Apr 16, 2017
Soul on Fire
Message: Soul on Fire   Luke 24:13-35
  1. True faith must engage our heart – affections
  1. Affections spring us into action
  1. Passionate action spreads like a wildfire
  • Apr 16, 2017Soul on Fire
    Apr 16, 2017
    Soul on Fire
    Message: Soul on Fire   Luke 24:13-35
    1. True faith must engage our heart – affections
    1. Affections spring us into action
    1. Passionate action spreads like a wildfire
  • Apr 9, 2017Palm Branches, Cloaks, & a Colt
    Apr 9, 2017
    Palm Branches, Cloaks, & a Colt
    Message: Palm Branches, Coats, and a Colt Mark 11:1-11  Palm Sunday declares that Jesus…
    1. Is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
    2. Has come to save us from sin, death, and Satan   
    3. Is the Messiah who is coming again for his people
  • Apr 2, 2017Home
    Apr 2, 2017
    Message: Home Luke 15:1-32 NIV 
    1. God loves sinners and he is calling them home with open arms 
    1. A Sinner finding their way back to God is worth celebrating
    1. We must have the attitude of the Father, not of the older brother
               Matthew 20:1-16
               Matthew 19:27-30
  • Mar 26, 2017Anointed to Serve
    Mar 26, 2017
    Anointed to Serve
    Anointed to Serve Luke 4:14-21
    1. Jesus is the Anointed One, we are the anointed ones
    2. We are anointed to share the Good News
               L uke 24:49
          Acts 1:4-8    
    1. We are anointed to administer God’s grace in various forms
      • Praying for healing
      • Praying for deliverance
      • Praying for restoration
  • Mar 19, 2017All In
    Mar 19, 2017
    All In
    Message: All In Luke 4:1-13 NIV     So what does All In look like? 
    1. Provision: A true disciple understands that God is the true source of life v.1-4
    1. Plans: A true disciple has completely surrendered their life and plans to God. v.5-8
              Luke 14:25-33
    1. Promise: True disciples have complete trust in the promises of God v. 9-13
                Hebrews 12:1-3
  • Mar 12, 2017EXAMEN
    Mar 12, 2017
    Examen Matthew 3:13-17 - 4:1-2 Three things we learn from the example of Jesus… 1. These times must be led by the Holy Spirit 2.These times need to be free of distraction
    3.These times are for a set period of time
    The Daily EXAMEN - http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/ignatian-spirituality/examen-and-ignatian-prayer/how-can-i-pray-try-the-daily-examen?p=1
  • Feb 26, 2017Strong: Ending the Things that Weaken Us
    Feb 26, 2017
    Strong: Ending the Things that Weaken Us
    Series: Strong
    MessageStrong: Ending the Things that Weaken Us  Judges 16:1-31 NIV
    1. Identify the things that must end
    1. Death opens the door for new life
              John 15:1-4  
    1. Make necessary endings normal
          To make necessary endings a normal part of our life we must…
    •  Accept life cycles and seasons
    • Accept that life produces too much life
    • Accept that incurable sickness and evil exist
  • Feb 19, 2017Strong Relationships
    Feb 19, 2017
    Strong Relationships
    Series: Strong
    Strong Relationships             
    Ephesians 4:1-6 (NIV) 
    We build strong relationships by…
    1. Living a life worthy of our calling v.1
              Galatians 4:19
    1. Embracing Godly virtues v.2
    • Humility   
              Phil. 2:3-8
    • Gentleness
    • Patience
    • Forbearance  
             Galatians 5:16-26          Colossians 3:12-14
    1. Preserving the bond of peace v.3-6
  • Feb 12, 2017Building Strong Marriages
    Feb 12, 2017
    Building Strong Marriages
    Series: Strong
    Message: Strong Marriages                    We can build strong marriages by…
    1. Honoring our vows – Hebrews 13:4
              1 Corinthians 7:10-11
    1. Learning to give & take – 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 NIV
          Her Needs
    • Affection
    • Conversation
    • Honesty & Openness
    • Financial Support
    • Family Commitment – a good father
         His Needs
    • Sexual fulfillment
    • Recreational Companionship
    • An Attractive Spouse
    • Domestic Support (peace & quiet)
    • Admiration   
    1. Handling conflict constructively – Ephesians 4:25-26
         Conflict resolution
    • Set a time and place for discussion
    • Define the problem – be specific
    • List ways each of you contribute to the problem
    • Brainstorm possible solutions
    • Discuss and evaluate the possible solutions
    • Agree upon one to try
    • Agree upon how each will work toward this solution
    • Set up a time to discuss progress
    • Reward each other for progress
         How to take a Time Out
    • Recognize your need for a time-out
    • Request the time-out
    • Relax and calm down
    • Remember what’s important
    • Resume the conversation 
        Six Steps for Seeking Forgiveness
    • Admit what you did was wrong or hurtful
    • Try to understand/empathize with the pain you have caused
    • Take responsibility for your actions and make restitution if necessary
    • Assure your partner you will not do it again
    • Apologize and ask for forgiveness
    • Forgive yourself
        Six Steps for Granting Forgiveness
    • Acknowledge your pain and anger
    • Be specific about your future expectations and limits
    • Give up your right to “get even,” but insist on being treated better in the future
    • Let go of blame, resentment, and negativity toward your partner
    • Communicate your act of forgiveness to your partner
    • Work toward reconciliation
    1. Weaving God into our marriages – Ecc. 4:12
    1. Taking enjoying each other’s companionship – Genesis 2:18
  • Feb 5, 2017Strong Kids
    Feb 5, 2017
    Strong Kids
    Series: Strong
    Strong Kids                              Proverbs 4:20-27 NIV
      Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 4:20-27 We develop strong kids by teaching them to… 
    1. Guard their hearts v.23
              Matthew 15:16 – 20
    1. Avoid perverse and corrupt speech v.24
              Colossians 3:5-10
    1. Focus on the right things v.25
              Philippians 1:9-11           Philippians 3:12-14 
    1. Make wise choices v.26
              Psalms 1:1-3