Category Archives: The Ultimate Makeover

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 …

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

December 14, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207753838″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] New life comes by God’s effort, not mine. Impossibilities: 1. Personal effort cannot free us from sin because we are “dead.” Death is not to cease to exist. Death is separation. Death is the native state of every person. Death extends to every person to …

I Have a New Power Supply (Ephesians 1:15-23)

December 7, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207574192″ 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’s power cannot be overlooked, overrated, overcome, overstated. His power is his alone. This is note the power of human potential. The greatness of his power is without limit. Where’s the power? Challenge: Am I realizing the power God offers? Do I have an adequate …

Overlooking the Obvious (Ephesians 1:15ff)

November 30, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207573770″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]   Life’s greatest matters are the most overlooked. Life’s Greatest Gifts: Hopeful Purpose – Apart from “the hope,” we have no hope. Secure Provision – My eternal inheritance changes everything about daily life. Inexhaustible Strength – “I pray … you will know what is the surpassing …