May 28, 2017 – Do Good, Fear Not

Pastor Rusty Brian

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • There are many examples in the Bible are harmed for doing good.
  • In the passage, we are told to do the good thing, right thing.
  • Today, the church is viewed as a moral step down, due to impressions made based on negative acts of “the church.”
  • Part of doing good is stop doing evil.
  • Keep in mind, we live in a world with sin.
  • In doing good, we need to unlearn evil.
  • There’s also fear of persecution for doing good in Jesus’ name.  Peter tells us: Fear not!
  • Jesus tells us people suffer for doing righteousness.
  • Gain: New life, in the resurrection life.
  • Doing good may be annoying to people, but we do it because we are good to do so.
  • We can face persecution because we are cleansed and reborn through baptism, and promise of faithful hope.
  • Fear not of doing good, even in the face of persecution.  Our acts of doing good becomes a testimony.
  • Do Good. Unlearn evil. Have no fear.  If persecution occurs, be ready to testify why you do good – for the love of Jesus.

May 28, 2017 – Worship

Songs:

  • Nothing But the Blood
  • Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
  • Lord I Need You
  • Prayer:  Instrument For Noble Purpose
  • Communion: Grace Like Rain
  • Offering: Nothing But the Blood
  • Benediction

1 Peter 3:13-33

May 21, 2017 – Dream Out Loud

Pastor Rusty Brian

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • At first calling, Abram and Sarai did not know who God was.
  • God revealed himself as Abram developed the covenant-based relationship.
  • God changes the names to Abraham and Sarah, then came the the covenant (unconditional promises).
  • God demonstrates his covenant with countless stars, trust starts. We can began to dream
  • Signs of trust:
    • Community love
    • Christ’s presence is known, seen, felt.  Let’s live up to the name of this church
    • Future is brighter than the past, embrace change for great new things
    • Let’s embrace again a multi-congregational church.
    •  community outreach.  This is the community’s church.
    • Future: Discipleship
  • What are the dreams of the congregation as we build the church.

 

May 7, 2017 – Worship

Songs:

  • Joyful Joyful
  • Your Grace is Enough
  • Mighty to Save
  • Prayer: Come As You Are
  • Communion: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
  • Offering: Your Grace is Enough
  • Benediction