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Sermon Notes "Can We Build It?" Based on 1 Corinthians 14:1-5

Introduction: As I titled this sermon, I immediately thought about a show that Mitchell used to watch as a kid.  So, we are going to watch the Bob the Builder Theme Song . It’s amazing to me how children’s TV theme songs can teach us something about the church.  Did you hear some of the lines-Can we build it?  Can we fix it?  It lists all of the characters and how they work together with their different abilities. Pursuit (vs. 1) (intentional flow from love to gifts to prophecy) ·          What does it mean to pursue something?  What comes to mind when you think of the word pursuit? A high speed chase by the police, a career, a dream, a person. o    Dictionary-to chase, to strive to gain or accomplish, follow, carry further or advance, engaged in vocation or hobby; Greek Word-carry out or participate in an activity; press forward; strive to ·          Pursue Love (agape) o    See Chapter 13 §   Gifts without love are annoying or even gain nothing (1-3) §   Love is and Lov

Sermon Notes: 2 Lies to the Church based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Introduction: This morning, we continue in 1 Corinthians 12.  We are going to see how Satan, the father of lies, tries to keep the Church from being what Christ intended it to be with two lies.  Paul uses a great analogy for us.  So, before I review previous weeks and we get into these lies, we are going to read together as one voice the first few verses of the passage for today.  So, that we are all using the same translation, I have the words up on the screen.  Please read with me 1 Corinthians 12:12-13. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. Review : Varieties of gifts, service, activities but same Spirit, Lord, and God who EMPOWERS them all in EVERYONE. Manifestation gifts are for common good.                 Not for comparison, competition, conceit (prid

Sermon Notes: "I Don't Understand?! based on 1 Corinthians 12:10

Introduction: Happy New Year! 2020 was not what any of us expected, but even in the craziness we can still be thankful for God who remained faithful and in control through all of it.  God truly is For Us, With Us and Loves Us. So, you might have expected a New Year’s message today.  I am not one who makes resolutions for a few reasons.  The first is very few get followed through (i.e. busy gym in January, a new diet that lasts until Valentine’s Day, etc.) The second is the focus on ME rather than Him.  So, I debated about what to share today and decided to return back to 1 Corinthians because I believe in 2021 rather than resolutions the church needs power and gifts.  What if in 2021 Hesston MB experienced the manifestation gifts in operation? It is what I am praying for.  I believe God wants to answer that prayer and He needs you and me to humble ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to empower us so that we can make much of Jesus for the glory of the Father. Review : Varieties of gif