Feb 12, 2017
Big God #6 Abraham and Isaac
Series: Faith Is
Big God #6 Abraham with Isaac: Faith Well-Tried Hebrews 11:17-19 (NLT) Faith well-tired is faith tested to the limits and ultimately proven strong. Abraham had been tried and tested. Genesis 22:1-18 (NIV) Results of Our Faith Being Tested:
The Strengthening of Our
Faith James 1:2-3 (ESV)
The Strengthening of Our
Passion
to Worship
Matthew 14:32-33 (ESV)
To Help Us
Depend
on Him
Psalm 73:25-26
To Develop Our
Character Romans 5:3-5 (ESV)
To Show His
Glory and Goodness Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) Psalm 119:68 (LB) What enables Abraham to come through the test?
Abraham was convinced of God’s
Goodness.
Abraham was convinced about God’s
Plan
Abraham was convinced of God’s
Power God wants us to grow up.  Philippians 3:7-8 (TM) God needs to be the most important relationship in your life. God gave His Son showing you how important to Him you are. You and I have to become living sacrifices.
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  • Feb 12, 2017Big God #6 Abraham and Isaac
    Feb 12, 2017
    Big God #6 Abraham and Isaac
    Series: Faith Is
    Big God #6 Abraham with Isaac: Faith Well-Tried Hebrews 11:17-19 (NLT) Faith well-tired is faith tested to the limits and ultimately proven strong. Abraham had been tried and tested. Genesis 22:1-18 (NIV) Results of Our Faith Being Tested:
    The Strengthening of Our
    Faith James 1:2-3 (ESV)
    The Strengthening of Our
    Passion
    to Worship
    Matthew 14:32-33 (ESV)
    To Help Us
    Depend
    on Him
    Psalm 73:25-26
    To Develop Our
    Character Romans 5:3-5 (ESV)
    To Show His
    Glory and Goodness Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) Psalm 119:68 (LB) What enables Abraham to come through the test?
    Abraham was convinced of God’s
    Goodness.
    Abraham was convinced about God’s
    Plan
    Abraham was convinced of God’s
    Power God wants us to grow up.  Philippians 3:7-8 (TM) God needs to be the most important relationship in your life. God gave His Son showing you how important to Him you are. You and I have to become living sacrifices.
  • Feb 6, 2017Big God #5 Abraham and Sarah
    Feb 6, 2017
    Big God #5 Abraham and Sarah
    Series: Faith Is
    Big God #5 Abraham and Sarah: Faith Willing and Waiting   Hebrews 11:8-12 (NIV) Faith: Worshiping → Walking → Working → Willing → Waiting   Abraham and Sarah were two imperfect people who were willing and learned to wait   Faith Willing  
    Genesis 12:1 & 4 (LB) –
    Go   Abraham’s willingness to go was based on Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)   The focus is not on what Abraham will do The focus is on what God will do   What about us? – Matthew 28:18-20 (GNT) – We are commanded to go  
    Why should we be willing to go? –
    The Cross   God led Abraham. How does God lead us? – Romans 8:14 (Knox)  
    In Going There Are Things We Have to
    Forego Permanency in This World – 2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV) Temporary Security Having All the Details Control   Abraham did two things as he went:
    Genesis 12:8 (ESV) –
    Worshiped
    Genesis 12:6-7 (ESV) –
    Witnessed   We are to go BIG and PUBLIC – Acts 4:18-20 (TM)   Faith Waiting  
    Waiting on God is not
    Passive
    Waiting without causing
    Problems Genesis 16:1-2, 12 (JB)  
    Waiting without
    Missing
    God’s promise
    Genesis 18:13-14 (NIV) Psalm 91:10 (NLT)   God’s purposes are bigger than ours God’s ways are bigger than ours   For God to accomplish His purpose through us we have to trust Him In trusting Him we have to be willing and at times to wait   The results are always worth it
  • Jan 29, 2017Bib God #4 Noah: Faith Working
    Jan 29, 2017
    Bib God #4 Noah: Faith Working
    Series: Faith Is
    Big God #4 Noah: Faith Working   Hebrews 11:7 (NIV)   1 Corinthians 14:33 (Amp) – God of Order   God’s Order
    • Worship Jesus
    • Walk with Jesus
    • Work with Jesus
      Ministry is not the goal.   It is not about what I am doing for God, it is about being with God in what He is doing.   Worship and walking in faith is about relationship. Now that we know God we are called to work with God in faith.   Working with God  
    • Working Will Always Be in Partnership with God
       John 5:17 (NLT)    John 5:19 (GNT)    John 15:5 (NKJV)   Work flows from God loving you and you loving God in return.  
    • Work Will Always be Bigger Than You Can Do
       The Ark    Genesis 6:13-16 (ESV)    Matthew 19:26 (NCV)  
    • Work Will Always Lead to Transformation
       Romans 8:29 (ESV)    Colossians 3:10 (NIV)   Whatever adjustments God makes are worth it.  
    • Work Will Always Require Our Effort
       1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)    1 Corinthians 9:24 (TM)  
    • Work Will Always Lead to God Being Glorified
       God was glorified by Noah building the ark    1 Peter 2:12 (Wey)  
    • Work Will Always Require Faith
       Ephesians 6:16 (NIV)    Faith defeats the lies of Satan   The Call: Noah’s call was to confront the culture with the truth of God through obedience Our call is to confront the culture with Jesus through our obedience   We are called to engage and confront culture with the reality of Jesus in our lives. 2 Peter 2:5 (LB)   Noah: Believed what God said about the future Allowed God to adjust his life accordingly Built the ark   God wants to bless you You have to obey Him in faith   Obedient to the call of living and proclaiming the gospel of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 (ESV)   You say you believe, then live it.
  • Jan 22, 2017Big God #3 Faith Walking
    Jan 22, 2017
    Big God #3 Faith Walking
    Series: Faith Is
    Big God #3 Enoch: Faith Walking   Hebrews 11:5 (ESV) – Enoch didn’t die   Genesis 5:21-24 (NIV) – Enoch walked with God   How important is walking with God?   What does it mean to walk with God?  
    Why did Enoch’s walk please God? –
    Faith   How important is faith – Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)   Walking Is: A voluntary act A steady motion A progressive act   Walking is a voluntary act that moves us forward at a steady pace   Walking shows relationship and intimacy   Amos 3:3 asks a question about walking   How to Walk with God:  
    • Agree on the Place
      Are you headed to where God is?   What is important to God?  
    • Psalm 57:5 (NIV) – His Glory
    • Matthew 6:33 (Rieu) – His Kingdom
    • Micah 6:8 (NIV) – His Character
    • Mark 12:30-31 (ESV) & Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) – His Plan
     
    Agree on the
    Path Are you living based on: Who God is What God is doing What God is saying   Our paths are unique but they have some common elements:  
    • Joshua 1:7 (NCV) – Obedience
    • Deuteronomy 5:32 (Amp) – Purposeful
    • Proverbs 4:26-27 (NLT) – Focused
      We stay on the path with God through the written Word of God and the Holy Spirit  
    Agree on the
    Pace  
    • Galatians 5:25 (NLT)
    • Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)
    • Galatians 5:16 (ESV)
      Our pace needs to be consistent and dedicated   What is your walk about? Your glory of God’s Glory? Your kingdom or God’s Kingdom? Your purpose or God’s Purpose?   Faith pleases God
  • Jan 15, 2017Big God #2
    Jan 15, 2017
    Big God #2
    Series: Faith Is
    Big God #2 Abel: Faith Worship   Hebrews 11:4 (NLT)   Worship means to bow down.
    The heart of worship is
    Surrender
    .
      Anything done in faith that honors and pleases God is worship – Psalm 147:11 (CEV)   Abel: Genesis 4:3-5, 8 (NIV)  
    Abel is faith
    Worshiping   The How of Worship:  
    • Authentic – John 4:23-24 (NLT)
       Real    True    Passionate – Exodus 34:14 (NLT)  
    • Sacrificial
       The act of giving up something of value for something of greater value    Genesis 22:10, 16-17 (NIV)    Luke 22:41-42 (NCV)  
    • The Best – Hebrews 11:4
       Focused – Hebrews 12:2 (GNT)    Priority – Genesis 8:19-20 (NIV)    Trusting – 1 Kings 17:13 (GNT)   The What of Worship – Romans 12:1 (NIV)  
    • Time
    Mark 1:35 (NIV)  
    • Energy
       1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)    Philippians 2:12 (Wms)
    • Abilities
       1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)    Colossians 3:23-24  
    • Money
      Malachi 3:10 (NLT)   Mark 12:41-44 (NLT)   The Consequences of Worship
    • The world will oppose you
    • God will bless you
      Everyone’s life has something to say. Abel’s life said faith in God, as seen by his worship and his actions. Cain’s life said faith in himself, as seen by his worship and his actions.   What is your life saying?
  • Jan 8, 2017BIG GOD
    Jan 8, 2017
    BIG GOD
    Series: Faith Is
    Big God #1 Faith Is   Faith Is Like a (choose one)
    • A Blue Print for a House
    • A Road Map
    • A Choice Between Chocolate or Strawberry Ice Cream
    • A Command Given by a General to a Private
      Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) Sure of what we hope for Certain of what we don’t see   Faith is about trusting God for what we don’t see and what we don’t know we have.   To experience God as our Big God we need faith in Him as our Big God.   Faith Is:  
    Trusting the
    Person
    of God
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (TM)   How do you decide what people to trust?   God’s Character:
    Psalm 31:5 (NKJV) & John 14:6 (NIV) –
    Truth
    1 John 4:8, 16 (NKJV) –
    Love
    Psalm 73:1 (NLT) & Mark 10:17-18 (NIV) -
     Good   If we don’t trust the person of God it will lead to disaster – Genesis 3:1-7  
    Believing
    God’s Word Prevents us from groping around in the dark   Romans 10:17 (NIV)   God’s Word Is:
    2 Peter 1:20-21 (ESV) –
    God’s Word
    Psalm 119:89 (ESV) –
    Eternal
    Hebrews 4:12 (Phi) –
    Living and Active
    Matthew 5:17-18 (CEV) –
    Our Final Authority   Living Based on the Person and Revelation of God Is true biblical faith Allows us to confidently obey God   Examples: Genesis 12:1,4 (NIV) – Abraham Genesis 39:7-8 (NCV) – Joseph 2 Samuel 12:7 (NKJV) – Nathan Acts 4:18-20 (NLT) – Peter & John Britt Merrick and Daisy Love   How living based on God and His Word works: God Speaks We Listen We Trust God We Obey God   Faith is trusting God in the middle of the worst nightmare you can imagine.   Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIV)   Faith is loving God above anything or anybody.   Psalm 63:3 (LB) – loving God is better than life itself
  • Jan 1, 2017New for 2017
    Jan 1, 2017
    New for 2017
    New for 2017   We have never done it this way before.   God loves doing things in ways that have never been done before.
    • Burning Bush
    • Blindness
    • Fire Consuming a Sacrifice
    • Talking Donkey
      The New is scary because: Unknown Challenging Risky   Jesus gives us a promise – Hebrews 13:5 (ESV)   New for 2017   Church at the Butte:  
    Song of Song 6:11 (NIV) –
    Growth People Maturity Influence Fellowship  
    Proverbs 29:18 (NASB) –
    Vision Of The Lost Of The World Of What God Is Doing 1 Chronicles 12:32 (ESV)  
    Matthew 9:17 (ESV) –
    Structures Ways to get the Gospel to the community   Individually:  
    Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NLT) –
    Heart and Spirit Desire to Worship Jesus Desire to Serve Jesus  
    1 Peter 1:13 (NIV) & 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) –
    Birth Leading to Life Not being good or religious Not believing the right things About new life in Jesus  
    Romans 5:11(NLT) –
    Relationship Not based on fear or tradition or rituals or rules Based on love and grace and acceptance   The Need for Four Things God’s Desire to Do Them God’s Ability to Do Them   Philippians 2:13 (ESV)   Our Desire to Cooperate with God Our Willingness to Allow Jesus Control   Communion Is: To Worship God To Enter into Fellowship with God To Deepen Your Commitment for God
  • Dec 25, 2016Christmas: Grace That Brings Salvation
    Dec 25, 2016
    Christmas: Grace That Brings Salvation
    Series: Christmas
    Christmas: Grace That Brings Salvation   Christmas holds many traditions.   None of those are Christmas.  
    Christmas is about the
    Grace of God leading to Salvation
    .
      John 3:16 (NIV)   The Father loves us and that love is best seen in the birth, life, death, resurrection, and accession of Jesus.   Grace Leading to Salvation:  
    Luke 2:1 (ESV) – God uses
    Unusual
    things.
    Isaiah 55:8-9 (CEB)  
    Luke 2:4-5 (ESV) – God uses
    Difficult
    things.
    2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NLT)  
    Luke 2:7 (ESV) – God uses times of
    Rejection
    .
    Acts 8:4 (GWT) 1 Peter 2:4-5 (NLT)   Grace is seen in God’s power to use unusual things, difficult things, and times of rejection to spread the Gospel.   Christmas shows us that salvation is for all people: Jews Gentiles Religious Ungodly   Salvation is our motivation to serve God – Matthew 2:11 (NIV)   Salvation is the reason to celebrate – Luke 2:11-14 (ESV)   Psalm 145:7 (CEV)   Will you make Christmas about Jesus? Will you make every day about Jesus?
  • 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)