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. […]

WHAT OVERWHELMS YOU?

“WHAT OVERWHELMS YOU?” INTRO: What overwhelms you? Overwhelm – to overcome completely in mind or feeling. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? PAUL’S EXPERIENCE WITH BEING OVERWHELMED 2Cor. 4:8-10 1. Paul’s persecution (see also 2Cor. 11:24-28). 2. Do you ever feel like this? Do you feel like this now? 3. Paul put things […]

BREAKING THROUGH THRESHOLDS

“BREAKING THROUGH THRESHOLDS” INTRO: Threshold – “the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.” I. THE THRESHOLD PRINCIPLE. A. Often what happens in various areas of our life is that we come up against an invisible level of resistance. B. Typically we […]

ENDURING TO THE END

ENDURING TO THE END” INTRO: Only those who endure to the end will be saved (Matt. 10:22b; 24:13; Mk. 13:13b)! The Christian life is more like a marathon than a sprint (1Cor. 9:24-27; Heb. 12:1). Starting isn’t as significant as finishing! In the Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:3-11, 18-23), only one who started the […]