5-21-2017
"Our Ticket to Heaven is Delivered by Beautiful Feet"
Romans 10


OUR TICKET TO HEAVEN IS DELIVERED BY BEAUTIFUL FEET
Romans 10

I.  RECAP OF CHAPTER ____
A.  Majority of Jews refuse and reject the ___________
B.  The Irony of saving faith: Those who zealously pursued righteousness (by following the Jewish Laws)  failed to achieve; while those who did not pursue righteousness have obtained it- 
II.  CHAPTER 10- QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE ______:
A.  Paul writes- “it is my heart’s desire that Israelites be saved.”
B.  Paul contrasts again: the 2 methods of being right w God
*Follow the law…_______ our own righteousness  (or)
*Receive God’s righteousness as a gift, by faith in Jesus Christ.
III.  IT IS A SIMPLE MESSAGE (WORD) WE ARE PROCLAIMING
A.  The Gospel Message is ________
B.  If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
C.  No _____ between Jew or Gentile; anyone who trusts will never be ashamed.
IV.  PAUL DECLARES THE IMPORTANCE OF ____________THE MESSAGE:
A.  How can people believe in, someone they have not heard about?
B.  How can they preach unless they are ______?
C.  Yet- How Frustrating!  The BEST NEWS ONE COULD EVER TELL… YET, Some will hear but _________ believe!
V.  WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF “____________ PEOPLE” who have heard…who have opportunities to hear…but choose to reject.
A.  People raised by godly Christian parents…have  compromised, or abandoned their faith & practice
B.  In America, and our  Modern world…the message has been told, and retold, and demonstrated.
C.  We all sknow of people who need to hear…or at least who need to respond in faith…
*The main point of Romans- must be ours as well-  I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE _____________ BECAUSE IT IS THE POWER OF GOD FOR THE SALVATION 
5-14-2017
"How Children Spell Love:  T-I-M-E"
Proverbs 22.6


HOW CHILDREN SPELL LOVE: T-I-M-E
Prov. 22. 6


I.  HOW LOVE IS _____ SPELLED
A.  ____________
B.  No restrictions 

II.  HOW LOVE IS SPELLED:   ___________
A.  T= Time (“Quality and Quantity”)
B.  I=___________
C.  M-  Molding/___________
**A specific _________ or guideline is being sought
**What about Your Faith?  How are you molding and modeling faith for your child?  
D.  E= Encouragement/Endurance
**How do children learn to do “hard ________?”
**Answer: the encouragement of   others…and the motivation from  important people to “________” 

III.  TRAINING UP A CHILD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION is
A.  A long-_______ project.  
**But worth it all!
B.  Most effective key to “training up”is LOVE…
C.  And how does a person spell love?   (Answer- ______)






5-7-2017
"God is Our Source"
Phil. 4. 10-19; Proverbs 3. 9-10


4-30-2017
"It Depends on His Mercy"
Romans 9


IT DEPENDS ON HIS MERCY
Romans 9
 I.  HEART-__________ ISSUES FOR PAUL.
**What about “___ people?”
A.  Not all are/were chosen.  Not all are “children of God”
B.  What about _______ used by God?  It doesn’t seem ______
II.  WE ASK SIMILAR QUESTIONS: 
A.  What about my ______ ones?
B.  What about those of other religions
C.  Paul makes clear ___________ Jesus there is no salvation
III.  SOME KEY QUESTIONS HERE:
A.  Is God ________?
B.  What about predestination? 
C.  Paul’s reaction to these questions:  Do we have the right to _____ “Why did you make me like this?”
D.  The __________ decides about people.
IV.  ULTIMATELY WE MAY ASK ALL KINDS OF “_______ QUESTIONS”
A.  We can dislike the answers…
B.  But we still have a ________ to make
V.  SEVERAL KEY TEACHINGS HERE:
A.  (#1) The _______  _______ and privileged may abuse their advantages, and may lose them
B.  (#2)The less-favored may be exalted to privilege and become partakers of __________ spiritual blessings
 C.  (#3) They are wise- who are __________ for the grace and mercies of God, and who _________ Him to do His work in them.

4-23-2017
"Be Filled, Walk Free, Live Loved"
Mr. Jay Barnes
4-2-2017
"Beauty and the Beast"
Romans 7


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
ROMANS 7
I.  CONTINUED THEME: SIN IN THE LIFE OF A ____________
A.  Redeemed by Receiving God’s Righteousness
B.  But we still sin…What are we to do?
II.  ILLUSTRATION OF MARRIAGE:
A.  When spouse dies then the widow/widower is free ________
B.  We are free to be married to _________
III.  PROBLEM: THE PERSON MARRIED TO CHRIST IS SAME _________ WHO WAS MARRIED BEFORE?
A.  _______  time around…should be better 
B.  So there is this inner (and sometimes outer) ________
C.  The things I want to do, and the person I want to be…isn’t happening like I thought it would.
IV.  ILLUSTRATION OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:
A.  The analogy- We are the __________
B.  The BEAUTY- One so perfect…loving…kind … He acted graciously
C.  This ___________ doesn’t usually happen quickly and painlessly.
V.  THUS, THE GREAT DILEMA: “Struggling With Sin”
A.  _______ BELIEVER in Jesus battles that monster within- the sinful nature.
B.  So the big question: WRETCHED MAN THAT I AM- ______ WILL SAVE ME FROM THIS BODY OF DEATH?
VI.  THE ANSWER: (V. 25) THANKS BE TO GOD! IT’S _______ OUR LORD!
A.  Roms. 8.1- Therefore…no condemnation for those “in Christ Jesus.”
B.  If you have received His __________ by faith, you are “in Christ Jesus.” 
C.  We are his prince/princess…The transformation is happening. 
VII.  So, THE QUESTION IS ARE YOU “IN CHRIST JESUS?”
A.  ARE YOU A DISCIPLE? - Then don’t ______before the miracle happens
B.  So daily- We must ______   ___ trusting in God’s Righteousness and His resurrection power to work in us and someday we will be the “prince/princess” He intends for us to be.

3-19-2017
"Dead to Sin, Alive to Christ"
Romans 6:1-23


 “DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE TO CHRIST”
  Romans  6. 1-23

      I.  IT’S A NEW ____________!

A.  Already begun…already happened…but also still _______
B.  We have begun a new SPIRITUAL DAY!
C.  Still a big part of our spiritual day is ____________

II.  PAUL WRITES ABOUT THE ___________ AS THOUGH  IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED:

A.  In some ways it has already happened…New Day has begun
B.  In some ways I am still _________... I still struggle against sin

III.  THUS  I AM STILL REQUIRED TO __________

A.  According to Paul’s instructions there are choices to be made
B.  Yet in a POSITIVE SENSE, Jesus has _______ sin’s power!  I CANchoose righteousness… I ___  choose the God honoring things.
C.  What I should have earned for my previous sinful living- is death.
D.  But what I have received  is __________
      
IV.  Does It Matter How I Live?    IT ABSOLUTELY _________ !

A.  Jesus set me free from any obligation to sin or to death
B.  If I walk with Jesus, and honor my commitments to Him, then I enjoy the “_____ of God.”
C.  Our wealth and blessings are priceless…because they are a gift from our Heavenly Father 
D.  We are far more wealthy – than had we received millions of gold coins.  WE HAVE ______ !