Sunday, February 27, 2011

Upcoming Lenten Sermon Series: Prayer.411

March 13—Why Pray?
March 20—Does God Listen?
March 27—How Do I Pray?
April 3—What Gets in the Way?
April 10—Why Pray Daily?

God's Gifts: How Do You Receive Your Gifts?

Last in the series "God Gifts" on spiritual gifts. Sermon February 27, 2011 on Ephesians 4:1-16.

God gives us grace.
We need to know what our gifts are...and aren't.
We are to encourage one another in our gifts, and hold one another in love.
The whole purpose in our gifts is to carry out God's mission and glorify God.

For the first sermon in this series, The Work of the Spirit, February 6, 2011
For the second sermon in the series, How God's Gifts Work, February 13, 2011
For the third sermon in the series, The Gifts Revealed, February 20, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We're All Wet

We had a special service Monday evening, February 21, 2011, where we heard from Rev. Dan Pulver, District Superintendent of the North Oklahoma City District.  The text he preached from was Isaiah 43:1-3, 5-7, 15-21 and 1 John 3:1-3, 11, 16.  The Choir featured this evening was from Mt. Bethel Baptist Church from Langston, Oklahoma.

God's Gifts: The Gifts Revealed

Continuing the Sermon Series, "God's Gifts."  Before the sermon the congregation took a Spiritual Gifts Inventory.  You can discover your spiritual gifts here.

Sermon February 20, 2011, on the text 1 Corinthians 12:3-13, 27-31.

We receive our gifts for use for the common good.
Our gifts are put into service by action.

There are three categories of gifts:
                 Gifts of Word
                 Gifts of Deed
                                                         Gifts of Sign

For the first sermon in this series, The Work of the Spirit, February 6, 2011
For the second sermon in the series, How God's Gifts Work, February 13, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

God's Gifts: How God's Gifts Work

We continued our sermon series "God's Gifts" about the gifts of the Spirit.  Sermon February 13, 2011, on the scripture text Romans 12:1-8.  This week we learned that God's Gifts to us:
Transform us
Unite us
Transforms our world
For the first sermon in the series see, "The Work of the Spirit."

Next week we will look at the Gifts of the Spirit.  Which gifts has God given you?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

God's Gifts: The Work of the Spirit

We began a new sermon series entitled "God's Gifts" about the gifts of the Spirit.  We have had a couple of Sunday school classes studying "Serving from the Heart."  This has brought about discussion on spiritual gifts.

Sermon February 6, 2010 on the scripture 1 Corinthians 2:6-13.  In his week's sermon, "The Work of the Spirit," we learned that the Spirit:

_______________ God to us.

Give us ____________________.

Helps us to __________________ things that are spiritual.

Next week we look at "How God's Gifts Work."

(Sorry this is posted so late, I actually forgot this hadn't been posted yet.  Getting older is a drag!)