Lost and Found Mary Magdalene



John 20:16

Jesus said to her, “Mary.” 

 Premise: No matter what our status all who are lost can be found in Jesus.


  1. Jesus ministry ________________ the status of women to new heights.


  1. Jesus gave _______________ attention to women and men for healing and forgiveness.


  1. Equality does not mean ________________________.


  1. Jesus taught equal value and the equal _______________of all people. 

This Week – Jesus has memorized your name and you will never be lost again.


Heroes of Faith – You the Man

Follow along with the notes. 

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.


  1. Words _______________ our lives.                                          

2 Samuel 12:-6

 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! 


  1. We must realize there is real ____________in our words and actions.


  1. We have the power to _____________ life and death over everything.


  1. Words create internal and external reactions that are both good and bad. ________________________________________________________________



  1. Our words reveal what is in our heart. ________________________



  • If we repent before God and He will show us how to repent before man. ____________________________________________________________


The 3 B’s Formula

  1. Be gracious and have mercy
  2. Blot out (forget) the transgression
  3. Believe God will cleanse

This Week – Is there someone you have offended with your words? Be “the man” and speak life into the relationship.







Heroes of Faith David a True Worshiper

David a True Worshiper 

Deuteronomy 18:15 

 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 


  1. Like Samson our lives were ____________ preannounced in heaven. 


Jerimiah 1:5 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 

        2. God will use ______________ sinful people to accomplish His will. 


On the Sinful Path 

  • Sin will always take us farther than we intended to go.  
  • Sin will always hold us longer than we intend to stay.  
  • Sin will always cost us more than we want to pay. 
        3. _________________ is always on the sinful path. 
        4. Sin never works alone, it is always looking for _____________________. 
        5. The greatest lesson we can learn from Samson is God would rather __________________________ us than judge us. 

This Week – Samson was spiritually blind long before he was made physically blind.  What blind spot can God help you with this week? 


Heroes of Faith Samson the Nazirite


Deuteronomy 18:15

 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.

  1. Like Samson our lives were ____________ preannounced in heaven.

Jerimiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

  1. God will use ______________ sinful people to accomplish His will.


                                                On the Sinful Path


  • Sin will always take us farther than we intended to go.
  • Sin will always hold us longer than we intend to stay.
  • Sin will always cost us more than we want to pay.


  1. _________________ is always on the sinful path.


  1. Sin never works alone, it is always looking for _____________________.


  1. The greatest lesson we can learn from Samson is God would rather __________________________ us than judge us.


This Week

– Samson was spiritually blind long before he was made physically blind.  What blind spot can God help you with this week?

Here He Comes – Sermon Notes 5/20/18


John 5:22 and 30
22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son

30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

Premise: Human judgement is flawed and God’s is flawless.

1. Although judgment is an unpleasant subject it is a _______________.

2. Human judgement will always have ________________.

3. Our ______________ judgement comes in what we see.

4. We wrongly _______________ our idea of judgement on God.

John 3:17
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

5. Confession in Christ court _______________ you from the sentence.
This Week – We all need to give ourselves a “guilt” break so, accept God’s grace this week.

The Godly Mother – Sermon Notes 5/13/18

1. A godly mother has to be a godly _________________ first.
Key Points:
(1) Keep your spiritual life healthy and your top priority
(2) You impact the spirit of your home
(3) Loss of self can happen trying to balance the household, husband and children
(4) God is your rock, fortress and stronghold if you allow Him
Matthew 6:33
33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
2. A godly woman sets ________________examples by grace and dignity
Proverbs 31:27
27 She looks well to the ways of her household…
3. The godly mother realizes that carving out time for herself is not being _____________.
Proverbs 31:28-30
28 Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her…
4. We should ___________ and __________ our wives/mother’s every day, just because!
This Week – Moms take some time to examine your life and priorities and ask God to help you. Then talk about it with your family in love, grace and dignity.

What He Said – Sermon Notes 5/6/18



Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Matthew 19:14 

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

  • If we pushed the chairs back into a circle we wouldn’t agree on any of these issues
  • Legalize Pot, Immigration, Climate Control, Gun Control, School Shootings
  • Why human trafficking in this group?
  • Who is right or wrong? No universal correct answer that everyone can agree on
 1. We Christians should make all of our decisions based on biblical principles.
  • Separation of church and state – mind of Christ (I Corinth. 2:16)
  • Our country makes its decisions based on lust, pain and fear not morals
  • Lust – There are people careers making us want what we don’t want (sex, $, see)
  • Pain – pain avoidance (physical, mental, if you don’t do this then this will happen)
  • Fear – is the fear of man


 2. Fear of “man” interferes with the fear of God.
  • Fear of man is: opinions, what people think about us and political correctness
  • Fear the bear!
3. What we fear and respect will show itself when a problem
  • Jesus and Pilate the governor. “Are You the King of the Jews?” His wife – “just Man”
  • Barabbas – Water and washed his hands – “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person.
 4. When we believe the fear/lie we give our power over to it.
  • Threaten to tell Caesar another King – feared man more than God

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

  • Fear of man paralyzes us – fear of loved ones, family, friends and job (like the bear)

Luke 14:26

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

Matthew 10:35-38

 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’  37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

  • There is a promise in there – finding life

Luke 18:29

So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.”

  • Present time and eternal – faith piece
  • Personal experience – Bull
  1. We need more of God’s power to do what He said.

2 Timothy 1:6-7

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

This Week – What hot button topic are you struggling with? Seek “what He said” for your answers.
End of Notes. 

2 Timothy 4:3-4

 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths

1 John 4:16 l

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Human Trafficking – Modern day slavery    

Polaris, watchdog has received reports of 22,191 sex trafficking cases inside the United States. 

  • The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally.
    • 81% of them are trapped in forced labor.
    • 25% of them are children.
    • 75% are women and girls.
    • The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.


  • Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.
  • There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.

Luke 6:31 – Do to others as you would have them do to you.


1 John 4:8 – Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

 GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES: 6/26/15 AT 10:07 AM The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. In the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges the justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. The decision rested in part on the court’s interpretation of the 14th Amendment; the justices ruled that limiting marriage only to heterosexual couples violates the 14th amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.

Pew Research

  • By a margin of nearly two-to-one (62% to 32%), more Americans now say they favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry than say they are opposed.
  • Shift since 2010, more Americans opposed (48%) than favored (42%) allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
  • In the past year alone, support has increased seven percentage points: In March 2016, 55% favored same-sex marriage, while 37% were opposed.
  • Republicans. For the first time in history, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents do not oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.

Genesis 2:24 – Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

 Ephesians 5:31

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

 Matthew 19:4-6

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”



The Supreme Court legalized abortion 45 years ago on January 22, 1973 and it, is still being fought over, with advocates from either side of the issue arguing for their cause. The landmark Roe v. Wade affirming the right that women have to privacy, as granted by the 14th Amendment, (again) which extends to medical decisions including abortions. Since then, however, numerous laws have been enacted at the state level restricting some or giving access to abortions.


Center for Disease Control (CDC)

For the purpose of surveillance, a legal induced abortion is defined as an intervention performed by a licensed clinician (e.g., a physician, nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) that is intended to terminate an ongoing pregnancy. Medical abortions are legal procedures that use medications instead of surgery.

State by State


Alabama            20 weeks                  ✓                                 ✓                        Limited

Alaska                No Ban                      ✓                                                            Available

Arizona             Post-viability              ✓                                 ✓                        Available

California          Post-viability              ✓


Fetal Viability. … The Supreme Court ruled that states cannot put the interests of a fetus ahead of the interests of the pregnant woman until the fetus is “viable.” The court defined viable to mean capable of prolonged life outside the mother’s womb.

The California allows nurse midwives and other non-physician medical professional to perform the procedure. Semantics – fetus and procedure


Sermon Notes 4/8/18

Stay in God’s Word
Part 1 – Breathe on Me


John 20:22 
And with that He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

  1. Without a doubt Jesus wants to __________________on us.

Genesis 2:7
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…

      2. There is life in the _________________ of God.

Ezekiel 37:10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

     3. Jesus wants to pass through the _______________of our life.

     4. Accepting Jesus and receiving “pneuma” ________________are not the same thing.

     5. Pneuma power is_________________ power.

Matthew 28:19-20
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 

This Week – What are you willing to do for the cause of Christ?

Balance Part 7 – Sermon Notes 3/25/18

Part 7 – Willing

John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.

    1. Just like God there is ______ balance between Jesus and man.

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    2. Jesus has always been with God in one ________ or the other.

Philippians 2:5-6
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God                       

    3. Jesus still needs _____________ who are willing to go.

James 2:17
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

    4. If we are _______________ to go we will find Jesus has already made a way.

    5. Part of Jesus plan is ___________________ so we can see the cross.

 This Week – Simple; be willing to be a disciple of Jesus this week.


Balance Part 6 – Power 3/18/18

Part 6 – Power

Revelation 4:11
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. 

  1. There is ___________balance of power between God and man.

Isaiah 45:5
I am  the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God

  1. Balance starts with ____________________who we are and who God is. 

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…

  1. Although we live in an era of grace we should never ____________ anything above God.
  2. If we know _______________ we can do better.

1 Chronicles 29:11a
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty…


This Week – What things in your life have you put before God? (No, for real) Ask for forgiveness and try to do better.