Silly Love Songs: Week 5


Silly Love Songs
5  Marry You (But lets date first)
3/8/15 (MS)

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Dating: Anytime two people of the opposite sex are TOGETHER with the intent to GET TO KNOW one another better. 

“Be careful how you act. These are difficult days. Don’t be fools. Be wise.” – Ephesians 5:15-17

What’s the purpose for dating?

1. Dating for fun.

“…don’t arouse or waken love until it so desires.”  – Song of Solomon 2:7

2. Dating to be popular.

“Obviously, I’m not trying to be a people pleaser! No, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.” – Galatians 1:10

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Silly Love Songs: Week 4


Silly Love Songs
4 – All About That Bass
3/1/15

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Key Scripture: “So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1:27

Your identity shapes your actions. What you believe determines how you behave.

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. Read the rest

Silly Love Songs: Week 3


Silly Love Songs
3 – Sharp Dressed Man
2/22/15 (MS)

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Key Scripture: So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female He created them.  – Genesis 1:27

Your identity shapes your actions. What you believe determines how you behave.

The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone.’” – Genesis 2:18

Guys are PHYSICAL.

Girls are RELATIONAL.

Guys are VISUAL.

Girls are VERBAL.

Guys tend to THINK their emotions; girls tend to FEEL their emotions.

The Bible describes men as:

  1. The Warrior

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.Read the rest

Silly Love Songs: Week 2


Silly Love Songs
2 Get it Right
2/15/15 (MS)

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Things that Culture will try to tell you that they have right:

1.  Sex outside of marriage is normal

He [Adam] gave names to all the livestock, birds, and wild animals.  But still there was no companion suitable for him.  Hes naming all these animals and then God says, Theres no companion for you.  Lets create one.  So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Read the rest

Silly Love Songs: Week 1


Silly Love Songs
Week 1: Just the Way You Are
2/8/15 (MS)

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“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  – John 8:32

  1. God’s design is unique

“You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex.  Your workmanship is marvelous, and how well I know it.  How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God.  They are innumerable.  I can’t even count them.  They outnumber the grains of sand.  When I wake up in the morning, You are still with me.” – Psalm 139:13-14, 17-18

  1. God’s plan is for relationships

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.Read the rest

Change of Heart: Week 3


Change of Heart
3 – Life Change
1/25/15 (MS)

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Key scripture: And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart…” – Ezekiel 11:19

What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore. The old life has gone. A new life has begun!– 2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus replied, You dont understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.– John 13:7

  • God wants to save you
  • God wants to change you
  • God wants to use you

God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.Read the rest

Change of Heart: Week 2


Change of Heart
2 – Friend Change
1/18/15 (MS)

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Key Scripture: And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart…” – Ezekiel 11:19

God wants you as His friend.

1. Unconditional acceptance

“Love forgets mistakes; nagging about them parts the best of friends. – Proverbs 17:9

God will accept all people in every nation who trust God as Abraham did. – Romans 4:17

2. Unbelievable peace

Therefore, since we have been made right in Gods sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.Read the rest

Change of Heart: Week 1


Change of Heart
1 – Identity Change
1/11/15 (MS)
Key Scripture:
“And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart…” – Ezekiel 11:19
“Now you’re no longer a slave but God’s own child and since you are His child everything He has belongs to you.” – Galatians 4:7
“You are children of God through faith in Christ.” – Galatians 3:26
If you believe you belong.
1.  God changes your identity
moved from creation to child.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. Read the rest

New Year, New Resolutions


New Year, New Resolutions: Wildlife – 1/4/15

Happy New Year everyone! It’s hard to believe that a new year has begun and a new semester will begin for you all in just a few days. Often times with “new” things, there is an increased joy and excitement for whatever is new. I’m sure many in this room received something new at Christmas that you have either played with nonstop or watched over and over again because you want to enjoy it as much as you can! With a new year also come new resolutions: resolutions to be better or do things differently in the coming year.… Read the rest

Happy, Happy, Happy Week 4


Happy, Happy, Happy
4 – Great, Great, Great: Serve, Serve, Serve
12/1/13 (MS)

We are going to wrap up our “Happy, Happy, Happy” series tonight.  It’s been our goal in this series to help you understand the difference between entitlement and contentment.  Entitlement is so prevalent in the world you and I live in that we hardly notice it.  In fact, it isn’t even looked at as a problem but a way of life.  Entitlement says this world owes me something because of who I am or what I’ve done.  I deserve to have this or be treated like this for no real reason other than because I said so.… Read the rest