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Loneliness- Weekend Rewind

18 Jan

Series: Elijah

Sermon Title: Battling Loneliness

Sermon in a Sentence: Loneliness is a choice we make. As a Christian we are part of a team

Bible Verses Use: 1 Kings 19:10-18, Psalm 139:7-12

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 7 out of 10

Attendance: 51 with 2 New Students

Understandable Message: Loneliness is something that everyone feels from time to time. However loneliness is a choice. Hang in there with me before you start sending the emails…God is always with us, therefore we are never alone.

Loneliness Comes From:

  1. Forgetting about God
  2. Relying on your own strength
  3. Listening to your critics
  4. After a spiritual victory

When you feel lonely remember you are never alone; God is with you. Being a Christian is not an individual sport; its a team sport. If you are a believer you have put on Christs jersey.  You have joined a team of other believers who are there to encourage you, celebrate with you, and to help you in your time of need. Weather you are a Christian, or checking out God, you are never alone. Reach out to Him, He loves you, and He is always there. Psalm 139:7-12 Reach out to others who God has placed in your life to help you. Loneliness is a choice, you are never alone.

Grade: B

Final Thought: When I feel alone, to who or what do I turn to?


Battling FEAR- Weekend Rewind

11 Jan

Series: Elijah

Sermon Title: Battling FEAR

Sermon in a Sentence: How can we deal with our fears?

Bible Verses Use: 1 Kings 19:1-8, Romans 8:31, 1 Peter 5:8

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 6 out of 10

Attendance: 53 with 4 New Students

Understandable Message: We all have fears. Movies, the dark, spiders, opening up to people, failure, public speaking, etc. Dealing or not dealing with our fears can have a huge effect on our lives. Fears left unchecked, can over power us, and consume us. Fear can keep you from the best things that God has planned for you.

Three ways we deal with Fear:

  1. Avoid the Source- This fear can be both good and bad. You may have a fear of running in traffic, that could keep you alive! You could have a fear of letting others know the real you. This could result in not having authentic relationships.
  2. Get some Rest- When we are tired, our fears can seam enourmous! Get some rest, more times than not, your fears are not as big as they seam.
  3. Seek Assistance- Get some help from a trusted friend, or family member. Someone who has a Kingdom mindset, and your best interest at heart. Even if they tell you what you don’t want to hear!

Grade: B

Final Thought: Are my fears greater than God?

Weekend Rewind- Elijah Confidence in God

4 Jan

Weekend Teaching Series: Elijah

Sermon Title: Confident in God

Sermon in a Sentence: With God on our side, who can stand against us?

Bible Verses Use:1 Kings 18:1-39

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 7 out of 10

Attendance: 41

Service Length: 50min my watch was fast! Oops

Understandable Message: Elijah had confidence in God, not a cockiness in himself. He was obedient to what God’s will for his life was, and because of his relationship with God, he had an unshakable confidence in Him. There is a big difference between confidence and cockiness; at first it may not be apparent, but by looking at the source, it becomes clearer.We can have the confidence to stand against evil like Elijah did, and we can have complete confidence that God will protect us.

Grade: B

Final Thought: If you have not accepted the gift, why not? If you have accepted the gift, are you enjoying it? Are you living it out?

Weekend Rewind- A Gift, and Conversation with an Atheist

21 Dec

Weekend Teaching Series: Unbelievable Gift

Sermon Title: An Unbelievable Gift

Sermon in a Sentence: God’s gift to us

Bible Verses Use: Matthew 7:11, John 3:16-17, Luke 2:1-20, Ephesians 2:8-10 

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 7 out of 10

Attendance: 37

Service Length: 60min

Understandable Message: Jesus came to invade the world, to rescue the lost, and bring them back to the Father. At Christmas, the most incredible gift we could ever receive is a gift that was given to us over 2,000 years ago. Gifts are not deserved, we do nothing to earn them. We do have two choices: We can accept the gift, open it, and enjoy it. Or, we can choose not to accept it.

Grade: B-

Fun Aspect: We added hot chocolate to our Sunday mornings to go along with the donuts, and on Sat. nights we are doing soda and popcorn. The popcorn smell lofted all throughout the worship center and childrens areas…had some coveting going on!

I met a new student today, and he posed the question to me,”Can a Christian and an Atheist be friends?” My response was of course! After some discussion with him about he and his friend, he told me he was the Atheist. I was so stoked to have him join us, to ask questions, and engage in conversation. Why don’t more Christians talk to their Atheist friends?! I am prayerful that he will come back and continue to seek the answers to his questions. By far the high-lite of the weekend for me, very cool guy.

Final Thought: If you have not accepted the gift, why not? If you have accepted the gift, are you enjoying it? Are you living it out?

Weekend Rewind- Unbelievable Gift

14 Dec

Weekend Teaching Series: Unbelievable Gift

Sermon Title: Unbelievable Calling

Sermon in a Sentence: What is God’s calling on your life, and how do you respond?

Bible Verses Use: Matthew 28:19, Jeremiah 29:11, Luke 1:26-38

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 7 out of 10

Attendance: 41

Service Length: 60min

Understandable Message: Mary had an unbelievable calling from God. Out of all they ways that she could have responded, she chose to trust God, and let Him use her to do something unbelievable! A young virgin, unmarried girl, from a poor city, was chosen to bring into this world a savior. The son of God, Jesus the Christ. If God can use someone like Mary, He can certainly use you to do something that many would call unbelievable.
How do we respond? Fear, excitement, or not to respond at all? The choice is yours.

Grade: B

Final Thought: How will you respond to God’s calling on for your life?

Making the Right Promises to Keep

22 Nov

Weekend Teaching Series: Busyness Week 3

Sermon Title: Making the Right Promises to Keep

Sermon in a Sentence: If we make a promise we need to honor it

Bible Verses Use: Matthew 5:37

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 5 out of 10

Attendance: 41

Service Length: 60min

Understandable Message: Cross my heart hope to die, stick a needle in my eye. We have all heard and probably used this at one time or another. The words “I swear” create conviction in our promises, as to say I am telling you the truth. In our busyness we can be stretched, we can over commit ourselves. This can lead to us breaking our promises, and possibly damaging relationships, or hurting those we care about. When you promise something to someone, keep your promise.

Grade: B

Final Thought: Before I make a promise, do I intend to keep it?

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