Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Pisgah Pause

Sermon Text: Deut 34: 4 And the Lord said to him, “this is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob…I have let you see it, but you shall not go over there.”

Sermon Title: A Pisgah Pause

Point 1: Moses looked ahead vs 1 …And the Lord showed him the land…
Look at what God has on the horizon for you. Look at the 7000 promises in the word of God and see how God is going to keep them in 2018. Look out over the landscape as God showed Moses. God is showing you this morning. AS God purposefully showed Moses he is purposely showing you.

Point 2: Moses was still young a vibrant vs 7 Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor was unabated. (NIV) his eyes were not weak, nor his strength gone 
The enemy wants you to look at all the hard times you had, but the text teaches us look at how good you look in spite of the hard times.

Point 3: God himself buried Moses and hid the grave vs. 6 and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows the place of his burial to this day.
. God is saying I will even hide his grave so you cannot worship his shrine. God is saying Pisgah means bury your past. Pisgah means let God bury your past. Pisgah Pause means only God can bury something’s. Only God can hide somethings.

Point 4: Moses handed his future over to Joshua vs. 9 for Moses had laid his hands on him[Joshua].
Out of every Pisgah Pause a Joshua should be born. Pisgah’s birth Joshua’s. Pisgah’s is the place where Joshua takes over and bring about a new you. Pisgah is the next iteration of you.

Life Application:
1. Turn lose 2017 and grab a hold of 2018
2. Purposefully look for God’s promises to become reality
3. Join a lifegroup to help the Joshua in you come out
4. Start the 21 Day Fast to strengthen your resolve/purpose

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Unlikely Gift Pt 5

Sermon Text: Luke 2: 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.

Sermon Title: An Unlikely Gift Pt. 4

Point 1: An unlikely gift for an unlikely people vs. 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
God always finds the lowest point and works his way up. God always finds the person who is overlooked and looks at them. God always is looking for the person that everybody else is overlooking.
vs. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them.

Point 2: An unlikely gift in an unlikely package vs. 12(a) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths…
God could have given us his gift so perfectly wrapped we may have thought it was only for those who could afford it.

Point 3: An unlikely gift in an unlikely place vs. 12(b)…lying in a manger
With all the filth, stench, mistakes, problems sin of that place Jesus is the unlikely gift waiting on you.

Point 4: An unlikely gift as an unlikely person John 1: 1, 14 (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (14) The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us Isa 7: 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel Phil 2: 7(b) …being born in the likeness of men;
It all boils down to this. God gives us the most unlikely gift of all. God gives us himself through Jesus Christ.
God gives us himself to make sure we like the gift. No one can give themselves. We make every attempt to.

Life Application: If you receive this unlikely gift, then there should be a response. Now it’s time for you to give your unlikely gift. Use the connection card…
1.  Gold something equal to the gifts you gave…
2.  Frankincense serving God once a month 12 times in 2018

3.  Myrrh your life in a lifegroup

Sunday, December 17, 2017

An Unlikely Give Part 4

Sermon Text: Matt 2: 9
Sermon Title: An Unlikely Gift Pt 4
Point 1: The Magi were passionate vs. 2 …Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.
Point 2: The Magi were persistent vs. 8…Go and make a careful search for the child…
Point 3: The Magi brought Jesus presents vs 11 Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Life Application:
1.  Give him what is precious to you your frankincense (Legacy giving)
2.  Give him your talent/time (sign up to serve one Sunday a month)

3.  Give him your life (complete the decision slip)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

UNLIKELY GIFT PT 3

Sermon Text: Luke 1: 57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.

Sermon Title: “Unlikely Gift” Pt 3

Point 1: Zachariah gave his seed vs 24 After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived…

Point 2: Zachariah gave his surname vs 60 but his mother answered, “No, he shall be called John (61) …None of your relatives is called by this name (63 …he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, His name is John

Point 3: He gave his silence vs 64 And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke…

Life Application:
1.  Give your service…sign up to be on a team to serve once a month
2.  Give your treasure to a legacy purchase for the new sanctuary

3.  Give your life

Sunday, December 3, 2017

An Unlikely Gift - Barren for Life

Sermon Text: Luke 1: 7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.

Sermon Title: An Unlikely Gift: Pt 2 Barren 4 Life

Point 1: Barren for a reason vs 13 But the angel said to him, “Do no be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. (17) …to make ready for the Lord

Point 2: Barren for a breakthrough vs 21 – 23 (22) And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute. (23) And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home. (24) After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying,

Point 3: Barren for a breakout vs 24 24 After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, (25) “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”

Point 4: Barren for life vs. 41 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
(42) and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (43) And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (44) For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. (45) And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

Life Application:
1.  Walk in your barrenness
2.  Wait on God for your breakthrough and breakout!

3.  Since God gave you an unlikely gift what is your unlikely gift; legacy gift…

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’...