Parables | Week 3 | The Unjust Steward

Posted on Sep 27 at 08:49am

September 27, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Luke 16:1-13

Illustration on wasteful spending

More than a quarter of Jesus’ parables deal with finances and money directly.

Luke 16:1-2

1. God gives us great authority over His money and possessions – with this freedom comes great opportunity.
2. Our authority ends then meets accountability.

This principle is critical. In the day the steward stands before his Master and Maker, it will not matter how many people on earth knew his name, how many called him great, and how many considered him a fool. It will not matter whether schools and hospitals were named after him, whether his estate was large or small, whether his funeral drew ten thousand or not a one. It will not matter what the newspapers or history books said or didn’t say. What will matter is one thing and one thing only—what his Master thinks of him. – Randy Alcorn

Luke 16:3-8.

The master commends him for his responsibility in business and his preparation for the future.

Luke 16:9

3. Jesus calls on followers to use money wisely with eternity in mind.

Luke 16:10-11

4. How does Jesus determine if we’re wasteful or wise?

a. It’s not a matter of how much we have, but what we do with what we have.

Taylors Giving, 2 years ago | 1/1/2013 – 9/30/2013

57% of giving units contributed.

43% gave nothing

Taylors Giving, today | 1/1/2015 – 9/20/2015

62% of giving units contributed.

37% gave nothing

Through last Sunday (Sept. 20) our undesignated giving was $225,677 or 5.4% under the same 38 week period of 2014.

Through August, we have a deficit of $107,195 in meaning our receipts are short of expenses by this amount.

b. Jesus sees money as a tool for people and eternal impact.

1) Provide for family.

2) Provide for your spiritual community.

3) Provide for those in need.

4) Provide for kingdom expansion.

c. There is no fence-sitting: you cannot serve God and yourself.


September 27, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Sep 27 at 08:39am

Traditional

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Holy Ground

Worthy You Are Worthy

Midnight Cry

Blessed Assurance

Take My Life And Let It Be

Contemporary

Your Grace Is Enough

Our God

Days Of Elijah

A Mighty Fortress

Take My Life And Let It Be

Modern

Shout Hosanna

Unstoppable God

Our God

Holy Spirit

Oceans


Parables | Week 2 | The Persistent Widow

Posted on Sep 20 at 10:36am

September 20, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Luke 18:1-8

Jesus speaks to his followers about the desperation we often face when waiting for God to move.  

1. Persistent prayers express a desperate need.
2. Persistent prayers declare our utter dependency on God.
3. Persistent prayers position us to be heard and to grow in faith.

September 20, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Sep 20 at 10:33am

Traditional

Holy Holy Holy

Blessed Be The Name

Sweet Hour Of Prayer

Trusting Jesus, Bow The Knee

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Contemporary

Here For You

How Great Is Our God

10,000 Reasons

Take Me To The King

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Modern

Unstoppable God

Here Is Our King

Touch The Sky

Cast My Cares

Whom Shall I Fear


What Is The Gospel? | Week 4 | The Gospel Sent

Posted on Sep 06 at 11:17am

September 6, 2015 | Sermon Notes

1. Introduction

 

2. 2 Kings 5:1-15

 

3. His God

 


September 6, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Sep 06 at 09:22am

Traditional

The Solid Rock

A Child Of The King

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

I Love To Tell The Story

Wherever He Leads I’ll Go

Contemporary

Show the World

Mighty To Save

Cornerstone

Center

Take My Life And Let It Be

Modern

Salvation Is Here

God Is Able

Lead Me To The Cross

Mighty To Save