Sunday, October 19, 2014

WEiRD in a God Way

WEiRD (Because Normal Isn't Working) Matthew 7:13-14, 5:1-10

Focus: Being WEiRD in a God way goes way beyond being weird in a good way.

I. If you want what NORMAL people have, do what NORMAL people do. But if you want what FEW people have, do what FEW people do.

II. WEiRD looks like...

...Admision gained by ADMISSION

Matthew 7:13-14 New International Version (NIV) The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 5:1-10 New International Version (NIV) Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lift Off - How Does Faith Relaunch?

Acts 4:1-20, Acts 5:27-39

Focus: Faith is the most confused, misused, and abused concept in religion.

I. The BIBLE tells me so? Faith like a CHILD.

II. His followers were convinced that JESUS was not the MESSIAH. Luke 24:19-21

III. His followers felt COMPELLED to spread the news of the RESURRECTION.

IV. His followers didn't teach what JESUS TAUGHT they taught HIS RESURRECTION.

V. Who is JESUS?