Sermon Series
  • 1. What Is The Problem?

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2008
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    If our church vanished tomorrow, would our community notice…or even care? This question is a question we need to ask ourselves!

    1. Joke/Story/Multiple choice question (powerpoint) a. I would like you to raise your hand if you think this is the primary purpose of our church. You can vote more than once. i. Our church‟s purpose is conduct worship services that help our people experience God. ii. Our church‟s more

  • 2. Safety Is Not First!

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2008

    Safety first is not a good motto for a Christian. (It must be “Christ First.”)

    Turning Our Church Inside Out – Part 3 – Safety is not first! 1) Opening Illustration: a. Three Amigos b. Clip: "I’m drawing a line." This clip begins in the middle of chapter 11 if you are using a DVD. If you are using VHS, begin the counter at the opening of the movie where the Orion Pictures more

  • 3. Journey In, Journey Out

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2008

    The primary source of our failure to be externally focused Christians and an inside out church is found in the tension between the development of the inward life the saint and his outward life.

    1. I have been talking about letting God turn us inside out. a. Most of my emphasis over these past few weeks has been about letting God use you, about getting your focus off of “your wants and desires” and paying attention to what God is doing and how He wants to change the world through you. b. more

  • 4. Seeing Past The Labels

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2008
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    We tend to think that the whole goal is to “get saved.” But God wasn‟t interested in just saving us a future eternity. Jesus came to start a revolution in the here and now! Jesus came to turn the world right side up and inside out.

    1. Overview and Review a. We have been learning what it means to be turned inside out, both on a personal level and on a church wide level. b. God finds every one of us inside centered, self-focused, self-absorbed, self-interested, and selfish. But that doesn‟t stop Him does it? He found more

  • 5. A Look At Poverty

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2008
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    The two things that break God’s heart are people in need and people in greed. God’s people must be those who minister to those in need and never tainted by greed.

    1. Review and Overview a. We have been talking about letting God turn us inside out and change the focus of our lives from being self-centered, self-interested, and self-absorbed to that of a God centered, Kingdom minded, outward focused people of God. b. This transformation will not come about more

  • 6. Thanksgiving Turns Us Inside Out

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2008

    When our mind is set up on the things of the Spirit, we will be “outward focused.” When our mind is set upon the things of the flesh, we re “inward focused.” Thanksgiving directs our attention toward God.

    1. Review of Inside Out a. We are selfish, self-centered and self-absorbed. b. We turn to meeting our own needs and our own wants all too easily. c. God doesn’t want us to be that way. i. How do I know that? Because that is what is at the core of what we call sin – self. ii. If you think about more