Saturday, June 25, 2016

Just One Pt 2 - 11am Service

11am

Sermon Text: Acts 8:26-35

Sermon Title: Just One Pt 2 The FATS OF LIFE 

Point 1: FAITHFUL vss. 4 – 8 - 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city.

Point 2: AVAILABLE vs 26 - 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.

Point 3: TEACHABLE vs. 34 - 34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”

Point 4: SALVATION vss. 37 – 38 - Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him

Life Application:
1.  Take Sunday in the Park tickets/door knockers
2.  Pray for opportunities to witness
3.  Commit to invite one unbeliever/unchurched person to Sunday in the Park


Just One pt 2 - 830am

830am
Sermon Text: Acts 8:26-35
Sermon Title: Just One Pt 2 

Point 1: A Prompted Soul winner

Point 2: A Prepared Sinner vs. 27 - 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

Point 3: A Pertinent Scripture vs. 32 – 33 - 2 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,    so he did not open his mouth. 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.    Who can speak of his descendants?    For his life was taken from the earth.”[b]

Point 4: A Personal Salvation vss. 36 – 38 - 36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37] [c] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.

Life Application:
1.  Take Sunday in the Park tickets/door knockers
2.  Pray for opportunities to witness
3.  Commit to invite one unbeliever/unchurched person to Sunday in the Park


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Just One?

Pericope: Acts 8: 26 – 39
Sermon Text: Acts 8: 31 How can I “he said unless someone explains it [the scripture] to me? So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Sermon Title: Just One?
Point 1: Follow the instruction
Vss 26, 29 - 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”
Point 2: Fill in the blanks
Vss 30, 31, 34, 35  - 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.  31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
Point 3: Develop a relationship
Vs 36 -  As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”
Life Application:
1.  Never miss an opportunity to witness
2.  Pray for opportunities every day

3.  Take a ticket and door knocker and change the world

Sunday, June 19, 2016

God's Gladiators - 11am

Sermon Text: 1 John 3: 2KJV Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Sermon Title: God’s Gladiators
Historical Context
Definition:
·       Sons of God
·       Prolepsis
Point 1: God’s Gladiators have to battle the culture Romans 12: 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…

Point 2: God’s Gladiators have to fight the battle of going it alone
Ecclesiastes 4: 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Deut 32: 30 One can put a thousand to flight two can put ten thousand to flight

Point 3: God’s Gladiators have to fight the battle for their wife/family  

Point 4: God’s Gladiators have to fight wounded 2 Cor 6: 4…in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; (5) in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in hard work, sleepless night and hunger…(9) known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten and yet we live on…
Life Application:
1.  Accept your special relationship with God through Jesus Christ
2.  Fight and don’t ever give up

3.  Remember you are man…already but not yet…in process

God's Gladiators 830am Fathers Day

Sermon Text: 1 John 3: 2KJV Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Sermon Title: God’s Gladiators

Point 1: God’s Gladiators have to battle the culture Romans 12: 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…

Point 2: God’s Gladiators have to fight the battle for their wife/family   
Point 3: God’s Gladiators have to fight wounded 2 Cor 6: 4…in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; (5) in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in hard work, sleepless night and hunger…(9) known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten and yet we live on…

Life Application:
1.  Accept your special relationship with God through Jesus Christ
2.  Fight and don’t ever give up

3.  Remember you are man…already but not yet…in process

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Call for Courage

Sermon Text: Joshua 1: 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.

Sermon Title: A Call for Courage

Point 1: Timing is everything! Vs 11 Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own. Exodus 5: 3…Now let us go take a three-day journey into the desert to offer sacrifices to the Lord…

Point 2: Victories are as certain as your courage to seize them vs 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.

Point 3: Cooperation is the key (16) Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 

Life Application:
1.  Sign up for Edwardsville
2.  Pray for Edwardsville

3.  Commit our hands and our courage to God’s work

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Favor Find Me Part 5

 830 Sermon. 
Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 9: 1 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness [favor] for Jonathan’s sake?”

Sermon Title: Favor Find Me! Pt 5 It’s at the Table

Point 1: Covenant correctseverything. Vs 1 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness [favor] for Jonathan’s sake?” 1 Samuel 18: 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul

Point 2: Stay close vs. 3, 4 Ziba answered the king, there is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet.” (4) “Where is he?” the king asked Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir…in Lo Debar (5) …King David had him brought from Lo Debar

Point 3: Carry your cripple self to the table vs 7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness[favor]… (8) Mephibosheth bowed down… (13) …Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem…he always ate at the kings tablecrippled in both his feet
1.  Provision …being at the kings table mean you will be provided for, for the rest of your life
2.  Protection …being at the kings table meant no one can harm you…you are the kings guest
3.  Parchment …the table cloth covers the legs of the Mephibosheth

Life Application: Remember God has not forgotten about you

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Favor in a Famine

Sermon Text: Ruth 2: 10…Why have you found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?” ESV
Sermon Title: Favor in A Famine
20 Don’t call me Naomi, call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter (21) I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me. (22) So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
Point 1: In order for favor to find you in your famine you have to acknowledge God is in control. Vs. 20…because the Almighty has made my life very bitter Vs 21…the Lord brought me back empty…the Lord has afflicted me…Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.
Point 2: God’s seasons are perfect seasons vs. 1: 1When the Judges ruled, there was a famine. Vs. 5 When she heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food…. (22) So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
a)  She arrived at the beginning of the season…not the middle, not the end, not the harvest…but when there is no real guarantee of the bounty of the harvest…but the certainty that will be a harvest
b)  Certainty about seasons…they will come and they will go
c)  They are scheduled…festival Hebrews believed God would meet them…you must schedule times when you will meet God
Point 3: Position yourself so favor can find you vs. 10 At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She exclaimed. “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?” (13) May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord, “she said. “You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls.”
Life Application:
1.  If you are in a famine wait on your favor
2.  Famine are faith growth seasons…have faith

3.  Famine is a festival in disguise get in position

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