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BAD DECISIONS – Destiny

THIS SHALL NEVER HAPPEN Matthew 16:22-23 PROBLEM “Control is a screaming testament of your distrust in God”. When we control, we’re actually saying, “God can’t/won’t handle this my way, so I will”. GOD Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely…

BLESS-Sharing Your Story

BLESS – Share Your Story PROBLEMS it was 13 min – should have been 8 min In my childhood I was taught to think that I was superior to others because my religion was true and theirs was not.  How are we supposed to relate to people of other religions today?   We live in a very multi-religious neighborhood.  Large Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist groups are within walking distance from our church. Here’s some shocking news: God is in the Gurdwara,…

BLESS – Serve

BLESS Begin with Prayer, Listen, Eat, Serve Serve Paradigm Shift. A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions. “It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot,…

BLESS – Eat

A lot of Jesus’ ministry was centered around meals: He performed his first miracle at a wedding feast. He fed 5000 people on a hill in the countryside. The night before his crucifixion, he ate a meal with his closest friends. After his resurrection he shared breakfast on the beach with his disciples. “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ He told him, and Matthew got up…

MOTHER’S DAY – God Provides

1 Corinthians 13:4-7Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. I always look forward to this Sunday, because I always look forward to the opportunity of saying “Thank You” to…

Listen

How To Bless Your Neighbor Listen PROBLEM Something was lost when we learned to record sound; relationship to isolation.  Conversation has been replaced by personal broadcasting (texts, emails and social media).  we require shock and awe to get our attention.  It is harder to pay attention to the subtle because we are used to the loud. it’s more fun to talk than to listen. milkshake- squats/ corporate report – cinnamon bun. GOD James 1:19-21 My dear brothers and sisters, take…

Begin with Prayer

B.L.E.S.S. Begin with Prayer Reasons We Don’t Pray  “I don’t know how.” “I’m too busy.”  “I doubt it works.” Jesus Begins With Prayer  (Luke 3:21) Jesus prays at his baptism, and the heavens are opened as he is filled with the Holy Spirit and blessed by the Father. (Luke 5:16) Jesus had a regular practice of withdrawing from the crowds by himself to pray. (Luke 9:16a) Jesus prayed before performing miracles asking the Father to bless the work he was…

The Jesus Mission

Popular Slogans: The happiest place on Earth Just do it The ultimate driving machine You’re in good hands Save money. Live better Guiding people to find and follow JesusKnowing the mission statement doesn’t help.  Is there something I can do? People everywhere struggle with sharing their faithMy early efforts at evangelism – I Found It!Save souls vs. blessers – Social good 100 became christians vs. 2 Abraham – Galatians 3:8 God “announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations…

Is It Okay To Doubt?

Psalm 10 1 O Lord, why do you stand so far away?    Why do you hide when I am in trouble?2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.    Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.3 For they brag about their evil desires;    they praise the greedy and curse the Lord. 4 The wicked are too proud to seek God.    They seem to think that God is dead.5 Yet they succeed in everything they do.    They do not see your punishment awaiting…

Easter 2021!

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” Matthew 6:38 Power in the words- IF and YET We struggle with the illusion of control “My Father, if it’s not possible “for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, “may your will be done.” Matthew 6:42 You don’t always have the power to control, but you do always have the power to surrender Default Religion of our country based on research for 30yrs and younger: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism…

Why Is The Church So Important?

PROBLEM Earliest memories of the church?  Basketball or music school. Facebook comments about us. GOD God created the church because he wanted a family Romans 12:9-16 is a vision for how the church should function APPLICATION I actually want to commend you today for being resilient and for being creative. And in the midst of a global pandemic, when you couldn’t come gather at a physical address, you found a way to gather at an internet address. Lessons from Covid…

Rooted: Discipline

Why is it that so often we have really really good intentions, we wanna change but we find it so difficult to make the changes in our lives.  “I don’t really understand myself. For what I want to do what’s right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. I want to do what’s right, but I can’t. I want to do what’s good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what’s wrong, but I do…