Sunday, January 21, 2018

GPS pt 4-Trust Him for More

Sermon Text:  2 Kings 13:19 - 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”

Sermon Title:  GPS Pt 4 – Trust Him for More

Point 1:  Pull the bow and arrow back vs. 16 Take the bow in your hands, “he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.

Point 2: Realize opportunities sometimes are disguised as certain defeat.  vs 17 …The Lords arrows of victory…

Point 3: Follow the instructions of the man of God with faith not fear. vs. 16 Take the bow in your hands, “he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. (17) Open the East window [toward Syria]…

Point 4:  Use all your arrows for him. Vs. 18 Then he said take the arrows and the king took them. Elisha told him. “Strike the ground the ground. “He struck it three times and stopped. (19) The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will only defeat it three times.” 

Life Application 
1. Let God pull you back, so he can shoot you into 2018
2. Trust God with what you have in 2018 
3. Obey God’s instructions in 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GPS - God Prospering for Success

Sermon Text: Malachi 3: 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’

Sermon Title: GPS: God Prospering For Success

Genesis 14:18-20 - 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
    Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High,  who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
1.    Abraham was compelled to tithe by what God did in his life.
2.     His tithe predated the law because relationship isn't legal. 

Leviticus 27:30 - 30 “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
1.   Our tithe is holy
2.  Our tithe doesn't belong to us. 

2 Corinthians 9: 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
1.  Relationships should be cheerful
2.  Relationships that are drudgery don't last

Galatians 6:7 - 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Genesis 8:22 - “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night
will never cease.”
1.  Relationships are cyclical.
2.  God is into you for life.

Life Application
1.  Start your relationship with God through Jesus Christ
2.  Increase your trust for 2018

3.  Do the 90 day tile challenge

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Watch and Pray! Stay Woke!

PericopeMatt 26:36-46

Sermon Text: Matthew 26:40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping.  And he said toe Peter, so you could not watch with me an hour?

Sermon Title: Watch and Pray! Stay Woke!

Point 1:  You have to stay woke vs. 40 could you not watch with me one hour

Point 2: You have to stay woke and pray  Vs 41 watch and pray

Philippians 4:6 - 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Tim 2:1-3 1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men 2for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,

Point 3:  What do we do now that some are coming to take Jesus? Vs. 51-53 - 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

1 Tim 2:1-3 1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men 2for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,


Roman 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

GPS Positioned to Serve

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Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 12:10b all these are the work of one and the same spirit, and he distributes them to each one, first as he determines
Sermon Title: GPS God Positioning You To Serve
Point 1: Purpose is plenteous.
Romans 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "for this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth."
1. Everyone has a purpose
2. Everyone’s purpose ultimately is to demonstrate God’s plan.
3. Your niche will either be positive or negative.

Point 2: Passionate Purpose Produces More
Matt 25:29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
1. Use or lose your gift
2. Laziness is not godliness
3. More comes when what you have is used.

Point 3:  Purpose Is Always About Others
Acts 26:16 'But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witnessnot only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;
1. Purpose is activated when you are active
2. Purpose is a calling
3. A person with a purpose is a witness in the earth.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

God Position for Increase GPS2018

Pericope: Jeremiah 29:11; Prov 19:21
Sermon Text: Prov. 19:21 -  Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Sermon Title: God Positioning Me for Increase – GPS2018

1: Count  Psalms 90:10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

1. Our time on earth is limited
2. What quarter are you in
3. You may or may not get more time

You can thank God you made it out of 2017 but there is no guarantee you will make it out of 2018.  James said in James 4:14 - Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

2 Cost Luke 14: 28-30 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
1. Time is money.
2.  Purpose is time.
3.  There is a cost of not knowing your purpose and not having a plan.

3: Connect  Philippians 2:13 3 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
1. God connects you to your purpose.
2. You’ve got to connect to God.
3. Purpose and God’s glory go together.

 4: Comply Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
1. Please God with your purpose.
2. Potter and Purpose
3. You are an outlier

Our purpose is to comply with God by doing good works that range from ushering, to preaching, to being a successful business man/women.  Ephesians 2:10 - For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Matthew 5:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

5: Consider Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
1. No plan-no purpose.
2. No content with God no idea.
3. The plan is revealed minute by minute, hourly, and daily.

6. Calculate Ecclesiastes 8:6 For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.
Timing is everything.  How many of you know if you had left a little bit earlier…later…your life would have been so much different.
1. Timing is everything.
2. What time is it?
3. What quarter are you in?

 7: Choose  Ecclesiastes 3:11 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
1.  Eternity is in your heart.
2.  Quench the thirst.
3.  Which well

Life Application:
1. Connect, Grow, and Go.  Sign up for Life Groups
2. Serve one Sunday a month
3. Give your life to Christ.  Stop wasting time

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Pisgah Pause

Sermon Text: Deut 34: 4 And the Lord said to him, “this is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob…I have let you see it, but you shall not go over there.”

Sermon Title: A Pisgah Pause

Point 1: Moses looked ahead vs 1 …And the Lord showed him the land…
Look at what God has on the horizon for you. Look at the 7000 promises in the word of God and see how God is going to keep them in 2018. Look out over the landscape as God showed Moses. God is showing you this morning. AS God purposefully showed Moses he is purposely showing you.

Point 2: Moses was still young a vibrant vs 7 Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor was unabated. (NIV) his eyes were not weak, nor his strength gone 
The enemy wants you to look at all the hard times you had, but the text teaches us look at how good you look in spite of the hard times.

Point 3: God himself buried Moses and hid the grave vs. 6 and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows the place of his burial to this day.
. God is saying I will even hide his grave so you cannot worship his shrine. God is saying Pisgah means bury your past. Pisgah means let God bury your past. Pisgah Pause means only God can bury something’s. Only God can hide somethings.

Point 4: Moses handed his future over to Joshua vs. 9 for Moses had laid his hands on him[Joshua].
Out of every Pisgah Pause a Joshua should be born. Pisgah’s birth Joshua’s. Pisgah’s is the place where Joshua takes over and bring about a new you. Pisgah is the next iteration of you.

Life Application:
1. Turn lose 2017 and grab a hold of 2018
2. Purposefully look for God’s promises to become reality
3. Join a lifegroup to help the Joshua in you come out
4. Start the 21 Day Fast to strengthen your resolve/purpose

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Unlikely Gift Pt 5

Sermon Text: Luke 2: 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.

Sermon Title: An Unlikely Gift Pt. 4

Point 1: An unlikely gift for an unlikely people vs. 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
God always finds the lowest point and works his way up. God always finds the person who is overlooked and looks at them. God always is looking for the person that everybody else is overlooking.
vs. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them.

Point 2: An unlikely gift in an unlikely package vs. 12(a) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths…
God could have given us his gift so perfectly wrapped we may have thought it was only for those who could afford it.

Point 3: An unlikely gift in an unlikely place vs. 12(b)…lying in a manger
With all the filth, stench, mistakes, problems sin of that place Jesus is the unlikely gift waiting on you.

Point 4: An unlikely gift as an unlikely person John 1: 1, 14 (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (14) The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us Isa 7: 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel Phil 2: 7(b) …being born in the likeness of men;
It all boils down to this. God gives us the most unlikely gift of all. God gives us himself through Jesus Christ.
God gives us himself to make sure we like the gift. No one can give themselves. We make every attempt to.

Life Application: If you receive this unlikely gift, then there should be a response. Now it’s time for you to give your unlikely gift. Use the connection card…
1.  Gold something equal to the gifts you gave…
2.  Frankincense serving God once a month 12 times in 2018

3.  Myrrh your life in a lifegroup

GPS pt 4-Trust Him for More

Sermon Text:    2 Kings 13:19 - 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then y...