Archive for October, 2013

10-27-13 Exodus 14:10-18 NIV

Out of Date?  Not a Chance

Part 6:  The Exodus:  A Hint of God’s Glory In Jesus

I.  In the Background

A.  God’s promises.

B.  God’s patience.

C.  God’s Plan.

II. God’s Glory

A.  There is questioning and anxiety.

B.  God’s activity is secure.

C.  Some do not believe and therefore perish.

D.  He will gain glory.  It’s about love.

III.  Jesus Is Better Than Moses

A.  The cross is ultimate freedom.

B.  The cross is ultimate security.

C.  Jesus hold the ultimate promise.

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10-20-13 2 Corinthains 4:1-6 NIV

 

Marty Frist

2 Corinthians 4:1-6

A.  Verses 1-6: Jesus – the glory of God

B.  Verses 7-12: Jars of clay

C.  Verses 13-18: Do not lose heart

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10-20-13 Live Missions Moment

Live Missions Moment with Elizabeth Varaso.

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10-13-13 Genesis 50:15-21 NIV

 

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Part Five—God’s Plan Is Better Than Yours

I.  The Dread of Sin

A.  Sin always hurts others.

B.  Sin always hurts God.

C.  Sin should make us desperate, not crusty.

II.  The Hope of Forgiveness

A.  The pattern is real — it includes ups and downs.

B.  The pattern is real — it includes questioning.

C.  The pattern is real — There’s always a forward option.

D.  We should ask God to help us forgive.

III.  God’s Plan is Better

A.  Being upset with God is arrogant.

B.  Can we leave room for God to work?

C.  Jesus – the best hop.

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Have You Thought About the Holy Spirit?

This weekend, our teens will be at Stony Glen camp for an annual youth retreat.  Josh’s theme for the weekend is the Holy Spirit.  I’m praying for God to move in a mighty way in our teens and leaders and I hope you’ll join me!

But since those reading this most likely aren’t going, how about some quick thoughts about God the Holy Spirit?

1. The Spirit is God.

I actually think it’s terms such as the Holy Ghost that have turned the Spirit into a mystery.  It’s not a mystery; it’s God! We see the Spirit at creation, hovering over the waters, helping speak creation into existence! There are many other proofs in the Bible that the Spirit is God, but for now get your mind around the fact that it is NOT  mystery.

2. The Spirit makes us alive in Christ.

John 3 shows the necessity of the rebirth.  It shows the power of the Holy Spirit to take our natural human souls (dead) and awaken them to the truth of God (alive). Romans 8 is very descriptive when it comes to the power of the Spirit to set us free from the law of sin and death.

3. The Spirit lives in us and guarantees our salvation.

True Christians have the Holy Spirit in them.  Ephesians 1:13-14 describe the Spirit as a deposit which guarantees our inheritance as part of God’s family.  Since we can’t do that, and no human can do that, the Spirit (God!) does that for us. Is it powerful to think that God Himself is living in side you?

Do these quick thoughts about the Holy Spirit make for a great reminder about God’s role in your salvation? I hope so. Know that God is with us and working in us. Know that the power of God is with us and will be with us until the return of Christ. May we lean on the Holy Spirit for teaching, conviction, leading, comfort, etc. as we navigate this life God has richly blessed us with!

In Christ,

Pastor Kevin

 

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10-06-13 Genesis 12:1-9 NIV

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Part Four–The Mighty Promises of God

I.  God Wants You to Leave

A.  Leave before you understand.

B.  Leaving is radical, even if it’s not.

C.  Sometimes it’s another land.

II.  God Wants You to Listen

A.  God will, NOT you will.

B.  Listen – there will be greatness and blessing.

C.  Do you believe His promises?

III.  God Wants You to Live

A.  Live for the nations.

B.  Live for your family.

C.  Live a life of God’s greatness.

D.  Live only by His grace.

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