Lessons From the Life of King Saul (Sermon – May 22)

Guest speaker, Rev. Roger Vezeau  continues our Rest of the Story sermon series, by providing insight in the life of King Saul, from 1 Samuel 9-31

Focus:  To obey is better than sacrifice – 1 Samuel 15:22

Deepening Authenticity (Sermon May 15)

Deepening Authenticity  (1 Samuel 3)

Observations:

  1. Spiritual P_______ comes from Spiritual A______________.(1 Samuel 3:20, 2:18, 21, 26)

W_______________ leads to W______________. (3:19-20) (See also James 5:17-    18)

  1. Hearing from God:

A.)  Understand the reality of your S____________.

B.)  Learn to H________ from G_________.

  • C_____________ and open heart is important. (3:10)
  • C_________ O___________ to hear from God is important. (3:21)
  • C_______________ God’s W____________ is important. (3:21)
  • C________________ C_______________ is important. (3:8-9)
  •       Mentors
  •       Godly Friends
  •       Accountability Partners

3.  A______ on what God S_______.

 

 

 

Life In the Everyday (Message May 1)

We welcome this morning Steve and Twyla Lee to College Park.

During the morning worship services, they will address Life In the Everyday. What should be the everyday treatment of each other in marriages, families, churches, and with people in general? In an uncivil world, what does scripture teach us about doing everyday interactions?

 

Getting Unstuck (Sermon – April 17)

Getting Unstuck    (Judges)

Intro:

Two major mistakes took place after the death of Joshua.

1.  They didn’t finish the task (Judges 1:28)

2.  They didn’t teach the next generation (Judges 2:10).

The big idea of the Book of Judges is that there is a cycle that is going to be repeated over and over again.
The first step in the cycle is that the Israelites sin.
(repeated phrase: did evil in the eyes of the Lord.
That sin led to oppression.

Oppression

→ Mesopotamians – 8 yrs.
→ Moabites – 18 yrs.
→ Canaanites – 20 yrs.
→ Midianites – 7 yrs.
→ Ammonites – 18 yrs.
→ Philistines – 40 yrs.

And that oppression ultimately leads to repentance.
(Repeated phrase: cry out to the Lord.
And repentance leads to deliverance (the last part of the cycle).
6 of the main judges that led the children of Israel out of these six different oppressions:

Oppressors and Judge
→ Mesopotamians/ Othniel
→ Moabites / Ehud
→ Canaanites / Deborah
→ Midianites / Gideon
→ Ammonites / Jephthah
→ Philistines / Samson

Gideon’s Story – Judges 7
We today are affected by this same cycle.

      1.  We sin. Where might we be getting off track? Possibilities may include:

First: I am chasing the wrong thing.
Second: I have mixed-up priorities.
Third: I have an addiction or an addictive personality.
Fourth: I keep mistreating other people.

2. We experience oppression. I’m going to list some kinds of oppression, and I want you to choose one that you have experienced, are experiencing, or you believe is right around the corner if you don’t deal with the sin that you have a tendency toward.

First: My relationship with God has been affected.
Second: I’m destroying my relationships with others.
Third: It is or will eventually affect my physical or emotional health.

3. We repent.

What’s the place you’re in?
Number one: I am not ready to come clean with God.
Number two: I am ready to come clean with God.

4.  We find deliverance.

The Battle Begins (Sermon – April 10)

The Battle Begins (Joshua)

One of the central themes as we look in the Book of Joshua is this idea of courage.

Courage is a combination of two things:

  1. God’s _______________ to be with them.
  2. It’s a ________________ on their part.

Two things build courage in our lives:

  1. A proper ______________ of God.
  2. Difficult ___________________

Crossing into the Promised Land: Joshua 3-4

The people of Israel have to take the first _____________

Will you let God fight for you?

 

Our next step: What’s your Jordan River?