January 25, 2015 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jan 25 at 09:22am

Grace Greater | Week 3

Grace Greater Than Our Culture

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Conclusions

1. We have the same sins, but they’re veiled behind religion.

2. Our religion is too familiar but our grace often is not.

John 1:14

1. Grace-filled people reach beyond themselves to enter the stories of those near them and not like them. (John 4:1-9).
2. Grace-filled people offer Jesus who quenches the inner thirst that is buried behind the exterior of sin and its consequences. (John 4:10-15)
3. Jesus confronts sin head-on, but for the purpose of transformation, not condemnation. (John 4:16-26)
4. Grace grips the giver first before it’s given away. (John 4:27-42)
Applications

Third Emphasis for 2015: Proclaim

1) Attend March 18 event where we continue to see ourselves as a untapped mission force.

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2) Partner with the body of Christ – Example of Piedmont Women’s Center

3) Pray about the people you encounter daily.


January 25, 2015 Worship Sets

Posted on Jan 25 at 09:14am

Traditional

And Can It Be

My Savior’s Love

Oh How He Loves You And Me

He Touched Me, Majesty

God Will Take Care Of You

Trust And Obey

Contemporary

Hosanna

Cornerstone

I Surrender

I Surrender All

Give Us Clean Hands

Modern

Build Your Kingdom Here

Relentless

God Is Able

Cornerstone

Christ Be All Around Me


January 18, 2015 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jan 18 at 09:12am

Grace Greater | Week 2

Grace Greater Than Religion

Matthew 12:1-14

1. Religious people take what is right and distort it with a heap of moralism.

​​Grace-filled people seek to follow the heart and simple meaning of God’s Word.

2. Religious people look to “catch those in the act” of not conforming to their beliefs and practices.

Grace-filled people seek to build up and meet the needs of others.

3. ​Religious people look to control because they are morally superior.

Grace-filled people look to confess their need of Jesus because they are spiritually needy | Matthew 15:1-9

4. Religious people are concerned with rituals about Jesus.

Grace-filled people find a living relationship with Jesus.

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​5. Religion confines church to a place, traditions, and its practices.

Grace looks at the church as a collection of people who by the power of the Holy Spirit make, mature and multiply disciples.

POUR into others so that the grace of God given to us is given to others.


January 18, 2015 Worship Sets

Posted on Jan 18 at 09:03am

Traditional

I Love You Lord

Come Thou Almighty King

At The Name Of Jesus

Were It Not For Grace

Amazing Grace

Have Thine Own Way


January 11, 2015 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jan 11 at 09:47am

Grace Greater | Week 1

Grace Greater Than Our Past

Definition of grace: God’s powerful action in our lives based on His love and purpose, not our actions.

John Stott: Grace is God loving, God stooping, God coming to the rescue, God giving himself generously through Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:12-14

He forgets – or doesn’t care for, tend to, dwell in, remain stuck in – the things in the past.

What does grace do to our past?
1. Grace brings to light the worthless things we pursue and transforms them for His glory.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan

2. Grace offers forgiveness of sin and redemption from its consequences.
3. Grace sees Jesus as our identity when we identify ourselves with failure.

Galatians 2:20

4. Grace uses our weakness as an opportunity for God to demonstrate His great power.

2 Corinthians 12:9

5. Grace awakens us from our contentment in past growth toward a greater pursuit of Jesus.

Major Church Emphases #1: Prayer

Prayer opens the doors of our hearts and the doors of our church to God’s grace.

Invitation to the person of the Holy Spirit to work and move.

Confession clears sin.

Submission yields to God’s word and work above ours.

Dependency waits for God’s direction and power and timing.

Casting our burdens casts out fear.

Attachment to Jesus brings fruit.


January 11, 2015 Worship Sets

Posted on Jan 11 at 09:40am

Traditional

God of Grace and God of Glory

Glorify Thy Name

My Tribute

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Take The Name Of Jesus With You

Be Thou My Vision

Grace Greater Than Our Sin


January 4, 2015 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jan 04 at 09:52am

A New Year | A New Perspective for Anxiety

Matthew 6:25-34

1. An Eternal Perspective trusts God will take care of His own (Matthew 6:25-31)

The idea here is that we should not fret over temporary things, but focus on the everlasting things.

2. An Eternal Perspective guards us from the sin & stress of idol worship (Matthew 6:32)

Often our struggle with anxiety is due to striving so very hard for the earthly treasures we think will make us happy.

3. An Eternal Perspective pursues God, never wasting a day (Matthew 6:33-34)

Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither. – C. S. Lewis


January 4, 2015 Worship Sets

Posted on Jan 04 at 09:46am

Traditional

It Is Well With My Soul

Glorious Is Thy Name

No More Night

When We All Get To Heaven

I Surrender All