Sermon Notes 12/3/17

12/3/17
Unto Us
Part 1 – The Savior is Coming!

Advent Defined – “the Coming” or “the Arrival”

Thought – The world needs a Savior today more than ever!

  1. _______ has nothing to do with logic, it is human nature.

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…

  1. The advent season is about Jesus coming and God’s _______________.

Isaiah 7:14

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

  1. Jesus left heaven for our ________________________.

                  The Advent Season is About Expectation and Anticipation.                                                     

  1. Why not ________God to give you something special in this season.

 

This Week – We have not because we ask not. What do you need this Christmas that only God can give?

 



Sermon Notes 11/26/17

11/26/17
Lord of the Harvest
Part 3 – Seed, Time & Harvest

Matthew 9:38
Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

Of Seed and Soil

Luke 8:11
This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
  1. We can ask ourselves am I in a season of __________ and am I good ____________ to be sown into.
Of Seed and Time
 
John 4:37
Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.                                          
  1. As ________________ we may never see the result of our seed.
  2. Our _______________should be on pleasing the One who sent us into the field.

Of Water and Growth

I Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
  1. _________________ is the key spiritual ingredient of the harvest.

This Week – If we trust God He will use us in His fields, each according to our gifts and the need of the moment. Are you a sower?

 



Sermon Notes 11/19/17

 
11/19/17
Lord of the Harvest
Part 2 – Speak Life
 

Matthew 9:38

Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

Speak Life-Sowing Seed

  1. We have the power to speak _________ and ____________ into ourselves and others.
  2. Our words create ______________both good and bad.
  3. Our tongue reveals what is in our ______________.
  4. What our tongue produces has ______________ implications.

Proverbs 18:21

21 The tongue has the power of life and death…

Lord of Mouth

With our tongue we have physical, mental and spiritual power over our self and others

Matthew 12:34

…For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 

This Week – Take some time this week and think about the power of your words. Are you speaking life into those you love?

 


Sermon Notes 10/29/17

10/29/17
Jesus
 

John 1:1

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

 

  1. There is absolutely nothing ______________________ about Jesus.

 

  1. Jesus is matchless ________________ and ageless.

 

WORDS                             APPEARANCES                          SAVES

 

Words –The Angel of the Lord in Genesis 22:11 & Zechariah 1:11-12a

                                        

Appearances – The Angel of the Lord in Exodus 3:2. Daniel 3:24-25

 

  1. God always shows up right on __________________.

 

Saves – Jesus Saves

 

  1. Jesus had, has and will have saving _____________________.

 

Revelation 1:7a

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him…

 

This Week-

Will you let Jesus be the “superhero” of your life? Today is the day!


Sermon Notes 10/22/17

10/22/17
Providential Faith – Esther
 

Esther 4:14b
…who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

  1. If all things work for our good then absolutely ______ is as it seems.                                                            
  2. God is working in the ______________________ whether we believe in Him or not.
  3. God gives all of us a “such a time as this” ______________________.

 

Esther 4:16

And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” 

4. God is always ________________ in the “perishing” moments of life.

    God causes our human freedom to contribute to His divine purpose.

5. We will determine our own ________________ as we cooperate with God’s will or oppose it.

 

This Week

– Our choices affect our destiny, but it does not change God’s eternal plan. Are you with the program?

 



Sermon Notes 10/15/17

10/15/17
Bold Faith – Joshua
 

Joshua 10:14

14There has never been a day like this one before or since, when the Lord answered such a prayer. Surely the Lord fought for Israel that day! 

(4) Steps to Realizing Bold Impossible FAITH 

OBEDIENCE 
 
1. Extraordinary moves of God begin with _______ of obedience by us.

2. God lets us take the first ___________.

ORDAINED BY GOD

3. Faith has ____________________ to do with you. And it has _________________ to do with you.

4. If it is from God __________ than you and outside your ______________.               

OPEN COMMUNICATION

5. Transformation happens in the privacy of our heart, but __________ happens when we make it ________________.

OUT LAST YOU

6. Bold faith requires you to come out of your _______________ zone.

This Week –

What has the Lord given you victory over that you need to proclaim?


Sermon Notes 10/8/17

10/8/17
Transforming Faith II

 

  1. God uses _________________ with other people to get our attention.
  2. When we are ____________________do we run to God or run away?
  1. God would rather have us up close and ______________ than far away and apathetic.
  2. Slow to speak most the time means ________________ talking!
  3. Anger is an _________________ easily used by the evil one.

 

James 1:19

19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath                                                           

Psalm 142:7
Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name.

 

This Week – Give it to God (and you know what “it” is).



Sermon Notes 10/1/17

10/1/17
Transforming Faith – Jacob

 

Five things God uses to transform your life

Phase 1: Conflict:    ______________ with other people.

Phase 2: Crisis:   When we are STUCK do we_____ to God or run away?

Phase 3: Commitment:   Commitment means that you ________ in there.

Phase 4: Confession:   Confession requires you to ________ who you are.

Phase 5: Conversion:   God wants to give us a new ________________.

Read – Genesis 32

 

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

This Week – Think and pray about what you want from God and what He wants from you.



Sermon Notes 9/24/17

9/24/17
Bold Faith – Moses

Hebrews 11:27

27 It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.

 

  1. Both bold faith ___________in God and not what is seen.

 

Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

  1. Bold faith is properly __________________ with God’s promises.

 

Hebrews 11:26

26He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward.

 

  1. The lure of the world is strong, but the hope of _______________ is stronger.

 

Hebrews 11:8

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

 

  1. Bold faith is forged in the ____________________ and valleys.

 

  1. Bold faith keeps its ____________ on God.
 

This Week –

How has having bold faith helped you in the past? What is God calling you into right now?


Sermon Notes 9/17/17

9/17/17
Unknown Faith – Abraham

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 

Types of Faith – Passive Faith – Inactive Faith – Active Faith

 

 1.  Our faith in God should be one of ______________ trust and reliance.

2.  God doesn’t give his power to just anyone there is always a _____________ test first.

Hebrews 11:8

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

3.  ___________________ is the outward evidence of inward faith. 
 

The Triple AAA of Unknown Faith

I.    Unknown faith acts immediately

II.   Unknown faith adapts to the circumstances

III.  Unknown faith anticipates the big picture
 

4.  Sometimes the only way out of the valley is by ____________. You must be anticipating and __________________ God has something better.

5.  Faith requires an _____________even when you can’t see the whole picture.

 

This Week – What is the “unknown” in your life right now that God wants you to take a step of faith?

 



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