Category Archives: Gospel Centered Community

Serving Refreshment

January 19, 2020 Serve others so they are refreshed! Refreshment: Vision: Share in the vision of future ministry. Protection: Don’t control by intimidation and opposition. Service: Encourage an addiction to active serving. Love openly and authentically. Challenge: Take the “first 5 challenge.”

Freedom Without Danger

August 25, 2019 1 Corinthians 10 in Historical Context of the Exodus Self-control keeps freedom from becoming dangerous! The best circumstances do not assure integrity of heart. Difficult circumstances do not justify a sinful response. Challenge: Now, these things happened as examples for us so as a privileged people…

The Rewarding Life

August 18, 2019 I Corinthians 9:19-27 A disciplined lifestyle leads to a rewarding life! Disciplined choices: Focus on eternal goals. Exercise self-control. Challenge: Is the life I’m living worth…

When Rights are Left

August 11, 2019 A Survey of I Corinthians 9 God multiplies our joy if we know when rights should be left. Liberating Commitments: I will not be ruled by my rights. I will restrict my rights before I will constrict my ministry. I will not be enslaved by anything… I will become a slave to …

Balancing Love and Knowledge

August 4, 2019 A Survey of I Corinthians 8 True knowledge always acts in love! Considerations of informed love: Knowledge can provoke pride. Knowledge is incomplete. True knowledge submits in love. Challenge: Developing loving discernment.

Wise Choices: Freedom within boundaries

July 28, 2019 Good News in Jesus: We are free!Our freedom is greatest within boundaries1. The Boundary of Love2. The Boundary of Service3. The Boundary of Self ControlChallenge: I can’t 10:31 without 10:33 Pastor Mike Neely Sermon-Notes-07282019

Questions and Answers on Sex, Singleness and Marriage

July 7, 2019 I Corinthians 7:1-9 Corinthian Question: How do we remain faithful with our sexual desires in a fallen culture? Questions from the TEXT: Is it better for men and women to not/never have sex? What is the sexual “duty” of a husband or a wife? Are there legitimate reasons to abstain from physical …

God and Bod: A Christian View of the Body!

June 30, 2019 I Corinthians 6:12-20 Our bodies are made to serve and glorify God… Our bodies are under the Lordship of Jesus. Our bodies are members of Jesus. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. Challenge: Glorify God in your body!

Who’s to Judge?

June 23, 2019 I Corinthians 6:1-8 Godly people judge. Evidence: The terms The context Precedents of judgment: Qualifications for eternal judgment apply to daily adjustments. To resolve spiritual matters requires spiritual people. Weigh testimony costs against personal sacrifices. Challenge: Exercising discernment