The God of Big Things - Mark Brauss

June 26th, 2017

☼ The Gospel is a BIG thing…. Romans 1:16

 

 

 

⌂ Eternal life is a BIG thing…. I John 5:13

  

 

 

☼ Following Jesus is a BIG thing ….Matthew 16:24-27

 

 

 

 

⌂ The Word of God is a BIG thing…. Matthew 4:4

• Hebrews 4:12

 

 

 

 

⌂ Life transformation is a BIG thing …. John 7:37-39

 

 

 

 

• A transformed mind – Romans 12:2

 

 

⌂ Serving God is a BIG thing …. Matthew 4:10

• Romans 12:11 • Ephesians 6:7 • Colossians 3:24

 

 

 

 

 

⌂ Rewards are a BIG thing…. Matthew 16:27

• Matthew 5:12 • I Corinthians 3:8 • Revelation 22:12

 

 

 

 

☼ The church is a BIG thing …. Matthew 16:18

• Ephesians 3:20-21 • Colossians 1:15-20

  

 

 

☼ Application…. knowledge into action!

 

• Do I know that I have eternal life?

 

• Am I following Jesus?.....or a religion?

 

• What place does the Word of God have in my life?

 

• How has my life been transformed?

 

• Am I serving God?.....or myself?

 

• Am I a spectator or a participant in the church?

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The God of Small Things - Mark Brauss

June 18th, 2017

⌂ One Father → One Commandment

 

•Deuteronomy 5:16

  

⌂ Concept → The Dynamics of Small Things

  

⌂ Bags of Gold? ….. Matthew 25:14-30

 

→ What are the few things the Lord

has entrusted you with?

 

 ⌂ Bread & Fish ….. John 6:1-15

 

→ What is in your hands?

  

⌂ Copper Coins …. Luke 21:1-4

 

 ⌂ Lost Things ….. Luke 15

  

Application…..

  

◊ God is concerned with the few things.

 

◊ God can multiply your small things.

  

◊ God looks at the heart and sacrifice.

  

◊ Small things are important to God.

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Secret Things - Part 3, Mystery of the Word - Bob Levin

June 12th, 2017

  • Born of the word >> grow by the word… I Peter 1:23-2:3
  • Inspired and Profitable… II Timothy 3:16-17
  • Living word

                Sword of the Spirit… Ephesians 6:17

                Living & sharp… Hebrews 4:12-13

                Taught by the Spirit…. I Corinthians 2:14

  • From milk to steak

                 Stunted growth… I Corinthians 3:1-3

                 Food and exercise… Hebrews 5:11-14

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Secret Things Part 2, Mystery of the New Birth - Bob Levin

June 5th, 2017

  • God’s doing >>> a bewildering riddle … John 3:1-11

 

                Contrast with…

  > Religiosity – guilt or self-righteousness

                      > Smug complacency

 

                      > Personal reformation - Matthew 12:43-45

 

 

  • Our part >>> refreshingly simple

 

          John 1:12-13

 

  • Shades of mystery

 

                > New fatherhood… Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6

 

                > New identity –

 

                        Your death & resurrectiom - Romans 6:3-5

 

                        New creation -   II Corinthians 5:16-17

 

       > Vision & destiny… I John 3:1-3

 

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