Jan 7, 2018
Fruitcake & Ice Cream
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  • Jan 7, 2018Fruitcake & Ice Cream
    Jan 7, 2018
    Fruitcake & Ice Cream
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  • Mar 12, 2017March 12, 2017: God is Scandulous: The Strange Victory of a Slaughter Lamb
    Mar 12, 2017
    March 12, 2017: God is Scandulous: The Strange Victory of a Slaughter Lamb
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    God is Scandalous The Strange Victory of a Slaughter Lamb 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (ESV) Satan is: ● Isaiah 14:12-14 (CEB) – Prideful ● John 8:44a (GWT) – A Murderer ● John 8:44b (GWT) – A Liar The biggest thing that is true about Satan is that he is Angry. Satan is angry at God and he hates God and attacks what God loves most – People Satan’s Attack on Humanity – Ephesians 6:10-12 (CEV) Why Satan attacks us – he hates us When Satan attacks us – constantly How Satan attacks us – Genesis 3:1-5 (ESV) ● By questioning God’s Word ● By questioning God’s Love ● By questioning God’s Character Satan denies God’s Word and substitutes his own lies. Satan wants to destroy you – 1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) Jesus is the Lamb- 1 Peter 1:19 (NLT) Revelation 5:6 (NIV) How can a slain lamb overcome a roaring lion? Overcoming Satan’s Attacks – Revelation 12:11 (NLT) ● By the Blood of the Lamb Satan constantly attacks us before the Father – Revelation 12:10 (GNT) Our Answer: Satan, I’m worse than you think, but God loves me and has forgiven me and accepted me because of the blood of the Lamb. ● By the Word of their Testimony Acts 20:24 (NIV) Romans 1:16 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 1:21 (NCV) ● By Not Loving their Lives so much as to Not Risk Death Our Attitude needs to be: Esther 4:16 (CEB) – if I die, I die Daniel 6:10 (CEV) – don’t stop praying Daniel 3:16-18 (NIV) – don’t bow down to a false god The call of Jesus is to die. It is by the blood of the Lamb we have forgiveness of sin. It is by the blood of the Lamb we become a new creation. It is by the blood of the Lamb we have purpose. We are covered by the blood of the Lamb when we surrender our live to Him.
  • Mar 5, 2017March 5, 2017: God is Scandalous
    Mar 5, 2017
    March 5, 2017: God is Scandalous
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    God is Scandalous: Ironies of the Cross Scandal: a publicized incident that offends the sensibilities of a society. God is Scandalous. Four Ironies of the Cross:
    Irony #1: The Man Who is Mocked as King is King
    Matthew 27:27-31 (ESV)
     
    Jesus is proclaimed king as He enters Jerusalem. – Matthew 21:9 (NIV)
    The sign above the cross proclaimed Him as king.
     
    Jesus is king because:
    He has all Power. – Revelation 4:11 (CEB)
    He has all Authority. – Matthew 28:18 (NKJV)
    He has all Divinity – Philippians 2:6, 10-11 (NLT)
     
    Irony #2: The Man Who is Utterly Powerless is All- Powerful
    Matthew 27:32-40 (ESV)
     
    Jesus was powerless.
    Someone had to carry His cross.
    He was crucified publicly and naked.
    Soldiers gambled for His clothing.
    He was controlled by hostile guards.
    From a human perspective He had no hope of escape.
    John 2:19 (ESV) Jesus is the temple.
    Jesus broke the power of:
    Death
    Sin
    Satan
     
    Irony #3: The Man Who Cannot Save Himself Saved Others
    Matthew 27:41-42
     
    Jesus healed the sick.
    Jesus exercised demons out of people.
    Jesus fed the hungry multitudes.
    Jesus raised the dead.
    Jesus means he will save His people.
     
    Luke 23:40-43 (NIV)
    Matthew 20:28 (NLT)
     
    Irony #4: The Man Who Cries Out in Despair Trusts God
    Matthew 27:43-51 (ESV)
    The Darkness shows God’s grace and judgment.
    Jesus cries out in:
    Hurt not Surprise
    Pain not Anger
    Suffering not Defeat
     
    Jesus shouts out and releases His Spirit – the work of salvation is complete.
    The curtain is torn from top to bottom – access to God is open to all.
    Jesus, the Son, trusted the Father and made Himself our sacrifice for sin.
     
    The God of the universe became human.
    The God of the universe died on the cross for your sin.
    The God of the universe is offering you forgiveness, eternal life, and eternal purpose.
    It takes your willingness to submit your life to Jesus’ authority.
  • Feb 26, 2017February 28, 2017: Big God #8 David and the rest: Faith Warring
    Feb 26, 2017
    February 28, 2017: Big God #8 David and the rest: Faith Warring
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    Big God #8 David and the rest: Faith Warring Hebrews 11:32-40 (ESV) 2 Timothy 2:3 (Amp) – we are called soldiers 2 Corinthians 6:7 (NLT) – we have weapons 2 Corinthians 10:3 (Wey) – we wage war How do we fight as followers of Jesus? 1. Know Your Enemy’s Tactics - Ephesians 6:11 (ESV) ● John 8:44 (NKJV) – Lies and Deception ● Romans 8:15 (GNT) – Fear and Intimation ● Luke 7:37-39 (ESV) – Guilt and Shame ● Matthew 4:3 (NIV) – Mocking 2. Know Your Weapons – 2 Corinthians 10:4 (NCV) ● Prayer ● Love ● Grace ● Mercy ● Hope ● Forgiveness ● Encouragement 3. Put on the Armor – Ephesians 6:14-17 (ESV) ● Verse 14 – Belt of Truth ● Verse 14 – Breastplate of Righteousness ● Verse 15 – Shoes of the Gospel of Peace ● Verse 16 – Shield of Faith ● Verse 17 – Helmet of Salvation ● Verse 17 – The Sword of the Spirit Hebrews 4:12 (LB) 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NLT) Luke 9:23 (ESV)
  • Dec 4, 2016December 04, 2016: Why Celebrate Christmas?
    Dec 4, 2016
    December 04, 2016: Why Celebrate Christmas?
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    Why Celebrate Christmas? The Reality of the World We Live In So why should I celebrate Christmas? That is the wrong question. Right Question: Why are we not celebrating Jesus? Christmas is Jesus! Those Who Worshiped Jesus: Luke 2:20 (NKJV) – Shepherds Matthew 2:1-2 (CEV) – The Wise Men Worship: bow down or kneel down or fall down on your face out of reverence to adore someone. Why should you worship Jesus? Three Reasons to Worship Jesus #1: Worship Jesus for Who He Is Matthew 1:23 (ESV) – He is God with us Luke 2:11 (NIV) – He is the Savior Luke 2:11 (NIV) – He is the Lord
    #2: Worship Jesus for What He Has Done – 2 Timothy 1:9-10 (CEB)
    Saved Us
    Made Us Holy
    Destroyed Death
    Brought Real Life
    All By His Grace #3: Worship Jesus for What He Will Do Ephesians 3:20-21(NIV) – more than we can thing or ask or imagine 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (ESV) – Jesus is coming back 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT) – Jesus wants you to be saved In view of what we have seen about Jesus we should: Do as the wise men did – Matthew 2:11 (ESV) Do as the shepherds did – Luke 2:17-18 (ESV)
    The celebration of Jesus’ coming into the world begins with
    surrendering your life to Him and His rule.
  • Nov 27, 2016November 27, 2016: Celebration
    Nov 27, 2016
    November 27, 2016: Celebration
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    Celebration Psalm 100:1,3 Celebration is at the heart of following Jesus Celebrate: to observe and commemorate something publicly with praise and joy Things the Bible Tells Us to Celebrate: ● Nehemiah 8:12 & 12:43 – God’s Work in His People ● Psalm 16:11 – Our Personal Relationship with God ● Psalm 100:2 – Our Being Able to Serve God ● Psalm 145:7 – God’s Character ● Isaiah 55:12 – God’s Creation Our Celebration Today ● That God is at Work Among His people ● The Growth of Dennis and His Family ● Dennis’ Servant ● The Character of Jesus That is Being Formed in Dennis ● God’s Creation What is a Deacon? – Acts 6:3 & 1 Timothy 3:8-13 ● A Person with Spiritual Wisdom ● A Person Having a Good Reputation ● A Person Who is Honest ● A Person with a Goof Understanding of the Truth ● A Person Who Has Been Tested ● A Person Who is Faithful ● A Person Who Cares for His Family It is a calling! Psalm 148
  • Nov 20, 2016November 20, 2016: Praise the Lord
    Nov 20, 2016
    November 20, 2016: Praise the Lord
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    Praise the Lord! Psalm 150 Praise in Hebrew is Halal. It means to boast, to rave, to celebrate, to be foolish. 2 Samuel 6:14-16; 20-22 Questions About Praise: Who are we to praise? – The Lord – Psalm 111:1 When should we praise the Lord? – Continually – Psalm 34:1 How long are we to praise the Lord? – Forever – Psalm 79:13 Why should we praise the Lord? – He is Worthy – Psalm 18:3 Who is to praise the Lord? – The people God Formed for Himself - Isaiah 43:21 How Do We Praise God? Psalm 145:21 – Speaking Psalm 123:1 – Lifting Up Your Eyes Psalm 134:1-2 – Raising Your Hands Psalm 108:1 – Singing Psalm 47:1 – Clapping and Shouting Psalm 150:3-5 – Musical Instruments Psalm 149:3 – Dancing 2 Timothy 2:15 – Sharing God’s Word James 4:8a – Come Near to God Colossians 1:10 Live a Life Worthy of the Lord Bearing Fruit Growing in the Knowledge of God Praising God allows our minds and hearts to focus on God That leads to living, growing, and producing Praising God cannot be done unless we are surrendered to Jesus
  • Nov 13, 2016November 13, 2016: Repent, Belief and Transformation
    Nov 13, 2016
    November 13, 2016: Repent, Belief and Transformation
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    Repent, Belief, and Transformation Becoming a disciple of Jesus Surrender – Luke 9:23 & Galatians 2:20 Repentance: Realization of your Spiritual Conditional – Ephesians 2:1-2 Recognition of our Spiritual Danger – James 1:15 Renunciation of the Path we are on - Proverbs 14:12 & Proverbs 15:24 Resolution to take the only way of Escape – John 14:6 Repentance Leads to: Friendship with God – John 15:14 Experiencing Real Grace – Acts 3:19 Ephesians 2:8-9 Transformation – We are transformed: To Saints - Ephesians 4:17-18 To Children – John 1:12 To God’s Beloved – Romans 9:25-26 James 5:16 Isaiah 64:6 Surrender → Repentance → Belief → Transformation → Righteousness The key to experiencing this is Prayer
  • Nov 6, 2016November 6, 2016: What Happens When the Church Prays
    Nov 6, 2016
    November 6, 2016: What Happens When the Church Prays
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    What Happens When the Church Prays

    What do you do when you face struggles or temptation or opposition? Three Options on Handling Struggles ● Get Angry and Seek Revenge ● Whine and Complain ● Give Up A fourth option – Pray The Background – Acts 4:1-22 The Church’s Action – Acts 4:23-30 (ESV) The Burden was shared. – v. 23 Galatians 6:2 (CEB) Praised God as the Sovereign Creator – v. 24 Genesis 1:1 (NJKV) Acknowledging the culture was in Opposition to God – vv. 25-26 Acts 4:18-20 (NLT) Acknowledged it was about Doing God’s Will – vv. 27-28 Romans 12:2 (NIV) John 14:10 (NCV) They Cried Out to God – vv. 29-30 Prayed to speak the Word of God with boldness Prayed for God to validate the message with mighty acts God’s Answer – Acts 4:31 (ESV) The place was shaken They were filled with the Holy Spirit They spoke the Word of God with boldness What do you do in difficult times? Without Jesus you have no hope. With Jesus you have all the resources of heaven We access Jesus and His resources through prayer You need a personal relationship with Jesus
  • Oct 30, 2016October 30, 2016: Praying Like Daniel
    Oct 30, 2016
    October 30, 2016: Praying Like Daniel
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    Praying Like Daniel Daniel was a spiritual warrior. Daniel 2: Daniel prays for God’s mercy and wisdom to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Daniel 6: Daniel prayed after a law was passed that forbid praying to anyone but the king Daniel’s most intense prayer is in Daniel 9:1-23 The Prayer of Daniel: A Prayer that is Centered – Verses 3 & 9-10 Sincere Necessary Humbled A Prayer that is Clear – Verses 16-17 Simple Priority Sensitive A Prayer that is Confident – Verses 12-15 In God’s covenant - Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 12:24 In God’s character – righteous, good, faithful A Prayer that is Compelled – Verses 1-2 By problems By promises A Prayer that is Contrite- Verses 4-5 Brokenness Honest Hope Our God is a God who invites people to Himself. Prayer connects us with this inviting God. Prayer is simply our talking and listening to God. Have you to taken God up on His invitation to you?