The Miracle of Mercy – Introduction

“THE MIRACLE OF MERCY – Introduction” [God’s Mercy & My Failures – Matt. 26:31-35, 58, 69-75] INTRO: Let’s be a mercy-filled church! We will all stumble at one time or another (Matt. 26:31-32; James 3:2a)! I. WHY DO WE STUMBLE? [3 Reasons Peter Stumbled]: He overestimated his strength & underestimated his vulnerability (Matt. 26:31-35; 1Cor. […]

Discovering Your Place To Belong – Part 4

“DISCOVERING YOUR PLACE TO BELONG – Pt. 4” INTRO: We’re all called to be planted in a local community of believers, resulting in flourishing (Ps. 92:13-14). FOUR PARTS TO GETTING PLANTED: GO THERE (Deut. 12:5). GIVE THERE (Deut. 12:6; Mal. 3:10-12). EAT THERE (Deut. 12:7a). SERVE THERE (Deut. 12:7b; 1Pet. 4:10; Eph. 4:16; Heb. 10:24-25). In […]

Discovering Your Place To Belong – Part 3

“DISCOVERING YOUR PLACE TO BELONG – Pt. 3” INTRO: We’re all called to be planted in a local community of believers, resulting in flourishing (Ps. 92:13-14). THE CHALLENGES OF BEING PLANTED: Dying to a spirit of independence and self-will (Jn. 12:24). Dying to unrealistic expectations of a nearly flawless church. Dying to the barrier of […]

Discovering Your Place To Belong – Part 2

“DISCOVERING YOUR PLACE TO BELONG – Pt. 2” REVIEW: Last Sunday we looked at some of the challenges to getting connected to a local community of believers. We are all called to be planted in a local community of believers (Ps. 92:13-14). THE CHALLENGES OF BEING PLANTED: Dying to a spirit of independence and self-will […]

Discovering Your Place To Belong

“DISCOVERING YOUR PLACE TO BELONG” INTRO: This morning we’re going to dig a bit deeper into the subject of getting connected to a local community of believers. I. THE CALL TO BE PLANTED IN A LOCAL COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS (Ps. 92:13-14). The “house of the Lord” in the O.T. is the equivalent of a local […]

The New Administration – Part 5

“THE NEW ADMINISTRATION – Pt. 5” [“THE FIRST 100 DAYS – continued”] INTRO: Jesus came to inaugurate a new administration (the Kingdom Party) with a new platform – abundant life (Mk. 1:14-15; Jn. 10:10b). What should be the focus of the first 100 days under God’s governance? God allows life redo’s! KINGDOM PARTY PLATFORM DYNAMICS: […]

The New Administration – Part 4

“THE NEW ADMINISTRATION – Pt. 4” [THE FIRST 100 DAYS – continued] INTRO: Jesus came to inaugurate a new administration (the Kingdom Party) with a new platform – abundant life (Mk. 1:14-15; Jn. 10:10b). What should be the focus of the first 100 days under God’s governance? God allows redo’s! KINGDOM PARTY PLATFORM DYNAMICS: I. […]

The New Administration – Part 2

“THE NEW ADMINISTRATION – Pt. 2” INTRO: The U.S. is now under a new administration politically. Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus came to inaugurate a new administration with a new platform (or gospel). JESUS’ GOSPEL (Mark 1:14-15) – the gospel of the kingdom of God Jesus basically came to declare the good news that there […]

The New Administration

“THE NEW ADMINISTRATION” INTRO: With the new administration governmentally, change is expected. What remains to be seen is if that change will be good (subjective & a matter of perspective). 2,000 years ago, Jesus inaugurated a new administration. We’re called to defend our hope (1Pet. 3:15) and share the gospel with others (Mk. 16:15). Most […]