Sun, 26 May 2013
"Greaer love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
1. Love of family
2. Love of friend
3. Love of foe
Sun, 19 May 2013
Let’s Be a Church that Changes the World
Key Verses: “Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off” (Acts 13:1-3).
1. The trait of diversity
2. The trait of devotion
3. The trait of duty
Sun, 12 May 2013
Our Anxious Thoughts Expose the Instability of theis World
(We Shoudl expect trouble) For example, Ps 94:19 and John 16:33
Our Anxious Thoughts Expose What We Care About
(ALL anxiety is not ALWAYS sin) For example, Luke 2:48, 2 Cor 11:28, 1 Cor 7:34-33
Our Anxious Thoughts Expose What We Believe
(And what we believe Leads us down one of two roads)
Road 1- A Life of Being Anxious
Road 2- The Peace of God
Traveling Down the Road of Peace
1. Identify and name your anxious thoughts so you can take them captive. (2 Cor 10:5)
a. Look at/Behold/Consider His Providence and His Love. (Matt 6:25-34; Rom 8:32
b. Think about what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise. (Phil 4:8)
c. Set your minds on things that are above (Col 3:2)
3. Talk to your heart instead of let tin your heart talk to you. (Ps 42:5)
4. Be in His presence.
a. Trust Him in prayer. (Phil 4:7)
b. Dwell with the Lord and gaze upon His beauty. (Ps 27-4)
5. Be Thankful. (Phil 4:7)
a. Be specific about what you are thankful for.
b. Thank God as you pray.
6. Submit your will to his. (1 Pet 5:6-7)
7. Be fully present in the present time. (Matt 6:34)
Sun, 5 May 2013