Teach Us To Pray | Week 2 | The Kingdom

Posted on Feb 22 at 09:06am

February 22, 2015 – Sermon Notes

Prayer is something that we consistently see in the life of Christ.  Throughout the gospels, Jesus often retreats to pray.  We see Jesus praying for others, thanking God, and even praying for himself.

So, if prayer is an important aspect of Christ’s life, it should be an important part of our lives. The disciples had seen Jesus pray many times and wanted it to be a priority of their lives.

Matthew 6:5-10

Luke 17:20-21

Jesus was saying to the Pharisees, I am the kingdom of God. I am here. It Is Me.

When Jesus teaches the disciples to pray “your kingdom come”, He is saying allow the Holy Spirit to work in you and through you. I will not be here physically on earth after my resurrection, but the kingdom of God is here, living in you, the church.

Too often, it’s our kingdom that reigns in our lives, not God’s.
God’s Kingdom isn’t about our preferences, it’s about His Purposes.
We must live for His Kingdom, not our comfort.

Matthew 6:33


February 22, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Feb 22 at 08:31am

Traditional

Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty

All Creatures Of Our God And King

My Great God Cares For Me

His Name Is Wonderful

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

I Worship You Almighty God

Have Faith In God

Contemporary

O Worship The King

Glory To God Forever

Days Of Elijah

We Fall Down

The Stand

Modern

Build Your Kingdom Here

Closer

Heartbeats

Sinking Deep


Teach Us To Pray | Week 1

Posted on Feb 15 at 09:17am

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February 15, 2015 – Sermon Notes

Introduction | Purpose of 40 Days of Prayer

1) To be discipled by Jesus.

2) To be dependent upon the Father.

3) To declare the gospel to others.

Luke 11:1-2

 1. Prayer begins with an honest and humble heart (Luke 11:1)

In Luke, Jesus is often shown either physically praying – major events, crisis, transition, decision-making – or teaching on prayer.

 2. Prayer is designed to deepen our relationship with our caring Father and sovereign God. (Luke 11:2)

Jesus signals in the opening address that prayer is a relationship not a religious duty.

As a title for God, “Father” is found only 15 times in the entire Old Testament. In the four gospels of the New Testament, it’s found 165 times.

Prayer is not a tool to use God, it’s to know Him. Religious prayers are a means of coercing God to pay attention to you. Gospel prayers recognize that we have already been accepted by the Father. – JD Greear, The Summit Church

3. Prayer’s aim is for all people to see God fully and clearly.

Jesus teaches in the first request (Make your name holy) that the worship of God aligns our hearts to pray properly. Once we’re aimed properly, we’ll pray properly.

a) Set apart – this is what it means to hallow, or revere, or worship the Father’s name.

b) Sovereign – Psalm 24:1, Psalm 24:7-10

Luke 5:1-11 – Simon Peter recognizes power and person of Jesus and confesses that he is unclean. It’s just not that he catches fish and his business spiked for the day, it’s he encountered Jesus fully and clearly.

c) Saving – He desires to see His name spread so that all people may worship Him, know Him, love Him and give glory to Him

 

Application: One. One. One.


February 15, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Feb 15 at 09:04am

Traditional

Worthy Of Worship

With All My Heart

The Lord’s Prayer

I Need Thee Every Hour

God Will Make A Way

The Haven Of Rest

Have Thine Own Way

Contemporary

Open Up the Heavens

Great I Am, Say Amen

How Can I Keep From Singing

I Need Thee Every Hour

Center

Modern

Oh How I Need You

My Lighthouse

Endless Light

Sinking Deep


February 8, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Posted on Feb 08 at 09:18am

Grace Greater | Week 5

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Luke 7:36-50

1. When grace meets sin (Luke 7:36-38).

A. It leads to brokenness.

B. It leads to openness.

Galatians 6:1-3

2. When sin is hidden (Luke 7:39-40).

A. It remains undetected by most.

B. It manufactures private condemnation not public confession.

3. Responses to Jesus’ grace (Luke 7:41-50).

A. We express faith in Jesus’ power when we are helpless.

B.  We worship Jesus because of what he’s done.

C. We remain stuck and dependent upon our religion.


February 8, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Feb 08 at 09:11am

Traditional

It Is Well With My Soul

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

Amazing Grace

My Jesus I Love Thee

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Contemporary

It Is Well With My Soul

Your Grace Is Enough

Oh The Blood

I Stand Amazed

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Modern

Your Grace Is Enough

Marvelous Light

Jesus Paid It All

Broken Vessels


February 1, 2015 Sermon Notes

Posted on Feb 01 at 09:34am

Grace Greater | Week 4

Grace Greater Than Performance

Matthew 11:25-30

 1. Jesus reveals that his authority and our humility pave the way for a new identity (Matthew 11:25-27)
2. Jesus invites those who carry the heavy weight of performance to come to him (Matthew 11:28)

Characteristics of those Weighed Down

A. Pressure to perform shapes us into a image of an idol not Jesus.

It is possible [for the Christian] to avoid the pain and humiliation of repentance and renewal by maintaining an outward facade of spiritual commitment, moral impeccability, and orthodox behavior. In doing so, he can preserve a reputation for spiritual growth and maturity that is satisfying to the ego and seems to gain much in the way of opportunity for service and the commendation of the Christian community. – Ray Stedman

We live photo-shopped existences in order to maintain our image when our performance lets us down.

B. Pressure to perform enslaves us to the image and its demands.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ announces that because Jesus was strong for you, you’re free to be weak. Because Jesus won for you, you’re free to lose. Because Jesus was Someone, you’re free to be no one. Because Jesus was extraordinary, you’re free to be ordinary. Because Jesus succeeded for you, you’re free to fail…The gospel doesn’t just free you from what other people think about you, it frees you from what you think about yourself. – Tullian Tchividjian

C. Jesus performed the work of the cross that we could experience grace.

3. Jesus invites us to take on a new identity with him (Matthew 11:29-30)

Discipleship remains the only alternative that satisfies our deepest longings” because Jesus calls people not to the law but to himself. – Craig Blomberg

As complicated as life may become, discipleship is at heart simply walking with Jesus in the real world and having him teach us moment by moment how live life his way. – Michael Wilkins


February 1, 2015 Worship Sets

Posted on Feb 01 at 09:23am

Traditional

Victory In Jesus

Sweet Sweet Spirit

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Grace

Trusting Jesus

Contemporary

10,000 Reasons

Free To Worship

Great Are You Lord

Jesus At The Center

Modern

King Of Heaven

Open Up Our Eyes

Where The Spirit of The Lord Is

Great Are You Lord

Forever Reign