Sermons

Remembering The Good Shepherd – Sermon 7-13-14

July 13th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Series: I Shall Not Want
Title:  Remembering The Good Shepherd
Text:  Psalm 23

· Count on the LORD’s preparation

· Carry the LORD’s anointing

· Consider the LORD’s character often

· Claim the LORD’s promises with certainty

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How to live well and die well – Sermon 7-6-14 – Crestwood Baptist Church

July 6th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Series: I Shall Not Want
Title:  How to live well and die well
Text:  Psalm 23:4

I.  Death is a fact of life in this fallen world

· Death is a sure thing

· Death is a sojourn

· Death is a shadow

· There’s grace to match the need

II.  Dark valleys are a fact in this fallen world

· Your God is bigger than your need

· Until we have dealt with the spiritual, we may not know if it’s only physical.

· When He’s all you have, He’s all you need.

· Practice the Body Life card.

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6-29-14 Sermon – Crestwood Baptist Church

July 6th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Greg Cagle, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
The Abundant Life

Faith that saves identifies you with Christ in His death – this is eternal life

Faith that yields/surrenders/submits indentifies you with Christ in His resurrection – this is abundant life

1.         It is one thing to have eternal life by faith; It’s quite

another thing to have the abundant life by faith.

2.         It is one thing for you to become the righteousness of   GOD in Jesus; It is another thing for you to realize His      righteous life is in you.

3.         It is one thing for you to live in Christ; it’s another thing    for Christ to live His life through you.

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“Caught in our own nets” – 6-22-14 worship

June 30th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Mark Brockman, Associate Pastor
“Caught in our own nets”
Matthew 4:18-22

Walk Behind Jesus – Verses 18-19

Walk Away from Self – Verse 20

Walk Toward a real encounter – Verses 21-22

This story appears in all four Gospels . . . it’ll make some good reading this week:

· Matthew 4
· Mark 1
· Luke 5
· John 1

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For His name’s sake – 6-15-14 – Worship

June 30th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Series: I Shall Not Want
Title:  For His name’s sake
Text:  Psalm 23:3

I.  Characteristics of the Shepherd
· The Shepherd restores, renews, and rescues
Conditioned sheep
Careless sheep
Cast sheep

· The Shepherd guides and leads

II. Character of the Shepherd
· His name reflects his attributes and actions

· His name is for His glory and our good

III. Responses for the fame of His name
· Find deep satisfaction in an awesome heavenly Father and share with others

· Cultivate a good name that will magnify Christ’s name

· Honor earthly authorities for the sake of the One with
all authority

· Practice the Body Life card with those closest

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God’s R & R – Sermon 6-8-14

June 8th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Series: I Shall Not Want
Title:  God’s R & R
Text:  Psalm 23:1-2

God made us to rest and He leads us to refreshment

God will lead us to our blessings
· Physical fatigue
· Emotional fatigue
· Spiritual fatigue

God is committed to His glory and the good of His people
· Rest:  free from fear, friction, aggravations, and hunger
· Refreshment:  dew, deep wells, springs, and streams

Response:
· Look up and stay in the Book
Pastor:  Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with
gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
People: Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us,
and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of
His pasture.
Pastor:  Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give
thanks to Him, bless His name.
People: For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His
faithfulness to all generations.

· Body Life Card
· What kind of rest do you most need?
Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Relational

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The simple questions to your basic needs – Sermon 6-1-14

June 8th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sermon Outline
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Series: I Shall Not Want
Title:  The simple questions to your basic needs
Text:  Psalm 23:1

I.  Dissatisfaction in life
Lack of trust in God
Looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places
Lusting for self sufficiency

II. Satisfaction questions
Is the LORD your Savior?
Is the LORD your Shepherd?

III. Satisfaction in life
The LORD is unchanging
The LORD is present
The LORD is personal
The LORD is practical

IV. A humbling realization
Sheep are dumb
Sheep are defenseless
Sheep are dirty
Sheep can find themselves in dire circumstances

Response:
Body Life card
Is the LORD my Savior?
Is the LORD my Shepherd?
What’s my satisfaction level in life, and thus with the LORD?

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Global Disciple Making – Sermon 5-25-14

May 25th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sermon Outline
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Series: Relational Environments
Title:  Global Disciple Making
Text:  Matthew 28:16-20

Our Philosophy:  We seek to be a Christ centered church family

Our purpose motto:  Love God.  Love others.  Live the mission 24/7

Our mission motto:  transforming the world through transformed lives

Mission Statement:
We glorify God by making disciple makers of all peoples through God’s power in relational environments

We      vision                    mission                                   goal                 dependence                       methodology

Christ is our HEAD.  Christ transforms our HEART.  Christ works through our HANDS

I.  The Great Commission (Mt 28:18-20; Mk 16:15; Luke 24:45-49; John 20:21-22; Acts 1:8
God has given us a temporary assignment with eternal impact
The reason that missions exists is because worship of the true God doesn’t.
The great imperative of the Great Commission:  make disciples
The great visionary goal of the Great Commission: God’s glory among all peoples
The great Christ of the Great Commission: our Master and model
As we live life, we live under the authority of a risen King

PRAYER OVER RELIEF BUCKETS

II. The gospel centered components of the Great Commission
Tell the good news of Christ:  Gospel…share the good news
Take a stand for Christ:  Baptism…show the gospel
Teach the commands of Christ:  Scripture…live the gospel
Count on Christ’s empowering presence as we live out the Great Commission and within the context of community

LIVE BAPTISMS

III. The great conclusion
A great gathering (revelation 5:8-9)
A great white throne (Revelation 20:10-15)
A great beginning (revelation 21:3-6)
A great return (revelation 22:17, 20-21)

Our global disciple making strategy:
Pray daily
Give weekly
Send consistently
Partner strategically

INTERVIEW WITH PASTOR CHACKO
1.  How do you make disciples?
2.  What have you seen God do as we partner in India?
3.  What is the first thing you tell new pastors?
4.  What is your greatest challenge to disciple making?
5.  How can we pray for you?

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SENT: Following Jesus Sermon – 5-18-14

May 18th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Series: Relational Environments
Title:  SENT: Following Jesus
Text:  Luke 10

Mission Statement:  We glorify God by making disciple makers of all people through God’s power in relational environments

Discipleship:  Christ is our HEAD.  Christ transforms our HEART.  Christ works through our HANDS

Our Philosophy:  We seek to be a Christ centered church family
· Make much of the name of and missions of Jesus
· Pray for workers
· Observe the principle of receptivity
· Share good works and good news
· Celebrate what God has done

Prayer goals:
Each one reach one, and teach one
Prayer walk and people talk…prayer, care, share
Participate in community to reach the communities
· Do good work unto the Lord and share good news of the Lord
· Is there someone God brings to mind to team up on missions?
· Is there someone God brings to mind to pray that they follow Christ?
· Is there someone God brings to mind to share my storey and to listen to their story?
· Lets’ pray for the surrounding households and cities this week.

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Welcome to Church Family – Sermon May 11, 2014

May 11th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sermon Outline
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Series:  Relational Environments
Title:  Welcome to Church Family
Text:  Ephesians 4

Purpose:                              Love God.  Love others.  Live the mission 24/7.

Mission Statement:        We glorify God by making disciple makers of all people through God’s power in relational environments

Motto:                                                  Transforming the world through transformed lives

Discipleship:                      Christ is our HEAD.  Christ transforms our HEART.  Christ works through our HANDS

·         Jesus is the Head of the Church
·         Every Christ follower is a member of His body
·         Christ appoints ministry leaders
·         Every member is to be ministering, maturing, and on mission

Helps:
·         CBC Family Commitments

·         A Great Commission Sunday School helps connect people to Jesus, His truth, His family, and His mission

·         Care groups help shepherd, fellowship, and equip

·         Equipping classes the months of September and January

·         “ONE” family gathering beginning May 18th
(9AM Prayer, 9:30 Sunday School, 10:45 Worship)

·         Body Life Card – Head.  Heart.  Hands.

“When God’s Spirit Moves” church-wide study on Wednesday nights (6:00pm kids programs begin, 6:15 video begins)

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