Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year, New Favor, New Finish

Sermon Text: Isaiah 43: 19a See, [Behold] I am doing a new thing
Sermon Title: New Year, New Favor, New Finish
Introduction: How many of you are ready for God to do a new thing in your life? I want to announce to you tonight that God is equally ready to do something new in your life. Despite what you have done, what you have been through, God is thirsty to pour new all over your life.
Point 1: Condemn it…2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation [old you condemned]. The old has passed away [DEAD]; behold, the new has come.
        Isaiah makes the point Israel has to forget the past…don't dwell on it. Isaiah knows all the nation of Israel can do is think about their mistakes, their sins, their bad choices that lead them into captivity and back into bondage. Isaiah is trying to get them to see as long as they think about the past they block the 'new' God has for them. He pleads with them. Don't dwell on yesterday.
Point 2: Count it… James 1: 2 - 4 Consider [Count] it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance, Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.
        James the brother of Jesus speaks to something that every believer has to deal with. Test, trials and temptations is a part of every believers walk. James gives us a formula on how to deal with them that I think is so appropriate for 2014
Point 3: Call it…Romans 5: 17d calls things not as though they were
        Paul makes the point that God calls those things that are not as though they were. In Hebrews it tells us the very foundations of the world were put in place by God calling things in place with his word. In Genesis it tells us the words out of God's mouth created everything.
Point 4: Carry it…Galatians 6: 2 Carry [help] each other's burdens, and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ.
        Paul says to the church at Galatia they will have to do something they are not accustom to doing. They have to help somebody else in order to fulfill the principles of Christ.
Point 5: Collect on it…Luke 4: 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor 2 Corinthians 12: 9 But he said to me, "My [favor] grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
        Luke declared the year Jesus started his ministry was the year of favor. He actually pulled that statement from Isaiah. Paul matches that statement with telling us Jesus grace is sufficient no matter our circumstance. The word favor and grace are interchangeable.

Life Application:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

830AM SERMON Examine Yourself: It's Not Over

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11: 28a A man ought to examine himself…

Sermon Title: Examine Yourself: It's Not Over

Point 1: See what needs to be carried forward

Point 2: See what needs to be left behind

Point 3: See what needs improvement

Point 4: See who needs to go

Point 5: See who needs to stay


11am Sermon - MOVING FORWARD

Sermon Text: Luke 5: 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

Sermon Title: Moving Forward

Point 1: Turn the Page vs. 36…"No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.

Point 2: Bury the Page vs. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.

Point 3: Use the Page vs. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

Point 4: Be a New Page vs. vs. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

Life Application:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joseph’s Baby Mama Drama

Sermon Title: Joseph’s Baby Mama Drama
Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-35

Point 1: She been with another man Luke 1:35, The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

Point 2: She too spiritual for me Luke 1:38, “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
1)  We have grown a…
2)  We have made our faith…
3)  We project the preaching gift…
4)  Fail to show the humanity/maleness of Christ…carpenter, revolutionary, rule breaker…
5)  Fail to show Jesus as a leader of men…

Point 3: We have to find somewhere to live Matt 2:13, When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

Point 4: How legitimate is he John 8:39, “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would[a] do what Abraham did.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

I Cant Breathe: An Advent Message

Sermon Text: Gen 2: 17

Sermon Title: I Can’t Breathe: An Advent Message

Point 1: Bad Gene Pool Matt 1: 1, 5 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ…Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab

Point 2: Virgin Birth Matt 1: 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Point 3: Manger Delivery Luke 2: 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Point 4: Name Change Matt 1: 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

Life Application: 
(1) If you are dead...
(2) If racism is strangling you… 
(3) Tell somebody…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Counter Culture Christmas

Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-2:32 - Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”

Sermon Title: Counter Culture Christmas

Point 1: Christmas informs the culture - Luke 2:10 & 14 - 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people 14“Glory to God in the highest,  And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

Point 2: Christmas transforms the culture - Romans 12:2 - Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Point 3: Christmas forms a new culture - Revelation 11:15 - The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever."


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Don't Give Up on Jesus - Pastor Jacques Wright

11am Service
Sermon Text: John 11:4, 17, 24-25
Sermon Title: Don't Give Up on Jesus

Point 1: Professing the Problem

Point 2: Addressing the Problem

Point 3: Promise of the Proclamation

Point 4: Process of the Proclamation

Point 5: Promise of the Proclamation coming to Pass


In the “Nick” of Time - 8:30 Service

8:30 Service
Sermon Text: Galatians 4: 4
Sermon Title:  In the “Nick” of Time

Point 1: Jesus timing is perfect vs. 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law.

Point 2: Jesus timing is purposeful vs. 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

Point 3: Jesus timing has privileges vs. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls our “Abba Father”- “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Point 4: Jesus timing has to be personal vs. 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

Family Exercise

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