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  • A Heart That Is Powerful Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Jan 18, 2011
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    Adapted from Tim Hawkings book and study Awesome on the inside.

    Awesome on the Inside #1 A Heart that is Powerful Intro: Image is everything It is not hard to understand the message that the media tries to present as the “ideal” teenager or person or family. TV, movies, magazines, internet advertising and radio all tell us how our lives more

  • The New Life In Christ (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Nov 22, 2010

    If we are trying to live our lives under our own steam then we are under legalism. Jesus has set us free from rules and regulations in how we live our life – so we can freely worship Jesus and experience freedom living for him.

    Romans “The New Life in Christ” Romans 5:1-8:39 Intro: Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome addresses: 1. Who needs to be a Christian? 2. Why I need to be Christian? 3. How Can I become a Christian? 4. How does a Christian live his/her life? We have already looked to more

  • Love The Lord Your God: Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Oct 31, 2010
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    The reality is there is no perfect family. There is no perfect parent, parenting style, or parenting trick. “... God is more interested in using broken people than He is creating a better picture.”

    Love the Lord your God Family Camp 2010 Intro: Perfect parents Parenting Beyond your Capacity Book by Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof “God isn’t holding up a perfect picture; He’s writing a bigger story.” Images of what the ideal family is Flood of parenting more

  • Being Friends With God - "Worship" Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Aug 29, 2010
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    What is considered authentic has less to do with what our tastes and likes and dislikes. It has to do with our willingness to surrender ourselves to God almighty, creator of heaven and earth. That is what worship is all about.

    Worship Developing Your Friendship with God (From Rick Warren's "40 Days of Purpose" Intro: Worship Wars Two issues that split the church Finance/Money (or hiring/firing a pastor) Worship (Style and Form) What is authentic worship? AsCo-ordinator of Contemporary service in Athens, more

  • Baptism

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Jul 5, 2010
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    Baptism is significant in that it represents the forgiveness and cleansing from sin that comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Baptism Baptism is significant in that it represents the forgiveness and cleansing from sin that comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Purpose of Baptism: • Water Baptism identifies the believer with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. “We were therefore more

  • Who Do You Turn To When Life Turns Bitter? Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Jun 28, 2010
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    Are you disappointed in life? You need to hear this message. It is easy to be content when things are going well – but like the Israelites when life turns bitter we become disappointed. God wants to teach us to be content not just when things go our way –

    The Song of Moses and Miriam “Who [or what] do you turn to when life turns bitter?” Exodus 15 INTRO: Leaving Egypt was life changing. Ended more than 400 years of slavery Moses was at first an unwilling leader Spent 40 years in wilderness Hebrews needed to trust God Miracles to show more

  • Sending "Beautiful Feet" Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on May 15, 2010
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    Baptist Union of New Zealand's Self Denial Appeal for their mission agency Tranzsend.

    Call to Worship: Psalm 99:3-4 Self Denial Appeal #1 Sending “Beautiful feet” INTRO: Look at your feet. Aren’t they beautiful? READ Isaiah 52:7 The messenger – says to Zion (the people of God) Not the heathen/unbelievers God promises restoration following more

  • God Promises Deliverance Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Apr 21, 2010
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    God’s Dreams Are Bigger Than Yours

    God Promises Deliverance Ex 6:1-12 INTRO: Exodus – story of Moses is about rescue/obedience Covenant relationship since Genesis “You will be my people and I will be your God.” Since the opening chps – Israelites were oppressed From a position of privilege (end of more

  • Jesus Is King

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Apr 5, 2010
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    The story of the Bible is the greatest of all stories. It is the story of Christ and His entering into the struggle of humanity in order to rescue his fallen creation. The great story of Christ permeates all of Scripture including every individual scene.

    A great story is held together by a great plot One overarching theme, which binds every scene together Compelling lead character – a dangerous dilemma involving loss of certain order, the lead characters attempt to solve the problem and restore order, a villain, a companion or more

  • Growing As Christians

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Dec 21, 2009
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    Tools to helps us continue to grow strong in the faith

    Growing as Christians Intro: 1. Attend Church Worship Regularly Church is not a building A large family of people A place where people are taught o come to God through his son Jesus Read: Hebrews 10:24-25 Electronic culture disembodies and separates us from those closest to us. more

  • Living An Extraordinary Life

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Nov 18, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    What about us, do we want to live ordinary lives, or extraordinary lives? Even as Christians we can live ordinary lives.

    INTRO: Movie Hitch w/ Will Smith scene near end of movie where he goes to talk to Eva Mendes’s Character Because he is love struck he can’t get a word our straight She walks past him, and down the stairs She says, perhaps he was right ... perhaps they should just live their own lives He says, more

  • Light And Salt

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Nov 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Christians are called to be radically different from non-Christians. We cannot escape this reality if we choose to be serious followers of Jesus

    Intro: Values and standards competing against each other Most western countries are pluralistic in both RACE and RELIGION Christianity, Islam, Secularism, Materialism and Cults all competing for the soul of a country WHO WILL WIN? [Phil. 2:9-11] == "Every knee will bow more

  • God's Vision For His Church

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Oct 13, 2009
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    A church must seek change in order that it continue to be relevant John Stott promotes this while holding on the 4 essential marks

    ***NOTE*** I have to confess that at a late hour the night before preaching this sermon the ’goat’ ate my sermon and 11 months of sermons in a folder on my computer. I had to re-write it late that night. I was desperate so I used more of John Stott’s words than was in my original script. I am more

  • Spirtitual Maturity

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Aug 31, 2009
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    How many people have professed Jesus and never grown? They professed Jesus years ago and have remained spiritual babes for years. They never discern fully right from wrong.

    Heb 5:12-14 (13) INTRO: Peter Pan Syndrome 1. A person becomes immature because he refuses to grow up spiritually The Hebrew believers refused to move beyond the first principles of God’s Word. "First principles" (stoicheia tēs archēs) means the basic principles of God’s more

  • Being Like God Series

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Aug 24, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    In our modern world we don’t have room for God. We have sent humans to the moon, and cured a great many diseases and illnesses. Perpetrating the myth religion was invented by scientifically naive people.

    INTRODUCTION: God created the world In our modern world we don’t have room for God Send man to the moon Cure diseases and illnesses Perpetrating the myth Religion was invented by scientifically naive people Not understanding the world and the natural laws that govern it Created God more