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
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  • 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)
  • Dec 4, 2016December 04, 2016: Why Celebrate Christmas?
    Dec 4, 2016
    December 04, 2016: Why Celebrate Christmas?
    Series: (All)
    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
    Series: (All)
    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
    Series: (All)
    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