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."

 

Morning Worship 12/11/2016

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 4:31-37
 
~”I know who You are…”
Demons are not confused at all as to who Jesus is. They want to confuse you as to who Jesus is.
There are at least 2 things that are essential to know about Jesus, they are both in Romans 10:9
 
~Jesus speaks/commands. God does not expend effort as we would, He speaks…
 
~Colder is bolder. Hotter is bolder. Lukewarm is tepid...apathetic.

 

Morning Worship 11/27/16

Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 4:28-31
(Hebrews 12:1-2)
 
The Sin:
Sin is breaking God’s law
 
All sins are mistakes, but all mistakes are not sins
 
The Weight:
Celebrate Recovery — “Our hurts, habits and hang-ups”
Our temptations, addictions, fears, failures memories, worries… our issues
 
Our problem is that we can be guided more by our sins and       issues than by our righteousness (Jesus)
 
The only solution for our sins and issues that Celebrate Recovery or anyone has to offer is Jesus