Getting our eyes back on Jesus.

Message: The Gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 6:37-40
 
You Go First!
~No longer judgmental
~No longer condemning. Satan condemns, the Holy Spirit      convicts.
~Forgiving of others
~Giving. Being a giver instead of a taker.
 
A transformation from the natural to the supernatural. To be like  Jesus is now the goal.

R.G. LeTourneau,  "If you give      because it pays, then it won't pay.  That is trading, not giving, and God does not do business on that basis."
 
A.W. Tozer, "Remember, my giving will be rewarded not by how much I give but by how much I had left."

Jesus' "Golden Rule"

Message: The Gospel according to Luke

Text: Luke 6:27-36

Politically and Culturally Incorrect

~The Golden Rule—the do’s and the don’ts

~How has Jesus treated you?

Romans 5:8

How have you treated others?

Matthew 25

Getting started:

~When a good thought comes to mind, sometimes we need to stop thinking and start doing. We can overthink things.

~Saying the thing we don’t want to say, doing the thing we don’t want to do, for the person we don’t want to. There’s power in that.

All we need is Jesus.

Message: Under His Wings
Text: Matthew 23:37-38
(Luke 13:34)
 
The difference in growing physically and spiritually.
Luke 18:16-17 Childlike Faith
 
Why do we push away the very things that can help us most?
Matthew 11:28 Come unto Me...
 
 
Ravi Zacharias,  "Jesus saved His strongest words for those who thought themselves strong and His gentlest words for those who saw themselves as weak."
 
Thomas Merton,  "It seems to me the most absurd thing in the world to be upset because I am weak and distracted and blind and constantly make mistakes!  What else do I expect!"

What are you willing to give up for Jesus?

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 6:17-26
 
Crowd
Disciples
Apostles (your calling)
 
It’s not that the crowd is left out, it’s that they wouldn’t want to be included anyway.
 
Poor
Hungry
Weeping
Hated
Left out
Talked about behind your back
—for Jesus’ sake
 
At some point for the crowd to become disciples to become  apostles, choices will have to be made.
It’s not Jesus and _____.  In the end, it’s just Jesus...literally!

Are you a Believer or a Follower?

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 6:12-20
 
(March 19)
NonChristian — Unbeliever
Christian — Believer/Receiver
Disciple — Follower
 
Crowd
Disciples
Apostles
 
Crowd: Needy, curious, interested
Disciples: Followers
Apostles: Sent, messengers, representatives
 
Frist recorded spoken words of  Jesus: Luke 2:49
Last recorded spoken words of   Jesus: John 19:30

The Harvest is ready, are you?

Message: Bro Joey Rupard
Text: Matthew 9:35-10:7
9:36 If we can’t see them, we won’t love them
9:36-38 If we can’t love them, we won’t pray for them
10:1 If we can’t pray for them, we won’t win them
10:2-5 If we can’t win them, we won’t send them

 
Vance Havner,  "The Gospel is not merely something to come to church to hear, it is something to go from church to tell."
 

Morning Worship 03/19/2017

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 5:33-39
 
~Lost — Unbeliever
~Christian — Believer
~Disciple — Follower
 
~Appropriate at the time and      situation. Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, 
Romans 12:15
 
~Like changing seasons or cycles of a disciple. 
Dr James Dobson—2 weeks
 
~The awareness of His presence.
Mother Teresa—Christopher
Hitchens
Jeremiah 29:13

 
 You may find that a relationship with Jesus raises more questions than it  answers.
 

Morning Worship 03/12/2017

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 5:27-32
 
When you look at people, what do you see? What do you think Jesus sees?
 
This is why the Father sent the Son. Why has the Father sent you?
 
Who is the most important person for you to reach? _________
 
First General Baptist is not a   nursing home for saints, but a  hospital for sinners.
 
 
The calling of Matthew
 
I don’t care _______
      Or
I don’t care _______
 
 

Morning Worship 02/26/2017

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 5:17-26
1 Timothy 1:15
 
Who is the worst person in this room?
 
Forgiveness should not create in us a self righteous attitude, but   rather gratitude, for what Jesus has done for us. To be self righteous means you have forgotten what Jesus has done for you. 
 
Oswald Chambers,  "When once you realize all that it cost God to forgive you, you will be held as in a vice, constrained by the love of God."
 
C.S. Lewis,  "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."
 
 

Morning Worship 02/12/2017

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 5:12-16
 
What do you want Jesus to do?
What do you think Jesus wants to do? Miracles happen when these two things match up!
 
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“My grace is enough…”
Paul was not asking for too much, he was not asking for enough.
Is it possible to ask too much of God?
 
“Yes” would have meant weakness, “No” has turned to strength
 

Morning Worship 01/15/2017

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 5:1-11
 
Answering the call:
So what?
Jesus didn’t create the fish on the spot, they were already swimming all around the nets and the boats the whole time.
 
Answering the call:
I haven’t just been taught, I am  being taught.
What Jesus is asking you to do   isn’t just hard, it’s impossible.
 
Franklin Roosevelt. “The hardest thing you will ever do is help     people!”

Morning Worship 12/25/2016

Message: Who is the main character in your Bible?
 
Colossians 1:16
You were born for Him
 
John 3:16
He was born for you
 
Henry Blackaby,  "Part of the Book of Genesis is the record of God     accomplishing His purposes through Abraham.  It is not the   record of Abraham's walk with God.  Can you see the differences of      focus?  The focus of the Bible is God."
 
Mozart,  "Remember, merciful Jesus, that I am the cause of your journey."