MOSAIC (Putting The Broken Pieces Back Together) - Message 2

Series: UNCHAINED (Breaking Free From The Pain, The Power And The Prison Of The Past)

April 10, 2016
Chuck Bernal, Lead Pastor - LifePointe Church -

This is the second message in Pastor Chuck Bernal's series, "UNCHAINED" (Breaking Free From The Pain, The Power And The Prison Of The Past). The message is titled, "MOSAIC - Putting The Broken Pieces Back Together". In this message Pastor Chuck talks about the fact that all of us are broken and how God can use our brokenness to make us better people. Using 7 examples from Scripture, Pastor Chuck shows the specific ways brokenness has an impact on our lives. As He puts the pieces of our lives back together, we become His "masterpiece". This message was delivered at LifePointe Church on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Episode Notes


 Brothers and sisters, I know that I still have a long way to go. But there is one thing I do: I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me. (Philippians 3:13 – ERV)

 You will experience the truth, and the truth will free you . . . and if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through. (John 8:32, 36 – Msg)

 MOSAIC - A piece of art created by the creative arrangement of small, broken pieces of stone, tile or glass.

 So I went down to the potter’s shop and found him making something on his wheel. And as I watched, the clay vessel in his hands became flawed and unusable. So the potter started again with the same clay. He crushed and squeezed and shaped it into another vessel that was to his liking. In that moment, I heard again God’s word . . .  O people of Israel, can I not do the same to you as this potter has done? You are like clay in My hands—I will mold you as I see fit.  (Jeremiah 18:3-6 – The Voice)

 Our ________  - Our __________________________  - Our __________________


 A BROKEN HIP – JACOB – Genesis 32:22-32

 When we are broken, God’s Spirit can _______________________________ us

 A BROKEN JAR - GIDEON – Judges 7:1-25

 When we are broken, God’s light can ________________________ through us

 A BROKEN NATION – MOAB – Jeremiah 48:11-19

 When we are broken, God’s lessons can ______________________________ us


 When we are broken, God’s glory is _______________________________ in us

A BROKEN BREAD - JESUS – Matthew 14:15-21

 When we are broken, God’s power can _______________________ through us

 A BROKEN SHIP - PAUL – Acts 27:39-44

 When we are broken, God’s protection can ______________________ over us

 A BROKEN BODY - JESUS – 1 Corinthians 11:24

 When we are broken, God’s purpose is _______________________ through us

 I love that in my darkest days we serve a God that is fighting for us and is always one step ahead of us picking up the pieces of our broken lives.  (Rick Warren)

 A broken spirit is my sacrifice, God. You won’t despise a heart, God, that is broken and crushed.  (Psalm 51:17 – CEB)

If you’re broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, He’ll help you catch your breath. (Psalm 34:18 – Msg)

 All the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe - people and things, animals and atoms - get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the Cross. You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don't walk away from a gift like that!   (Colossians 1:20-23 – Msg)

 God, pick up the pieces of my life. Put me back together again. I give you my praise.  (Jeremiah 17:14 – Msg)

 MOSAIC PRINICPLE 1: Everything on earth is  _________________

 MOSAIC PRINICPLE 2: None of us can ______________ ourselves

 MOSAIC PRINICPLE 3: Only the cross puts us back ____________

 MOSAIC PRINICPLE 4: Broken pieces become  ________________

 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10 – NLT)

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