Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Flexible Thinking

Sermon Notes Neighboring Well – We are asking you to open up your life to other people, so you can look for opportunities to share God’s love. We must be rigid with meaning of the gospel.We must be flexible with the messaging of the gospel. Key Passage – 1 Cor. 9:12-23Key Question – Are you willing to give up your freedom in order to influence someone else toward Christ?…

Moral Truth

Sermon Notes Neighboring Well – We are asking you to open up your life to other people, so you can look for opportunities to share God’s love. Neighboring is not just something the Bible says. No, neighboring is part of who God is. Let’s Discuss Moral Truth Commanded (not optional) Universal in scope Contrasts with evil and wrongness “In an important sense, ethics as we…

Interruptions

Sermon Notes Neighboring Well – We are asking you to open up your life to other people, so you can look for opportunities to share God’s love. Discuss with your neighbor – When was the last time you were interrupted by someone outside of your family? How did that make you feel? 1. Jesus was interrupted (repeatedly) but was never once ruffled“an expert in the law stood up…

Commitment Sunday

Sermon Notes Church Definition: A movement of people on mission for God with a message of salvation. Key Thought – The moment you clarify a missional goal is the moment you have opened yourself up to resistance, obstacle, and tension. 1. Sometimes the church’s mission (and leaders) can be easily misunderstood (so we must keep explaining) – Acts 14:8-18 2. Sometimes there…

Nuts And Bolts

Sermon Notes Church Definition: A movement of people on mission for God with a message of salvation. When is the church first mentioned in the Bible? Peter quotes Joel to identify this new movement – Acts 2:14-21 Joel predicated the Church would be: Global – all people Intergenerational – young men, old men Including both genders – daughters will prophesy A place of…

A Generous Church

Sermon Notes Church Definition: A movement of people on mission for God with a message of salvation. 1. A generous church is known for crazy prayers Peter and John Timeline in Acts 4:1-26 Seized by captain of the temple guard Unjustly imprisoned overnight Interrogated by officials Threatened by officials Returned to their friends and family The Jerusalem Church prayed a…

A Simple Definition

Message Notes There is a word Jesus mentions 105 times in the gospels, and Jesus spent his final days teaching about this one topic. The word is kingdom. Jesus Sees The Work Of The Church Operating Inside His Kingdom – Matt. 16:16-19, 28:19, 20 In a 10-Mile Radius of Concord 976,167 people 405,384 homes The percentage of unchurched in St. Louis County: The percentage of…