3/22/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

This Sunday is Whitworth Sunday. A celebration of Higher Education We welcome Beck Taylor , the President of Whitworth University, to our pulpit. The Whitworth Chorale will be singing during the service. Sermon title:  “Keeping Watch” Old Testament text:  Psalm 27:1 New Testament text:  Matthew 25:1-13 Intergenerational Question- If Jesus were to come back today, what…

03/16/15 – Welcome to First Corinthians!  

  1 Corinthians 2:1-16     “First Corinthians is the most difficult of the New Testament letters to summarize, because Paul deals in turn with no less than eleven different issues. (How to Read the Bible Book by Book)” In this book Paul is correcting the behavior of Christians within the church, which is pretty…

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

February Memory Verse Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one who…

3/13/2015 – Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors

1 Corinthians 1:1-31 Author’s Note: Welcome to 1 Corinthians! I know Matt McCoy is back to regular blogging and he usually does an overview of each new book we enter. But here is a very brief preface from me! In many ways Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth deals with issues we face today, namely what…

03/09/15 – A Story That Didn’t Fit In The Sermon Yesterday  

John 2:13-23   Note: It’s good to be back. I had the opportunity to preach yesterday, and one of the hard realities of a sermon is that there are often stories I’d like to tell, but there’s only so much time and space. So I’ve taken a story that would’ve been good for preaching, yet…

3/8/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Sermon Notes: Jesus is consumed with zeal for you Jn 2:13-22  That word does not mean what you think it means What does “zeal” mean today? Reading ourselves into the text Zealos means both good and bad 3 elements of biblical zeal Modern examples Jesus is consumed with zeal for you Intergenerational question:  What do you love…

3/5/2015–For God’s Sake

Romans 11:1-36 The Wednesday morning and Thursday evening Men’s Bible Study has been studying Romans for the last two months. We’ve been stumbling through the dark. Romans is a difficult letter with an audacious task. In 11 short chapter Paul unfolded a gospel of grace for all people. He did this through a universal understanding…

03/04/2015 – Hang On To That Fake ID

Romans 10:1-21 Paul says in this chapter of his letter to Romans,“I just want what is best for you.”  Is that not a loaded statement that usually precedes some sort of manipulation from a parent, etc…  I can just hear my Mom when I was 16, “I don’t want you riding in Doug’s car, I…

03/02/15 – Romans 8:1-39

Romans 8:1-39   With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud.  A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you…

3/1/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

  Sermon Notes- Following Jesus is not for Chickens Mark 8:31-38 Now the Whole Story Context- The blind man healed Peter- “You are the Messiah” Peter Rebuking Jesus Picking up your crosses and follow The Radical Call Following Jesus Not for Chickens- Intergenerational Question How were your eyes opened recently? Branching Out Read Mark 8:31-38….