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Sermon 3/6/2016

March 6, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Shea

Why are We Thirsty? --Is the Glass Empty --OR-- Are We not Drinking What's Available?

Sermon 4/17/2016

April 17, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Grateful that we can be MADE Worthy --The Gospel can make us worthy to be Saints --To be made worthy Prayerful that we can WALK Worthy --The Gospel makes us want to walk worthy, being fully Pleasing to Jesus --To walk worthy Lessons for Christ-Learners: --people of learning (don't pit heart vs. head). --apply what they learn to life (don't pit word vs. deed) --people can only be rescued if someone "learns them" the Gospel (share the "whole" Gospel). --what we learn matters for the hope of the future changes our today (renew our minds with biblical truth about our hope). --healthy Christianity is fruitful: The Gospel bears fruit and the believers bear fruit (don't accept fruitlessness as normal, "win and grow disciples"). --giving thanks and ceaseless prayer are foundational for Christ-learners (recite your learning in praise and prayerfully keep learning). --apply what they know and seek to know what they don't (act now on the knowledge of God's will that you already have).

Sermon 4/24/2016

Imprisoned, Yet, So Free series - Colossians • April 24, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Grateful that we can be MADE Worthy --The Gospel can make us worthy to be Saints --To be made worthy Prayerful that we can WALK Worthy --The Gospel makes us want to walk worthy, being fully Pleasing to Jesus --To walk worthy Lessons for Christ-Learners: --people of learning (don't pit heart vs. head). --apply what they learn to life (don't pit word vs. deed) --people can only be rescued if someone "learns them" the Gospel (share the "whole" Gospel). --what we learn matters for the hope of the future changes our today (renew our minds with biblical truth about our hope). --healthy Christianity is fruitful: The Gospel bears fruit and the believers bear fruit (don't accept fruitlessness as normal, "win and grow disciples"). --giving thanks and ceaseless prayer are foundational for Christ-learners (recite your learning in praise and prayerfully keep learning). --apply what they know and seek to know what they don't (act now on the knowledge of God's will that you already have).

Sermon 5/1/2016

May 1, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

"Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures" Ministry is given to us... By God... For Others - Effective Ministry Requires That We: -Re-energize through the toil and suffering. --Rejoicing in our sufferings for others' sake. --Remembering we are filing up Christ's afflictions. --Re-energizing with Christ's energy. -Re-Calibrate to Christ and His Word --Re-calibrate our content: ---To make the word of God fully known. ---To glory in the mystery of God's work among the Gentiles. ---To seek to fully know Christ. --Re-calibrate our methods: ---To proclaim Him by warning everyone. ---To proclaim Him by teaching everyone. ---To proclaim Him in order to present everyone mature. --Re-calibrate our desired outcomes: ---To present everyone mature in Christ. ---To struggle to have hearts be encourage. ---To struggle to have believers knit together in love. ---To struggle to have believers reach all the riches of Christ.

Sermon 5/8/2016

May 8, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Sermon 5/15/16

May 15, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Sermon 5/22/16

A Changed Person Practically Changes • May 22, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Walking in Christ... Everyday... Everywhere - A Changed Person Practically Changes... Specifically In The Name of The Lord Jesus "X-Changed" gets specific for: --Wives - put on submitting, for it is fitting. --Husbands - put on love, put off being harsh. --Children - put on obeying, for it pleases the Lord. --Fathers - put off provoking, for it discourages kids. --Bondservants - put on obeying sincerely out of reverence for God, put off pleasing eye-service; Put on working heartily as for the Lord, for you will receive an inheritance and God will pay back wrongdoers. --Masters - put on treating justly and fairly, for you know you have a Master in heaven. Watch & Pray Getting Specific with Outsiders --That the Spirit would open doors for the Word. --That we can make the mystery of Christ clear. --That we walk in wisdom toward outsiders. --That we make the most of the opportunities. --That our speech is gracious.

Sermon 5/29/16

On the Team Or On the Couch • May 29, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

On The Team -Beloved Siblings -Faithful Minister -Fellow Slave -Take Responsibility to Listen & Share -Fellow Prisoner -Fellow Kingdom Worker -Source of Comfort -Struggling in Prayer -Focused in Prayer -It is All My King's -Follow-Through On The Couch -Unknown Guest -User, a Leech -Waiting to be Served -It is Others' Job to Tell Me or Ask Me -"Here for You"... Until it Costs Too Much -Work for the Kingdom of "Me" -Only Want to be Comforted -Pray When I Feel Like It -Praying for Health & Material Prosperity -I Retain My Rights Over the Things of This World -Start Strong but Never Finish

Sermon 06/05/16

Rod & Staff • June 5, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

The Rod & Staff: Teaching and Discipline Having the Right Attitude: --Do I make it about the sheep? --Have I really gotten to know the sheep? --Am I willing to lay my life down for the sheep? --Am I "On Purpose" Having the Right Dexterity: --Do I teach intentionally consistently? ----Will I make a toolbox list? --Do I discipline consistently? ----I will use "law" to show the need for "grace". ----I will discern childishness from rebelliousness. Do I discipline redemptively? ----I will teach them how to ask for clarification.

Sermon 06/12/16

The Sword & Shield • June 12, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Sermon 06/19/16

The Basin & Towel • June 19, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

It starts with following Jesus, our Servant-Example, and taking up our Towel. So that our children and others... See our Model (The What), Hear our Teaching (The Why), Do with us what we Pray (The How) Pray daily for a Philippians 2 mindset: Holy Spirit, Make me a Christ-Like Servant today.

Sermon 06/26/16

The Scale & Weights • June 26, 2016 • Pastor John Angell

Tip #1: Know Your Purpose --Fill the earth with Godly Children. --Are your children filling you with Joy? Tip#2: Value Wisdom --Wisdom is supreme! --Am I directing them to the Beginning of Wisdom? --Are you helping him/her fall in Love with God? Tip#3: Weigh Out Life Choices with Wisdom #1 Time ---We need to Manage our Time. ---We need to Savor our Time. #2 Work ---It's all about our Perspective. ---We are God's Workmanship to do Good Works. #3 Money ---Get to the Heart of the Matter. ---God Owns it All. Don't Forget Your Purpose Weigh Out Choices Carefully Watch Your Perspectives Closely

Sermon 07/03/16

The Oil & Incense • July 3, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

We Must Show Delight (the incense of delight): --By GIVING them our full attention and unhurried time. --By AFFIRMING to them our public commitment. --By BLESSING them with our dreams for their future. We Must Arouse Compassion (the oil of healing): --By INITIATING reconciliation. --By remembering forgiveness is a decision and a process. --By not adding up a record of wrongs but PRAYING that mercy will triumph.

Sermon 07/10/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • July 10, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Forgiveness: The Gold Standard

Sermon 07/17/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • July 17, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Receiving Forgiveness: Our Part In Reconciliation 2 Chronicles 6 & 7 God offers "The Gold Standard of Forgiveness" to all, But not all are forgiven; ONLY those who respond by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ are forgiven, justified, and reconciled to God. THE RESPONSE to God's initiative includes our: --Humbling Ourselves --Repentance (Turning) ----With all our Heart and Mind --Acknowledgement of God's Name --Seeking God's Face --Prayer, Confessing Our Sin ----Marking Restitution, if possible --Pleading for Forgiveness ----Manifesting the Fruits of Repentance (God knows our hearts) NOT: The pride of saving face, making excuses, minimizing the damage done, merely sorrowful for the consequences, "Sorry you took it that way" ignoring the issues, pretending all is okay, avoiding the person afterward, just easing our guilty conscience, wanting to dig up the root of bitterness but without restoration of relationship, vague awkwardness but no direct request, talking charge but no visible fruit of repentance.

Sermon 07/24/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • July 24, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Preparing Our Hearts, Part 1. To Prepare Our Hearts We Must: 1) Take a Gut-Check: Do We Really Understand How Important This Is? --Matthew 6:11~15 "forgive us as we have forgiven" --Matthew 7:12~14 "the gate is narrow" 2) Take the Log Out: Begin with Self-Examination --Matthew 7:1~5 (Luke 6:37~38) ----"judge not" ----"first take the log out of your own eye" --Matthew 5:21~26 ----"angry, insults, 'you fool" ----"has something against you... first be reconciled" ----"come to terms quickly" --Galatians 6:1~2 "keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted" --1 Corinthians 4:3~5 "I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted"

Sermon 07/31/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • July 31, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Rev. Pastor Gerhard deBock Preparing Our Hearts, Part 2 To Prepare Our Hearts We Must: 1) Take a Gut-Check: Do we really understand how important this is? 2) Take the Log-Out: Begin with self-examination. 3) Take Another Gut-Check: Do We Really, REALLY Understand How Important This Is? --Matthew 18:21~35 4) Put the Love In: Do We Remember How Much We Have Been Forgiven? --Luke 7:36~50 --Ephesians 4:31~5:2 As God in Christ Forgave You, You Forgive Others.

Sermon 08/07/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • August 7, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Preparing Our Heads to Forgive Two Common Theses: 1) We must only forgive when there is repentance in word and deed, with reconciliation being the end-goal (Inter-personal). 2) We can forgive even without contacting the other party, with our release from the emotional prison of bitterness as the chief target (internal). A Synthesis - The Two Hands of Forgiveness: --An Open Hand to ALL (Offering or Requesting Forgiveness). --Hand in Hand is Only for the Repentant (Completed Forgiveness - Reconciliation).

Sermon 08/14/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • August 14, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Sermon 08/21/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • August 21, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

The Twin Confusions of Forgiveness The Challenge of Care-Fronting Jesus Care-Fronts Local Churches --The Church in Ephesus (Rev. 2:2~4) --The Church in Thyatira (Rev. 2:19~21) A Local Church Care-Fronts A Sinning Member --1 Cor. 5:1~13 --2 Cor. 2:5~11 A Brother Care-Fronts His Brothers (Gen. 44:16, 45:3~5, 50:15~17) --Joseph --The Brothers

Sermon 08/28/16

A Summer of Reconciliation • August 28, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock

Answers to questions submitted during the Summer of Reconciliation Series.

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