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Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Mother’s Day

MOTHER’S DAY

“The Faith Of A Mother”

A mother’s faith is practiced.

 

 

10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head. 12 As she kept on praying to the Lord…
1 Samuel 1:10-12

 

 

I have been reminded of your sincere faith.
2 Timothy 1:5

 

 

A mother’s faith is principled.

 

 

27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.
1 Samuel 1:27-28

 

 

For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God.
2 Timothy1:6

 

 

A mother’s faith prompts.

 

 

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
John 2:2-3

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Sunday, May 2, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 4

JONAH

“The Responsibility Of Privilege”

When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their evil way, then God relented of the disaster which He had declared He would bring on them. So, He did not do it.
Jonah 3:10

 

 

Grace! God’sUltimate Calling Card! He is full of it and we struggle with it!

 

 

• Anything and everythingthis side of Hell is a testament to God’s Grace!

 

 

Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked

 

 

1 But it greatly displeased Jonah, and he became angry. 2 Then he prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was this not what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore, in anticipation of this I fled to Tarshish, since I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster. 3 So now, Lord, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.” 4 But the Lord said, “Do you have a good reason to be angry?”
Jonah 4:1-4

 

 

Then Jonah left the city and sat down east of [c]it. There he made a shelter for himself and sat under it in the shade, until he could see what would happen in the city.
Jonah 4:5

 

 

• There will be no peace in any living soul until it is willing to Obey the voice of God!

 

 

• Obedience is a choice between our limited knowledge and God’s unlimited knowledge!

 

 

9 But God said to Jonah, “Do you have a good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to the point of death!” 10 Then the Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant, for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. 11 Should I not also have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 people, who do not know the difference between their right hand and their left, as well as many animals?”
Jonah 4:9-11

 

 

Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss

 

 

1 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind and said, 2 “Who is this who darkens the divine plan By words without knowledge? 3 Now tighten the belt on your waist like a man, And I shall ask you, and you inform Me! 4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, 5 Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the measuring line over it?
Job 38:1-5

 

 

Noblesse Oblige:
the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged

 

 

• There is NOTHING more inclusive than the Gospel of Jesus ChristNOTHING!!!

 

 

• Inclusion is NOT tolerance; it is unquestioned, and unwavering acceptance!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 25, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 3

JONAH

“A Prophet With A Mission”

1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
Jonah 3:1-2

 

 

Our God is a God of second chances.

 

 

3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”
Jonah 3:3-4

 

 

Our God is a God of purpose.

 

 

5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. 6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
Jonah 3:5-9

 

 

Our God is a God of miracles.

 

 

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
Jonah 3:10

 

 

Our God is a God of compassion.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2

JONAH

“Return To Me”

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.
Jonah 1:1

 

 

God is faithful, even in our disobedience.

 

 

2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.  From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.
Jonah 1:2-6

 

 

God’s provision doesn’t always come wrapped in our preferences.

 

 

When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
Jonah 2:7

 

 

Prayer is NOT giving God his job description.

 

 

Prayer…

 

Changes me.

Closes the gap.

Collaborates with the Holy Spirit.

 

 

8 Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. 9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. salvation comes from the Lord. 10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Jonah 2: 8-10

 

 

Don’t make idol hunting your idol.

 

 

Decide that you are going to worship God.

 

 

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:15-16

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

JONAH

The Reluctant Prophet

God speaks and sometimes he asks us to do hard things.

 

 

1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Jonah 1:1-3

 

 

Your sin involves other people.

 

 

4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. 6 The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish.” 7 Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What kind of work do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?”
Jonah 1:4-8

 

 

When storms come surrender to God’s will.

 

 

11 The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?” 12 “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.” 13 Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before. 14 Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.” 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. 16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him.
Jonah 1:11-16

 

 

Grace is God pursuing the sinner.

 

 

Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 1:17

Happy Easter!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 4

UNSTOPPABLE

From Death To Life

41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
John 19:41-42

 

 

God’s hand cannot be forced and His will cannot be stopped.

 

 

The empty tomb means my life has a whole different look.

 

 

If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
1 Corinthians 15:32

 

 

55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57

 

 

The empty tomb gives us an unstoppable witness.

 

 

12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
Acts 3:12-15

 

 

The empty tomb means Jesus’ words means something.

 

 

5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
Mark 16:5-7

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Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 3

UNSTOPPABLE

From Death To Life

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

 

31 Therefore when he had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; 32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I am still with you a little longer. You will look for Me; and just as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you: ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are My disciples: if you have love for one another.
John 13: 31-35

 

 

My love for others,may or may not change them, but it will change me!

 

 

Love peopleso radically, they begin to wonder whyShow them Christ!

 

 

36 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.” 37 Peter *said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.” 38 Jesus *replied, “Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times.”
John 13: 31-35 

 

 

The safest place in the world to be is in the epicenter of God’s will! Believe that!

 

 

God’s plans will always be better and more beautiful than our disappointments!

 

 

24 Now behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him, carrying the ark of the covenant of God. And they set down the ark of God, and Abiathar came up until all the people had finished crossing over from the city. 25 And the king said to Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the Lord, then He will bring me back and show me both it and His habitation. 26 But if He says this: ‘I have no delight in you,’ then here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”
2 Samuel 15: 24-26

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 21, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 2

UNSTOPPABLE

From Death To Life

Unstoppable:
impossible to stop or prevent

 

 

Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

 

 

21 When Jesus had said these things, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.” 22 The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking. 23 Lying back on Jesus’ chest was one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 So Simon Peter nodded to this disciple and said to him, “Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.” 25 He then simply leaned back on Jesus’ chest and *said to Him, “Lord, who is it?”
John 13: 21-25

 

 

The saddest thing about betrayal is it NEVER comes from enemies!

 

 

Trusting God is never easy, but it’s worth the risk, correlation between risk and reward!

 

 

26 Jesus then answered, “That man is the one for whom I shall dip the piece of bread and give it to him.” So, when He had dipped the piece of bread, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 After this, Satan then entered him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you are doing, do it quickly.”
John 13: 26-27

 

 

Part of God’s wonder is His unfailing abilities.

 

 

Jesus was not surprised in any way!

 

 

28 Now none of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. 29 For some were assuming, since Judas kept the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we need for the feast”; or else, that he was to give something to the poor. 30 So after receiving the piece of bread, he left immediately; and it was night.
John 13: 28-30 

 

 

Patience isn’t just waiting; it’s having a positive attitude until the final outcome!

 

 

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
Ecclesiastes 7:8

 

 

Happy Endings depend on where and when you chose to stop your story!

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 14, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

UNSTOPPABLE

From Death To Life

What God has put in motion cannot be stopped.

 

 

God’s timing is unstoppable.

 

 

21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:21-26

 

 

God’s purpose is unstoppable.

 

 

47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. ‘What are we accomplishing?’ they asked. ‘Here is this man performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.’ 49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, ‘You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.’ 51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
John 11:47-53

 

 

Life Principle:
We are tempted to resist the God we say we trust and guard what we think is important.

 

 

Let Go and Let God

 

 

Confess and surrender your need for control.

 

 

Wait for the Lord:
Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14

 

 

Cultivate a lifestyle of simplicity.

 

 

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
John 11:40

 

 

Trust, Trust, Trust!

 

 

8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. 9 We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10

 

 

Accepting Jesus will cost you something, but resisting him will cost you more.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

RUTH

Week 4

Boaz Marries Ruth

4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. 2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. 3 Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek. 4 I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.” “I will redeem it,” he said. 5 Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.” 6 At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.” 7 (Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.) 8 So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal. 9 Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. 10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!”
Ruth 4:1-10

 

 

Trust God’s providence and plan.

 

 

God is a solver and good.

 

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet [a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

 

11 Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.  12 Through the offspring the LORD gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.
Ruth 4:11-12

 

 

Make choices with God’s eternal values in mind.

 

 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18

 

 

16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. 18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, 19  Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab,  20  Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 21  Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed, 22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.
Ruth 4:16-22

 

 

Live in faithful obedience and leave your legacy to God.

 

 

6 …you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 

 

 

The Silver Lining…

 

 

God loves to create legacies through unlikely people.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

RUTH

Redemption

Redemption:
the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. The action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt

 

 

Kinsmen Redeemer:

5 “When brothers live together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband’s brother shall have relations with her and take her to himself as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 It shall then be that the firstborn to whom she gives birth shall assume the name of his father’s deceased brother, so that his name will not be wiped out from Israel.
Deuteronomy 25:5-6

 

 

Boaz Will Redeem Ruth

1 Then her mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may go well for you? 2 Now then, is Boaz not our relative, with whose young women you were? Behold, he is winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight. 3 Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not reveal yourself to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 And it shall be when he lies down, that you shall take notice of the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you should do.” 5 And she said to her, “All that you say I will do.”
Ruth 3:1-5

 

 

If there is a crack in something or someone, that may be how the light gets in!

 

 

Be thankful for our struggles, because they allow us to stumble upon our strengths!

 

 

6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. 7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was cheerful, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. 8 And it happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. 9 So he said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your slave. Now spread your garment over your slave, for you are a redeemer.” 10 Then he said, “May you be blessed of the Lord, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first, by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 So now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you say, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.
Ruth 3:6-11

 

 

Some days there will not be a song in your heart, Faith tells us to sing anyway!

 

 

Happy endings depend on where and when you chose to stop your story!

 

 

Then she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today.”
Ruth 3:18

 

 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the entire staircase!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

RUTH

Trusting God’s Favor

Trusting God’s Favor

 

 

There’s no such thing as a chance with God.

 

 

1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” 3 So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.
Ruth 2:1-3

 

 

Never overlook the people God puts in front of you.

 

 

5 Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?” 6 The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi. 7 She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.’ She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”
Ruth 2:5-7

 

 

Favor comes through safe relationships.

 

 

8 So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me. 9 Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”
Ruth 2:8-9

 

 

Boaz is an Extension of God’s Grace

 

 

“The Lord bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers.
Ruth 2:20

 

 

• He seeks out outcasts

• He shelters the weak

• He serves the hungry

• He showers the needy

 

 

The Silver lining is …

 

 

Faith is not denying hardship, but trusting in God’s favor.

 

 

“May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.”
Ruth 2:13

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sunday, February 14, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

RUTH

Silver Linings In All Things
Week One

When we chase after God there is always a silver lining.

 

 

God is at work in every circumstance.

 

 

1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. 3 Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.
Ruth 1:1-5

 

 

God’s presence is key when overcoming differences.

 

 

14 At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. 15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” 16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.
Ruth 1:14-17

 

 

God can handle your disappointments.

 

 

19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?” 20 “Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21 I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi?
Ruth 1:19-21

 

 

Good things happen when bad things end.

 

 

So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
Ruth 1:22

 

 

The Silver Lining is…

 

moving from brokenness to healing.

No Notes Today!
Sunday, February 7, 2021

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Sermon Notes
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

* BUT GOD

Cynic’s Hate… But God

14 David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands. 15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. 16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. 17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.
1 Samuel 23:14-18

 

 

Recognize that tough times are a part of life.

 

 

After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.
Acts 13:22

 

 

…so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Matthew 5:45

 

 

Realize Satan is on a leash.

 

 

David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.
1 Samuel 23:14

 

 

Resolve to use the commonsense God grants.

 

 

While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life.
1 Samuel 23:15

 

 

Remember tough times call for a trusted friend.

 

 

16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. 17 “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” 18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.
1 Samuel 23:16-18

 

 

After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.
1 Samuel 18:1

Sermon Notes
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 4

RESET

“Habits”

Breaking Free

 

 

• The habits you have today will shape who you become tomorrow.

 

 

Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live.
Proverbs 4:14

 

 

My heart is set on keeping your decrees.
Psalms 119:112

 

 

• Be mindful of your tendencies.

 

 

But when they had grazed, they became full, they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot me.
Hosea 13:6

 

 

• Pick one.

 

 

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
James 1:21

 

 

• Change your routine.

 

 

One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her.
Judges 16:1

 

 

• Don’t give up.

 

 

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27

 

 

Start to reset your habits each day by…

 

 

10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
John 15:10-11

 

 

Dig into the word.

 

 

Pray throughout the day.

 

 

Trust your position.

Sermon Notes
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 3

RESET

“Relationships”

We are to diligently seek reconciliation!

 

22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Matthew 5:22-24

 

 

Essentially, we are reconciled to reconcile! A gift from Christ to extend to others!

 

 

Take Initiative to Reset and Reconcile Relationships

 

 

15 If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Matthew 18: 15-17

 

 

• Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Make every effort possible for others.

 

 

Remember WHY we have relationships. Evaluate them, take an inventory!

 

 

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Luke 10: 25-27

 

 

• Loving others is right up there with loving God Himself! Are people a priority?

 

 

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

 

 

Relationships are not always equal! However, they should be complimentary!

Sermon Notes
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2

RESET

“Plans”

When Our Plans Get Interrupted

 

 

Interruptions get our attention.

 

 

Interruptions provide unexpected opportunities.

 

 

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 9:3-5

 

 

Interruptions are invitations.

 

 

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
Mark 5:18-20

 

 

Resetting My Plans

 

 

Are there things I’m committed to that might be keeping me from hearing his voice?

 

 

Know whose you are.

 

 

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Psalms 138:8

 

 

Start a new chapter.

Sermon Notes
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

RESET

“Faith”

God sees what we can’t see.

 

 

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7

 

 

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Isaiah 40:22

 

 

Faith is seeing things through God’s perspective rather than our own.

 

 

1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
Hebrews 11:1-2

 

 

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6

 

 

We focus on God changing our circumstances, God is always focused on changing us.

 

 

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.”
Mark 9:24

 

 

Jesus, Reset My…

 

 

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1

 

 

Start today

Keep praying

Remove the distractions

Sermon Notes
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Pastor Josh Manning

Where Is God In The Wilderness?

1 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”

 

 

4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”

 

 

6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord.”

 

 

9 Then Moses told Aaron, “Say to the entire Israelite community, ‘Come before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’”

 

 

10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the Lord appearing in the cloud.

 

 

11 The Lord said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’”

 

 

13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.

 

 

16 This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.’”

 

 

17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little.18 And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed.

 

 

19 Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.”

 

 

20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.

 

 

21 Each morning everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away. 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much—two omers for each person—and the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses. 23 He said to them, “This is what the Lord commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of sabbath rest, a holy sabbath to the Lord. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.’”

 

 

24 So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it. 25 “Eat it today,” Moses said, “because today is a sabbath to the Lord. You will not find any of it on the ground today. 26 Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any.”

 

 

27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 28 Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? 29 Bear in mind that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where they are on the seventh day; no one is to go out.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

 

 

31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.’”

 

33 So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be kept for the generations to come.”

 

 

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved. 35 The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan. 36 (An omer is one-tenth of an ephah.)

 

 

Exodus 16:1-36

Sermon Notes
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 4

Arrival

Arrival Of Love

Why do WE celebrate Christmas?

Why do WE collectively celebrate Christmas?

 

 

Why do YOU celebrate Christmas?

Why do YOU individually celebrate Christmas?

 

 

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4: 7-10

 

 

And so we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 John 4:16

 

 

One cannot express love without a sacrifice.

 

 

Jesus sacrificed it all… for YOU!

 

 

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.
John 3:16

 

 

Jesus’ love makes US part of the World and His desire is for YOU to be “Whoever”!

 

 

4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem
those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Galatians 4:4-7

 

 

Jesus proved, He would part from everything for us, except us!

 

 

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

Sermon Notes
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 3

Arrival

Experiencing Joy

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world… 3 And everyone went to his own town to resister. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. 7 She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:1-7

 

 

Experiencing Joy

 

 

• Joy is a choice

 

 

Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth.
Colossians 3:2

 

 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Philippians 4:4

 

 

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

 

 

• Joy is produced in you

 

 

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23

 

 

• Joy is your strength

 

 

Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some of those who have nothing prepared. This day is scared to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Nehemiah 8:10

 

 

• Joy is defined by the truth

 

 

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

 

 

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down—when we die and leave these bodies—we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.
2 Corinthians 5:1

 

 

…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

 

 

Keep Your Joy By…

 

 

Laughing more

 

 

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

 

 

Giving more

 

 

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.
James 1:17

 

 

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25

 

 

Pursuing Him more

 

 

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Psalms 100:1-2

 

 

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4

Sermon Notes
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2

Arrival

Experiencing The Gift of Peace

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:8-14

 

 

The Gift of Peace

 

 

• The God of peace

 

 

Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
1 Thessalonians 5:23

 

 

Prince of peace

 

 

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

 

 

 • Gospel of peace

 

 

15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
Ephesians 6:15-16

 

 

Experiencing God’s Peace

 

 

Receive God’s pardon

 

 

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1

 

 

Run to God’s presence

 

 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

 

 

Respect God’s principles

 

 

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Psalms 119:105

Sermon Notes
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

Arrival

Christmas Gives Hope For More Than A Season

1. Hope for the hopeless.

 

 

1 Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory. 2 The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
Isaiah 9:1-2

 

 

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

 

 

2. Hope is found in believing.

 

 

5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old. 8 Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” 18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years.”
Luke 1:5-18

 

 

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us…
Isaiah 9:6

 

 

3. Hope is resting in Him.

 

 

18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples. 20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. 23 When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, 24 he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. 25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
Matthew 9:18­-26

 

 

…the government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Sermon Notes
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

*But God

The Future Looks Uncertain, But God…

1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, 3 he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.” 4 Then the astrologers answered the king, “May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.” 5 The king replied to the astrologers, “This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble. 6 But if you tell me the dream and explain it, you will receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So tell me the dream and interpret it for me.”
Daniel 2:1-6

 

 

1. Life’s not fair.

 

 

11 “What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.” 12 This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon. 13 So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.
Daniel 2:11-13

 

 

2. All we can do is trust God.

 

 

17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision.
Daniel 2:17-19

 

 

3. God is our only hope.

 

 

27 Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, 28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come. Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind as you were lying in bed are these…
Daniel 2:27-28

 

 

4. God is made known to us.

 

 

45 “This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.” 46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. 47 The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”
Daniel 2:45-47

Sermon Notes
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 3

Making Change

Harnessing Discontentment

Finding Shelter

 

 

Acknowledge discontentment

 

 

Re-channel discontentment

 

 

• Choose a percentage of your income on which to live

 

 

The Magic Formula

 

 

Give first, save second and live on the rest

 

 

Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase.
Proverbs 3:9

 

 

Harnessing Discontentment

 

 

1. Turn away from pursuing things

 

 

But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things
1 Timothy 6:11

 

 

2. Turn to a life of good deeds

 

 

17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good.
1 Timothy 6:17-18

 

 

3. Generosity bridals discontentment

 

 

18 They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. 1 Timothy 6:18-19

 

 

4. Understand you were designed for generosity

 

 

20 Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. 21 Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.
1 Timothy 6:20-21

Sermon Notes
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 2

Making Change

Lay Up Treasures In Heaven

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

 

 

19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6: 19-21 

 


God’s Provision

 

 

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
Philippians 4: 10-12 

 

 

True wealth is celebrating the present moment!

 

 

The present moment is all we really have! This is the reason we ask for Daily Bread!

 

 

Boasting About Tomorrow

 

 

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
James 4: 13-15 

 

 

Do something today that your future self will thank you for!

 

 

Your future starts todayNOT tomorrow!

 

 

Doing for Christ and Others

 

 

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:40

 

 

Greed is not a financial issue; it’s a heart issue! It distorts us to the very core!

 

 

Making Good Choices

 

 

20 But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” 21 This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.
Luke 12: 20-21

 

 

Life is a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up! Choose to follow Christ!

Sermon Notes
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 1

Making Change

Making Change When You’re Directionally Challenged

7 For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. 8 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
Psalm 32:7-8

 

 

• The road I’m on always determines where I end up

 

 

Behavior always follows a belief system

 

 

27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large.
Numbers 13:27-28

 

 

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
Numbers 13:30

 

 

 Making Change Understands That…

 

 

• God owns it all, I manage it

 

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it
Psalm 24:1

 

 

Making Change Requires Making Choices

 

 

Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Colossians 3:10

 

 

Track your spending

 

 

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

 

 

Get out of debt. Spend less than you make.

 

 

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Proverbs 22:7

 

 

• Make a plan

 

 

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Proverbs 21:20

Sermon Notes
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 6

Time To Dream

Doing What You Were Made To Do

1 Joseph could stand it no longer. There were many people in the room, and he said to his attendants, “Out, all of you!” So he was alone with his brothers when he told them who he was.2 Then he broke down and wept. He wept so loudly the Egyptians could hear him, and word of it quickly carried to Pharaoh’s palace.
Genesis 45:1-2

 

 

Keys to Discovering Your Purpose

 

 

1. Believe that you have a purpose.

 

 

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

 

2. Understand that God is in control.

 

 

3 “I am Joseph!” he said to his brothers. “Is my father still alive?” But his brothers were speechless! They were stunned to realize that Joseph was standing there in front of them.4 “Please, come closer,” he said to them. So they came closer. And he said again, “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt. 5 But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives. 6 This famine that has ravaged the land for two years will last five more years, and there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. 8 So it was God who sent me here, not you! And he is the one who made me an adviser to Pharaoh—the manager of his entire palace and the governor of all Egypt.
Genesis 45:3-8

 

 

3. Discover your gift and your direction.

 

 

4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your  faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:4-8

 

 

The Benefits of God-Sized Dreams

 

 

A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
Proverbs 16:18

 

 

• God-size dreams ensure our growth.

 

 

• God-size dreams force us to invite others into a bigger story.

 

 

• God-sized dreams give glory to Him, not us.

 

 

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not men.
Colossians 3:23

Sermon Notes
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 5

Time To Dream

Moving from a Dream to Reality

Genesis 41: 8-9, 14, 39-44

• All power comes from God

 

 

God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you.
Psalm 62:11

 

 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.
Acts 1:8

 

 

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
Proverbs 16:9

 

 

• Power comes to the humble

 

 

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
James 4:10

 

 

5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”. 6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
1 Peter 5:5-6

 

 

• God gives power to bless others

 

 

17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant, he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
Deuteronomy 8:17-18

 

 

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
Acts 10:38

Sermon Notes
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 4

Time To Dream

“The Testing of a Dream”

Test of rejection

 

 

1 Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him …. 2 Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God, what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.
Romans 12:1-2

 

 

Test of temptation

 

 

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’
Matthew 4:8-10

 

 

Test of isolation

 

 

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
1 Kings 19:10

 

 

Test of retribution

 

 

3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3-5

 

 

The Lord was with him, and he was a successful man.
Genesis 39:23

 

 

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.
Romans 10:17

Sermon Notes
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Pastor Sandy Brown

Week 3

Time To Dream

“The Struggle: 4 Phases God Takes Us Through To Get Us Ready For His Dream!”

1. THE CRISIS PHASE: I STRUGGLE WITH GOD & OTHERS

 

 

“That night Jacob sent his family across the Jabbok river. Then Jacob was left all alone in the camp, and a Man came and WRESTLED with Jacob all night.”
Genesis 32:22-25 (NLT)

 

 

“Before Jacob was born, he STRUGGLED with his brother; when he became a man, he even FOUGHT WITH GOD.”
Hosea 12:3 (NLT)

 

 

Crisis:
a time when a difficult or important decision must be made.

 

 

In life, crises are inevitable. Being defeated by them is optional! Rely on Christ ONLY!

 

 

2. THE COMMITMENT PHASE: GOD TESTS MY FAITH IN HIS PROMISE TO BLESS ME

 

 

“Jacob WRESTLED with this Man until dawn. When the man saw that he couldn’t win the match, he struck Jacob’s hip and knocked it out of joint at the socket. Then the man said, ‘Let me go, for it is dawn!’ But Jacob panted, ‘I won’t let you go unless you bless me!”’
Genesis 32:24b-26

 

 

Commitment:
the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.

 

 

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality!

 

 

Our promise is Eternal Life!

 

 

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

 

 

3. THE CONFESSION PHASE: I ADMIT THAT I AM MY BIGGEST PROBLEM!

 

 

“The man asked him, ‘What is your name?’ ‘My name is JACOB,’ he answered.”’
Genesis 32:27 (NIV)

 

 

Jacob
original: “deceiver/manipulator”

 

 

Confession:
a formal statement admitting the truth regarding a specific situation

 

 

Confession is an act of honesty and courage!

 

 

Christ modeled that for us in reality!

 

 

4. THE CONVERSION PHASE: GOD GIVES ME A NEW IDENTITY & A DREAM!

 

 

“Then the Man said, ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob. Instead you will be called ISRAEL… Then God blessed him there. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘It is because I saw God face to face…”’
Genesis 32:28-30 (NIV)

 

 

Israel
“Prince with God”

 

 

Conversion:
the process of changing from one form to another

 

 

Nothing is more crucial to your Eternal Life than your own conversion!

 

 

Choose Christ!

 

 

“The sun rose as Jacob left Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.”
Genesis 32:31 (NLT)

 

 

“If anyone belongs to Christ, they are a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NCV)

Sermon Notes
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Pastor Scott Borman

Week 2

Time To Dream

“Living God’s Dream, Despite Past Poor Decisions”

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
Ephesians 3:20

 

 

Steps to recovering God’s original dream for me

 

 

Step 1:  Own all your poor decisions.

 

 

We all stumble in many ways.
James 3:2

 

 

Step 2: Ask for God’s forgiveness.

 

 

1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. In your great compassion, please wipe out the stain of all my wrongdoing. 2 Wash away all my guilt and cleanse me from my sins. 3 For I am haunted by my failures and I can’t forget the evil things I’ve done… 6 I know you love complete honesty from my heart so help me see what’s deep inside me… 10 Then create a new, pure heart in me and renew my spirit with the right desires and restore the joy of your salvation! Then I’ll help bring others back to you too.
Psalm 51:1-3, 6, 10

 

 

Step 3:  Accept God’s grace and forgive myself!

 

 

Christ sacrificed his life’s blood (on the Cross) to set us free, which means that ALL our sins are now forgiven! God did this because of his generous grace to us.
Ephesians 1:7

 

 

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus!
Romans 8:1

 

 

Why does sin not invalidate God’s dream for me?

 

 

Because. . .

 

 

• Jesus paid it all.

 

 

When Jesus served as a sacrifice for our sins, He solved the sin problem for God — not only ours, but the whole worlds.
1 John 2:2

 

 

• It’s not performance driven.

 

 

He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy.
Titus 3:5

 

 

• God is still on plan A.

 

 

For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. They can’t be withdrawn.
Romans 11:29