Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Day Esther Realized Who She Was

Sermon Text: Esther 4: 13…Do not think that because you are in the kings house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14b…And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this
Sermon Title: The Day Esther Realized Who She Was (More Than a Sex Slave)

Point 1 How did you get in that position in the first place
Esther 1 vs. 4 After a 187-day party when wine was served in golden goblets as much as they wanted vss. 7, 8. After this long party when all the men were completely inebriated the King wanted Queen Vashti to come flaunt herself. Vs. 11 He wants her to SHOW herself.

Point 2: Esther changed her profile to fit her purpose

Point 3: Change your profile to fit your purpose

Life Application:
1.  Ask yourself do you know who you really are?

2.  What is your profile identity…is it Jesus?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

#Mynewlifeforward #Offthechain! 11am Sermon

Sermon Text: Mark 5: 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; they were afraid

Sermon Title: #Mynewlifeforward #Offthechain!

Point 1: The Man vs. 2, 6 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

Point 2: The Miracle vs. 8 - 8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Point 3: The Madness vs. 17 - 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.


Point 4: The Mission vs. 19  Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

#Mynewlifeforward #Offthechain! 830am Sermon

Sermon Text: Mark 5: 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; they were afraid

Sermon Title: #Mynewlifeforward #Offthechain!

Point 1: The first thing the man with the demons said when he saw Jesus was WOE vs. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won’t torture me!”

Point 2: Jesus response to the man was NO vs. 10, 12, 13 (1) And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area... (12) The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs… (13) He gave them permission

Point 3: When the people saw the man was free from demons they said SO vs. 15…they saw the man who was possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind: [clothed in his right mind] …they were [so] afraid


Point 4: Jesus said GO vs. 19 Jesus…said Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you… (20) So the man went

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

#Mynewlifeforward: Picked for Purpose

Sermon Text: Mark 3: 13b…called to him those he wanted…

Sermon Title: #Mynewlifeforward: Picked for Purpose

Point 1: Prayed before he picked Luke 6: 12, 13 One of those night Jesus went to the mountainside to pray; and spent the night praying to God. (13) When morning came, [he picked the twelve]

Point 2: Picked on purpose vs. 14 that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

Point 3: Picked to move me up vs. 16 These he appointed apostles

Point 4: Picked to separate me from the pack vs. 16 Simon to whom he gave Peter…James the son of Zebedee and his brother John the sons of thunder


Conclusion:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

#MyNewLifeForward911: Sunday Best

Sermon text: Mark 3:5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
Sermon title: #MyNewLifeForward911: Sunday Best
Point 1: For a Show. Verses 2a, Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath
Point 2: To Show Vs 2C to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. 
Point 3:  Show Your Shriveled Up Vs3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
Point 4:  Jesus Showed up to Show his Power vs 5  He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 
Life Application
(1) Admit you came with something shriveled up
(2) Acknowledge you are going to obey God’s word

(3) Announce to others your shriveled hand is healed

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

the Possibility of ur Posse

Sermon Text: Mark 2: 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Sermon Title: The Possibility of Your Posse

This evening I want you to see Jesus healing a man not based on what he did but what his friends did.
Mark tells us about four types of friends:

Point 1: Wall Climbing Friends vs 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd…

Point 2: Roof Ripping Friends vs. 4b they made an opening in the roof

Point 3: Faithful Friends vs. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said “Son your sins are forgiven.”

Point 4: Fearless Friends vs. 11, 12 I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all.

Life Application:
1. Be that kind of friend to someone who is paralyzed by sin

Sunday, February 7, 2016

#HelpisontheWay #MyNewLifeForward911

Sermon Text: Mark 1: 21 - 28 Read it!  - 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26 The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Sermon Title: #Mynewlifeforward911 #Helpisontheway

Point 1: Help is needed in the church vss. 21- 22 - 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 
Point 2: The man knows he needs help but don't know how to get it vs. (sometimes help feels like hurt..."did you come to destroy us"...don't talk when it’s time to listen) vss. 23 – 25 - Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” 25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!”
Point 3: The spirit comes out but the man stays in the synagogue/church (people get help from the church but don't stay in the church...the church has to not only be a place of help but a place of community) vss. 26 The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
Point 4: The word is out help is here vss. 27 – 28 - 27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee. 

Life Application:
1. Attend small group to learn more about getting Jesus help
2. Admit you need help
3. Allow Jesus to help you
4. Announce to anyone who will listen help is on the way

Gods got it Part 5

Pericope:   1 Sam 1:3-8 Sermon Text:    1 Samuel 1:11  And she made a vow, saying, “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’...