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Lord, Have Mercy – Week 3
Scheduled: March 3, 2024

Lamentations 2:1-2, 14, 17 What is God’s wrath? (MULTILINE) God rejected their reputation. (MULTILINE) God rejected their worship. (MULTILINE) God rejected their truth. (MULTILINE) God rejected their nation. (MULTILINE) God’s mercy outweighs his wrath. (MULTILINE) Discussion Questions Lamentations 2 …

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Lord, Have Mercy – Week 2
February 25, 2024

Lord, Have Mercy See Us Pastor Tim Bayer Lamentations 1:20-22 Human Suffering brings Spiritual Clarity. (MULTILINE) With Jesus, we always have a voice. (MULTILINE) God Sees Everybody Individuals Me Head Read Lamentations 1. What about the picture Jeremiah describes makes sense to you? What is challe …

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Lord, Have Mercy – Week 2
February 25, 2024

Lord, Have Mercy See Us Pastor Tim Bayer Lamentations 1:20-22 Human Suffering brings Spiritual Clarity. (MULTILINE) With Jesus, we always have a voice. (MULTILINE) God Sees Everybody (MULTILINE) Individuals(MULTILINE) Me(MULTILINE) Head Read Lamentations 1. What about the picture Jeremiah describes …

Lord, Have Mercy – Week 1
February 18, 2024

Lord, Have Mercy! 2 Kings 25:1-10 Five Prayer Poems (MULTILINE) God’s Wrath? (MULTILINE) Three Truths for Today Pain is a consequence not a punishment. (MULTILINE) I am a sinner. (MULTILINE) I am forgiven. (MULTILINE) Head Read 2 Kings 25:1-10. How might you retell the story of Israel being taken in …

Joy of Generosity
February 11, 2024

2.11.24 Notes & Questions NOTES (MULTILINE) Head Read 1 Timothy 6:17-21. How might these verses make you think differently about your spiritual priorities and your relationship with God? What practical strategies could you use to responsibly and generously manage your life with these verses in m …

The Giver
February 4, 2024

The Giver’s Legacy Pastor Tim Bayer 2 Corinthians 9:13-15  The Legacy of the Giver Struggle (v. 12)(MULTILINE) Success (v. 13-14)(MULTILINE) Significance (v. 15)(MULTILINE)  The distance between success and significance is surrender.(MULTILINE)  The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of …

The Giver – Week 4
January 28, 2024

The Giver – Week 4 2 Cor. 9:12   The outcome of living generously is that the Gospel is announced and demonstrated by meeting needs in a way that people can only turn to God with thanks and praise.   Closed hands keep us at the center of our lives. Open hands make space for God to flow fro …

The Giver – Week 3 “The Giver’s Stuff”
January 21, 2024

The Giver’s Stuff 2 Corinthians 9:10 (p. 968)   Why Does God Give Us Stuff? He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. (2 Corinthians 9:10, ESV) Enjoy Know His Love Love His Creation   T …

The Giver – Week 2
January 14, 2024

(MULTILINE)   Head Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-9. What stands out to you from this passage? What is God teaching you personally in these verses?   Share a time when God provided for you or someone you know during a specific time of need.   Heart: Are you living with contentment? In what ar …

The Giver – Week 1
January 7, 2024

THE GIVER – Part 1 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (p. 968) Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)   THREE WAYS TO THINK ABOUT THE GIFT   A Container: Is It  ENOUGH? (v. 6-7) (MULTILINE) A Cupboard: It is ENOUGH. (v. 8-11) (MULTILINE) A Corner Market: There is More than ENO …

An End… And a Beginning
December 31, 2023

An End… And a Beginning -or- Reflection… And Anticipation December 31, 2023 Ken Wyneken   Ephesians 2:8-9:  By grace are you saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God-not by works so that no one can boast.   Romans 8:38-39:  For I am convinced that neither …

Christmas Eve 2023
December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve 2023 Matthew 1:18-25 (p. 807)   (MULTILINE)

Advent Conspiracy “Give More”
December 17, 2023

Give More Series: Advent Conspiracy John 1:1-14 (p. 886)   GOD IS A GIVER   THREE THINGS WE DO WITH THE LIGHT We do not recognize the light We do not receive the light We can receive and believe the light   GOD NEVER STOPS GIVING (MULTILINE)     QUESTIONS: Head Read John 1:1 …

Advent Conspiracy “Spend Less”
December 10, 2023

Spend Less Series: Advent Conspiracy Mark 1:1-8 (p. 836)   SIMPLICITY CAN BE JUST AS MUCH OF AN IDOL AS WEALTH.   Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me… ~ Proverbs 30:8-9   “What if being people of “the …

Advent Conspiracy “Worship Fully”
December 3, 2023

Worship Fully Series: Advent Conspiracy Luke 2:8-20   NOTES (MULTILINE) Head Read Luke 2:8-20. What do we learn about worship from the angels? Describe how the shepherds worship. How does Mary worship?   Heart Describe how you worship. How is it like or unlike the characters in this passag …

Who is Ezekiel?
November 26, 2023

NOTES: (MULTILINE)   Discussion Questions Ezekiel 34:11-16   Head Discuss the metaphor of the shepherd and the sheep in the Bible. Why do you think this metaphor is consistently used to describe the relationship between the Lord, His workers, and His people? How does Eze 34:11-16 illustrat …

Thanksgiving Eve
November 22, 2023

Giving Thanks Together Thanksgiving Eve 2023 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. (2 Corinthians 9:14-15, NIV) Notes: (MULTILINE)

Service of Remembrance
November 19, 2023

Remembrance Sunday Psalm 25 Denial and dismissal are not part of God’s plan. (MULTILINE) (There is) a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance… Ecclesiastes 3:4 THREE WAYS TO WEEP AND MOURN Remember God Remembers. (Psalm 25:1-7) (MULTILINE) Declare God is Good (Psalm 25: …

Rooted – Week 10
November 12, 2023

God’s Family Hebrews 10:24-25 Family is messy and meaningful. (MULTILINE) Next Steps go to our HUB at oslc.com Thanksgiving Eve Worship//Nov 22// Chili Drive Backpacks 4 Kids//Nov 1-22//oslc.com/fooddrive Christmas Season 2023//oslc.com/christmas

Rooted – Week 9
November 5, 2023

Sharing Your Story Hebrews 12:18-24, 28–29 When we tell our story, we tell the story of God. Rooted, Week 9, p. 204 What stood out to you about Kiristen’s story? (MULTILINE) Stories give us security in an insecure world. (MULTILINE) GOD’S TWO KEY STORIES Sinai –  (MULTILINE) Zion – (MULTILINE) YOUR …

Rooted – Week 8
October 29, 2023

Generosity Matthew 6:19-21 What stood out to you from the video? (MULTILINE) Next steps: visit oslc.com Novemberfest//Nov 7// online// oslc.com/novemberfest Young at Heart//Nov 11//12:00 – 3:00 pm Men’s Breakfast//Nov 11//8:30 – 10:00 am

Rooted – Week 7
October 22, 2023

Matthew 25:34-40 Serve “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. (Mt 25:34) (MULTILINE) For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me …

Rooted – Week 6
October 15, 2023

My Purpose Ephesians 2:8-10 You are God’s Poem poiema You can do Virtuous Things Agathois ergois You are Ordained proetoimasen Next Steps go to our HUB at oslc.com Novemberfest//Tue Nov 7// 6:30 pm – 8 pm Mental Health First Aid //Nov 9//9 am – 3 pm// Online training Giving Tree//Applications Due Oc …

Rooted – Week 5
October 8, 2023

Spiritual Battles Colossians 1:13-14 The Struggle is Real Fighting the Battle; Winning the War Next Steps go to our HUB at oslc.com Confirmation Capstones//Sat Oct 14// 4 pm Youth Fall Day//Oct 28//1 pm – 3 pm//Knutson Farms Giving Tree//Applications Due Oct 31

Rooted – Week 4
October 1, 2023

Evil & Suffering Philippians 4:6-7 God… God does… God does not always… Next Steps go to our HUB at oslc.com  

Rooted – Week 3
September 24, 2023

Why do we avoid God’s voice? Ephesians 6:17-18 (p. 979) Reasons we avoid God’s voice image.   Next Steps: Go to our HUB at oslc.com Marriage Night//October 6//6:30 – 8:00 am New Member Class//Oct 8 – Nov 5// oslc.com/member New Hope Children’s Choir//Grades 1-7 //olsc.com/newhope

Rooted – Week 2
September 17, 2023

Misconceptions about God. Jesus is the perfect representation of God’s character. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the r …

Rooted – Week 1
September 10, 2023

Identity, Belonging & Purpose Colossians 2:6-7 LIVE Your LIVES What does this mean? (v. 6) For in him, we live and move and exist. (Acts 17:28) How is this done? (v. 7a) See Acts 2:42-47. What is seen? (v. 7b) See Psalm 136 Next Steps go to our HUB at oslc.com Faith In Action//September 16//8:30 …

The Power of Working Together
September 3, 2023

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NOTES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 in any translation. What stands out to you from this passage? Where do you see Christ in this Old Testament Passage? Heart Share about a time in your life that you appreciated the presence of someone else so that you were n …

Under Cover – Week 4
August 27, 2023

Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus demonstrates that we are under the cover of His LOVE. Love looks like Connection. (v. 13) Love looks like Confession. (v. 14-16) Love looks like Resurrection. (v. 17-18) Love looks like Conversation. (v. 19) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Matthew 16:13-20 in any translation. W …

Under Cover – Week 3
August 20, 2023

Matthew 15:21-28 Notes   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Matthew 15:21-28 Head What did you learn about Jesus this week? What did you discover about yourself? Heart What stood out to you from this week’s message? Who do you know needs to hear this message? Hands How will you be the healing presence of Jes …

Under Cover – Week 2
August 13, 2023

Matthew 14:22-33 We are under the cover of Jesus’ Prayer    (v. 23) Protection    (v. 27) Prompting    (v. 29) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Matthew 14:22-33 Head What did you learn about Jesus this week? What did you discover about yourself? Heart What stood out to you from this week’s message? Who do you k …

Under Cover – Week 1
August 6, 2023

Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus’ compassion surpasses his sadness. Jesus compassionately provides everything we need and more. Jesus satisfies our inmost longings.     Discussion Questions Matthew 14:13-21 Head Why did Jesus withdraw to a desolate place? What did the disciples suggest as a solution to f …

Story Time Week 4
July 30, 2023

Matthew 13:44-52     Parable Image Jesus sells all he has for the collective people of God.  Jesus sells all he has for the individual person of God. Jesus preserves the people of God. The people of God are treasured, valuable, preserved, and invited to join Jesus’ mission.   Discussion Questio …

Story Time – Week 3
July 23, 2023

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43   Parables illustrate how the kingdom of God is not like our world. THREE STORIES       There is no single, homogeneous way of thinking about sanctification; everyone is in a different place when it comes to describing the Christian life. Leopoldo Sanchez    Discussion Q …

Story Time – Week 2
July 16, 2023

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23   Parables illustrate how the kingdom of God is not like our world.   God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought the …

Story Time – Week 1
July 9, 2023

Matthew 13:10-17 Parables create readiness in hearts to receive. Parables make difficult things simple. Parables illustrate how God’s ways are different than our ways.   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Matthew Matt 13:10-17 in a few different translations. What about this passage is simple to un …

Shine Jesus’ Light
July 2, 2023

Genesis 1:1-5 God says “let there be light” and there was light. God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. (1 John 1:5) And there will be no night there – no need for lamps or sun – for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5) Jesus is our …

The Forgotten Ways – Week 4
June 25, 2023

Matthew 10:5-15   Jesus Sends you, even if you will Betray him. JESUS’ FORGOTTEN HANDBOOK FOR EVERYDAY MINISTRY Rule #1: Be Compassionate (5-6) Rule #2: Be Generous (v. 7-8) Rule #3: Be Workers (v. 9-10) Rule #4: Be Friendly (v. 11-13) Rule #5: Be Hospitable (v. 14-15)  Discussion Questions  Head Re …

The Forgotten Ways – Week 3
June 18, 2023

Matthew 9:35-10:4  And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. (Mt 9:35) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like …

The Forgotten Ways – Week 2
June 11, 2023

Matthew 9:9-13  The sick, not the well… Mercy, not sacrifice… Jesus doesn’t pick sides, he makes a way…  Discussion Questions Head Work together as a group to describe and build a picture of the characters in this narrative. Matthew, Pharisees, disciples, Jesus.  When Matthew gets up and follows Jes …

The Forgotten Ways – Week 1
June 4, 2023

Matthew 9:1-8  “The solution to an overbusy life is not more time. It’s to slow down and simplify our lives around what really matters.” (John Mark Comer) Borrowed Faith –  I need to borrow faith today for…  Discussion Questions Head Read Matthew 9:1-8. What is this story saying about who Jesus is? …

Lessons Learned
May 28, 2023

Numbers 11:24-30 God’s mission has a church. The church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God’s new community. (John Stott) MOSES’ CHURCH If we want to begin the hard work of formin …

A Life Worth Living – Week 6
May 21, 2023

1 Peter: 4:12-19 Trials reveal your faith. LET’S TALK ABOUT FAITH Family Faith –  Convenient Faith – Consumer Faith –  Suffering Faith –  LET’S GO FISHING  Discussion Questions Head Reflect on the four general kinds of faith Pastor Tim shared about in this week’s message. Read 1 Peter 4:12-19. How d …

A life worth living – week 5
May 14, 2023

1 Peter 3:13-22  A Passion for Doing Good (v. 13-14) Repaying evil is almost always immediate. Repaying good is almost always delayed. “Fear is always God-forgetful” Paul David Tripp Love… (vv. 15-22) Smashes Idols Shares Hope Surprises People with Grace Selects the Good Life Suffers with Jesus Disc …

A Life Worth Living – Week 4
May 7, 2023

1 Peter 2:2-10  NOTES    Discussion Questions Head Read 1 Peter 2:2-10. Share your “adoption” story. What does your story tell you about God’s heart for people? What does your story tell you about your heart for other people? Heart What do you think God is inviting you to do with what you have been …

A Life Worth Living – Week 3
April 30, 2023

1 Peter 2:19.25   For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to thi …

A Life Worth Living – Week 2
April 23, 2023

1 Peter:1:17-25 NOTES Discussion Questions Head Define “reverent fear” or “the fear of the Lord”. How would you explain it to someone who does not identify as a Christian? What does 1 Peter 1:17-21 say about the life we have been rescued from? How does 1 Peter 1:22-25 describe the life we have been …

A Life Worth Living – Week 1
April 16, 2023

“A Living Hope” 1 Peter 1:3-9 A Life Worth Living is a Living Hope A Living Hope is Rooted in the Past A Living Hope Continues in the Present A Living Hope Endures in the Future Discussion Questions Head Read 1 Peter 1:3-9. Discuss with your group or a friend what stands out to you. What does this p …

Easter Sunday – 2023
April 9, 2023

John 12:20-26   Fear and isolation kills. Only Jesus can make us alive. Communion That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. As he spoke, he showed the …

Palm Sunday 2023
April 2, 2023

John 12:20-26   NOTES   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read John 12:20-26 in a translation different than you usually read it. Go around your group and retell the story in your own words. What do you learn about Jesus in this story? What is this story saying about you? Heart How do you love your life? Ho …

Come & See – Part 5
March 26, 2023

John 11:1-16 The problem is sickness Jesus doesn’t come when we need him most. Jesus comes when we need need to be changed. Jesus changes us as we: Walk with Jesus 2. Work through our disappointments 3. Wait for eternity Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, …

Come & See – Part 4
March 19, 2023

John 9:1-12  Two Kinds of Blindness Spiritual Indifference Left Blank – sermon will reveal. You claim to be rich and successful and to have everything you need. But you don’t know how bad off you really are. You are pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. (Revelation 3:17, CEV) The worries and cares of the …

Come & See – Part 3
March 12, 2023

John 4:5-26   The Samaritan Woman Revelation takes: At the time I have decided, my words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting – it will happen! (Habakkuk 2:3, CEV) Time Patience Waiting Trust Revelation leads to Resurrection. (John 4 …

Come & See part 2
March 5, 2023

John 3:1-17 God Loved God Gave God Sends God Saves  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read John 3:1-17 and retell the story of Jesus and Nicodemus with your group or a friend. What do you discover about the heart of God in this story? If you were Nicodemus, how might you have responded to Jesus? Heart What …

Come and See – Part 1
February 26, 2023

John 1:35-42 John the Baptist Andrew and John (the Gospel writer) Andrew’s Brother, Simon Peter You and Me   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read John 1:35-42. Retell the story in your own words. Which part of the story interests you the most? What do you think this story is saying about God and His plan …

The Transformation of Jesus
February 19, 2023

Matthew 17:1-9 ReTelling the Story DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Matthew 17:1-9. Retell the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. What does this story say about God’s Plan? Humanity? Me? Heart Based on what this story is saying about me, what am I doing well? What in my life needs to change? Hands Who d …

Joy of Generosity
February 12, 2023

Acts 2:42-47 Notes  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Acts 2:42-47. What do you think when you read the description of this Jesus loving community of people? What did you learn from this week’s message about Jesus’ teaching on generosity? Heart How do you feel when you give out of your “surplus” time, …

Seeing Jesus – Part 5
February 5, 2023

1 Corinthians 3:1-9  In this world, we will have spiritual problems.  People without a mature and maturing faith can only bring worldly wisdom. Solving spiritual problems with worldly wisdom will always lead to division. Spiritual wisdom has Jesus at the center. Spiritual wisdom is the fruit of a ma …

Seeing Jesus – Part 4
January 29, 2023

1 Corinthians 2:1-12, 13-16  NOTES  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Share what you learned or were reminded of in this week’s message. Read 1 Corinthians 2:13-16. What do you think it means to have the mind of Christ? Heart How does the struggle between the “old you” and “new you” feel? How does the “new …

Seeing Jesus – Part 3
January 22, 2023

1 Corinthians 1:18-31  NOTES   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Share something you heard in this week’s message that made you think about the wisdom of God choosing the foolish things of this world to show us Jesus. Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. How would you explain this passage to a friend or family membe …

Seeing Jesus – Part 2
January 15, 2023

1 Corinthians 1:10-18  WHY IS THERE SO MUCH DIVISION? There is sin. We want to be right. SEEING JESUS BRINGS… Light (to our deception) (v. 11-12) Healing (to a broken heart) (v. 13-17) Clarity (to priorities) (v. 18) What needs to change in your life to make seeing Jesus and His cross the only thing …

Seeing Jesus – Part 1
January 8, 2023

1 Corinthians 1:1-9  WHY DON’T SOME PEOPLE SEE THE GIFT OF JESUS? Some are Unaware of it. Some Resist and Return it. SEEING JESUS WILL GIVE YOU A NEW… Attitude (v. 4) Vocabulary (v. 5) Hope (v. 6-7) Confidence (v. 8-9) How will you place your eyes back on the gift of Jesus, this year?    DISCUSSION …

Never Stop Searching for What is True
January 1, 2023

Matthew 2:13-23 Do I believe God interacts with people? (John 12:44–47) Is there space in my rhythm that I am still? (Luke 5:16) Am I aware enough to identify God’s voice when I’m not looking for it? (John 10:14–16) Am I willing to trust God’s leading more than my own? (Proverbs 3:5–8)   DISCUSSION …

Unstoppable Christmas – Fourth Week of Advent
December 18, 2022

Herod Matthew 2:1-12 Yet in thy dark streets shineth  The Everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth …

Unstoppable Christmas – third Week of Advent
December 11, 2022

Mary Luke 1:25-55  You Cannot Stop God’s Family Invitation NOTES:  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Luke 1:26-38. Share about a time when you’ve received surprising news that “troubled you” (v. 29)? How was your response similar to or different from Mary’s (v. 38)? Heart Read Luke 1:39-45. Who do you …

Unstoppable Christmas- Second Week of Advent
December 4, 2022

The Prophets Luke 1:67-79 Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied… Luke 1:67 · How do I receive the prophets? · How do I share a prophetic word? Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. …

Unstoppable Christmas – First Week of Advent
November 27, 2022

God is Able Luke 1:5-25 God’s love for us is unstoppable My Ability   Our inabilities cannot stop God’s ability. God’s Ability (vv. 13-20)  To know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than …

Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 23, 2022

Luke 17:11-19  Jesus’ Reminders to Us 1)  Who we are 2)  What we are to do “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?” Jesus in Luke 17:17 Saying ”thank you” is the work of faith which we are given to do.    

Service of Remembrance
November 20, 2022

Daniel 6:16-23 JESUS IS A BETTER… Daniel Lion WHY IT MATTERS In order for there to be a resurrection, there must be a death. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. Romans 6:5, New Living Translation DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head When did you first read …

Keep Your Garage door Open – week 3
November 13, 2022

Luke 10:25-37 Neighboring is compassion. It feels like:  It actively responds by: Compassionate love is often replaced by talk and theological abstraction How to Live Spanchna 1) Choose to inconvenience ourselves 2) Take a risk 3) Generously give something away And what does the Lord require of you? …

Keep your Garage Door Open – Week 2
November 6, 2022

Luke 10:25-37 Neighboring expresses what we believe about the: 1) Authority of Jesus 2) Urgency of self 3) Dignity of others Neighboring costs… Time (v. 33) Feelings (v. 33) Safety (v. 34) Finances (v. 35)   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Luke 10:25-37 Head Do a quick “Google Search”. What do you discover abo …

Keep Your Garage Door Open – Week 1
October 30, 2022

Luke 10:25-37  Neighboring expresses what we believe about Jesus, ourselves, and others. And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25) He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “ …

Jesus is for ____________ – Week 3
October 23, 2022

The Skeptic Mark 9:14-29 Who Jesus is for is wider than we assume and narrower than we want. You are welcome to… 1)  Be skeptical 2)  Ask hard questions 3)  Challenge the status quo 4)  Not agree with and understand everything For the skeptic in all of us… Seek evidence and you will see Jesus. The …

Jesus if for ___________ – Week 2
October 16, 2022

The Brokenhearted  Luke 4:16-21  Who Jesus is for is wider than we assume and narrower than we want. There is no hurt like church hurt”. 1)  Unintentional Brokenness 2)  Christian Piety 3)  Human Pride & Self Destruction 4)  Intentional Destruction For the Brokenhearted… Seek gospel and you will …

Jesus is For __________ – Week 1
October 9, 2022

The Searcher — Week 1 John 8:21-32  Who Jesus is for is wider than we assume and narrower than we want. We are all searching for something. 1) Belonging 2)  Identity 3)  Purpose 4)  Truth For the Searcher… Seek scripture and you will see Jesus. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. W …

Friends – Week 4
October 2, 2022

Galatians 6:1-10  Creating Meaningful Relationships Meaningful relationships are restorative. Meaningful relationships bear burdens. Meaningful relationships have personal ownership. Meaningful relationships do good.    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head In the sermon, we shared a study on loneliness: 36% se …

Friends – Week 3
September 25, 2022

Job 2:11-13  Job and His Friends (Job 2:11-13) “You are miserable comforters, all of you!” (Job 16:2) What to Do with Miserable Comforters 1.  Take a BREAK Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the worl …

Friends – Week 2
September 18, 2022

1 Corinthians 1:20-25 משל Mashal – to be like. Anyone who intends to become righteous might well take this as a handbook or prayer book for his daily use, read it often, and pioneer his own life in it. Martin Luther Wisdom 1.  begins with humility. (1 Kings 3:5-9) 2.  is a gift. (1 Kings 4:29-31) 3. …

Friends – Week 1
September 11, 2022

Isaiah 41:8-10 A good friend is… A great friend is… (Proverbs 17:17, John 15:9-15) Two Ways to Be a Friend like Jesus (2 Chronicles 20:7, Isaiah 41:8, James 2:23) 1.  Be who You Are (v. 8-9) 2.  Lean In (v. 10)  Head Name 5 of your friends. How have these friendships changed over the years? Read Pro …

Honoring Labor Day
September 4, 2022

Honoring Labor Day 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 All our work in the field, in the city, in the home, in struggle, in government – to what does it all amount before God except children’s play, by means of which God is pleased to give his gifts in the field, at home, and everywhere? These are masks of our L …

Teach Us To Pray – Part 5
August 28, 2022

Acts 4:23-31 Today’s Point: Jesus teaches us to pray with boldness and confidence. A Hard Truth: Boldness, confidence, and spiritual opposition go together. PRAYING WITH BOLDNESS AND CONFIDENCE…   Gives us eyes to see God at Work. Increases our faith. Head What do you think it means to pray wit …

Teach Us to Pray – Part 4
August 21, 2022

Matthew 18 1-5 – 6-9 – 10-14 – 15-20 – 21-35 – A Tale of 2 Servants And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. “True forgiveness deals with the past, all of the past, to make the future possible.” – Desmond Tutu, No Future Without Forgiveness    DISCUSSION QUESTI …

Teach Us to Pray – Part 3
August 14, 2022

Psalm 104:10-15 The Gift of Provision God is the great Creator of as well as the great Provider for His creation. Bread is a biblical way of summarizing all that we need to sustain our lives on earth. God provides both earthly provision and eternal provision. Therefore, we rely on Him in all things …

Teach us to Pray – Part 2
August 7, 2022

Romans 11:33-12:2 Wonderous hearts, considerate minds, and open arms guide the seeking of God’s will.  What is the will of God and how is it accomplished? How can we discern the will of God in our lives? Further Passages: Col 1:16, 2:3; Ps 139:6; Eph 3:10; Deut 29:29; Is 40:13; 1 Cor 2:16, 8:6, 11:1 …

Teach Us To Pray – Part 1
July 31, 2022

Luke 11:1-13 Why Pray? (v. 1) See also: Luke 4:21, 5:18, 6:12, 9:18, 28 Jesus teaches us (v. 2-4) For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are …

Building a Family – Part 3
July 24, 2022

Fighting Fairly Matthew 18:15-20 The goal of fighting is to Restore Relationship with each other. Restore =  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9) We fight fairly and restore relationship: 1)  Individually (v. 15) Spiritually Gently (Galatians 6:1) Truthfull …

Building a Family – Part 2
July 17, 2022

July 17 2022 Building a Family – Part 2 Revelation 7:9-17 IMAGE for Sermon Notes God’s Long Game What’s Possible with the Long Game? The Long Game in Real Life Discussion Questions Read Revelation 7:9-17 Head How does the text describe heaven?  If heaven is our destiny, how might that impact our lif …

Building A Family – Part 1
July 10, 2022

The Struggle is Real Joshua 24:11-15 The struggle is real because we’re all a work in progress. Every family tells The Story of God___ (v. 11-13) Take time to discover your family’s “God story” Faithfulness is better than success Daily make the choice to smash idols and serve God, only. (v. 14-15) I …

Monumental Life
July 3, 2022

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 &  Selected Scriptures Only through Jesus, we can live monumental lives. 1. Receive it Your unfailing love will last forever. (Psalm 89:2) 2. Live it For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! (Psalm 147:5) …

Here’s The Church – Week 4
June 26, 2022

Here’s the Church Romans 10:11-15  NOTES Discussion Questions Head What was your favorite part of this week’s service and why? Which scripture passage during Trevor’s Commissioning stood out for you and why? Read Romans 10:11-15. What is this passage saying to you (or your group)? Heart Whose “beaut …

Here’s the church – Week 3
June 19, 2022

The Shepherd John 10:1-18 We follow the Good Shepherd, together. I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.  Jeremiah 3:15, ESV) Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight… (1 Peter 5:2, ESV) Shepherds and Flocks Bond Toge …

Here’s the Church – Week 2
June 12, 2022

(1 Corinthians 3:1-11) The Foundation IMAGE for Sermon Notes If Jesus is the Cornerstone… Old Testament/Covenant -> New Testament/Covenant (Mt 5:17–18; Jn 1:9-18; Heb 9:15) Key Question: How am I (are we) marked by grace and truth?  Dead to Sin and Self -> Alive in Christ (2 Cor 5:17; Ro 6:1-1 …

Here’s The Church – Week 1
June 5, 2022

Ephesians 2:19-22 Jesus makes us family, together. We live as family by:  Celebrating our Roots Growing Deeper Together Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12, NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And …

Telling the Story – Week 3
May 29, 2022

Our Forever Story Revelation 21:1-8 We all have a story – and God invites us to tell it. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day… (2 Corinthians 4:16)   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old …

Telling the Story – Week 2
May 22, 2022

Honoring Diane Zimmermann Psalm 100 We all have a Story – and God invites us to Tell it. For the Lord is Good and his love endures forever; his story continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:5) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Psalm 100. Think about this past week. What have you shared with peopl …

Telling The Story – Week 1
May 15, 2022

Written Before Us Hebrews 12:1-3 We all have a STORY – and God invites us to TELL IT. Jesus AUTHORS IT. FINISHES IT. We OWN IT. I remember a time when… DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Hebrews 12:1-3. Make a list of who surrounds you as a “great cloud of witnesses”. Spend time in prayer thanking God f …

Redefining Freedom – Week 3
May 8, 2022

Galatians 5:13-18 You were called to freedom, family of God.  The opportunity of the flesh. Living in freedom by the Spirit. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Martin Luther said “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject of all, …

Redefining Freedom -Week 2
May 1, 2022

Galatians 5:7-12 Jesus redefines freedom as dependence, not independence. Through Jesus alone, we are freed from our pride to live in humility When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2) Freedom means that we are dependant on God’s Wisdom (vv. 7-9) Judgment …

Redefining Freedom – Week 1
April 24, 2022

Galatians 5:1-6 – Independence Jesus offers a different kind of freedom. We should not forfeit our freedom in Jesus. Living in grace, rather than legalism, unburdens us. We are freed and loved to love and free others. Living in Jesus’ freedom connects us to Him and others.  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head …

Let’s Take a Walk – Easter Sunday
April 17, 2022

Luke 24:13-35 Jesus is here and is walking with us. When Jesus walks with us… His story becomes our story. We get to keep walking. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Luke 24:1-12. What’s your favorite part of the Easter story? How would you retell the Easter story to somebody who doesn’t really know muc …

Let’s Take a Walk – Palm Sunday
April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday Let’s Take a Walk John 11:45 – 12:13 Walking with Jesus is often an uphill walk. Everyone has a plan for Jesus’ walk. The Pharisees (John 11:45-57) The Crowds (John 12:12-13) The Disciples Jesus is the only one who knows… DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head How would you retell what happens betwee …

Turning Points – Week 6
April 3, 2022

Luke 18:18-34 – Jesus & the Rich Ruler “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”   “What was done so I could inherit eternal life?”     “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”   “What is impossible …

Turing Points – Week 5
March 27, 2022

Luke 16:19-31 The turning point is the time to turn from our constructed reality to believe His unchanging truth surrounding us. Belief consists of 1) declaring truth and 2) trusting it in your ways. “Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it i …

Turning Points – Week 4
March 20, 2022

Luke 13:1-5  Turning Points are times to lean on Jesus. What I believe about Jesus leads me to live like Jesus. JESUS IS: 1) 2) TWO LIES AND JESUS’ TRUTH Lie #1: Lie #2: Truth: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head What about Jesus makes you uncomfortable? Read Luke 13:1-5. In which ways do our culture and Jesu …

Turning Points – Week 3
March 13, 2022

Luke 11:37-54 Kairos Moments     “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”        (Mark 1:15, NIV) Woes mean Whoah DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Luke 11:37-54. Assume you’re one of the people listening into Jesus’ conversation with the Phari …

Turning Points – Week 2
March 6, 2022

Just being with Jesus Luke 10:38-42          Backstory 1: Abraham & the 3 Strangers Genesis 18: 1-8     Examples in Abraham of a life of service 1. 2. 3. Backstory 2: God Creates Genesis 1 – 2:3 And there was _________________ and there was _______________  Our identity is not based on what we _ …

Turning Points – Week 1
February 27, 2022

Luke 9:28-36 A Physical Point (Luke 9:28, Psalm 89:12, Joshua 11:17, Judges 3:3) A Reflection Point (Luke 9:29-35, John 1:14, 2 Peter 1:16-17) An Pivotal Point (Luke 9:35, Hebrews 1:1-2, 2 Corinthians 3:18) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Getting Started Share about a significant place where you have experienc …

CISTERNS
February 20, 2022

CISTERNS Jeremiah 2:1-13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am not …

Joy of Generosity Sunday
February 13, 2022

Joy of Generosity Matthew 5:14-16 Generosity is the opposite of Greed (Acts 20:35) Feelings (1 Corinthians 9:7) Thinking (Proverbs 3:9, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 8:3, Psalm 76:11) Relationship (Matthew 6:33, Malachi 3:6-7)  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head How do you define generosity? Which bible …

Every Day is a New Day – Week 6
February 6, 2022

New You 1 Peter 2:4-12  A new day means a new you and a new us. (Isaiah 43:19) We are Living Stones. (v. 5) What makes the difference? Where do we get the power? (vv. 4-7)      DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head What did you learn about living stones? How are you like a prophet? Priest? King? Which role do y …

Every Day is a New day – Week 5
January 30, 2022

New Opportunities Leviticus 6:8-13 Notes DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head What questions do you have about this week’s sermon? You can email them to [email protected].  Read Exodus 6:8-13. Why do you think the burnt offering is such an important part of the sacrificial system? Read Song of Solomon 8:6-7. …

Every Day is a New Day – Week 4
January 23, 2022

New Chances Matthew 11:25-30 Jesus gives us a new chance to: Take His Yoke Come to Him Learn from Him DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Heart Where in society do you feel unrest? Where in your life do you feel unrest? Head Read Matthew 11:25-30. What do you hear in Jesus’ invitation for you to have a new chance …

Every Day is a New Day – Week 3
January 16, 2022

New Challenges Matthew 17:14-21  Helpless Brokenness Fearful Father (Mt 17:14-16; Mk 9:24; Php 4:6; 1 Pt 5:7) Skeptical Crowd (Mt 17:17-18; 12:39; 16:4; Jon 1:3-17) Unbelieving Disciples (Mt 17:19-20; 16:17; 10:8) Despair threatens to overwhelm our faith too by pointing out how we fail to change or …

Every Day is a New Day – Week 2
January 9, 2022

Choices Exodus 3:1-14 Notes DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Heart What has happened to or around you recently that you cannot explain or has forced you to think differently about God? Head Read Exodus 3:1-14. Why do you suppose Moses made the choice to “turn aside” or take a detour to see the burning bush? Wha …

Every Day is a New Day – Week 1
January 2, 2022

Rhythm Isaiah 43:16-19 We can do more in a day with Jesus than we can do in a Lifetime on our own. Stop Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10, ESV)   2. Look Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Fat …

HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED – WEEK 5
December 26, 2021

His Name Shall Be Called “Jesus Christ” Mark 1:1-3 Jesus = YHWH Christ = Messiah  God Prepares the Way Yesterday, Today, and Forever (Is 40:1–5; 52:10; 60:1–3; Mal 3:1; Mt 3:3; 11:10; Mk 1:3; Lk 1:17, 76; 3:4; 7:27; Jn 1:23) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS No Life Group Questions this week.  

Christmas Eve
December 24, 2021

The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they enjoyed their wedding night, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so …

His Name shall be called – week 4
December 19, 2021

His Name is “Prince of Peace” Jeremiah 33:14-16 & Isaiah 9:6 Shalom/Peace is the webbing together of God, humans, and all creation in justice, fulfillment, and delight.  Jesus’ role as Prince of Peace is directly tied to His role as Savior. Jesus offers peace with God.  Jesus offers peace in our …

His Name Shall Be Called – Week 3
December 12, 2021

His Name is “Everlasting Father” Everlasting (Colossians 1;15-17, Ezekiel 37:26-27, Isaiah 54:8, Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 8:35-39) Father (Hebrews 1:1-2, John 1:1-2, 14, John 14:9-10, John 5:36, Philippians 4:19, John 10:28-30, Hebrews 7:35, Romans 8:34, John 6:38, John 6:39-40) Forever Jesus helps us… …

His Name Shall Be Called – Week 2
December 5, 2021

His Name is “Almighty God” Zephaniah 3:14-20 Prophets? Who are these guys? ( Is 9:6; Heb 11:32–38) Who’s Zephaniah? (Zep 1:1; 2 Ki 22-23; 2 Ch 34-35) The Day of the Lord (Zep 1:7, 1:18, 2:3; Eph 2:1–3) An Almighty Promise (Zep 3:9-13; 3:14–20; Deut 30:3; Jer 29:14; Ezekiel 16:53; Am 9:14; Ps 126:4; …

His name Shall Be Called – Week 1
November 28, 2021

His Name is “Wonderful Counselor” Isaiah 9:1-8 Wonderful (Judges 13:17-18, Acts 2:22) –  Counselor (Isaiah 11:1-2, Isaiah 40:13-14, Matthew 13:54, Colossians 2:3, 1 Corinthians 1:23-25) –  Counselor Jesus promises to… listen to you. (Matthew 11:28-30) understand you for you. (Psalm 139:13-14) tell …

Thanksgiving Eve
November 24, 2021

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of …

Is it Well? Week 5
November 21, 2021

Isaiah 41:8-10 A spiritually well person trusts Jesus. Jesus… chooses you for you. (Isaiah 41:8) is not just good, but so good to you. (Isaiah 41:9, Psalm 86:5) will never let you down. (Isaiah 41:10a, Psalm 31:5) is stronger than you. (Isaiah 41:10b, Psalm 22:19) We think that we need a ladder. J …

Is It Well? – Week 4
November 14, 2021

Romans 5:1-11 A spiritually well person is a person of love (v. 3-5) Chessed – Ahavah – Being Loved and Loving Well… gives me an identity v. 6-8). “You have to keep unmasking the world about you for what it is: manipulative, controlling, power-hungry, and, in the long run, destructive… the world tel …

Is It Well – Week 3
November 7, 2021

Romans 5:1-5  The living hopelessness we experience. The living hopelessness in the Gospels. Matthew 12:2; Luke 23:8; Luke 24:21; John 5:45   True hope is only found in the resurrection. 1 Peter 1:3; John 4:1-26; Mark 10:17-27; John 11:17-27; John21:1-19; Acts 9:1-19; Hebrews 13:8 Repentance le …

Is it Well – Week 2
October 31, 2021

Romans 5:1-3 Spiritual Wellness… What is peace? Google –  Greek (Εἰρήνη) –  Hebrew (שָׁלוֹם) – Peace is a gift of wellness. God’s gifts and calling can’t be taken back. (Romans 11:28, CEB) Peace moves us moves us beyond ourselves (Shalom). Peace restores our soul beyond this life (restores forever …

Is It Well? – Week 1
October 24, 2021

Romans 5:1-2 And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7, NHEB) Spiritual Wellness is… God’s grace is more than forgiveness for the mistakes we make, it is also Jesus’ power at work in and th …

Milestones – Week 3
October 17, 2021

 The Long Trail Ahead Romans 8:31-39 We need Perseverance We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead t …

Milestones – Week 2
October 10, 2021

John 4:7-26 Jesus’ next step with us often isn’t something we set out to do. It’s something he sets out to do in us.  “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – Augustine, Confessions The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not …

Milestones – Week 1
October 3, 2021

It’s About the Journey Deuteronomy 6:1-9 We are more like thru-hikers than tourists. We are moving toward Jesus. We are looking for milestones. We are carrying backpacks of Jesus’ gear. O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, thr …

Transforming Us – Week 3
September 26, 2021

Matthew 26:36-46 Our soul is like an iceberg. My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me. (Matthew 26:38, ESV) God works under the surface. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; …

Transforming Us – Week 2
September 19, 2021

Romans 12:1-3 Mercies of God… (Romans 12:1) Transformed by the renewal of your mind… (Romans 12:2) How Does God Transform Our Mind? (Romans 12:3) Grace –  Sober Judgment –  Measure of Faith –    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Read Romans 12:1-3. What about these verses stand out for you? Which other pa …

Transforming Us – Week 1
September 12, 2021

Matthew 13:1-9 Jesus came to… 1.Transform our World. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10, NIV) 2. Transform our Hearts. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30, NIV) For the word …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 11
September 5, 2021

Philippians 4:10-23 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head As we’ve worked through Philippians this summer, what passages have stuck out the most with you? Why?  Read Philippians 4:10-13. What is the sentiment and attitude Paul is expressing when he says “I …

“Find Joy” Philippians – Week 10
August 29, 2021

Philippians 4:4-9 When We’re Being Pulled Apart…   Don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. (Luke 12:32, NLT) God’s Way Forward for a Pulled Apart Mind (v. 4-7)   Jesus’ Peace changes our thinking from “I’m Done” to “I’ve Won” (v. 8-9) DISCUS …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 9
August 22, 2021

Philippians 4:1-3 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.  (1 Corinthians 1:10, ESV) When it comes to Drama, we choose to:  Ignore Normalize Engage …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 8
August 15, 2021

Philippians 3:12-21 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahea …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 7
August 8, 2021

Philippians 3:1-11     Each of us wants to Blank joy. We Blank joy. Jesus invites us to Blank joy. Joy protects my heart from: People who want a fight Evil character Jesus “plus” Each of us has a Jesus “plus” story. Paul’s Story Jesus’ Story Our Story For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no s …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 6
August 1, 2021

Philippians 2:19-30 Who are these guys? Timothy Epaphroditus What is God saying to me through this text?  God sends people. Have the humility to seek and receive people. Be somebody to someone.  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Who are Timothy and Epaphroditus? What is the relationship to Paul and why do y …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 5
July 25, 2021

Philippians 2:12-18 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13) Do all thin …

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 4
July 18, 2021

“Find Joy” – Philippians – Week 4 Philippians 2:1-11 The Way of Happy Love says… 1) I’m comfortable in my circumstances 2) I’m content with myself 3) I am competitive with others The Way of Joyful Love is… “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on …

Philippians – Week 3
July 11, 2021

Philippians – Week 3 Philippians 1:15-30 FIND JOY Joy finds us during suffering. Joy in suffering is all about perspective. (v. 15-18)  “I will not be ashamed” (v. 18b-20) You are vital for the sake of the Saints (v. 21-26) We suffer with Jesus (v. 27-30)  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Head Have you ever bee …

Philippians – Week 2
July 4, 2021

Philippians – Week 2 Philippians 1:12-14 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become …

Philippians – Week 1
June 27, 2021

Philippians – Week 1 Philippians 1:1-11 Happiness is dependent on circumstances. Joy is independent of circumstances. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) Five …

Being Fatherly
June 20, 2021

Being Fatherly Ephesians 5:21, 25-33; 6:4-9 The world is longing for more fathers who resemble the Father. I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father …

Generations – Week 7
June 13, 2021

Generations – Week 7 Joshua 5:13-6:20 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” (Psalm 27:13, NIV) God’s plan is the Best plan. As you come to him, the living Stone – rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him – you also, like living s …

Generations – Week 6
June 6, 2021

Generations – Week 6 Revelation 12:10-12 Accusations divide people and kill intergenerational relationships. (v. 10) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.          (John 10:10, NIV) Three Kinds of Accusations Self-Accusation …

Generations – Week 5
May 30, 2021

Generations – Week 5 All Generations Belong Acts 2:1-21 The Spirit draws disciples of Jesus together. (Ac 2:1).  The Spirit raises all to the same level. (Ac 2:3-4).  The Spirit works through us collectively and individually. (Ac 2:5–8) The Spirit calls us beyond us.(Ac 2:16–21) What’s my part in al …

Generations – Week 4
May 23, 2021

Generations – Week 4 Deuteronomy 4:9-10 NOTES “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. Never forget the day when you stood before the Lo …

Generations – Week 3
May 16, 2021

Generations – Week 3 1 Timothy 4:6-12 NOTES If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed. Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives …

Generations – Week 2
May 9, 2021

Generations – Week 2 2 Timothy 1:3-7 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.  (Genesis 3:20, ESV) The essence of motherhood is to give life.  Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now liv …

Generations – Week 1
May 2, 2021

Generations – Week 1 Psalm 78:1-8 While bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come (1 Timothy 4:8, ESV) I am not a perfect… God loves PAST GENERATIONS more than you do. (vv. 1-3) You will be my people …

Peace I Leave With You – Part 4
April 25, 2021

  Peace, I Leave With You – Part 4 1 Samuel 25:1-35 Colossians 1:15-20   You can show you care about others by being part of the solution. Be Proactive (instead of reactive or protractive) Abigail wasted no time. (1 Samuel 25:18, NLT) Act Humble When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off …

Peace I Leave With You – Part 3
April 18, 2021

Peace, I Leave With You – Part 3 Genesis 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31   Discerning when and having the discipline to walk away as a Jesus follower can be your greatest influence for peace among the world and among Jesus followers. A hill might be worth dying on if… Easter Peace changes the scope of our …

Peace I Leave With You – Part 2
April 11, 2021

Peace I Leave With You – Part 2 Colossians 3:12-17   Every person is created in the Image of God and has intrinsic value. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis1:27 Everyone we know is a sinner and will act accordingly. …

Peace, I Leave With You – Part 1 (Easter Sunday)
April 4, 2021

Peace, I Leave With You – Part 1 John 20:1-18 God makes peace with us. Through him (Jesus), God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:20, NLT) Easter Peace says… You are more than enough. Someone …

Maundy Thursday
April 1, 2021

Maundy Thursday – Latin mandatum = mandate, commandment A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (Jn 13:34)   Jesus is for you. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now recon …

I Have a Question – Part 6
March 28, 2021

Are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel? Matthew 21:1-11   Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom? (Acts 1:6) Jesus was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. (Luke 19:11, NIV)   Patienc …

I Have a Question – Part 5
March 21, 2021

“Where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?” Mark 8:1-10 Type in your own notes in the blank fields provided below. What needs of yours need to be satisfied, today? “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your di …

I HAVE A QUESTION – PART 4 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?
March 14, 2021

Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Series: I Have a Question – Part 4 Luke 20:20-26 Life is full of asking and responding to questions.   Questions clarify understanding. Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourag …

I Have A Question – Part 3: Are you the One or is there someone else?
March 7, 2021

Are you the One or is there someone else? Series: I Have a Question – Part 3 Matthew 11:1-6 When you have to wait, remember… The Kingdom of God is central to the Gospel. You know who Jesus is. Doubt and difficulty is different from unbelief. Go directly to Jesus with your questions. Jesus points u …

I Have a Question – Part 2 What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?
February 28, 2021

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life? Series: I Have a Question – Part 2 Mark 10:17-31 Your faith is always demonstrated in how you think and act. In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5, NCV) Don’t you realize that it is God’s kindness that is trying to lead you t …

I Have a Question: Who is my neighbor?
February 21, 2021

I Have a Question – Part 1 Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:25-37   Life is full of asking and responding to questions. Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2, NLT) If someone …

Mission Sunday 2021
February 14, 2021

2 Corinthians 9:10-15 Generosity is more about who you are than what you choose to do. Radical generosity: 1.  meets a human need For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. (2 Corinthians 9:12) 2. changes who y …

God, How Do You Care? – Week 6
February 7, 2021

Ruth 1:1-5   God chooses to love and care for people and His world through you.   Old Testament: Obedience led to blessing. Deut 28:1-6   |   Isaiah 1:19   New Testament: Jesus’ obedience led to blessing. Eph 2:8-10  |  Gal 2:20   Obedience to God leads to being a part of a great …