April 1, 2018 {Easter}: 1 Peter 1:3-9 (Rich Merkouris)

Born Again to a Living Hope

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

July 2, 2017: Luke 10:1-20 (Rich Merkouris)

Timeline of Message

  • 1:30 The Importance of Joy
  • 2:00 The disciples and the power given to them
  • 3:30 Jesus gives a reminder to not rejoice in the success of your ministry
  • 4:00 Rejoice that your names are written in the book of heaven
  • 5:00 It's okay to want to be joyful
  • 5:30 Psalm 16 - God is in the Joy business
  • 7:00 John 17:13 God wants us to have his Joy
  • 8:00 Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice
  • 10:00 Hebrews 12:2 "For the Joy that was set before him, He endured the cross."
  • 12:00 Comparison robs us of our Joy
  • 12:20 We are in the top 5% of wealth in the world
  • 13:50 We are constantly in the comparison trap whether in suffering or when things are going well
  • 15:10 Your comfort is robing you of Joy
  • 15:30 If you are comfortable you are not relying on God
  • 17:30 Story of Munchies 
  • 18:20 Where would Jesus have you go? Have your kids go?
  • 20:30 A temporary perspective will rob you of your joy
  • 20:25 Do you have a temporary or eternal perspective?
  • 21:10 What are you a consistent presence of?
  • 24:00 Luke 10 Go spread the Word to all people 
  • 25:50 You and I would not be here today if others had not spread the Word of God
  • 27:00 Luke 10:4 The method of spreading the Word of God
  • 32:00 Our battle is not against flesh and blood it is against Satan
  • 33:15 We need to change our perspective that we have an opportunity to share the Word
  • 33:30 Story of brushing teeth
  • 35:00 We got to be all in because of what is at stake
  • 35:45 Your circumstance is temporary because your eternity is fixed
  • 36:00 We rejoice because our name is in the book of heaven 

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