Sermon Notes December 05, 2021

The Most Viral Verse
“Viral Verses” 

Philippians 4:13, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” 

See Philippians 4:10-13. 

1. It’s about finding strength and contentment in Christ—independent of circumstances, especially if they include ______________________. 

2. Most of the time, Philippians 4:13 is used to expect or force a ___________ but Paul used it to ______________ the situation. 

See 2 Corinthians 11:23-27. 

3. Paul isn’t encouraging Jesus-followers to go out and conquer the world; he’s reminding them that they can press on when the __________________________ conquers them. 

4. A Sobering Truth: God’s plan for your life may NOT include the ______________________________________. 

5. God isn’t primarily in the _________________________ business. His number one agenda is to be in the _______________________ business. 

6. Adversity Principle: Biologists have discovered an existence without _________________________ is not healthy! 

David Ireland, “Letters to an Unborn Child”“I’m firmly convinced that God is extremely good and that He does love and understand all the world and all the people in it. Does He want to heal me? I can’t even answer that. My faith is in the genuineness of God, not in whether He will do this or that to demonstrate His goodness… That’s not the nature of my relationship to God.” 

Joni Eareckson Tada: “To find Jesus in your ‘hell’ is ecstasy beyond compare and I wouldn’t trade it for any amount of walking in this world.”


Sermon Notes November 28, 2021

Not the End of the Story
“Viral Verses”
November 28, 2021 

A Little Old Testament History Lesson… 

A. Captivity in Egypt–__________________ 

B. The Promised Land–___________________ 

C. The Monarchy—Saul, _________________, Solomon, ___________________. 

D. The Divided Kingdom—The North called: _____________; and the South called: _____________________ 

E. The Prophets—The spiritual breakdown in both the northern and southern kingdoms ushered in the prophetic era where God would send prophet after prophet to call God’s people back to spiritual _________________________. The prophetic calls to repentance became declarations of ______________. 

F. The Exiles—North in 722 B.C. by _______________; South in 586 B.C. by __________________________. 

Isaiah 40:27-31 (NIV), 27Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 3Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

Three Things to Know while in Exile: 

1. Never doubt that God is the God who __________. 

1 Peter 5:7 (LB), “Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 

2. God is the God who can ______________________________. 

3. God is the God we can place our _____________________ in Him. 

“Hope” by definition is looking for something in the _____________________ which means you’ll be _______________ for what you hope for.” 

So, What Do I Do About This?


Sermon Notes November 21, 2021-1

Improving Your Batting Average
“ Viral Verses” 

Matthew 6:13, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

See Matthew 6:5-13

Jesus knows… 

1. A life without prayer cannot be ____________________  ______________ for very long. 

2. Religious groups and sects are often marked by                    ____________________________________________. 

3. His model prayer was never meant to be a __________. 

4. In His model prayer it was the __________________that mattered and having their meaning __________________. 

So What Does Jesus Know About Temptation? 

5. God does NOT __________________________ anyone.   

James 1:13-15, ”When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone;  but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” 

6. God does promise that we will not be tempted beyond    what ______________________. 

1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 

7. If we won’t be tempted beyond what we can bear, what is there to pray about? We should pray that we’ll take the way out ____________________________________________.

“If Satan were to blow you out of the water, how do you think he would do it?”

About Our Enemy… 

8. Satan is a …     

      a.  ______________________. See   John 8:44     


      b.  ______________________. See  John 8:44 

      c.  ______________________. See  John 12:31-33 

So, What Do I Do About This?


Sermon Notes November 07, 2021

“Viral Verses”

Joshua 1:9                                                

See Joshua 1:1-11.                                                       Facts

1. This verse is about a specific ____________________   given by God to a specific ___________named Joshua.

2. This verse comes with a set of ___________________.

3. This verse also comes with a set of _______________.

4. One of the challenges included is to stay faithful to the    ____________________________________________.

Joshua 1: 9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Does Joshua 1:9 Apply to Us Today and if so, How?

Matthew 28:18-20, “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”

What started with _______________________leading        a people into being a community of God, has resulted in _______________________________ being given the privilege  and responsibility of leading all people into the ______________________________________________. 

So, What Do I Do About This?


Sermon Notes October 31, 2021

“Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing”

Colossians 1:15-20, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.” 

Jesus is the Lord of All Creation…

1. He is the ______________________of the invisible God.

2. He is “firstborn”, which means: Jesus is of ________________________________________ or “of the highest rank.”

3. He is the ___________________________ of all things.

Genesis 1:1,26, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

John 11-4,14, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

4. He is “before all things”, which means: Jesus is  ___________________________________________.

5. He __________________________________ all things.                   

Jesus is the Lord of Our Salvation…

Colossians 1:21-22, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”

Jesus is the Lord of His Church…

Colossians 1:18, “And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.”

 Jesus is the Lord of My Life…

Colossians 1:23, ”If you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.”