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Series: "The Angels of Christmas"
Sermon: "Mission Impossible"
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

Notes
1. God accomplished many "impossible" missions before.) Exodus 14,16; Joshua 6; 2 Chronicles 20:15-17

2. God sent Gabriel to invite Mary into an impossible mission. (Luke 1:26-37)

3. God sent Jesus on an "impossible" mission. (John 3:16, Galations 4:4-5, Luke 19:10)

 

Next Steps...

  • Memorize and recite John 3:16 every day until Christmas as a way to remember what God has done for us in giving His one and only Son.

  • Write a prayer of thanksgiving and praise to God for the gift of His Son, and share it with family member and/or friends this Christmas.
  • Think and pray about how God may be inviting you to participate in the seemingly "impossible mission" of reaching the people in your life with the good news of the gospel. Who might you invite to our Christmas Candlelight service at 5pm on December 17, or our Christmas Eve service at 4pm on December 24?

 

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Series: "The Angels of Christmas"
Sermon: "An Angel of Hope"
Scripture: Luke 1:5-25

Notes
1. Zecharian and Elizabeth felt hopeless. (Luke 1:7,25)

2. God's people felt hopeless and forgotten. 

3. We sometimes feel hopeless and forgotten.

4. God sent Gabriel bringing hope! (Luke 1:11-17)

  • To Zechariah and Elizabeth. (Luke 1:14,25)
  • To Israel (and the world). (Luke 1:11-17, Isaiah 40:3-5, Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 12:21)

5. God sent Jesus bringing us hope. (Isaiah 61:1-3, John 3:16, Galatians 4:4-5

 

Next Steps

  • Share with a family member or friend about a time in your life when God seemed absent or distant. What did that feel like? Discuss why God might allow us to experience the "dark nights of the soul."

  • Think of someone who might be discouraged or struggling this Christmas season. How might God use you to bring them hope?
  • Read and reflect on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. How does thinking about the second coming of Jesus make you feel? Does it comfort and encourage you? Why or why not?
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Sermon: "The Many Ways Jesus Heals"

Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25

Spirit-led Prayers for Healing

  • Incurable Diseases
  • Family Members and Friends
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Healing/Restoration of Creation
  • Deliverance from Oppression of Evil Spirits
  • Relational & Inner Healing
  • Chronic, non-life threatening, illnesses and disabilities
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Sermon: "Not By Might..."

Scripture: Ezra 1-6

Text: Zechariah 4:6

Notes
1. God can do amazing things. (Ezra 1-3; Luke 1:37)

2. Powerful forces oppose God's will. (Ezra 4)

3. God always wins. (Ezra 5-6; Zechariah 4:6; Ephesians 3:20)

Next Steps...

  • Think abou your attitude about God. Do you have faith that He still does miracles? Do you pray for Him to do great things? Why or why not?

  • Discuss with family members or friends: How does the church need to be reformed or changed today?
  • Pray for revival for the Church today. Pray for a move of God in and through our congregation. Pray for renewed faith, passion, and zeal for Christ and His kingdom.

 

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January 19, 2017  

First of the series "The Gospel"  Sin, salvation, and service. Practice telling the gospel.  

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What words ould I use to describe my current posture toward the communities in which I live, work, and play?

 

Pray to God about your posture. What is God saying to you about this posture.

 

Find out more about Living God's mission from Pastor Henry + Amy every Sunday Morning after worship from January 8 - 29

 

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Part 2 of The Senses of Christmas.

 

Next Steps...

Deliberately give up something this advent season or do something to serve someone less fortunate so that you can in some small way identify with what Jesus gave up in order to be born as a baby.

The next time you see a baby, reflect in awe of how Jesus humbled himself and was born as a baby just like us.

Pray "The Jesus Prayer" every day this week, as a way to acknowledge who Jesus is and what He's done for you: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. 

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