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.

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.

Reach Community Story | Priscilla Moore

Posted on Nov 01 at 09:49am

Priscilla Moore discusses his ministry with Just for Today.

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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.

Antioch | Week 2 | Power

Posted on Oct 25 at 09:08am

October 25, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Southern Baptists have never had more money, personnel, curriculum, training materials, colleges, seminaries, books, and conferences. Yet, our influence – both in evangelistic success and permeation of culture – is waning. Something seems wrong about us and we are desperate to fix it. Our solutions are usually to reform denominational organization and purify doctrinal positions – and those choices are helpful. But, my concern is we are putting far too much emphasis on our ingenuity and intelligence and not enough on God’s initiative and power. – Jeff Iorg

John 16:4-7

Two extremes when we think of the Holy Spirit: Superstitious or Doctrinally-Rigid.

Acts 11:19-24

1. Embrace God’s work in changing the culture around you.

Acts 11:25-26

2. Develop people who will deepen and expand the growth of other believers.

Acts 11:27-30

3. Listen and carry out action that serves others and glorifies the Father.

59 times the Spirit shows up in the book of Acts. 36 times He speaks.

God’s Word and God’s Spirit operate together in one powerful dynamic. Pursuing one without the other leads to spiritual ruin, but pursuing one in the other leads to power and life. – J.D. Greear

Reach Community Story | Ed Rambo

What hinders it? Francis Chan: our services are no longer super or natural just plain predictable.

Acts 13:1-3

4. Send people to unreached, dark places.

How do we experience the Spirit’s work?

1 John 1:9

Ephesians 5:18

1 John 5:14-15

Reach Community Story | Ed Rambo

Posted on Oct 25 at 08:57am

Ed Rambo discusses his ministry with Community Mission Baptist Church and their Christmas Store.

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Reach Community Story | Bryant and Kelley Phillips

Posted on Oct 18 at 09:23am

Bryant and Kelley Phillips discuss their ministry of feeding the homeless.

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Antioch | Week 1 | The Church

Posted on Oct 18 at 09:20am

October 18, 2015 | Sermon Notes

1. Contextual and Cultural Framework

2. Biblical Framework for Antioch | Acts 11:19-26, Acts 13:1-3

3. Biblical Framework for the Church | 1 Peter 2:4-10