Dec 18, 2016
Jesus, The Reason For The Season
Series: Christmas
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  • Dec 18, 2016Jesus, The Reason For The Season
    Dec 18, 2016
    Jesus, The Reason For The Season
    Series: Christmas
  • Dec 14, 2016The Newness of Christmas
    Dec 14, 2016
    The Newness of Christmas
    Series: Christmas
    The Newness of Christmas   Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NLT) – There is nothing really new   New House - $350,000 New Car - $33,500 New Harley - $19,000 New Space Adventure - $200,000  
    New Life in Jesus –
    Your Life   Mark 2:22 (CEV)   2 Corinthians 5:17 (GWT) – Jesus Brings Newness   The Newness That Jesus Brings  
    Romans 6:4 (GNT) – New
    Life Psalm 40:3 (NIV) – new praise Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) – new hope  
    Romans 7:6 (NKJV) – New
    Heart new desire to obey God new aliveness and freshness from God’s Spirit  
    Hebrews 10:20 (ESV) – New and Living
    Way 1 Peter 1:3 (NET) – new birth Mark 1:27 (NLT) – new teachings 1 Corinthians 11:25 (NLT) – new covenant  
    Ephesians 4:23 (NLT) – New
    Attitude Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) – new compassions Matthew 13:52 (NIV) – new treasures  
    Ephesians 4:24 (CEB) – New
    Person Ephesians 2:15 (CEB) – one new person John 13:34 (NLT) – new commands   Revelations 21:5 (Amp)
  • 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?
  • Oct 23, 2016October 23, 2016: Praying for Enlightment to Know God
    Oct 23, 2016
    October 23, 2016: Praying for Enlightment to Know God
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    Praying for Enlightment to Know God Knowing God is the single most important thing in any person’s life. John 17:3 (CEB) Philippians 3:10 (NLT) It is so important that we have been given weapons by God to destroy anything that hinders that. – 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV) Paul’s Desire for the Ephesian Believers – Ephesians 1:15-16 (ESV) Christian Life has two dimensions (1) Faith toward God (2) Love toward to people Paul prays for enlightment on both of these areas. Enlightment comes from God. Enlightment come to the hearts of people. Paul’s Payer for Enlightment – Ephesians 1:17-23 (ESV) Verse 17 – To Know God Not to know about God but to know God, knowing God as a Real Person. John 17:3 (CEB) – Salvation Philippians 3:10 (NLT) – Sanctification 1 Corinthians 13:9-12 (NIV) – Glorification Verse 18a – Know God’s Call Galatians 1:15 (CEB) – By Grace 2 Timothy 1:9 (ESV) – To Be Holy 1 Peter 2:9 (CEV) – Out of Darkness into Light 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV) –To Glory and Goodness Verse 18B – Know God’s Riches The riches here are God’s inheritance in us. God looks on you as a part of His great wealth. God deals with us based on our future not our past. Judges 6:12 (ESV) – God calls Gideon a might man of God John 1:42 – Jesus calls Simon, Peter (rock) Our lives are to be controlled by who God says we are. Verses 19-23 – Know God’s Power Four Aspects of God Power: Power or Dynamite or Dynamo Working or Energy Strength or Force Might or Ability This is divine, eternal energy that is available to us now. Do you know God? Are you following God’s call on your life? Are you experiencing God’s riches and power? Philippians 2:13 – Look to Jesus
  • Oct 16, 2016October 16, 2016: Loving Those You Pray For
    Oct 16, 2016
    October 16, 2016: Loving Those You Pray For
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    Loving Those You Pray For Remember: to recall to the mind by an act of memory Remembering is mice, praying for someone is better. We are commanded to pray for others. – 1 Timothy 2:1 (GWT) We are to intercede for others. Intercede: to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or in trouble Paul intercedes for the Philippian believers in Philippians 1:9-11 (NKJV) I Have You in My Prayers A Prayer for Maturity Love →Abounding → Knowledge and Discernment It involves both the heart and the mind A Prayer for Character Sincere: to be tested by sunlight Blameless: not to cause others to stumble or to give others an excuse to not believe God wants this character because it is the character of Jesus and allows us to experience the best of life Two Questions: Will it make others stumble? Will it make me ashamed if Jesus should return? A Prayer of Service Filled and Fruitful – John 15:4 (ESV) What is this fruit? Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) – Fruit of the Spirit Luke 10:2 (NIV) – New Believers Colossians 1:10 (HCSB) – Good Works Hebrews 13:15 (ESV) – Praise The fruit does not make a great deal of noise producing fruit. It allows the life with in it to work. Galatians 2:20 (NIV) The result is that God is glorified. The work of God begins in your own personal life but it has to grow beyond you into the church. It is when we as God’s Family have each other in our Minds Hearts Prayers That produces joy and peace That all begins when we love each other enough to pray.