Think Outside the Box (Sermon Oct. 4)

Think Outside The Box

In Acts 2, with the arrival of the Holy Spirit to the church, a seismic shift took place from Old Testament times to New Testament times. This changed everything for you and me. Three signs accompanied the Holy Spirit’s coming. What do we learn from each of these signs that affect how we do life?

  1. A might rushing wind ________________________________________________
  2. Flames of fire ______________________________________________________
  3. Speaking in other languages __________________________________________


Sermon Series-Bless Thy Neighbors- Neighbor School (Sermon Sept. 27)

Neighbor School (Luke 10)

School’s in session. Lessons we should learn:

Lesson 1: It all starts with the ___________.

When you tell somebody they ought to do something, there are two ways of looking at it. There are two kinds of “ought”.

There is the ought of ______________

There is the ought of ______________.  The problem of the priest and the Levite in the parable is not that they were in too big a hurry. Their problem is they did not have ______________.

Lesson 2: There is no easy answer to loving a __________________ in the neighborhood.

Lesson 3: Sometimes you have to love your neighbor at a _______________. Proverbs 27:14: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.”

Lesson 4: Become a better _______________.

Lesson 5: Put together a simple strategy

B – Begin with prayer
L – Listen
E – Eat
S – Serve
S – Share

Sermon Series: Bless Thy Neighbors – Who Is My Neighbor? (Sermon Sept. 13)

Week Two of our Series on Bless Thy Neighbors

Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37)

Parable of the Good Samaritan: Jesus changed the question on the lawyer testing Jesus from “Who is my neighbor?” to  “Who showed themself to be a neighbor?”

So what does it mean to love your neighbor?Love - We sacrificially and unconditionally love and forgive others.

What are our biggest challenges to loving our neighbor?

What can we do?


Sermon Series: Bless Thy Neighbors – Go and Bless (Sermon Sept. 6)

Go and Bless  (Gensis 12:1-3, Psalm 67)

Two commands are given to Abraham…and to us.

  1. Go
  2. Bless

If you have been blessed, you’re called to be a blessing. So the next obvious question is…Have you been blessed? 

Let’s do a simple blessings inventory:

  1. Finances  ___
  2. Education  ___
  3. A place to live  ___
  4. Friends  ___
  5. Spiritual gifts  ___
  6. Transportation  ___
  7. The forgiveness of sin  ___
  8. The presence of the Holy Spirit  ___

So, where do we go?

  1. To those in great ___________
  2. To those far from ________________

So, God, where do you want me to go?