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Sermon Big Idea: How will we celebrate the coming of Jesus into our life? John 11:1-44 John 12:1-8 John 12:12-19 3 Things that should be on our mind daily Our movement from death to life. We have more to offer Jesus everyday. His meaningful sacrifice warrants our praise. How will we be the work of Jesus for people to see?
Judges 13-16 4 ways that we can praise God as His royal priesthood: Hear your life’s calling. Attend to God’s desires not your own. Identify the world’s temptations and resist them. Return to where your strength comes from. The breakdown in life comes when we deny our calling and use what God created to bring praise to ourselves as opposed to Him.
Judges 6-8 Big Idea: Man’s Force is no match for the G Force of God. G Force caused Gideon anxiety about leading. G Force caused the Israelites to rethink who they follow. G Force caused 300 to destroy thousands. The G-Force of God’s faithfulness will distort our thinking and leave us amazed.
Judges 4:1-3 Man’s power lured the Israelites to fear. God allowed them to feel their fear – Judges 4:6-7 God relieved their fear with a plan Two women fearlessly followed God that day. Judges 4:4-5, 9, 17-22 Faith in God is being available for His plan, designed for His glory, even in the face of fear.
Judges 1-3 The wanderers were led by God to a home. The wanderers let their hearts wander away from God. God tested the wanderers’ and their obedience. The wanderers realized there is no home where God is not present. There is a high price to be paid to get a wanderer back home.
The Forerunner of Christ – John the Baptist Strange clothes Strange diet Strange method Strange Message John 1:35-46 Matthew 4:18-20 Occupation – Fishermen 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 Invitation – “Come, follow me” Luke 9:57-62 Transformation – “I will make you fishers of men” Summation – Immediately dropped nets and followed Andrews actions had a domino effect Peter, his brother Peter became a follower Peter preached on Day of Pentecost & 3000 people baptized The church in Jerusalem was scattered due to…
You can’t hide and heal at the same time. Name Change = Simon meaning reed to Peter meaning rock Jesus wants to overcome our fear with faith Many times, our failures want to displace our faith Jesus shows up to offer forgiveness after failure Peter learned that faith would allow for him to overcome his fear and failures so that he could experience freedom What is a part of your 10% that you hold back from God? My fourth of five: ________
Paul walked into a confrontational situation. Paul spoke boldly the truth of Christ. Paul used truth to confuse the confused. Using the confrontational method: Know the Word. Know your audience. Know the power of the Holy Spirit. My third of five: ___________________
Luke 3 John said don’t collect more than told to, Luke 19 Zacchaeus admitted to taking more. Matthew 5; Luke 15, 18, 19 they were not to be people you associated with Jesus broke the quarantine tape and Matthew responded At Matthew’s invitation, Jesus walked into a contagious situation As Matthew hosted, Jesus sat comfortably with infectious people How to evangelize in contagious situations: Go in prayer – Luke 10 Go in twos – Luke 10 Go in love –…