Sunday, April 5, 2015

THE FINISHER - 11AM SERVICE

Sermon Text:  John 19: 30…It is Finished…
Sermon Title: The Finisher
Point 1: Demonstration Hebrews12: 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Point 2: Denial Heb 12: 2…despising the shame…
        On the way to the cross and the empty tomb to finish what Jesus started he had to deal with the dreaded obstacle of denial.
John 18:15-17 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another  disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in. 17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.”
Point 3: Debt Tetelestai also meant “the debt is paid.” Archaeologists have repeatedly found its Latin equivalent scrawled across tax receipts used in those days, indicating a debt was paid. Romans 6:23 says “THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH….BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETRNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.” In dying on the cross, Christ paid the debt of our sin.
Point 4: Death Heb 12: 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
        Jesus finished what he started even to the point of dying on the cross. Now many of you may think the cross is the completion of the task at hand.  The cross is part of the process. The cross is required for the sacrifice needed for our sins. The cross is next to the final step. It isn't the completion of the task though. It is the empty tomb. Jesus had to go through death to get to completing his task. We are the ones that should’ve been on the cross. All my sins and your sins were nailed to the cross. Because he died we can live.
Life Application: New Life God is calling us to be finishers in our marriages. Think of what it would’ve been like had one of you not given up. God is calling us to be finishers on our jobs…God is calling us to be finishers of our faith…Don't he obstacles are designed to make you stronger not make you a quitter…God is calling us to be finishers of the construction for more souls… Exercise your faith to finish the task at hand whatever it is
1.  Look at obstacles as footsteps…
2.  Keep your eyes on Jesus He finished...
3. 


THE FINISHER - 830AM SERMON

830am
Sermon Text:  Hebrews 12: 2 - 4 - 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Sermon Title: The Finisher
Point 1: Demonstration - vs. 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
        Notice Jesus had finished because of the joy set before him not the joy demonstrated all around him on Palm Sunday.
Point 2: Denial - vs. 2…despising the shame…
        On the way to the cross and the empty tomb to finish what Jesus started he had to deal with the dreaded obstacle of denial.
John 18:15-17 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another  disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in. 17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Can you imagine how Jesus must have felt.
Point 3: Dejection vs. 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Luke 22:48 - 47While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him. 48But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" 49When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"…
        Jesus had to endure the dejection from the one he picked. I think we forget that Jesus picked Judas. How do you pick somebody that you know is going to betray you.
Point 4: Death vs. 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
        Jesus finished what he started even to the point of dying on the cross. Now many of you may think the cross is the completion of the task at hand.  The cross is part of the process.
Life Application: New Life God is calling us to be finishers in our marriages. Think of what it would’ve been like had one of you not given up. God is calling us to be finishers on our jobs…God is calling us to be finishers of our faith…Don't he obstacles are designed to make you stronger not make you a quitter…God is calling us to be finishers of the construction for more souls… have obstacles and we will by faith overcome all of them.
1.  Exercise your faith to finish the task at hand whatever it is
2.  Look at obstacles as footsteps to the next level of your destiny
3.  Keep your eyes on Jesus He finished, got up with all power in his hands to make us winners/finishers too


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Which One R U? Fan, Follower or Finisher

Sermon Text: Matt 21: 1a And they approached Jerusalem…
Sermon Title: Which One Are You?
Point 1: Fans Vs. 1 As they approached Jerusalem…
A
B
C
Point 2: Followers 20: 29 - 34
A
B
C
Point 3: Finishers John 19: 25, 39 - 42
A
B
C
Life Application
1
2

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Valley God 830 am

Sermon Text: 1 Kings 20: 28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, "This is what the Lord says: 'Because the Syrians think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord." 
Sermon Title: Valley God

Point 1: Time of the attack vs. 22 Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Israel and said, "Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again."
22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee. 26And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

Point 2: Territory of the attack vs. 23 Meanwhile, the officials of the king of Aram advised him, Their gods are gods of the hills. That is why they were too strong for us. But if we fight them on the plains, surely we will be stronger than they.

Point 3: Totality of the attack vs. 27c The Israelites camped opposite them like two small flocks of goats, while the Arameans covered the countryside.

Life Application:
1. Valley decisions are generally not good decisions…
Joel 3: 14 says multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 
   2Every valley leads to a mountain
3. There is a Lilly in the valley look for Jesus
Psalms 23

Valley God 11am

Sermon Text: 1 Kings 20: 28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, "This is what the Lord says: 'Because the Syrians think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord." 
Sermon Title: Valley God

Point 1: Tempature of the attack vs. 22 Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Israel and said, "Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again."
22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee. 26And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

Point 2: Territory of the attack vs. 23 Meanwhile, the officials of the king of Aram advised him, Their gods are gods of the hills. That is why they were too strong for us. But if we fight them on the plains, surely we will be stronger than they.

Point 3: Totality of the attack vs. 27c The Israelites camped opposite them like two small flocks of goats, while the Arameans covered the countryside.

Life Application:
1. Valley decisions are generally not good decisions…
Joel 3: 14 says multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 
   2Every valley leads to a mountain
3. There is a Lilly in the valley look for Jesus
Psalms 23

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FIRE CELL PT 3 - THIS AINT THAT - 11AM SERMON

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 12: 5 - “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble[a] in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by[b] the Jordan?
Sermon Title: Fire Cell Pt. 3 This Ain’t That
Point 1: You have to pass the people test vs. 6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.”
Point 2: You have to pass the too much test vs. 5a If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses…
Point 3: You have to pass the discernment test vs 6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you;
Point 4: You have to pass the personality test vs. 5 If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land are you so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Personality
Point 5: You have to pass the pleasure test vs. 5b …And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Life Application:
1)  Pray for power to pass the test…
2)  Be persistent…

3)  Don’t settle…

Fire Cell Pt 3 - THIS AIN'T THAT - 830AM

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 12: 5 -  “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble[a] in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by[b] the Jordan?
Sermon Title: Fire Cell Pt. 3 This Ain’t That
Point 1: You have to pass the people test vs. 6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.”
Point 2: You have to pass the pain test 20: 1 – 3 - When the priest Pashhur son of Immer, the official in charge of the temple of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, 2 he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the Lord’s temple. 3 The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord’s name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side.

Romans 8: 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son… 
Genesis 1: 27 says we have been made in the image of God.
Point 3: You have to pass the personality test vs. 5 If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land are you so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Point 4: You have to pass the pleasure test vs. 5b …And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Life Application:
1)  Pray for power and clarity
2)  Be persistent