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Sermon Notes "May the Words of My Mouth..." based on 1 Corinthians 12:8

Review: Why have we been uninformed? Varieties of gifts, service, activities but same Spirit, Lord, and God who EMPOWERS them all in EVERYONE. Manifestation gifts are for common good.  Manifestation gifts come out in specific moments as determined by the Spirit.Introduction·Dictionary definition-“Manifest”-demonstrate plainly, reveal, evidence of or proof ·Manifestation gifts seem to complement other gifts a person may have.For example, manifestation gifts often work alongside our grace gifts.So, words of knowledge often work with gift of prophecy, wisdom often with gift of teaching, healing with gift of mercy.·Personally, these manifestation gifts often lead me to pray specifically for people and situations.I then must pray and ask God if I am to share with the person.Sometimes it is only for intercession or prayer purposes.Other times, God wants me to share these words with people. I must determine when and how to share?·I believe God is speaking these words of knowledge and wisdom …

Sermon Notes "In Remembrance of Me" based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

My goal: Understand communion in a fresh or deeper way.Elements (vs. 23-26)·Vs. 23-I received from the Lord and deliver to you…·My BodyoOT Imagery: Covenant-animals broken-Genesis 15oVs. 23-Bread§Unleavened bread used in Passover-Exodus 12:11,20-11 In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover… You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread.”§Manna in the wilderness-Exodus 16:13-15§Jesus’ own words “I am the bread of life.” John 6:35oVs. 24-Broken§Jesus said, my body broken for you; God in the flesh-Jesus as fully God and fully manoUnity in the Body-Pastor Brad mentioned last time we celebrated communion·My BloodoOT Imagery: Sacrifices§Blood from a human made someone unclean; but from a sacrifice made them clean or holy.o

Sermon Notes-"Remember..." based on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Introduction: When you gather with friends and family that you don’t see very often, the conversation can include: Remember when….great victories (we won this game, performance in music, drama) or great losses (difficult seasons because of sickness, trauma, etc., funerals, COVID-19).  In our passage today, Paul is remembering when the presence of God was evident through provision and purity.Review: Last week, Brad’s Message “Back to 1st Corinthians” had three points: A Measuring of the Church, My Rock (which will tie into our passage today as well), and the how/who specifically Who is the Holy Spirit? And Who is the Holy Spirit in you?(Notice ALL in first paragraph and SOME is second paragraph)Provision (vs. 1-5)·Vs. 1-Brothers and Sisters, I do not want you to be unaware…oOur God wants to reveal Himself to us.He wants us to know what He is doing.oThe Holy Spirit through Paul is writing down what we need to remember·Vs. 2-The CloudoExodus 13:21-22-“And the Lord went before them by day…