Sermon Archive

Killers – Three Death Blows of Church Unity

Date: August 13, 2017

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 |

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Killers - Three Death Blows of Church Unity 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 God's desire is beautiful distinction, no belittling division! The three death blows to unity in the church are... 1) Uniformity - Create an environment where sameness is valued more highly than oneness. vs 12-13 2) Inferiority - Buy into the lie that compared to others, you are useless. vs 14-19 3) Superiority - Embrace the absurdity that you can do this thing alone. vs 20-26
By |August 13th, 2017|

Burn Your Mask

Date: August 6, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 2:1 |

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Harvest Rochester Burn Your Mask Jonathan Walters -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - - 84% of millennial aged non-Christians know a Christian personally - 15% of millennials notice a positive difference in the lives of those friends - 51% of self professed Christians admit they have attitudes and actions characterized by self-righteousness or hypocrisy - 14% (only 1/7) claim to represent attitudes and actions consistent with Jesus “It’s a lot easier to point fingers at how the culture is immoral than it is to confront Christians in their comfortable spiritual patterns.” - David Kinnaman “Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind,” - Robert Kurzban The sin (of hypocrisy)is in thinking that who others think you are matters a great deal
By |August 6th, 2017|

Imitators of God: As Beloved Children

Date: July 30, 2017

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:1-2 |

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Chapter 5 Be Imitators of God, as beloved children: 1. Walk in love (v.2) 2. Walk as children of light (v.8) 3. Walk Wisely (v.15) God cares deeply about: Who you imitate and How you imitate / Who you imitate Who you imitate: 1. Attention 2. Worship 3. Direction As Children: 1. Curious 2. Learn 3. Fun
By |July 30th, 2017|

Forgive Like Jesus

Date: July 23, 2017

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:32 |

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Forgive like you have been forgiven by forgiving 1. Immediately 5 Excuses to Avoid Forgiveness: - It’s too big - I can’t forgive if I can’t forget - Time will heal it - They have not said sorry - Forgiveness will enable them 2. Without Limits 3. Permanently When I forgive, I resolve to never bring this circumstance or situation up again: - To the one I forgave - To anyone else - To myself
By |July 23rd, 2017|

A Guide For Biblical Communication

Date: July 16, 2017

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:25-32 |

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Speak the TRUTH over lies…ALWAYS (v25) Take care of ANGER…IMMEDIATELY (v26-27) BUILD…don’t DESTROY (v29-31)
By |July 16th, 2017|

On Mission

Date: July 9, 2017

Bible Text: Acts 16:1-15 |

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To be on mission I must move, with other mature disciples, under the church and Spirit, strengthening the church, through the proclamation of the Gospel.
By |July 9th, 2017|

How To Change

Date: July 2, 2017

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:17-28 |

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1. Identify my old patterns 2. Put off my old patterns 3. Put on my new patterns Name your sin Discover what God’s Word says about what the opposite of it will be Confess your sin to God and to a friend Create a plan to change Establish new habits Be patient with slow growth Pray every day for the Spirit to change you
By |July 2nd, 2017|

In The Middle

Date: June 25, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 7:15-8:1 |

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1. It's Better than you Think 2. We're in Process 3. What do you do in the Middle? A) The struggle is proof of life B) You're further than you realize C) Don't give up D) Be faithful
By |June 25th, 2017|

Lets Get Healthy Part 2

Date: June 18, 2017

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 |

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Harvest will be a healthy church if we are: 1) Unified in Behavior 2) Unified in belief   3) Characterized by diversity   4) Characterized by ministry A) Be equipped B) Be edified C)  Be educated D) Be enlarged E) Be established   5) Characterized by maturity a) Be mature in your speech b) Be mature in your service c) Be mature in your sensitivity
By |June 18th, 2017|

Your Summer of Opportunity

Date: June 11, 2017

Bible Text: Acts 3 & 4 |

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1. Who Should I Look For? 2. What do I need to know, do, or be? YOUR SUMMER OF OPPORTUNITY: Neighbor Well VBS Farmer’s Markets Community Service in Small Groups Bring A Friend Sunday on June 25
By |June 11th, 2017|