Monthly Archives: August 2022


30
Aug 2022

Luke 15:11-13; I John 2:15-16; Romans 7:21-25; Galatians 5:13-26 Jesus used a teaching moment to relate the story of the Prodigal Son’s decision to leave home and eventually his return. The Prodigal’s story has been lived out in many lives since Jesus told the story. Everyone has the possibility of stumbling in our relationship with God. This sermon series hopefully will encourage believers to get back and engage in the three basic objectives of the Church. Worship, teaching and instructing Christian’s principles and evangelism sharing the love of God and forgiveness. The story of the Prodigal and Paul’s teaching concerns our proneness to wander. Here’s a glimpse at the prodigal, the Grind of our fallen nature and Gift of God’s call to involvement in our life. Glimpse at the prodigal Luke 15:11-13 Give me my share. 15:11-12 Prodigal had a sense of privilege. His wishes, plans and desire to plot his own course. Goes off to a distant land to express himself without restraints. Grind of our fallen nature. I John 2:15-16; Romans 7:21-25 Root of our wondering Lust of the flesh a desire for experiencing pleasure. Lust of the eyes accumulate everything the world has to offer. Third root is longing for importance: ambition. Maslow's pyramid. From the bottom are: physiological (food and clothing), safety (job security), love and belonging needs (friendship), esteem, and self-actualization The ambition to be all that you can be. Roughness of the struggle Romans 7:21-25 Good is challenged by evil.The tyranny of indwelling sin. Guilt produced by wandering. Grace found in Jesus. Gift of God’s Involvement in our personal life. Galatians 5:13-26 Called to freedom and service. (v13) Freedom no license to indulge in sin. Freedom to serve each other in love and avoid harming. (v14-15) Freedom to choose to live by the Spirit of...

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24
Aug 2022

  The Temple was a structure very visible so believer’s and non-believers can be aware God is always present. 2 Chronicles 22 preparation for the beautiful building. Acts 17:24-28 preparations for an eternal ultimate dwelling of God. Ephesians 2:17-22 Presents Christians as the spiritual home and hope of all people. King David reminds us of the reality of finding a “spiritual home”.   Preparation to build a “spiritual home” The Temple 2 Chronicles 22 Laborers and materials had to gathered  22:2-4 The building would not be constructed by wishful thinking it would take time, patience and hard work. Lack of experience. Christians often feel the lack of experience leads to doing nothing. Don’t forget we are empowered by Holy Spirit to do whatever God asks of us. 22:5 Leadership of the Lord is paramount. 22:6-19 Build a house for the Lord because I can’t by God’s instruction. Be a man of peace and rest. Be blessed as God gives you discretion and understanding meaning intelligence, success, happiness and wisdom. 22:11-13. Be a keeper of the Law of the Lord when you succeed. Be strong,courageous not afraid or discouraged. Be bold 22:15-19 It’s all about God. Be devoted with all your heart and soul in seeking the Lord. Preparing the ultimate spiritual home. Acts 17:24-28  God made everything that exists. God chose to live in people instead of buildings. God purposed this in order that all people would seek a lifelong, meaningful relationship with God our creator, redeemer and giver of eternal life. Prepare yourself as the spiritual home of God. Ephesians 2:19-22 Christians are God’s people not foreigners, aliens but members of the household of God! 2:19 Christians are built on a foundation of Jesus linked to all the living, preaching, teachings of those who have come before us. Jesus being the links all together as the cornerstone. 2:20. Christians are joined together in Jesus to...

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