Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Road to Destiny - 11am Sermon

Sermon Text: John 4: 4 He had to pass through Samaria. ESV Jesus must need go through Samaria KJV
Sermon Title: The Road to Destiny!
Point 1: The first stop is the well [Jacobs Well] 7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”
Point 2: The second stop is when the woman is changed 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
Point 3: The third stop is when the woman changed the town 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Point 4: The fourth stop is when the town hears/believes Jesus vs 39 – 42 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
Life Application:
1.  Identify your opposition and press through it…
2.  Remember every time…

3.  Sign up for small group and start your journey to your destiny

What R U Hungry 4? 830am Sermon

830am
Sermon Text: John 4: 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
Sermon Title: What are you Hungry for?
Point 1: It matters what you eat vs. 32 “…I have food to eat that you do not know.”
Jesus response to the disciples on the surface seems curt and cryptic. It’s as if Jesus is trying to be deep, but he really isn’t. Jesus is saying the same thing he told Satan in Matt 4: 4…man should not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Point 2: It matters when you eat vs. 31 Meanwhile the disciples sought him [Jesus] saying, Rabbi, eat.”
1.  Pray without ceasing 1 Thess. 5: 17
2.  Peace Keep your mind on Jesus Isaiah 26: 3 you keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
3.  Proclaiming 1 Peter 3: 15 Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you
Point 3: It matters how you eat 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
1.  Worship You must have a life of worship Luke 10: 21 In the same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth…
2.  Word The word is your main course 2 Tim 2: 15…rightly divide the word…
3.  Work We have been saved to serve Eph. 2: 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Life Application:
1.  Determine now when you are going to eat God’s word
2.  Determine what word you will eat
a.  Suggestions morning manna, periscope, LTWD, etc.
b.  Recite John 3: 27

3.  Determine who you are going to share it with…you grow by sharing the word

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Jesus is Sooo Xtra - Enough to Go Around

Sermon Text: John 3: 23 John also was baptizing…

Sermon Title: Jesus is Sooo Extra: Enough to Go Around

Point 1: There is enough water to go around vss. 22 – 23 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim there was much water there; and people kept coming and were being baptized

Point 2: There will always be Hater Aiders vss. 25 – 27 25 Now a discussion about purification arose between John’s disciples and a Jew. 26 They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him.” 27 John answered, “No one can receive anything except what has been given from heaven

Point 3: There will always be a place for you with Jesus vss. 28(b) – 30 28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.’ 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. For this reason my joy has been fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease.”
John tells you them three things that enables him not to compare himself to Jesus and not hate on Jesus.
1.   He knows who he is not… I am not the Messiah
2.   He knows who he is… friend of the bridegroom  
3.  He knows the process… He must increase, but I must decrease.”  

Point 4: Jesus got yours don’t worry 4: 1 – 3 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” —although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized— he left Judea and started back to Galilee.

Life Application:
1.  Change your scoreboard…
2.  Change your relationships…
3.  Remind yourself who you are in Jesus…

Small Group Application:
1.  Identify the area you are vulnerable to compare…you wonder why God hasn’t moved yet?
a.  What do you plan to do about it?
2.  Are there any relationships you have to let go because they act like Hater Aiders?
3.  Do you know your place in Jesus i.e. are you confident in your relationship with Jesus?
a.  In prayer…how often do you pray…have you read Bishop book on prayer?
b.  In reading his word…how often do you read?
c.  In putting him first…how do you quantify knowing?



Sunday, August 14, 2016

830am Sermon - The Voice

830am
Sermon Text: John 1: 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord,” as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Sermon Title: The Voice

Point 1: You to Show Up vs 19…when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask, “Who are you”

Point 2: You have to Speak Up vss. 19 – 21 To be a proper witness, we must recognize who we are not. Because John attracted such a large following, he naturally attracted the attention of the religious leaders of Jerusalem who sent a delegation to question the desert preacher.
If you are not any of these people, then who are you?” What is your role? What do you have to say about yourself?

Point 3:  You have to Point Up vss. 25 – 34 …then why are you baptizing?
I bare witness that he is the Son of God. John speaks of eyewitness,

Life Application:
1.  Pray for opportunities to stand up, speak up and point up this week
2.  Join a small group to better learn how
3.  Remember every day you are on the witness stand testifying about Jesus

Small Group Discussion Points:
1.  Who was the gospel of John written to?
2.  Why did the Jews, priest and Levites interrogate Jesus?
3.  According to John 1: 1 – 51 [the sermon] who is Jesus list at least three things John said about Jesus
4.  Who is Jesus to you?


11am Sermon - Can I Get a Witness

11am
Sermon Text: John 1: 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord,” as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Sermon Title:  Can I Get a Witness
Point 1: Subpoenaed to Appear vs 19…when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask, “Who are you”
Point 2: Take the Stand vss. 19 – 21 “If you are not any of these people, then who are you?” What is your role? What do you have to say about yourself?
Point 3:  Tell the Truth vss. 25 – 34 …then why are you baptizing? I bare witness that he is the Son of God. John speaks of eyewitness,
Life Application:
1.  Pray for opportunities to stand up, speak up and point up this week
2.  Join a small group to better learn how
3.  Remember every day you are on the witness stand testifying about Jesus
Small Group Discussion Points:
1.  Who was the gospel of John written to?
2.  Why did the Jews, priest and Levites interrogate Jesus?
3.  According to John 1: 1 – 51 [the sermon] who is Jesus list at least three things John said about Jesus
4.  Who is Jesus to you?


Sunday, August 7, 2016

830am Sermon What's Your Touch

Sermon Text: Acts 19: 11 And God di extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, (12) so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick and the diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
Sermon Title: What’s Your Touch (Just One Touch)
Point 1: Touch people touch people vs. And God did extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul
Point 2: Real know real…game know game… spiritual touch know spiritual touch vs 13 Then some of the itinerant’s Jewish exorcists undertook to pronounce the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying… (15) the evil spirts said Jesus I know and Paul I know; but who are you (16) the evil spirts leaped on them, mastered all of them
Point 3: Lifestyle touch Acts 19: 11 And God di extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, (12) so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick and the diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
Point 4: Reach out and touch somebodies hand…11 And God di extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, (12) so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick and the diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.

Life Application:

11am Sermon - Throwing Shade

11:00AM
Sermon Text: Acts 5: 15, 16c so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. (16c) …and they were all healed
Sermon Title: Throwing Shade!
Point 1:  My shadow is Inevitable. Vs…that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them.
Point 2: My shadow is indestructible. Vs. 16b…bringing their sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
Point 3: My Shadow lengthens with time. Vs. 16 The people gathered from the towns around Jerusalem
Point 4: I cast the best shadow when I am in the proper relation to the Light. Vs. 12 Now many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles… Acts 4: 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.