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
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C
Life Application
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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


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fire Cell Pt 2 - The Rise of Passion

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 20: 9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
Sermon Title: Fire Cell Pt 2: The Rise of Passion
Point 1: God doesn’t play fair with passion vs. 7 O Lord, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed.
Point 2: Get acquainted with your passion vs 9 But if I say, I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it, indeed, I cannot.
In fact there are five things that will dig up your passions:
1)  Being alone
2)  When you have nothing to do
3)  When you are under pressure
4)  When what you believe is important has been taken from you
5)  Pain
Point 3: Passion pushes you into your destiny vs. 9b…I am weary of holding it, indeed, I cannot.
Jeremiah 1: 6 – 9, 17. 6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 17 “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them..
Now look at 19: 14 – 18 - 14 Jeremiah then returned from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court of the Lord’s temple and said to all the people, 15 “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on this city and all the villages around it every disaster I pronounced against them, because they were stiff-necked and would not listen to my words.’”
Point 4: Don’t let people separate you from your passion or the glory of it vs. 1 – 3 When the priest Pashur son of Immer, the chief officer in the temple of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the Lords temple.
Life Application:
1)  Determine your destiny
2)  Change if it isn’t Jesus and doing his will

3)  If it is burn brighter for him 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

CHOSEN FRUIT

Pericope: John 15: 1 - 8, 16
Sermon Text: John 15: 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
Sermon Title: Chosen Fruit
Point I: No Fruit – Leads to Judgment vss. 1,2, 6 (1) I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener (2a) He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit… (6) If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned
        Can you be in Jesus but bear no fruit? Is that possible?
Point 2: Some Fruit – Leads to Pruning vss. 2b, 3 while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. (3) You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
        Fruitfulness is a requirement so when we start the gardener wants us to bear more fruit. Fruit is good for food, for drink, for seed that reproduces after its kind. Fruit is an indicator of health. Jesus says in order for more fruit to come he prunes us.
Jesus was always looking for fruit (Mat 21:19, the cursed fig tree; Luke 13:6, parable of the fig tree).
Point 3: Much Fruit – Is the Goal vss. (4) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No Branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. (5) I am the vine you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nether  (7) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. (8) This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be disciples.
        This is more than just a physical connection it is a deep abiding that causes a flow of life giving sap from the vine to the branch. 
Point 4: Lasting Fruit – Is the Quality v 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

        Lasting fruit is eternal: Speaks of the souls of men won for all eternity. This is our appointment our commission to go and bear fruit, make disciples.
Conclusion: Where are you today in your fruitfulness. If you are fruitless it is time to change, to repent. If you are being pruned rejoice with the gardener that He wants you to be more fruitful. If you are bearing fruit, know that the Lord is pleased and that your fruit will last for eternity.