Jul 23, 2017
Speak the Word of God Boldly
Speak the Word of God Boldly   Acts 4:29 (NASB) Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) Five Reasons Why the Word of God Must Be Central in Our Church
  • 1 Peter 1:24-25 (CEB): Because of the Magnitude of God’s Word
   The
Significance
of God’s revelation
   God reveals Himself as the Word – John 1:1 (Amp)    God reveals Himself through the Word – John 17:8 (ESV)
  The
Seriousness
of God’s revelation – Genesis 17:1 (GNT)
  It exposes the voice of God   It exalts the greatest of God
  • Psalm 33:4 (NIV): Because of the Authority of God’s Word
   We are
Clueless
apart from God’s Word – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
   We are
Powerless
apart from God’s Word – Romans 1:16 (NCV)
   We are
Fruitless
apart from God’s Word – John 15:3-4 (ESV)
  • Proverbs 30:5 (NCV): Because of the Relevance of God’s Word
   It speaks to contemporary
Needs    Matthew 5:21-22 – Murder    Matthew 5:27-28 – Adultery    Matthew 5:31-32 – Divorce    Matthew 6:2 – Charity    Matthew 6:25-32 – Worry
   It speaks about eternal
Promises    Joshua 1:8-9 – Prosperity & Success    Hebrews 13:5 – God always being with us    Isaiah 40:31 – God being our strength    Psalm 18:16-19 – God being our deliverer    Psalm 23 – God being our shepherd
  • 1 Peter 1:23 (CEB) – Because of the Purpose of God’s Word
   To show us the
Glory
of Jesus – John 2:11 (NIV)
   To transform us onto the
Image
of Jesus – 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)
  • Hebrews 4:12 (CEV): Because of the Effect of God’s Word
   It awakens
Conviction
– Titus 1:9 (Amp)
   We realize the gravity of our need    We realize the greatest of God’s provision of grace
   It leads to
Conversion
– Acts 2:21 (GWT) & Romans 10:14 (CEV)
   Turn from sin to Jesus – James 4:7 (NIV)
   It leads to
Continuation
 - Galatians 5:25 (ESV)
   We are led by the Spirit    We long for the Word God has not called us to focus on good stuff. God stuff fills our lives with the truth that is necessary for realizing God’s purpose. Three Questions
  • Which seeker are we going to be sensitive to?
  • Will we teach a gospel of grace or works?
  • Do our lives reflect the evidence of a changed heart?
Surrender your life to Jesus and make His Word your authority for living.
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  • Jul 23, 2017Speak the Word of God Boldly
    Jul 23, 2017
    Speak the Word of God Boldly
    Speak the Word of God Boldly   Acts 4:29 (NASB) Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) Five Reasons Why the Word of God Must Be Central in Our Church
    • 1 Peter 1:24-25 (CEB): Because of the Magnitude of God’s Word
       The
    Significance
    of God’s revelation
       God reveals Himself as the Word – John 1:1 (Amp)    God reveals Himself through the Word – John 17:8 (ESV)
      The
    Seriousness
    of God’s revelation – Genesis 17:1 (GNT)
      It exposes the voice of God   It exalts the greatest of God
    • Psalm 33:4 (NIV): Because of the Authority of God’s Word
       We are
    Clueless
    apart from God’s Word – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
       We are
    Powerless
    apart from God’s Word – Romans 1:16 (NCV)
       We are
    Fruitless
    apart from God’s Word – John 15:3-4 (ESV)
    • Proverbs 30:5 (NCV): Because of the Relevance of God’s Word
       It speaks to contemporary
    Needs    Matthew 5:21-22 – Murder    Matthew 5:27-28 – Adultery    Matthew 5:31-32 – Divorce    Matthew 6:2 – Charity    Matthew 6:25-32 – Worry
       It speaks about eternal
    Promises    Joshua 1:8-9 – Prosperity & Success    Hebrews 13:5 – God always being with us    Isaiah 40:31 – God being our strength    Psalm 18:16-19 – God being our deliverer    Psalm 23 – God being our shepherd
    • 1 Peter 1:23 (CEB) – Because of the Purpose of God’s Word
       To show us the
    Glory
    of Jesus – John 2:11 (NIV)
       To transform us onto the
    Image
    of Jesus – 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)
    • Hebrews 4:12 (CEV): Because of the Effect of God’s Word
       It awakens
    Conviction
    – Titus 1:9 (Amp)
       We realize the gravity of our need    We realize the greatest of God’s provision of grace
       It leads to
    Conversion
    – Acts 2:21 (GWT) & Romans 10:14 (CEV)
       Turn from sin to Jesus – James 4:7 (NIV)
       It leads to
    Continuation
     - Galatians 5:25 (ESV)
       We are led by the Spirit    We long for the Word God has not called us to focus on good stuff. God stuff fills our lives with the truth that is necessary for realizing God’s purpose. Three Questions
    • Which seeker are we going to be sensitive to?
    • Will we teach a gospel of grace or works?
    • Do our lives reflect the evidence of a changed heart?
    Surrender your life to Jesus and make His Word your authority for living.
  • Jul 16, 2017Awakening by the Spirit
    Jul 16, 2017
    Awakening by the Spirit
    Awakening by the Spirit
    Revelation 3:2-3 (NLT) – We as God’s church need to
    Wake Up We need to wake up and be alert. Ephesians 6:18 (ESV) 1 Peter 1:13 (ESV) We are in a battle to the death. Ephesians 6:11-12 (TM) Deuteronomy 3:22 (ESV) We need to pray: God waken our affection for You God, help us obey Your Spirit God, help us to surrender to Your will God, Awaken Our Affections The driving force behind the mission of the early church was the person of Jesus. – Acts 1
    Verses 1-3: Jesus is the risen
    Savior
    Verses 4-8: Jesus is the exalted
    Lord
    Verses 9-11: Jesus is the coming
    King
    Their passion for Jesus lead to a passion for the
    Kingdom Jesus said: Mark 12:30 (NKJV) – Love Him Matthew 6:33 (NIV) – Seek His Kingdom John 14:15 (CEB) – Obey Him
    Loving and obeying and seeking His kingdom are the
    Priorities
    of a Christian
    God, Help Us to Obey Your Spirit – Acts 2 The Holy Spirit Enables Us to:
    Verses 1-4: Experience God’s
    Presence
    Verses 5-8: Obey God’s
    Commands
    Verses 40-41: Fulfill God’s
    Purposes The Spirit will always point us to, direct us toward, and draw us to Jesus. John 14:26 & 16:1-4 (GNT) God, Help Us to Surrender to Your Will – Acts 2 The Priorities of Jesus and His Church
    Verse 14a:
    Speak
    the Word of God boldly
    Verses 44-45:
    Care
    for others sacrificially
    Verse 46:
    Worship
    Jesus wholeheartedly
    Verse 42:
    Pray
    to the Father desperately
    Verse 47:
    Multiply
    disciples exponentially
    God promises to bless His church when we walk according to His
    Plan
    .Bottom Line: Jesus wants Sierra county and the world
    We know what God wants. What do you want?
  • Jun 25, 2017The Anchor of Hope
    Jun 25, 2017
    The Anchor of Hope
    The Anchor of Hope   Hope: a confident and joyous expectation of something happening Real hope leads to peace – Romans 15:13 (NLT) The question: What is your hope based on? The answer will determine if you experience real peace. Jesus’ Path to Peace – John 16:33 (ESV) I have told you these things
    • John 14:12-14 (CEB) – Power of Prayer
    • Luke 11:28 (NIV) – The Blessing of God’s Word
    • Matthew 16:16 (ESV) – Jesus is the Christ
    • Matthew 7:28-29 – Showed Them Real Authority
     That in Me
    • John 10:30 (ESV) – Jesus and the Father are One
    • John 14:8-9 (NCV) – In Jesus you have seen the Father
    • John 5:19 (NIV) – Jesus does what the Father does
    You may have peace
    • Peace – rest, oneness, quietness
    • John 14:27 (ESV) – Jesus gives His disciples peace
    • Matthew 11:28 (Wms) – Jesus leads us into rest
    In this world
    • World – this earthly life
    • John 3:16 (ESV) – Jesus loves the world, the people
    • John 12:31 (Amp) – Jesus will judge the world, the fallen nature of our
              human culture
    • John 15:19 (NLT) – As followers of Jesus we will be out of step and at
               odds with the world because Jesus was You will have tribulation
    • Tribulation – troubles stress
    • Jesus said you will have trouble because we live in a fallen world
    • Tribulation does not have the last word – Jesus does
    But take heart
    • Heart – courage or confidence
    • Matthew 6:33 (ESV) – God has got it under control
    • Romans 8:35, 37-39 (ESV) – nothing Separates you from God’s love
    • 1 Peter 1:13 (NIV) – God’s grace\
    I have overcome the world
    • Overcome – conquered and won the victory
    • 1 John 4:4 and 5:4 (ESV) – we have overcome through faith in Jesus
    Where do you turn for hope?
    • Romans 5:5 (NIV) – God’s Love
    • Romans 5:13 (NIV) – God’s Grace
    • Hebrews 4:13 (ESV) Jesus as our high priest
    The anchor of our hope is God’s love and grace expressed in Jesus. Is Jesus your anchor?
  • May 14, 2017Worshiping in the Temple of Love
    May 14, 2017
    Worshiping in the Temple of Love
    Worshiping in the Temple of Love   Love to the average American is: The love between a man and woman The love of a parent for their child The love of family   What does God say? – Jeremiah 31:3 (CEB) A love that last forever An unfailing love Jacob and Rachel and Leah Jacob fails in love with Rachel. – Genesis 29:20 (NLT) Genesis 29:21 (NLT) Laban pulls a switch and gives Jacob Leah as a wife instead of Rachel. Leah is unloved by Jacob and so she tries to win his love. The names of Leah’s first four sons show her desire to be loved. Ruben
     - See a Son
    Simeon
    – Heard
    Levi
    – Attached
    Judah
    – Praise
    Leah realizes: Jacob’s love would never satisfy her. God’s love doesn’t have to be earned. When we seek human love above God’s love it leads to: Heartache Disappointment Depression Loving God Above All Others: Exodus 20:3 (NKJV) & Exodus 20:12 (NKJV) Ephesians 5:32 (ESV) & Matthew 6:33 (ESV) Mark 12:30-31 (NIV) What does worshiping in the Temple of God bring? Hope
    – Psalm 71:5 (NLT)
    Joy
    – Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
    Completeness
    – 2 Corinthians 3:5 (ESV)
    Romans 8:35, 37-39 (ESV)
  • Apr 2, 2017It Is About The Relationship
    Apr 2, 2017
    It Is About The Relationship
    It Is About the Relationship   Moses: Exodus 33:11 (GNT) Abraham: James 2:23 (CEB) David: Acts 13:22 (NIV) Jesus to His Disciples: John 15:13-15 (ESV) Relationship with God Before the Fall
    :Adam and Eve had an intimate, loving relationship with God.
    There was no: Fear Insecurity Unmet Needs  There was: Peace Joy Fulfillment Sin Changes Everything: Sin came through human rebellion against God’s authority. Sin brought: Fear Insecurity Neediness We lost: Peace Joy Fulfillment Genesis 1:26-27 (ESV) Adam and Eve were created in the image of God. Sin damaged, broke, and perverted that image. What God Did: God did not abandon us – Hebrews 13:5b (ESV) God knew we could not fix the problem. God pursued us. God took human form. God redeemed us. God offers us forgiveness and victory. God Offers: Pardon
    for our Rebellion – Isaiah 55:7 (ESV)
    Forgiveness
    for our Sin – 1 John 1:9 (NIV)
    Justification
    for our Guilt – Romans 3:24 (NIV)
    Adoption
    for our Shame – Ephesians 1:3-5 (NLT)
    Sanctification
    for our Fear, Insecurity, and Needs – John 17:17-19 (ESV)
    The Picture of How This All Works – John 21:15-17 (NLT) What Jesus doesn’t ask Peter What Jesus did ask Peter 2 Peter 3:9 – Jesus is patient Acts 1:8 – Holy Spirit comes to believers Ephesians 5:18 – Holy Spirit continually fills believers It is about the relationship. Do you have a relationship with Jesus?
  • 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
  • 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.  
  • 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.