Sermon Notes for February 2nd

I said this you heard that

Week #1

Starting Points:

1.You uniquely reflect the image of God. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:14)

2.Each one of us falls short of that original perfection. (Romans 3:23)

3.Jesus Christ offers God’s grace to redeem you. (Romans 3:24)

4.Therefore:  Paul writes to the believers in Ephesus to encourage and instruct them in living as followers of Christ. (Ephesians 4)


Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.


Understanding the four temperaments:

Sanguine: “Yellow” –  Peter                   Chloeric: “Red” –  Paul



Phlegmatic: “Green” - Moses                Melancholic: “Blue”- Abraham




Take a temperament assessment ( What do you think are the most important words you need for “building you up”?

         Sermon Notes  for January 19th


I’m In

Week 3 – I’m Influential

Influence – the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command (Merriam-Webster)

God is the OG influencer

• He created everything – including us – for good purposes

• He gave us the freedom to choose how we will live

• He empowers us and calls us to do good, and He holds us accountable to doing it

There are, however, also bad spiritual influences, which God calls us to resist! We are in a spiritual war.

God calls the Church to be a good influence on one another – to…

• love and honor one another

• encourage one another and build one another up

• pray for one another

• bear one another’s burdens and comfort one another • teach and counsel one another

• help and provide for one another

• rebuke and restore one another

God calls the Church to influence the world – in particular, Jesus calls us to do what He did:

• care for those on the margins

• heal the sick

• feed the hungry

• give to the poor • visit those in prison

• care for the widowed and orphaned

• preach the Gospel

The greatest influence we can be is to help somebody become a disciple of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28). This includes a few things:

1. introduce them to God

2. share the Gospel with them

3. explain to them how to respond to the Gospel appropriately, and invite them to do so

4. baptize them

5. invite them into the fellowship of believers and teach them how to obey everything Jesus taught