look at me. My clan’s the weakest in Manasseh and I’m the runt of the litter.”

A – Bullied
B – Abandoned 
C – Picked Last


2 – Labeled By Name

A – Your Name To Others
B – Your Name To God
Judges 6:11-12 One day the angel of God came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, whose son Gideon was threshing wheat in the winepress, out of sight of the Midianites. The angel of God appeared to him and said, “God is with you, O mighty warrior!”
C – Your Name To Yourself
Judges 7:1 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.


3 – Labeled To Be Sent
Judges 6:14 But God faced him directly: “Go in this strength that is yours. Save Israel from Midian. Haven’t I just sent you?”

A – Go In Your Strength 
B – Mission Minded
C – What Are We Waiting For