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R U Talking 2 Me? — How Big is your Debt?

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22: 36-40 NIV

36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. 44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7: 36-50 NIV

This Week Be willing to:

1. Reflect on and list what God has forgiven in your life

2. What areas/actions of your life still need God’s forgiveness

3. Go Love others as God has Loved You

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R U Talking 2 Me? – What did you call me??

46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:46-49

Wise man ways

  1. Building a house
  2. Dug down deep
    1. A lot of work (additional work)
    2. Requires more time
      1. not certain how long it will take till hit rock
      2. don’t stop till we hit the rock
      3. I can’t live in my house as soon as I would like
  3. Laid the foundation for the house
  4. Built the house on the foundation

Foolish man ways

  1. Building a house
  2. Did NOT Dig down to rock
    1. Easier (less work)
    2. Quicker (less time)
      1. Enjoy the home sooner, can move in sooner
  3. Laid the foundation for the house
  4. Built the house on the foundation

This Week Be willing to:

  1.  Stay the course
  2. Keep digging in God’s Word
  3. Trust Jesus’ words and put them into action

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R U Talking 2 Me? – Stop Changing the Subject

41 Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?” Luke 12:41 NIV

1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Luke 13:1-5 NIV

6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ 8 “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9 NIV 

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Annual Conference Update with Marcus Ricks

Greetings, below is the presentation from our church’s Lay Leader, Marcus Ricks, on the updates, changes, and experiences that he and Pastor Dorsia had during their time at Annual Conference two weeks ago. You may notice a deficiency in audio quality that persists for approximately the first 10-15 minutes of the audio and video*. The problem was corrected at that point and you should experience better sound quality from that point forward. We apologize for the technical issue and are working to resolve it before next Sunday’s sermon.

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An Inviting Life – Destination Unknown

Greetings! We apologize for the delay in getting the video and audio posted! Additionally, we apologize because, as you will notice, the first bit of the sermon was not recorded.

“1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”

4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.” Genesis 12:1-4

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An Inviting Life-The Snare of Selective Hearing

We would like to apologize for the delay in uploading the message from this week. Due to audio/visual difficulties we are unable to provide you with the video version of this weeks sermon. Please see below for the full audio of the sermon.

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Start Small-Do Something (Guest Speaker: Jessica Phillips)

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Matthew 20:28 (ESV)
Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

John 13:13-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

“God wants us to be a part of awesome things,but we have to say yes to doing something… There is always something you can do even when you’re in the busy season of life.” -Tim Tebow

What will you say YES to this week?

An Inviting Life-In the Right Place

Luke 19:1-9

1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.”

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An Inviting Life – From Confusion to Clarity

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and emptydarkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.And God said, …”  Genesis 1:1-3

 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.       1 Corinthians 14:33

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No More Words – Why Are You Crying Out To Me

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.  Exodus 12:15-16
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28: 18-19

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