Laughin’ In The Face of Death - Bob Levin

March 28th, 2016

A long sad walk… 24:13-16
 
 
Resurrected  prankster… 24:17-18
 
 
 
Insincere question? -- Jesus in 3-D… 24:19
 
                Lawyer?
 
                Counselor?
 
                     Isaiah 9:6
 
                Co-dependent rescuer?
 
                Comedic celebration?
 
                     Hebrews 5:9; 2:9
                     John 12:27
                     Hebrews 12:2
 
 
 
Laughin’ in the face of death… 24:20-24
 
                Hebrews 2:15
 
                I Corinthians 15:53-57
 
 
 
Eyes opened >>>> hearts burning… 24:25-31
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The First Supper - Bob Levin

March 20th, 2016

“That was the week that was”

 

             John 12:12-19

             Zechariah 9:9

 

 

     The Last Supper

 

             Mark 14:12-16ff

 

 

     The First Supper

 

             Exodus 11:1-8

 

             Exodus 12:1-4  >>>>  John 1:29

 

             Exodus 12:5  >>>>>  John 8:46… Hebrews 4:15

 

             Exodus 12:6  >>>>>  Acts 4:27-28… John 10:17-18

             

             Exodus 12:7-30  >>>>  I Peter 1:18-19

 

 

     A “Scarlet Thread”

   

             Genesis 3; 12:1-3; 22:1-18

 

 

     “It’s all about me”

 

             Mark 15:22-24

             Revelation 13:8

             Jeremiah 31:31-33

             I Peter 2:24

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Jesus Visits the Old Neighborhood

June 29th, 2015

Comin' home - Luke 4:14-16

"Open windows". . . natural & real - Matthew 13:5-6, Luke 2:42-50

Window of Opportunity . .  . faith & inspiration - Luke 2:41, Luke 2:22-24

Home town syndrome . . . "a prophet without honor" - Luke 4:17-24, Mark 6:2-3, John 6:42

Distortion of piety . . . "us-them" division - Luke 4:25-30, Genesis 12:3, Isaiah 49:6, Galatians 2:28

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Sheep & Shepherd Pt 2

May 31st, 2015

A table prepared for me - Psalm 23:5

Darkest Valleys - Psalm 23:4, James 1:2-4,  1 Peter 1:6-8
You are with me - Psalm 23:4, Philippians 4:5
You anoint my head with oil - Psalm 23:5
Your rod & staff comfort me - Psalm 23:4, Hebrews 12:5-13
Goodness & love follow me - Psalm 23:6
I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever - Psalm 23:6, Romans 14:8-9, John 14:3
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Unbroken . . . The Rest of the Story

May 24th, 2015

Unbroken champion & war hero

  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

A promise unfulfilled

  • Ecclesiastes 5:4-7

Broken . . . re-made

  • Proverbs 16:32 (NAS)
  • 2 Corinthians 3:5
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  • Matthew 11:28

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Sheep & Shepherd - Pt 1

May 17th, 2015

The Lord is my shepherd - Psalm 23:1 (Psalm 8:4, John 10:11, 14, 27)

I shall not be in want (?!) - Psalm 23:1 (John 16:33, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, 1 Corinthians 10:13)

Green Pastures . . . quiet waters - Psalm 23:2 (Exodus 20:8-11, Psalm 46:10)

He restores my soul - Psalm 23:3 (Psalm 56:13)

For His name's sake - Psalm 23:3 (Matthew 5:14-16, Psalm 51:12-13)

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A King’s Cross

April 5th, 2015

Death - Mark 15:37-47

  • Did Jesus really die?
  • Easter is about death - John 5:24

Evidence - Mark 16:1-17, Matthew 28:1-8

  • What is the evidence?
  • Easter is about truth - John 18:38, John 8:31-32, John 14:6

Resurrection - Matthew 28:9-10, Luke 24:36-48

  • Did Jesus resurrect from the tomb?
  • Easter is about life - John 10:10, John 20:30-31

Transformation - John 20:24-31

  • How has Jesus transformed your life?
  • Easter is about transformation - Philippians 3:20-21

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Healthy Decisions

March 29th, 2015

The Crisis of Decision - Matthew 26:36-46

How to CREATE Bad Decisions . . .

  • Judas' decision - Matthew 26:14-16
  • Peter's decision - Matthew 26:31-35
  • Caiphas' decision - John 11:45-53
  • Herod's decision - Luke 23:7-11
  • Pilate's decision - John 18:28-38
  • The Crowd - John 18:39-40

Five Decisions that will destroy your life

  • Live your life as if there is no God - Proverbs 9:10
  • Choose people who are spiritually foolish to be your closet friends - Proverbs 13:20
  • Never learn to control your emotions - Proverbs 29:11
  • Stay down once you have fallen down - Proverbs 24:16
  • Fail to spend your entire life learning - Proverbs 9:9
  • Bonus - Disregard God's principles about money - Proverbs 23:4-5

How to CREATE Great Decisions . . .

  • The Productivity Paradox
    • We are making more decisions than ever.
    • Our attention is under unprecedented attack.
    • We are suffering from a personal energy crisis.

  • 5 Choices - Ephesians 5:15-18
  1. Act on the Important - Don't react to the urgent. ('be very careful how you live, not as unwise, but wise)
  2. Go for the Extraordinary - Don't settle for ordinary. ('making the most of every opportunity')
  3. Schedule the Big Rocks - Don't sort gravel! ('do not be foolish'
  4. Rule your Technology - Don't let it rule you. ('understand what the will of the Lord is')
  5. Fuel Your Fire - Don't burn out. (be filled with the Holy Spirit')

The Five Choices - The Path to Extraordinary Productivity (Kory Kongon/Adam Merrill/Leena Rinni)

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