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You Have Mighty Source

You Have Mighty Source

You Have a Mighty Source

Sermon Description

This series begins with an invitation from Pastor Allen to read through our Bibles in a year. As we accomplish that together, we learn not only the storyline of the Bible, but also gain knowledge that enables us to tell the whole story of the Bible ourselves. “We Have a Mighty Source” is at the heart of this discussion; recognizing and understanding our abilities and opportunities are directly proportional to the assets of that same source. If God is our source, the limiting factor becomes Almighty God Himself. Pastor Allen invites us in a daily exposure to Scripture, to consider God is our source. The Bible tells us that He is the author of life. He gives us breath. He is our Redeemer. And the story begins in the book of Genesis with the story of creation, revealing an all knowing and all powerful God – a God concerned with all mankind. He gives us hope and a future. He is our mighty source.

The Patriarchs

Sermon Description

This series begins with an invitation from Pastor Allen to read through our Bibles in a year. As we accomplish that together, we learn not only the storyline of the Bible, but also gain knowledge that enables us to tell the whole story of the Bible ourselves. “We Have a Mighty Source” is at the heart of this discussion; recognizing and understanding our abilities and opportunities are directly proportional to the assets of that same source. If God is our source, the limiting factor becomes Almighty God Himself. Pastor Allen invites us in a daily exposure to Scripture, to consider God is our source. The Bible tells us that He is the author of life. He gives us breath. He is our Redeemer. And the story begins in the book of Genesis with the story of creation, revealing an all knowing and all powerful God – a God concerned with all mankind. He gives us hope and a future. He is our mighty source.

The Exodus

Sermon Description

The series continues through the book of Genesis, arriving to the Israelites’ dramatic departure from slavery in Egypt depicted in the book of Exodus. It is the account of a God Who can bring deliverance to our lives and Who uses people, even imperfect people, to be agents of His deliverance. For the Israelites, Moses was God’s delivering agent. This very imperfect man was just the right man, and God rescued the Israelites from over 400 years of brutal Egyptian slavery. The balance of the Book of Exodus is a freedom-story and the map of God’s very specific destination for His people – a place of restoration, deliverance, healing, and meaning. God led the children of Israel to His appointed destination the same way He leads us today, and the heart of this entire narrative is that God will provide for His people – He is our Mighty Source. His invitation to us, as it was with the Israelites, is to trust in Him, and the provision, and protection He offers. As we continue to read through our Bibles, Scripture will bring a revelation of God that will transform our hearts and our lives.

Joshua & Judges

Sermon Description

Through the course of the year, we are working together to learn the story of the Bible and that we have a mighty source in God and His word. This fourth message in our New Year’s Sermon Series brings us to the story of Joshua, Moses’ assistant and successor – God’s appointed warrior, following the Lord’s leadership and taking the children of Israel into their Promised Land inheritance. Through the narrative, we learn it takes strength and courage to obey the Lord’s commands and we watch the walls of Jericho miraculously fall with only a shout. We learn God’s correlation between His Covenant people and the land He promised to them and that fierce battles can rage even in the midst of miracles. The passage of time shifts the storyline as Judges emerge over the Israelites, saving them from manifold enemies. Even so, there is inconsistency in the hearts of God’s people. As in the day of Joshua and Judges, it takes strength and courage to obey the Lord and possess our inheritance.

Kings

Sermon Description

This series concludes with an introduction to the kings of Israel. After Joshua’s death, God appoints successive Judges to lead and protect His covenant people – the last one, the Prophet Samuel. The Israelites of his day – desiring to be like all the earthly nations more than a people led by God – exert independence and demand Samuel give them a king to rule over them, rejecting God as their King and their singular Source. With grave warnings, God gives them their desire and initiates a succession of kings over Israel – Saul, David, and Solomon. Each king had a hallmark: Saul – rebellion against God’s authority; David – imperfect, but with a passion for God; Solomon: the wisest and wealthiest but filled with tremendous compromise. The story of the kings of Israel reveals the importance of humbly listening with the intent to obey, the consequences of compromise, and the unshakable and eternal legacy that comes from knowing God as the mightiest source available.

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