Aug 2, 2015
Stay True (part 2)
Series: Stay True
1 Timothy 1:3-20

IV. Stay True to the Purpose (v. 7-11)

V. Stay True to your Calling (v. 12-16)

VI. Stay True in your Worship (v. 17)

VII. Stay True in the Fight (v. 18-20)
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  • Aug 2, 2015Stay True (part 2)
    Aug 2, 2015
    Stay True (part 2)
    Series: Stay True
    1 Timothy 1:3-20

    IV. Stay True to the Purpose (v. 7-11)

    V. Stay True to your Calling (v. 12-16)

    VI. Stay True in your Worship (v. 17)

    VII. Stay True in the Fight (v. 18-20)
  • Jul 26, 2015Stay True (part 1)
    Jul 26, 2015
    Stay True (part 1)
    Series: Stay True
    1 Timothy 1:3-20
     
    I. Stay True to the Faith (v. 3)

     

    II. Stay True to the Facts (v. 4)

    III. Stay True to the Commandments (v. 5-6)

     
     
  • Jun 28, 2015Living and Dying with the Choice You Make
    Jun 28, 2015
    Living and Dying with the Choice You Make
    Deuteronomy 30:11-17
     
    I. There are constructive choices and destructive choices.
    a. Some will choose life
    1. live
    2. increase
    3. be blessed

     

    b. Some will choose death
    1. turn away
    2. rebel
    3. disobey

    II. You live with your choices.
    a. Right choices= prosperity
    Galatians 6:7

    b. Wrong choices= suffering or damage
    Genesis 2:16-17, 3:17-19

    III. God’s will is that you choose life.
    a. Available; leads to eternal union with God
    b.  Worthwhile; results in a purposeful life.
    c. Other option is death; eternal separation from God

    IV.  What will you choose?
    Life and Prosperity OR Death and Destruction

  • May 31, 2015Pattern Of Change
    May 31, 2015
    Pattern Of Change
    Series: general
    Romans 12:1-2
     
    CONFORM - conform to, fashion (one’s) self according to; to conform or fashion one’s self, one’s mind, one’s character to another’s pattern

     

    1. Change your mindset.
    a. about your body (v. 1)
    b. about the world (v. 2)

    2. Change your thinking.
    a. build according to His pattern
        (1) with Sound words (2 Tim 1:13)
        (2) with a  Heavenly reality (Acts 7:44-50, Hebrews 8:5-6)

    3. Change your behavior
    a. Get rid of Excuses
    b. Distractions
    c. Discouragement

  • 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)

  • 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 1, 2015Who Are We Praying To?
    Mar 1, 2015
    Who Are We Praying To?
    Luke 11:1-2, Romans 1:19-20, Hebrews 4:14-16
     
    I. The image of God
      1.  Our distorted image
      2.  God's true image
     
    II. Where is God?
      1.  God is hidden
      2.  The invisible God revealed
      3.  Why God came
     
    III. What is prayer?
      1.  It's addressing God
      2.  It's a privilege and duty
      3.  It asking asking, seeking, and knocking
     
    IV. Challenge
  • Feb 22, 2015God of Wonders
    Feb 22, 2015
    God of Wonders
    Mark 9:1-29
     
    Five insights in overcoming struggles of doubt and belief.
     
    I. Jesus is above your situation (v. 1-13)
    II. There is amazement, frustration, and failure in the valley. (v.14-18)
    III. Faith doesn't consist in believing God will do something, but that God can do anything! (v. 19-24)
    IV. Transformation happens in the valley. (v. 25-27)
    V. Prayer produces power! (v.28-29)
     
  • Jan 25, 2015Pressure Point
    Jan 25, 2015
    Pressure Point
    Series: general
    2 Corinthians 1:8-11
    Six things you should preach to yourself when at a Pressure Point:
     
    I. Don't be ignorant or unaware...You will experience pressure.  v.8
     
    II. Pressure can stress you, stretch you, and wear you out.  v. 8b
     
    III. Stop trying to figure out where the pressure is coming from and learn how to handle it.  v. 9
     
    IV. Remember, you have been here before.  v. 10
     
    V. God has never failed; pray like it matter.  v. 10-11
     
    VI. Don't forsake the assembling of the saints.  v. 11
     
    Five Deadly D's
    1) Dilemma's
    2) Disappointments
    3) Discouragement
    4) Despair
    5) Depression
  • Aug 10, 2014A Hope That Doesn’t Disappoint
    Aug 10, 2014
    A Hope That Doesn’t Disappoint
    Romans 5:3-5
     
    I.  Hope in God's promise.
     
    II. Hope in God's past performance.
     
    III. Hope in God's power.