“The principle of the first”

“THE PRINCIPLE OF THE FIRST” INTRO: THE PRINCIPLE OF THE FIRST: “GIVE GOD THE FIRST AND THE REST WILL BE BLESSED!” The greatest commandment: love God first (Matt. 22:35-38). To love God first is to put God first in everything. Putting anything first instead of God is idolatry (Ex. 20:3). When we put God first, […]

“Serving Together”

“Serving Together” We were created to serve both God and others. Mark 10:45 Servant “to be an attendant, wait upon, to act as a Christian deacon, to minister” When you serve others, you are serving God. Every time you use your talents, your time, your energy or your resources to help someone else you are […]

“HOW WE HELP EACH OTHER GROW”

“HOW WE HELP EACH OTHER GROW” [40 Days of Community – Part 4] INTRO:God wants you to grow (Rom. 8:29)! You need others to grow (1Thess. 5:11)! Maturity isn’t primarily measured by what you know, but by what you do! 4 WAYS TO HELP EACH OTHER GROW: I. BY AFFIRMING EACH OTHER’S WORTH. By showing […]

WHAT DESTROYS & BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS?

WHAT DESTROYS & BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS? [40 Days of Community – Part 3] INTRO: We’re called to be connected to each other(Rom. 12:5). What causes disconnection? Relational problems boil down to one or more of four negative attitudes. SELFISHNESS. Selfishness – the #1 destroyer (2 Cor. 12:20). Selfishness is unwilling to serve or make commitments. You […]

“REACHING OUT TOGETHER” [40 DOC – Pt. 2]

“REACHING OUT TOGETHER” [40 DOC – Pt. 2] INTRO: Let’s look at seven ways we can PARTNER with other believers to reach our friends, family and associates. P – PRAY TOGETHER. Pray together for 1-3 of your lost friends (Matt. 18:29). Pray for blind eyes to open (2Cor. 4:4; Eph. 1:16-18). Pray for open doors […]

“Why we need each other”

“WHY WE NEED EACH OTHER” INTRO: Could today be the start of a revolution of love and community? Americans tend to idolize the opposite of community, which is independence. Being happier and healthier doesn’t come from independence but from Interdependence (Rom. 12:4-5)! FIVE REASONS WHY WE NEED EACH OTHER: I NEED OTHERS TO WALK WITH […]

“WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER”

“WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER” INTRO: Why don’t we see more miracles and healings? One of the most overlooked reasons is a lack of love – especially a lack of love expressed in true biblical community. Faith works by love (Gal. 5:6), and love is greater than faith (1 Cor. 13:13). Without love, faith and other spiritual […]

THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE (EZEK. 37:1-14)

“THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE (Ezek. 37:1-14)” INTRO: The church will be victorious (Matt. 16:18-19)! I. THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES – The present condition of much of the church (vv. 1-3, 11). A. The vision of a valley of dry bones (vv. 1-3) – death. B. The bones represent Israel (v. 11) and prophetically […]

WHAT OVERWHELMES YOU? PART 2

“WHAT OVERWHELMS YOU ?” PART 2 INTRO: Overwhelm – to overcome completely in mind or feeling. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? DAVID’S EXPERIENCE WITH FACING OVERWHELMING CIRCUMSTANCES. A. How did David face overwhelming circumstances without getting overwhelmed Ps. 57:4-5; 69:1-3, 16-17, 30, 32b, 34; 143:3-5)? 1. He recalibrated by looking up! 2. […]