Sunday, August 29, 2010

Prayer Pt. 3: Together

Prayer: Together
Speaker: Crispin Schroeder
I.               Intro: Roseto, Pennsylvania and Heartburn
II.              Jesus Heals More than Physical Ailments and Diseases
·      The Leper (Luke 5:12-16)
·      The Demonized Man (Luke 8:26-39)
·      The Woman with a 12 Year Hemorrhage (Luke 8:40-48)
·      Jesus – God is Salvation, and salvation is a bigger deal than just one’s soul.
III.            Prayer and Togetherness – Confession and Prayer for One Another
(James 5:13-16)
A.    Pastors and Priests
B.    Shame and Isolation (Psalm 32:3-4)
C.   Step 1 of the 12 Steps - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable.  This admitting is not simply to oneself, though that’s a start, but admitting to others.
D.   A Healing Community
E.    TIE Groups
IV.            Conclusion

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prayer Pt. 2: Intercession

Prayer: Intercession
Speaker: Crispin Schroeder
I.               Why Pray? – If God is in control of everything then why should we even bother to Pray?
A.    The original call of humans – Humans were created in God’s image and given  _____________________________,  _____________________________ and __________________________________. (Genesis 1:27-28)
B.    Humans used their free will to disobey God and thus handed over their authority to the enemy.
C.   The great commission (Matthew 28:19)
D.   God brings forth his kingdom with people who choose to respond to him and be a part of his work.  The body of Christ (1 Cor 12:17)
E.    “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matthew 6:10).  We pray for God’s kingdom to come precisely because there are many things going on that are not God’s will.
II.              Intercession – the action of intervening on behalf of another
• the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another person : prayers of intercession. 1Timothy 2:1-8
A.    Pray for everyone especially rulers and authorities
B.    Pray for folks to encounter Jesus
C.   Pray instead of complaining and getting angry
D.   A picture of intercession (Luke 5:17-26)
III.            Conclusion

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Who is My Enemy?

Who is My Enemy?
Speaker: Crispin Schroeder
Northshore Vineyard Church
I.               Spiritual Warfare – 2 Pitfalls
1.    Obsession With the Devil
2.    Rationalism
Theodin: “I will not risk open war”
Aragorn: “Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.” (from Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers)

II.              The Enemy and the Fight (Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 4:4)
A.    The enemy behind your enemy (a modern parable)
B.    “Love your enemies…” Matthew 5:43-48

III.            The Trap and The Way
A.    The Trap - One of the greatest traps we can fall into in the Christian life is when we fail to distinguish the real enemy of our lives and to fight with the weapons of the world.
·      Peter cuts off a servants ear
·      James and John wish to call down fire
B.    The Way
·      Jesus loved his enemies and even prayed for them from the cross
·      Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16:25-34)
·      Ruby Bridges

IV.            Conclusion (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)


A. God has called all of his people to be signposts along the road of life, pointing to the life of the future, and the life of His kingdom.
B. After Jesus went to heaven, his followers got busy being signposts.
C. The Church (the Jesus followers) are to show the world, through their lives, what things would look like if God were running the world.
A. Matthew 6:33 (the Message) – “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God provisions. Don’t worry about missing out (on stuff). You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” B. In order to be a signpost to the kingdom, there’s going to be some risk involved.
1. Risk of money, time, energy, comfort, safety . . .
A. It seems that the only people who will really get to experience the depths of Jesus’ promise to sustain them through life are the ones who pursue His kingdom with their whole lives.