Sunday, July 25, 2010


I.               Intro – Romans 8:18-27
II.              The Groan
A.     The groan of creation
B.    The groan of the children of God
C.   The groan of the Holy Spirit
III.            The groan comes from our connection with ______________ and _________________
·      Proximity
·      Praying with others = letting the withness inform our prayers
IV.            Conclusion

Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Things to All Men

7.11.10 - Crispin Schroeder
I.               Intro – 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
II.              Freedom and Love
·      Not merely freedom from but freedom to __________________
·      ________________   trumps personal freedom
III.            All Things to All Men…
A.    …Isn’t about faking it with people, or trying to get folks to like us
B.    …Is identifying God in our stories and connecting with others from that point.
·      Paul did this by connecting with folks who were:
Ethnic Jews, Religious Jews, Pagans, and those with weak consciences
C.   “All things to all men” requires that we see ourselves as a work in progress.  Philippians 3:12-14
D.   “All things to all men” involves viewing our past through the lens of Jesus’ work of redemption
IV.            Breaking through the wall of denial
1 John 1:8, Luke 5:31-31, John 9:39-41

Monday, July 5, 2010

2 Ears... 1 Mouth

God With Us With Others: Two Ears, One Mouth
Northshore Vineyard Church
7.4.10 - Crispin Schroeder
I.               Intro – James 1:19
“…Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
II.              Barriers to Listening
1.    We don’t care about what others have to say
2.    Wanting to fix things quickly
3.    Inherited hearing problems
4.    Hot-Button issues
III.            Slowing Down the Conversation through Active and Reflective Listening
When you’re the speaker:
1.    Talk about your own thoughts, your own feelings, your own desires
2.    Try to be concise and focused in your sharing.  Use short sentences.
3.    Correct your partner if you feel he/she has missed something
4.    Continue speaking until you feel understood.
When you’re the listener:
1.    Put your own agenda on hold.
2.    Allow your partner to speak until he/she completes a thought.
3.    Begin the phrase with “what I hear you saying is…” and then try to accurately reflect your partner’s words back.  Avoid judging, interpreting or paraphrasing.
4.    Then ask, “Is that correct?”
IV.           Conclusion