Let Every Heart Prepare Him

This is the first week of Advent and Pastor Mark Vincenti brings to us the theme of Preparation
Biblical Texts:  John 1:9-12;  Luke 2:1-7

EVERY ONE OF US & THIS CHURCH CAN HAVE A GROUND-BREAKING ADVENT SEASON BY BEING PROPERLY PREPARED TO RECEIVE FROM GOD THIS CHRISTMAS.

The season of Advent is about: P______________:

John 1:12
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…

“Let every heart prepare Him room!”
~From the Christmas Hymn, Joy to the World.


 

Follow the Leader: Unfollow – Sermon Nov. 19

Unfollow (John 6)

The story:

Let me share with you the times and situations that people are most tempted to unfollow…

1. T_________________

2. T_________________

3. T_________________

The moment of truth for the disciples  (v. 67)

We need to keep coming back to this question, “To whom shall we _________?”  (v. 68)

1. Our desire is to help you in your ________________.
2. Our desire is to equip you in leading your children in their _______________.

Follow The Leader: Fearless – Sermon Nov. 12

Fearless

Join Pastor Gary as we  look at an important outcome Jesus desires for us as followers of Christ:

Mark 10:16-31

Matthew 6, Mark 4:35-41

Why is this so important to Jesus, and why does he want this to be an integral outcome of being a follower?

Questions to ponder:

1. What will I do in light of this message?

2. What would I do if I was absolutely confident God was with me?

Follow the Leader: Two Big Questions – Sermon Nov. 5

Two Big Questions
Key Scripture: Matthew 4:19 & 20

Pastor Mark Vincenti starts us off with a Creative Reading taken from the Introduction of Brian Houston’s book, “Live, Love, Lead.”

 

I. How do you become a follower of Jesus?
“Come follow me.”  A_______________ his invitation. (Relationship)
“I will show you.”  T_______________ Jesus to save and change you. (Transformation)
“Fish for people.”  L________ on the mission He has for you. (Mission)
II. How do you grow as a follower of Jesus? (John 20:29)

Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas
Naturalist
Sensate
Traditionalist
Ascetic
Activist
Caregiver
Enthusiast
Contemplative
Intellectual
“The goal here… (is) to feed our souls so we can know God in a new way, love him with every cell of our being, and then express that love by reaching out to others.”
(Gary Thomas, “Sacred Pathways,” pg. 30)