Mar 15, 2015
Morning Service – Life and Death – Pete’s Sermon
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  • Mar 15, 2015Morning Service – Life and Death – Pete’s Sermon
    Mar 15, 2015
    Morning Service – Life and Death – Pete’s Sermon
  • Mar 8, 2015Morning Service – The Least – Donzie’s Sermon
    Mar 8, 2015
    Morning Service – The Least – Donzie’s Sermon
    Series: The Least
  • Mar 1, 2015Morning Service – Suffering – Jon’s Sermon
    Mar 1, 2015
    Morning Service – Suffering – Jon’s Sermon
    Series: Suffering
  • Feb 22, 2015Morning Service – Philip the Missionary
    Feb 22, 2015
    Morning Service – Philip the Missionary
    Series: (All)
    Philip the Missionary I. Man of Character Acts 6:3 & 6 Ministering II. Directed by God Acts 8:26 Mission III. Obedient to God's direction (27a) Missionary IV. Wasn't intimidated by those he met (27b-28) V. Asked a thought-provoking question (29-31) Look, Listen, then Talk VI. Explained God's word (32-35) V. Celebrated his salvation through baptism (36-39) Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
  • Feb 15, 2015Morning Service – Telling Others – Body Building 7
    Feb 15, 2015
    Morning Service – Telling Others – Body Building 7
    Body Building #7 Telling Others! Getting started Goals Personal trainer Instruction manual Prayer Clothing Tell Others Eph. 6:19-20 {Spiritual Multiplication} I. The right words Matt. 9:27-31 Revelation 2:4-5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 1) No answer 2) Only God knows the answer 3) God has given us an answer in his Word II. Fearlessly III. The mystery of the gospel Ephesians 3:2-6 Jews & Gentiles now one in Christ Ephesians 1:7-10 REDEMPTION To pay the ransom RECONCILIATION To make friends, those who were once enemies. Romans 5:10 For if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! IV. Position Ambassador 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
  • Feb 8, 2015Morning Service – Clothing – Body Building 6
    Feb 8, 2015
    Morning Service – Clothing – Body Building 6
    Body Building (6) “clothe yourself” Getting started (salvation) Goals (picture of Christ) Personal trainer (pastor, teacher, accountability person) Instruction manual (Bible) Prayer Clothing Eph. 4:12-13 (4:29) I. What does he not wear? Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us Ephesians 4:22-24 (4:31) Sackcloth and Ashes Joel 1:13 (page 909) Sackcloth is not a permanent dress. Joel 2:18 “Then the Lord was jealous For his land and took pity on his people.” Joel 2:25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..” II. What does a well-dressed body building Christian wear? Romans 13:12-14 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Ephesians 6:10-19 Spiritual Battle! Why do we need this armor? (11b – 12) 1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1) Satan and his demons are very powerful, but they were defeated at the cross. 2) Satan has great power and authority in the world Matthew 28:18 …all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” 3) Satan's ultimate destiny Revelation 20:10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 4) 1 John 4:4 (KJV) Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. Spiritual Battle! Belt of truth (14) John 14:6 & 17:17 Breastplate of righteousness Shoes (15) Shield of faith (16) Helmet of salvation (17a) Sword of the Spirit (17b) Prayer (18)
  • Feb 1, 2015Morning Service – Prayer – Body Building 5
    Feb 1, 2015
    Morning Service – Prayer – Body Building 5
    Body Building (5) Prayer Ground Rules To whom do we pray? To God Heavenly Father Why do we pray in Jesus name? John 14:13-14 Jesus said, And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. Romans 8:34b ...Christ Jesus, who died-more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Pray consistent with God's will 1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us,whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of him. Adoration (worship) Confession Thanksgiving Supplication CATS Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened ~ Prayer Journal ~ Matthew 6:5-8 (page 970) Matthew 6:9-15 Genesis 32:9-12 (page 33) James 4:1-3 (page 1218) 3 common problems 1) Not asking 2) Asking for the wrong things 3) Asking for the wrong reasons
  • Jan 28, 2015Morning Service – Read the Manual – Body Building 4
    Jan 28, 2015
    Morning Service – Read the Manual – Body Building 4
    Body Building (4) Bible Study Hebrews 5:11-6:3 TIME PLUS USE OF TRUTH = MATURITY PRAY READ PRAY 1. Spoon full of honey Psalm 19:9b-10 The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. Studying the Bible on your own 2. Topical study 3. Textual study 4. Exegetical study 1) What does it say ~ Observation ~ 2) What does it mean ~ Interpretation ~ 3) How do I apply it to my life ~ Application ~ ~ Memorization ~ Isaiah 55:6-13 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater. so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. James 1:22-25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it–not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it– they will be blessed in what they do. Let God's Word change your life as you respond correctly to it!
  • Jan 18, 2015Morning Service – Personal Trainer – Body Building 3
    Jan 18, 2015
    Morning Service – Personal Trainer – Body Building 3
    7 Grace Gifts Romans 12:3-7 (page 1137) 1 Peter 4:10-11 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Ephesians 4:11 Four positions of leadership Personal Trainers Apostles and Prophets Evangelists Pastors & Teachers THE PURPOSE (12-13) 1) To equip each Christian for works of service. 2) To build up the body 3) UNITY In FAITH & KNOWLEDGE ALL MATURE! * KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE & BELIEVE & LIVE WHAT YOU KNOW! (15-16) The body / church will grow into its head / Christ THE KEY: (16b) Each part doing its work 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body–whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free– and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Ask God what your spiritual gift is, and where you have been called to serve. Then get busy serving the Lord by serving others.
  • Jan 11, 2015Morning Service – What a Beefed-Up Body Looks Like – Body Building 2
    Jan 11, 2015
    Morning Service – What a Beefed-Up Body Looks Like – Body Building 2
    Challenge Ephesians 4:1 What is our calling? (1:18-20) 1) Eternal Hope “inheritance” 2) The power of God Characterized Completely by: 1. Humility Romans 12:3 ..: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. James 4:6 … “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Numbers 12:3 Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth. 2. Gentleness / meek Galatians 6:1-2 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 3. Patience long-suffering / long-tempered 4. Bearing with one another in love 5. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 1. One body The Church 2. One Spirit 3. One hope 4. One Lord 5. One faith 6. One Baptism 7. One God and Father As a Church: Focus on what unites, not what divides As an individual: Identify weaknesses & work on them