Going Public

Going Public

May 19, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "Baptism is a public declaration of faith in Jesus. It’s evidence of salvation, not a requirement for it." KEY VERSE: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19 CHALLENGE QUESTION: "If you’ve put your faith in Jesus but haven’t been baptized since, would you take the next step to be?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 28:19, Mark 7:4, Luke 11: 38 SUMMARY: Originally, "baptism" was not a religious concept. Yet over time, baptism has become an exclusively religious idea. Are you confused about what baptism is all about? Does it seem like a weird practice? Unsure if baptism is a next step for YOU? In this sermon, we explore the purpose of baptism, what Jesus and the writers of Scripture had to say about it, and why it’s so important for us today!

Blessed are the Meek

#Blessed • June 16, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "God blesses those who choose not to think of themselves more highly than they ought." KEY VERSE: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "How are you thinking of yourself more highly than you ought? What next step can you take to start leveraging yourself for the benefit of others?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 5:5, Psalm 37:11, Mark 10:42-45 SERIES SUMMARY: Have you ever seen people post #blessed after good things happen in their lives? As we continued in week 3 of our Blessed series, we discovered that God has real blessings for those who are living a life He wants to bless. This week we explored Jesus’ statement: “Blessed are the meek.”

Blessed are Those Who Mourn

#Blessed • June 9, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "God blesses those who turn to Him in the midst of their pain." KEY VERSE: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." – Matthew 5:4 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "How do you need to turn to God in the midst of your pain?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Romans 5:12, Matthew 7:7-11, Matthew 6:33 SERIES SUMMARY: The phrase #blessed has flooded social media posts everywhere but doesn’t depict the true meaning of the word blessed as God intended. Being blessed by God is a real thing and means true life that can only come from God Himself. God desires to bless our lives when we live according to His will. So how do we do that exactly? Jesus taught the key to living a blessed life. Last week we studied that those who are poor in spirit are blessed. This week, we take a look at mourning and what it means to turn to God in the midst of our pain.

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

#Blessed • June 2, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "God blesses those who realize their need for Him in everything." KEY VERSE: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:3 (NIV) CHALLENGE QUESTION: "How can you start putting God first this week?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 5:1-10, 6:33 SERIES SUMMARY: Who wouldn’t want to live a life that is truly blessed by God? But living a “blessed” life can mean different things to different people. Just search #blessed on social media and see what you get. During His most famous teaching, Jesus broke down 8 keys to living a life blessed by God. In this series, we discover that God’s blessing is a reality, but it won’t happen by accident.