Sermon Notes

July 25th

A Study of the Sermon on the Mount ~ Matthew 5-7

The Definition of a Christian

Matthew 7:13-29

A Christian...

  1. Chooses to follow the path of Christ (v 13-14) Narrow & Defined
  2. Bears Christ-like fruit. (v 16-20) Galatians 5:22 also self-sacrifice, a surrendered life and obedience to God  * The things you do proves who you belong to.
  3. Knows God intimately (personally) (v 22-23)  How? By walking in a regular/daily relationship with Him.
  4. Not only hears the things Jesus said, he/she lives by them. (v 24-27)

July 18th

Four Cornerstones for Every Building Project.

Cornerstone #1- The church is not the building; the building is not the church. Matthew 16:16-18

Cornerstone #2 - The church does not NEED a building to be the church.  Acts 2:42-47

Cornerstone #3 - The building CAN enhance and expand the ministry of the church.  Malachi 3:10, Haggai 1:2-6  We are called to gather together.

Cornerstone #4 - Ultimately, any church building must be constructed with the goal of bringing glory to God.  2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 1 Corinthians 10:31

July 11th

A Study of the Sermon on the Mount ~ Matthew 5-7

Jesus' Pattern for Prayer

Matthew 7:7-14

  1. The Promise (v 7-8)  God hears us!
  2. The Principle (v 9-11) Prayer is bringing ourselves so God can spend time with us.
  3. The Purpose (v 12)  God wants us to carry the love of Christ to others.
  4. The Peril (v 13-14)  There is only one way to heaven - through a relationship with Jesus Christ.