"Responsible Christian Behavior"

Matthew 16:21-28

Download our September 3 Worship Bulletin HERE

Sermon Notes

“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"

Download the 8/20/17 Worship Bulletin HERE

Genesis 45:1-15 and 50:20

Psalm 133

Sermon Notes

“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

Sermon Notes

“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

Sermon Notes:

“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?


Scripture References:

Psalm 100

Matthew 9:35-10:8

Worship Bulletin 06/25/17

Sermon Notes:


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

Sermon Notes:

“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

Sermon Notes:

Sermon Notes

“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.





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.




"A Living Faith"

Scripture References:

1 Peter 3:18-22

John 14:15-21

Worship Bulletin 05/21/17

Sermon Notes:

Sermon Notes

“A Living Faith”

John 14:15-21

Sixth Sunday of Easter - A

May 21, 2017

by Dr. Bob Lee


Jesus promised to send a Helper (the Holy Spirit).  How does the Holy Spirit help us live out our faith today?


1.   The Spirit teaches and reminds us of Jesus’ commands. – John 14:26


2.   The Spirit convicts people of sin. – John 16:8


3.   The Spirit guides into all truth. – John 16:12


4.   The Spirit speaks to us. – John 16:13


5.   The Spirit brings glory to God. – John 16:14


"A Trusting Faith"

Scripture References:

1 Peter 2:2-10

John 14:1-4

Worship Bulletin 05/14/2017

Sermon Notes:

“A Trusting Faith”

John 14:1-14

Fifth Sunday of Easter - A

May 14, 2017

By Dr. Bob Lee


Jesus said, “Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me.” (John 14:1, MSG)


On the way to a trusting faith:


1.   Jesus meets us in our fears.  Perhaps he understood separation anxiety. – vv. 1-4


2.   Jesus shows us the character and nature of God. – vv. 7,9


3.   Jesus becomes our way to God. – vv. 5-6


4.   Jesus equips us for service to God. – v. 12

"Stories of Faith"

Scripture References:

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

Worship Bulletin 04/30/17

Sermon Notes:

“Stories of Faith”

Luke 24: 13-35

Third Sunday of Easter

April 30, 2017


1.   Sometimes we look for God in the wrong places:


·        Not in the


·        Not in the


2.   The Gospel story is a clue where to find Christ:


·        In the word.


·        At table.


·        In a conversation that Jesus transforms.



"The Spectrum of Faith"

“The Spectrum of Faith”

John 20:19-31


Faith Defined in the Bible: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)


Question: Where are you on the spectrum of faith?




1. Room for _____________

    makes trusting possible.



2. Faith puts trust in a





3. Community ____________




4. At some point, we have to ________ ____.