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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/18/2018

Sunday was the last week in the Ten Miracles of Jesus series. The message was called Praying for More Workers, taken from Matthew 9:35-38. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus’ ministry to the lost (35)
      – cf. Matthew 4:23
   A. Jesus went through all the towns and villages
   B. Jesus had a ministry of teaching, preaching and healing.

II. Jesus’ compassion for the lost (36)
   A. When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them
      – Matthew 14:14, 15:32, 20:34, 23:37
   B. They were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd
      – Psalm 23; Is 40:11; Matt 11:28; John 10:11; Romans 5:6

III. Jesus’ instructions to pray for the lost (37-38)
   A. Great opportunity and need – plentiful harvest, few workers
      – Matthew 28:18-20
   B. Our great responsibility – pray for God to send more workers into the world to spread the gospel
      – Romans 10:13-15

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/11/2018

Last Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Power over Darkness, taken from Matthew 9:27-34. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus has power over spiritual darkness (27-31)
      – Isaiah 35:5-6; Matthew 1:1
   A. People prefer darkness to light
      – John 3:19-21
   B. Jesus offers light to those who walk in darkness
      – John 8:12; Acts 26:17-18; Ephesians 5:9

II. Jesus has power over the prince of darkness (32-33)
      – John 10:10
   A. Satan has blinded the minds of unbelievers
      – 2 Corinthians 4:4
   B. Jesus came to destroy the work of the devil
      – 1 John 3:8

III. How will you respond to Jesus’ miracles and power? (33-34)
   A. Some people are already seeking Jesus
      – Encourage them to come to Christ
   B. Some people don’t know they are captive to Satan
      – Warn them; pray for them; bring them to Jesus
   C. Some people may have hardened their hearts towards God
      – Still pray for them; only God knows (cf. Matt 12:22-32)

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 1/28/2018

Last Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Power over Sickness and Death, taken from Matthew 9:18-26. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The ruler’s daughter (18-19)
   A. The ruler’s request – respectful and believing
      – Hebrews 11:6
   B. Jesus’ response – cooperative and willing
      – Matthew 7:7-8

II. The woman with bleeding (20-22)
   A. The woman’s approach – secretive and believing
      – Hebrews 4:15-16
   B. Jesus’ response – compassionate and reassuring
      – Psalm 103:13-14; Matthew 12:20

III. The dead girl raised (23-26)
   A. The crowd’s attitude – disrespectful and disbelieving
      – James 1:6-7
   B. Jesus’ response – authoritative and mysterious
      – Matthew 13:10-13
   C. The end result – news of this spread through all that region
      – Matthew 28:18-19

“There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 1/21/2018

Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Leaving the Old Behind, taken from Matthew 9:14-17. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Everything changed when Jesus came (14-15)
   A. A question about fasting
      – Matthew 6:16
   B. The illustration of the bridegroom
      – Isaiah 53:8

II. The old is incompatible with the new (16-17a)
      – Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:13
   A. The illustration of the unshrunk cloth (16)
   B. The illustration of the wineskins (17a)

III. Your life must change to accommodate Christ (17b)
   A. The change that only God can bring
      – John 3:7; 2 Corinthians 5:17
   B. The changes you make in cooperation with God
      – Philippians 2:12

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 1/14/2018

Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Calling Sinners, taken from Matthew 9:9-13. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus calls sinners (9)
   A. Jesus calls you as you are
      – Romans 5:8
   B. Jesus calls you to follow him
      – Ephesians 4:22-24

II. Jesus associated with sinners (10-11)
   A. Don’t avoid those who need Christ
      – 1 Corinthians 5:9-10
   B. Be prepared to receive criticism
      – Galatians 1:10

III. Jesus came to help sinners (12-13)
   A. It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick
      – Ezekiel 34:15-16
   B. God desires mercy, not sacrifice
      – Hosea 6:6; Matthew 23:23; Ephesians 4:32
   C. Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners
      – Romans 3:10,23; 1 Timothy 1:15

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 1/7/2018

Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Power over Sin, taken from Matthew 9:1-8. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Your greatest need is for forgiveness (1-2)
   A. Jesus provided forgiveness first rather than healing
      – Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:4-5
   B. We are powerless to save ourselves (as signified by the paralytic)
      – Romans 5:6; Ephesians 2:1
   C. We are saved by grace through faith alone
      – Ephesians 2:8-9

II. Jesus has the authority to forgive sin (3-7)
   A. Only God can forgive sin
      – Psalm 32:1-2, 51:4
   B. Jesus demonstrated his authority to forgive by healing the paralytic
      – Matthew 9:6

III. God’s forgiveness of our sins through Jesus should fill us with awe and praise (8)
   A. The crowd was filled with awe at the healing of the paralytic
   B. The crowd praised God for giving such authority to Jesus
   C. We should be filled with even greater awe and praise for Jesus’ authority to forgive sin – Psalm 130:4; Rom 3:25-26

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 12/24/2017

Sunday was the fourth message in the Five Candles at Christmas series exploring the various themes of Christmas represented by the five candles of the Advent Wreath. The message was called The Advent Candle of Love, taken from Matthew 1:18-21. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Joseph’s love for Mary
   – Matthew 1:18-19
 
 
II. Mary’s love for Jesus
   – Luke 2:6-7, 19, 34-35
 
 
III. God’s love for sinners
   – Matthew 1:21; John 3:16-17; Romans 8:38-39
 
 
IV. Our love for one another
   – 1 John 4:10-11
 
 
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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 12/17/2017

Sunday was the third message in the Five Candles at Christmas series exploring the various themes of Christmas represented by the five candles of the Advent Wreath. The message was called The Advent Candle of Joy, taken from Luke 2:8-12. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus brings the joy of salvation
   – Psalm 51:12; Isaiah 12:3; Matthew 2:9-10; Luke 1:39-45
 
 
II. Joy leads to proclamation
   – Luke 2:8-12, 15-18
 
 
III. Joy leads to praise
   – Luke 1:46-49, 2:20
 
 
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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 12/10/2017

Sunday was the second message in the Five Candles at Christmas series exploring the various themes of Christmas represented by the five candles of the Advent Wreath. The message was called The Advent Candle of Peace, taken from Luke 2:13-14. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus brings peace with God
   – Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:26-30, 76-79; Romans 5:1
 
 
II. Jesus brings peace with self
   – Luke 2:28-31; John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-7
 
 
III. Jesus brings peace with others
   – Matthew 1:20; Ephesians 2:14; Colossians 3:15
 
 
IV. Jesus will bring peace on earth
   – Isaiah 2:4, 9:6-7, 11:6-9; Luke 2:13-14; Colossians 1:19-20
 
 
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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 12/3/2017

Sunday was the first message from the Five Candles at Christmas series exploring the various themes of Christmas represented by the five candles of the Advent Wreath. The message was called The Advent Candle of Hope, taken from Matthew 1:22-23. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Hope in Christ gets you through the waiting
  – Genesis 2:16,17, 3:15, 12:2-3; Isaiah 7:14
 
 
II. Hope in Christ helps you go the distance
  – Numbers 24:17; Isaiah 60:3; Matthew 2:1-2, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
 
 
III. Hope in Christ does not disappoint
  – Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 2:5-7, 25-32, 36-38; Romans 5:5, 8:23-25, 10:11
 
 
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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 11/19/2017

Sunday was a message about thanksgiving called More Than a Thankful Heart, taken from Psalm 35:18. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The presence of your testimony
   – Job 13:15; Matthew 12:34; Colossians 2:7; James 1:17

II. The purpose of your testimony
   A. Your testimony affirms the truth for yourself
      – Romans 10:9; Acts 16:31
   B. Your testimony encourages others
      – Romans 1:8, 12:15; 2 Corinthians 1:4; 3 John 4
   C. Your testimony brings glory to God
      – Psalm 35:18

III. The power of your testimony
   – Psalm 105:1-3; Romans 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Timothy 1:8

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 11/5/2017

Sunday’s message from the Ten Miracles of Jesus series was called Power over Satan, taken from Matthew 8:28-34. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus confronts Satan (28-29)
   A. Satan comes to steal and destroy
      – John 10:10
   B. Satan knows Jesus is God
      – James 2:19
   C. Satan knows his time is short
      – 1 John 3:8; Jude 6; Revelation 12:12

II. Jesus overpowers Satan (30-32)
   A. Satan has no power over Christ
      – John 14:30-31
   B. Satan must obey Jesus’ commands
      – James 4:7-8
   C. Satan’s doom is sure
      – Colossians 2:15; Revelation 20:10

III. Satan still works to deceive (33-34)
   A. The whole world is under Satan’s control
      – 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 5:19
   B. Jesus has come and has given us understanding
      – 1 John 5:20

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