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Sermon Notes

September 16, 2018

Balance

  • Being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion

Ephesians 5:15-17 NLT

So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

Ephesians 4:14-15 NLT

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

We need balance.

1. We are sent out to “preach the Gospel, baptize, and make disciples.”

Matthew 28:19-20 NLT

 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


2. We are his ambassadors.

2 Corinthians 5:20-21 NLT

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

Revelation 2:18-26 NLT

“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Thyatira. This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are like flames of fire, whose feet are like polished bronze:

19 “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. 20 “But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to turn away from her immorality. 22 “Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve. 24 “But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching (‘deeper truths,’ as they call them—depths of Satan, actually). I will ask nothing more of you 25 except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come. 26 To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end,

To them I will give authority over all the nations.


 

Worship Set



Savior’s Here

– Cody Cames and Kari Jobe

Verse 1

You bring hope You bring life

Awaken hearts open eyes

With our voices hear them rise

We call these dry bones to come alive

You are faithful You are true

We can always run to

Pre-Chorus

Love that never fails

Arms that never close

Blood that covers sin

Grace that never ends

Chorus

You have saved us You have won

Sin is broken death is gone

Freedom’s found us breakthrough’s near

In Your presence no more fear

(Our Savior’s here our Savior’s here)

Verse 2

Faith is stirring hearts are free

Chains are broken when we believe

You are mighty You come through

We can always run to

Bridge

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

Our God saves

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

Our God saves

(REPEAT)

Interlude

Yeah

Ending

Oh You save us You save us You save us

Lord You save us You save us You save us

Yeah You free us You free us You free us

Oh You free us You free us You free us

Yeah You heal us You heal us You heal us

Yeah You heal us You heal us You heal us

You’re our Savior our Savior our Savior our Savior

You open the blind eyes

open the blind eyes

Heal our sickness

You alone You opened my blind eyes

Gave me a new life

Oh yeah our Savior’s here

When I Speak Your Name

– (Gateway Worship) Elizabeth Clark and Klaus Kuehn

Verse 1

Jesus the most beautiful name

Of all names

Jesus the only name that brings healing

And strength

When I speak Your name

Mountains move chains are loosed

When I speak Your name

Darkness flees it has no hold on me

Chorus

Jesus the most beautiful name that I know

You’re the exalted One

Jesus You have the power alone

You lift the lowly one (Jesus)

Verse 2

Jesus the most wonderful

Name of all names

Jesus the only name

That brings freedom and hope

When I speak Your Name

Mountains move chains are loosed

When I speak Your Name

Darkness flees it has no hold on me

Bridge

Be exalted be exalted

Be exalted higher and higher

Nothing but the Blood with Jesus’ Blood

– Robert Lowry Arranged by David Shipps and David Wise

Verse 1

What can wash away my sin

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

What can make me whole again

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Chorus

O precious is the flow

That makes me white as snow

No other fount I know

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Verse 2

This is all me hope and peace

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

This is all me righteousness

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Chorus

O precious is the flow

That makes me white as snow

No other fount I know

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Bridge

Jesus’ blood never fails me

Jesus’ blood, Jesus’ blood

Jesus’ blood never fails me

Jesus’ blood, Jesus’ blood

(repeat all 2x)

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Jesus’ blood

Jesus’ blood

Jesus’ blood