Wear It – Week 3


3 – Christ’s Sufficiency

Theme Verse: “Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” (Romans 13:14)

1st Truth: God is the holy, just and gracious Creator of all things.

2nd Truth: We are created by God but corrupted by sin, having rebelled against Him, separated from Him, and dead without Him.

3rd Truth: Jesus alone is able to remove our sin and restore us to God.

1.  Jesus lived the life we could not live.

“You know that he [Jesus] appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.” (1 John 3:5)

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Wear It – Week 2


2 – Man’s Sinfulness

Theme Verse: “Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” (Romans 13:14)

1.  Be authentic

2.  Be obedient

3.  Be bold

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

Last Week’s Truth: God is the holy, just and gracious Creator of all things.

Tonight’s Truth:We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.

1.  We have rebelled against God.

“All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” (Romans 3:12)

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Wear It – Week 1


1 – God’s Character

Theme Verse: “Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” (Romans 13:14)

5 Questions people ask:

  1. Who is God?
  2. Who am I?
  3. How is Jesus Unique?
  4. What does it mean to follow Jesus?“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” He says, “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles, and I will tell them, ‘I never knew you; away from me, you evildoers.’” (Matthew 7:21-23)
  5. Why is this important?
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Hello My Name Is – Week 5


5: Free

Big Idea: what you believe will determine how you behave.

  • Matthew 25:36
  • Romans 5:10
  • 2 Corinthians 3:17

“You ought to live your life with such freedom and joy that uptight Christians will doubt your salvation.” -Steve Brown

  1. You are free from sin.

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:22-23)

“Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:16)

  1. You are free in the Spirit.
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Hello My Name Is – Week 4


4 – Temple

What you believe will determine how you behave.

“… we are… the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life….” (2 Corinthians 2:15-16)

Jesus says to his parents, “And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49)

“This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’” (Matthew 26:61)

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:19-22)

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”  (1 Corinthians 3:16)

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?…” (1 Corinthians 6:19a)

God expects purity of His temple(s).Read the rest

Hello My Name Is – Week 2


2 – Adopted

What you believe will determine how you behave

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:27)

…Because your identity informs your activity.

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba!Read the rest

Hello My Name Is… – Week 1


1: New Creation

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them.” (Genesis 1:26-28)

“Behold, I am making all things new!” (Revelation 21:5)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them.Read the rest

Numb – Week 2


2-Hopefully Advance

Week 1 Big Idea: My current situation is not my permanent destination.

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches.Read the rest

Numb – Week 1


1-Honestly Assess

1.  Spiritual Apathy

“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”  (Revelation 3:16)

If sin separates you from God, no wonder sometimes you don’t feel Him.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”  (Romans 3:23)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

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Mindfield – Week 4


4 – Walk in Peace

Ask God to change our thinking, so that He can change our life.

Theme Verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Read the rest