Sermon Blog - Entries from September 2011

    SunSundaySepSeptember25th2011 Going All In: On Mission
    byBen Hightower Tagged Matthew 0 comments Add comment
    When we think about what is important to us at "church" we might come up with many different things.  But church isn't about providing the things we want:  programs, style of worship, comfort.  We like all of those things and they can be an important part of what we do.  But our primary purpose is to "Go" and make disciples - then teach them how to turn around and make more disciples.

    Matthew 28: 18-20
    Audio PathwayOriginal_2011_09_25.mp3
    SunSundaySepSeptember18th2011 Going All In: Intentional
    byJeremy Flanagan Tagged Philippians 0 comments Add comment
    Sometimes we put a lot of energy into things that end up making no permanent difference in our lives.  Maybe we even know our plans will "fail" but we feel the task itself is worth the effort.

    When it comes to the way that non-believers view Christians, they may think we are wasting our time, our money, our energy, our lives.  But once you surrender to God, are you making the decision to be intentional with your life instead of viewing the Christian walk as a waste of time?  If you live your life, making intentional decisions that allow everything you do to fit into God's purpose, then at the end you can walk away knowing that even the smallest choices have great benefit.

    Philippians 3: 10-21
    Audio PathwayOriginal_2011_09_18.mp3
    SunSundaySepSeptember11th2011 Going All In: Surrender
    byJeremy Flanagan Tagged 1 Corinthians 0 comments Add comment

    When it comes to any part of our lives, we can’t keep our foot on the accelerator forever.  If you’ve ever seen an interview by a stunt-car driver they pretty much all say the same thing:  they have fun on their job because they get to drive a car without thinking about the consequences.  Wreck it?  Get another one.  Never let off the gas all day and burn up the motor?  Get another one.  While God is definitely a God of second chances, our lives still don’t “reset” that easily.  So how do we serve God as much as we should without burning out?

    I Corinthians 9: 19-23

    Audio PathwayOriginal_2011_09_11.mp3
    SunSundaySepSeptember4th2011 Awakening: Clear Vision
    byJeremy Flanagan Tagged Acts 0 comments Add comment

    I want you to ask yourself, “When I make a change to my life that honors God, what do I expect to see as a result?”

    My first concern is that it can take months or years before we admit we are wrong and need to change.  But once that change occurs, do we allow our expectations to create a no-win scenario that pushes us back into our previous way of life?  Or at least keeps us from moving forward.

    As we look at the conversion of Saul, try to envision the people around him and their reactions.

    Acts 9: 1-31

    Audio Pathway_2011_09_04.mp3

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