Expecations about God - Mark Brauss

July 23rd, 2017

Expecations About God

Isaiah 55:6-9

   Expectation -> a low view of God?

Comparing God?

  3 Questions - Isaish 40:24-31

  1. To whome will you compare Me? (vs 25) = This question rebukes wrong thoughts about God.
  2. Why do you complain that your way is hid from Me? (vs 27) = This quesion rebukes wrong toughts about ourselves.
  3. Do you no know? Have you not heard? (vs 28) = This question rebukes our slowness to believe the majesty of God.

Misunderstanding Evil

  Expectation -> No Evil <> God is not good.

  Understaning our fallen world - 1 John 5:19-20, 1 Corinthians 2:11, Ephesians 6:11

  Understanding God's plan for evil - Job 34:10,

        Old Testament - Isaiah 13:11

        New Testament - Romans 1:28-32

The Mystery of Grace - John 1:17

   Expectation -> We have to earn God's favor - Romans 5:17, Titus 2:11

   Abusing Grace? - Romans 6:1-2 <> Galations 2:3

   Future Grace - Ephesians 2:7

   The Challenge - Hebrews 4:16  (approach > Receive > Find) 

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Jackie Robinson #42… Lessons on faith & character (movie audio clips included) - Bob Levin

July 17th, 2017

  • 3 strands unbroken

 

       Ecclesiastes 4:12

 

  • Guts to not fight

                Matthew 5:38-9

                Proverbs 16:32

 

         “Could I turn the other cheek? Could I take insults and humiliation

          without fighting back? I knew what it meant and it was frightening”

 

  • Parental legacy

                Deuteronomy 6:5-7

 

        “To my mother I owe the shaping of my early values, the

          inspiration and ambition which she gave me by the

          courageous life she lived for her children”

 

  • Ministry legacy

                Luke 18:15-17

 

          “I suppose I might have become a full-fledged juvenile

           delinquent but for the intervention of Rev. Downs and others”

 

  • In over your head

                Mathew 16:24

                Matthew 26:36-44

 

         “It brought me nearer to cracking up than I had ever been… I thought ‘to

            hell with Mr. Rickey’s experiement’”

  • Be a light

 

      Matthew 5:14-16

 

 “Each and every one of us was placed on this earth for a very special

   purpose”

  

 

  Jackie Robinson… sampling of awards

 

1947… Rookie of the Year

 

1949 … NL MVP… leads  Brooklyn Dodgers

                           to World Series  

 

1949 … NL Batting Champion - .342 avg

           

1962 … Baseball Hall of Fame

 

1984 … Presidential Medal of Freedom

 

         Played in 6 World Series, all with

               Brooklyn Dodgers …

                   1947, ’49, ’52, ’53, ’55, ’56

 

                Lifetime batting average… .311

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Converge - Jim Villalobos

July 10th, 2017

The Big Deal about Jesus – Colossians 1:15-23

 

 

Discarding Distractions – Hebrews 12:1-2

 

 

Asking, Watching, Waiting – Psalm 25:4-5

 

 

Memory Recall – Psalm 119:11

 

 

The Power of Friendship – Ecclesiastics 4:9-12

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The God of Freedom - Mark Brauss

July 2nd, 2017

Truth ↔ Freedom ↔ Culture

•John 8:31-36

 

⌂ The Struggle for Freedom ….Romans 7:21-25

 

□ Sin …. Romans 3:23-24

 

 

 

□ Flesh …. Romans 8:5-8

 

 

 

□ Freed…. Revelation 1:4-8

 

 

 

⌂ The Freedom of Identity …. John 1:12-13

• Galatians 3:26 • Romans 8:14

 

 

⌂ A New Father …. II Corinthians 6:18

 

 

⌂ Enemies of Freedom ….. I Peter 5:8

 

◊ Money ….. Matthew 6:24 / Hebrews 13:5

 

 

 

◊ Sexuality …. I Corinthians 6:18-20

 

 ◊ Relational …. I Thessalonians 5:12-15

 

○ Boundaries

 

○ ○

 

▼ Drama

 

 

Galatians 6:7

 

 

 

 

⌂ Living Free ….. I Peter 2:16 / Galatians 5:13

 

 

● I have to yield → flesh or Spirit?

• Galatians 5:16

 

 

● I have to feed myself → The Word or Culture?

•Matthew 4:4

 

 

● I have to go to war → put the Armor on.

• Ephesians 6:10-18

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