Apr 10, 2016
Speaking the Truth in Love
Ephesians 4:14-16 • sermon notes below
 
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1. Truth protects us from deception. Ephesians 4:14, Ephesians 2:1-2
 
2. Your entire life must express the truth in love. Ephesians 4:15
- We must live the truth.
- We must speak the truth.
- We must love abundantly. 1 Corinthians 13:2, 4-7, Ephesians 4:29
 
3. As we do our part the body will grow. Ephesians 4:15-16
 
4. Our goal is to live in Christ and to live like Christ. Ephesians 4:16
 
Our Response: If we receive, live, and speak the truth in love, the church will become unwavering and mature.
 
Today’s Songs
Come Thou Fount
Stronger
Arms Open Wide
Awakening
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  • Apr 10, 2016Speaking the Truth in Love
    Apr 10, 2016
    Speaking the Truth in Love
    Ephesians 4:14-16 • sermon notes below
     
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    1. Truth protects us from deception. Ephesians 4:14, Ephesians 2:1-2
     
    2. Your entire life must express the truth in love. Ephesians 4:15
    - We must live the truth.
    - We must speak the truth.
    - We must love abundantly. 1 Corinthians 13:2, 4-7, Ephesians 4:29
     
    3. As we do our part the body will grow. Ephesians 4:15-16
     
    4. Our goal is to live in Christ and to live like Christ. Ephesians 4:16
     
    Our Response: If we receive, live, and speak the truth in love, the church will become unwavering and mature.
     
    Today’s Songs
    Come Thou Fount
    Stronger
    Arms Open Wide
    Awakening
  • Mar 27, 2016The Road to Faith
    Mar 27, 2016
    The Road to Faith
    Holy Week - Easter
    Luke 24:13-35 • sermon notes below
     
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    If the resurrection didn’t happen, Jesus was a fraud.

    If the resurrection didn’t happen, Jesus could not give us life.
    - John 11:25-26, 1 Corinthians 15:14-17

    As we walk the road of life, Christ will come to those with…

    Broken Hearts - When all seems dark. The men on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24 were deeply discouraged - their hope was dead.

    Burning Hearts - Because he lives. The fire of hope and peace begin to burn in their hearts as they realize Jesus’ death wasn’t proof that he wasn’t the Messiah, but proof that we was the Messiah.
    - These men believed because of the confirmation of the scriptures (Micah 5:2, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:1-2, Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Mark 8:31)
    - These men believed because of the historical evidence for the resurrection (their eyes were opened and the recognized Jesus)
    - These men believed because of the inner witness of the Holy Spirit

    Beating Hearts - Receiving life. When we encounter Christ, we receive a new kind of life (John 11:25-26, Isaiah 53::5, Romans 10:9, John 1:12).

    Our Response
    Jesus did die and Jesus did rise, therefore...
    - He is who he said he is, the only Savior and the Lord of all.
    - He has the power to give you his life.
    Give Jesus your broken heart; he will give you a heart that burns with hope and that beats in rhythm with his heart.

    Today’s Songs
    Lead Me To The Cross
    In Christ Alone
    Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
    Happy Day
  • Mar 20, 2016Behold, the Lamb of God
    Mar 20, 2016
    Behold, the Lamb of God
    Holy Week - Palm Sunday
    Matthew 21:1-14 • sermon notes below
     
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    Jesus is the Lion of God and the Lamb of God
    - The Lion of Judah - the King (Psalm 118:25-27, Genesis 49:9-10, Isaiah 9:7, Zechariah 9:9)
    - The Lamb of God - the Savior (John 1:29-31, Exodus 12)
    - In Revelation 5 we see both of these images, the Lion and the Lamb, together (Revelation 5:5-10)

     

    Jesus had to die because of God’s justice
    - Isaiah 9:7
    - Romans 3:10
     
    Jesus had to die because of God’s love
    - Ezekiel 33:11
    - 1 Timothy 2:3-4
    - 2 Peter 3:9
    - James 2:13

     

    Our Response
    Jesus’ death on the cross satisfied God’s justice and his love. We come to the Lamb each day for forgiveness. We come to the Lion each day to joyfully obey.
     
    Today's Songs
    Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
    How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
    Jesus Messiah
    Revelation Song
  • Mar 13, 2016True Unity
    Mar 13, 2016
    True Unity
    Ephesians 4:1-6 • sermon notes below
     
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    True Unity (Life Together - week 2)

     

    The foundation of Christian unity is divine, not human (Eph. 4:1-3)

    - We are one in the Spirit who has united us as one body and called us to one hope
    - We are one in the Lord - the one baptism is an expression of the one faith in our one Lord (1 Cor. 12:13, Acts 2:38)
    - We are one in the Father - one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (Deut. 6:4)

    We are one, so we must live like we are one (Eph. 4:3, 1 Cor. 3:16)

    When we are not one, we cannot live as if we are one (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Cor. 6:9)

    Our Response

    God has made the Church one, so we must live as one, in all love, truth and purity.
     
    Today's Songs
    O Praise Him
    Here Is Our King
    Rock of Ages
    How He Loves
    Build You Kingdom Here
     
  • Mar 6, 2016Community Glue
    Mar 6, 2016
    Community Glue
    Ephesians 4:1-6 • sermon notes below
     
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    Community Glue (Life Together - week 1)

    Eph. 4:1
    Live worthy of your calling

    Eph. 4:2
    We are glued together through Christ’s…
    - Humility (Matt. 11:28-30)
    - Gentle strength (Num. 12:3)
    - Patience
    - Acceptance (Col. 3:12-14)
    - Love

    Eph. 4:3
    Work hard to keep the unity of the Spirit

    Our Response
    Motivated by love, work hard to maintain true community by being humble, gentle, patient, and accepting.
     
    Today's Songs
    Holy Holy Holy / Thrive Medley
    10,000 Reasons
    I Love Jesus Christ
    Bind Us Together
    Amazing Grace
    Here I Am to Worship
    They'll Know We Are Christians
  • Feb 28, 2016Practical Prayers
    Feb 28, 2016
    Practical Prayers
    Mark 10:46-52 • sermon notes coming soon
     
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    Today's Songs
    Always
    Jesus Paid It All
    This Is Amazing Grace
    Lord I Need You
  • Feb 21, 2016Biblical Expressions of Prayer and Praise
    Feb 21, 2016
    Biblical Expressions of Prayer and Praise
    2 Samuel 6:12-23 and others • sermon notes coming soon
     
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    Today's Songs
    You're Worthy of My Praise
    He Reigns
    Agnus Dei
    How Marvelous
    The Stand
  • Feb 14, 2016Prayer That Heals
    Feb 14, 2016
    Prayer That Heals
    John 14:12-14
     
    Today's Songs
    Hosanna (Praise is Rising)
    Do It Lord
    Because He Lives (Amen)
  • Feb 7, 2016The Power of Praying in Jesus’ Name
    Feb 7, 2016
    The Power of Praying in Jesus’ Name
    John 14:12-14 • click for sermon notes
     
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    Today's Songs
    Build Your Kingdom Here
    Sing to the King
    How Great Is Our God
    Jesus Messiah
    Nothing But the Blood
  • Jan 31, 2016The Lord’s Prayer – Release of Protection
    Jan 31, 2016
    The Lord’s Prayer – Release of Protection
    Matthew 6:11-15 • click for sermon notes
     
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    Today's Songs
    Our God
    Blessed Be Your Name
    How Marvelous