Think Different – Week 3

Think Different
3 – Gospel
10/23/16 (MS)


“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2

“Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.” Matthew 9:35

THE WORLD: Your performance equals your worth

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8

THE WORLD: Perfection is attainable

THE GOSPEL: Jesus loves you the way you are now

“You have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.Read the rest

Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel – Week 2

Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel
2- Man’s Sinfulness
6/15/16 (HS)


“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

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: The Fabric of the Gospel – Week 1

Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel
1- God’s Character
6/8/16 (HS)


“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

“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. 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

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

Big Words: Week 3

Big Words
3 – Atonement


“For on this day shall atonement be made for you to cleanse you. You shall be clean before the Lord from all your sins… And the priest who is anointed and consecrated as priest… shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary… for the tent of meeting… for the altar… for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. And this shall be a statute forever for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.” – Leviticus 16:30-34

“When these things were all in place, the priests regularly entered the first room as they performed their religious duties.Read the rest

Big Words: Week 2

Big Words
2 – Justification


To justify is to declare righteous, to make one right with God.

“…the wages of sin is death” – Romans 6:23

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

“However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.” – Romans 4:5

1. We are forgiven all our sins past, present and future

“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.Read the rest

Big Words: Week 1

Big Words
Week 1 – Grace



“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” – Psalm 145:8

Grace is…

  • God’s love in action
  • God giving me what I need, not what I deserve
  • God sacrificing His only sinless, son, Jesus to save sinners like me
  • The face God wears when He sees my failures

Grace is everything for nothing to those who dont deserve anything.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.Read the rest

Who Is Jesus?: Week 7

Koinonia – 7/22/15

Who is Jesus?: Week 7
The Resurrection and the Life

Key ScriptureJohn 20:1-31

Evidence of Jesus’ resurrection:

– Stone had been rolled away from the tomb (v2)
– Linen clothes… but no Jesus (v5-7)
– Jesus’ appearing to Mary Magdalene and the other disciples (v11-29)
– Testimony of Mary Magdalene (v18)
– Jesus shows his scars (v27-28)
– Growth of the Church (Matthew 28:16-20, Acts)
– Today, the place where Jesus was buried remains empty (unlike other gods)

The Importance of Jesus’ Resurrection:

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, (2) and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.Read the rest

Who Is Jesus?: Week 4

Who is Jesus?
4 – He is the Gate
6/24/15 (hs)


Key Scripture: “It was for this very reason that I came to this hour.” Jesus said, “All of my life and ministry and temptations and trails and teachings have all culminated in this forth coming moment that I have come to earth as God for this mission of dying upon a cross.” – John 12:27

“Anyone who is hung on a tree is cursed of God.” – Deuteronomy 21

“There were many that were appalled at him…His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness.” – Isaiah 52:14

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Who Is Jesus?: Week 3

Who is Jesus?
3 – He Came as Light
6/17/15 (hs)


Key Scripture: “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.Read the rest

Who Is Jesus?: Week 2

Who is Jesus?
Week 2: He is the Only Way
6/10/15 (hs)


“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.” – 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

“There was no beauty or majesty in him that would attract us to him.” – Isaiah 53:2

Jesus’ claims:

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