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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 6/2/2019

Sunday’s message was the first in the new David and Saul series from 1 Samuel 16-31. The message was called The Lord Looks at the Heart, taken from 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Samuel’s heart for God (1-5)
   A. Mourning for sin (1)
      – Psalm 119:136
   B. Trusting God in danger (2-3)
      – Psalm 118:6
   C. Obeying God’s commands (4-5)
      – Deuteronomy 6:5-6

II. God’s rejection of David’s brothers (6-10)
   A. God does not look at what man looks at
      – Isaiah 55:8-9; Matthew 5:3-10
   B. Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart
      – 1 Kings 8:39; 2 Chronicles 16:9

III. David, the man of God’s choosing (11-13)
   A. David was the youngest of all his brothers (11)
      – 1 Corinthians 1:27,31
   B. David was ruddy with a fine appearance (12)
      – Proverbs 15:13
   C. David was anointed, then filled with the Spirit (13)
      – Acts 1:8
   D. David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
      – Psalm 78:72

Applications:
   1) Don’t judge others by their appearance (John 7:24)
   2) Don’t dismiss your own gifts for service (1 Peter 4:10)
   3) Don’t overlook Christ (John 1:10-12)

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 5/19/2019

Sunday was a message about dealing with the pain of infertility looking at the story of Rachel in the Bible. In the message we talked about issues such as infertility, IVF, surrogacy, foster-parenting and adoption. This was the next message in the Famous Mothers in the Bible series. The message was called Rachel – The Desperate Mother, taken from Genesis 30:1-24 and Genesis 35:16-20. Here is a brief outline of the message:

Dealing with the pain of infertility:

I. Be careful not to blame each other (Genesis 30:1-2)
   A. Anger and blame will only harm your relationship
      – Genesis 3:12; Psalm 37:8
   B. Bring your deepest hurts and desires to God
      – Psalm 62:8; Proverbs 30:15-16

II. Be careful with your options (Genesis 30:3-13)
   A. Be cautious with modern technologies (IVF, surrogacy, etc.)
      – Psalm 139:13-14
   B. Be open to fostering or adoption
      – Psalm 68:5-6; Ephesians 1:5; James 1:27

III. Be careful not to compromise (Genesis 30:14-21)
   A. God takes the sexual relationship very seriously
      – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6
   B. Know there can be long-term consequences to your actions
      – Galatians 6:7-8

IV. Trust God’s timing and plan (Genesis 30:22-24, 35:16-20)
   A. Trust God to provide for your family in his way and in his time
      – Philippians 4:19
   B. Every child is a precious gift from God
      – Matthew 18:10

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 5/12/2019

Sunday’s message was a Mother’s Day sermon from the Famous Mothers in the Bible series. The message was called Leah – The Unloved Mother, taken from Genesis 24:19-35. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Don’t put all your emphasis on physical appearance (Genesis 29:14-20)
   A. Godly character is more important than physical beauty
      – Proverbs 31:30; 1 Peter 3:3-4
   B. Man looks on the outside, but God looks at the heart
      – 1 Samuel 16:7

II. Don’t let anything interfere with the marital bond (Genesis 29:21-30)
   A. Husband and wife share a one-flesh relationship
      – Genesis 2:24
   B. The husband should love his wife as he loves his own body
      – Ephesians 5:28

III. Don’t base your identity on your children (Genesis 29:31-35)
   A. Children are a gift from the Lord, not a means to an end
      – Psalm 127:3
   B. Find your identity in Christ alone
      – Philippians 1:21
   C. Trust God’s sovereignty and praise his name
      – Genesis 29:35; Job 1:21

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Mary (Degarmo and Key)

Sunday’s message was an Easter sermon called Desperately Seeking Jesus, taken from Matthew 28:1-10 and focusing on the women coming to Jesus’ tomb early Easter morning.

I shared the following song with our church after preaching the message. The song is called “Mary.” It’s an old Degarmo & Key song from their second album, “Straight On.” Enjoy!

Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 4/7/2019

Sunday’s message was a Communion message called Three Meals with God, taken from Luke 22:14-20. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The Passover Meal: A Meal from the Past
      – Luke 22:14-15 / Exodus 12:1-30
   A. Release from slavery (Exodus 3:7-10; 12:12-13)
   B. Re-enactment of God’s deliverance (Exodus 12:14-20)

II. The Lord’s Supper: A Meal for the Present
      – Luke 22:19-20
   A. Release from sin (Matthew 26:28)
   B. Reminder of Jesus’ death (Luke 22:19)

III. The Wedding Supper of the Lamb: A Meal in the Future
      – Luke 22:16-18 / Revelation 19:6-9
   A. Release from sadness (Revelation 19:7)
   B. Realization of God’s design (Revelation 21:3)

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/3/2019

Sunday’s message for Stewardship Emphasis month was called Seven Principles for Christian Giving, taken from 1 Corinthians 16:1-4. Here is a brief outline of the message:

Seven Principles for Christian Giving:

1) Regular giving – “on the first day of every week”

2) Participatory giving – “each one of you”

3) Intentional giving – “should set aside a sum of money”

4) Proportional giving – “in keeping with his income”

5) Anticipatory giving – “saving it up so that when I come”

6) Effective giving – “no collections will have to be made”

7) Accountable giving – “men you approve … send them with your gift”
 

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 1/6/2019

Sunday’s message was the first in the new Mission and Conflict series. The message was called On Mission from God, taken from Matthew 10:1-15. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Called on mission (1-4)
   A. Called and given authority by Christ (1)
      – Matthew 4:19, 28:18-19
   B. The twelve apostles, i.e. “sent ones” (2-4)

II. Instructions for when you go (5-10)
   A. Their mission: “the lost sheep of Israel” (5-6)
         Our mission: “Go into all the world…” (Mark 16:15a)
   B. Their message: “The kingdom of heaven is near” (7)
         Our message: “Preach the gospel” (Mark 16:15b)
   C. Their miracles: “Heal the sick; raise the dead; drive out demons” (8)
         Our miracles: “Ask in Jesus’ name” (John 14:12-14)
   D. Their means: “no money … no bag … no extras” (9-10)
         Our means: “Those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel” (Luke 22:35-36; 1 Corinthians 9:14)

III. Instructions for when you get there (11-15)
   A. Look for people receptive to the gospel (11-13)
   B. Warn those who do not accept the gospel (14-15)

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Home for Christmas series

Our new Advent Message series is called Home for Christmas.
You can read the various messages at the links below.

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas Series
1) Banished – Genesis 3:21-24
2) Wandering – Genesis 4:10-16
3) Longing – Psalm 137:1-9
4) Home – John 1:1-2, 14
 

Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 11/4/2018

Sunday’s message in The Greatest Chapter in the Bible series was called The Hope of Future Glory, taken from Romans 8:18-27. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Our hope for a new creation (18-21)
   A. The creation waits for God’s glory to be revealed in us (18-19)
      – 2 Corinthians 4:17
   B. The creation was subjected to frustration at the fall (20)
      – Genesis 3:17
   C. The creation will be freed from its present bondage to decay (21)
      – Isaiah 65:17-19; 2 Peter 3:13

II. Our hope for the resurrection of the body (22-25)
   A. We who have the Spirit groan along with creation (22-23)
      – John 16:21,33
   B. We wait eagerly for the redemption of our bodies (23)
      – Philippians 3:20-21
   C. We wait patiently for what we do not yet have (24-25)
      – 2 Corinthians 4:18

III. Our hope for God’s help in the present (26-27)
   A. The Spirit helps us in our weakness (26)
      – James 5:13
   B. The Spirit helps us pray (26-27)
      – 1 John 5:14-15
      1) intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express
      2) intercedes for us in accordance with God’s will

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 10/28/2018

Sunday’s message in The Greatest Chapter in the Bible series was called Children of God and Heirs with Christ, taken from Romans 8:12-17. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. You have a new obligation (12-14)
   A. You have no obligation to the sinful nature (12)
      – Romans 6:20-21
   B. You are called to put sinful deeds to death by the Spirit (13)
      – Colossians 3:5
   C. You are called to follow the Spirit (14)
      – Galatians 5:16

II. You have a new family (15-16)
   A. You did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear (15a)
      – Hebrews 2:14-15; 1 John 4:18
   B. You received the Spirit of sonship and call on God as your Father (15b)
      – Matthew 6:9; Mark 14:36
   C. God’s Spirit testifies with your spirit that you are God’s child (16)
      – Galatians 4:6

III. You have a new future (17)
   A. You are an heir of God and co-heir with Christ (17a)
      – Galatians 4:7; Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 1:2
   B. You share in Christ’s sufferings that you may also share in his glory (17b)
      – Matthew 5:11-12; 1 Peter 1:6-7

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 10/21/2018

Sunday’s message in The Greatest Chapter in the Bible series was called Living according to the Spirit, taken from Romans 8:5-11. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Your life follows your mind (5-6)
   A. You live according to what your mind is set on (5)
      – Romans 12:2
   B. The mind set on sinful things results in death; the mind set on the Spirit results in life and peace (6)
      – Galatians 5:19-23

II. When you live according to the sinful nature (7-8)
   A. Your mind is hostile to God (7a)
   B. Your mind does not and cannot submit to God’s law (7b)
   C. Therefore, you cannot please God (8)

III. When the Spirit of God lives in you (9-11)
   A. You are controlled by the Spirit (9)
      – John 14:16-17
   B. Your spirit is alive because of righteousness (10)
      – Ephesians 2:4-5
   C. The Spirit will also give life to your body (11)
      – Ezekiel 36:26-27

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Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 10/14/2018

Sunday was the first message in our new The Greatest Chapter in the Bible series. The message was called Set Free from Sin by the Spirit of God, taken from Romans 8:1-4. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (verse 1)
   – John 3:16-18
 
II. Why is there no condemnation? Because the law of the Spirit set us free from the law of sin (verse 2)
   – Romans 7:12

   Three different types of law in Romans 8:
      1) the law of Moses (has righteousness, but no power)
      2) the law of sin (has power, but no righteousness)
      3) the law of the Spirit (has both righteousness and power)
 
III. Why do we need the law of the Spirit? Because the Law of Moses was powerless to help, so God sent his Son and condemned sin (verse 3)
   – Luke 18:27

God sent his Son in the likeness of sinful man: “not ‘as a sinful person,’ for Jesus was sinless; not ‘in the likeness of humanity,’ for Jesus was fully human; but ‘in the likeness of sinful humanity’ for Jesus was both completely sinless and fully human.” (John Stott)
 
IV. What was God’s purpose in condemning sin? That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who live by the Spirit. (verse 4)

The law of the Spirit does it all! It fulfills the righteous requirement of Moses’ law, and it sets us free from the power of sin’s law. Through Christ we have been set free from sin by the Spirit of God.
 
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