“We Are What We Eat” by Edwin Jones

January 19th, 2020

January 19 2020 - Sunday PM Sermon

 

Sermon Notes:

We Are What We Eat

Image Bearers Over God's Kingdom 

  • Genesis 1:26-27 (Genesis 3:1-7)

The Heart

  • 1 Samuel 13:14; 16:7; Acts 13:21 (Psalm 51)

The Feeding of the 5000 and the Bread King

  • John 6:5-13, 14

The Wilderness "Hint"

  • John 6:30, 31 (6:48-49, 58)

The Bread of Life

  • John 6:35,41

Flesh and Blood

  • John 6:51, 52, 53-56

Difficult Teachings, Attainable Understandings

  • John 6:60, 63, 66
  • (Matthew 13:10-17)

When all has Been said

  • John 6:67-69 (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

The Vine and the Branches

  • John 15:4-7 (14:18, 21, 23;
  • Ephesians 4:20-24; James 1:21)

The Well

  • John 4:10-14; 31-34

Love and Unity (Like God)

  • John 13:34-35; 17:21-23

Conformed / Transformed

  • Romans 8:29; 12:1-2 (Galatians 2:20; 4:19;
  • Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:27-29)

Disciples, Serving in God's Spiritual Kingdom

  • Matthew 28:19-20
  • Genesis 3:15
  • (1 Peter 3:15)

 

Duration 43:15

“Discipleship 101″ by Phil Hartnady Part 8

January 19th, 2020

January 19 2020 - Sunday AM Bible Class
Phil continues his new class discussing how to be a better Christian Disciple.

Steps to Discipleship:

  • Server - (Mark 10:35)
  • Target - (Mark 4:9)
  • Connect - (Matthew 13:55)
  • Lead - (Mark 1:17)
  • Multiple - (Acts 1:8)
  • What Then? - (John 7:4)

Serve - (Mark 10:35)

Service Then and Now 

  • Society
  • Worship
  • Leadership
  • Plan of Salvation

Jesus and You (me) 

  • Who - GOD and fellowman (Deuteronomy 13:4; Mark 10:45; Revelation 7:15)

    • 63 verses
  • How - Influence someone to make a change. WDJD? Used a 3 year marketing campaign to change the Jewish mindset. What about the Gentiles?
  • When - Acts 8:4 / 2 Corinthians 6:9
  • What - Like Jesus, we wish to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10)

Find the Need and Fill it

  • Turn no one away
  • Meet their spiritual needs as best you can
  • Serve by teaching - by book and example
  • "Be last of all and servant of all" (Mark 9:35). Jesus is our example of the perfect servant.
  • We are in the soul saving business. We must connect with folks on a spiritual level to truly meet their salvation needs. We do not have signs and wonders as Christ did, but we have the Book. 
  • Sell the Hole, not the drill

Be Generous

  • FREE - Luke 17:11-19
  • Giving of our time, and talent, as well as our money. (Mark 10:35)

"Be Ready to give an answer" 

  • Offer results with every claim. Actions over promises.
  • Matthew 21:28-32
  • John the Immerser - (Matthew 11:3) - was this really the Christ?
  • Matthew 11:4-5
  • NO EXCUSES, FEAR, COMPLACENCY, JUDGEMENTS, OPINIONS, THEORIES, just the Bible facts and the results they produce.
  • Proverbs 23:23

Target - (Mark 4:9)

Who Do we Target?

  • Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20
  • Matthew 10:37-38; Matthew 10:14
  • Types of Hearers / Believers:
    • Matthew 13:3-9; then 18-23. (10/80/10 rule in marketing)
  • Jesus's target group - Jews 1st - Matthew 10:5-6; Romans 1:16; Matthew 15:21-28

Understand Your Target Group

  • New Coke
  • John 1:46-49, Jesus knew his target group (Jews). "Come and See", but his vision extended beyond that (Acts 1:8)
  • Choosing His disciples (John 15:16). Do your research.
  • Walmart and Online shipping (Barbie and Candy/tuna and toothpaste).
  • "Aim small, think BIG", targeting in not about excluding, serve people even if they refuse your message (Romans 12:20)
  • "Each One, Teach One"

Jesus's Mission Statement

  • Luke 4:18 - "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE DOWNTRODDEN, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD"
  • 2 Timothy 2:24-26

Jesus as the Outcast

  • Goal? Winning hearts and minds
  • What Jesus wasn't and what He was.
  • Result of choice to identify as Jewish outcast.
  • To Serve others (those  you target) what must you do? - Phil. 2:7
  • Your target ground what to know 2 things:
    • Do I want what you have?
    • Can I identify with you?

Keep The Message Simple

  • 4700 / 24 Hrs.
  • "Be Clear, Be Brief, and be Seated"
  • Can you explain your core message to someone in 1:2 sentences?
  • 6% of World. 56% of advertising
  • Luke 4:18-19
  • Domino's, FED EX, Avis

Jesus Brand

  • Philippians 2:3-8
  • John 6:48
  • John 10:11
  • John 15:1

How did Jesus connect with People?

  • Parabola - 31 to 65, His brand signature
  • Luke 15 - 3 parables Bi-culturally
  • Greco-Roman - linear thinkers / words
  • Hebrews - non linear / images
  • "The world doesn't need a lecture, the world needs a picture"
  • Emotions effect behavior. People must be able to feel the joy of what we are offering them. A story does that. 

 

 

 

Duration 37:04

“Being Made Alive by the Word of Truth” by Neal Pollard

January 19th, 2020

January 19 2020 - Sunday AM Sermon

 

Handout:

BEING MADE ALIVE BY THE WORD OF TRUTH

Neal Pollard

(James 1:19-27)

Introduction: Psalm 119:11; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Proverbs 6:23; 1 Peter 2:2

  1. The Bible Is The All-Time ______-_________ Book
  2. It's Also A Book Americans Don't _____________
  3. There's Much More Than Just Knowing Bible ________
  4. How Can We Be Made Alive By The Word Of Truth?
  5. IT REQUIRES THE PROPER _____________ TOWARD THE WORD (19-20)
  6. What Is The Context Of James 1:19? This Refers To Our Attitude Toward The ________
  7. Be ________ To ________ It (Psa. 119:20; 131; Matt. 5:6)
  8. Be ________ To ________ About It (1:13; 2:14,18; 4:13-15)(2 Tim. 2:15)
  9. Be ________ To __________ Against It (2 Ki. 5:10-11; Acts 2:41)
  10. 1 Sam. 3:10; Psa. 141:3; Jer. 15:16; Psa. 19:7-10
  11. IT REQUIRES THE PROPER ________________ OF THE WORD (21)
  12. By ____________ It In A Certain Way--"In _____________" (1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 3:15-19)
  13. By ____________ Aside Certain __________--"Filthiness; Wickedness" (4:4; Mark 8:8)
  14. Things like ___________ (ch. 2), sins of the ________ (ch. 3), sins of the __________

               (ch. 3-4), or sins of the __________ (ch. 4)

  1. By _________ A Certain _________--"It Is Able To Save Your ______" (4:7-8; Mark 8:18)

III. IT REQUIRES THE PROPER __________ PROMPTED BY THE WORD (22-27)

  1. A Doer Is One Who _________ His _________ (26)
  2. A Doer Is One Who __________ Those In ________ (27)--2:14-26
  3. A Doer Is One Who ________ Himself __________ From The World (27)

Conclusion: Crowfoot Had The _______ To Travel Where He Wanted, But He Never Took

__________ Of It (Do We Make Use Of God's Word?)

 

Duration 32:17

“Three Transforming Trips” by Neal Pollard Part 13

January 19th, 2020

January 15 2020 - Wednesday PM Sermon

 

Handout:

"Paul's Model for Christian Apologetics" (Acts 17-16:34)

(Main points from Garry Hill, Norton Chapel church of Christ, Belton, KY)

A Christian apologetic begins in a ______ ______ (16)

…. is focused on _____ ______ (17)

…. assumes  a context of ________ ________ (18-21)

…. is directed to a _______ _______ (22-23)

…. is focused on  ______ ______ (17)

…. begins with the fundamental issue of GOD's _____, ______, _____, and _____ (24-28)

….. ______ ______ (29)

…. affirms the totality of GOD's _____ _____ (30-31)

 

Duration 33:06

 

“How to be Complete in Christ” by Neal Pollard

January 18th, 2020

January 12 2020 - Sunday PM Sermon

HOW TO BE COMPLETE IN CHRIST: REFLECT HIM (Colossians 1:1-8)

Introduction
A. We Want Completeness In All We Do (Health, Education, Relationships)
B. We Should Want Completeness In Sharing Christ (Col. 1:28)
C. Let's Make A Few Observations About This Letter:
   1. We see the authority behind Paul's message (1:1)
   2. We see the audience of his message (1:2)--"Saints"; "Faithful brethren:
   3. We see the appeal of his message (1:1-3)--"Christ" (25 times in the letter)
D. To Be Complete In Christ, We Need To Reflect Him. How?
I. BY OUR FAITH IN HIM (1:4)
   A. Their Faith Was Perceptible (4)
   B. Their Faith Was Permanent (2:5)
   C. Their Faith Was Productive (2:7)
   D. Their Faith Was Powerful (2:12)
   E. What About Our Faith?
II. BY OUR LOVE (1:4)
   A. They Reflected Christ By Their Love For All Saints (1:4)
       1. John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:11-12
   B. They Reflected Christ By Their Love In The Spirit (1:8)--Gal. 5:22-25
III. BY OUR HOPE (1:5)
   A. Paul Mentions Hope 3 Times In This Letter, All In Chapter One
      1. The hope of heaven (4), the gospel (23), and glory (27)
   B. All These Hopes Had Already Been Given To Them
      1. The false teachers were trying to say they were incomplete
      2. But they'd lose their hope if they listened to them
Conclusion
A. 1 Cor. 13:13; 1 Thess. 1:3 + 5:8
B. Faith, Hope, And Love--They All Reflect Christ
    1. He's the basis of faith
    2. He's the perfect example of love
    3. He's the reason for our hope
 
Duration 29:40

“Discipleship 101″ by Phil Hartnady Part 7

January 12th, 2020

January 12 2020 - Sunday AM Bible Class
Phil continues his new class discussing how to be a better Christian Disciple.

Steps to Discipleship:

  • Server - (Mark 10:35)
  • Target - (Mark 4:9)
  • Connect - (Matthew 13:55)
  • Lead - (Mark 1:17)
  • Multiple - (Acts 1:8)
  • What Then? - (John 7:4)

Serve - (Mark 10:35)

Service Then and Now 

  • Society
  • Worship
  • Leadership
  • Plan of Salvation

Jesus and You (me) 

  • Who - GOD and fellowman (Deuteronomy 13:4; Mark 10:45; Revelation 7:15)

    • 63 verses
  • How - Influence someone to make a change. WDJD? Used a 3 year marketing campaign to change the Jewish mindset. What about the Gentiles?
  • When - Acts 8:4 / 2 Corinthians 6:9
  • What - Like Jesus, we wish to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10)

Find the Need and Fill it

  • Turn no one away
  • Meet their spiritual needs as best you can
  • Serve by teaching - by book and example
  • "Be last of all and servant of all" (Mark 9:35). Jesus is our example of the perfect servant.
  • We are in the soul saving business. We must connect with folks on a spiritual level to truly meet their salvation needs. We do not have signs and wonders as Christ did, but we have the Book. 
  • Sell the Hole, not the drill

Be Generous

  • FREE - Luke 17:11-19
  • Giving of our time, and talent, as well as our money. (Mark 10:35)

"Be Ready to give an answer" 

  • Offer results with every claim. Actions over promises.
  • Matthew 21:28-32
  • John the Immerser - (Matthew 11:3) - was this really the Christ?
  • Matthew 11:4-5
  • NO EXCUSES, FEAR, COMPLACENCY, JUDGEMENTS, OPINIONS, THEORIES, just the Bible facts and the results they produce.
  • Proverbs 23:23

Target - (Mark 4:9)

Who Do we Target?

  • Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20
  • Matthew 10:37-38; Matthew 10:14
  • Types of Hearers / Believers:
    • Matthew 13:3-9; then 18-23. (10/80/10 rule in marketing)
  • Jesus's target group - Jews 1st - Matthew 10:5-6; Romans 1:16; Matthew 15:21-28

Understand Your Target Group

  • New Coke
  • John 1:46-49, Jesus knew his target group (Jews). "Come and See", but his vision extended beyond that (Acts 1:8)
  • Choosing His disciples (John 15:16). Do your research.
  • Walmart and Online shipping (Barbie and Candy/tuna and toothpaste).
  • "Aim small, think BIG", targeting in not about excluding, serve people even if they refuse your message (Romans 12:20)
  • "Each One, Teach One"

Jesus's Mission Statement

  • Luke 4:18 - "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE DOWNTRODDEN, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD"
  • 2 Timothy 2:24-26

 

Duration 32:31

“Rise Up and Build” by Neal Pollard

January 12th, 2020

January 12 2020 - Sunday AM Sermon

"Rise up and Build" by Neal Pollard 

Ephesians 4-6

 

Handout:

Introduction

  • We are part of an ________ kingdom designed and built by ______
  • The ______ is Christ (Eph. 2:19-22)
  • In Chapter 2, Paul's focus is on the ______ (Past vs Present)
    • But Paul is more interested in focusing on what they are ____ in Christ
  • In Chapter 3, We have the ____, Who, and ____ of glorifying God
  • The rest of Ephesians shows what we as a church can do to reis up and build

Implement the proper ______ (4:1-6)

Identify your _______ (4:7-16)

______ the old ways (4:17-32)

Imitate ______ (5:1-2)

_______ the world (5:3-20)

_______ relationships (5:21-6:9)

Incorporate God's _____ (6:10-24)

 

Duration 35:49

 

 

“Three Transforming Trips” by Neal Pollard Part 12

January 8th, 2020

January 8 2020 - Wednesday PM Sermon

 

Handout:

IT TAKES ALL TYPES

Introduction

  • Paul starts the 3rd trip like the 2nd one. "______ The Disciples"
  • What do we find on this trip

I. ______ and ______ (18:24-19:7)

  • Aquila and Priscilla encounter _____ in Ephesus

    • His ___________
    • His ___________
    • His ___________
    • His ___________
  • What do we learn about from Aquila and Priscilla in this situation?
  • Paul encounters the _____ disciples of ___________

II. Tough ___________ (19:8-22)

  • Paul engages in _________ and _____________

    • What is the reaction?
  • Where does Paul take the disciples and why?
  • Paul's having _______ even in a ________ environment

III. Major __________ (19:23-41)

  • Paul's preaching interferes in what two sensitive areas?
  • Who are the Asiarchs?

IV. _______________ (20:1-21:17)

  • Paul spends three months in _____ with the disciples (20:3-6)
  • They encourage the Christians at _______ (20:7-12)
  • They come to ______ (20:17-38). How is their parting described?
  • They meet with the Disciples in ________ (21:1-6)
  • They meet with the Brethren at ________ (21:7)
  • They meet with _______'s family at Caesarea Maritima (21:8-14)
  • There's the reception they get in ______ (21:17)
  • The Church is a ____________

Conclusion

  • The Church is no longer a ______ movement (Col. 1:23)

 

Duration 35:23

 

“Hezekiah’s Epitaph” by Neal Pollard

January 5th, 2020

January 5 2020 - Sunday PM Sermon

HEZEKIAH'S EPITAPH

Text: 2 Chronicles 31:20-31

I. HEZEKIAH WAS STEADFAST--"Every Work Which He Began, He Did"
1 Thess. 1:3
1 Cor. 15:58
Isaiah 26:3
Matthew 25:14-30
2 Cor. 8:11

II. HEZEKIAH WAS SUBMISSIVE--"...In the Service Of The House Of God In Law And Commandment, He Did"
2 Chron. 29:2
Judges 21:25
Jeremiah 2:13
Psalm 40

III. HEZEKIAH WAS A SINCERE SEEKER-- "He Did With All His Heart"
Matt. 23:37
Matt. 15:8
Isaiah 55:6

Conclusion: The Summary Of His Reign? "He Prospered"

 

Duration 28:18

“Discipleship 101″ by Phil Hartnady Part 6

January 5th, 2020

January 5 2020 - Sunday AM Bible Class

 

Because class was shortened from other parts of the service, Phil did a review of what has been covered to this point.

 

Duration 23:20

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