Famous Last Words Follow Me

INTRODUCTION:  Famous Last Words of Jesus.  “Im going to my Father and Your Father.”  (John 20) Today we’re looking at some of Jesus famous last words in John 21.  There’s a lot that happens in this chapter and we’ll look at that at a later time.  So today we’re going to pickup in the middle of a conversation that Jesus …

Famous Last Words My Father and Your Father

INTRODUCTION:  Today we begin a new series on the last words of Jesus He spoke after His resurrection and before He ascended to Heaven.  As I study the last words of Jesus I discovered that His words will help us today in the midst of this crisis we’re all facing.  Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts give one chapter to the …

The Hope of Easter

Easter was the greatest event that ever happened.  In fact, it’s the focal point of history.  All of history is divided into A.D. and B.C. by this event.  What makes it so special?  Why is it such a big deal?  Why will over a billion people celebrate Easter this weekend around the world?  Because it proved who Jesus was.  Jesus …

SACRED PURPOSE

TEXT:  Mark 11:1-11 “As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. …

Rebuilder of the Broken – Courage

INTRODUCTION:  We’ve been in a series talking about a man named Nehemiah who is known for returning to a Jerusalem whose walls were destroyed and it’s gates burned.  And in 52 days Nehemiah completes the task of rebuilding the wall after communicating the vision to the people and then the people cooperating and working in unity with the vision God …

Rebuilder of the Broken – Confidence

INTRODUCTION:  If we’re going to be rebuilders of the broken we need compassion, cooperation and a cause.  Today we’re going to be talking about CONFIDENCE.  CONFIDENCE- The quality or state of being certain.  Feeling certain!  I know that I know!  But sometimes it can be difficult to be CERTAIN (Confident) when we’re living in uncertain times.  Nehemiah had to overcome …

Rebuilder of the Broken – The Cause

INTRODUCTION:  Rebuilder of the Broken.  Compassion.  Compassion will cause me to CALL ON GOD, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND MOVE OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE.  Cooperation.  For there to be cooperation we RECOGNIZE THE VISION, RECOGNIZE THE SOURCE OF THE VISION, DO MY PART. The Cause If I’m going to be a Rebuilder of the Broken I must TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE …

Rebuilder of the Broken – Cooperation

INTRODUCTION:  Last week we started this series in Nehemiah.  “Rebuilder of the Broken.”  Nehemiah is known  for mobilizing a group of people to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and complete in just 52 Days.  Many use the book of Nehemiah for leadership growth.  It really is amazing how God used Nehemiah as a leader to rebuild the wall.  In this …

Rebuilder of the Broken – Compassion

INTRODUCTION:  Following over 60 years in Babylonian captivity God moves on the heart of the ruler of Babylon, King Cyrus of Persia, to issue an edict stating that willing Jews can return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and the city.  A man named Ezra takes leadership and after opposition the work is completed around 515 BC.  After the temple …