August 31, 2014 – Worship

Songs:

  • Come, Now is the Time to Worship
  • Revelation Song (Passing of the Peace)
  • Ministry Spotlight – Family and Fun Sunday
  • One Thing Remains
  • Give Us Clean Hands (with Prayer)
  • Communion: Oceans
  • Offering: I Go to the Rock

August 31, 2014 – The Rebuke of Peter

Scripture Reference:

  • Matthew 16: 21-28

Key Points:

  • Peter’s view of the Messiah is different than God’s view
  • Jesus gives Peter a strong rebuke
  • Following Jesus means letting him lead
  • Following Jesus means giving your all
  • Work for the Kingdom
  • Questions:
    1. Are you allowing Jesus to lead in you life?
    2. Are you living the life of self denial?
    3. What would Jesus say to you about what are trying to tell him? Would he rebuke you?

August 24, 2014 – Keys to the Kingdom

Scripture Reference:

  • Matthew 16:13-20

Key Points:

  •  Jesus gives the keys to Peter in pagan territory
    • About Caesarea Philippi:
      1. The area was scattered with temples of the ancient Syrian Baal worship
      2. Said to be the birthplace Pan
      3. Said to be the place where the Jordan River was sprang to life
      4. Temple of white marble built to the godhead of Caesar
  • Jesus gives the keys to a bumbling disciple- Peter
    • About Bumbling Peter:
      1. Continually says the wrong thing
      2. Sleep when he is needed
      3. Fights when he is supposed to submit
      4. Denies he knows his best friend and leader
      5. Skinny dips in front of the Lord
  • Jesus puts Hell on the defensive
    • Verse 18: The church charges into the very gates of death rescuing the perishing and offering the opportunity for people to pass from death unto life.
  • We have been given the power to enjoy access
  • Jesus gives us the choice to act with grace

 

August 24, 2014 – Worship

Songs and Worship:

  • Ancient of Days
  • Shine Jesus Shine (with Passing of the Peace)
  • Ministry Spotlight: Manna Food Distribution and Hot Meals
  • Rise Up O Church of God
  • The Power of Your Name (with Prayer)
  • Communion: Be Thou My Vision
  • Offering: Build Your Kingdom

August 17, 2014 – Worship

Songs and Worship:

  • Today is the Day
  • The Solid Rock
  • Ministry Spotlight – Summer Internship Recognition: Dominic and Emily
  • Blessed be Your Name
  • Give Us Clean Hands / Prayer
  • Communion: O Lead Me / Heart of Worship
  • Offering: Give Us Clean Hands

August 17, 2014 – The Surprises of God

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 45:1-15
  • Matthew 15:21-28

Key Points:

  • Surprises of God
    1. God will work in spite evil
    2. God can use all situations for divine positioning
    3. Kimberly Dawn Russaw: “What if each of us was divinely positioned for life-giving sustaining or reviving purposes?”
    4. God can use all situations to preserve life for all (even the foreigners)
  • Matthew 15:21-28
    1. We must stop to listen
    2. We must want to learn
    3. We must be willing to change

 

August 3, 2014 – When Your Excuses Work

Scripture Reference:

  • Matthew 14:13-21

Key Points:

  • What is your excuse for not having quiet time?
    1. Matthew 14:13a
    2. Why did Jesus need to be alone?
  • What excuse keeps you from going to Jesus?
    1. Matthew 14:13b
    2. Why did the crowd follow Jesus?
  • What excuses keeps you from showing compassion?
    1. Matthew 14:14
  • What excuses keeps you from action?
    1. Matthew 14:15
  • What excuse do you give to Jesus?
    1. Matthew 14:16-17
  • Jesus works with their flimsy excuses.
    1. Matthew 14:18
  • Jesus reveals His Kingdom
    1. Matthew 14:20-21
    2. Dr. Roger Hahn
  • When Your Excuses Work