Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lost & Found: Amber Alert–Jesus is Missing

Sermon Title:  Lost & Found: Amber Alert–Jesus is Missing
Sermon Text:  Luke 2:49

Context/History:  Every year his parents went to Jerusalem…

Point 1:  How long…can you make it without Jesus?  vs. 44  Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.

Point 2:  I thought he…was with you!  vs. 44, 45  44Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.

Point 3:  We lost him…at church  vs. 46  After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Point 4:  Where else…  vs. 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”


Conclusion: Don’t leave church…  

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lost & Found: Our Lost God’s Found

Sermon Text:  Luke 15:1-3
Sermon Title:  Lost & Found: Our Lost God’s Found

Context/History:  Jesus is at a party for the lost and the found shows up.

Point 1:  Seeks with passion  vs. 4  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

Point 2:  Scans with persistence  vs. 8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Point 3:  Searches with patience  vs. 20  So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Conclusion:

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Moments That Make a Man

Pericope: 2 Timothy 3: 1 - 16
Sermon Text:  2 Timothy 3:16, 17
Sermon Title:  Moments That Make a Man
Context/History: Paul is in a Roman prison days before his execution writing instructions to Pastor Timothy on how to deal with difficult times at the church. 

Point 1: Timothy’s Moment  vs. 2 Timothy 3:16-17  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Point 2: Adam’s Moment  vs. Genesis 2:15, 19-20  Genesis 2:15  The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:19-20  Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
Point 3:  Abraham’s Moment  vs. Genesis 12:1  The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

Point 4:  Moses Moment  vs. Exodus 3:4  When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”  And Moses said, “Here I am.”

Point 5:  Joshua’s Moment  vs. Joshua 1:1-3 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.

Point 6:  David’s Moment  vs. 2 Samuel 11:1,4 4   In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war…But David remained in Jerusalem. 4Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her…Then she went back home.

Point 7:  Jesus Moment  vs. Matthew26:36  Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

What will you do with your man moment? 

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Move in Me

Move in Me
John 11:33b, 38

John 11:1-6, 17, 20, 28-29, 32-38
11 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness (this situation, circumstance, this chain of events) will not end in death.  No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 
17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.  
20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
28 After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. “The Teacher is here,” she said, “and is asking for you.” 29 When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.
“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”
37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”
38 Jesus, once more deeply movedcame to the tomb

Points:
1. The Stays (vs. 6, 10)
2. The Sorrows (vs. 21, 32-38a)
3. The Stone (vs38b – 41)
4. The Strips (44)

5. The Supper (12:1-10)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Battle Within: I Have Had Enough

SERMON TEXT: Kings 19: 4, 8 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. (NIV)
SERMON TITLE: The Battle Within:  I Have Had Enough
2 King 2:11-12 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!”
POINT 1 – HE RAN TO THE DESERT.  VS. 3 3 Elijah was afraid[a] and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,-  
James 5:17 17 Elijah was a man just like us. (With like passion KJV) (NIV)
POINT 2 – HE REFLECTED VS. 4 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
Gal 6:9 states, Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (NIV)
POINT 3 – HE WAS RESTORED – VS. 5 - 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.  All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”:
Psalm 91:11 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; (NIV) and HEB. 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
POINT 4 – HE RETURNED TO THE FIGHT – VS. 8 -  8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
POINT 5 – RECOVERED HIS SWAGVS. 9-13
1 Kings 19:9-13 9 There he went into a cave (in Mt. Horeb/Sinai) and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

  

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