December 21, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Dec 21 at 09:03am

Philippians | Week 11

Philippians 4:10-13

1. Contentment is learned in the classrooms of being full and empty (Philippians 4:11-12)
2. Christ’s strength produces contentment (Philippians 4:13)

I can rest content in whatever Christ brings because I know Christ will give me strength.

3. Contentment births generosity

Generosity moves in when nobody else will help (Philippians 4:15)

Generosity is faithful, consistent (Philippians 4:16)

Generosity bears fruit (Philippians 4:17-18)

Pleasing to God–worship.

Points others to God–mission.

4. God supplies everything in order to be content and generous (Philippians 4:19)

I can give whatever Christ asks because I know that Christ will provide.


December 21, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Dec 21 at 08:46am

Traditional

Gesu Bambino

O Come All Ye Faithful

Silent Night

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Angels We Have Heard On High

Contemporary

Hark the Herald

O Come All Ye Faithful

Silent Night

Modern

Song of Hope

O Come All Ye Faithful

Hark the Herald

Offering

How He Loves


December 14, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Dec 15 at 12:26pm

Philippians | Week 10

Philippians 4:4-9

1. Be rooted in Christ not swayed by your circumstances (Philippians 4:4)

Rejoice – a choice to trust Christ because he is in control.

Worry – a choice to distrust Christ when I have lost control.

Colossians 1:16-17

Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, condenses worry to these things: what I look like, what people think of me, will I have enough, and what will happen in the future.

2. Bring worry to God (Philippians 4:6-7)

The energy and time and thought spent in worrying should be invested in praying.

Prayer is measured by weight not by length – C.H. Spurgeon.

Thanksgiving moves us from prayers of faithless desperation to faith-filled dependency.

Worry looks at God through circumstances. Peace looks at circumstances through God – Adrian Rogers

The answer to prayer is often a changed perspective – heart and mind – not a changed circumstance.

3. Cultivate and imitate Christ-like thoughts and practices (Philippians 4:8-9)

Direct line between what we fill our minds with and what we choose to believe and practice.

Direct line between what we watch and what we do.


December 14, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Dec 15 at 12:14pm

Traditional

Fullness Of Grace

Emmanuel

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

We Three Kings

I Worship You Almighty God

Worthy You Are Worthy

Breathe On Me

Christ Is Here


December 7, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Dec 07 at 01:22pm

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O Come O Come Emmanuel

Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Joy to the World

Welcome To Our World

Let’s Worship And Adore Him

Let There Be Glory And Honor And Praises

Be Strong In The Lord


December 7, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Dec 07 at 01:12pm

Philippians | Week 9

Philippians 4:1-5

The cost of broken relationships: the attractiveness of Jesus in us.

The difficulty of reconciliation: we cover up broken relationships until they are buried deep over time.

1. Assume responsibility for yourself, not be judge and jury over the other.
2. Examine your own heart genuinely and biblically.

Questions for Assessing a Broken Relationship, from Bruce Goettsche

A. Have I fueled this conflict by my own pride, stubbornness or defensiveness? Have I contributed to it by hurtful words, aggressive tactics, or by twisting what really happened?

B. Have I refused to give someone the benefit of the doubt and instead concluded that I know what the motives of another really are?

C. Am I guilty of resisting God by refusing to extend forgiveness and seek reconciliation?

D. Am I waiting for the other person to make the first move and thus violating Paul’s command to do everything that we can do to be reconciled?

3. Admit blind spots and call on others to help.

My self-perception is as accurate as a carnival mirror. If I am going to see myself clearly, I need you to hold the mirror of God’s Word in front of me. – Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

Isolation is the enemy of healthy, intimate relationships.

4. Sacrifice your desires for the best of the relationship.

Philippians 2:2-4

This is not a sacrifice of the truth or transparency.

The common ground: what would demonstrate the grace of Christ toward the other person?

5. Surrender response to God for He is present and in control.

Philippians 4:5 | Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand.


November 30, 2014 Worship Sets

Posted on Dec 01 at 01:42pm

Traditional

Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart

Give Thanks, Majesty

Jesus Paid It All

There Is a Redeemer

I Will Sing Of My Redeemer

Take My Life Lead Me Lord