Breathing Room (Sermon Nov. 16)

Breathing Room   (Psalm 90)

Margin (breathing room) is defined as the space between our current pace and our limits.

Wisdom from Psalm 90:

The punch line: 12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Summary: Remembering our time is limited provides us with wisdom to know how to spend our limited time.

Here’s some homework I want you to do.

What do I need to add to my schedule?

What can’t I remove completely, but need to give less time to it?

What do I need to remove completely?

If I don’t have some breathing room,

  1. I may miss out on what God intended for me (Ephesians 2:10)
  2. I may be too rushed to make good decisions.
  3. I may live life in a frustrated fashion running from one thing to another.
  4. I may skim the surface on my relationships.
  5. I may end up an undeveloped soul, living for Jesus on the fly…and seemingly powerless to handle the things that come my way.
  6. I may begin to believe that the amount of activity I pursue is what shows my value.

 

Use What You Got (Sermon Nov. 9)

Pastor Mark expands on the message Attaboy shared with us. Use What Got You Got, for the glory of God.

He uses illustrations based on Ephesians 2:8-10  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV)

Buiding Others Up (Sermon Nov. 2)

HU Visiting Professor of New Testament, Dr. Travis Derico shares with us this morning.

Desires Gone Bad (Oct. 19 Sermon)

The audio starts with Pastor Gary reflecting on the changes made to the building from the year the old District #11 school was purchased in 1930 up to the 2002 addition of the Family Life Center.

Sermon – Desires Gone Bad  (Romans 6:11, John 8:32)

Desire management:

Steps you have to take to go down the wrong road:

  1. __________ the Spirit
  2. __________ (John 3:20)
  3. __________ lines (Genesis 4:7)

The end of the road leads to ______________

You can come back!

  1. It starts with embarrassingly, honest _______________.
  2. Then I make a _________________ (Romans 6:11ff.)
  3. I begin to experience ________________ realignment.

The end of this road leads to ___________________ (John 8:32)

Envision what your life would be like if you were ________________

 

What, Me Worry? (Sermon Oct. 5)

What, Me Worry? (Philippians 4:6-7)

Anxiety is so spiritually toxic that the command to not be afraid or anxious or fearful is the most frequently repeated command in the Bible. Anxiety cuts us off from the flow of the Spirit like almost nothing else. It robs us of joy and paralyzes our ability to trust God. Biblical peace—what we experience when living in the flow of the Holy Spirit—is the settled conviction at the core of our being that God is with us in the midst of all we’re experiencing.

1. There is a difference between us feeling alarm, and living with anxiety.

2. We recognize that anxiety doesn’t give us any additional control over our world.  (1 Peter 5:7)

 

 

 

3. We can’t allow anxiety the power to keep us from saying yes to God’s callings and challenges on our lives.