Mar 25, 2016
The Cross: It’s Wisdom
Series: Easter
The Cross: Its Wisdom We have made the cross many things. The cross is                                                                                                                           a historical reality                                                                                                  a gift of grace                                                                                                             an altar The Cross is:
╬ Galatians 5:11 (NLT) –
Offensive
╬ John 19:19 (CEB) –
Truth
╬ 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 –
Power
                                                                                    Romans 12:2 (ESV)                                                                                                 Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
╬ Galatians 6:14 (GWT) –
Hope
╬ Ephesians 2:16 (NLT) –
Reconciliation
╬ Luke 9:23 (ESV) –
Death
╬ Colossians 2:14 (GNT) –
Salvation 1 Corinthians 2:3-5 – your salvation isn’t in human wisdom, but God’s power Grace → Faith → Salvation On the cross Jesus died for you.                                                                                Now will you die so Jesus’ life can be lived through you?
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  • Mar 25, 2016The Cross: It’s Wisdom
    Mar 25, 2016
    The Cross: It’s Wisdom
    Series: Easter
    The Cross: Its Wisdom We have made the cross many things. The cross is                                                                                                                           a historical reality                                                                                                  a gift of grace                                                                                                             an altar The Cross is:
    ╬ Galatians 5:11 (NLT) –
    Offensive
    ╬ John 19:19 (CEB) –
    Truth
    ╬ 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 –
    Power
                                                                                        Romans 12:2 (ESV)                                                                                                 Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
    ╬ Galatians 6:14 (GWT) –
    Hope
    ╬ Ephesians 2:16 (NLT) –
    Reconciliation
    ╬ Luke 9:23 (ESV) –
    Death
    ╬ Colossians 2:14 (GNT) –
    Salvation 1 Corinthians 2:3-5 – your salvation isn’t in human wisdom, but God’s power Grace → Faith → Salvation On the cross Jesus died for you.                                                                                Now will you die so Jesus’ life can be lived through you?
  • Mar 13, 2016Marriage: What Is It and How to Do It
    Mar 13, 2016
    Marriage: What Is It and How to Do It
    Marriage: What Is It and How to Do It 52% of all Americans over 18 are married. Is marriage important? Marriage is struggle today. The solution is simple, but not easy. Marriage needs to be based on the Biblical model. Biblical Marriage is:
    Genesis 1:27 &2:23 – between one
    man and one woman
    Genesis 2:24 – the
    primary
    human relationship once it is established
    Matthew 19:5 –
    one flesh
    relationship
    Genesis 2:25 – a
    naked
    relationship
    Matthew 19:6 – joined by
    God and not to be separated by man
    Ephesians 5:21 – mutual
    submission
    Ephesians 5:33 –
    respect and love How Do You Do Biblical Marriage?
    1 Peter 5:8 – with
    alertness
    1 Peter 5:6-7 – with
    humbleness
    Romans 12:2 – based on an act of the
    will not emotions
    Hebrews 12:2 – focusing on
    Jesus
    Romans 8:26 – with complete dependence on the
    Holy Spirit
    Hebrews 10:24-25 – with the help of the
    church
    1 Corinthians 13:8a – God’s love never
    fails Our marriages don’t have to fail, if we individually and as couples are centered in and living out God’s love. That love comes when we surrender our lives to Jesus as our Lord. Two this God wants today:                                                                                                     For some of you to surrender your live to Jesus’ authority.                                            For all of you to surrender your marriages to Jesus’ authority.  
  • Mar 11, 2016The Cross It’s Witness
    Mar 11, 2016
    The Cross It’s Witness
    Series: Easter
    The Cross: Its Witness John 19:17-18 (CEB) All God’s plans have the mark of the cross.                                                                                                                                All God’s plans have death to self in them. The cross makes us decide.
    Two types of people in relationship to the cross:                                                             (1) Those touched by
    Chance                                                                                          (2) Those touched by Choice Those Touched by Chance by the Cross: Pilate: Mark 15:15 (GNT) – Fear
                                                                                         Fear caused Pilate to miss the truth – John 18:38 (CEV)                                                                   Missing the truth leads to death
    The Crowd: Mark 15:9-14 (ESV) – Deception                                                                                    
    Their deception lead to hatred                                                                                                                     Hatred leads to death
    Malchus: John 18:10 (NLT) & Luke 22:51 (NCV) – Healing
                                                     The healing should have led to a changed life                                                                           The lack of a changed life leads to death
    Roman Centurion: Mark 15:37-39 (ESV) – Faith
                                                                          Faith should lead to a changed life                                                                                       James 2:26 (NIV) – faith without a changed life is not faith                                                                  Example: Abraham – Genesis 12:1,4 & 15:6 (NIV)                                                         Example: Rahab – Joshua 1:9 & 2:1 (ESV)                                                                Lack of faith leads to death
    Barabbas: Luke 23:18-19 (NLT) – Deliverance
                                                                       He was literally delivered from death                                                                                            Romans 8:1-2 (HCSB) – Jesus can do this for any of us
    Those Touched by Choice by the Cross: The Ten Disciples: Matthew 26:56 (NET) – Fear and Guilt
                                                                                                    It gave way to faith and boldness – Acts 1:8 & 2:4,7 (NIV)
    John: John 19:26-27 (NIV) – Love and Devotion
                                                                               It led to intimacy                                                                                                       Revelation 1:1 (NIV) – Jesus reveals Himself to those He can trust
    Mary: John 20:11 (NLT) – Grief
                                                                                                                                                                             John 20:18 (NLT) – grief turns to joy                                                                                 Psalm 30:5 (NIV) – weeping is in the night joy comes in the morning
    Joseph and Nicodemus: John 19:38-39 (CEB) – Secrecy               
                                      Hidden faith gave way to open faith and freedom through the cross                                Matthew 10:32-33 (ESV) – acknowledging Jesus leads to truth                               Truth leads to freedom – John 8:32 (NIV)
    The cross draws a line:                                                                                                                                            Peter: Luke 22:60-62 & John 21:15-17 (ESV)                                                                   Judas: Matthew 26:47-49 & 27:5 (NLT) The cross is the deciding point in our lives.
    Where the cross leads is up to you.
                                                   
     
  • Mar 1, 2016The Cross, It’s Words
    Mar 1, 2016
    The Cross, It’s Words
    Series: Easter
    The Cross: Its Words Jesus’ Words from the Cross
    • A Prayer of Forgiveness – Luke 23:34 (ESV) loving kindness not anger changes people’s lives - Romans 2:4 (GWT)
    • A Plea Honored – Luke 23:43 (ESV)
    • A Request of Love – John 19:26 (ESV)
    • A Question of Suffering – Matthew 27:46 (ESV) Leviticus 16:20-22 (NIV)
    • A Confession of Humanity – John 19:28 (ESV) John 1:14 (NLT)                                                                                                            Hebrews 12:2 (CEB)                                                                                                Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV)
    • A Shout of Victory – John 19:30 (ESV)
    • A Cry of Completion – Luke 23:46 (ESV) Romans 8:34 (NIV)
    The Words of Jesus From the Cross Are About:
    Love for us                                                                                                            Forgiveness  of sin                                                                                                        Redemption from sin                                                                                          Victory
    over sin
    The only way to experience all of this through the Cross of Jesus is total surrender to Jesus as the absolute ruler of your life – Matthew 27:37 (ESV) Jesus cannot be your Savior unless He is your King.  
  • Feb 21, 2016The Mission of the Body of Christ
    Feb 21, 2016
    The Mission of the Body of Christ
    The Mission of the Body of Christ Mission: a sending out with authority to perform a special act – Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV) Missionary: person sent out on a mission – Acts 1:8 (ESV) Jesus came with a very focused mission – Luke 19:10 (NLT)
    Ephesians 4:11-12: We are the
    Body
    of Christ
    Our mission is the same as Jesus:                                                                       (1)
    Seek the lost                                                                                                  (2) Love people                                                                                              (3) Make Disciples For Our Mission to Be the Mission of Jesus It Has to:
    Be a
    Holy Spirit
    Movement – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you                                                                                   Zechariah 4:6 (CEB)                                                                                                                                        Colossians 1:27 (GNT)                                                                                         2 Corinthians 12:9 (NCV)
    The Holy Spirit directs and gives power                                                                              Acts 2:4 (ESV)                                                                                             Acts 10:19-20 (ESV)                                                                                             Acts 13:2 (ESV)                                                                                            Acts 16:6 (ESV)
    Be a Movement About
    Jesus
    – And you will be My witnesses                                                         1 Corinthians 1:23-24
    Moralistic Therapeutic Deism                                                                   John 3:14-15 (NLT)                                                                                                   Matthew 22:29 (NIV)
    The Mission is a Mission of
    God
    – in Jerusalem and in all Judes and Samaria, and to the end of the earth
    We are on mission with Jesus.  
  • Feb 7, 2016Christian: Safe or Risky
    Feb 7, 2016
    Christian: Safe or Risky
    Series: Western
    Christian: Safe or Risky
    Settler Theology: Being a Christian is
    Safe                                                                                    Pioneer Theology: Being a Christian is Risky What is a Christian? Christian: a person who surrenders control of their life over to Jesus, acknowledging that Jesus is the only source of salvation (Savior) and trusting Jesus to provide that salvation; committing themselves to let Jesus direct their life (Lord); confessing and repenting of their sin and living in relationship with Jesus – Philippians 3:10 (TM) Three Aspects of Being a Pioneer Christian
    1. Galatians 3:7 (NLT) & Colossians 3:3 (NLT) – Being Real
    Matthew 23:27-28 (ESV) –
    Authentic
    Matthew 23:25-26 (ESV) –
    Transparent
    1 Timothy 6:18-19 (NLT) –
    Focused
    1 John 3:16 (CEB) –
    Loving  
    1. Hebrews 5:14 (ESV) – Being Consistent
    Psalm 119:98 (NLT) –
    Guided By God
    Luke 18:1 (NLT) –
    Praying
    Acts 20:35 (NLT) –
    Example  
    1. Mark 12:30 (NIV) – Being Committed
    Be committed to love Jesus
    Passionately
    Be committed to love Jesus with all your
    Personality
    Be committed to love Jesus with all your
    Intellect
    Be committed to love Jesus
    Physically  
    Psalm 27:1 (HCSB) – The question is since God is with us of whom shall I be afraid? –
    No One
    !
      God wants a relationship with you. God wants to take you on the adventure of your life, following Jesus. You only have to yield to Jesus as the Savior and Lord of your life, submitting everything to Him.
  • Feb 2, 2016Holy Spirit
    Feb 2, 2016
    Holy Spirit
    Series: Western
    Holy Spirit: Saloon Girl or Buffalo Hunter Ephesians 5:18 (Phi)                                                                                 Genesis 1:1-2 (NLT) Who is the Holy Spirit? Holy Spirit as Saloon Girl                                                                                                      Holy Spirit as Buffalo Hunter Three Biblical Pictures of The Holy Spirit:
    Holy Spirit is
    Fire
    . – Isaiah 4:4 (NCV) & Hebrews 12:29 (NKJV)
    The Holy Spirit as fire –
    Purifies & Tests
    – 1 Peter 1:7 (NLT)                                                Titus 2:14 (NIV)                                                                                                        Matthew 4:1 (Bas)
    The Holy Spirit as fire –
    Renews
    – Titus 3:5 (NIV)                                                               Strengthening                                                                                                                                              Transforming
    The Holy Spirit is
    Wind
    – John 3:8 (CEV)                                                                     Power – Acts 1:8 (ESV)                                                                                                        Freedom – 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)                                                                                     Direction – Acts 16:6 (TCNT)
    The Holy Spirit is
    Oil
    – 1 Samuel 16:13 (NLT)
    Joy – Hebrews 1:9 (NIV)                                                                                                                                                  Sealing – Ephesians 1:13 (CEB)                                                                                                         Grace – Zechariah 12:10 (NLT) The Holy Spirit and You                                                                                          Matthew 3:11 (NIV) – baptized with the Holy Spirit                                             Romans 8:9 (ESV) – children of God by the Holy Spirit                                                                      1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV) – Holy Spirit lives in you                                                                   Romans 5:5 (ESV) – know & experience God love through the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:3 (GNT) – Holy Spirit always points you to Jesus as Lord
  • Jan 24, 2016Jesus Sheriff Or Scout
    Jan 24, 2016
    Jesus Sheriff Or Scout
    Series: Western
    Jesus: Sheriff or Scout Who is Jesus? – Matthew 16:16 (ESV)
    Jesus as the Son of God is:                                                                                       John 2:17 (NLT) –
    Passionate                                                                            Ephesians 2:7 (TCNT) – Loving Kindness & Goodness                                     Matthew 11:28 (CEB) – Open & Accepting Jesus as Sheriff                                                                                                   Jesus as Scout
    Hebrews 12:2 (Mof) – Jesus is the
    Pioneer of our faith.                                                     Colossians 1:19, 2:9 – Jesus is God Jesus is the God Who Is:
    John 6:35, 41 (ESV) – Jesus is the
    Bread Of Life
                                                                            Jesus is the basic substances of life – Colossians 1:17 (GWT)                                       Jesus is what satisfies us – Matthew 14:20 (NIV)
    John 8:12, 9:5 (ESV) – Jesus is the
    Light Of The World
                                                            Jesus illumines                                                                                                  The reality of the world – Matthew 20:33 (HCSB)                                                 Our hearts – Hebrews 4:12 (LB)                                                                 Our minds – Philippians 2:5 (NKJV)
    John 10:7, 9 (ESV) – Jesus is the
    Door
                                                                      Door for salvation – Acts 4:12 (NLT)                                                                   Door of freedom – John 8:36 (NIV)                                                                                      Door of spiritual growth – Ephesians 4:15 (GNT)
    John 10:11, 14 (ESV) – Jesus is the
    Good Shepherd
                                                                 Protects His sheep                                                                                                        Guides His sheep                                                                                                       Provides for His sheep                                                                                       Spends time with His sheep                                                                                                Gives His life for His sheep
    John 11:25 (ESV) – Jesus is the
    Resurrection & the Life
                                                   He is the source of physical life                                                                                       He is the source of spiritual life                                                                    He gives real life – John 10:10 (NLT)
    John 14:6 (ESV) – Jesus is the
    Way, the Truth, the Life
                                                         He is the only way to the Father                                                                                  He is the only truth                                                                                                He is our life – 1 Timothy 1:1 (NIV)
    John 15:1 – Jesus is the
    True Vine
                                                                             Jesus is what produces fruit in our lives                                                                          John 15:2 (NIV) – pruning                                                                                         The key is to stay connected to Jesus
    Are you trying to follow Jesus as Sheriff?                                                  Are you following Jesus as Scout? Isaiah 52:12 – (NIV) – Jesus goes before and behind you
  • Jan 19, 2016God: Mayor or Trail Boss
    Jan 19, 2016
    God: Mayor or Trail Boss
    Series: Western
    God: Mayor or Trail Boss Isaiah 57:15 (GWT)                                                                                                        Zephaniah 3:17 (CEB)                                                                                           1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV) God as Mayor                                                                                                        God as Trail Boss
    God does not want us to try and figure Him out.                                                     God wants us to
    Follow
    Him.
    The God of the Bible That We Are to Follow
    God has
    Emotions
                                                                                                  Genesis 6:6 (NIV) – Grief & Pain                                                                              Exodus 34:14 (ESV) – Jealousy                                                                                                                    Nehemiah 9:31 (JB) – Compassionate & Merciful                                                                  Job 9:5 (CEV) – Anger                                                                                                1 John 4:16 (NKJV) – Love
    God
    Thinks  & Knows
    – 1 Samuel 2:3 (NLT)                                                     Isaiah 14:26 (NCV) – Develops Plan & Carries Them Out                                                        Proverbs 5:21 (NIV) – Examines & Judges                                                          Exodus 3:7-8 (NLT) – Responds to Requests
    God is
    Living & Active
    – Acts 14:15 (TCNT)                                                                    Genesis 1:1 (NKJV) – He Created                                                                             John 3:17 (NIV) – He Sent Jesus                                                                               1 Corinthians 1:9 (Amp) – He Pursues a Relationship with You                                                            Philippians 2:13 (Gspd) – He Works in You to Fulfill His Purpose                          Joshua 23:10 (ESV) – He Fights for You
    God Appreciates
    Beauty
    – Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
    God is
    Perfect
    – Matthew 5:48                                                                          Psalm 18:30 – His Words & Ways                                                                                      Deuteronomy 32:4 (GNT) – His Justice
  • Jan 10, 2016The Church – Courthouse or Wagon Train?
    Jan 10, 2016
    The Church – Courthouse or Wagon Train?
    The Church Courthouse or Wagon Train? Present View of the American Church Church in the New Testament: A church is a Gather Of The Called Out Church in the New Testament is used in three ways: ● All believers of all time ● Al believers in the world at the time ● Local groups of believers The Church Is: Active - Matthew 16:18 (TM) Acts 12:5 (TM) – The church Prays Acts 15:3 (NLT) – The church Sends Acts 8:1 (NIV) – The church Goes Extraordinary – 1 Corinthians 1:2 (TM) Ordinary people serving an extraordinary God Awesome movements of God should characterize the church We should be more than the sum of our parts Unified – Ephesians 4:13 (CEV) 1 Corinthians 11:18 (NIV) – A church is to have no Divisions Without unity the church will not Grow Complete – Ephesians 5:27 (Phi) The church is complete when there is a Jesus focus The church is complete when the desire is to honor God Submissive – Ephesians 1:22 (ESV) Jesus is the Head of the church – Ephesians 4:15 (ESV) Our position is what Jesus assigns to us Obedient – Matthew 28:20 (NKJV) The church is to show Jesus The church does that by: John 14:23 (NIV) – showing the love of Jesus Ephesians 3:10 (NLT) –showing the glory of God 1 Timothy 3:15 (ESV) – showing the truth God desires for you to: Have a relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior Be part of a loving, vibrate, fun, bold, faith family Will join Jesus on His wagon train as a pioneer in this world?