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Sermon Notes
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Pastor Scott Gossenberger

Week 3

TOGETHER AGAIN

“Rebuilding Our Community”

44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Acts 2:44-45

 

 

What common commitments should we make to rebuild our community?
(Not as it was, but as it should be…)

 

 

• A community is built by building together

 

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”
Exodus 32:1

 

Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, “These are the things the Lord has commanded you to do…”
Exodus 35:1

 

“From what you have, take an offering for the Lord. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the Lord an offering of gold, silver and bronze…”
Exodus 35:5

 

 

• Communities build, crowds consume

 

 

• When we stop building, we stop becoming a community and are in danger of regressing into a crowd.

 

 

  • Commitment #1
    A common belief builds community.

 

  • Commitment #2
    A common concern builds community.

 

  • Commitment #3
    A common admission of need builds community.

 

 

Conclusion: Find something common and use it as a reminder to never settle for the crowd, but fight for community.

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Sermon Notes
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2

TOGETHER AGAIN

“You Can’t Do Life Alone”

4 Key RelationSHIPS of the Church

 

 

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
Acts 2:42-43

 

 

1. PastorSHIP

 

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching
Acts 2:42

 

 

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2. FellowSHIP

 

and to fellowship
Acts 2:42

 

 

APPLICATION:
Begin the conversation

 

 

3. FriendSHIP

 

to the breaking of bread
Acts 2:42

 

 

APPLICATION:
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4. AmbassadorSHIP

 

and to prayer
Acts 2:42

 

 

APPLICATION:
Be the hands and feet of Christ

Sermon Notes
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Happy Mother’s Day

“Quiet Strength”

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Acts 1:14

 

 

Invites God into your impossibility

 

 

37 For nothing is impossible for God. 38 “ I am the Lord’s servant, “ Mary answered.
Luke1:37-38

 

 

Initiates God into your story

 

 

Dear woman, why do you involve me? Jesus replied. “ My time as not yet come.”
John 2:4

 

 

Inspires others to trust

 

 

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
John 2:5
(Mary’s last words)

Sermon Notes
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2

Now What?

“Taking A Look At Your Loss”

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Acts 1:9-11

 

 

Loss can be…

 

 

Loss can be paralyzing

 

 

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast.
Luke 24:17

 

 

Loss can make us skeptics

 

 

21 “but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus”.
Luke 24:21-24

 

 

Loss can make us feel uncertain

 

 

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
Luke 24:25-27

 

 

Through loss know…

 

 

God is with us

 

 

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Romans 8:31-32

 

 

God’s grace is with you

 

 

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

 

 

God’s love wins

 

 

1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:1-4

Sermon Notes
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

Now What?

“Finding Peace In ALL Moments Of Life”

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

 

 

• Worldly peace is temporary and fragile

 

• God’s peace is enduring and strong

 

 

Wait for it

 

On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command, “ but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about”
Acts 1:4

 

 

Ask for it

 

So they met together, they asked him, “ Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom of Israel?”
Acts 1:6

 

 

Give up control

 

He said to them:” It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
Acts 1:7

 

 

Living Out God’s Peace

 

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 
Ephesians 2:10

 

 

 

Rest in His power

 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

 

 

Stay focused

 

The same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will be back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.
Acts 1:10

Sermon Notes
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
Pastor Scott Gossenberger

Happy Easter

Good News From The Graveyard

“The resurrection’s personal message to you”

2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
1 Corinthians 15:2-8

 

 

5 Personal Problems the Resurrection Resolves

 

 

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
John 20:19-22

 

 

• Fear is real, but Jesus provides peace.

 

 

25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
John 20:25-28

 

 

• Doubt gives way to renewed faith.

 

 

1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.
Acts 9:1-5

 

 

• My choices, or the choices of others, which create brokenness in me and those I love are healed.

 

 

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
John 20:11-16

 

She could’ve snapped back, “I’m in a graveyard. Someone I loved
was murdered. I’m crying because that’s what you do in a graveyard.”

 

 

• My sorrow surrenders to comfort.

Sermon Notes
Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 4

One Love

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:20-23

 

 

1. God is love. The greatest expression of God’s love is
this…

 

 

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17

 

 

2. Jesus is love

 

 

1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
John 11:1-5

 

 

• We are all God’s favorites

 

 

3. You are loved

 

 

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:9-10

 

 

• Let the love of Christ consume you

 

 

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:1-2

 

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Sermon Notes
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 3

One Source

Koinonia:
Christian fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly, with fellow Christians.

 

 

• When we are bumped, we will spill whatever we are full of!

 

 

Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:20-23

 

 

• How we respond through this speaks volumes about us as
Christians!

 

 

Da Truth:
If the bible were re-written and the writers put me in it, I wonder how my life would read?…

 

The Widow’s Gift
1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. 3 And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4 for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.
Luke 21:1-4

 

The Believers Share Their Possessions
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
Acts 4: 32-35

 

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13: 34-35

Sermon Notes
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Pastor Scott Gossenberger

Week 2

One Witness

20 My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:20-23

 

 

• We are united by our common connection to the source of
everything good.

 

 

All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.
John 17:10

 

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20

 

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13

 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Isaiah 43:2

 

Though the mountains be shaken, and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10

 

9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:9-10

 

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Psalm 34:17

 

And call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Psalm 50:15

 

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

 

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:31-33

 

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Matthew 7:9-11

 

 

• Our connection to the source (God our provider) allows us to be a source of tangible love and hope to others.

 

 

My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
John 17:15

Our Assignment

 

  1. Review the promises each day to push back the fear that is coming from all the news we are receiving.
  2. Extend yourself to others. Fight the urge to give in to greed. If you need one gal. of milk don’t take two. If you need one package of whatever, leave the others on the shelf for our community.
  3. Find a need and fill it. You are God’s hands and feet…His source.

Sermon Notes
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

The Power Of One Voice

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:20-23

 

 

• It’s not the numbers, it’s the unity

 

 

Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
1 Samuel 14:6

 

17 “Watch me,” he said, “and do the same. When I come to the outpost of the camp, do as I do. 18 When I and everyone with me blow our trumpets, you are also to blow your trumpets all around the camp. Then you will say, ‘For Yahweh and for Gideon!’”
Judges 7:17-18

 

 

• It’s not on our terms, it’s on God’s terms

 

 

23 And Jesus walked about in the temple area on the Portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify to me.  26 But you do not believe, because you are not among my sheep.”
John 10:23-26

 

 

• It’s not attending, it’s living transformed.

 

 

Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2