MAIN POINT: "To embrace and experience the new, we must let go of the old." KEY VERSE: "And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins." – Mark 2:22 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Will you let go of the “old” to embrace the “new” God has for you AND us?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Mark 2:18-22, 2 Corinthians 5:17
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Last Sunday at Indian Creek
November 25, 2018 • Ronnie Rothe
Blessed are the Peacemakers
#Blessed • July 14, 2019 • Jeremy Pietrocini
MAIN POINT: "God has blessed us with His peace and wants us to be present to it and carry it to others." KEY VERSE: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 CHALLENGE QUESTION: "What will it take for me to stop worrying, arguing & complaining and find peace so I can bring peace to others as a child of God?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Job 3:26, Philippians 4:5-7, Isaiah 9:6, John 20, 1 John 3:1 SUMMARY: Jesus said in His famous Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” What does it mean to be a peacemaker? We continue learning about what Jesus meant by being blessed in our #blessed series.
Blessed are the Pure in Heart
#Blessed • July 7, 2019 • Andy Williams
MAIN POINT: "We’re truly blessed by God when we allow God to change our hearts—but we can’t do it alone." KEY VERSE: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will be see God.” – Matthew 5:8 CHALLENGE QUESTION: "How regularly do you grab a thought or feeling—what’s in your heart—to run it by God and ask Him to make it pure in His eyes?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Proverbs 11:20, Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28, 43-47, Romans 3:11, Ezekiel 36:36, Psalm 51:10 SUMMARY: Being blessed by God has come to mean something very different than what Jesus meant when He taught His famous Sermon on the Mount. We think that we’re blessed when we’re rich, smart, or have all that we desire in life during a certain moment. But when our health is at stake, we are experiencing financial difficulties, our kids are misbehaving, or our relationships have turned sour, then God must not be blessing me anymore. This week we continue our #Blessed series by taking a closer look at what Jesus meant when He said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Blessed are the Merciful
#Blessed • June 30, 2019 • Matt Paddack
MAIN POINT: "God blesses those who extend mercy at the same level they received mercy." KEY VERSE: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” – Matthew 5:7 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Who have you been withholding mercy from? How can you extend mercy to them this week?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 18:23-35, Luke 7:36-50 SUMMARY: Divine blessing is real and a real possibility for you. Unfortunately, our misuse of the word “blessed” has completely robbed it of its true meaning. The word “blessed” by nature supposes divine favor, and it’s a very real thing. Discover what Jesus meant by true blessing in this series #blessed.