God, Send Help! - Jim Villalobos

June 24th, 2019

Meeting needs, all kinds of needs - Matthew 9:35

  

Compassion for the needy – Matthew 9:36

         

Too much and not enough - Matthew 9:37

  

Pray for workers (and be a worker yourself!) - Matthew 9:38

 

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Fathers - Bob Levin

June 17th, 2019

Fathers

God "invented" fatherhood

      God our Father - Isaiah 64:8, Matthew 6:9

      Jesus & His Father - John 5:19-20

Spiritual growth & "re-fathering"

       Psalm 27:10, Matthew 23:9, Ephesians 6:2-3

Dads (& moms) at rest in their Heavenly Father

     Born into the family - John 1:12-13

     Security as God's child

           Assured past ... present ... future - John 5:24

           God's child or slave? - John 8:35036, Romans 8:15

           Sealed by the Spirit - Ephesians 1:13

Discipline, Guidance, & Growth

   Psalm 32:8-9, Hebrews 12, Proverbs 13:24

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Stop! Believing the Lies - Mark Brauss

June 9th, 2019

☼ Exchanging Truth…. Romans 1:25

 

     ⌂ A Culture of Lies

 

     ⌂ Personal Culture

  • Proverbs 30:8 • Psalm 34:13

 

☼  Truth - Sin -  Lies …. John 8:31-36

 

  • Every sin is a lie

 

  • Believing lies makes you a slave.

 

  • Only truth will set you free.

 

☼ Danger Signs  …. John 8:37-43

 

          □ You don’t want to give up control.

         □ You have no room for God’s word.

         □ Your works are not for God.

         □ You claim superiority.

         □ You are unable to hear truth.

 

☼  The Truth about the Lie Exposed……John 8:44

 

  • Their father is the devil.
  • They want to carry out his desires.
  • He is a murderer.
  • There is no truth in him.
  • He is a liar.
  • The father of lies.

         

→ Understanding this world …

  • II Corinthians 4:4 • I John 5:19

      

☼ The Big Questions…. John 8:45-47

 

  1. Can any of you prove Me guilty of sin?

 

  1. If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe Me?

 

 

☼ Lies We Can Believe …. II Corinthians 11:3

 

     ⌂ About our Identity

         

  •  Performance Orientation

 

  •   Shame

 

  •   Victim

 

  • Money

 

  • Relationships

 

     ⌂ The Happiness Equation (Craig Groeschel)

 

         + better possessions

         + peaceful circumstances

         + thrilling experiences

         + the right relationships

         = happiness

 

☼ Application……

 

    ► Am I lying to myself this morning?

 

    ► Where have I believed the lies about my identity?

 

    ► Am I a Christian Atheist?

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Start –> Stop! Mark Brauss

June 2nd, 2019

☼ Exit Ramps → Lies

 

• Is the way I am living based on a lie?

 

• Have I been scammed?

 

• Am I on the right road? …. Proverbs 14:12

 

• Who speaks truth? ….. Isaiah 45:19

 

• The Challenge…..John 1:14

  

☼ Stoplights…. 3 color choices

 

⌂ Choosing ….. Psalm 145:18 / Psalm 119:30

 

⌂ Guidance …. Psalm 25:5

 

⌂ Commit ….. Psalm 31:5

  

☼ On Ramps → Truth

 

• Do I listen to truth? …. John 18:37

 

□ What side am I really on?

  

► The Pilate inside us… John 18:38

 

☼ Green Lights → I tell you the truth?

• John 14:5-6

 

⌂ About the Way…. hodos

 

⌂ About the Truth…. aletheia

 

⌂ About the Life …. zoe

 

 

► Why truth is important ….. John 8:31-34

 

 

☼ Yellow Light Truths……

 

⌂ About Money …. Luke 12:20-21 / Luke 21:1-4

 

 

⌂ About Kingdoms …. John 18:36-37

 

 

⌂ About Death…. John 5:24

 

  

☼ Red Light Truth…. John 8:12

 

• Who you follow determines clarity.

 

• Who you follow determines life.

 

• There is a lie for every truth…

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