God Is Able
Week 5: Investing in the Mission
March 7, 2021 • Matt Ballard
1 Timothy 6:3-9, 17-19 3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. ... 17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. “If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the gospels it would seem that tour Lord finds our desires not too strong but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by an offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." CS Lewis
Week 4: Generosity
February 28, 2021 • Matt Ballard
"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9 Our budgets ARE ALWAYS telling Jesus how we feel about Him. “All things were created by Him FOR Him.” Colossians 1:16
Week 3: Making Disciples
February 21, 2021 • Matt Ballard
2 Timothy 2:1-7 The strategy for mission (v. 2) “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be Able to teach others also” a.) The strategy for mission is that 1st, you get discipled b.) The strategy for the mission is that You disciple others “entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” Our Mission: “To glorify God by bringing the Southpointe Area and all places we serve into a life-changing encounter with the Kingdom of God”
Week 2: What We're Called To Do
February 14, 2021 • Matt Ballard
There are only two things that you can do on Earth that you cannot do in Heaven: sin and to share God's grace with non-believers. Our Roles as believers We are to…. - Magnify God’s Name - Model God’s character - Member of God’s family - Messenger of God’s love - Maker of Disciples Psalm 39:4-5 Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure Ephesians 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Week 1: Our Mission
February 7, 2021 • Matt Ballard
God has blessed Southpointe with an opportunity - an opportunity He has entrusted us with to "bring the Southpointe area and all places we serve into a life changing encounter with the Kingdom of God." a. Enjoy the moment. b. Consider how God would have you play a key role in getting us started in the campaign. c. PRAY and Commit to LISTENING TO what God wants you to do in this season.