Culture Shock

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Starting July 7th.

Sermon 1 in the series "Culture Shock: A Biblical Response to Today's Most Divisive Issues."
Youversion Event What does God say about the environment? The earth belongs to God - Psalm 24:1-2 We are to Honor God's creation. Genesis 1:1 God appointed mankind "Dominion" over…

Insomnia

Youversion Event A principle to help me find peace in a messed up world:  Attention drives emotion  When overwhelmed with life… …we can look Around “I envied the arrogant when…
Youversion Event WHAT CAN I DO TO GIVE MY KIDS WHAT THEY NEED TO SUCCEED?   Make sure God and I are working off the same blueprints. Psalm 127:1 “Effective…
Youversion Event WHAT AM I WORTH TO GOD? God knows every single detail about me. Psalm 139:1-6 I can’t  escape God’s searching eye. Psalm 139:7-12 In spite of all my…
Youversion Event The Process That Takes Me From Guilty to Forgiven Conviction - Psalm 32:1-4 Confession - Psalm 32:5 Cleansing - Psalm 32:5, Luke 2:10-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21 Change -…

Lest We Forget

Must we be Trained only by our own Failures, or can we learn from the failures of others?
What sets off your PANIC button?  Exodus 13:17-14:31    What has God told us about His plan for us that could turn our PANIC into PRAISE? Ephesians 1:3-4 Philippians 1:6…
Yahweh Rapha = "The LORD is our healer" A test: "Will you trust me?" An Object Lesson: "Just as I healed the water, so I will heal you."   My…
Which word most accurately describes the pace of my life?           □ hectic        □ slow         □ just about right “I typically set aside a 24 hour day for rest every…
Exodus 17:1-7 “Is the LORD among us or not?” Why do I sometimes feel far from God? God isn’t giving me what I want. I’m ignoring Him or rebelling against…
Background: Exodus 24:15-18 Exodus 32:1-35 Is it ok with me that God is described as "jealous"? Jealousy is  the angry side of love.   My NEXT STEP with God Ask…
Week #2:   Have I replaced God in any way? Even good things can become bad things when they become ruling things. Modern-Day Idols:                         FOOD__                                 ACCEPTANCE __                  SEX __                                    …
THE TRUTH ABOUT COMPLAINING NUMBERS 11:1-35 Complaining is Natural. Numbers 11:1-3 Complaining is usually inaccurate. Numbers 11:4-6 Complaining is Contagious. Numbers 11:10 Complaining is an Insult to God. Numbers 11:10,18-20…
Two Accusations (against Moses): Moses married a Cushite Moses has too much authority Two Reasons (why we think Miriam is the instigator): Miriam’s name comes first Miriam is the one…
APPLYING ISRAEL’S LESSON TO OUR DAY Israel’s mission was to claim the Promised Land.  Our mission is to lead people to Jesus and fully follow Him together. What impossibilities (giants)…
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Holy Roar

Discover the 7 Hebrew words for Praise

PRAISE is an expression of honor & thanks to God in response to who He is and what He’s done.             Praise isn’t always & only given to God.            …
Yadah - To revere or worship with outstretched hands Halal - To shine, to boast, to praise, to celebrate, to make a fool of, to be clamorously foolish"   Psalms…
Christmas – What are you looking forward to this Christmas?  TOWDAH       Thankful Anticipation David:   Psalm 69:1-4,10-18,29-33  Jonah:   Jonah 2:1-10  Magi:     Matthew 2:1-2,9-11   David gave God TOWDAH praise while surrounded…
How can we better celebrate this holiday we call CHRISTmas? BARAK       To Kneel or to bless   Mary’s example:   Luke 1:26-55   There is nothing more worthy of delight than…

Why Sing?

2019-01-06
Zamar - Worship with Music Psalm 47 - I sing because He is my king Psalm 57 - I sing because He is my defense Psalm 98 - I sing…
Yadah: Giving thanks with outstretched hands Halal: Party praise Towdah: Expectation Barak: Praise on my knees Zamar: Joyful singing Tehillah: Sing a new song   My Box o' Praise How…

Shabach

2019-02-03
Shabach: Praise God with a loud shout Psalm 63:1-5 How can David praise God in the desert. David has seen God David has experienced God's Love   Steps to moving…

Bonus Week

2019-02-10

The Christian Atheist


Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God to restrain them. 2 In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really…
spit: emeo (em-eh'-o); to spit, vomit, utter rejection, supremely repulsed. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS ENERGIZED CHRISTIANS Crave acceptance from People more than acceptance from God. Find rest in the acceptance they already…
“Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust him or obey…

1 Peter: Hopeful Suffering


“Salvation is the spiritual state of a convicted sinner who is eternally resting by faith in the forgiveness that God freely offers in Christ.” PAST SALVATION: We’ve been saved from…
We can’t escape suffering; but we can understand it better. 5 Truths about suffering: 1. Christians are not exempt from suffering. 2. The blessing of your salvation far outweighs the…

Set your HOPE on Heaven, Strive for Holiness while Here What is "holines"? What is the ONE THING that makes "holiness" possible for me? 2 Good Reasons to strive for…
The Bible has the power for Salvation. The Bible is LIVING The Bible is ENDURING The Bible has the power for Transformation. The FILTHY FIVE of human relationships: MALICE –…
Rejection "rejected by men, but chosen by God" Not the way things used to be "a spiritual house" "a holy priesthood" How do I qualify for such an honor? "through…
Knowing who I am in Christ If we fully embrace our ___________________________, it radically affects our _____________________________________. False identities ~ Your real identity (as God sees you) ~ You are…
Continued theme from last week...  SURRENDER. Why should I surrender anything to God? Because it's not who I am anymore Because certain things want to destroy us Where is the…
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Making Room

Values that can hinder deepening relationships: 1. Accomplishment 2. Accumulation 3. Refuge 4. Anonymity The first core concept of hospitality: Acceptance “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you,…
Hospitality is graciously sharing what you have with someone else. Biblical Hospitality = Sharing love to strangers Ephesians 2:11-22 "Before Christ" vs "In Christ" Romans 12:13 - Share with God's…
My approach to life and my place in the “body” Romans 12:1-5 “in view of God’s mercy” conformed or transformed (circle one) “sober judgment” = a modest assessment of oneself…
“Martha’s problem is not in her service; it’s in her distraction. Potential threats to our successful hospitality: 1. The need to have everything just right. “Martha was distracted by all…
1. Getting my heart in the right spot. The good samaritan - Luke 10:25-37 Who must I help? vs Who can I help? Jesus came to forgive sinners, not to…

The Value of Alignment

The Value of Alignment


Value#5 Intimacy with God is the power source for Personal Transformation.
Value #4: “SERVING OTHERS with a humble heart is our expression of Gratitude to God” Serving means setting aside what I want to intentionally benefit someone else. Understanding & Embracing…
Value #3: “PEOPLE MATTER to God and therefore matter to us” 1. Ezekiel 18:32 (PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD) “God takes no pleasure in anyone's death.” Every person matters to God,…
Value #2: “AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY is required for sustained Spiritual Growth” “Authentic Community” means I have a transparent relationship with a group of people. 1. John 13:34-35 Love = Command What…
Biblical Truth is our Final Authority VALUE = “a desire or priority that is so strong, it determines what I do.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God Breathed.” “All…

Immerse · Fuse · Radiate

Immerse Fuse Radiate

A Strategy for Growing Healthy Christian

Our radiate should have a positive effect on 2 different groups of people: 1. Other Believers 2. Those who are far from God 3 ways the early Christians radiated God's…


Pi Squared

Some people feel awkward or uncomfortable sharing their faith with friends and family. This series will give you a clear strategy to reach out to loved ones that makes a lot of sense. Pray, Invest, Invite. We call it, “Pi2”.

Invite

2017-07-30
A simple gospel outline from John 3:16 1. God loved 2. God gave 3. We believe 4. We receive
Christianity is Contagious. How do people catch it? What is your style of Evenagelism? Confrontational, Intellectual, Testimonial, Interpersonal, Invitational, and/or Serving. How do these “Styles” correspond to God’s Spiritual Gifts?…

Invest

2017-07-16
What do I have to invest? Self 1. A Story 2. Love to Give 3. A message INVEST = Think “way of life” What is “the mystery of Christ”? Christ…

Pray

2017-07-09
4 Things to pray for: 1. Providential Moments - God would convince them of their need and His love for them 2. Opportunities 3. Boldness 4. Clarity

If God opens a door, am I ready to walk through it? 2 angles to being prepared to share: 1. Being ready to share God's story 2. Being ready to…
It's better to invest a lot in a few people than to invest a little in a lot of people. 3 kinds of christians: 1. Cactus Christian 2. Chameleon Christian…
4 People to Pray for: 1. Family Member 2. Friend 3. Co-worker/classmate 4. Neighbor 3 things to pray for: 1. Oppurtunties 2. Boldness 3. Clarity