Sunday, July 26, 2015

Under Construction (11am)


Sermon Text: Phil 1: 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry to completion until the day of Christ Jesus

Sermon Title: Under Construction

Point 1: The work is good vs. 6…he who began a good work…
Galatians 6: 9 Let us not get weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
James 1:3 says because you know that the testing of your faith develops  perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, no lacking anything.

Point 2: The work is work vs. 6…he who began a good work
Ephesians 2: 8 - 10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good work, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Point 3: The work is His vs. 6…he who began a good work…
Each day wake up and ask God two questions
1.  What do you want me…?
2.  Who do you want me…?
1 Corinthians 6:20 you were bought at a price…

Point 4: The work will be completed vs. 6…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion
Psalms 139: 16 your days were ordained
Jeremiah 1: 5 said you called me before he was even born.

Life Application:
1.  Trust God to…
2.  Find your passion…
3.  Slow down…


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Raiders Of The Lost:"10 Principles of The Harvest"

Pericope: Matthew 9:36-9:38
Sermon Text: Matthew 9: 36-38
Sermon Title: Raiders Of The Lost:"10 Principles of The Harvest"
Principle 1: Jesus is not pleased with:
1. Fishing…(Luke 5:4-11)
2. An empty…(Luke 14:16-24)
3. Sowing…(Matt.13: 3-9)
4. Fig tree…(Luke 13: 6-9)
5. Lost…(Luke 15)
6. Lost…(Luke 15)
7. A good…(Matt. 9: 36-38)
8. Proclamation…(Matt. 10: 14)

Principle 2: We Have a Tendency To Postpone The Harvest. (Matthew 9: 36-38)

Principle 3: The Harvest Is Plentiful (Matt. 9:36,37)

Principle 4: The Harvest Is Valuable

Principle 5: The Harvest Is Ready

Principle 6: The Danger Of The Harvest

Principle 7: The Workers Are Few (Matt. 9: 37)

Principle 8: The Workers Are Special (Matt. 9:37)

Principle 9: Ask The Lord To Send Workers (Matt.9:38)

Principle 10: Go When You Are Sent (10: 1,5)


Life Application:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What's that I Smell - Christ Fragrance! 830am sermon 7/5/15

Pericope: 2 Corinthians 2: 12 - 17

Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 2: 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

Sermon Title: What's That I Smell?

Point 1: Smell like Worry vs. 12/13 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, 13 I still had not peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.

Point 2: Smell like Victory vs. 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the [His] fragrance

Point 3: Smell like Death vs. 16 To the one we are the smell of death…

Point 4: Smell like Life vs. 16b …to the other, the fragrance of life…

Life Application:
1.  Pick up…
2.  Give your…

3.  Make sure…

Aroma Therapy - 11am Sermon 7/5/15

Pericope: 2 Corinthians 2: 12 - 17

Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 2: 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

Sermon Title: Aroma Therapy

Point 1:  We are the Aroma of Christ when our lives smell of Success: 2:14a But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ 

Point 2: We are the Aroma of Christ when our lives smell of Service: 2:14b and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 

Point 3: We are the Aroma of Christ when our lives smell of Sacrifice: 2 Cor 2:15-16 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. 

Point 4: We are the Aroma of Christ when our lives smell of Sincerity: 2 Cor 2:16b-17 “Who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.

Life Application:
1.  Pick up…
2.  Give your…

3.  Make sure…

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Love God Love People 3 - 830am

Sermon Text: Luke 15: 3 - 3 Then Jesus told them this parable:  

Sermon Title: Love God, Love People – Part 3

Point 1:  Seeks with passion vs. 4  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

Point 2:  Scans with persistence vs. 8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Point 3:  Searches with patience vs. 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Life Application –
1.  Pray the Lord leads you to unbeliever
2.  Hand out the free ticket to the Invitation
3.  Sign up to canvas an area

4.  Ask God for a deeper desire for the lost

Pursue Your Passion! 11am

11am – Education Sunday
Pericope: 1 Samuel 30: 3 - 8

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 30: 8 and David inquired of the Lord, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?"

Sermon Title: Pursue Your Passion!

Point 1: Define your Passion/Purpose vs. 3 When David and his men came to Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.
           
Point 2: Prompting from God vs. 8 and David inquired of the Lord shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake the?" "Pursue them," he answered. You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue."

Point 3: Realize Pain comes from Passion vs. 4 So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.

Point 4: Partner with somebody vs. 9 David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Ravine…

Point 5: You will Propel to victory vs. 18 David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken… Read vs 16 - 20

Life Application:
As you move forward in life remember to do the following:
1)    Define and follow your passion it will fuel your future
2)    Please God by using your passion for God's glory

3)    Don't let anyone stop your forward progress…

Sunday, May 24, 2015

You've Got the Power!

Sunday May 24, 2015 – NLC  #UGotPower
Pericope: Acts 2:1-4
Sermon Text: Acts 2:4, 19:2 -4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
Sermon Title:  You’ve Got the Power!
Point 1:  Jesus Commissioned us for powerJohn 20:21-2221 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Point 2:  Jesus Commanded us…to be baptized or clothed in the Holy SpiritActs 1:4-5 (4) On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. (5) For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Point 3:  Jesus has a cause for us… What's the cause?  They and we need power to carry out Jesus work.  Acts 1:8 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The cause of Christ:
a)  Witness (martyrs)
b)  Turn the world upside down (acts…)
c)  Grow the kingdom
d)  Defeat the enemy – Mark 16:17-18
Four accounts of don't go until you get the power:
a)  Philip – Acts 8:12-13 - 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
b)  Saul – Acts 9:15 -15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.
c)  Peter – Acts 10:45-48 - 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.
Then Peter said, 47 “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” 48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.
d)  Ephesians – Acts 19:2 - 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
Point 4:  Jesus wants us to ComplyActs 2:1 - 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
If you are already a LifeChanger then I encourage you to do two things:
1.  Ask yourself have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit Charismatic…gift
2.  If not ask for the overshadowing satiation in excess baptism
3.  If you do have the baptism of the Holy Spirit start operating in His power…
How do you know you received the baptism of the Holy Spirit:
1.  Acts 2: 4 says filled Greek word saturate/excess unexplainable moment of sensing the presence of God
2.  You may or may not speak in tongues, tongues is a gift not evidence
3.  Power to produce full grown 9 fruits of the Spirits
Point 5:  There are Consequencesto having power… Acts 2:4, 8, 11 - 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”
1.  The whole world is witnessed to
2.  They used the language of the world to talk to the world
3.  The word is given just like the first Pentecost Moses brought the Ten Commandments