ACTS 2:1-41 When you believe: The impossible happens TO you. The impossible happens IN you. The impossible happened FOR you. The impossible happens THROUGH you.
ACTS 1:1-8; LUKE 1:1-4 The purpose of God for your life requires three essential ingredients: The PLAN of God – His KINGDOM. The PRESENCE of God – the HOLY SPIRIT. The POWER of God.
LUKE 12:13-34 If you want to be rich toward God, you need to: Learn to TRUST GOD. Learn to be CONTENT. Learn to GIVE. • REGULAR giving • PERCENTAGE giving • CHEERFUL giving • GENEROUS giving
JAMES 3:1-12 To experience joy through adversity, believers need to use: Speech that is CONTROLLED. Speech that is CONSCIOUS. Speech that is CONSISTENT.
LUKE 2:1-20 (KJV); JOHN 3:16 (KJV) Christmas shows us that: 1. Love comes down from GOD. 2. Love comes down for SINNERS. 3. Love invites EVERYONE into a FAMILY.
LUKE 1:26-38; MATTHEW 1:18-25; ISAIAH 9:6-7 The supernatural birth of Jesus offers supernatural peace: Peace is SUPERNATURAL not NATURAL. Peace is God’s INITIATIVE, not man’s INGENUITY. Peace is for the UNLIKELY not the ENTITLED.
MICAH 5:2-5 Bethlehem shows believers we can take joy because: 1. God’s PLAN is UNSHAKEABLE. 2. God’s PROVISION is UNWAVERING. 3. God’s PEACE is UNENDING.
MATTHEW 1-17 You can have hope this Christmas because: God KEEPS His PROMISES. • His DELAYS are not DENIALS. God FULFILLS His PURPOSES. • Your DETOURS are not DISQUALIFICATIONS. God will keep His PROMISE and fulfill His PURPOSE in YOU! • You can have HOPE.
MATTHEW 16:18-19; HEBREWS 10:19-25; EPHESIANS 4:11-17 UNIVERSAL Church – all believers everywhere from all time. LOCAL Church – a specific group of believers in a specific place at a specific time. When I say I belong to Family Church, I mean: I have a RELATIONSHIP with God and His people. I …
EPHESIANS 4:3-6; JOHN 14:12,16-17; 15:26; 16:8-11, 14 When I say, “I believe,” I mean: The Holy Spirit is GOD. The Holy Spirit LIVES in my HEART. The Holy Spirit is my HELPER. The Holy Spirit POINTS PEOPLE to JESUS.
JUDE 1:3; MATTHEW 6:9-13; ROMANS 8:14-16; LUKE 15:11-32; ISAIAH 40:21-31; ROMANS 1:18-25 I BELIEVE: God is KIND enough to LOVE me. God is POWERFUL enough to HELP me. God is LOVING enough to FIND me.
JUDE 1:3 When I say “I believe:” I agree that what the BIBLE SAYS is TRUE. I am ALIGNING MY LIFE with the truths I believe. I know that my BELIEFS will put me in a CULTURAL MINORITY. I choose to PERSONALLY EMBRACE these truths. I am submitting my MODERN DOUBTS to the ANCIENT FAITH.
COLOSSIANS 3:1-4 When Jesus is at the center of our citizenship: We honor the LAWS, LEADERS, and GOVERNMENTS here on earth. • Romans 13:1, 7 We acknowledge the role that CHRISTIANS played in the FOUNDING of our nation. We should point out that the most important AMERICAN idea is really a BIBLE idea. …
COLOSSIANS 3:22-4:1 When Jesus is at the center of your work: You work with the right HEART. You work for the right REASONS. You work for the right PERSON.
COLOSSIANS 3:20-21 When Jesus is at the center of our parenting: Parenting is for TRAINING. Parenting is for ENCOURAGEMENT. Parenting is for LIFE.
COLOSSIANS 3:18-19 When Jesus is at the center of a marriage: You RECOGNIZE God’s DESIGN. You RESPECT God’s INSTRUCTIONS. You RECOVER God’s BLESSINGS.
COLOSSIANS 3:5-17 1. REMOVE the rags from your OLD life. 2. PUT ON the righteousness of your NEW life. TAKEAWAYS: 1. Let the PEACE of Christ rule. 2. Let the WORD of Christ dwell. 3. Get into the NAME of Jesus.
COLOSSIANS 2:16-3:4 Jesus-centered worship: REJECTS focusing on what we can do. REMEMBERS what Jesus has done. REFOCUSES our lives on Jesus. REJOICES in our future hope.
COLOSSIANS 2:1-15 When Jesus is at the center of your convictions: Jesus is your TREASURE. Jesus gives you ROOTS. Jesus sets you FREE. Jesus is your VICTOR.
COLOSSIANS 1:21-29 When Jesus is at the center of your transformation: He works IN you. He works AMONG you. He works THROUGH you.
COLOSSIANS 1:1-14 When Jesus is at the center of your faith: You BELIEVE in Jesus PERSONALLY. You are TRANSFORMED by Jesus in COMMUNITY. Jesus QUALIFIES you SUPERNATURALLY.
COLOSSIANS 1:15-20 Why the supremacy of Jesus is non-negotiable? 1. Jesus is SUPREME over CREATION. 2. Jesus is the HEAD of the CHURCH. 3. Jesus has done the WORK of RECONCILIATION.
JUDGES 16:19-30; 21:25 PROVERBS 15:3; 2 CHRONICLES 16:9; 1 SAMUEL 16:7 See God’s BIGGER AGENDA. See the DANGERS of your own APPETITES. See YOURSELF and OTHERS with God’s EYES.
JUDGES 16:1-22 No one is TOO GREAT to fail. No one is TOO SMALL to fail. Failure is something we all have in COMMON. No one can FIX their own FAILURE. Only ONE can OVERCOME our failure.
Judges 13-15 God wants us to leverage our ADVANTAGES to advance God’s MISSION and LIFT others up. God wants us to CURB DANGEROUS appetites and CULTIVATE GODLY appetites. God is determined to RESCUE and DELIVER His people forever.
JUDGES 10:6 – 12:7 1. God uses WHOEVER He WANTS. 2. God HATES “Canaanite thinking.” Canaanite thinking says it’s all about YOU. God says it’s all about HIM and about OTHERS. Canaanite thinking says you have to MANIPULATE God. God says, “TRUST Me. I LOVE you!” 3. God is full of LOVE and GRACE.
Scripture References: Judges 6:36-40; 7:1-25 God is calling us to replace FEAR with FAITH. Trust GOD even when you don’t have all the ANSWERS. God can do MORE with LESS than we can do with MORE. We NEED God more than He NEEDS us.