Praying the Psalms

07/22/15-Praying the Psalms Psalm 86  Johnny was only 6 weeks old when his parents’ marriage ended. Many of us who loved his mom and dad had been praying that the baby’s birth would soften their hearts toward one another, but it didn’t. As I stood by his crib and watched this beautiful little child sleep I…

7/19/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

July Memory Verse 2 Corinthians 9:8. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 Rooted Reading Plan DAY                                                                             TEXT 19 Sunday                …

7/12/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

July Memory Verse 2 Corinthians 9:8. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 Rooted Reading Plan DAY                                                                             TEXT 12 Sunday                …

7/5/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes- Serpent Doves- Gen 37:12-36 Moral Man- Immoral Society The Dreamer Messenger The Dreamer Betrayed Faulty Ethics- Strive for integrity… Brothers Family/Friend Betrayal will happen Innocent as doves and wise as serpents Intergenerational Question What ways have you seen God provide for you? Branching Out Read Genesis 37:12-36. What drives the brothers anger? What does…

07/01/2015 – The War Prayer

Psalms 52-55 I understand the prayer, “help me God.”  I understand admitting that all of mankind is corrupt and has turned away and praising God as the savior, the rescuer, the one unchanged since the beginning of time.  However, it is hard to wrap my head around a prayer like David’s.  ‘Beat down on my…

06/29/15 – Psalm 48-49

A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH GOD majestic, praise abounds in our God-city! His sacred mountain, breathtaking in its heights—earth’s joy. Zion Mountain looms in the North, city of the world-King. God in his citadel peaks impregnable. The kings got together, they united and came. They took one look and shook their heads, they…

6/28/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes First Lines What we know about Joseph Family Tension- Tattle Tale Family Tension- Favoritism Family Tension- Royal Dreams Family Dysfunction gets Resolved Intergenerational Question What are a few stories about your grand parents or great-grandparents? Branching Out Read Genesis 37:1-11. We can see the action move from Jacob to Joseph. What do we…

He lifted me out of the pit…

06/24/15-He lifted me out of the pit… Psalm 40  By the time the hospital finally admitted my daughter to the obstetrics wing we were all exhausted, she most of all. I had been tending the older children, running her household and timing contractions for four days but she was the one bearing that baby. It’s hard…

06/22/15 – Psalm 37

A DAVID PSALM Don’t bother your head with braggarts or wish you could succeed like the wicked. In no time they’ll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun. Get insurance with GOD and do a good deed, settle down and stick to your last. Keep company with GOD, get in…

6/21/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Intergenerational Question What are a few stories about your grand parents or great-grandparents? Branching Out Read Genesis 29:15-35. What makes this one of the great love stories of all time? What is the conflict? Put yourself in Jacob’s shoes- How did he feel when he discovered he had been tricked? What does this say about…