Feb 28, 2016
God’s Greatest Passion
Series: Passion
Message: Passion IV: God’s Greatest Passion            Luke 15:1-32
  1. God is passionate about reaching sinners v.1-2
 
  1. Heaven rejoices when sinners encounter God’s grace and mercy v.7, 10, 22-24
 
  1. God desires we catch his passion for lost people v.28-32
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  • Feb 28, 2016God’s Greatest Passion
    Feb 28, 2016
    God’s Greatest Passion
    Series: Passion
    Message: Passion IV: God’s Greatest Passion            Luke 15:1-32
    1. God is passionate about reaching sinners v.1-2
     
    1. Heaven rejoices when sinners encounter God’s grace and mercy v.7, 10, 22-24
     
    1. God desires we catch his passion for lost people v.28-32
  • Feb 21, 2016Passion Part 3: Contagious Koinonia
    Feb 21, 2016
    Passion Part 3: Contagious Koinonia
    Series: Passion
    Message: Passion III – Contagious Koinonia                 Acts 2:42-47 Introduction  
    1. We ALL must have a hunger for God’s Word
                Hebrews 4:12              2 Timothy 3:16-17
    1. We must be committed to our local body of believers
    1. We must dine together
    1. We must pray together
  • Feb 14, 2016Passion II: Creating a Passionate in Marriage
    Feb 14, 2016
    Passion II: Creating a Passionate in Marriage
    Series: Passion
    Message: Passion II ~ Creating a Passionate Marriage - Genesis 2:4-25  
    1. Acknowledge God in your marriage 
    1. Appreciate your spouse’s uniqueness 
    2. Avoid sin
  • Feb 7, 2016Passion I: Creating a Love for God at HOME
    Feb 7, 2016
    Passion I: Creating a Love for God at HOME
    Series: Passion
    Message: Passion I: Creating a Love for God at HOME       Deuteronomy 6:1-9  
    1. Be diligent in teaching who your God is
    1. Daily share your experience
    1. Consistently model your faith
  • Jan 31, 2016Strapped: Part IV – Putting God First
    Jan 31, 2016
    Strapped: Part IV – Putting God First
    Series: Strapped
    Message: Strapped: Part IV – Putting God First           Introduction
    1. TITHING IS RETURNING THE FIRST 10% OF OUR INCOME TO GOD’S CHURCH.
    A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD...  Lev 27:30
    1. TITHING IS GIVING GOD MY FIRST AND BEST SO HE CAN BLESS THE REST.
    Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
    Prov 3:9-10
    1. TITHING PROVIDES FOR GOD’S WORK THROUGH THE CHURCH.
    Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house…
    Mal 3:10
    1. TITHING TEACHES ME TO PUT GOD FIRST.
    The purpose of tithe is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.
    Deut 14:23 TLB 
    8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me." But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse — the whole nation of you — because you are robbing me. Mal 3:8-9 23 "What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Matt 23:23 NLT
    1. TITHING BUILDS MY FAITH IN GOD.
    Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Mal. 3:10b
  • Jan 24, 2016Strapped: Part 3
    Jan 24, 2016
    Strapped: Part 3
    Series: Strapped
    STRAPPED THE BUCK STARTS HERE   Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
    Proverbs 6:6-8
      In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
    Proverbs 21:20
      WHAT WILL WE SAVE FOR?
    • EMERGENCIES      
    • PURCHASES           
    • FUTURE                    
      PRIORITIZE YOUR DOLLARS  
    • TITHE
    • EXPENSES
    • EMERGENCY FUND
    • DEBT
    • INVEST
      TWO WAYS TO MAKE MONEY  
    • PEOPLE MAKING MONEY.
      …If a man will not work, he shall not eat.
    2 Thessalonians 3:10
     
    • MONEY MAKING MONEY.
      The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.
    Matthew 25:16
      RULES OF INVESTING  
    • DON’T INVEST IN THINGS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.
      By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
    Proverbs 24:3-4
     
    • DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET.
      Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
    Ecclesiastes 11:2
     
    • DON’T TRY TO GET RICH QUICK.
    People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
    1 Timothy 6:9
      …he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
    Proverbs 13:11
     
    • Money + Time + Consistency = Wealth.
      $5 a day invested at 12% over time:             5 years          $12,250             10 years          $34,505             20 years          $148,388             30 years          $524,244             40 years          $1,764,716                  50 years          $5,858,750        If a 30-year-old makes $48,000 a year and saves 15% ($600 a month) in a 401(k) at 12%, by the age 70, they will have $7,058,863 in their 401(k).   TALK IT OVER  
    • What's your vision for your financial life?
    • How are you investing for the future? What steps might you need to take to improve the way you invest?
    • Whose life do you need to invest in? What steps will you take to invest in them?
  • Jan 17, 2016Strapped: Part II
    Jan 17, 2016
    Strapped: Part II
    Series: Strapped
    Message: Strapped: Part II - Act Your Wage                                 
    Introduction The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
    Prov. 22:7
    One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing....
    Prov 13:7
    1)  EMBRACE THE VALUE OF SELF-CONTROL. Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
    Prov 25:28 
    2)  EMBRACE THE VALUE OF SACRIFICE. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before himendured the cross
    Heb. 12:2
    If you pay $217.93 per month on $14,517 at 18%, it will take 40 years to pay off debt (totaling $104,606.40). If you invest $14,517 at 12% for 40 years = $1,350,820.94. If you invest $14,517 and add $217.93 per month at 12% over 40 years = 3,597,615.75  3)  EMBRACE THE VALUE OF PLANNING. Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
    Luke 14:28
    The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
    Prov 21:5
    THE FIRST TWO BABY STEPS
    • SAVE $1000 FOR EMERGENCIES.
    • DO THE DEBT SNOWBALL.
  • Jan 10, 2016Strapped: Part 1
    Jan 10, 2016
    Strapped: Part 1
    Series: Strapped
    STRAPPED—1 A GODLY PERSPECTIVE ON MONEY   The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
    Proverbs 22:7
    Stats  
    • Average household debt in the U.S. is now 136% of the household income.          
     
    • For those carrying a balance, the average credit card debt is $14,517.  
     
    • The average 21-year-old owes $12,000. By 28, they owe $78,000.
     
    • The average number of U.S. households living paycheck to paycheck is 55%.
    1. WE ARE TEMPTED TO SERVE MONEY
     - Matthew 6:24 
    1. WE ARE TEMPTED TO LOVE MONEY 
    – 1 Timothy 6:10
    1. MONEY SERVES US AS WE SERVE GOD.
      Matt 6:19-21
  • Jan 3, 2016Believe
    Jan 3, 2016
    Believe
    Series: Topical
    Believe
    Ephesians 3:14-21
    1. Paul believed in the power of prayer
    2. Paul believed nothing was too big for God
  • Dec 27, 2015A Biblical Take on Your Past
    Dec 27, 2015
    A Biblical Take on Your Past
    Series: Topical
    Message: A Biblical Take on Your Past  
    Philippians 3:10-16
    1. Determine your goals v.10-11
    2. Learn from your past v.12-13a
    3. Forget your past v.13b
    4. Stay focused on your goals v.13c