God is Here | Week 1 | Promise

Posted on Nov 29 at 09:14am

November 29, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Acts 13:1-3

Series Text: Matthew 1:22-23

Sermon Text: Isaiah 7:1-2

1. God is here because of His mercy despite our sinfulness.

Ahaz was a wicked king but God desires to show mercy and faithfulness.

2 Kings 16: 1-4

2. God is here through His revelation that is much wiser than our rationalization.

We often search for answers horizontally, not vertically. Yet, we find God when we seek Him – call upon Him while He may be found. The threat is real, not just realized.

Isaiah 7:3-9

3. God is here based on His perfect timing not on our personal sense of urgency.
4. God is here means that His overwhelming power can meet any difficult circumstance we face.
5. God is here because He desires to strengthen our weak faith.

November 29, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Nov 29 at 08:53am


We Gather Together

Give Thanks

Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

His Name Is Wonderful

There’s Something About That Name

Jesus Never Fails

Because He Lives


Jesus Never Fails

Holy Is The Lord

I Have A Hope


Give Us Clean Hands


My Lighthouse

Your Grace Is Enough

Shout Hosanna

Good Good Father

Great Are You Lord

November 22, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Nov 22 at 08:36am


I Sing Praises

All Hail The Power

Share His Love

I Love To Tell The Story

People Need The Lord

All Rise

Wherever He Leads I’ll Go

His Name Is Wonderful


Open Up the Heavens

King Of Heaven

Glory To God Forever

I Surrender

Antioch | Week 6 | Legacy

Posted on Nov 22 at 08:33am

November 22, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Acts 13:1-3

1. Shaped by the gospel.
2. Spent for the gospel.

November 15, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Nov 15 at 09:15am


Amazing Grace

I Stand Amazed

Jesus Name Above All Names

Fairest Lord Jesus

More Precious Than Silver

How Beautiful

Jesus Paid It All


Holy Spirit

We Will Remember

Jesus At The Center


Man Of Sorrows

Amazing Grace


This Is Amazing Grace

Christ Is Enough

God Is Able

We Will Not Be Shaken

Man Of Sorrows

Antioch | Week 5 | Generosity

Posted on Nov 15 at 09:11am

November 15, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Acts 11:27-30

1. Generosity is unleashed when we release control
2. Generosity focuses on meeting human needs that results in glory to the heavenly Father | 2 Corinthians 9:11-13

Reach Story | Jason and Kristin Evans

Last year, Taylors sent 237 individuals on mission. Next year, we pray to send 263.

REACH Offering | Goal $135,000 to cut individual costs in half.

3. Generosity is multiplied when everyone gives

January through September 2013: 57% contributed something, 43% gave nothing
January through September 2015: 62% contributed something, 38% gave nothing

Where we are now: through last Sunday, we are $227,510, or 4.6%, behind last year’s giving.

4. Generosity reflects God’s grace to us in the gospel: sacrificial and faithful | 2 Corinthians 9:13-15

Reach Story | Jason and Kristin Evans

Posted on Nov 15 at 07:48am

Jason and Kristin Evans discuss their Reach Trip to Prague

Antioch | Week 4 | Production

Posted on Nov 08 at 01:36pm

November 8, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Matthew 28:16-20

I. Jesus and the Great Commission.

Great Commission – two-sided coin:

1. Reaching – invitation to follow Jesus and enter into a relationship with Him.

2. Teaching — investment in the growth of followers of Jesus that results in obedience and reproduction.

Chuck Lawless, Mentor

1. He left the task to everyone of us.

2. He modeled how we were to make disciples and what the product looked like.

Disciple: not just a student but an apprentice who would do what the master did.

3. His aim was world conquest – followers and worshippers from everywhere to the end of the age.

II. The Ingredients of a discipleship culture.

Acts 11:25-26 and Acts 13:1-3

1. Awareness.

2. Relationships | “We equate discipleship with religious knowledge.” – Ed Stetzer

3. Intentionality | Colossians 1:28-29

4. Word and the Spirit

5. Time | “We try to program discipleship.” – Ed Stetzer

Focus: Adoption/Foster Care

Is God leading you to adopt or foster a child?
Is God leading you to wrap around a family?

Informational meeting: this Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Room B131

Other Questions:

Is God leading you to join a more intentional group or relationship?
Is God leading you to lead a more intentional group or relationship?

Reach Community Story | Ryan and Savannah Tonnsen

Posted on Nov 08 at 12:01pm

Ryan and Savannah Tonnsen discuss their involvement with Foster Care.

November 8, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Nov 08 at 08:00am


O For A Thousand Tongues

Praise The Name Of Jesus

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Take Time To Be Holy

Rise Up O Church Of God

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus



O Worship The King

Lord I Need You

One Thing Remains

I Give You My Heart


Our God Saves



I Surrender

Reach Community Story | Priscilla Moore

Posted on Nov 01 at 09:49am

Priscilla Moore discusses his ministry with Just for Today.

View the sermon notes this story was used in here.

Antioch | Week 3 | Innovation

Posted on Nov 01 at 09:44am

November 1, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Warning: instead of conduits for a movement of the Spirit and the gospel, the church can become simply a gatekeeper of religious practices.

The Western church, particularly mainline and evangelical churches in North America, has become more of an institution than a movement. The early church, including Antioch, was more a movement than an institution. What’s the difference? … In a movement, the focus is on accomplishing some greater good outside the needs of the members. Institutions, on the other hand, often claim an external purpose but create systems and processes mostly designed to sustain themselves. – Jeff Iorg, The Case for Antioch

Principle of innovation: never changing message, ever-changing methodologies.

I. What does innovation in a church look like?

Acts 11:19-21

1. Innovation is fueled by Spirit-filled courage to reach the lost.

Acts 13:1-3

Acts 11:22-26

2. Innovation sees the potential in people to build the body and grow the kingdom.

3. Innovation produces ripple effects in the community around the church.

4. Innovation requires flexibility in receiving and practicing new applications of the gospel (Acts 15).

II. How do we innovate to become conduits of the gospel?

Mark 9:18-22

1. Place Jesus and the new life of the gospel at the center of our church life.

2. Think of people: how the gospel reaches and renews them.

3. Prepare and ask God to transform us with courage and compassion to allow the gospel to move through us.