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Take Heart!

Servant of All Message Series

July 7, 2019 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

Text Mark 6:45-52 45“Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.” #1 Obedience is required as a follower of Christ! Obedience: “dutiful or submissive compliance to the commands of one in authority.” “Dutiful” Our obligation to obey God... just as Jesus fulfilled His duty to the Father by dying on the cross for our sin. “Submissive” Yield our wills to God’s. “Commands” God has clearly delineated His instructions. “One in authority” God Himself... whose authority is total and unequivocal. For the Christian... Obedience means complying with everything God has commanded... #2 Obedience to Christ does not guarantee smooth sailing! #3 Life is FULL of unexpected storms! #4 When life's storms breakout... Jesus will come to us. When life's storms breakout... These experience can bring Jesus closer to us. #5 When life’s storms breakout... Remember... God is in control! He is wanting you to... • SEE His authority • FEEL His presence • HEAR His voice • TASTE His goodness • And have peace by the power of His TOUCH!

The Helper

Holy Spirit Everywhere Everyday Series • May 24, 2020 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

John 14:16-18 16 “ And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.” John 16:7-15 7 “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. The HOLY SPIRIT Helps us by Convicting Us Of Sin John 16:8 “And when he comes (that is the Holy Spirit), he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” This world is full of sin! Everyone of us were born sinners! Romans 3:23 “For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God!” The HOLY SPIRIT Helps Us To Grow Up Spiritually 1 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.” The HOLY SPIRIT Is Our Teacher John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” James 1:5 “ If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. Job 28:17-19 (NLT) 17 “Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold. 18 Coral and jasper are worthless in trying to get it. The price of wisdom is far above rubies. 19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia cannot be exchanged for it. It’s worth more than the purest gold. The HOLY SPIRIT Is Our COMPANION! John 14:18 Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” Also reference: Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5 John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.” The HOLY SPIRIT... Helps us in our weakness! Romans 8:26-27 26 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” The Holy Spirit... Will Give Us Daily Strength! Ephesians 3:16 “That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being.”

The Divine Showcase

Holy Spirit Everywhere Everyday Series • May 17, 2020 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

John 14:16-17 16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:17 "You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you." John 14:25 "I have spoken to you while I am with you." John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 15:26 "When the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me." John 16:13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” 1 Corinthians 2:10-12 “These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.” John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made. Romans 8:9-11 “You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” The Holy Spirit Had A Role In Creation Genesis 1:1-2 1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form1 and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” The Holy Spirit Had A Role In Salvation John 3:5 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 12:3 “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit Has A Role In Sanctification Romans 8:13 “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13 “But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits to be saved, through sanctification ( by the Spirit ) and belief in the truth.” Romans 8:5-8 “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ (that is Holy Spirit) does not belong to him. 2 Corinthians 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

Everyday Mom - The Blessing

The Blessing • May 10, 2020 • Pastor Mary Bard

Being a mom is a blessing of God and a position that I don't think should be taken lightly no matter your motherly roll in a child's life both young and old. Psalm 127:3 "Behold children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." 2 Tim 1:5 5 For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. Titus 2:7 7 And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Proverbs 31:25-26 "Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 3:13 If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Rose Kennedy was quoted as saying: “Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day a month or a year, but for all eternity.” Number 6:24-26 The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. God bless you and Happy Mother's Day!