Fishers of Men - Bob Levin

March 13th, 2016

The “Good News”

 

            Core message

 

                         I Corinthians 15:3-4

                        John 3:16; 6:47

                        Romans3:23-24

 

 

            For all

 

                                    John3:16

                        I Timothy 2:3-4

 

 

            Multi-faceted

 

                        John 3:35; 7:38

                        John 10:10

                        John 16:33

  

 

     The witnesses

 

Matthew5:14-16

            Mark6:4

                        I Peter 3:15

 

 

     The power

 

                        I Corinthians 3:5-7

                        Romans1:16

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Playing Catch With God - Jim Villalobos

March 6th, 2016

A Bible Story with a Bible Study - Acts8:26-40

  

Making the Jesus Connection - Acts8:35 (Also Luke 24:27)

  

"Do you Understand what you're reading?" - Acts 8:30

 

Communication Catch

 

Double Checking Yourself - Acts17:10-12

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Community - Mark Brauss

February 28th, 2016

Creating Community . . .

God the Father - God the Son - God the Spirit (Genesis 1:1-3, 27, 2:20-25)

Oneness >> Man >> Man / Woman >> Temple >> Church

The Church that Jesus Builds - Matthe2 16:18

Foundation - Ephesians 2:20-22
Intent - Ephesians 3:10-11
Glory - Ephesians 3:20-21
Living - 1 Timothy 3:15

The New Community

His Prayer - John 17:11, 20-26
His Cross - Ephesians 2:13-18

Oneness

Unity Through Diversity - Galatians 3:26-29
Spiritual Gifts - Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
  • The Holy Spirit distributes them.
  • Each one is given a manifestation of the Spirit.
  • Spiritual gifts are for the common good.
  • The Holy Spirit determines the spiritual gift(s).
  • We have different gifts based on grace.
  • The gifts are for the community.

Living Out >> Community - Romans 12:9-21

One another concepts - a new way of living

Ministry

Internal    <<<<<>>>>> External

Worship                       Outreach

  Corporate                      Mission

  Baptism                       Gospel

  Communion                   Compassion

   Giving                           Confrontation

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God is On the Move - Mark Brauss

February 21st, 2016

A Forgotten God?

 

          ◊  TV Charlatans / Crazy Churches / Biblical Truth

 

 

          ◊ Another Counselor? …… John 14:16-17 / John 16:7

 

 

            ◊  The Coming of Truth …. John 16: 8-15

 

 

         ◊ New Testament Evidence

 

                       ╬                   Holy Spirit

                                  ↑                ↓

                              Jesus             ↓

                              Acts 1        Acts 2

 

 Disciples - - - - - Disciples = Transformation       

  

The Battle for Control …. Romans 8: 5-8

 

          ►  What will you live according to?

 

 

            ► What will you set your mind on?

 

 

            ► Who will govern your mind?

 

 

            ► Who will you choose to please?

  

⌂  The Commands of the Spirit….

 

          Walk by the Spirit ….. Galatians 5:16

 

Keep in step with the Spirit …. Galatians 5:25

 

Live by the Spirit …. Galatians 6:1

 

Do not grieve the Spirit …. Ephesians 4:30

 

Be filled with the Spirit …. Ephesians 5:18

 

Do not quench the Spirit …. I Thessalonians 5:19

 

Change …..when God is on the move…. Romans 8:9-17

 

          ☼ The realm of the Spirit

 

          → Christ is in you!

 

          ◊  The Spirit gives life….

 

          We are to be led by the Spirit.

 

          □  From slaves to adoption as God’s children.

 

          ∆ We are heirs of an incredible inheritance!….

              Ephesians 1:14 /  Hebrews 9:15 / I Peter 1:4

 

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⌂  Theology of the Holy Spirit – 7 foundational truths

 

     1. The Holy Spirit is a Person …. John 14:17

     2. The Holy Spirit is God….. Acts 5:3-4

     3. The Holy Spirit is eternal and holy ….  Hebrews 9:14

     4. The Holy Spirit has His own mind …...  Romans 8:27

     5. The Holy Spirit has emotions….. Ephesians 4:30

     6. The Holy Spirit has His own desires and will….. I Corinthians 12:11

     7. The Holy Spirit is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.

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When You Pray… - Bob Levin

February 14th, 2016

Matthew 6:6-13

 

 

    Close the door… a private invitation  vs 6   

 

            Galatians 4:6

            Matthew 23:9

            Psalm 62:8

            I Peter 5:6-7

            Luke 5:16

 

    I will reward you… a gold star?  vs 6

 

            Matthew 11:28-30

            John 16:33

 

    Don’t keep on babbling… get real  vs 7-8

 

 

 

    Pray this way… a “gluey mess”?  vs 9

 

            Hallowed be your name… celebrate!  vs 9

 

            Your will be done… battle of wills  vs 10

 

                                    John 14:13-14

 

            Daily bread … dependence  vs 11

 

            Forgive us… confession  vs 12

 

                        I John 1:9

 

            Deliver us from evil… growth  13  

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How Big is Your Barn? - Mark Brauss

February 7th, 2016

     ♀♂          →      ╬       →      =  transformation

              believe            follow

 

 

Jesus → Offering Box ? ….. Mark 12:41-44

 

 

 

 

A Barn That Overflows ….. Proverbs 3:9-10

 

          • God is very specific on how He wants to be honored.

 

 

            • God wants to overflow your barn.

 

 

The Parable of the Bigger Barn …. Luke 12:16-21

 

 

            □  God creates the abundance.

 

 

 

□  God gives the abundance to give to others.

 

 

 

□  God wants you to be rich…..toward Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barn of Contentment ….

 

    contentment – freedom from worry or restlessness;

                               a state of mind in which one’s desires

                               are at peace and at rest.

 

 

    • I Timothy 6:6-10

 

      □ contentment  →  godliness / food & clothing

 

 

      □ the danger of riches → temptation / a trap / harmful desires

 

 

      □ consequences = ruin & destruction / all kinds of evil / many griefs

 

 

    • Philippians 4:12

 

          ◊ the secret….

 

 

             God’s way / Your way

 

 

 

    • Hebrews 13:5

 

          ⌂  Stay free from the love of money.

 

 

⌂  Learn to be content with what God has provided for you.

 

 

 

⌂  God will keep His promise ….will you?

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Celebrate! - Bob Levin

January 31st, 2016

Universal invitation…. Psalm100

 

            worship+ praise + thanksgiving

 

 

            transformed by & into his image

 

                  IICorinthians 3:18

 

 

 

Opportunities… corporate& individual

 

            IIChronicles 5:12-14

                  (Matthew 26:30)

 

 

            Philippians4:4-9

 

 

 

Nurtured way of life… a sacrifice of praise

 

            Psalm146:1-2

 

 

            Psalm145:1-3

 

 

            Psalm57:7-10

 

 

            Hebrews13:15 (Psalm 116:17)

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Paradox: Death -> Life - Mark Brauss

January 24th, 2016

⌂ What Did It Feel Like to be a Disciple of Jesus?

  

☼ The Call of Jesus ….. Matthew 16:24-27

 

     24 ●→ 3 conditions to be a disciple….

 

              1 • must deny themselves ….

 

 

    2 • take up their cross ….

 

 

    3 • follow Me …..

 

 

     25 ●→ Lose Your life?

  

 

     26 ●→ 2 Heavy Questions…

 

                 ◊  What good will it be for someone to gain

                      the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

 

 

                  ◊  What can anyone give in exchange for

their soul?

 

 

      27 ●→ The Promise of Reward….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

☼  Crucifixion ? …. Galatians 2:20

 

      3 Key Decisions

 

          1 • I have been crucified with Christ….

 

 

          2 • I no longer live → Christ lives in me.

 

 

          3 • I live by faith in the Son of God ….

 

                   ⌂ who loved me…

 

⌂ who gave Himself for me….

 

 

 

☼  What does death to myself look like?

 

 

     ◊  abide ….. John 15:5

 

 

     ◊  transform … Romans 12:2

 

 

     ◊  walk ….. Galatians 5:16

 

 

     ◊  obey … John 14:23

 

 

      ◊   serve …. John 13:1-17

 

         

 

         ►  A disciple is a person who passionately lives,

              follows and loves like Jesus.

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