SERMON – Matthew 1:18-23 – The Snow Globe Kingdom (Part 3) – Born of the Spirit

 

Matthew 1:18-25 - The Snow Globe Kingdom (Part 3)

Born of the Spirit

Preached by Andrew Ruth
Matthew 1:18-25

(Wonder why we call this "The Snow Globe Kingdom?" We explain it here.)

3 Things the Holy Spirit does.

Story shows us 3 things the Holy Spirit does. 

We see that the HOLY SPIRIT,
1.) Brings order out of chaos.
2.) New Creation of brokenness.
3.) Conceives Jesus as a human, and in human hearts and minds. 

2 Names of Jesus

2 Names tell us who Jesus is and what Jesus will do.

1.) Jesus - Because He, Himself, will save his people from their sins.
2.) Emmanuel - God With Us.

Joseph’s 1 Choice

Joseph still has a choice.
1. Will Joseph abort the King or will he humiliate himself to welcome God's Kingdom?

SERMON: The Way of Jesus (Part 6) – I am Called to SERVE

The Way of Jesus (Part 6): I am Called to SERVE
You don't volunteer at your church, any more than you babysit your own kids.

Pastor Andrew Ruth
February 15, 2015
Romans 12:4-8
Luke 22:24-30
AUDIO
There are dozens of Spiritual Gifts named in the Bible, but this sermon specifically discusses the following gifts named in Romans 12:4-8.

Prophecy

Serving

Teaching

Giving

Leadership

Mercy

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner

So, NEXT STEPS:

1.) Start to identify your unique Spiritual Gifts.
Start by completing this simple assessment, and then find a time to talk to Pastor Andrew or a Spiritual Mentor.
2.) Research the needs around you - at Oakland and in Cleveland.
Your gift was given to meet real needs.
3.) START SERVING AT CHURCH LIKE YOU BABYSIT YOUR OWN KIDS.

 

Weekly Reading Plan

This sermon series includes a weekly Bible Reading Plan.  Each week we read in preparation for the sermon coming next week. Next week we will discuss The Way of Jesus - I am called to GIVE, so this week we will be reading about honor God with our money using this WEEK 7 READING PLAN. Tips and suggested questions available on the PDF.

 TheWayOfJesus-I am called to - Week 7 Reading Slide