Sermon Notes give additional scripture and questions for the sermon.  You can use them as a small group guide or for your own personal study.

March 24th  Sermon Notes

Passion Project: Week 4 MOSES


Exodus 1:1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:

God’s PASSION PROJECTS  are not a passing phase. God’s people were 400 years in Egypt according to Genesis 14:13.  How does Moses connect with Joseph? How does Jesus connect with Moses? Who can you think of that connects to you? What PASSION PROJECTS came before you?

Exodus 3:12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

A PASSION without God’s control creates pain and suffering. A PASSION PROJECT from God asks us to suffer for others good.  How does the LORD change our hearts to follow Him – when it means we must change and sacrifice (Mark 8:31-38)? How has He changed YOUR heart?

Deuteronomy 34:12 For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Moses’ PASSION PROJECT took God’s people to a Promised Place. Moses’ final PASSION PROJECT was a person (Deut. 34:9) not a place. Neither Moses nor Jesus have a tomb with their bones – they both left people with a plan (John 24:15-25).  How do you prepare for those who will follow you?

March 17th Sermon Notes

Passion Project: Week 3

Jacob’s passion to wrestle with God

Genesis 32:24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

Genesis 32: 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

1. A Passion Project moves us beyond our pervasive imperfections

The story of scripture is not perfect people – but a perfect God with a perfect plan for a perfect Savior.

What imperfections do you struggle with most? What are most obvious to you in yourself, others, or the church?

Jacob’s willingness to struggle changes his name to “Isreal” – becoming the definition of God’s people

How are you wrestling with God? With people? With Sin?


2. Passion Projects require a personal pursuit of God’s plan

Making an individual commitment is a necessary part of following Christ.

How can the Holy Spirit bring harmony to a collection of committed individuals? What is the danger of a collection of passionate individuals?

How are you seeking to encourage others passion for serving Christ? How do you need to be encouraged?


 Jacob’s passions led to a messed up family (Genesis 27:41)

Jesus’ passions lead to a new family of God (Galatians 6:10)


Jacob’s passions led to wrestling with God (Genesis 32:27-30)

Jesus’ passions lead to resisting the devil (Matthew 4:1-11)


Jacob became Israel to fulfill God’s promise to bless all people (Genesis 32:28)

Jesus fulfilled the promise and is the blessing to all people (Galatians 3:14)