May 17, 2015
What the World Needs- Authentic Christian Living (part 1)
Romans 12:1-18
 
I. Religious living
II. Righteous living
III. Authentic Christian Living
IV. Challenge
 
 
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  • May 17, 2015What the World Needs- Authentic Christian Living (part 1)
    May 17, 2015
    What the World Needs- Authentic Christian Living (part 1)
    Romans 12:1-18
     
    I. Religious living
    II. Righteous living
    III. Authentic Christian Living
    IV. Challenge
     
     
  • May 10, 2015What the World Needs- A Loving Church
    May 10, 2015
    What the World Needs- A Loving Church
    1 John 4:7-21
     
    I. Mom's a great example of love.
    II. What is church?
    III. Love defines church
    IV. Challenge
  • May 3, 2015What the Church Needs- A Relevant Church
    May 3, 2015
    What the Church Needs- A Relevant Church
    Acts 2:42-47
    1 Corinthians 9:19-27
  • Apr 26, 2015What Have You Done with Jesus?
    Apr 26, 2015
    What Have You Done with Jesus?
    Series: general
    Building the Church, Impacting the World!
    John 20:11-23, Acts 1:4-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-23
     
     * In this sermon I misquoted a verse on point #4, saying Psalm 28:13 says...the correct verse is  Proverbs 28:13.
     
     
    1. Build confidence in leadership and other believers. (1 Thessalonians 5:11-13)
     
     
    I. Other believers
    a. Comfort others. (to give strength and hope to)
    b. Edify others (instruct especially to encourage spiritual improvement)
    c. Be at peace with one another (freedom from quarrels and disagreements)

     

    II. Leadership
    a. Recognize (show appreciation and value the authority of) those who labor over you in the Lord
    and admonish (counsel) you
    b. Esteem (respect) them highly in love for their work’s sake.
     
     
    2. Build confidence in ministry. (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)
    a. Warn others about inappropriate behavior
    b. Comfort those deficient in courage. (provide relief and encouragement; console)
    c. Uphold the weak. (prevent from falling)
    d. Be patient with all. (endure pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness)
    e. Don’t render (pay) evil for evil, but always pursue what is good for everyone.
     
     
    3. Remain devoted. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
    a. Rejoice always.
    b. Pray without ceasing.
    c. Give thanks in everything.
     
     

    4. Live a life in righteousness. (1 Thessalonians 5:19-23)
    Proverbs 28:13 says, "He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
    But he who confesses and forsakes [them] will find compassion.

    a. Don’t quench the Spirit. (don’t resist His influence; don’t say “no” to God)
    b. Don’t despise the prophecies. (don’t look down on with contempt…that it is worthless)
    c. Test all things! (use the Bible to critically evaluate; to determine the truth)
    d. Hold fast to what is good. (stick firmly to what is good)
    e. Abstain from every form of evil. (don’t engage in evil)
    f. Pray the God of Peace sanctify you (set apart; to purify; make holy)

  • Apr 19, 2015Faith; It’s What Leads Us To Action
    Apr 19, 2015
    Faith; It’s What Leads Us To Action
    Series: FAITH
    Hebrews 12:1-2
     
    I. Faith demonstrates our heart
         a. Faith without action is ineffective
         b. Faith in action can be seen
     
    II. Faith demonstrated the gifts of the Spirit
         a. Faith leads us to discover them
         b. Faith leads us to exercise them
     
    III. Faith demonstrates our acts of service
         a. Faith is reflected in all we do
         b. Faith is an attitude displayed in action
     
    IV. Faith demonstrates us on mission
         a. Faith leads us to witness
         b. Faith leads us to disciples
     
    V. Challenge
  • Apr 12, 2015Faith that Grows; Becoming Spiritually mature
    Apr 12, 2015
    Faith that Grows; Becoming Spiritually mature
    Series: FAITH
    Hebrews 6:1-2, Philippians 3:12-14
     
    I. Spiritual Infants
         a. Lack of growth after new birth
         b. Concerned more with self than service
         c. Lack of humility and grace
         d. Overly judgmental
     
    II. Steps to spiritual maturity
         a. desire to grow
         b. Nourish oneself to grow
         c. Exercise and practice to grow
         d. Realize it takes time and work to grow
     
    III. Measure your spiritual maturity
         a. Ability to take solid food
         b. Ability to discern good and evil
         c. Ability to control one's tongue
         d. Ability to see one's own imperfections
     
    IV. Challenge
  • Apr 5, 2015Faith that Knows (Easter Sunday)
    Apr 5, 2015
    Faith that Knows (Easter Sunday)
    Series: FAITH
    Hebrews 11:1-3
     
    I. What is faith?
         a. Webster's- unquestioning belief that does not require proof.
         b. Being sure of what we hope for.
         c. Certain of what we do not see.
         d. Only as good as what it is placed in.
     
    II.  Why is faith important?
         a. We are saved by faith.
         b. We live by faith.
         c. We receive righteousness by faith.
         d. We are justified by faith.
     
    III. How does faith affect our lives?
         a. It's how we trust in who Jesus was.
         b. It's how we trust in what Jesus did.
         c. It's how we trust in the resurrection
         d. It's how we live for Jesus Christ.
     
    IV. Challenge
  • Apr 3, 2015Good Friday sermon
    Apr 3, 2015
    Good Friday sermon
    Matthew 27:32-44
  • Mar 29, 2015Donkey Details
    Mar 29, 2015
    Donkey Details
    Matthew 21:1-17, Luke 19:28-48
     
    I. Jesus is into details.
    II. The Lord will guide you.
    III. Only Jesus can fulfill your life.
    IV. Loosening your burden requires obedience to His request.
    V. Jesus is the Answer. He is the Provider of Peace and worthy to be praised.
    VI. Your relationship with Him must be grounded in prayer.
  • Mar 22, 2015Who Are We to Pray For
    Mar 22, 2015
    Who Are We to Pray For
    James 5:14-16, Ephesians 1:18, 2 Corinthians 5:17
     
    I.  Pray for the sick
         A. Aggressively because nothing is impossible with God.
         B. Fervently because fervent prayers of the righteous are powerful.
         C. Submissively because God understands the total situation.
     
    II.  Praying for the prodigal
         A. The focus must be on God alone.
         B. The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.
         C. Don't give up. Keep praying. Keep believing. You never know what God will do.
     
    III.  Praying for the lost
         A. Pray for boldness to speak to the lost.
         B. Pray the lost might listen.
         C. Pray for a life transformed by the gospel. (The Good News)