Sunday, May 1, 2016

Don't Tap Out Pt 2

Sermon Text: 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.

Sermon Title: Don’t Tap Out Pt 2 [I’m]Tired of Doing Right?!

Point 1: Don’t stop loving 1 Peter 4: 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Point 2: Don’t stop giving Luke 6: 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Malachi 3: 8 Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?” In tithes and offerings. Haggai 1: 5 – 11

Point 3: Don’t stop forgiving Matt 18: 21 – 22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” (22) Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

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Explanation: To really understand this text you have to break it down and add the other verses. This text is nestled in the middle of Paul talking about the harvesting habits of God. Vs. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (8) The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (9) Let us not become weary in doing [sowing] good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not [stop sowing] give up.

Life Application:
1. Write the person(s)…
2. Keep giving…
3. Write the person(s)


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't Tap Out

Sermon Text: Job 1: 22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrong doing.
Sermon Title: Don’t Tap Out
Tap out 1: Family Job 1: 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!”
Tap out 2: Friends Job 2: 13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.
Tap out 3: Frustration Job 6: 1 – 4 Then Job replied: (2) If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! (3) It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas—no wonder my words have been impetuous. (4) The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God’s terrors are marshaled against me.
Tap out 4: Failure Job 10: 1 “I loathe my very life…
Life Application:
1.  Hold on until God tells you to let go
2.  Keep your back off the mat and don’t let the enemy put you in a choke hold

3.  Receive the reward of holding on it will be worth it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION


Review: Who would like to tell me what they have learned in this series…family assignment…family relationships…family order…etc.
Pericope: Genesis 1: 27 – 28
Sermon Text: Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him male and female he created them.
Sermon Title: How to Raise a Fabulous Family: In Pursuit of Perfection
Point 1: Trust God no matter what!
a)  Abraham’s family Genesis 17: 17 Abraham laughed to himself, “will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear… 18: 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, sill I now have this pleasure? 
b)  Job family’s Job 2: 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintain your integrity? Curse God and die!”
Point 2: Deal with problems no matter what!
a)  David’s family 2 Samuel 13: 1 – 22 (22) And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar.
Point 3: Support one another no matter what!
1.  Jesus’ family Matthew 12: 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him (47) Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you (48) He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers (49) Pointing to his disciples, he said, here are my mother and my brothers.
Life Application:
1.  Forgive/release family members that have done you wrong
2.  Embrace/celebrate your families’ unique perfection
3.  Pursue/build with passion your families’ unique perfection

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The fab fams of New Life! (Song "Stuck" Love Anthem by Lisa McClendon)

How to Raise a Fabulous Family

Sermon Text: Deut. 6: 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up
Sermon Title: How to Raise a Fabulous Family!
Deut. 6: 3 – 9 - 3 Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you. 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates..
Point 1: There must be oneness between husband and wife Genesis 2: 24… 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
·       Oneness is knowing your roles
Ephesians 5: 24 – 29 … 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—…33 wives respect your husbands… 1 Pet 3: 1 – 7 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a] 4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Wives submit…win them over with your holy life…inward beauty…submission to their own husbands…husbands be considerate to your wives as the weaker vessel…so you won’t hinder your prayers
Point 2: One accord is everyone singing off the same sheet of music Prov 22: 15 - 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.  Prov 23: 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.  Ephesians 6: 1 – 4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a] 4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.  Assignment
1.  Lead your children to Christ…the only way you will see them for the rest of their lives
2.  Train them to be successful
3.  Turn your family into a weapon to destroy the enemy and build the kingdom of God
Point 3: The family must be in one place at some time during family life
1.  Family night must include God and faith interwoven
2.  Recognize the eight stages of family life
a.  Beginning families, no children
b.  Families childbearing years
c.  Families preschool years
d.  Families school age years
e.  Families with adolescence
f.    Families as launching centers
g.  Families in middle years
h.  Families in twilight years
Life Application:
1.  Connect with a small group they will be dealing with various issues of family life & sign up for family date night
2.  Make it a point not to miss Sunday or Wednesday this month
3.  Invite a family to church this month

Survey/Note Taker
1.  How do you achieve oneness in your marriage?
a.  Communicate
b.  Attend church together
c.  Have one checking account
d.  Other/write in your answer
2.  What is your family assignment?
a.  Leave a financial legacy/inheritance
b.  Impact others
c.  Help your children to be successful
d.  Other/write in your answer
3.  How do you spend family time?
a.  Take family trips
b.  Game night/movie night
c.  Attend church together

d.  Other/write in your answer

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My New Life Forward - The Road to Victory 830am Sermon - Palm Sunday

Sermon Text: Mark 11: 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Sermon Title: My New Life Forward: The Road to Victory  

Point 1: The people on The Road to victory – Some were followers vs. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.

Point 2: The praise on The Road to Victory. Vs. 9 Those went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Point 3: The prophesy on The Road to Victory vs. 2…”Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.

Life Application:
1.  Plan your victory parade
2.  Praise Jesus for your victory

3.  Ignore the haters & disbelievers on your victory parade route