Sermons

Choosing to praise through the pain and pressure – 11-23-14 Sermon

November 23rd, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Senior Pastor, Donnie Patrick
Title:  Choosing to praise through the pain and pressure
Text:  Acts 16

The challenge of praise:  It’s often a sacrifice

The power from praise:  It’s powerful because God inhabits the praises of His people

¨ Attracts the attention of the Lord

¨ Overcomes negative circumstances

¨ Empowers prayer and ministry

¨ Defeats the enemy

¨ Arrests the attention of a watching and listening world

¨ Encourages boldness and belief among the church

Our response with praise:  God is worthy

¨ Share praises with others

¨ Say praises to God

¨ Sing praises

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11-16-14 Childrens Worship Service

November 16th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

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An Orphan’s Heart: Exchanging Lies for Truth – Sermon 11-2-14

November 2nd, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Worship & Children’s Pastor, Greg Cagle
An Orphan’s Heart: Exchanging Lies for Truth

An Orphan’s Heart

No FATHER – No Identity

No Identity – No Purpose

No Purpose – No Direction

No Direction – No Destiny

No Destiny – No Life

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Living for an audience of One: Who is the Audience for worship? – Sermon 10-26-14

October 26th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sermon Outline
Living for an audience of One:
Who is the Audience for worship?

¨ Worship is an obedient response to the revelation and worth of God

¨ God reveals, we respond

¨ Offer myself – love the LORD supremely

¨ Offer your God given gifts – lay down your “Isaac”

¨ Offer your past – let go of your “Ishmael”

¨ Observe the offering of God and receive His offer

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HOW TO HAVE AN AMAZING CHURCH – Sermon 10-19-14

October 19th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Dr. Chuck McAlister
KBC Team Leader of Evangelism & Church Planting

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Dr. Chuck McAlister
KBC Team Leader of Evangelism & Church Planting

HOW TO HAVE AN AMAZING CHURCH
Mark 2:1-12

…There are 8 reasons why church is no longer amazing:
We forgot what matters.            v. 1-2

It is hard work.    v. 3a

It means reaching people not like us.            v. 3b

We must cooperate with each other.  v. 3c

It will not be popular.     v. 4a

It must be our priority.    v. 4b

It depends on you.         v. 5

We forgot what Jesus can do. v. 6-11

Mark 2:1-12

…There are 8 reasons why church is no longer amazing:
We forgot what matters.            v. 1-2

It is hard work.    v. 3a

It means reaching people not like us.            v. 3b

We must cooperate with each other.  v. 3c

It will not be popular.     v. 4a

It must be our priority.    v. 4b

It depends on you.         v. 5

We forgot what Jesus can do. v. 6-11

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A heart diagnosis: What happens when we don’t first love? – Sermon 10-12-14

October 12th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  A heart diagnosis:  What happens when we don’t first love?
Text:  Revelation 2:1-7

God reveals Himself

Christ is the vision

Jesus gives a commendation

Jesus gives a rebuke

Jesus gives a cure, a command, and a caution
¨ Remember
¨ Repent
¨ Resume

Jesus gives a warning and a promise

How will I, with God’s help, remember?

How will I, with God’s help, repent?

How will I, with God’s help, resume?

¨ We will remember…the meaning of the ordinances, the motive in gathering/giving/praying, and the measure of Christ’s loving sacrifice so that we move out in loving God and others, including remembering out story as we share with others and ourselves.
¨ Add fasting to your prayer life: fast one meal a day or one meal a week on behalf of our church family
¨ Join church family prayer on Sun. at 9 am and Wed. at 6:15pm
¨ Make your house a house of prayer

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How to recognize agape love – Sermon 10-4-14

October 5th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  How to recognize agape love
Text:  1 Corinthians 13:7,8,13; 1 Corinthians 14:1; John 13:34-35

Four tenacious practices of agape love:

1.  bears all things

2.  believes all things

3.  hopes all things

4.  endures all things

Three powerful truths of agape love

1.  prevailing

2.  pre-eminent

3.  pursue

One true pattern for agape love
1.  Agape love looks to and begins to look like Jesus Christ

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Love rejoices with the truth: How to speak the truth in love – Sermon September 28, 2014

September 28th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  Love rejoices with the truth: How to speak the truth in love
Texts:  1 Corinthians 13:6; Ephesians 4:11-16; John 1:14, 17

· We ultimately learn agape love and truth from Jesus Christ

· Speaking the truth in love requires grace and growing up

· Speak the truth of doctrine to one another.  Speak relational truth in order to build up one another in love

How to speak the truth in love:
· Decide if it’s a God thing
· Check your motives
· Plan your presentation
· Give affirmation when possible
· Risk their rejection

Þ Who do you need to have an honest conversation with in love?  Start with God.

Þ What are you pretending does not exist?

Þ Who in my life needs to hear affirming truth?

Þ Who do I need to forgive?

Þ Get prayer support

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Love is not and does not…Sermon September 21, 2014

September 21st, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  Love is not and does not…
Text:  1 Corinthians 13:4-6

I. 8 qualities that love “is not” nor “does not”…
· “is not jealous” (envious)
· “does not brag” (boastful)
· “is not arrogant” (arrogant)
· “does not act unbecomingly” (rude)
· “does not seek its own” (selfish)
· “is not provoked” (easily angered)
· “does not take into account a wrong suffered” (unforgiving)
· “does not rejoice in unrighteousness” (joyful over wrongdoing)

II.  God’s will is for His people to become like his Son

III.  Agape love impacts attitude and actions

Replace your name for the word “love”….church member/role…Christian husband/wife…Christian parent/child…Christian single/young adult

Remember…Repent…Redo…Reconcile…Release…Receive…
Attitude____________________
Action_____________________

God is love

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  – (1 John 4:16)

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Loving with Excellence (version 2) – Sermon September 14, 2014

September 14th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  Loving with Excellence
Text:  1 Corinthians 12:31-13:1-3, 8, 13

Love is the supreme value and the greatest virtue in life

Love is a gift from God

Love is a great life goal (emptiness is produced when love is absent)
· If I don’t live a life of love nothing I say will matter
· If I don’t live a life of love nothing I know will matter
· If I don’t live a life of love nothing I believe will matter
· If I don’t live a life of love nothing I give will matter
· If I don’t live a life of love nothing I accomplish will matter

God shoes us how to live with excellence and leave an enduring legacy – fill our life with love

Love never fails

Loving God:  God first and foremost. Think about a time when the Lord showed you that he loved you.  Take a few moments to voice thanks to God for loving you at that point in your life.

Loving others:  Ask the Lord to help you choose love.  A prayer guide: “Thank you, God, for loving me in spite of my imperfections.  As hard as I try, I admit I have difficulty loving some people.  Help me trust You for the power to love.  Lord, I turn to You for wisdom and a willingness to love others.  Help me to show that I love You by loving others, including ____________.  In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Attitude adjustment: ______________________
Action step: _________________________

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