EVERYONE MUST CHOOSE
Preached: November 19, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He for Everyone? XIX LUKE 16:19-31 1. BEWARE of what you love. 2. DEATH is final. 3. HEAVEN and HELL are real. 4. You must CHOOSE.

JESUS IS ABLE TO REVEAL GOD’S GLORY
Preached: October 15, 2023

Investigando a Jesús XV Lucas 9:28-36 1. WAKE UP to who Jesus is. 2. LISTEN to Jesus. 3. LIVE for Jesus.

JESUS IS ABLE TO MULTIPLY
Preached: October 8, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He Able? XIV LUKE 9:10-17 1. Jesus is the TRUER and GREATER multiplier. 2. Jesus multiplies through HIS PEOPLE. 3. Jesus multiplies for HIS PURPOSES. 4. Jesus multiplies to BLESS.

JESUS IS ABLE TO OVERCOME DEATH
Preached: September 3, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He Able? IX LUKE 7:11-17 1. Jesus steps into your PAIN and SORROW. 2. Jesus speaks with AUTHORITY. 3. Jesus secures LIFE from DEATH.

JESUS IS ABLE TO HEAL
Preached: August 27, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He Able? VIII LUKE 7:1-10 1. Jesus loves every PERSON from every PLACE. 2. Jesus has AUTHORITY over ALL THINGS. 3. Jesus has authority to HEAL. 4. Jesus responds to HUMILITY and FAITH.

KINGDOM LEADERSHIP
Preached: August 20, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He the One? VII LUKE 6:27-49 1. Learn to LOVE your ENEMIES. 2. Live a LIFE of MERCY. 3. LOOK OUT for your own BLIND SPOTS. 4. LISTEN to Jesus and DO what He says.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO GIVES HOPE
Preached: August 13, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He the One? VI LUKE 6:12-26 1. Jesus sees your STRUGGLE. 2. Jesus is up front about the COST. 3. Jesus warns against COMPROMISE. 4. Jesus promises you a better FUTURE.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO IS ABOVE THE LAW
Preached: August 6, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He the One? V Luke 6:1-11 1. Jesus is Lord over ALL THINGS and ALL DAYS. 2. Jesus brings FREEDOM not LEGALISM. 3. Jesus should be Lord over ALL ASPECTS of your life.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO FORGIVES
Preached: July 30, 2023

Investigating Jesus: Is He the One? IV LUKE 5:17-26 1. Jesus has the POWER to HEAL. 2. You have a greater need than PHYSICAL HEALING. 3. Jesus is the only one who can FORGIVE your SINS. 4. Be a BRINGER.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO CALLS
Preached: July 23, 2023

LUKE 5:1-11, 27-32 Jesus’ call is: 1. For ALL KINDS of people. 2. For those who RECOGNIZE their BROKENNESS. 3. To OBEDIENCE and SURRENDER. 4. To a MISSION that goes BEYOND US.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO RESCUES
Preached: July 16, 2023

LUKE 4:14-30, 42-44 1. Jesus is the BIG STORY of the Bible. 2. Jesus is the PROMISED MESSIAH. 3. Jesus is the RESCUE we actually NEED. 4. Jesus is for EVERYONE EVERYWHERE.

JESUS IS THE ONE WHO CAN HELP US
Preached: July 9, 2023

Investigating Jesus I Luke 4:1-13 1. God’s Word tells us ONE STORY. 2. Jesus shows us how to RESIST TEMPTATION. 3. Jesus STANDS in the place of SINNERS. 4. God’s story must DIRECT our DECISIONS.

How Can David Be A Man After God’s Own Heart?
Preached: June 25, 2023

Seeing God’s Merciful Heart XI 1 Kings 2:1-4, Acts 13:21-23, 36-39 // Psalm 127 1. David had a heart for God ALONE. 2. David had a heart for God’s HOUSE. 3. David had a heart for the NEXT GENERATION.

GOD’S MERCY IN THE MESS
Preached: June 18, 2023

GOD’S MERCY IN THE MESS 2 SAMUEL 13 – 18 // PSALM 3 1. God’s design is the BEST WAY to live. 2. David’s sin created CRUSHING CONSEQUENCES. 3. We REPENT and CAST OURSELVES on God’s mercy. 4. Jesus has CARRIED our SHAME.

GOD’S RESPONSE TO REPENTANCE
Preached: June 11, 2023

Life of David: God’s Merciful Heart IX 2 Samuel 12:1-15 // Psalm 51 1. God confronts sin with His Word. 2. David confesses his sin and runs back to God. 3. We must cultivate a repentant heart. 4. Jesus will always cleanse us.

GOD’S MERCIFUL WARNING
Preached: June 4, 2023

2 SAMUEL 11:1-27; PSALM 119:9-11 1. God graciously gives us STORIES of WARNING. 2. David’s failure started SMALL and got BIGGER. 3. We must FLEE compromise and PURSUE God’s design. 4. Jesus COVERS over our SIN.

OUR PROMISE-KEEPING GOD
Preached: May 28, 2023

Life of David: God’s Mighty Hand VII 2 Samuel 7:1-29; Psalm 89 1. God’s promises are BIGGER and BETTER. 2. David takes a low POSTURE and gives high PRAISE. 3. We must respond in HUMILITY and HOPE. 4. Jesus FULFILLS God’s promise FOREVER.

TRUE WORSHIP
Preached: May 21, 2023

Life of David: Seeing God’s Mighty Hand VI 2 SAMUEL 6:1-23 // PSALM 96 1. God REQUIRES our true worship. 2. David shows us that true worship must include OBEDIENCE. 3. We must SURRENDER everything to God on HIS TERMS. 4. Jesus is WORTHY of our true worship.

Finding Strength In The Lord
Preached: May 14, 2023

Life Of David: Seeing God’s Mighty Hand V 1 SAMUEL 30:1-31; Psalm 27 1.    REMEMBER God is AVAILABLE in our despair.  2.    David RETURNED to the God who RESCUES.  3.    We must RECEIVE and REFLECT the grace of God.  4.    Jesus will RESTORE what is LOST.   

God Is Our True King
Preached: May 7, 2023

Life of David: God’s Mighty Hand IV 1 Samuel 18:1-5; 20:12-17, 2 Samuel 9:1-13, Psalm 1 1. The King SEEKS those who do not BELONG. 2. David shows us the KINDNESS of the TRUE King. 3. The King CALLS us HOME. 4. Jesus makes us FELLOW HEIRS of the King.

GOD IS A REFUGE FOR HIS PEOPLE
Preached: April 30, 2023

Life of David: God’s Mighty Hand III 1 SAMUEL 18:6-16, 28-30; 24:1-22; PSALM 142 1. God does not always SHIELD us from OPPOSITION. 2. David chose RELIANCE over RETALIATION. 3. You can choose RELIANCE in the face of OPPOSITION. 4. Jesus is always our REFUGE.

GOD DELIVERS HIS PEOPLE
Preached: April 23, 2023

Life of David: Seeing God’s Mighty Hand II 1 SAMUEL 17:1-58 1. The BATTLE belongs to the Lord. 2. David’s COURAGE came from his TRUST in the Lord. 3. You must TRUST that the Lord FIGHTS for you. 4. Let Jesus be your CHAMPION.

GOD USES WHOM HE CHOOSES
Preached: April 16, 2023

Life of David: Seeing God’s Mighty Hand I 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13 1. God has a GRAND PLAN. 2. David had an OBEDIENT HEART. 3. God can use ANYBODY. 4. Jesus is the UNLIKELY and ANOINTED King.

Easter At Family Church
Preached: April 9, 2023

The Resurrection Of King Jesus Matthew 28:1-20 Point 1 The Resurrection of King Jesus Point 2 The Resurrection of King Jesus Point 3 The Resurrection of King Jesus  

THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY OF KING JESUS
Preached: April 2, 2023

Palm Sunday MATTHEW 21:1-17 1. Do you RECOGNIZE who He is? 2. Do you REALIZE what He is doing? 3. Do you RECEIVE Him as your King?

THE HABIT OF GENEROSITY
Preached: March 26, 2023

Winning Culture VI 1 TIMOTHY 6:3-21 1. Generosity FLOWS from our CONTENTMENT. 2. Generosity TESTS our AFFECTION. 3. Generosity REQUIRES our ACTION.

THE HABIT OF SERVING OTHERS
Preached: March 19, 2023

1 TIMOTHY 5:1-25 We serve others through: 1. Loving FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. 2. Loving HONOR and CARE. 3. Loving ACCOUNTABILITY.

THE HABIT OF QUALIFIED LEADERSHIP
Preached: March 12, 2023

1 TIMOTHY 2:8-3:13 1. “Qualified leadership” is ROOTED in God’s design. 2. Qualified leaders provide LIVING EXAMPLES for the church family. 3. Qualified leaders bring CLARITY and COMFORT to the church family.

THE HABIT OF DEPENDENT PRAYER
Preached: March 5, 2023

Winning Culture III 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-7 1. Dependent prayer has all PEOPLE as its OBJECT. 2. Dependent prayer has SALVATION as its GOAL. 3. Dependent prayer has CHRIST as its CONFIDENCE.

O Hábito Da Oração
Preached: March 5, 2023

Cultura Vencedora III 1 Timóteo 2 1. Muda CIRCUNSTÂNCIAS. 2. Agrada a DEUS. 3. Trás SALVAÇÃO.

THE HABIT OF DEVELOPING PEOPLE
Preached: February 26, 2023

Winning Culture II 1 Timothy 1:12-20 1. People development is PERSONAL. 2. People development is SPIRITUAL. 3. People development is CONSEQUENTIAL.

THE HABIT OF SOUND TEACHING
Preached: February 19, 2023

Winning Culture I 1 Timothy 1:1-11; 4:1-16 Sound teaching results in: 1. Devotion to GOD’S WORD. 2. Devotion to FAITH that results in LOVE. 3. Devotion to GOD’S DESIGN. 4. Devotion to REPENTANCE and RESTORATION.

GOD’S FOREVER KINGDOM
Preached: February 12, 2023

Relentless Pursuit: Live to Bless IV 2 CHRONICLES 7:11-18 1. God BUILDS His kingdom through His people. 2. God calls His people to REPRESENT His kingdom. 3. God’s kingdom will not FAIL.

GOD’S DESIGN FOR GIVING
Preached: January 29, 2023

RELENTLESS PURSUIT: LIVE TO BLESS II 1 CHRONICLES 29:1-22   1. God’s design for giving is WHOLEHEARTED. 2. God’s design for giving is PRAYERFUL, PLANNED, and PROPORTIONAL. 3. God’s design for giving is FUTURE FOCUSED.

Relentless Pursuit: Live to Bless I
Preached: January 22, 2023

1 CHRONICLES 22:7,19; 29:1-22 A Vision for Living to Bless: 1. God wants us to GIVE from the HEART. 2. God wants EVERYONE to do their PART. 3. God BLESSES us to be a BLESSING.

INTENTIONALITY OF A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN
Preached: January 15, 2023

Success Sequence III 2 Peter 1:8-11 1. RECEIVE the GRACE of God. 2. REMEMBER your RESCUE. 3. RECOVER God’s DESIGN. 4. REACH for ETERNITY.

SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIANS
Preached: January 8, 2023

2 Peter 1:5-7 Successful Christians: 1. Believe the PROMISES of GOD. 2. Discover the PRINCIPLES of GROWTH. 3. Commit to the PURSUIT of GODLINESS.

TRUE SUCCESS
Preached: January 1, 2023

Success Sequence 2 Peter 1:1-4 1. True success is SPIRITUAL SUCCESS. 2. True success requires INTENTIONAL PARTICIPATION. 3. True success is DIRECTLY RELATED to your alignment with GOD’S WORD.

CHRISTMAS AT FAMILY CHURCH
Preached: December 25, 2022

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LOVE
Preached: December 18, 2022

LOVE JOHN 3:16-18 1. Love addresses CONFUSION. 2. Love creates CONVICTION. 3. Love calls for a CONFESSION.

JOY
Preached: December 11, 2022

JOY JOHN 1:14-18 1. We find joy in the REVELATION of God’s GLORY. 2. We find joy in the CLARITY of God’s TRUTH. 3. We find joy in the ACCEPTANCE of God’s GRACE.

PEACE
Preached: December 4, 2022

JOHN 1:9-13 Jesus brings peace to a world in conflict by giving us: 1. A TRUTH to BELIEVE. 2. An INVITATION to RECEIVE. 3. A PLACE to BELONG.

HOPE
Preached: November 27, 2022

CHRISTMAS AT FAMILY CHURCH JOHN 1:1-9 Jesus, the eternal light of the world, brings hope in the darkness: 1. The Light was PROMISED. 2. The Light PREVAILS. 3. The Light is still SHINING.

FACING SPIRITUAL OPPOSITION
Preached: November 20, 2022

FACING SPIRITUAL OPPOSITION EPHESIANS 6:10-20 1. We have a REAL ENEMY. 2. We have EVERYTHING we need for the BATTLE. 3. We have a MISSION to ADVANCE.

FACING RELATIONAL BROKENNESS
Preached: November 13, 2022

EPHESIANS 5:18-6:9 God has a design for your relationships:   1. You have a responsibility in your RELATIONSHIPS. 2. You are responsible to seek the BEST for the OTHER PERSON. 3. You are required to submit to CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRIT. 4. Your relationships tell a STORY about JESUS.

FACING OLD PATTERNS
Preached: November 6, 2022

EPHESIANS 4:17 – 5:21   A new identity calls us to a new lifestyle: New PERSON.   New PATTERNS.   New PEOPLE.   New POWER.

FACING ISOLATION
Preached: October 30, 2022

EPHESIANS 4:1-16 Face isolation by belonging to the body of Christ: 1. Commit to UNITY with other Christians. 2. Commit to MATURITY within the church. 3. Commit to BUILDING up the body of Christ.

FACING HOSTILITY
Preached: October 16, 2022

EPHESIANS 2:11-22 Face hostility by knowing that:   1. Jesus gives us HOPE. 2. Jesus makes us EQUAL. 3. Jesus gives us ACCESS. 4. Jesus makes us a FAMILY.

FACING ANXIETY
Preached: October 9, 2022

True Identity II EPHESIANS 2:1-10 God’s grace addresses anxiety:   1. About our PAST. 2. About our PRESENT SITUATION. 3. About our FUTURE.

FACING REJECTION
Preached: October 2, 2022

True Identity I EPHESIANS 1:1-23 Face rejection by knowing: 1. WHO you are. 2. WHOSE you are. 3. Why your TRUE IDENTITY matters.

FACING CURVEBALLS & CRISES
Preached: September 25, 2022

FACING CURVEBALLS & CRISES PROVERBS 22:6; GALATIANS 6:1-10 When families experience curveballs and crises: Families require BURDEN-SHARING. Family issues are SPIRITUAL ISSUES. Families must play LONG BALL. Families take a RESTORATION posture.  

GOD’S DESIGN FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP
Preached: September 11, 2022

DEUTERONOMY 6:1-9; 20-25 What should Christian parents give our kids?   1. A PASSION for GOD. 2. CONVERSATIONS about GOD. 3. A CONNECTION to the family of JESUS.

GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE
Preached: August 28, 2022

GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE Genesis 2:18-25 God’s design for marriage includes: 1. INTIMACY. 2. EXCLUSIVITY. 3. PRODUCTIVITY. 4. LONGEVITY. 5. TELLING the GOSPEL STORY.

GOD’S DESIGN FOR GENDER & SEXUALITY
Preached: August 21, 2022

GOD’S DESIGN FOR GENDER & SEXUALITY GENESIS 1:26-28 God’s design for men and women includes: Fundamental EQUALITY. Fundamental DIFFERENTIATION. Fundamental INTERDEPENDENCE. ————————————————————————————————————————— …

ROOTED IN GOODNESS
Preached: August 14, 2022

ROOTED IN GOODNESS GENESIS 50:15-26; ROMANS 8:28-29 Faith in God’s goodness: 1. COMPELS us to FIGHT through. 2. ALLOWS us to FORGIVE others. 3. SEES a FUTURE for our families.

ROOTED IN GRACE
Preached: August 7, 2022

ROOTED IN GRACE GENESIS 32:22-32; ROMANS 7:21-8:1; HEBREWS 11:21 When you are rooted in grace: 1. You WRESTLE with your COMPLEXITY. 2. You RECEIVE your new IDENTITY. 3. Your LIMP becomes your LEGACY.

ROOTED IN FAITHFULNESS
Preached: July 31, 2022

Rooted in Redemption IV GENESIS 22:1-19; 26:1-5; JOHN 3:16; HEBREWS 11:17-19 A life of unshakeable faith: 1. Results in SURRENDER. 2. Chooses to SACRIFICE. 3. Receives a SUBSTITUTE. 4. Takes the NEXT STEP.

ARRAIGADOS EN LA FIDELIDA
Preached: July 31, 2022

ARRAIGADOS EN LA REDENCIÓN IV Génesis 22:1-19; 26:1-5 Una fe inquebrantable:  1. Resulta en RENDICIÓN. 2. Escoge SACRIFICAR. 3. Recibe un SUSTITUTO. 4. Da el PRÓXIMO PASO.

ROOTED IN FAITH
Preached: July 24, 2022

ROOTED IN FAITH GENESIS 15:1-17, 21:1-3; HEBREWS 11:8-12 Being rooted in faith means we: 1. Have faith in God’s PROMISES. 2. Have faith in God’s TIMING. 3. Have faith in God’s SON.

ROOTED IN GOD’S DESIGN
Preached: July 10, 2022

ROOTED IN REDEMPTION GENESIS 1:26-28; GENESIS 3:1-21; ROMANS 5:12-17; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22,39   1. God’s BLESSING gives us MEANING. 2. God’s INSTRUCTION gives us MISSION. 3. God’s PROVISION gives us MERCY.

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Preached: July 3, 2022

 

LIVING FOR THE DAY
Preached: June 26, 2022

Revelation 22:1-21   While we wait for The Day, we… 1. FOCUS on the PERSON of Christ. 2. LIVE by the WORD of Christ. 3. ANTICIPATE the RETURN of Christ. 4. ACCEPT the INVITATION of Christ.

ALL THINGS NEW, PART 2
Preached: June 19, 2022

REVELATION 21:9-27; 22:1-5 1. Heaven is the COMPLETE OBLITERATION of all the WORST things. 2. Heaven is the PERFECT EXPERIENCE of all the BEST things. 3. Heaven is ALIVE with the PRESENCE of God. 4. Heaven is BEING CLOSE to God FOREVER.

ALL THINGS NEW, PART 1
Preached: June 12, 2022

REVELATION 21:1-8 The One on the throne… 1. Will wash away OLD BROKENNESS. 2. Will make ALL THINGS new. 3. Will dwell in the PRESENCE of HIS PEOPLE. 4. Calls His creation to COME to HIM.

MILLENNIUM
Preached: June 5, 2022

REVELATION 20 “Then I saw…” 1. The FUTILITY of OPPOSING Christ. 2. The FAITHFUL REIGNING with Christ. 3. EVERYONE rightly JUDGED by Christ.

COSMIC, EARTHLY & FINAL BATTLES
Preached: May 29, 2022

COSMIC, EARTHLY & FINAL BATTLES REVELATION 19 The conquering King returns: To receive the WORSHIP He DESERVES. To be REUNITED with the BRIDE He REDEEMED. To demonstrate the POWER He HOLDS. To finalize the VICTORY He has already WON. _______________________________________.    

LIVING AS EXILES
Preached: May 22, 2022

LIVING AS EXILES REVELATION 17 & 18 What is the ATTRACTION of IDOLATROUS Babylon? Where is my HOPE and SECURITY? How do I stay FAITHFUL in a world of COMPROMISE?

FACING THE BAD GUYS
Preached: May 15, 2022

FACING THE BAD GUYS REVELATION 12, 13, & 17 Know your ENEMY. Cultivate COURAGE. Endure OPPOSITION. Stand in VICTORY!  

Jesus Wins: A Study of Revelation VIII
Preached: May 8, 2022

TEAM JESUS REVELATION 7, 11:1-14, 14 Those on the side of the Lamb are: WORSHIPPERS. WITNESSES. WINNERS.        

Jesus Wins: A Study of Revelation VII
Preached: May 1, 2022

THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE REVELATION 6, 8-10, 11:15-19, 15-16 God’s judgment flows from HIS HOLINESS. God’s judgment is JUST. God’s judgment is NECESSARY. God’s mercy is AVAILABLE.    

HEAVENLY WORSHIP
Preached: April 24, 2022

Jesus Wins: A Study of Revelation VI HEAVENLY WORSHIP REVELATION 4-5 He is on the THRONE. He is WORTHY of WORSHIP. Worship the KING!  

Easter at Family Church
Preached: April 17, 2022

RESURRECTION DAY JOHN 20:1-31  

PALM SUNDAY
Preached: April 10, 2022

PALM SUNDAY JOHN 12:9-19 The EMPTY TOMB is a SIGN for you. The INVITATION of Jesus is OPEN to you. The choice to BELIEVE is UP to you.  

THE TRUE ONE
Preached: April 3, 2022

THE TRUE ONE REVELATION 3:7-22 Book of Revelation Author: St. John from Patmos   Audience: 7 ancient churches  Context: Roman persecution   Point: Jesus wins!   Jesus is in charge. Jesus expects fiery faithfulness. Jesus promises stability and intimacy.  

THE TRUE ONE
Preached: April 3, 2022

THE TRUE ONE REVELATION 3:7-22 Book of Revelation Author: St. John from Patmos   Audience: 7 ancient churches  Context: Roman persecution   Point: Jesus wins!   Jesus is in charge. Jesus expects fiery faithfulness. Jesus promises stability and intimacy.  

THE REIGNING KING
Preached: March 27, 2022

THE REIGNING KING REVELATION 2:18-3:6 Book of Revelation Author: St. John from Patmos  Audience: 7 ancient churches Context: Roman persecution  Point: Jesus wins!  Jesus has ultimate authority. Jesus expects us to wake up and repent. Jesus promises vindication and victory.  

THE RESURRECTED WARRIOR
Preached: March 20, 2022

THE RESURRECTED WARRIOR REVELATION 2:8-17 Book of Revelation Author: _________________________ Audience: _______________________ Context: ________________________ Point: __________________________ Jesus is fighting our spiritual battles. Jesus expects us to conquer spiritual compromise. Jesus promis …

FIRST LOVE
Preached: March 13, 2022

FIRST LOVE REVELATION 2:1-7 Book of Revelation Author: _____________________ Audience: ___________________ Context: ____________________ Point: ______________________ Jesus is engaged with us. Jesus expects us to love Him above all. Jesus promises believers eternal life.  

THE KEY TO READING REVELATION
Preached: March 6, 2022

THE KEY TO READING REVELATION REVELATION 1:1-20 Book of Revelation Author: _____________________________________________ Audience: ___________________________________________ Genre: ______________________________________________ Context: _____________________________________________        1. J …

THE JOY OF GENEROSITY
Preached: February 27, 2022

THE JOY OF GENEROSITY PHILIPPIANS 4:10-20 A generous heart: BENEFITS others. BUILDS God’s Kingdom. BLESSES you. Additional Notes:

THE JOY OF TRUE RICHES
Preached: February 20, 2022

PHILIPPIANS 3:1-21; 4:6-7 Pursue true riches: Rethink your SECURITY. Replace your SCORECARD. Redirect your STRIVING. Additional Notes:

THE JOY OF SIGNIFICANCE
Preached: February 6, 2022

PHILIPPIANS 1:12-30  A joyful pursuit of significance in Christ: Requires SACRIFICE. Advances the GOSPEL. Results in SATISFACTION. Additional Notes:

VISION DAY
Preached: January 30, 2022

PHILIPPIANS 1:1-11 Jesus gives us a VISION to INSPIRE Jesus gives us a FAMILY to ENCOURAGE Jesus gives us the RESOURCES to get it DONE.  Additional Notes:

IS THE BIBLE FOR SPOON-FEEDING OR SELF-FEEDING?
Preached: January 23, 2022

HEBREWS 5:11-14  Four questions to help you grow: Where is your HEART? 2. What do you SEE? What does it MEAN? What should you DO? Additional Questions:

IS THE BIBLE FOR EXPERTS OR EVERYONE?
Preached: January 16, 2022

IS THE BIBLE FOR EXPERTS OR EVERYONE? 2 Timothy 2:15 The Bible is FOR YOU. The Bible is UNDERSTANDABLE. The Bible requires INTENTIONAL STUDY. The Bible facilitates SPIRITUAL PROGRESS. The Bible teaches us to be LIKE JESUS. 

CAN THE BIBLE BE TRUSTED?
Preached: January 9, 2022

2 PETER 1:16-21 1. The Bible is the WORD of GOD. 2. The Bible YOU HAVE is the Word of God. 3. The WRITTEN Word of God points to the LIVING Word of God. Additional Notes:

IS THE BIBLE AN OPTION OR THE SOLUTION?
Preached: January 2, 2022

2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17 The Bible is AUTHORITATIVE. The Bible is UNDERSTANDABLE. The Bible is NECESSARY. Additional Notes:

JOY
Preached: December 19, 2021

MATTHEW 2:1-12 Every person has to decide what to do with Christmas: 1. Some people RESIST the story of Jesus. 2. Some people IGNORE the story of Jesus. 3. Some people REJOICE in the story of Jesus. Additional Notes:

LOVE
Preached: December 12, 2021

MATTHEW 1:18-25 Love EMBRACES INTERRUPTIONS. Love LEADS us to OBEDIENCE. Love POINTS us to JESUS. Additional Notes:

PEACE
Preached: December 5, 2021

MATTHEW 1:18-21; LUKE 1:26-38   You can have peace at Christmas because: God’s WORD is TRUE. God BREAKS THROUGH. God came FOR YOU. Additional Notes:

Hope
Preached: November 28, 2021

MATTHEW 1:1-18 The hope of Christmas: 1. The PROMISES CREATE hope. 2. The CURSE CRUSHES hope. 3. The promises are MORE POWERFUL than the curse.  Additional Notes:

NEXT GENERATION
Preached: November 21, 2021

NEXT GENERATION ACTS 1:8; 28:30-31; ROMANS 15:18-24 The movement passed on to us: Goes beyond our PLACE. Goes beyond our TIME. Goes beyond our ABILITIES. Goes beyond our IMAGINATION.

STRONG FINISHERS
Preached: November 14, 2021
Teacher: Derek Simpson

STRONG FINISHERS ACTS 28:15-31 Strong finishers must be: CONNECTED to the FAMILY of God. CONTROLLED by the WORD of God. COMMITTED to advancing the KINGDOM of God.  

Maximize Major Moments
Preached: November 7, 2021

MAXIMIZE MAJOR MOMENTS ACTS 26:1-32 A movement that is built to last maximizes major moments: Leverage your INFLUENCE. Tell your STORY. Invite people to BELIEVE.

SACRIFICIAL LEADERSHIP
Preached: October 31, 2021

SACRIFICIAL LEADERSHIP ACTS 20:17-38 Sacrificial leaders: 1. Guard their INTEGRITY. 2. Take RESPONSIBILITY for others. 3. Practice GENEROSITY. 4. FINISH well.  

CASTING A WIDE NET
Preached: October 24, 2021

CASTING A WIDE NET ACTS 19: 1-10 A movement that is built to last casts a wide net that reaches: SEEKERS who need GUIDANCE. SKEPTICS who need CONVINCING. SERVANTS who need to carry out the MISSION.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT
Preached: October 17, 2021

ACTS 18:1-28 People who develop people: Lay a FOUNDATION. Leverage INFLUENCE. Leave a LEGACY.

CROSSING CULTURAL BARRIERS
Preached: October 10, 2021

ACTS 17:10-34 A movement that is built to last is intentional about crossing cultural barriers. MEET people where they are. SPEAK boldly about JESUS. INVITE them to RESPOND. LEAVE the results to GOD.  

TRUE BELIEVERS
Preached: October 3, 2021

ACTS 17:1-9 Since our faith is built to last, we must: Be ANCHORED in the SCRIPTURES. Hold on to KING JESUS. Resist the SWAY of CULTURE. Turn the world UPSIDE DOWN

CALLED TO EXPAND
Preached: September 26, 2021

ACTS 16:6-40 God wants to expand His movement through you: Are you being LED by the SPIRIT? Are you LIFTING UP all kinds of PEOPLE? • OPEN hearts. • BROKEN hearts. • HARD hearts. Are you LAYING DOWN spiritual ROOTS?

CALLED TO UNITY
Preached: September 19, 2021

ACTS 15:36-16:5 God’s mission propels us to unity. No one is PERFECT. We all have PREFERENCES. Unity is GREATER THANK our preferences. God REDEEMS differences and disagreements.  

CALLED TO CLARITY
Preached: September 12, 2021

ACTS 15:1-35 In a world that prefers ambiguity, the Holy Spirit propels us to clarity: The Christian faith CALLS us to clarity. Faithful leaders FACILITATE clarity. Confessions of faith ARTICULATE clarity. A church family is ENCOURAGED by clarity.  

PROPELLED TO ENDURE
Preached: September 5, 2021

ACTS 14:19-28 We are propelled to endure: In the FACE of OPPOSITION. For the SAKE of OTHERS. By the GRACE of GOD.

PROPELLED TO SPEAK
Preached: August 29, 2021

ACTS 14:1-18 In a world that wants us to be silent: We must be CLEAR on our MESSAGE. We must be COMMITTED to SPEAK. We must be CONFIDENT in Jesus regardless of the RESULTS.  

PROPELLED TO STRATEGIZE
Preached: August 22, 2021

ACTS 13:4-52 The Holy Spirit has a growth strategy – A strategy that engages with LOSTNESS and BROKENNESS. A strategy that tells the STORY of JESUS. A strategy that anticipates OPPOSITION and SUCCESS.

PROPELLED TO MOVE
Preached: August 15, 2021

ACTS 13:1-3 God propels us to move through: The GATHERED church. GIFTED leaders. The GUIDANCE of the Holy Spirit. GUTSY obedience.  

GOD LEADS US
Preached: August 8, 2021

DEUTERONOMY 34:1-12; JOSHUA 1:1-18 God leads us by cultivating: CLOSENESS with Him. COURAGE to fight. COLLABORATION with others. CONVICTION for the mission.  

GOD HEALS US
Preached: August 1, 2021

NUMBERS 21:1-9 God is our healer. We see: God heals in a particular way. God heals in a peculiar way. God heals in a public way. God heals in a personal way.  

GOD IS FOR US
Preached: July 25, 2021

NUMBERS 13:1-33; 14:1-11, 28-31 Focusing on the PROBLEM amplifies FEAR. Focusing on God’s PROMISES amplifies FAITH. Focusing on JESUS amplifies OBEDIENCE.

GOD IS WITH US
Preached: July 18, 2021

EXODUS 40:1-38 God instructs us with His PRINCIPLES. God fills us with His PRESENCE. God guides us by His LEADERSHIP. God provides a way for us through JESUS.  

GOD IS JEALOUS
Preached: July 11, 2021

EXODUS 32-33 A jealous God: REQUIRES us to come to Him on HIS TERMS. REBUKES those He loves. RELENTLESSLY PURSUES you.

GOD LOVES
Preached: July 4, 2021

EXODUS 20:1-21 God lovingly gives us His law because: The law reveals GOD to US. The law reveals something ABOUT us. God wants to HEAL us.  

GOD PROVIDES
Preached: June 27, 2021

EXODUS 16:1-36 Are you TRUSTING or COMPLAINING? Are you CONTENT or GREEDY? Are you RESTING or RUSHING? Do you believe Jesus is the TRUE BREAD?  

GOD MAKES A WAY
Preached: June 20, 2021

EXODUS 14:1-31 When we face a hopeless situation: Do not FEAR. Stand FIRM. See the SALVATION of the LORD.

GOD DELIVERS
Preached: June 13, 2021

EXODUS 12:21-28 We all need to be DELIVERED. God is DETERMINED to DELIVER. The point of the story is JESUS. We are COMMANDED to tell the STORY.  

GOD CALLS & EQUIPS
Preached: June 6, 2021

EXODUS 3:1-21 God calls us after a SEASON of PREPARATION. God calls us in SPITE of our PAST. God calls us to PERSONAL OBEDIENCE. God equips us with HIS PRESENCE.    

GOD KNOCKS DOWN OPPOSITION
Preached: May 30, 2021

ACTS 12:1-25 God is SOVEREIGN. Opposition is PRESENT. Prayer is POWERFUL. Jesus is UNSTOPPABLE.  

GOD KNOCKS DOWN OLD LIMITATIONS
Preached: May 23, 2021

ACTS 11:19-30 The Holy Spirit destroys old limitations when a church family: Believes PROBLEMS create PROGRESS. Understands the POWER of SPEAKING the GOSPEL. Gets INTENTIONAL about PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT. Pursues PARTNERSHIPS to propel the MOVEMENT. Chooses RECONCILIATION over RESENTMENT.  

GOD KNOCKS DOWN OLD DISTINCTIONS
Preached: May 16, 2021

ACTS 10:34-11:18 God is not limited by our DISTINCTIONS. The gospel is for EVERYONE. There is no “them” in GOD’S FAMILY.  

GOD KNOCKS DOWN CULTURAL BARRIERS
Preached: May 9, 2021

ACTS 10:1-33 When God knocks down cultural barriers: Our Christian IDENTITY rises above our cultural IDENTITY. Our Christian MISSION rises above our cultural AGENDA. Our love for PEOPLE rises above our cultural PREFERENCES.  

GOD KNOCKS DOWN SPIRITUAL IMMATURITY
Preached: May 2, 2021

ACTS 9:19b-31 A spiritually mature person is: CONVERTED to Christ. COMMITTED to a church family. CRAVING God’s Word. COMPELLED by the mission.  

GOD KNOCKS DOWN YOUR PAST
Preached: April 25, 2021

ACTS 9:1-19 God is in RELENTLESS PURSUIT of you. God is not interested in your RELIGION. God is interested in a RELATIONSHIP with you.  

OVERCOMING GOSPEL BARRIERS
Preached: April 18, 2021

ACTS 8:26-40 God knocks down walls with the gospel when we: RESPOND to His leading. RUN to those who are seeking. RAPIDLY obey His call. RELEASE new believers to impact their world.  

GOD BRINGS US TOGETHER
Preached: April 11, 2021

ACTS 8:1-25 God is knocking down our PREJUDICES. God is knocking down COUNTERFEITS. God is knocking down DIVISIONS in the CHURCH. God is making us ONE.  

RESURRECTION DAY
Preached: April 4, 2021

MATTHEW 28:1-10 The resurrection story is a TRUE story. The resurrection story is a LIFE-CHANGING story. The resurrection story offers you an INVITATION and a CHOICE.  

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY
Preached: March 28, 2021

MATTHEW 21:1-17 What is triumphal about the triumphal entry? Jesus is the KING. Jesus is a DIFFERENT KIND of King. Jesus is a King for people. Is Jesus YOUR King?

WHAT IF I RISKED IT ALL?
Preached: March 21, 2021

ACTS 6:1-8; 7:51-56 The Holy Spirit wants you to risk loving an IMPERFECT CHURCH. The Holy Spirit wants you to risk loving PEOPLE who are DIFFERENT from you. The Holy Spirit will teach you to take the risk of STANDING ALONE.  

WHAT IF I DIDN’T CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?
Preached: March 14, 2021

ACTS 4:32-37; 5:1-11, 40-42 The Holy Spirit sets you free: To seek GOD’S approval (not MAN’S). To LOVE others (not USE them). To exercise true FAITH (not fake RELIGION).  

WHAT IF I WASN’T AFRAID?
Preached: March 7, 2021

ACTS 4:1-31 The Holy Spirit overcomes our fear by giving us: Boldness to BELIEVE. Boldness to SPEAK. Boldness to STAND. Boldness to RISK.  

WHAT IF I NEED HEALING?
Preached: February 28, 2021

ACTS 3:1-16; JAMES 5:13-16 What if I need healing? EVERYBODY needs healing. God cares about my PHYSICAL needs and my SPIRITUAL needs. Physical healing ALWAYS points to JESUS. Spiritual healing ONLY comes through JESUS. When you need healing: Go to your PASTORS. Ask for PRAYER. Deal with SIN in your …

WHAT IF I WASN’T ALONE?
Preached: February 21, 2021

ACTS 2:42-47 You could be part of a church family that: LEARNS together. WORSHIPS together. LOVES one another. GROWS together.  

WHAT IF I BELIEVED THE IMPOSSIBLE?
Preached: February 14, 2021

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.  

WHAT IF I FOUND A BIGGER PURPOSE?
Preached: February 7, 2021

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.  

RELENTLESS
Preached: January 31, 2021

MARK 12:38-44 Jesus cares about: WHAT we give. WHY we give. WHERE we give.  

BECOMING RICH TOWARD GOD
Preached: January 24, 2021

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  

GOD’S FINANCIAL PLAN
Preached: January 17, 2021

MATTHEW 25:14-30 God is the OWNER. We are the MANAGERS. Invest FAITHFULLY. GIVE. SAVE. Live on the REST.

SPEAK RIGHT
Preached: January 10, 2021

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.

DO RIGHT
Preached: January 3, 2021

JAMES 1:22 – 2:7 Thriving under pressure means: LIVE the Word. LOVE the Word. Love OTHERS.  

THINK RIGHT
Preached: December 27, 2020

JAMES 2:1-8 Living out our faith no matter the circumstance means: 1. We meet TRIALS with JOY. 2. We request WISDOM with EXPECTATION. 3. We exercise FAITH with CONFIDENCE.

JESUS COMES FOR A FAMILY
Preached: December 20, 2020

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.

JESUS COMES THROUGH A WOMAN
Preached: December 13, 2020

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.  

JESUS COMES TO A CITY
Preached: December 6, 2020

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.

JESUS COMES FROM A LEGACY
Preached: November 29, 2020

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.

ONE FUTURE
Preached: November 22, 2020

CORINTHIANS 15:3-8, 26, 55-57 I believe through Jesus: Death is DEFEATED. Resurrection is REALITY. Heaven is FOREVER. Everyone is INVITED.  

ONE CHURCH
Preached: November 15, 2020

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 …

ONE SPIRIT
Preached: November 8, 2020

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.  

ONE SAVIOR
Preached: November 1, 2020

PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11; ACTS 4:8-10, 12; HEBREWS 1:1-4 I believe: Jesus is my REIGNING KING. Jesus is my RISEN SAVIOR. Jesus is my RETURNING JUDGE.  

ONE CREATOR
Preached: October 25, 2020

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.  

ONE FAITH
Preached: October 18, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR CITIZENSHIP
Preached: October 11, 2020

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. …

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR CONVERSATIONS
Preached: October 4, 2020

 COLOSSIANS 4:2-9 When Jesus is at the center of our conversations: We are PRAYERFUL. We are INTENTIONAL. We are PERSONAL.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR WORK
Preached: September 27, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR PARENTING
Preached: September 20, 2020

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.

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR MARRIAGES
Preached: September 13, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR IDENTITY
Preached: September 6, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR WORSHIP
Preached: August 30, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR CONVICTIONS
Preached: August 23, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR TRANSFORMATION
Preached: August 16, 2020

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.  

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR FAITH
Preached: August 9, 2020

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.  

SUPREMACY OF JESUS
Preached: August 2, 2020

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.  

SEE AS GOD SEES
Preached: July 26, 2020

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.

LEADERS CAN FALL
Preached: July 19, 2020

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.  

Curb Dangerous Appetites
Preached: July 12, 2020

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.  

INFLUENCED BY GOD
Preached: July 5, 2020

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.  

God Does More With less
Preached: June 28, 2020

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.