05/04/15 – Welcome to Ephesians!

  Ephesians 2:1-22   Eugene Peterson tells about his four-year-old grandson crawling up on his lap and saying, “Tell me a story, grandpa, and put me in it!” That’s Ephesians. We get to read about the story of God, and we’re in it.   Ephesians is the most comprehensive book on the Christian life.  This…

5/3/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Ethiopian Eunuch Questions Intergenerational Question-Who was or is a guide to you in faith? Branching Out- Read Acts 8:26-40. Philip is directed by an angel of the Lord, how would that work? His encouragement is to go to deserted road in the middle of the day, does this strike him as odd? Philip arrives as…

4/30/2015–Lust for Life

Galatians 6:1-18 These days Danny Boyle is best known as the director of the 2008 Oscar winning film for Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire. I’ll always think of him as the director of Trainspotting. If you’re not familiar with Trainspotting, I understand. Films about a bunch of low-life Edinburgh heroin addicts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. The film itself…

What will we do with freedom?

04/29/15-What will we do with freedom? Galatians 5:1-26 Give Away   Written by Sean Hall      Copyright 2009 “It is for freedom Christ has set us free What will we do with it? What will we do with freedom?” This lovely little tune that the INN used to sing starts, of course, with the first verse…

04/27/15 – Welcome To Galatians! Or, Another Reason Why I Love Presbyterians

  Galatians 3:1-29   Galatians is a letter with three clear participants: Paul, who is writing the letter, to The Gentiles in the Church in the province of Galatia, against The agitators who want to require observance of the Jewish law for Gentile converts.   It’s the end of ethnic observances as a means of…

4/26/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes – Go Big or Go Home Acts 4:5-14 Go big or go home.. The context- By what power? Go Big or Go Home Boldness Live Loud Good News- Many are ready to talk Bad News- Some will be offended Don’t be the offense Go Big or God Home Intergenerational Question- When are you…

I’m Warning You!

04/22/15-I’m Warning You 2 Corinthians 13  When do I yell and when do I just stay calm? This is useful knowledge for parents to acquire. It’s so tempting to yell, but if you do it too often, pretty soon it will just go in one ear and out the other. I have a little friend, age…

04/20/15 – Praying and Watching

  2 Corinthians 11:1-33   This is the last of six blog posts I’ve done on Corinthians, and I must admit I am very relieved to be done. The people of Corinthians sound a lot like us, the problems of Corinthians sound a lot like ours, and the admonitions of Paul hit close to home….

4/19/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes– A Church of Charismatics Spiritual Gifts- Charismata One Triune God- Many Gifts One Body- Many Members We belong to each other We need each other So be the member you are called to be Figure out gift and do it more and more Celebrate the other members Encourage Each other through words and invitation…

04/20/15 – Praying and Watching

  2 Corinthians 11:1-33   This is the last of six blog posts I’ve done on Corinthians, and I must admit I am very relieved to be done. The people of Corinthians sound a lot like us, the problems of Corinthians sound a lot like ours, and the admonitions of Paul hit close to home….