Sermons from March 2020

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…