Sermons by Pastor Mark Johnson

Missional Realignment – Part 3 [Ezra 3:8 – 5:2]

“MISSIONAL REALIGNMENT – Pt. 3” [Ezra 3:8 – 5:2] INTRO: Do you need a life reset to clear some of life’s clutter and realign your life around God’s purposes? The Coronavirus has cleared some clutter! Will we realign? I. RESTORATION OF THE TEMPLE BEGINS (Ezra 3:8-13). They lay the temple’s foundation (Ezra 3:8-10a). A diverse…

Missional Realignment – Part 2 [Ezra 2-3]

“MISSIONAL REALIGNMENT – Pt. 2” (Ezra 2-3) REVIEW/INTRO: Do you need a life reset to clear the clutter and realign your life around your God-given mission? This is what God’s people needed and experienced in Ezra. I. A LIST OF THE RETURNING CAPTIVES (2:1-70). Listed by community (v. 3-35) or family identity (vv. 36-58). 6…

Missional Realignment – Part 1 [Ezra Chapters 1-2]

MISSIONAL REALIGNMENT – Pt. 1 [Ezra chapters 1-2] INTRO: Sometimes we need a life reset to realign our life around our personal God-given mission. Technology resets are occasionally needed to clear some of the clutter that hinders performance. Do you need some clutter cleared? BACKGROUND TO THE BOOK OF EZRA Author – Ezra a priest…

Free Indeed – Part 6 (Conclusion)

“FREE INDEED” [Part 6 – Closing Message] INTRO: The last area of freedom we’re going to cover is from generational curses. I. WHAT ARE GENERATIONAL CURSES? Sinful behaviors that have been passed down to us directly from a previous generation/s. Not every sin we struggle with is a generational curse. It’s a sin, consequence or…

Free Indeed – Part 5 (Forgiveness)

“FREE INDEED” [ Part 5 – Forgiveness] INTRO: God wants us all to be truly free (John 8:32), and only Jesus offers us true freedom (John 8:36)! To be free indeed requires that we forgive those who hurt us. I. FORGIVENESS ILLUSTRATED. The Oyster & Forgiveness. We can’t choose what happens to us, but we…

Free Indeed – Part 4 (Healing Life’s Hurts)

“FREE INDEED” [Part 4 – Healing Life’s Hurts] INTRO: God wants us all to be truly free (John 8:32), and only Jesus offers us true freedom (John 8:36)! A part of that process is dealing with our beliefs which feed our behaviors by renewing our mind (Rom. 12:2). We can effectively deal with our roots…

Free Indeed – Part 3

“FREE INDEED – Part 3” INTRO: God wants you to be truly free – not controlled by anything that brings negative results (Jn. 8:32, 36)! I. TO CHANGE THE FRUIT (behavior), RENEW YOUR MIND. Renewing the mind, which is an ongoing process, leads to a transformed life (Rom. 12:1-2). II. RENEWING YOUR MIND INVOLVES REPLACING…

Free Indeed – Part 2

“FREE INDEED – Part 2” INTRO: God wants us all to be truly free (John 8:32, 36)! Free – not being controlled by something or someone in a way that brings negative results (1Cor. 6:12; 1Thess. 4:4). The world doesn’t offer us true freedom, but rather behavior modification. The foundation for true freedom is fully…

Free Indeed – Part 1

“FREE INDEED – Part 1” INTRO: This morning I’m going to begin a series of messages on the theme, “Free Indeed.” I. THE CALL TO FREEDOM (John 8:32, 36). God wants you to be free (John 8:32). God wants you to be free indeed, not just sort of free or partially free (John 8:36). Christ…

After Advent? – Conclusion

“AFTER ADVENT? – Conclusion” INTRO: After the first Christmas, until Jesus was 30 years old, He grew holistically – intellectually, physically, spiritually and relationally (Luke 2:52). In this concluding message, we’re going to focus on increasing in favor with God (Spiritually) and man (Relationally). Favor – kindness from another person, typically because of something in…