Jonah | Week 1 | Unlimited Grace

Posted on May 31 at 09:55am

May 31, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Jonah 1:1-3

1. God’s chooses us to reveal His heart in hard-to-reach places (Jonah 1:1-2)

2 Kings 14:23-27

2. We run when we cannot see the grace of God through the clouds of difficulty (Jonah 1:3).

God’s calling comes with God’s presence and ultimately His grace. So, if God calls you to do difficult things, He will give you the grace to accomplish it.

Tarshish isn’t a matter of a change of scenery. It’s a matter of the heart.

3. God’s grace must transform us before it reaches them.

Jonah 4:1-2

What primarily fuels Jonah’s desire to run? He was self-righteous.

We’re quick to criticize, not have compassion, which leads to us wanting to see people judged rather than forgiven – Paul Tripp

A. If you’re a husband or wife and your spouse has caused you years, even decades, of pain, is there part of your heart that wants to see them dealt with harshly, even after they have realized their error?

B. If you’re a parent and your rebellious child has produced nothing but hard work for your life, is there part of your heart that wants to see them punished appropriately, even after they have realized their error?

C. If you’re a sibling, a neighbor, a co-worker, a boss, or an employee – is there someone in your life that you would rather see judged and condemned rather than blessed and forgiven, even after they have realized their error?

The people who give grace best are the ones who know they need it most. – Paul Tripp


May 31, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on May 31 at 09:48am

Traditional

Jesus Paid It All

In Christ Alone

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

I Stand Amazed

Oh How He Loves You And Me

I Am Thine O Lord

Contemporary

Here For You

Mighty To Save

I Surrender

Great I Am

Jesus You Are

Modern

King Of Heaven

This Is Amazing Grace

Salvation Is Here

Heartbeats

Sinking Deep

My Reward


May 24, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on May 24 at 10:45am

Traditional

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

The Solid Rock

Cornerstone

Contemporary/Modern

Glory To God Forever

Cornerstone

Oh The Blood

Man Of Sorrows

Jesus Paid It All


Jesus is Cornerstone | Standalone

Posted on May 24 at 10:41am

May 24, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Matthew 21:33-44

1. God’s Cornerstone is a Rejected Stone. (Matthew 21:42)

This One-Sure Cornerstone is Living & Secure; but today, it can also be Rejected.

Many times Jesus is seen by us as the “Add-On,” instead of the “Cornerstone.”

Just like the DNA in every human cell, the common DNA of every church must be to Lift Up Jesus.

2. God’s Cornerstone is available now for Saving. (Matthew 21:43)

The Cross is the ultimate symbol of rejection but also the only hope for every person’s Soul.

3. God’s Cornerstone is Unavoidable & Weighty in its Ramifications. (Matthew 21:44)

The rejection of the Savior this wonderful in not only silly but has serious ramifications.

We need not wait until Jesus is all we have to realize that Jesus is all need.

 


May 17, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on May 17 at 11:07am

One Service

On The Banks Of The Promised Land

All Hail The Power

In Christ Alone

Victory In Jesus

I Love You Lord

I Need Thee Every Hour

You Alone

I Have Decided

Count Your Blessings


The Family Series | Week 6 | The Family and Our Mission

Posted on May 17 at 11:04am

May 17, 2015 | Sermon Notes

If your family disappeared from your neighborhood, would anybody notice or would it make a difference in their lives?

Genesis 12:1-9

1. Listen to God intently in order to move intentionally (Genesis 12:1).

The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. – Oswald Chambers

2. Abandon what is comfortable and familiar for faith in what you cannot see (Genesis 12:1).

Without Christ, not one step. With Him, anywhere. – David Livingstone

3. Aim for eternal impact (2-3).

4. Respond with immediate and complete obedience (Genesis 12:4-5).

Hebrews 11:8-10

5. Encounter God regularly in order to stay on course (Genesis 12:6-9).


The Family Series | Week 5 | The Family and Our Church

Posted on May 10 at 09:27am

May 10, 2015 | Sermon Notes

A New Perspective For Moms from Elevation Church on Vimeo.

The status of the partnership between church and families

a. The parents feel ill-equipped spiritually.

b. The parents misunderstand their role and the church’s role.

c. The church’s focus should be on equipping parents, investing in students and children, and modeling the culture of grace.

Ephesians 5:18-21

The church models grace for the family.

1. By the power of the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).

2. For the purpose of building up one another (Ephesians 5:19-20).

3. In the practice of submission (Ephesians 5:21).


May 10, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on May 10 at 09:24am

Traditional

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Give Me Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus

There’s Something About That Name

Take My Life And Let It Be

Contemporary

Open Up the Heavens

How Can I Keep From Singing

Through the Fire

Be The Centre

Modern

King Of Heaven

Our God

Touch The Sky

Great Are You Lord


May 2015 Parent-Child Dedication

Posted on May 10 at 09:21am


The Family Series | Week 4 | The Family and our Purpose, Part II

Posted on May 03 at 08:06am

May 3, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Somehow faith ends up feeling like a compartment we step into for a moment rather than a conversation that’s woven into the fabric of life. That’s the difference between a God who is at the center of the family and one who is put up on the shelf and only taken out for special occasions.” – Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

1. The plan is to transfer God’s story from our hearts to our homes and then throughout the culture.

A. The Scriptures contain God’s story: the character of God, what He’s done, and what He desires to do through His people in the world.
B. The Story of God must be alive and changing us if it is to be transferred in our homes.

“The role of the parent is to connect to the heart of his or her child in such a way he or she prepares that child to more easily connect to the heart of God.” – Connecting Church and Home

If you were giving your child a spiritual-heart transplant, what kind of heart spiritually would they be receiving?

2. The process calls for persistent training in God’s story.

A. We establish a pattern where God is at the center of everyday life in our homes.
B. The difference between teaching about something and training is transformation.

Religious disciplines can be transferred academically or by memory and without a heart connection to the child they will have little impact on the finished spiritual product. – Connecting Church and Home

C. The training process.

1) Reading the Scriptures.

2) Conversations around the Scriptures.

– Meal Time – Formal Discussion, Teacher, Establish Values.

– Drive Time – Informal Dialogue, Friend, Interpret Life.

– Bed Time – Intimate Conversation, Counselor, Build Intimacy.

– Morning Time – Encouraging Words, Coach, Instill Purpose.

 via Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Every moment is a teachable moment.

3) Interactions with the Scriptures.

Every situation you face is a chance for you to model out the living of the Word of God.

3. The product is a generation that knows how to train and transfer the story.

4. Next steps

Start somewhere. Take a step forward.


May 2, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on May 03 at 07:49am

Traditional

O For A Thousand Tongues

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Blessed Assurance

Praise The Name Of Jesus

I Surrender All

The Family Prayer Song

In Times Like These

Contemporary

Blessed Assurance

Glory To God Forever

Man Of Sorrows

I Give You My Heart

Modern

Like A Lion

Here Is Our King

Touch The Sky