I Belong: In Friendship

Date: May 19, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: 1 Samuel 20:1-34
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson: Belonging In Godly Friendships Brings Great Security To Our Lives

Characteristics of Godly Friendships:

  1. Faith
  2. Loyalty
  3. Trust
  4. Suffering
  5. Challenge
  6. Honor
  7. Encouragement
  8. Sacrifice
  9. Love

 

 

 

I Belong: Through Baptism

Date: April 28, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Romans 6:1-11
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson: Belonging in Baptism is the first step of obedience after receiving by faith Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Why is Baptism such a Big Deal?

  1. Picture of Salvation
  2. Public Profession of Faith
  3. Proclamation of New Life

 

 

I Belong: In Membership

Date: April 21, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson: Membership in a local church is an active reflection of a personal conviction to follow Christ and to be a part of His body.

The Business of the Church is:

1. The Salvation of those without Christ
“A healthy Church reflects a mutual commitment to a singular cause – the Great Commission of Christ.”

2. The Maturity of those with Christ
This occurs through the study and application of His word

3. Service in love to grow the body of Christ
Service reflects that I belong to Christ and His people
Service stems from our Relentless Pursuit of our:
a. Passions
b. Purpose
c. Priorities 

 

I Belong: In Community

Date: April 14, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-23
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson: True Community Finds Identity In Jesus and In His Church

A People of Grace
A People of Wisdom
A People of Mystery
A People of Destiny
A People of Inheritance
A People of Praise
A People of His Spirit
A People of Faith
A People of Love
A People of Thankfulness
A People of Power

The People of Christ

 

 

I Belong: To God

Date: April 7, 2013
Speaker: Michael Carney
Scripture: Galatians 4:3-9
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Lesson: The Rewards of Belonging to God Require a Response on Our Part

Rewards:

  • Salvation
  • Separation
  • Spirit

Response:

  • Faith – Ephesians 2:8-9  (For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.)
  • Repentance – Acts 2:38 (And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.)
  • Obedience – Isaiah 1:18-20 (“Come now, let us reason[a] together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”)