What’s the Answer

Sermon scripture: Luke 10:25-37
Sermon point: What must I do to inherit eternal life?
Sermon point: Who is my neighbor?

Extravagant Love

Topic: Our heavenly Father’s extravagant love for us

Sermon scripture: Luke 15:11-31
Sermon point: The Father’s Love
Sermon point: Extravagant in his time (going to the road everyday)
Sermon point: Extravagant in his love & forgiveness (how he welcomed home the son)

Forgiven

Topic: The power of forgiveness

Sermon scripture- Luke 7:36-50
Sermon point: Just like the woman and Simon, everyone is spiritually in debt
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:15-16
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
2 Corinthians 10:12

Sermon point: Just like the woman, we can never repay that debt
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Sermon point: Just like the woman, FORGIVENESS is available for you
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
Isaiah 43:25

Just like the woman, when we know that we are sinners saved by grace GRACE, we become lovers and forgivers communicating hope to others

Losing, Searching, Finding

Topic: Lost sheep that need a Shepherd

Sermon scripture: Luke 15:1-7
Sermon point: Lost Sheep
Sermon point: Searching
Sermon point: Finding

Balancing the Temporal with the Eternal

Topic: Making good choices with what we have

Sermon scripture: Luke 12:15-21

Sermon point- Fear this: Life does not consist in things

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:19-21,24

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalm 14:1

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Matthew 16:26

Sermon point- Fear this: Wealth is not a permanent possession

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
1 Timothy 6:7

Two Builders / Two Foundations

Topic: What are we to build our foundation on

Sermon scripture: Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 6:47-49
A wise builder: Hears the instructions and obeys them.

He builds a house

He builds upon a rock
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:11

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
Ephesians 2:20
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:4-5

He faces a storm
that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Matthew 5:45

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

Difference is the foundation:
In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
1 Timothy 6:19

A foolish builder: Hears the instructions and does not obey them

This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:5

New Wine

Topic: Jesus wants to put something new in us

Sermon scripture: Matthew 9:14-17
14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees
fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”
15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them?
The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.
16 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment,
for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.
17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst;
the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into
new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Sermon point: Wedding Story
He who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom,
who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice.
For this reason my joy has been fulfilled.
John 3:29

Sermon point: Wine Story
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
2 Corinthians 5:17

You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self,
corrupt and deluded by its lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds
Ephesians 4:22-23

Cost of Discipleship

Sermon scripture: Matthew 8:18-22

Sermon Point: The multitude was attracted
Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs,
but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?”
Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
John 6:26,28-29

Sermon Point: To follow Jesus as a disciple means that I must sacrifice!
Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.
Luke 9:23-24

Sermon Point: When Jesus calls we must not hesitate.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
Matthew 10:37-39