Sunday, May 30, 2010

Anxiety, Sin and Grace

I.               Text Luke 12:13-32 (NIV)
II.              What is this Thing We Call Sin?
A.    Sin lists
B.    Sin vs. Sins
C.   The sin progression
1.    ____________________________
2.    ____________________________
3.    ____________________________
4.    ____________________________
5.    ____________________________
6.    ____________________________
7.    ____________________________
III.            Sin Acts in Response to Anxiety
IV.            The Only Antidote to Anxiety is Grace

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Generous Life: A Generous Response to a Generous God

Generous Life
I.               Framing the Conversation (Matthew 18:21-35)
A.    A Generous Response to a Generous God
B.    The Mark of New Covenant People – Loving God and Loving Others (Matt 22:37-39)
II.              Why and How Should We Give? (1 Corinthians 9:6-15)
A.    Cheerfully and Not Out of Guilt or Compulsion
B.    Sowing and Reaping – (Not a formula but a principle of life)
C.   With Indifference to Money
D.   So That We Can Be Increasingly More Generous (You are not the point of God’s blessings but a point in what God wants to do through you and your finances)
III.            Where Do We Give? (Acts 4:32-35)
A.    The Church Organized
B.    The Church Organic
C.   The Church Local
IV.            The Discipline of Giving – How to Live a Life that is Consistently Generous
A.    Live Simply
B.    Get Out of Debt
C.   Budget for Generosity
“Make as much as you can.  Save as much as you can.  Give as much as you can.”—Martin Luther
V.             Conclusion – Q&A

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Artificial Life

I.               Texts – Luke 6:37-43, Genesis 3:1-12
II.              The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
A.    Corruption in our genes – judgaholics.
B.    Humans are forever drawn to knowledge, mistaking it for life
C.   Judging is the illusion of living which keeps us from truly seeing ourselves or others.
III.            Eye Surgery
A.    How to remove an embedded plank from your eye
B.    New sight
IV.            Checking for Vital Signs – How to tell if the life you live is real or artificial.
A.    Judging without being judgmental, confrontation in humility
B.    The question is not whether God is on our side but whether we are on God’s side.
C.   Giving and forgiving

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Joy, Fear, and Struggles of Motherhod

The audio from May 9, 2010 is taken from a panel discussion which featured 4 mothers at different phases of motherhood discussing their joy, fears, and how they encountered God in motherhood.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What's the Point?

What’s the Point?
Northshore Vineyard Church 5.2.10
Speaker – Crispin Schroeder

I.               Intro: WHY FRUIT? Galatians 5:22-23
II.              The Way of Freedom - Galatians 5:1,13-15
·      There is a way that seems right (Prov. 16:25)
·      You are not ____________ point but _____________ point.
III.            So… Why Fruit?

IV.            Conclusion – Galatians 5:16-23