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Sermon 8-17-14 Who proves to be a real neighbor?

August 17th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  Who proves to be a real neighbor?
Text:  Luke 10:25-37

How do we show our love for God?
Who is involved in the story?
Who proved to be a neighbor?
Who do you most relate to in the story?
Who is my neighbor?  Who needs mercy?

Agape love is more than knowing what’s right.

Agape love calls us out of our comfort zones
· See the need
· Feel the need
· Touch the need
· Meet the need

Agape love is learned only through God’s help
· Ask God to help you discern how He can meet a legitimate need through you for someone who cannot repay you
· Ask God to help you respond with Christ like love toward your enemies
Þ   Love your enemies
Þ   Do good to those who hate you
Þ   Bless those who curse you
Þ   Pray for those who mistreat you

Ask God to help you know His agape love for you

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Sermon 8-10-14 Can you summarize what God desires most?

August 10th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Series – The Greats: What’s love got to do with it?
Title:  Can you summarize what God desires most?
Text:  Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34

What’s the great and foremost?

What’s the second?

What’s it mean?

What’s the authority behind the answer?

What’s the problem?

What do we do?
· Start with God
· Offer ourselves
· Recite the “Jesus Creed”
· Observe the symbolism and share the stories

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Sermon 7-27-14 What does Jesus want from me?

August 10th, 2014  |    |  Scripture: :-  |  Series:

Sunday, July 27, 2014
What does Jesus want from me?

Text: John 21

Answer:         He wants you and us to know Him and love

Him experientially

How can we experience Him?

· By grace

· By throwing yourself after Him

· By spending time with Him

· By bringing everything on the table

· By knowing your history

· By answering His questions honestly

· By keeping your eyes on Him

· By believing Him

What avenue of fellowship is He talking to you about?

Do you love Me?

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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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