November 24, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Nov 24 at 06:48am

Marks of a Disciple // Marked by Renewal

John 21:1-8

Set scene – from Jerusalem to Galilee.

Seasons of a disciple when it comes to the call of Jesus: Abandoned, Uncertain, Necessities of life, Helpless on your own.

The story of the disciples does not “read like the lives of men on a Spirit-empowered mission. . . . There is neither the joy nor the assurance, not to mention the sense of mission and the spirit of unity, that characterize the church when freshly endowed with the promised Spirit.”

D.A. Carson, The Gospel According to John

1. By His power in our helplessness (John 21:1-14)

Original Call of the Disciples and the Miracle of catching fish: Luke 5:1-11

Luke 5:5: And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.”

Marks of a Disciple Series

Called – “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”

Connected to Christ

Connected to the Holy Spirit

Connected in Community

Marked by Love

Marked by the Word

Marked by Obedience

Marked by Trust

Marked by Generosity

Marked by Rest

Marked by Faith

Marked by Forgiveness

Marked by Reaching Neighbors

Marked by Reaching Nations

Marked by Renewal

2. By His pursuit of our hearts (John 21:15-19)

November 24, 2013 Worship Sets

Posted on Nov 24 at 06:24am


To God Be The Glory

O Worship The King

I Stand Amazed

Jesus Paid It All

It Is Well With My Soul

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

November 17, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Nov 18 at 05:49am


Revelation 7:9-12

Revelation 5:9

Romans 10: 14-15

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November 17, 2013 Worship Set

Posted on Nov 14 at 01:21pm


Say It Loud

How Great Is Our God (World Edition)

Glory To God Forever

Mighty To Save

Luke 4:18

How Great Is Our God

November 10, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Nov 10 at 06:44am

Marks of a Disciple // Marked By Reaching Neighbors

Jesus’ Post-Resurrection Words on Reaching Others

1. Matthew 28:18-20

2. Mark 16:15-16

3. Luke 24:46-49

4. John 20:21-22

5. Acts 1:8

Main Text for Today: 2 Corinthians 4:3-7

1. Aware of the Reality (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

A. Blinded to the Gospel

1) Hardness of their own hearts and minds

John 3:19-20 – love the darkness, run from the light

2) Blinded by the god of this world, Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4)

B. Perishing

Original thought: “to be ruined and you can no longer serve the use for which you were designed.”

Jesus expands on this: eternal ruin, separation from God, and punishment because of your rebellion

2. Awakened to the Solution (2 Corinthians 4:5-6)

A. Our motivation: the gospel has broken through in us and we desire for it to break through in others

B. Our message: the “good news” of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and reign

Definition: What is the gospel? Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the grave in order to rescue sinners from eternal judgment and to reconcile them to God. (I Corinthians 15:1-3)

Term gospel in Greco-Roman culture was a technical term for “news of victory.” Messenger raises his right hand and says, “rejoice, we are victorious.”

We’ve made the gospel something it’s not; therefore, we’ve presented it in terms that don’t accurately reflect the truth

1. The gospel is not attending church

2. The gospel is not cleaning up your life. It’s not about growing up, or being more responsible, or “acting right.”

3. The gospel is not choosing the right cultural worldview or political party

4. The gospel is not getting baptized

5. The gospel is not becoming a member of a church or a Baptist church

6. The gospel is not religious bloodlines

7. The gospel is not making a spiritual decision or having an emotional religious experience

8. The gospel is not helping the poor or fighting injustice

C. Our method: servanthood, like Jesus (4:5).

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3. Abandoned to God’s Use (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Unashamed, unafraid, wholly consumed by what you have inside, not what it looks like on the outside

Jars of Clay: common metaphor for human weakness (ESV Study Bible, 2228)

Common, fragile, broken, dirty, little value. Yet, we hold the greatest treasure imaginable – the Gospel

Video: Reach Your Neighbors

What do I do?

1. Pray

2. Be Intentional

3. Be Sensitive

4. Build relationships

5. Share how God is working in you

6. Share the gospel that changed you

November 10, 2013 Worship Sets

Posted on Nov 10 at 06:23am


In Christ Alone

The Solid Rock

By Our Love

Rescue The Perishing

People Need The Lord

I Love To Tell The Story

November 3, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Nov 03 at 08:22am

Marks of a Disciple // Marked by Forgiveness

Ephesians 4:30-32 and Matthew 18:21-22

1. Forgiveness doesn’t keep score (Matthew 18:21-22)

What keeps us from forgiving others?

A. Hurt – wound that never heals

1. Afraid to address it because its messy.

2. Anger.

3. Relive offense over and over.

4. No remorse or even sense of wrongdoing.

5. Time and distance.

B. Bitter – the hurt now becomes a change agent in our lives.

1.Outside: Our words and the tone of our words become hurtful. Our time is wasted. Our relationships start to drift as we isolate ourselves.

2. Inside: We become lethargic, discontent, disconnected from spiritual things, can fall into depression. We become self-absorbed.

2. Forgiveness releases a debt that cannot be paid (Matthew 18:24)

3. Forgiveness looks past what someone deserves (Matthew 18:25)
4. Forgiveness finds its power in the cross

Luke 23:34 – Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

5. Un-forgiveness puts ourselves in the Judge’s Seat (Matthew 18:28-34)

Romans 12:19 – Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God. Vengeance is mine I will repay, says the Lord.

6. Un-forgiveness displays a heart that has not been changed (Matthew 18:35)