August 31, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Aug 31 at 09:47am

Leading Up to the 150th Anniversary | Unity

Philippians 1:27 and Philippians 2:1-5

1. Purpose of Unity (Philippians 1:27)

Together, to see the gospel sent out to the world while the gospel is worked out in us.

2. Practice of Unity (Philippians 2:1-4)

Why did Paul focus on the mind (“like-minded”) during times of conflict and trouble? Because the mind has analytic abilities. It creates reasons and justifies actions. It harbors suspicions and catalogs offenses against us. It advocates fighting for our rights. A bad attitude fosters resentment. – Life Application Bible Commentary

If selfish thinking is not checked, it leads to pursuing personal agendas and attention at the expense of the body.

Let grace bring about a humility that is others-focused.

3. Personification or the Model of Unity (Philippians 2:5-11)

The present position of Christ in the gospel churches may be likened to that of a king in a limited constitutional monarchy. The king is in such a country no more than a traditional rallying point, a pleasant symbol of unity and loyalty much like a flag or a national anthem. He is lauded, feted, and supported, but his real authority is small. Nominally he is head over all, but in every crisis someone else makes the decisions. On formal occasions he appears in his royal attire to deliver the tame, colorless speech put into his mouth by the real rulers of the country. The whole thing may be no more than good-natured make-believe, but it is rooted in antiquity, it is a lot of fun, and no one wants to give it up. – A.W. Tozer


August 31, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Aug 31 at 09:31am

Traditional

Come Thou Fount

We Are Called To Be God’s People

Sweet Sweet Spirit

By Our Love

The Bond Of Love

I Love You With The Love Of The Lord

Bind Us Together

Living For Jesus


August 24, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Aug 24 at 09:49am

Leading Up to the 150th Anniversary | Grace

Luke 4:16-22

1. The Announcement of Grace (Luke 4:16-21).

What does it mean to be in need of grace?

A. Poor

B. Captive

C. Blind

D. Oppressed

E. Indebted and Displaced

Grace: God’s overwhelming goodness to those who desperately need it but don’t deserve it.

Jesus’ proclamation becomes the church’s mission.

2. The Rejection of Grace (Luke 4:22-30).

Men and women reject grace because of unbelief (Luke 4:22-24).

Men and women disregard grace because we don’t see ourselves as we really are – still sinful, still helpless, still needy (Luke 4:25-30).

Blindspots:

A. What we do and who we are.

B. What we hide.

The mark of a mature life is not sinlessness, which is reserved for heaven, but a growing awareness of sinfulness. –  John MacArthur

C. What we pursue.


August 24, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Aug 24 at 09:44am

Traditional

And Can It Be

My Savior’s Love

Oh How He Loves You And Me

Amazing Grace

Grace

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Contemporary

Wonderful Savior

Love The Lord

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Your Grace Is Enough

Amazing Grace


August 10, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Aug 10 at 09:43am

Life Guards | Resist Temptation & Stay Satisfied

Exodus 20:15 and Exodus 20:17

You Shall Not Steal

We must consider that what every man possesses has not come to him by mere chance but by the distribution of the supreme Lord of all. And for this reason, we cannot by evil devices deprive anyone of his possessions without fraudulently setting aside God’s dispensation. – John Calvin

You Shall Not Covet

…to desire the wrong thing, in the wrong way, at the wrong time, for the wrong reason. – Philip Ryken

Jeremiah 17:9

Role of The Word of God

Matthew 4, “It is Written…”

Romans 8:6; Romans 12:2

Role of Prayer

The mainspring of Jesus’ life was His communion with God, and in such communion He found strength and guidance to avoid submitting to temptation. – I. Howard Marshall

Role of Community

Character is shaped in the context of community. –Bill Hull

Role of The Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:16

Lordship of Christ

Romans 12:1

It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us. -Isaac D’Israeli (1834)


August 10, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Aug 10 at 09:31am

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It Is Well With My Soul

All Hail The Power

He is Lord

Softly And Tenderly

My Jesus I Love Thee

Amazing Grace

I Need Thee Every Hour


August 3, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Aug 03 at 09:55am

Life Guards | Avert Your Eyes

Exodus 20:14

Sexual sin is any sex other than between a man & woman who are married.

Sexual sin is the lust for satisfying myself at others expense.

The remedy is Jesus who satisfied my sin at His Own Expense.

The Weight of Adultery

Matthew 5:27-30

The Physical Act of Adultery is costly. Scripture is FULL of warnings

Proverbs 5:3-5

All sin is sin, not graded on a curve. It’s all Rebellion against God. However the ramifications of our sin are different. The pain to ourselves & others is not all equal.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

The Heart must be addressed

The issue with lust is not primarily a sexual problem but a failure to find our greatest joy in the God who Wonderfully created us.

It is not enough to say Jesus forgave adulterers, prostitutes & other sinners… But that He seemed often to prefer their company, showing them true JOY they had never seen when they repented.

Resources

Online Services

Internet Filtering Service: covenanteyes.com

Resources for Sexual Sin: purelifeministries.org

Books

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker

Every Woman’s Battle by Shannon Ethridge

Other Family Resource Articles

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/family-talk/listen/the-seductive-lure-of-internet-porn-327835.html

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/divorce_and_infidelity/pornography_and_virtual_infidelity.aspx

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/sexuality/when_children_use_pornography/advice_for_parents_of_teenage_porn_addicts.aspx


August 3, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Aug 03 at 09:34am

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Holy Holy Holy

Holy Ground

Fairest Lord Jesus

I Stand Amazed

I’d Rather Have Jesus

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

All To Bring You Glory

Change My Heart O God