"Risk and Reward"

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“Risk and Reward”

Matthew 25:14-30

November 19, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

1. To whom something is given, something is REQUIRED.

2. Everyone gets an uneven amount of RESPONSIBILITY.

3. We are accountable for that which ISN’T ours.

4. How is my ATTITUDE?

5. May we embrace a LONG - TERM outlook.

"Meantime Living"

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“Meantime Living”

Matthew 25:1-13

November 12, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

1.   The Christian life is a MARATHON, not a SPRINT.

2.   Each of us is expected to make our own PREPARATION.

3.   Preparedness cannot be TRANSFERRED to others.

Question: How can we be prepared for the coming? By participating in and celebrating the many comings of the Messiah:

·         Word

·         Communion

·         Gathering Together

·         Making Disciples

·        Serving the Least of These

"Two in One"

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“Two In One”

Matthew 22:34-40

October 29, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

What does loving God look like?

1.   Give God all of my AFFECTIONS (heart and soul).

2.   Give God all of my ATTENTION (mind).

3.  Give God all of my ABILITIES (strength see Mark 12:30).

What does loving neighbor look like?  SEE ABOVE.

"Citizens of Heaven"

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“Citizens of Heaven”

Matthew 22:15-22

October 22, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

1. Like Jesus, we face tough QUESTIONS.

2. As Christians, we WORSHIP only God.

3. What do we give CAESAR?

4. What do we give GOD?

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"A Kingdom Life"

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“A Kingdom Life”

Matthew 21: 33-46, Proper 22A

By Dr. Bob Lee

Questions to Consider:

1.    Who are the MESSENGERS God sends to us?

2.    What is the FRUIT that God expects of us?

Questions for Application:

3.    What is keeping YOU from bearing fruit in God’s kingdom?

4.    What is keeping OUR CHURCH from bearing fruit in God’s kingdom?

"Responsible Christian Behavior"

Matthew 16:21-28

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“Responsible Christian Behavior”

Matthew 16:21-28

September 3, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

  Read Matthew 16:21-28

1.    Even our closest friends can unknowingly tempt us.

2.    Don’t give the Adversary a foothold. – (Ephesians 4:27)

Questions to Consider:

·       Are we a stepping stone or a stumbling block to others?

·       What needs to change in my life so that I am a responsible Christian to others?

 

"The Voice of Reconciliation"

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Genesis 45:1-15 and 50:20

Psalm 133

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“The Voice of Reconciliation”

Genesis 45:1-15; 50:20

August 20, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

1.    HURTS are real and remembered.

2.    Joseph: an UNEXPECTED response.

3.    Look for CHANGE within and in others.

4.    Can we look for the HAND of God?

"Hold on Tight"

Scripture for this week:

Psalm 145:8-9; 14-21

Genesis 32:22-31

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“Hold on Tight”

Genesis 32:22-31

August 6, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee

Reminders from Jacob at the Jabbok River:

1. When we feel all ALONE, God is there.

2. When we face struggles, let us be determined in FAITH.

3. When God inhabits the IMPERFECT and BROKEN, his healing hope is visible to others.

 

 

 

"Our Kingdom Potential"

Scripture References:

1 John 4:7-9 (NRSV)

Matthew 13:31-33

Worship Bulletin 07/09/2017

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“Our Kingdom Potential”

Matthew 13:31-33

By Dr. Bob Lee

VBS Intro Sermon

 

 

Read Matthew 13:31-33

 

Key Thought: Small things can become great with God.

 

 

1. Never underestimate the importance of small acts of kindness.

 

 

2. Remember that each of us has a place in God’s kingdom.

 

 

3. How can we share Christ’s love to others in unexpected ways?

"ServEvangelism"

Scripture References:

Psalm 100

Matthew 9:35-10:8

Worship Bulletin 06/25/17

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“ServEvangelism”

Matthew 9:35-10:8

June 25, 2017

by Dr. Bob Lee

 

 

 

CBF Field Personnel Sarah and Larry Ballew, serving in Macau, China, share some practical ways to share Christ with our neighbors in the midst of a diverse community and culture:

 

1. Slow down and look around.

 

 

 

2. Pray for points of intersection and relationship.

 

 

 

3. Seek ways to meet needs and to give.

 

 

 

4. Celebrate with those around you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Transformational Discipleship"

Scripture References:

Psalm 8

Matthew 28:16-20

Worship Bulletin 06/11/2017

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“Transformational Discipleship”

Matthew 28:16-20

Trinity Sunday/A and Heritage Day

June 11, 2017

by Dr. Bob Lee

 

 

1.   Discipleship is not:

 

·        an information transfer.

 

·        simply behavior modification.

 

·        a passive activity.

 

·        a performance.

 

2.   Discipleship is a partnership: God does the transforming and people are invited to participate.

 

3.   A Disciple of Jesus: One who obeys the call to follow Jesus and becomes more and more like him.

 

4.   The mark of Christian discipleship is a transformed heart.

 

"Missional Worship"

Scripture References:

John 20:19-23

Acts 2:1-21 (22-41)

Worship Bulletin 06/04/2017

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“Missional Worship”

Acts 2:1-21 (22-41)

Pentecost Sunday - A

June 4, 2017

by Dr. Bob Lee

 

Two Thoughts on Pentecost:

 

Pentecost is more than a noun: We are pentecostal.

 

Spirit-filled

Spirit-led

 

The Church is the mission of God: We are missional.

 

Worship without the church = attractional programs

Worship without the world = a Christian club

Worship without the Spirit = a production

 

Application: As missional people, worship sustains us.  Perhaps the local church is a refilling station.