Deny Ability – Sermon Mar. 25

Deny Ability   (Mark 14:26-31; 66-72)

A. Jesus makes a prediction  (14:27-28)

B. Jesus personalizes the prediction (14:30)

C. Peter fulfills the prediction (14:66-72)

Let’s hear the story from Peter

God’s response:

Classic promises you can memorize:
1. The amnesia promise – Jeremiah 31:34
2. The stain removal promise – Isaiah 1:18
3. The East-West promise – Psalm 103:12
4. The deep sea promise – Micah 7:19

Walking Weary – Sermon March 18

Walking Weary – Lessons from Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness”

Key Scriptures: Psalm 73:26, Matthew 3:13-4:11

Every person can become stronger spiritually by clinging to Christ in the weariness of the wilderness.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Psalm 73:26

6 Key lessons:
Remember your Identity: Beloved of God
(Matthew 3:17, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, 1 John 3:1)

Remember your Enemy: the devil
(Matthew 4:3, John 10:10, Ephesians 6:12)

Remember his Strategy: deceive and divide
(Matthew 4:3, Genesis 3:1, 4, 5)

Remember your Victory: in Christ alone
(Matthew 4:10-11)
Jesus’ blood for Salvation (Revelation 12:11)
God’s armor for Protection (Ephesians 6:13-17)
Prayer for Connection (Ephesians 6:18, John 15:5)
Scripture as your Weapon (Matthew 4:10-11, Ephesians 6:17)

Remember God’s Sovereignty: Trust in His Purpose
(Matthew 4:1, Mark 1:12, Luke 4:14-15)

Remember your Destiny: Life
(Matthew 4:11, John 10:10, Psalm 73:26)

“Victory comes from you, o Lord. May you bless your people.”
Psalm 3:8

Passing the Torch (Generations series finale) – Sermon Mar 11

“Passing the Torch”  (2 Timothy 1:1-7, 3:10-15)

Let’s consider three observations about passing the torch to the next generation.

First, to pass the torch, you must love the next generation. (1 Timothy 4:12)

Second, to pass the torch, you can’t just share your faith; you have to share your life. (2 Timothy 3:14)

Frequently share with the next generation how you have seen God’s faithfulness to you in times past so that they may be prepared to trust the Lord for their tomorrows. (Deuteronomy 6)

Third, to pass the torch, you must find your victory (satisfaction) in the victory of another.

Our response:
I want you to imagine that you’re writing a letter like Paul wrote to Timothy…

I, [your name], a follower of Christ,
In keeping with the promise of life in Christ Jesus
Am writing to…

And my question for each of you is… Whose name would you write down? Who needs you right now?