Teachings

Teaching Notes, Teachings / 03.06.2018

I want to finish up this teaching based upon the phrase, “God is really here among you.” Last week, we looked at: A. Psalm 100v4 - The process of moving into an encounter with God through worship. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. 1. Make the decision to enter 2. Go with gratitude. 3. Advance with praise. 4. Settle in adoration. B. Psalm 22v3 - The Promise of His dwelling. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. The promise that He is drawn to the authentic, clamorously foolish worship of those who are completely dependent on Him. This week, I want to finish this conversation with a third text: C. Psalm 68v24-26 - The promise of His activity where He is worshipped. Your procession has come into view, O God—   the...

Teaching Notes, Teachings / 20.05.2018

1 Cor 14v20,25 “God is really here among you.” v25 …As they listen, their secret thoughts will be laid bare, and they will fall down on their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is really here among you.” With this statement, Paul is revealing a couple of truths that I want to draw our attention to: The normal reality for the Church is that the KNOWN, EXPRESSED Presence of God is to be found when she gathers. He wants to be known and experienced in our gatherings. We are looking at this reality that it is Our Father’s desire to be known in our gatherings. The word known is a word that indicates His desire to be experienced. What I want to draw our attention to is HOW His presence is known and experienced in our gatherings. What are the things we can do to foster and partner with Him to create an environment for His presence? What can we...

Teaching Notes, Teachings / 06.05.2018

1 Cor 14 Let love be your highest goal…but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy… Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Be innocent as babies when it comes to evil, but be mature and wise in understanding matters of this kind. It is written in the Scriptures…As they listen, their secret thoughts will be laid bare, and they will fall down on their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is really here among you.” “God is really here among you.” With this statement, Paul is talking about the results of something that I want to draw our attention to: God wants to be known and experienced in our gatherings. Have we ever considered this as a reality? What if it is not our idea for His manifest presence in our gatherings? What if it...

Teaching Notes, Teachings / 29.04.2018

Vintage Sermons // Greg Sanders // 1 Cor 14 Notes 1 Cor 14 Let love be your highest goal…but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy. For if your gift is the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking to God, but not to people, since they will not be able to understand you. You will be speaking by the power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious. But one who prophesies is helping others grow in the Lord, encouraging and comforting them. A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally in the Lord, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church. I wish you all had the gift of speaking in tongues, but even more, I wish you were all able to prophesy. For prophecy is a greater and more useful gift than speaking in tongues, unless someone interprets...

Teachings / 22.04.2018

Notes 1 Corinthians 13-14v1 There are three things that will endure—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. Let love be our highest goal.. Let Love be your highest goal. Actively chase a life of Love. Love is not an emotion. This love that Paul is talking about is a patiently kind posture of being actively or actionably loving towards others. Restated: Let loving others be your highest life focus. Let the way you love others be the defining aspect of your every day life. What does that look like? Paul is concerned that this young Corinthian culture knows the answer to this question. What does a life of Loving others look like? What does it not? So, he presents a continuum. Am I meaningless noise…? If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the...

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