June 29, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 29 at 11:35am

Life Guards | Love God Only, Identify Your Idols

Exodus 20:1-6

Misconceptions of the Ten Commandments & the Old Testament law
  1. Disconnected and buried in TIME.
  2. Disconnected to the PURPOSE.
  3. Disconnected to the LAWGIVER.

Biblical conceptions about the Ten Commandments: they guard our lives and guide us to the safe places where we can enjoy everything God has in store for us.

Exodus 20:1-2 | Purpose for the Ten Commandments.

Purpose of the Law: A response to the God who has redeemed us in order to reflect Him while enjoying Him and others.

Chapter 19:3-6, the setting for the giving of the Ten Commandments, gives us the basis for the commandments:

  1. We’re highly treasured – redeemed from slavery and bondage.
  2. We’re God’s representatives on earth to others.
  3. We’re God’s reflection of Himself to others.

1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV

Exodus 20:3 | Commandment #1: Love God only.
Exodus 20:4-6 | Commandment #2: Identify your idols.

Definition of idol:

What is an idol? It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give… An idol is whatever you look at and say, in your heart of hearts, “If I have that, then I’ll feel my life has meaning, then I’ll know I have value, then I’ll feel significant and secure.” There are many ways to describe that kind of relationship to something, but perhaps the best one is worship. – Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods

Jesus – sent to reveal who God is and rescue us to Him at the same time.

Matthew 11:28-30


June 29, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Jun 29 at 11:05am

Traditional

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

We Praise Thee O God Our Redeemer

Jesus Paid It All

Whiter Than Snow

Change My Heart O God

With All My Heart

I Need Thee Every Hour

Modern

Our God

Salvation Is Here

How Great Thou Art

God With Us

Center


June 22, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 22 at 10:34am

Don’t Waste Your Summer

Psalm 90:9-17

Moses understands the urgency of using time wisely because there is something great at stake: finishing the mission God has given us.

1. Realization of the value of time. (Psalm 90:12)
2. Revelation of the mission (Psalm 90:16-17)

Being gospel-centered isn’t just getting the gospel RIGHT, it’s getting the gospel OUT. –  Gospel-Centered Teaching

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June 22, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Jun 22 at 10:04am

Traditional

I Love You Lord

Praise To The Lord

Praise Him Praise Him

No More Night

His Name Is Wonderful

Revive Us Again

I Surrender All


June 15, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 15 at 09:22am

Family Portrait | The Spirit of Fatherhood

1 Thessalonians 2:9-12

“If fatherlessness was classified as a disease, it would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency.” – Carey Casey

Impact of Fatherlessness in America

71% of high school dropouts

85% of kids diagnosed with behavioral problems

71% of teenage pregnancies

90% of homeless & runaway children

63% of youth suicides

85% of youth in prison

No man will ever even begin to try to save men unless he first loves them.  – William Barclay

1. Paul’s WORK (1 Thessalonians 2:8-9)

Application: BE PRESENT

2. Paul’s WALK (1 Thessalonians 2:10)

Application: BE A MAN OF INTEGRITY

3. Paul’s WORDS (1 Thessalonians 2:11)

Application: BE A TEACHER

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim to low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

4. Paul’s WITNESS

Application: LEAVE A GODLY LEGACY

The only worthwhile legacy of a dad is what he gives away of himself to the mind and heart of a child, which in turn, prepares that child for his or her own life…A good father mentors his children; he walks inside their heads and leaves his footprints on their hearts. Then, when he is gone, they will be just like him. – Howard Hendricks


June 15, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Jun 15 at 09:13am

Traditional

Worthy Of Worship

Blessed Assurance

Praise The Name Of Jesus

Higher Ground

Amazing Grace

Have Thine Own Way


June 8, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 08 at 10:39am

Family Portrait | Parenting & Distraction

What am I doing? How did I get myself into this mess? When will I ever get my life under control? How long can I keep this up? Why can’t I manage my time? Why did I say yes to this? How did I get so busy?” I’ve bemoaned my poor planning and poor decision making, I’ve complained about my schedule. I’ve put in slipshod work because there wasn’t time for any other kind. I’ve missed too many quiet times and been too impatient with my kids. I’ve taken my wife for granted and fed important relationships with leftovers. I’ve been too busy to pursue God with my whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. – Crazy Busy

Luke 10:38-42

1. Busyness squeezes out the opportunity to grow more and more like Jesus — the greatest investment of our time (Luke 10:39)

Purpose of families: know what God says, practice it in the home, and see it modeled for those outside the home.

2. Busyness expends energy in order to controlpeople and moves things to an outcome we desire (Luke 10:40)
3. Busyness produces stress (Luke 10:41)

It’s harder to ruin our kids than we think and harder to stamp them for success than we’d like… “Most moms and dads think they are either the best or the worst parents in the world, and both are wrong.” Could it be we’ve made parenting too complicated? Isn’t the most important thing not what we do but who we are as parents? They will remember our character before they remember our exact rules regarding television and Twinkies. – Crazy Busy

4. Choose the priority of discipleship with your time (Luke 10:42)

A. See time – every second – as not yours to spend but God’s to invest.

B. Take time to watch, listen and learn from Jesus.

C. Be content with where Jesus has placed you.

D. Transfer what you receive from Jesus to others through intentional, relational time with them. This is time well invested.


June 8, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Jun 08 at 10:00am

Traditional

Holy Holy Holy

Holy Ground

Blessed Be The Name

The Family Prayer Song

This Is My Father’s World

The Majesty And Glory Of Your Name

God Give Us Christian Homes


June 1, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 01 at 09:38am

Kevin Ezell | Mark 2:1-12

Kevin Ezell (black shirt) Lynette Ezell (blue & white shirts)

2-Mississippi

3-SouthCarolina

4-NewYork

5-NewJersey

6-Canada


June 1, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Jun 01 at 09:26am

Traditional

Jesus Saves

Oh How He Loves You And Me

Shine Jesus Shine

All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

In Christ Alone

Wherever He Leads I’ll Go