Sermon Notes for August 16th

2 Peter 1:3-11

2 Peter 1:6 and brotherly kindness, love

Love navigates our lifelong journey

John 13:1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

Love motivates us to serve others

John 13:5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

Love imitates the Lord Jesus Christ

John 13:14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

Love elevates the experience of life

John 13:17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Love authenticates our discipleship

John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Basic outline and scripture taken from “Everything You Need” by Dr. David Jeremiah © 2019 by W publishing

ἀγάπη, agape: Ancient Greek term for unconditional love. Term embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends and persists regardless of circumstance. It goes beyond just the emotions to the extent of seeking the best for others.

         Sermon Notes  for Aug 9th


2 Peter 1:3-11

2 Peter 1:6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness


Godliness as your identity

Godliness is about ownership-live like you belong to Christ

Galatians 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Godliness is about citizenship – keep your eyes on heaven

2 Peter 2:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

Godliness is about stewardship – carry out your assignment

1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Finding Philadelphia (A City of Brotherly Love) Ephesians 4:25-32

Forge your friendships with trust 

Free your relationships from anger

Feed someone who is hungry

Fortify others with your words

Flush bitterness out of your spirit

Find new ways to practice kindness

Forgive others as Christ forgave you


Basic outline and scripture taken from “Everything You Need” by Dr. David Jeremiah © 2019 by W publishing

Part 2 - Pastor Jim Stauffer

Acts 12 - Learning to live in phila-delphia - the state of "brotherly love"

Acts 12:1-5 James is killed Peter arrested Church earnestly prays   

Acts 12:6-11 Peter is rescued Peter is confused Peter is amazed

Acts 12:12 at a house with people he knew who prayed for him