Month: August 2015

The Pursuit of Spiritual Intimacy (Ephesians 3:17-19)

March 22, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208710340″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] God desires an intimate relationship with you. God desires to make himself at home with us. Is your relationship with God passionate or tepid? God fills our lives with his fullness as we know his love. We either lay hold of this love or we’ve …

The Pursuit of Spiritual Fullness (Ephesians 3:14-19)

March 15, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208709891″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] A full spiritual life begins with spiritual hospitality. Settings: The realm of spiritual experience is the inner man. Who is filling my heart with what? The power for strengthening our inner man is God’s Spirit. We need a new power source. The renovation of our …

Filling Up the Empty Life

March 8, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208709357″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] God plans and desires for us to live a fulfilled life. We have an inward spiritual void. Our inner emptiness can be filled only by Christ. Challenge: Are we living fully? What is my delight and desire? What is my fullness? What if I’m still …

We Live Out the Mystery (Ephesians 3:1-13)

March 1, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207882813″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] We are a small part of a big deal. We embody the mystery of Christ. We reveal the manifold wisdom of God. Challenge: Do we reveal something more than here and now? Sermon Notes 03-01-2015

Building Community (Ephesians 2:11-22, Matthew 8:1-3)

February 15, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207881230″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Jesus Christ is the bridge to community. In Jesus Christ alone, we can share life! Uniting characteristics: Our ministry is to be personal. Our ministry is to be transcendent. We look beyond the superficial and reach beyond the brokenness. Our ministry is to be supernatural. …

Breaking Down Barriers to Community (Ephesians 2:11-22)

February 8, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207880612″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] The cross is a bridge, not a barricade. Barriers broken down by the cross: Spiritual barriers are broken down in Jesus Christ. Cultural barriers are broken down in Jesus Christ. Relational barriers are broken down in Jesus Christ. Challenge: What are we doing to reach …

I Have a New Community – Part 2 (Ephesians 2:11-22)

February 1, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207879981″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] We either come together in Christ or part ways with Christ. Reasons to come together on common ground: The rationale for arrogant distinctions has been destroyed. We have been called together into one “new man.” We all have a common mission: preach peace! We all …

I Have a New Community – Part 1 (Ephesians 2:11-22)

January 11, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207756143″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] We either come together in Christ or part ways with Christ. Reasons to share common ground: The rationale for arrogant distinctions has been destroyed. We have been called together into one “new man.” We all have a common mission: preach peace. We all have common …

I Am a Masterpiece (Ephesians 2:7-10)

January 4, 2015 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207755403″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] I Am a Masterpiece: The Work of God’s Grace God’s masterpieces are broken lives that are reshaped by grace. A masterpiece requires a maestro. Salvation is a work of grace. Salvation is God’s work, not man’s. A masterpiece is created for display. We are his …

I Have a New Life – Part 2 (Ephesians 2:1-4)

December 28, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207754621″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] God reverses the desperate impossibility of our salvation. We can’t get into heaven by trying harder. We must be saved by Jesus Christ. Impossibilities: Personal effort cannot free us from sin because we are “dead.” Separate from Christ, we exist as slaves. God made us …