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1. Communicate for change. Your goal as a pastor is to take people from where they are to somewhere different. This is communicating for change. Andy Stanley will talk about how he crafts messages for “life change” rather than just to communicate information and he’ll also explain how to create clarity and focus around your message at the Preach Better Sermons FREE online event on April 29th

2. Attract people to God’s word, not you. Lysa TerKeurst knows how to match the reality of God’s word with the struggles of her audience. She’ll explain how she does this, as well as how to help more people remember your message by using sticky statements and memorable points at the Preach Better Sermons event.

3. Preach from a passion for people and an urgency of the Gospel. Judah Smith talks about how preaching with the urgency of the Gospel is foundational to effective preaching. He’ll also share how to deal with discouragement as a pastor at Preach Better Sermons.

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Sermon Recap: Now.

March 26, 2013

Highlights from Sunday’s message ‘Now”. You can share through your social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook,etc) using the shortened link http://bit.ly/YvoG6g

 

1.Now Faith is … Bible faith is now faith. Faith in the present. Heb 11:1

2. The Faith that led to the lame man’s healing was faith in the Jesus who won. Acts 3:15-16

3. The Key to the whole miracle is the the first word of the story – Now. Acts 3:1

4. We were instructed to pray for daily bread (Matthew 6:11). These instructions point back to the daily manna, given in the wilderness. Manna teaches us that our hunger determines our capacity (Ex 16:17). Manna had an expiration date, it’s only good for one day, you can’t eat tomorrow what was given today (Ex 16:19-20). This manna melted when the Sun came out, you can miss your moment if you don’t live in the now of God (Ex 16:21).

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Acts 14:19-20 – And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

Wherever Paul went, there was either revival or riot. It just so happens that in this instance there was riot. A crippled man had just been healed, the gospel was being boldly proclaimed, and religious people were irritated. Paul was on this mission with his good friend Barnanbas and others that remain nameless. The people that experienced the power of God were so amazed that they began to call Paul a god. He quickly corrected them of their misnomer and points them to Jesus. Then the people stoned Paul.

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Good news for Shepherds

December 5, 2012

Many late nights watching over the flock: an apt description of many pastors. There are a lot of sheep to watch over and plenty of looming issues that need to be warded off.

Counting sheep never puts a pastor to sleep. Hours are spent thinking about what you could have said and what you should have done.

Good News!

Recall that night when the shepherds were watching over their flocks by night?

The night sky erupted with lights and angels. The startled shepherds looked up with awe and wonder. A voice pierced the silence and proclaimed good news. A Savior was born. This Savior would bring good tidings and great joy to all people.

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What metrics does your church focus on?

David was a man of war. Through his conquests, the kingdom of Israel was expanded, and the nation was unified.

I can’t find a single battle that David lost (Other than the obvious battles with his own flesh). That’s a pretty astounding record.

Obviously, in battle, some of David’s warriors were killed. Loss that would weigh heavy on the minds of family members left behind and fellow soldiers alike.

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The Gospel in a Genealogy

August 11, 2012

This is Part 11 of the Saturday Sermons series.

Main Point: Hidden inside of Genesis 5, is a clear picture of the demise and deliverance of mankind. Using the names listed in this genealogy of man’s failure, we start to see the drama of redemption unfold.

The Gospel in a Genealogy

Text: Genesis 5

Adam- Red Earth

  1. Mans fallen state.
  2. Earthy. Worldly. It speaks of man by nature. We are away from God and His righteousness.
  3. 1 Cor 15:22, 47
  4. Is 64:6
  5. Is 53:6 – transition scripture

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This is Part 10 from the Saturday Sermons series:

LOOK FROM THE PLACE WHERE YOU ARE.

 

Text: Genesis 13:14 – and the Lord said unto Abram after that Lot was separated from him, lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
Genesis 13:18 – then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

SCRIPTURE SETTING.

A. ABRAM HAS LEFT THE KNOWN FOR THE UNKNOWN.

B. OUT OF EGYPT WITH THE FEELINGS OF FAILURE. GOD ISN’T TALKING TO HIM.

C. LOST RELATIONSHIP WITH LOT.

D. LOOK FROM WHERE YOU ARE.

  1. Where you are doesn’t matter.
  2. Look every direction.
  3. Somewhere there is going to be a way out.
  4. Walk as far as you can see – then look again.
  5. Your present position isn’t your final destination.

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I learned a leadership lesson through a joke I played on my Creative Arts team leader.

It was midday Saturday, and I sent him a text asking him to do what I thought was an impossible list of tasks. These would have to be done by Sunday.

I sent the request, expecting to hear a reply of exasperation. I would let him know I was joking. I was just trying to get his heart beating a little harder.

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I was having a conversation with a local professional last week. He asked me how my week was going. I told him that it was a normal week with my usual weekly rhythms. He asked me to explain what I meant by weekly rhythms.

Sunday is always coming.

That was my simple answer.

No matter what else is added to my schedule; there are things I do every week because Sunday is coming.

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Mandrake Mistake

March 17, 2012

This is Part 9 of the Saturday Sermons series.

Main Point: This is a message about revival. What does it take to bring forth spiritual fruit? Is there a gimmick? A program? No – it takes a God connection. I don’t add a conclusion, every context is different: therefore, I leave the conclusion to you. Whatever aspect of revival needs focus should get the final push.

THE MANDRAKE MISTAKE.

TEXT: GENESIS 30:14-23

 

SCRIPTURE SETTING:

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