Sunday 08.12.18 (the art of praying well)

This Sunday we’ll continue our Art of Prayer and Fasting series with our second look at prayer from Romans 8:18-30, and see how even though we’re weak in prayer, we can still pray well with a reliance on the Holy Spirit. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll continue our Follow Me video study. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Follow Me study

Sermon Notes
The Art of Praying Well ~ Romans 8:18-30

  • To pray well, keep in mind the truth that through Jesus God has destined you for eternal glory (8:18-25)
  • To pray well, understand that you are weak in prayer and trust the Holy Spirit to shape your prayers before the Father (8:26-27)
  • To pray well, shape your prayers around the realities of eternal glory (8:28-30)

Songs for Worship
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Sweet Hour of Prayer
I Love You, Lord
I Need Thee Every Hour
Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior

the art of prayer and fasting (sermon series)

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Sunday 08.05.18 (learning to pray)

This morning, we start a new series, The Art of Prayer and Fasting, and we’ll take a look at Luke 11:1-13 and see how Jesus teaches us to pray. Then, tonight we’ll continue our video series Follow Me by David Platt. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Follow Me study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Learning to Pray ~ Luke 11:1-13

  • Pray as worship (11:1-4)
    • Pray in praise to God, your Father
    • Pray for the Gospel to spread and Jesus to return
    • Pray for the daily needs of yourself and others
    • Pray for forgiveness and a forgiving heart
    • Pray for spiritual protection and strength
  • Pray with persistence (11:5-10)
  • Pray with trust (11:11-13)

Songs for Worship
Praise Him, Praise Him
Have Faith in God
10,000 Reasons
Take Time to be Holy

the art of prayer and fasting (sermon series)

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Sunday 07.29.18 (Jesus and the tent)

This Sunday we’ll wrap up our series in Exodus by taking a look at the construction of the tabernacle in 40:1-38, and we’ll see how Jesus is the better Tabernacle that allows us to intimately experience God’s presence. Then on Sunday Night, we’ll begin a new video series–Follow Me by David Platt. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Video Study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Jesus and the Tent ~ Exodus 40:1-38

The sermon in one sentence: The Tabernacle was a large tent where people could experience God’s presence, but from a distance; Jesus is our better Tabernacle that allows us to experience God’s presence intimately.

  • The Old Testament Tabernacle
    • Its design displayed separation (40:1-8, 16-33)
    • Its funishings and workers displayed holiness (40:9-15)
    • Its existence displayed God’s presence (40:34-38)
  • Jesus as our better Tabernacle
    • Jesus ended the separation between us and God (Hebrews 10:19-22); therefore, draw near to God through the Bible, prayer, and worship
    • Jesus purifies us from sin and makes us holy (Hebrews 9:21-28); therefore, pursue practical holiness by repenting of sin and striving for godly virtue
    • Jesus ushers us into God’s presence (Hebrews 12:22-24); therefore, be thankful and exalt God as supremely worthy

Songs for Worship
Holy, Holy, Holy
Nothing But the Blood
King of Glory
Inside Out
Without Him

Sunday 07.22.18 (generosity)

This morning, we’ll take a look at Exodus 35:4-29 and reflect on the topic of generosity. Then this evening, we’ll wrap up our video study on Philippians. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Philippians Study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Generosity ~ Exodus 35:4-29

The sermon in one sentence: God generously gives us all things through Jesus and he calls us to be generous toward others.

  • Defining Generosity: Generosity is freely and happily giving of our resources (money, time, possession) for the benefit of others
  • Generosity is a response to God’s grace (35:4-9, 20-29)
    • Recognize God’s great generosity toward you
    • Give to needs in response to God’s prompting
    • Position yourself to give more abundantly
  • Generosity helps meet the needs of the moment (35:5-19)
    • Generosity considers the need and gives accordingly (35:10-19)
    • Generosity gives from the resources on hand (35:5-9; 1 John 3:17-18)

Songs for Worship
Wonderful Words of Life
Freely, Freely
Peace Like a River
Glorify Thy Name
I Love You Lord
Take My Life and Let It Be

Sunday 07.15.18 (encountering glory)

This morning, we’ll take a look at Exodus 33:12-34:35 and see how Moses had a life-changing encounter with the glory of God and how that points to the life-changing encounter we experience through Jesus and his gospel. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@230pm Adrian Manor Nursing Home Service
@6pm Philippians Study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Encountering Glory Exodus 33:12-34:35

The sermon in one sentence: Moses encountered God’s glory on Sinai and it changed him forever; we encounter greater glory through Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and it changes us forever.

  • Moses’ encounter with God’s glory
    • Moses prayed a bold prayer: “Show me your glory” (33:12-17)
    • God responded by agreeing to put a muted version of his glory on display (33:18-23)
    • In his glory, God declared his name as well as salvation and judgment, an experience that changed Moses (34:1-9, 29-35)
  • Our encounter with God’s glory
    • We experience God’s glory must fully in the life-changing gospel of Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:7-4:6)
    • So, be bold in your pursuit of Jesus
    • Be bold in sharing about Jesus with others
    • Be bold in prayer

Songs for Worship
Holy, Holy, Holy
He Hideth My Soul
I Stand Amazed
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Rock of Ages

Upcoming Sermon Series

In a recent church survey, we asked if there were any particular sermon topics people would be interested in hearing. We received back quite a few topics that Pastor Mike is planning to use to finish out 2018 once we wrap up our journey through Exodus at the end of this month.

Unfortunately, there’s not enough time for every idea (though they may be visited further in the future). Below are the series and sermons planned from August through December.

August: The Art of Prayer and Fasting
08.05 “Learning to Pray” (Luke 11:1-13)
08.12 “The Art of Praying Well” (Romans 8:26-30)
08.19 “Learning to Fast” (Isaiah 58)
08.26 “The Art of Fasting Well” (Matthew 6:1, 16-18)

the art of prayer and fasting (sermon series)

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September 2: TBD

September: God and Money (personal finance)
09.09 “Stay Focused” (1 Timothy 6:6-10, Matthew 6:24)
09.16 “Plan Well” (Proverbs 6:6-8, 13:6, 21:20)
09.23 “Live Within Your Means” (Romans 13:8, Proverbs 22:7, Psalm 37:21)
09.30 “Give Generously” (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

God and Money (sermon series)

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October: Finding Light in the Darkness (hope in the face of despair)
10.07 “The Greatest Light” (Genesis 3, John 1)
10.14 “The Light of Hope: Battling Depression and Fatigue” (1 Kings 19)
10.21 “The Light of Peace: Battling Anxiety” (Matthew 6:25-34)
10.28 “Shining the Light: Supporting Others in Their Dark Times” (Romans 12:9-15)

finding light in the darkness (sermon series)

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November – December: The Life of… (biblical character studies)
11.04 “The Life of Mary”
11.11 “The Life of David”
11.18 “The Life of Hannah”
11.25 “The Life of Daniel”
12.02 “The Life of Tabitha”
12.09 “The Life of Barnabas”

the life of 00

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Sunday 07.01.18 (spiritual gifts)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Exodus 31:1-11, & 35:30-39:43. We’ll see how God gives his Spirit to his people, gifting us to serve others for his glory and their good. We also have a meal and business meeting following the morning service. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Meal & Business Meeting in gym
@6pm Philippians Video Series in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Spiritual Gifts ~ Exodus 31:1-11, 35:30-39:43

The sermon in one sentence: Though his Spirit, God gifts and enables his people in different ways to serve the good of others.

  • God gives the gift of the Holy Spirit to his people (31:1-3)
  • The Holy Spirit gifts God’s people with different talents and abilities to serve the good of others (31:3-11, 35:30-39:43)
  • As a follower of Jesus, use your gifts and abilities to serve others well

Songs for Worship
Surely the Presence
Here I Am to Worship
Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me
Your Glory is Forever
Shout to the North