Sermon Notes June 13, 2021

Generosity… It’s Crazy 

  “High Yield Investments” 

Matthew 21:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’  The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowd answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee”

1. In generosity, God asks us for ___________________________.

Psalms 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”

2. In generosity, Jesus rides into town on the ______________________________________________.

3. Our generosity writes us into the   ____________________________________________.

Zechariah 9:9,  “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

4. Generosity is crazy because you always get back

__________________________________________. 

Luke 6:38   Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”


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Sermon Notes June 6, 2021

Get in the Game

“High Yield Investments”

 Payoffs From Serving:

 

1. Serving enables you to get into ___________________.

 2. Serving is what gets you ________________________.

 Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”

 3.  Serving enables you to make a difference___________

      ________________________.

 Four Simple Steps:

Uncover your_________________________________.

 Acts 2:38,   ”Peter replied, ‘Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’”

 (2)  Discover your________________________________.

 (3)  Develop your________________________________.

 (4)  Deploy your_________________________________.


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Sermon Notes May 30, 2021

“High Yield Investments”

 

I. “Worship” means ______________________________.

 

Charles Swindoll once said: “In America, we all tend to worship our work, work at our play and play at our worship.”

 

What is the Benefit of Worshipping God?

 

(1) Worship helps you order your ___________________

around God.

 

(2) Worship helps you to _________________________

 

and ______________________________________God.

 

(3) Worship helps you to ____________________to God.

 

(4) Worship helps you to ______________________God.

 

(5) Worship helps you to receive___________________.

 

Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

John 4:23-24, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

 

II. So, how do I worship in “Spirit” and in “Truth”?


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Sermon Notes May 23, 2021

Taking Off Your Mask

“High Yield Investments”

  1. Pop Quiz: If 2 horses can pull 9,000 pounds, how many pounds can 4 horses pull?
  2. Example of _________________. It means     ______________.

 “Whether on-line or in person, there’s power when we meet together.”

Biblical Reasons Why Relationships are Important:

  1. It  ________________________________________us.

Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

  1. It _______________________________________us.

Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

  1. It _______________________________________us.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

Two Suggestions to Implement Relationships:

  • Keep your eyes open and intentionally find and develop some ____________________________ in your life.

 

2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

(2)  Join a ____________________________________.

“Circles are better than rows


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