Posts tagged churchplant
Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 17

In our series on the life of Abraham, God came and revealed Himself to Abraham in a new way. As the All-sufficient One! And God is all-sufficient for us too. He is the same God yesterday, today, and forever; like Abraham, we can put ALL our trust in Him. HE is our great reward, so let’s fix our eyes on Jesus and trust completely that our God is in control and believe Him for the impossible in our lives.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 15

Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Let’s emulate Abraham and be known as the people who have complete faith in God. Let Him always be the source of our encouragement, strength, wisdom, conviction, and guidance. Seek to hear Him always in all circumstances.

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Abraham: Friend of God

As Jesus called us to be His friends (John 15:13-16), let’s learn from the first person whom God called Friend - Abraham (Is 41:8). In Genesis 12, we learned that Abraham actively obeyed God. Let’s emulate this attribute, obedience through action, as it will enable us to walk fully into the promises of God and be called Friends of God.

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Vision & Values- Jesus and His Presence

The most important revelation we have, is our revelation of who Jesus is. Let’s keep our passion and love for Jesus alive and be a church that is captivated by Jesus.  Our revelation of Jesus will keep us from dry Christianity and going through the motions. 
David pursued and longed for the presence of God, even  when his own son was trying to kill him. (Ps. 63) We also can run into the Presence of God and receive grace and mercy in our time of need. (Heb. 4:16)

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Vision & Values- Authentic Biblical Community

Let’s get back to God’s original design and function of the local church! His way is always perfect and better than our ways. It is the same with His original intention for the church (Eph 3:10) as it transcends culture, generations, and geography. God’s design for His church is always perfect and better than any model man can come up with in building His church (Matt 16:18).

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- The Presence of God

God is calling us to experience the the glory of his presence, to hear and awaken to His call, turn to him, and celebrate with others, and rejoice in the fellowship of His presence. As we unfold the story of Joseph, we can see that he is one who stood firm to experience the presence of God in such a fruitful way. God desires that you enter into his presence, and be filled with overwhelming joy. How will you experience God?

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- Justification

We have not only been given eternal life through our faith in Jesus, which in itself is more than what we deserve, but our Heavenly Father has also declared us as righteous and justified before all of creation.  Let’s encourage each other to share this amazing Good News and live as people who have been justified from guilt, shame, lies, or condemnation of this world.  Live truly as followers of Jesus, people who are justified, loved, and well-pleased by the One True God!

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The Assurance of Our Salvation - Intro

Let us all have complete assurance of our Salvation through Jesus! It is because our lives as Christians are dependent upon our understanding of the Salvation we have received through Jesus. The more assurance we have of our position as God’s people, the more we will be able live with conviction and boldness in following God’s word. Therefore, as we live each day with the Assurance of our Salvation, we will freely share the Greatest News Ever to those around us.

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Gift of Salvation

Thank you Steve for reminding us that we are saved from death, slavery, and condemnation STRICTLY because of God’s great love for us. It is by grace, through faith, that we have salvation so no one can boast in their own good works.

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The Holy Spirit

Vanessa preached on the Holy Spirit and reminded us that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible teaches He is a seal, guaranteeing our inheritance, our advocate and helper and we are to live continuously filled by the Spirit!

John 7:38 says, “Whoever believes in me, as scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” Its through a deep trust in Jesus that living waters will flow from within us and we experience greater peace and joy. We can rest secure knowing our God is who He says He is and He will do what He said He will do!

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The Kingdom-minded Church

The Kingdom of God, which we can only have through Jesus Christ, is worth far more than anything we have possessed or ever will. Let’s not lose sight of our eternal inheritance through keeping our focus on the King and His Kingdom.

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The Significance of the Local Church

Our respective local church family is where God has specifically and intentionally put us for this season. Jesus is building His Church through us serving Him within our local church family. It is where we grow and mature together. We are committing to being part of His plan and serving Jesus when we commit to the local church family and serve Him by bringing forth our time, gifting, and finance.

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