Reaching Up, Out, and In

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Reaching Up, Reaching Out, Reaching In – Reaching a Conclusion

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s message: Luke 10:25-28, John 13:31-35 Reaching Up (Luke:10-27a) – God calls us to love Him supremely above everything else. That love does not happen automatically, but requires a two way communication with Him. Reaching Out (Luke 10-27b) – We are a neighbor to other people when we meet a […]

Reaching In: It’s Time to Stop Being Nice

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s message: Matthew 28:16-20 You’re “nice” to people you don’t love. You’re “nice” to people when you pretend that everything is alright. We’re a pretty good church. So what? Reaching Up: Glorifying God is Number One Reaching Out: Sharing God’s Love Reaching In: Encouraging and Discipling Each Other We often […]

Reaching In: Defining Love

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Due to a power outage, there is no audio recording for this sermon Scripture for today’s message: 1 Corinthians 13 Context: The church in Corinth saw some gifts (such as speaking in tongues and prophecy) as most important. The different gifts are important. God made them different for a reason; we shouldn’t hold some gifts […]

Reaching In: How to do More Than Just Keep the Peace

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s message: Acts 15:1-35 Four common things that link all believers: ■Savior – Recognizing the one thing in common with all believers See Christ as your greatest treasure. ■Scripture – Let scripture decide. (Acts 15:15) ■Selflessness – Setting aside your rights for the benefit of others. (Philippians 2:3-5, 1 Corinthians […]

Practically Reaching Out

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Download the MP3. Practically (almost) Reaching Out vs. Practically (actually) Reaching Out •The parable of the Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37 – We often get caught up in general theological discussions that are easy to forget. Jesus brings those principles down to a practical application. – The first objective of the parable is to get us […]

Reaching Out: Are we?

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Download the MP3. The goal of evangelism is worship. •Related Scripture to look at: Psalm 67 1 Corinthians 5 Psalm 46 water pills immagini esercizi palestra

Reaching Out: Evangelism

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Download the MP3. God is the one unique Being for whom self-exaltation is not selfish but loving. •Elevate Giver over gift 1 Peter 3:15-16 •Be in touch with the reality of Heaven and Hell Matthew 25:31-46 Ephesians 2:1-3 1 Peter 1:3-5, 8 •Make the goal of your life worship! Acts 1:8 Psalm 67 Be more […]

Reaching Up: The Goal and Fuel for ALL we are and do.

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Download the MP3. God’s ultimate goal in everything that He does is to glorify Himself. •God chose his people for his glory: Eph. 1:4-6 •God created us for his glory: Isaiah 43:6-7 •God called Israel for his glory: Isaiah 49:3 •God rescued Israel from Egypt for his glory: Psalm 106:7-8 •God raised Pharaoh up to […]

Reaching Up: Worship (Part 2)

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Download the MP3. Continued from Part 1. WORSHIP MATTERS – Minding Your Worship P’s and Q’s A continuation from last week. Take a look at Part 1. Quality worship… •…is obedient (1 John 5:3) •…is authentic (John 4:21-24) •…is God-focused (Psalm 43:3-4) What’s your purpose in worship? •Worship for the wrong purpose is not accepted. […]

Reaching Up: Worship (Part 1)

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Download the MP3. Continued in Part 2. WORSHIP MATTERS – Minding Your Worship P’s and Q’s Basic Principles of Worship: •God is holy and transcendent •Man is unholy and finite •God loves mankind; desires relationship Worship Requires: •From God – willingness to commune with unholy man without compromising holiness. •From man – to be cast […]