Standalone | Paul Jimenez | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Dec 18 at 09:20am

December 18, 2016 | Sermon Notes

Luke 1:5-7

1. Faithful people have unfulfilled hopes and hurts.

Luke 1:8-10

2. A faithful and wise God sees and acts at just the right time.

Luke 1:11-16

3. Faithfulness doesn’t force the hand of God but puts us in a position to receive from the hand of God.

Luke 1:18-20

4. When God gives a heavenly answer don’t try to make it fit into your human mold.
5. God works in our waiting in order for the answer to be our greatest good and His greatest glory.

Standalone | David Cline | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Nov 30 at 02:41pm

November 27, 2016 | Sermon Notes

Luke 17:11-19

A Desperate Request (v.11-13)
A Divine Renewal (v.14)
A Different Reaction (v.15-16)
A Divine Reproof & Restoration (v.17-19)
Why Give Thanks?

God longs for our love and thanksgiving for who He is and all He has done for us.

Giving thanks acknowledges that all we are and have comes from God.

Giving thanks deepens our trust in God and Develops our ability to walk by faith. 

How to Cultivate a Heart of Gratitude? 

Give thanks for the small and the ordinary.

Focus on giving thanks for blessings received more than asking for more blessings.

Invest time to think in order to properly thank.  

Standalone Message | Taylors FBC Sermon

Posted on Mar 06 at 08:46am

March 6, 2016 | Sermon Notes

Matthew 28:16-20

Ephesians 4:11-16

Colossians 3:12-17

Standalone | Dustin Dozier

Posted on Jan 03 at 10:01am

January 3, 2016 | Sermon Notes

Mark 5:21-24

Mark 5:35-43

John 3:17

What Are We Remembering?

Posted on Dec 27 at 11:05am

1. We remember the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:24-27

2. We remember the work of Christ.

Isaiah 9:6

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.

Easter 2015 | Standalone

Posted on Apr 05 at 09:33am

April 5, 2015 – Sermon Notes

John 20:19-20

1. Paralyzing fear is transformed into courageous living.

a. Shows them that death has been changed forever.

1 Corinthians 15:19-21

i. Death does not have the final say for the believer. It’s simply a step into eternal life.

ii. Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?   (I Cor. 15:5-57)

John 20:21-23

b. Sends them into the world with a new sense of purpose.

God takes the disasters in your life and makes them tools of redemption. He takes your failures and employs it as a tool of grace. He uses the “death” of the fallen world to motivate you to reach out for life. The hardest things in your life become the sweetest tools of grace in his wise and loving hands. Be careful how you make sense of your life. What looks like a disaster may in fact be grace. What looks like the end may be the beginning. What looks hopeless may be God’s instrument to give you real and lasting hope. Your Father is committed to taking what seems so bad and turning it into something that is very, very good. – Paul Tripp

John 20:24-25

2.  Wavering belief is transformed into a personal faith.

a. What is the “unless” in your life that keeps you from considering the claims of Jesus?

b. Jesus’ invitation: personal and full of love.

c. Thomas’ confession: recognizes Jesus as His master and God.

John 20:26-29

Palm Sunday | Standalone

Posted on Mar 29 at 09:43am

 March 29, 2015 – Sermon Notes

1. Obedience by those who have been called (Luke 19:28-34).

A. Why this story?

i. Shows that Jesus is always aligned with the Father’s plan. He models obedience.

Zechariah 9:9

Symbol of humility not a show of power.

ii. Shows that we can trust him when he calls us to do something.

Life of the follower of Jesus is a string of opportunities to trust God by listening to the Holy Spirit for direction and drawing on God’s grace for strength.

B) What are Jesus’ commands like?

i. Command is specific.

Prayer Stories from 40 Days:

ii. Command has been prepared for in advance

iii. Command allows us to be used for the glory of Jesus to be seen by others.

2. Worship by those who have been humbled for a long time (Luke 19:35-38).
3. Attention by those who are short-sighted (Luke 19:35-38).

What are the expectations of this crowd. When we go to God we go to God because we need something. Virtually everyone heads out towards God because they need something. We go to God and say “you need to give me exactly what I need from you.” What did these people thing they needed from God? To bring judgment down on the people they thought were ruining the world (the Romans).  What they really needed was someone to come down to bear the judgment for them because they were ruining the world because everybody in the human race was part of that. What they really needed was pardon and reconciliation so that God can come back to earth to end evil without ending you and me. – Tim Keller

Sometimes we shape Jesus into what we want him to be not who he really is.

4. Rejection by those who feel they don’t need a Saviour.

January 4, 2015 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jan 04 at 09:52am

A New Year | A New Perspective for Anxiety

Matthew 6:25-34

1. An Eternal Perspective trusts God will take care of His own (Matthew 6:25-31)

The idea here is that we should not fret over temporary things, but focus on the everlasting things.

2. An Eternal Perspective guards us from the sin & stress of idol worship (Matthew 6:32)

Often our struggle with anxiety is due to striving so very hard for the earthly treasures we think will make us happy.

3. An Eternal Perspective pursues God, never wasting a day (Matthew 6:33-34)

Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither. – C. S. Lewis

June 22, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 22 at 10:34am

Don’t Waste Your Summer

Psalm 90:9-17

Moses understands the urgency of using time wisely because there is something great at stake: finishing the mission God has given us.

1. Realization of the value of time. (Psalm 90:12)
2. Revelation of the mission (Psalm 90:16-17)

Being gospel-centered isn’t just getting the gospel RIGHT, it’s getting the gospel OUT. –  Gospel-Centered Teaching

Get our Make The Most Of It guide here

June 1, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jun 01 at 09:38am

Kevin Ezell | Mark 2:1-12

Kevin Ezell (black shirt) Lynette Ezell (blue & white shirts) 2-Mississippi 3-SouthCarolina 4-NewYork 5-NewJersey 6-Canada

May 25, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on May 25 at 10:38am

Sacrificial Giving

2 Corinthians 9:6-10

1. Attitude toward sacrificial giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-10)

Ungodly attitude: look at it through the eyes of control

Godly attitude: look at through the eyes of contentment

2. Opportunity for sacrificial giving: 150th Anniversary Offering

Total Amount: $1.5 million

A. Renovations | 55%, $825,000 – an investment in people through the stewardship of our facilities

B. Debt | 30%, $450,000 – an investment in order to free up future ministry resources

C. Missions | 15%, $225,000 – an investment in getting the gospel to people beyond this campus

Timing – a several week period beginning in August leading to final pledge or giving day on October 5 / You can give through end of year

Step of Faith: meet budget and meeting offering goal.

3. Fruit of Sacrificial Giving (2 Corinthians 9:11-14)

A. Maturity as follower of Jesus.

B. Grace given to others.

4. Jesus is the model and source of sacrificial giving (2 Corinthians 9:15 and 2 Corinthians 8:9)