Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Recognize That You Are Not God

Recognize that you are not God. Philippians 2:5-7 We need to give up: 1. Keeping up 2. Trying to fit in 3. Control Call to action: 1. Turn your life over to God 2. Pray for knowledge of His will. 3. Be guided by His word. Realize that you must lead a dying life, the more a man dies to himself, the more he begins to live unto God. Thomas Kempis…

Do Your Part

Acts 3:1-10 God has an expectation that I would become a disciple first. And eventually become a spiritual parent and go out and make more disciples. Disciples of folks in our home or folks we come in contact with. That means that even when you can’t see it, God is up to something. God may not have what you want, but He will give you what you need. God’s Part v16 By his…

Receive. Believe. Become.

Luke 1:16-20 What’s about to come through you will be so powerful that it will change the entire world. He will be the precursor. John 1:6-13 Through John’s story we get to know who we are in Christ. 1. Receive. We have to receive Him. v 12: but to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. Love, grace and forgiveness…

Grace

Luke 2:8-22 Grace – this has to be a season of grace. If God has been so gracious to me, then I ought make sure I extend the same grace to others. Grace means you get what you don’t deserve. http://media.blubrry.com/living4harvest/p/content.blubrry.com/living4harvest/R_20171224-112457.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Discipleship Stages

A disciple is one who follows Jesus, is being changed by Jesus, and is committed to being on a mission for Jesus. As a result a disciple is someone who loves God, loves others and serves the world. Phases: Spiritually dead Spiritual infant Spiritual child Spiritual young adult Spiritual parent With God With the church Within the home With the world If we are going to…

Purpose of the Church

Purpose of the Church Loving the family of God Conflict resolution Gifts/Abilities Paul Ephesians 4:1-6 Singleness Spouse Parent Child Ephesians 5:21-33 Paul talks about relationship with spouse Ephesians 6:1-4 Paul talks about families Community Friends Ethics Employee Employer Relationship with the world Ephesians 6:5-9…

Where Do We Begin?

We exist to honor God by making more disciples of Jesus Christ. A disciple follows Christ (loves God). A disciple is changed by Christ (loves others) A disciple is on mission for Christ (serves the world). Matthew 4:19 Matthew 28:19-20 Ephesians 4:11-16 Circle of life for believer 12:00 – begins as a person spiritually dead 1:00 – spiritual infant 3:00 –…

Mission- Ready: Fit for the Master’s Use

Gen 45:4-11 There is a Hope shortage. Our mission is to be deliverers of hope. You don’t have to look far to see that it’s a crisis. Depressed, destressed and decaying to describe these communities. Hope crisis is not limited to low income neighborhoods. God has created each of us for his mission and only he can prepare us for it. 1. God has created each of us with a…

Sermon Series: More Than a Statement

Love God, love others and serve the world is more than a statement. It is the process we follow to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Matt 4:19 We say that a disciple loves God. But it doesn’t begin there. The process begins in our heads, but it doesn’t/can’t stay in our heads. Everyone we invite to church is going through a head process not a heart process. As our heart is…