Monday, December 28, 2009

Good News for People with Bad Credit

Sunday Sermon
December 27th 2009
Rhema Community Church

Sermonic Skeleton

Sermonic Pericope: ESV 2 Kings 4:1-7 Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves." 2 And Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?" And she said, "Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil." 3 Then he said, "Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. 4 Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside." 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. 6 When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another." Then the oil stopped flowing. 7 She came and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

Sermonic Theme: God’s miraculous power (Miracles)

Sermonic Subject: Prophetic Ministry

Sermonic Tension: Elisha can’t be wrong. (Stop using credit, start using cash)

Sermonic Disclaimer: This sermon presentation is not intended for “Wall Street” this sermon is intended for “Y'all Street”.

Sermonic Objective: This OT story teaches us how to live after a love one dies and leaves us in financial debt.

Sermonic Sentence: God wants us to live debt free.

Sermonic Question: Is there any oil in your house? (What have you in the house?)


Sermonic Structure:

A. Pain is a resource
B. Prophetic ministry is a resource
C. People are a resource

A. Obey God’s word
B. Go to work

A. Work toward paying off your debt
B. Pay off your debt
C. Stay out of debt

Monday, December 14, 2009

Who are you walking with?

Sunday Sermon
December 13th 2009
Rhema Community Church

Sermonic Skeleton

Sermonic Pericope: ESV Galatians 5:16-26 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Sermonic Theme: Saved & Set Free (The Doctrine of Justification)

Sermonic Theme: The Fruit of the Spirit

Sermonic Tension: The desires of the flesh are against the Spirit.

Sermonic Sentence: Walk with the Spirit it’s the right choice.

Sermonic Subject: “WHO ARE YOU WALKING WITH?”

Sermonic Structure:

I. Are you walking according to the flesh? (V. 16-21)

II. Are you walking according to the Spirit? (V. 22-26)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free to Love

Sunday Sermon
December 6th 2009
Rhema Community Church

Sermonic Skeleton

Sermonic Pericope: ESV Galatians 5:2-15 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. 7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view than mine, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11 But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 12 I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Sermonic Theme: Saved & Set Free (The Doctrine of Justification)

Sermonic Subject: Faith working through love. (Saved by faith alone not works.)

Sermonic Tension: The works of the flesh.

Sermonic Sentence: Love set us free.

Sermonic Help: In Christian theology, the ability to love is a vital aspect of being created in God’s image and regenerated by the Holy Spirit’s power. In 1 John 4.7-11, we read, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this love of God was manifested in us that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

Love luv (אָהֵב, ’āhēbh, אַהֲבָה, ’ahăbhāh, noun; φιλέω, philéō, ἀγαπάω, agapáō, verb; ἀγάπη, agápē, noun): Love to both God and man is fundamental to true religion, whether as expressed in the Old Testament or the New Testament. Jesus Himself declared that all the law and the prophets hang upon love (Mt 22:40; Mk 12:28-34). Paul, in his matchless ode on love (1 Cor 13), makes it the greatest of the graces of the Christian life—greater than speaking with tongues, or the gift of prophecy, or the possession of a faith of superior excellence; for without love all these gifts and graces, desirable and useful as they are in themselves, are as nothing, certainly of no permanent value in the sight of God. Not that either Jesus or Paul underestimates the faith from which all the graces proceed, for this grace is recognized as fundamental in all God’s dealings with man and man’s dealings with God (Jn 6:28 f; Heb 11:6); but both alike count that faith as but idle and worthless belief that does not manifest itself in love to both God and man. As love is the highest expression of God and His relation to mankind, so it must be the highest expression of man’s relation to his Maker and to his fellow-man.

(John 3.16, 13.34-35; 14.21; 17.26; Romans 5.8; 1 Thessalonians 3.12; 1 Corinthians 16.14; II Peter 1.7; 1 John 4.18. See Matthew 5.44-46; John 15.12-13; Romans 13.8-10; Galatians 5.6, 22; 1 John 4.7-20; Revelation 3.19)

Sermonic Title: “FREE TO LOVE

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