The Journey – Josh Gray

Philippians 1:3-11

I thank my God every time I remember you. (Philippians 1:3)

1. My Story Here
The Great Commandment Love of God
Love of Others
The Great Commission
Love of the Community (Make Disciples)

2. I Thank God for My Story Here
Philippians 1:3-11

3. A Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission
Stay Committed

A Time for Every Purpose – Tommy Artmann

 

The Way of Celebration

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

  1. Everything Has A Season.For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (3:1)
  2. Difficult Times Are Part of Life.A time to dies…to plant…to kill…to tear down…to cry…to grieve…to scatter stones…to turn away…to quit searching…to throw away…to tear…to be quiet…to hate…for war.

3. Good Times Are Part of Life.

A time to be born…to harvest…to heal… to build up…to laugh… to dance…to gather stones…to embrace…to search…to keep…to mend…to speak…to love…for peace.

4. The Sum of Life

Fear God and obey His commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Godwill judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good for bad. (12:13,14)

The Way of Celebration Pentecost Sunday  – Tommy Artmann

The Source of Life ~ Acts 1:6-8
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. – Acts 1:8 

1. Present Worries 

When the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking Him, “Lord, has the time come for You to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” (1:6) 

2. Power for Living 

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. (1:8a) 

3. Purpose in Life 

And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere— in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (1:8b) 

Mother’s Day ~ Celebrating Our Mothers – Tommy Artmann

A Woman Greatly Praised
Proverbs 31:10-31

The Value of a Mother
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. (31:10)

The Virtues of a Mother
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. (31:26)

The Victory of a Mother
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” (31:28,29)

The Way of Celebration – Tommy Artmann

Joy Made Complete ~ John 15:10-12

I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! (John 15:11)

1. Obedience:TheGatewaytoJoy

When you obey My commandments, you remain in My love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in His love. (15:10)

2. Overflowing Joy: God’s Desire for Our Lives

I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will over- flow! (15:11)

3. Overcoming Love: A Life of Joy

This is My commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. (John 15:12)

The Way of Faith – Tommy Artmann

All Scripture is Inspired by God ~ 2 Timothy 3:14-17

“O Give Me That Book!” – John WesleyAll Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

(2 Timothy 3:16,17)

All Scripture is God-breathed

All Scripture is Useful

All Scripture Equips Us

Holy Ground – Sharonda Medina

Bare Feet on Holy Ground

 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

The Way of Faith – Tommy Artmann

Attitudes and Actions ~ Philippians 4:8-9

One final thing, fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)

  1. Thoughts Determine Actions and Attitudes.One final thing, fix your thoughts … (Philippians 4:8a)
  2. Right Thinking / Right AttitudesWhat is true, and honorable, and right, and pure and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8b)
  3. Keep Thinking Right and Acting Right.Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9)

The Way of Faith – Tommy Artmann

The Benefit of Church

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself. (Ephesians 1:22-23)

  1. Jesus Lives to Benefit the Church

    God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church. (Ephesians 1:22)

  2. The Church is His Body

    And the church is His body. (Ephesians 1:23a)

  3. Jesus Completes Us Through the Church

    It is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself. (Ephesians 1:23b)

He Is Risen! – Tommy Artmann

How Not to Die! ~ Matthew 28:1-10
“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen.” (Matthew 28:6)

1. The Love of Life
I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. (Ecclesiastes 8:15)

2. The Fact of Death

No one can keep from dying or put off the day of death. That is a battle we cannot escape; we cannot cheat our way out. (Ecclesiastes 8:8)

3. How Not to Die – The Way of Life

“Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead!” (Matthew 28:7)

When our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, the Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
(1 Corinthians 15:54,55)