Sermons

8-30-15 Sermon

August 30th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

No sermon notes today.

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8-23-15 Sermon and worship -A Difference Maker

August 23rd, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Donnie Patrick, Senior Pastor
Title:  A Difference Maker
Text:  Acts 6

I.  The Distraction in service
¨ The need started over a legitimate concern

II.  The Decision stated
¨ The summons involved the whole congregation

¨ The preacher’s priority stated

III.  The Deacon ministry started
¨ They were solutions to a legitimate concern

¨ They supported the preachers of God

¨ They served the people of God

¨ They were selected primarily based on godly character and godly competency

¨ They submitted to godly authority and approval

¨ They shared in the growth of the gospel and were a cause of church unity

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8-16-15 Sermon

August 16th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

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8-9-15 (Baptism only) – No Sermon or services recorded today.

August 9th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

By request of Pastor Donnie, no sermon or services were recorded today. Thank  you for your understanding. Here is the Baptism for today however.

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7-26-15 – Jonathan Braden – Refuge Ministries

July 26th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

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7-19-15 Sermon

July 19th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Donnie Patrick, Senior Pastor
Title:  Choosing between the bondage of bitterness
and the freedom of forgiveness
Text:  Genesis 50:14-21

I.  Why forgiveness?
¨ We are called to forgive
¨ We are commanded to forgive
¨ We are forgiven by Christ
¨ We are to be conformed to Christ likeness
¨ We forgive in order to close the door on the enemy

II.  What is forgiveness?
¨ Forgiveness is not forgetting
¨ Forgiveness is a choice, a decision of the will
¨ Forgiveness is agreeing to live with the consequences of another person’s sin
¨ Forgive from the heart
¨ Forgiveness is choosing not to hold someone’s sin against them anymore
¨ Forgive others for your sake so you can be free and so you can help others be free

Follow up forgiveness exercise:
¨ Ask God to bring to your mind the people you need to forgive
¨ Write down the names of people who come to your mind
¨ Write “myself” at the bottom of your list so you can forgive yourself
¨ Write down “thoughts against God” at the bottom of your list
¨ Lord, I choose to forgive _______ for _______ because  it made me feel ______________.
¨ Lord, I choose not to hold onto my bitterness and resentment.  I thank You for setting me free from the bondage of bitterness.  I release my right to seek revenge and ask You to heal my damaged emotions.  I now ask You to bless those who have hurt me.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

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7-12-15 Sermon

July 12th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Donnie Patrick, Senior Pastor
Series:  Truth Encounters              Title:  The Battle for Your Mind
Text:  2 Cor. 10:3-6; Phil. 4:4-9

Spiritual warfare requires spiritual weapons of victory

A stronghold is anything that exalts itself in our mind pretending to be bigger, equal to, or more powerful than the true God.

There’s a battle for your mind

Deal with the spiritual first then the physical

We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ

The weapons of warfare are plural
¨ Right praying
¨ Right thinking
¨ Right living

Take home exercises:
1.  Identity exercise:  Prayerfully and reflectively write down every positive or negative identity statement.  Draw a square around those most prominent.  Circle those that are true.  For the next 40 days recognize the truth, renounce the lies, and announce the truth by finding Scripture to replace the lies.  Write the truth as you declare the truth.

2.  Forgiveness exercise: Lord Jesus, I choose to forgive ________ for _______ because it made me feel____________.

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7-5-15 Sermon

July 12th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

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Sermon 6-28-15

June 28th, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

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Sermon 6-21-15

June 21st, 2015  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Donnie Patrick, Senior Pastor
Series: Truth Encounters         Title:  Deception

There’s an all out attack on the Father via the family

It’s an authority issue at the heart of it all

Deception is a slippery slope
¨ Distrusts the goodness of God
¨ Distorts the word of God
¨ Decides to rebel against the authority of God

Death always follows deception

Lessons on Father’s Day
¨ Be present and pursuing not absent or passive
¨ Be a man of your word and align your word with God’s word
¨ Properly love and discipline
¨ Live in the light and take responsibility
¨ Treat God gloriously and your spouse graciously even in the hard times
¨ Leading the family will required consistent obedience, godly sacrifice, and a gospel centered life
¨ Learn from the Perfect Father
¨ Enjoy the blessings of God daily and find satisfaction in God deeply

*Ladies: and children:  Pray for the family, especially the father/Encourage the fathers and honor their honest efforts
*Church:  Pray for the family/Give men an opportunity to gather and a mission field to conquer

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