Month: May 2017

A Farmer’s Philosophy of Mission

May 28, 2017 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/327725820″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] 2 Timothy 2:6 “The Hard-working Farmer” God works in, with, through us – but not for us. Means: God’s work requires us to shoulder responsibility! God’s work strives to reap a harvest! Challenge: Work hard for a multiplied harvest! Sermon Notes 05282017  

Staying on Course in Mission

May 14, 2017 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/323928571″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] If anyone competes as an athlete… II Timothy 2:5 Mission is a marathon. Course markers: There IS a finish line and a costly prize. Staying the course requires focus. Challenge: Am I staying the course or headed for a loss? Sermon Notes 05142017  

Winners Follow the Course, Not the Crowd

An NCAA cross-country championship in 1995 provided a vivid example of the danger of “following the crowd” when 123 of the 128 runners were disqualified for not finishing the course.  One runner, Mike Delcavo, left the crowd to follow the prescribed course.  He began waving for the other runners to follow but most laughed him …

Playing on the Battlefield

Daniel 5 records the fall of the ancient city-empire of Babylon. It’s significant to note that it took place in the middle of a party. By comparing the Biblical and historical records we add some instructive detail. Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian, reported that the Persian King Cyrus conquered Babylon by diverting the flow of …

Mission Ready

May 7, 2017 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322181913″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] II Timothy 2:1-4 My life mission is to please God! Mission Requirements: Pleasing my Lord includes personal hardship. Pleasing my Lord requires escaping entanglement. Pleasing my Lord assumes active service. Challenge: Please the one who enlisted me. Sermon Notes 05072017