Sunday, June 27, 2010

God With Us With Others

                  Intro – John 4:1-42
In this story we see Jesus breaking through the barriers of…
                  Culture, Nationality, Ethnicity, Sex/Gender, Shame, Intellect, and Religion
                  Jesus is jumping every fence to reveal the boundary transcending love of God to her
                  In Christ there are no barriers
                  In Jesus we are reconciled and reconnected to God. Every barrier that has kept us estranged from God has been dealt with. (Gal 3:28, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Colossians 3:11, Ephesians 2:13)
                  Love Unbounded
                  Bounded Set __________________________________
                  Centered Set  __________________________________


Sunday, June 20, 2010

God With Us

I.               Intro – John 2:1-11
God loves us not from a ___________________ but by entering into our ____________________.
It’s not a matter of “If you build it they will come” but rather if you go the ________________________ just may come.
Jesus said as much with his _____________ as he did with his words.
II.              The Incarnation and Incarnational Ministry
John 1:14
The Word became flesh and blood,
      and moved into the neighborhood.
   We saw the glory with our own eyes,
      the one-of-a-kind glory,
      like Father, like Son,
   Generous inside and out,
      true from start to finish.
III.            Love and Listen
Romans 13:8-10 (the Message)
8-10Don't run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don't sleep with another person's spouse, don't take someone's life, don't take what isn't yours, don't always be wanting what you don't have, and any other "don't" you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself. You can't go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I.               Intro – Matthew 25:14-30
II.              Whose Money is it Anyway?
A.    My money?
B.    God’s money?
III.            A Question of Stewardship
2 responses from the parable:
A.    Inaction motivated by fear or complacency
B.    Action motivated by a desire to honor God through stewardship
IV.            How Can We Become Better Stewards?
A.    Learn to live simply
B.    Get out of debt
C.   Become a giver
V.             Q&A
Recommended Reading: The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
*Also if you have further questions on getting your personal finances in order contact Josh McInteer at