Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stand Firm 1: Stand Firm in Faith 10-25-2015

Stand Firm Series:  Stand Firm in Faith
Isaiah 7:9 and 1 Corinthians 16:13

"If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all."

1. Stand Firm in Faith Isaiah 7:9 1 Corinthians 16:13
2. Stand Firm in Freedom Galatians 5:1
3. Stand Firm with the Spiritual Armour Ephesians 6:10-20(14)
4. Stand Firm in One Spirit Phil 1:27
5. Stand Firm in the Lord Philippians 4:1
6. Stand Firm in all the Will of the Lord Colossians 4:12
7. Stand Firm and hold to His Teachings 2 Thessalonians 2:15
8. Stand Firm, the Lord's Coming is Near James 5:8
9. Stand Firm in Faith: Resist the Devil 1 Peter 5:9

I. The Circumstances of Faith

II. The Consideration of Faith
A. Be Careful
B. Keep Calm
C. Don't be Afraid
D. Don't Lose Heart

III. The Conviction and Courage of Faith
A. Conviction
B. Courage

Stewardship 3: A Grateful Generosity 10-18-2015

A Grateful  Generosity
2 Corinthians 8:1-6 (chapters 8 &9)

I. Why We Give

A. We give because He gave to us - 8:9
B. We give because there is a need - 8:14, 9:11-12
C. We give because He expects us to give - 9:13-15
D. We give because He blesses -  9:6

II. How we are to Give

  • Intentionally
  • Specifically
  • Sacrificially
  • Cheerfully
  • Gratefully
  • Generously
  • Consistently

III. The Consequences of Giving

A. Kingdom Purposes

B. The Body Ministry

Stewardship 2: Calling and Gifts 10-4-2015

Stewardship 2: Calling and Gifts
1 Corinthians 1:4-9

I. The Concept of Calling

A. The Relational Roles
  • Saving Relationship
  • Life of Discipleship
  • Service and Ministry
  • Witness and Evangelism 

B. The Reality of Ministry and Work

II. The Scheme of Gifting:

A. Skills
B. Spiritual Gifts: Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Peter 4:10-11

III. The Consequences

A. The Consequences of Kingdom Neglect

B. The Results of Kingdom Obedience

C. The Evidences of a Kingdom Steward

A good steward is one who consistently submits skills and spiritual gifting to the Lord's calling.
A good steward desires for life skills and spiritual gifts to be functional and used in the body.
A good steward is one who diminishes the personal agenda to elevates a kingdom agenda.
A good steward is one who understands that servanthood is essential to stewardship.
A good steward is one who manages personal involvements in order to invest in kingdom purposes and people.

Stewardship 1: Making the Most of Your Schedule 9-27-2015

Stewardship: Making the Most of Your Schedule
Ephesians 5:15-16

1. Stewardship is inherently a Spiritual Practice
2. Stewardship is a Way of Purposeful Living
3. Stewardship Benefits Yourself and Others

Stewardship as a  Spiritual Schedule

1. Be  A Steward of the Word   2 Timothy 2:15 

2. Be Subservient to the Spirit  Psalm 143:10  

3. Create a Margin for Ministry  Colossians 4:5

4. Play for Keeps   2 Corinthians 4:18

5. Prioritize the Practice  Philippians 4:9

6. Be Strategically Evangelistic  1 Peter 3:15-16; Colossians 4:4-6

7. Acknowledge Your Influence  Acts 26:16-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:12

The Holy Spirit - Part 2: The Person, Purpose and Power 9-20-2015

The Holy Spirit:  Part 2 - The Person, Purpose and Power
Ephesians 1:13

Part Two:  Evidences of the Indwelling
9.  Personal Evidences of the Holy Spirit:

  • A.  Power, Love, and Self Discipline: 2 Timothy 1:7
  • B. The Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23
  • C. Results in Evangelism and Conversion: Acts 1:8; Romans 15:16
  • D. Freedom of the Spirit: 2 Corinthians 3:17
  • E. Strengthened by the Spirit: Ephesians 3:16
  • F. Mind Controlled by the Spirit: Romans 8:6
  • G. The Spirit Helps in our Weaknesses: Romans 8:26
10. The Unity of the Spirit: Ephesians 4:3, Romans 15:5
11. The Fellowship of the Spirit: 2 Corinthians 13:14
12. Do not Grieve the Holy Spirit: Ephesians 4:30