Sunday 09.09.18 (God and money: stay focused)

This morning we’ll kickoff our new Sunday School / Small Groups year with doughnuts and coffee in the gym at 930 before classes begin at 945. Then during our worship gathering, we’ll begin our God and Money series with a look at 1 Timothy 6:6-10, learning how to stay focused with a proper perspective on wealth. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll conclude our Follow Me video study. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@930 Sunday School Kickoff in gym
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Follow Me video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Stay Focused ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-10

The sermon in one sentence: Stay focused by remembering that wealth is temporary but godliness brings eternal gain.

  • Godliness provides the best gain, so pursue godliness with more passion than you pursue wealth (6:6, 9-10)
  • There is only a small amount that you need for life, so enjoy what you have and be content with the basics (6:6, 8)
  • Wealth is only temporary, so be wise with your wealth and don’t waste it by hoarding it (6:7)

Note: Everyone in attendance will receive a free copy of the book The Money Challenge: 30 Days of Discovering God’s Design for You and Your Money by Art Rainer (one per household)

God and Money (sermon series)

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Songs for Worship
Better Is One Day
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Count Your Blessings
I’d Rather Have Jesus
Holy and Anointed One

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 07.01.18 (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

Sunday 06.24.18 (the priests)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our journey through Exodus by taking a look at 28:1-30:38 and see the purpose for the Old Testament priesthood and how Jesus is our perfect Priest who stands with us and for us. We hope to see you there!

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

Sermon Notes
The Priests ~ Exodus 28:1-30:38

The sermon in one sentence: Old Testament Israel had the priests, those set apart by God to represent him to the people and the people to him; we have Jesus, the perfect Priest who stands with us and for us.

  • The Priests (Exodus 28-30)
    • Represented the people before God
    • Represented God to the people
    • Had to be holy and pure before the Lord
  • Jesus, the perfect Priest (Hebrews 4-9)
    • Jesus is the permanent priest
    • Jesus is holy and pure before God
    • Jesus represents God to us
    • Jesus represents us to God
  • Our response
    • Trust in Jesus with a steadfast faith (Hebrews 4:14, 7:25)
    • Come to Jesus with your weaknesses and temptations (Hebrews 4:15-16)
    • Live in obedience to Jesus as he brings us God’s instruction (Hebrews 5:9)

Songs for Worship
Let There Be Praise
All in All
Lily of the Valley
I Will Glory in My Redeemer
Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place