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“Sowing Well In Order To Not Grow Weary”, 5/24/2020

“Sowing Well In Order To Not Grow Weary”
 
Galatians 6:7-10
 
Introduction
 
2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” NLT
 

I. The Art Of Sowing Well
 
Galatians 6:6-8, “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. 8 If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit.”
 
 
II. The Art Of Not Growing Weary
 
Galatians 6:9, “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.”
 

III. The Art Of Doing Good For All
 
Galatians 6:10, “So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.”


“Fixing Our Hope On Grace”, 5/17,2020

“Fixing Our Hope On Grace”
I Peter 1:13
 
Introduction
 
I Peter 1:13, “Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” NASV
 
I. Fixing Our Hope Completely On Grace
 
I Peter 1:13
 
I Peter 3:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
 
 
A. Three Life Changing Choices
 
1. Gird Your Minds For Action
 
(Word Study) Minds “dianoia”, means more than mental faculties but includes that which guides and directs our actions in life.
 
2. Keep Sober In Spirit
 
(Word Study) Sober “nepho”, meaning self-controlled or clarity of mind.
 
3. Fix Your Hope Completely On The Grace Of God


“God’s Attention Toward Us”, 5/10/2020

“God’s Attention Toward Us”
Psalm 147
 
Introduction
Psalm 147:1, “Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” NIV
 
I. God’s Care For People
Psalm 147:2-3,
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
 
II. God’s Care Of The Least Significant
Psalm 147:4-6
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
 
III. God’s Provision For Creation
Psalm 147:7-9,
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He provides food for the cattle
and for the young ravens when they call.
 
IV. God’s Delight In Those Who Hope In Him
Psalm 147:10-11,
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
 
V. God’s Blessing On People
Psalm 147:12-14
Extol the Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion.
13 He strengthens the bars of your gates
and blesses your people within you.
14 He grants peace to your borders
and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
 
VI. God’s Providence Over Creation
Psalm 147:15-18
He sends his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
VII. God’s Revelation To Humanity
Psalm 147:19-20
He has revealed his word to Jacob,
his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation;
they do not know his laws.
Praise the Lord.


May 3rd LIVE Feed Service

May 3rd Live Feed Service
 
There are two ways to hear the message this week.  You can listen to the online audio message posted on our website or you can join me for a live video service from Green Valley Church in Watsonville, CA.
 
I have been invited by my good pastor friend Dennis Smith to share a message with both Valley Community Church and the church he serves in Watsonville, Green Valley Church.  The service starts at 10 AM and you are all welcome to join us online for the service.  Green Vally will provide the worship, we will share communion and I will be sharing the “The Kind Provision Of The Lord” from Colossians 1:9-12.
 
To join us for this live service on Sunday at 10AM, log on to www.greenvalleychurch.net/meda at 10 AM and click on the video feed.
 
God Bless,
Pastor Kevin


“The Kind Provision Of The Lord”, 5/3/2020

“The Kind Provision Of The Lord”
 
Colossians 1:9-12, “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” NIV
 
I. The Knowledge Of God’s Will – v. 9
 
Colossians 1:9b, “…we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.”
 
Paul has prayed for the Ephesians that they would be “…filled up to all the fullness of God.”
 
Paul has prayed for the Philippians that they would be, “…filled with the fruit of righteousness…”
 
Paul now prays for the Colossians that God would, “…fill [them] with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.”
 
A. Through All Spiritual Wisdom
 
B. Through All Understanding
 
 
II. Live A Life Worthy Of The Lord – v. 10
 
Colossians 1:10, “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,…”
 
A. Pleasing The Lord In Every Way
 
B. Bearing Fruit In Every Good Work
 
C. Growing In The Knowledge Of God
 
David’s Mighty Men: First Chronicles 11
 
 
III. Strengthened With All Power – v. 11
 
Colossians 1:11, “being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience…”
 
A. According To His Glorious Might
 
B. So That You May Have Great Endurance And Patience
 
 
IV. Joyfully Giving Thanks – v. 12
 
Colossians 1:11c-12, “…joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.”