A Reason to Rejoice - Jim Villalobos - December 5, 2021

December 6th, 2021

Luke 2:1-20

 

The Birth – Luke 2:1-7

  

The Good News – Luke 2:8-12

  

Angels Praising – Luke 2:13-14 

  

Shepherds Sharing – Luke 2:15-18 

  

Mary Pondering and Shepherds Worshipping – Luke 2:19-20

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My Body / His Glory - Jay Jefferson - November 28, 2021

November 28th, 2021

I Corinthians 6: 12-20

 

Permissible but NOT Beneficial                                     vs. 12

  

Justified In My Sins                                               vs.13

 

Paul picks apart the Corinthians use of Greek Proverbs to justify their sexual immorality…

 

Your Body Will Be Raised Like Christ’s body, Incorruptible vs.14

 

Lying with Prostitutes                                      vs. 15-18

Your body is a physical extension of Christ in the world

Your body is a living picture of our relationship with Christ

 

Your Body / His Temple                                       vs. 19

 

Bought with a HEAVY Price                                 vs. 20

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Brother, Sister, See You in Court! - Jim Villalobos- November 21, 2021

November 21st, 2021

Suing is losing - 1 Corinthians 6:1-8

 

 

Acting like you were; Forgetting who you are - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

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When Sexuality Goes Bad - Mark Brauss - November 12, 2021

November 14th, 2021

☼ Sexual Immorality? ….. I Corinthians 5:1-2

 

⌂ 3 powerful truths about Sexuality:

 

1. Our sexuality is at the very heart of our identity.

 

2. Sex is a very powerful emotion.

 

3. Sexual feelings can be the most contradictory emotions

we humans experience.

 

⌂ Cognitive Dissonance ↔ Biblical Truth

 

⌂ Biblical Sexuality – Genesis 2

 

Bible Culture

↓ ↓

1. God created you in 1. You evolved.

His image.

 

2. God gave you gender. 2. You determine gender.

 

3. God gives you purpose 3. You determine your

and identity. purpose and identity.

 

4. God gives us the gift of 4. You determine who

sex and the boundaries you have sex with –

to protect us. no boundaries.

 

 

☼ Judgment? ….. I Corinthians 5:3-5

 

● Hebrews 12:6

● Matthew 18:15-17

 

Order ► Personal 1→ 1 2- 3 → 1 ╬ → 1 = OUT

☼ Bad Boasting …… I Corinthians 5:6-8

 

● Passover → Leaven → The Church

 

 

 

 

☼ Action Exhortation ….. I Corinthians 5:9-13

 

► Judge the Community → not the World

 

 

 

⌂ Culture → Slavery?

Truth → Freedom

 

• Jesus → John 8:32, 34

• Paul → Galatians 5:1,13

• Peter → II Peter 2:19

 

 

 

 

☼ Applying Truth

 

● Overlooking serious sin is not loving but dangerous.

 

● Confronting serious sin is not optional but essential.

 

● Dealing with serious sin is not to be punitive but corrective.

 

● Correcting serious sin is not external but internal.

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Spiritual Parenting - Mark Brauss - November 7, 2021

November 7th, 2021

☼ Discipleship Parenting……I Corinthians 4:14-21

 

    ⌂ Admonishes….. vs.14

 

       ► Bad Parenting …..

 

           □ Provoking ….. Ephesians 6:4

 

 

           □ Neglect …… I Samuel 2:12,17, 22-25, 30-34

                                            I Samuel 4:16-18

 

       

 

    ⌂ Loves…… vs. 14

 

          ► Good Parenting

 

            □ The Tool….. II Timothy 3:16-17

 

 

 

            □ Be the Parent….. I Thessalonians 2:10-12

 

 

 

    ⌂ Reproduces…… vs. 15

 

        □ Creating New Life……II Corinthians 5:17-18

 

 

        □ The Harvest ….. Matthew 9:36-38

 

     ⌂ Sets an Example…., vs. 16-17a

 

         □ Live it Out! …… I Timothy 4:12

 

 

     ⌂ Teaches…… vs. 17b

 

         □ Show Integrity…….Titus 2:7-8

 

 

     ⌂ Disciplines….. vs. 18-21

 

        □ Give Hope….. Proverbs 19:18

 

         □ Take Action…. Proverbs 23:13

 

         □ Train….. Hebrews 12:11

 

 

☼ Application….. To Parent Spiritually ….

 

  • requires personal spiritual growth…

  

        → Am I growing in my relationship with Jesus?

 

  • requires selfless sacrifice.

 

        → Will I sacrifice so others may grow?

 

  •    means exhorting and encouraging.

 

         → Do I give positive feedback?

 

  •  means confronting and correcting.

 

         → Do I ask the tough questions?

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God Parenting - Jay Jefferson - October 31, 2021

October 31st, 2021

Faithful Stewards over God’s church

While God is our Heavenly Father and Christ is the head of the Church, He has placed stewards among us with the charge of helping us develop spiritually.

I Corinthians 4 vs. 1-5

 

 

 

Reality Check

Paul presents three rhetorical questions that provide a reality check for the Corinthians and aids in bringing them back down to earth.

I Corinthians 4 vs.  6 & 7

 

 

 

Follow The Leader

Paul uses himself and the other Apostles as examples of what God desires from the church. This is still true today.

I Corinthians 4 vs.  8-13

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Build to Endure - Jim Villalobos - October 24, 2121

October 24th, 2021

Building, Burning, or Destroying

1 Corinthians 3:10-17

 

 

In summary … Be wise, not fools. Follow God, not men.

1 Corinthians 3:18-23

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Plant + Water = Growth - Mark Brauss - October 17, 2021

October 18th, 2021

☼ People of the Flesh….. I Corinthians 3:1-3

 

⌂ The Danger…. Romans 8:5-11

 

● A mind governed by the flesh is death.

 

● A mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God.

 

● Living by the flesh cannot please God.

 

⌂ How do I know if I am in the flesh?

•Galatians 5:19-21

 

⌂ How do I know if I am living by the Spirit?

•Galatians 5:22-23 ●Romans 13:14

 

☼ Following Humans …. I Corinthians 3:4-5

 

☼ Divine Math….. I Corinthians 3:6-8

 

⌂ The Power of Planting

 

 

⌂ The Need for Watering

 

 

⌂ The God Growth Principle

 

 

 

☼ Partnership…. I Corinthians 3:9

 

☼ Action Steps…..

 

• Am I more of the flesh or the Spirit?

 

•Am I following Jesus or one of His servants?

 

•Where do I need to start planting seed?

 

•Do I need to water some seed I have planted?

 

•Am I a co-worker with God?

 

“We don’t believe something by merely saying we believe it,

or even when we believe that we believe it.

We believe something when we act as if it were true.“

Dallas Willard

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