Sunday 6.2.19 (when prophets doubt)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Luke 7:1-35, and see how John the Baptist, while in prison, expressed a momentary sense of doubt in Jesus when he heard news about Jesus’ ministry. We’ll also see how Jesus responded, not by criticizing John, but by calling him to greater faith. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm “Why?” Video Study by Chip Ingram in the youth room

Sermon Notes
When Prophets Doubt ~ Luke 7:1-35

The sermon in one sentence: Questions and doubts can creep into our faith, but Jesus graciously answers and spurs us to greater faithfulness.

  • Why might we doubt, question, or reject Jesus? (7:18-35)
    • Life circumstances cause us to struggle in our faith
    • Jesus doesn’t match the expectations we place on him
    • Our sinful hearts remain stubbornly opposed to God
  • How do we stand firm in faith over doubt, questioning, and rejection?
    • Realize Jesus’ power and authority over life and death (7:1-17)
    • Go to Jesus with your questions (7:18-29)
    • Remember who you are in Jesus (7:24-28)

Songs for Worship
Let There Be Praise
The Solid Rock
Like a River Glorious
O Jesus, I Have Promised
I Know Whom I Have Believed
As the Deer

Luke

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Sunday 5.26.19 (words matter)

This Sunday, we’ll wrap up Luke’s account of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount with a look at 6:43-49. We’ll see how our words matter–both in what we say and what we hear. There will be no Bible study on Sunday evening this week. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@230pm Adrian Manor Nursing Home service

Sermon Notes
Words Matter ~ Luke 6:43-49

The sermon in one sentence: What we say exposes the depths of our hearts; we need to expose the depths of our hearts to hearing and obeying the word of Jesus.

  • žWhat you say matters; your words expose your heart (6:43-45)
  • What you hear matters; hearing and believing the gospel will change your heart forever (6:46-47)
  • žWhat you do with what you hear matters; a changed heart obeys King Jesus (6:46-49)

Songs for Worship
Give Us Clean Hands
Wonderful Words of Life
Change My Heart, O God
Trust and Obey
I Surrender All

Luke

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Sunday 4.28.19 (Jesus is greater)

This morning we’ll think about the lives of the twelve apostles that Jesus chose in Luke 6:12-16, and we’ll see how if Jesus could use them in all their flaws and weaknesses to change the world, he can and will use us to do the same. Jesus, after all, is greater. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Why? by Chip Ingram, video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Jesus Is Greater ~ Luke 6:12-16

The sermon in one sentence: When Jesus calls us to himself, he takes us as we are and transforms us by his grace and Spirit into people who can change the world, because Jesus is greater.

  • Jesus is greater than your doubts and fears
  • Jesus is greater than your attitude
  • Jesus is greater than your age
  • Jesus is greater than your education and occupation
  • Jesus is greater than your politics
  • Jesus is greater than your anonymity
  • Jesus is greater than your betrayal

Songs for Worship
Higher Ground
Let it Be Said of Us
Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
The Love of Christ Who Died for Me
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Luke

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Sunday 2.3.19

Join us this Sunday as Jeremy Bridges shares from God’s word, filling in for pastor Mike. We hope to see you there! There will be no evening Bible study on the 3rd.

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
**Evening Study Cancelled This Week

Songs for Worship
Better Is One Day
Speak, O Lord
A Selection of Favorite Hymns

Sunday 01.06.19 (joy for the world)

This morning, we’ll continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke by taking a look at 2:1-21 and see how the birth of Jesus meant the dawning of eternal joy for the world. Then this evening, we’ll continue our video study over the book of Judges. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Winter Fellowship and Business Meeting in the Gym
@6pm Judges Video Study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Joy for the World ~ Luke 2:1-21

The sermon in one sentence: Pursue and share joy because God sent Jesus for your joy and the joy of the world.

  • The birth of Jesus seemed insignificant on the surface (2:1-8)
  • Yet, it was the most significant event in human history, the dawning of eternal joy for the world (2:8-21)
  • Therefore, pursue joy in Jesus and share the joy of Jesus

Songs for Worship
This Is the Day
How Great Our Joy
What Child Is This?
Heaven Came Down
Ring the Bells of Heaven

Luke

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Sunday 12.02.18 (the life of Tabitha–a woman of good works)

This morning we’ll continue our “The Life of…” series with a look at the life of Tabitha from Acts 9:36-43, and we’ll see how faith leads to a life of good works. Then tonight at 6pm, we’ll continue our video study of the book of Judges. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Children’s Christmas Program Practice (auditorium)
@6pm Judges Bible Study (youth room)

Sermon Notes
Tabitha–A Woman of Good Works ~ Acts 9:36-43

The sermon in one sentence: Following the example of Tabitha, our faith should lead us to love others through good works.

  • Be a disciple and a saint who trusts in and follows Jesus (9:36, 41)
    • “Disciple” is about our lifestyle–we learn from and follow Jesus
    • “Saint” is about our nature–we are made pure and righteous by Jesus
    • We are disciples and saints through trust in Jesus
  • Be a disciple and a saint whose life is filled with good works and acts of charity (9:36-43)
    • Good works are anything you do for another person to help make their life better
    • Acts of charity are good works that focus specifically on helping the poor and less fortunate
    • Good works and acts of charity should be a defining part of our lives

 

Sunday 10.28.18 (shining the light)

This Sunday we’ll wrap up our series on the Bible and mental health, Finding Light in the Darkness, by looking at Romans 12:9-15 and how love compels us to be there for others in the midst of their struggles. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll continue our video series on Judges by JD Greear. We hope to see you there!

Sunday Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Judges video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Shining the Light ~ Romans 12:9-15

The sermon in one sentence: Jesus, the Light of the world, is the great answer to darkness in life, and Jesus calls us to shine his light in love for others to have hope and help.

  • žThe primacy of love:
    • Love should be our primary attitude and motivation for action toward others (12:9-10)
    • žOur love and concern for the well-being of others should be ever-increasing (12:10-11)
  • Shining the light of love:
    • žShine the light spiritually, love others by pointing them to Jesus (12:12)
    • žShine the light physically, love by meeting practical needs (12:13)
    • žShine the light relationally and emotionally, love by being present for and empathizing with others (12:14-15)

finding light in the darkness (sermon series)

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Songs for Worship
Blessed Be the Name
Send the Light
They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
O Church, Arise
Make Me a Blessing