Jan 21, 2018
We Have Hope Because of a Personal Relationship With Jesus
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  • Jan 21, 2018We Have Hope Because of a Personal Relationship With Jesus
    Jan 21, 2018
    We Have Hope Because of a Personal Relationship With Jesus
  • Jan 14, 2018The Care of the Shepherd
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Care of the Shepherd
  • Dec 31, 2017New Creation
    Dec 31, 2017
    New Creation
  • Dec 3, 2017The Blessings of Abiding in Him
    Dec 3, 2017
    The Blessings of Abiding in Him
  • Nov 26, 2017Praise & Thanksgiving
    Nov 26, 2017
    Praise & Thanksgiving
  • Oct 8, 2017Goliath Must Fall
    Oct 8, 2017
    Goliath Must Fall
    Goliath Must Fall   1 Peter 5:6-11 (ESV)   The devil is acting like the devil.
    Isaiah 14:12-14 –
    Prideful
    John 8:44 –
    Murder & Liar
    John 10:10 –
    Wants to kill, Steal, & Destroy   This is who the devil is and he will never change.   God give us how to deal with the things that Satan will come at us with: A Humble Attitude Dependence on God An Alert and Watchful Mind A Resistance to the Devil The Support of the Faith Family A Faith in God’s Love for Us   A Picture of What Spiritual Strongholds Do – 1 Samuel 17   Goliath challenged the Israelites for 40 days   They were: Intimidated Demoralized Immobilized Sunk   The sound of a single voice had shut them down.   A Picture of How to Overcome Spiritual Strongholds – 1 Samuel 17  
    • Recognize the Strength of the Stronghold – Verses 4-7
     
    • Recognize God is Bigger- Verse 37
       James 1:14-16 (NIV)    1 John 4:4 (NLT)  
    • Recognize That the Stronghold Challenges God’s Character, Truth and
      
    Power
    – Verse 10
       Defy – reproach, taut, blaspheme    Genesis 3:1-5 (ESV)  
    • Be Prepared – Verses 17-18
       1 Peter 3:14-15 (CEB)  
    • Know You Have Been Trained and Know God – Verses 34-36
       Titus 2:11-14 (ESV)  
    • We Have Weapons – Verses 38-40
       2 Corinthians 10:4-6  
    • Live with Confidence in God Not Yourself – Verses 45-47
       2 Corinthians 3:4-6   The Result – 1 Samuel 17  
    • Verses 45-51a
       God is greater than anything you will face.    Goliath fell.    David cut off Goliath’s head.  
    • Verses 51b-54
       The Philistines were defeated.    Goliath’s head displayed God’s power.   The time has come to kill the giant, to destroy the stronghold. – Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)
  • Aug 20, 2017Care Sacrificially
    Aug 20, 2017
    Care Sacrificially
    Care Sacrificially   James 1:27 (CEB) & 2:15-16 (CEV) – Jesus’ command to care Acts 2:42, 45 (CEB) – the church caring The early church met the needs of people. They didn’t focus on being right or following rituals.
    This allowed them to care
    Sacrificially They made a huge impact on the culture because they loved and it was seen in their actions. People will not care what we believe until they see how much we care. The Church Has Three Uncommon Things
    We have an Uncommon
    Foundation We belong to each other in Jesus.
    • Sharing in the body of Jesus – 1 Corinthians 10:16 (NKJV)
    • Sharing in the service of Jesus – 2 Corinthians 8:4 (NCV)
    • Sharing in the Spirit of Jesus – 2 Corinthians 13:14 (Phi)
    • Sharing in the gospel of Jesus – Philippians 1:5 (ESV)
    • Sharing in the suffering of Jesus – Philippians 3:10 (GNT)
    • Sharing in the life of Jesus – 1 John 1:3 (CEV)
    We relate to each other through Jesus.– 1 John 1:7 (TCNT) Is CATB one in heart and mind with Jesus and each other? – Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)
    We have an Uncommon
    Social Concern
    • We are to value people over possessions.
    • We are to give our resources without a thought of return.
    Is your conservative devotion and approach to the Word of God leading you to a liberal concern for the needs of people? – Acts 4:32 (NIV)
    We have an Uncommon
    Mission
    • We become united in worship
    • We multiply through a united witness
    Our faith family has to be more than a once-a-week routine, it has to be a day-by-day reality. A Concern, A Confidence, and A Commitment
    • We have to be concerned about the hurts of people around us
    The Progression: We see the hurt We feel the hurt We touch the hurt The Truth: Those who are most effective in reaching many are the most passionate about reaching the one.
    • We are to be confident in the name of the One who saved us.
    We are to know His person. We are to trust His power. We are to show His presence.
    • We are to be committed to the glory of the God who works through us
    When we are: The crowd will be attracted. The Word will be illustrated. The Lord Jesus will be exalted. Does Sierra county see the truth and love of Jesus in CATB? The Bottom Line: The glory of God is revealed in the sacrificial care of His people for each other and others who are not believers yet? What is foundation? – Isaiah 33:6 (CEV) What is your primary concern? – Matthew 6:33 (Mon) What is your mission? – Matthew 28:19 (ESV)
  • Aug 13, 2017Walking in worship
    Aug 13, 2017
    Walking in worship
    Walking in worship I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.                                                                                                             Romans 12:1-2  
    1. The Soul must be given to God
             2.The body must be given to God         3.The mind must be given to God        4.The will is given to God  
  • Aug 6, 2017Worship Wholeheartedly
    Aug 6, 2017
    Worship Wholeheartedly
    Worship Wholeheartedly   Is worship important? Psalm 29:2 (GNT) – Yes! Worship was essential to the Old Testament believers – Exodus 20:4-6 (GWT) Worship will be a part of our lives in eternity – Revelation 4:8-11 (CEB) Worship brings great enjoyment to God. – Psalm 147:11 (CEV) What Worship Is Not: Just music – Psalm 95:6-7 (NLT) Just for our benefit – Psalm 99:5, 9 (ESV) Not a part of your life – Romans 12:1 (GNT) Not based on human rules – Matthew 15:9 (CEV) Worship Is: Loving
    God supremely – Hosea 6:6 (LB)
    Trusting
    God completely – Hebrews 11:7 (TM)
    Obeying
    God wholeheartedly – James 2:24 (CEV)
    Praising and Thanking
    God continually – Psalm 69:30-31 (NIV)
    Using
    our abilities to honor God – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (Amp)
    Three Essential Questions for Wholehearted Worship
    Question #1: Do I value my spiritual
    Appearance more than my spiritual Authenticity
    John 4:23-24 (CEV)
    Question #2: Do I have a genuine
    Fear
    before God? – Proverbs 9:10 (Amp)
    Question #3: Is the
    Person of God compelling me to accomplish the Mission
    of God?
    The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives is always accompanied by the reality of the Holy Spirit in our worship. Worship is only for God. – Matthew 4:10 (NLT) Real worship then leads us to be conformed to the will of God and the desire to obey Him. Are you worshiping God?
  • Jul 30, 2017Pray Desperately
    Jul 30, 2017
    Pray Desperately
    Pray Desperately Acts 1:14 Acts 2:42 Acts 3:1 Acts 4:24 Acts 6:4 The Praying of the early Church Was:
    • Constant
    • Devoted
    • A Priority
    • Passionate
    • Focused
    The overwhelming thing about all the early church did was that – It Was Urgent! – Romans 13:11 (NLT) Praying: The Early Believers
    • Who did they pray to?
       The God who is
    Sovereign
    over everything – Acts 4:24 (ESV)
       The God who
    Supplies
    everything we need – Philippians 4:13 (Amp)
    • Why did they pray?
       They were utterly dependent on God’s
    Power
    – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
       (CEV)
       They were utterly desperate for God’s
    Grace
    – Hebrews 4:16 (GNT)
       They were utterly devoted to God’s
    Mission
    – Acts 20:24 (CEB)
    • How did they pray?
       They prayed with
    Structure
    – Acts 3:1 (NKJV)
       They prayed with
    Spontaneity
     - Acts 10:9 (NIV)
    • When did they pray?
       They participated in
    Concentrated
    prayer – Acts 12:12 (GWT)
       They participated in
    Continual
    prayer – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)
    • Where did they pray?
       They
    Gathered
    together for prayer
    They
    Scattered
    a part to pray – Ephesians 6:18 (GWT)
    • What did they pray?
       For the
    Success
    of God’s Word – Acts 4:29-31 (ESV)
       For the
    Needs
    of each other and the world – James 5:13-16 (CEB)
       For the
    Spread
    of the Gospel – Ephesians 6:18 (TM)
    Pray
    Scripture
    or people
    Have a
    Structured
    time to meet with Jesus in prayer
    Pray for specific
    Local and Global
    needs
    Pray for
    Revival
    Make time to pray with
    Others Prayer is the relationship with God. For prayer to be important and effective we have to surrender our lives to Jesus. Prayer will only be a priority when Jesus is the priority.