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  • I Belong to Others Because I Belong to God

    I Belong to Others Because I Belong to God

    Jesus as the savior not only unites us with God but with one another.

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  • Jesus in the Home

    Jesus in the Home

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: Colossians 3:17-25 Key Thought: The First Century Home was ruled by the Husband/Father. Everyone and everything was geared to serve his needs. In most parts of the Roman empire, fathers could terminate the life of any family member with little to no legal recourse. This was also true for household servants. […]

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  • Church Clothes

    Church Clothes

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: (Col. 3:1-17) Key Thought: Paul now leads the church to divert its attention away from the outside forces swirling around. He challenges them to focus their hearts on Christ. He then lists the important behaviors that are Christ-honoring. This means our choices do matter in God’s kingdom activity. And if we […]

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  • Living Generously

    Living Generously

    Getting Started Notes Sermon Series: “Live Generously” (Matthew 6:21, Luke 16:13) Date: June 31, 2022 10 BIG IDEAS ABOUT MONEY Here is a slate of key principles regarding understanding our money. These concepts are all the more critical during financial stress and inflation. Financial health follows the laws of the harvest. The results are not […]

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  • God’s Handiwork

    Sermon Notes Ephesians 1:3-14, 2:8-10 Key Question -How do you see yourself? -How does God see you? Consider: One word that most all parents struggle with is this: inadequacy. But what if we could change how we view ourselves by understanding how our heavenly Father sees us? 1. What has God provided for us? (Eph. […]

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  • Love God, Love People, Commit

    Love God, Love People, Commit

    Sermon Notes Let’s Review and then Commit! Main Idea of the Series: To be the greatest church, we must follow the greatest commandment from the greatest person. Part 1 of the Command, Love Go Repent –Jesus’ ministry began with repentance (Mark 1:15) –The church’s ministry began with repentance. (Acts 2:38) –The developed church was challenged […]

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  • The Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector

    The Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector

    Sermon Notes Bible References: (Luke 18:9-14, Proverbs 6:16-19) What are Parables? Parables are made-up stories that contain a spiritual truth that is often easily missed. Important Insight: The “comparison game” is the only game in which no one wins. If you are comparing your spiritual maturity to people who sin differently than you, then you […]

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  • Every Family Needs Submission

    Every Family Needs Submission

    Sermon Notes Main Idea: Every family in the world is imperfect. But our imperfection should not keep us from pursuing God’s best. Important Insight: The patriarchal society of First Century Rome held little value for women and children. In terms of the Empire, all power was held by one man- the Caesar. Inside the Greco/Roman […]

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  • Every Family Needs Margin

    Every Family Needs Margin

    Sermon Notes Main Idea: Every family in the world is imperfect. But our imperfection should not keep us from pursuing God’s best. Important Insight: Busyness is stifling our spiritual development. The two greatest commands are for us to love God with all that we are and to love our neighbor as ourselves. But this is […]

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  • Every Family Needs Structure

    Every Family Needs Structure

    Sermon Notes Main Idea: Every family in the world is imperfect. But our imperfection should not keep pursuing God’s best. Important Insight: We all need rules. But the power of rules is often how they are passed on. The most famous verse among the Jewish people contains a secret weapon that can help with this […]

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  • Every Family Needs a Mission

    Every Family Needs a Mission

    Sermon Notes Main Idea: Every family in the world is imperfect. But our imperfection should not keep us from pursuing God’s best. Important Insight: The biblical idea that God gave all humans His image was obnoxious and offensive to the other people groups of the Ancient Near East. Past Principles: You are not a cosmic […]

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