Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joseph’s Baby Mama Drama

Sermon Title: Joseph’s Baby Mama Drama
Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-35

Point 1: She been with another man Luke 1:35, The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

Point 2: She too spiritual for me Luke 1:38, “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
1)  We have grown a…
2)  We have made our faith…
3)  We project the preaching gift…
4)  Fail to show the humanity/maleness of Christ…carpenter, revolutionary, rule breaker…
5)  Fail to show Jesus as a leader of men…

Point 3: We have to find somewhere to live Matt 2:13, When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

Point 4: How legitimate is he John 8:39, “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would[a] do what Abraham did.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

I Cant Breathe: An Advent Message

Sermon Text: Gen 2: 17

Sermon Title: I Can’t Breathe: An Advent Message

Point 1: Bad Gene Pool Matt 1: 1, 5 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ…Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab

Point 2: Virgin Birth Matt 1: 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Point 3: Manger Delivery Luke 2: 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Point 4: Name Change Matt 1: 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Life Application: 
(1) If you are dead...
(2) If racism is strangling you… 
(3) Tell somebody…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Counter Culture Christmas

Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-2:32 - Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”

Sermon Title: Counter Culture Christmas

Point 1: Christmas informs the culture - Luke 2:10 & 14 - 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people 14“Glory to God in the highest,  And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

Point 2: Christmas transforms the culture - Romans 12:2 - Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Point 3: Christmas forms a new culture - Revelation 11:15 - The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever."


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Don't Give Up on Jesus - Pastor Jacques Wright

11am Service
Sermon Text: John 11:4, 17, 24-25
Sermon Title: Don't Give Up on Jesus

Point 1: Professing the Problem

Point 2: Addressing the Problem

Point 3: Promise of the Proclamation

Point 4: Process of the Proclamation

Point 5: Promise of the Proclamation coming to Pass


In the “Nick” of Time - 8:30 Service

8:30 Service
Sermon Text: Galatians 4: 4
Sermon Title:  In the “Nick” of Time

Point 1: Jesus timing is perfect vs. 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law.

Point 2: Jesus timing is purposeful vs. 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

Point 3: Jesus timing has privileges vs. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls our “Abba Father”- “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Point 4: Jesus timing has to be personal vs. 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Worth of Worship - 11am Sermon

11am Sermon
Sermon Text: Romans 7: 25
Sermon Title: The Worth of Worship

Point 1: When it comes to your salvation your praise should be passionate
Romans 7:25 Paul says “THANKS BE TO GOD— through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
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.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Point 2: The person of our praise is the password to our worship “Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” Ac 22:16

Point 3: The purpose of our praise  "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Mt 6:19-20

Point 4: Passionate praise stats with our personal relationship and leads us to worship Luke 7: 45

Luke 7:36-47 People who have been forgiven little, love little. People who have been forgiven little, aren’t very thankful. People who have been forgiven little aren’t really excited about Jesus, because that was the reason Jesus came – to forgive their sins

830am Sermon The Worth of Worship


Sermon Text: Luke 17: 16
Sermon Title: Just Say Thank You: The Worth of Worship

Point 1: Thanks leads to worship vs. 16 He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan
Psalms 150 declares let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 

Point 2: Worship leads to a word for living vs. 19a Then he said to him rise up
2 Kings 3: 15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. And he said thus said the Lord…

Point 3: Jesus expects us to worship vs. 17, 18 Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? (18) Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"

Point 4: Everyone needs to have a Samaritan worship vs. 16 16 He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan

Point 5: Worship hits the reset button in your life vs. 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”