Building & Becoming Week 9

Nehemiah 9

  1. Look to God first
  2. Realize that you’re never too far from God’s love
  3. Understand that spiritual growth is a lifelong process
  4. Commit your life to him right now

Big Idea: It’s never too late for a new start with God



Building & Becoming Week 8

Nehemiah 8, Psalm 107:9

  1. Hunger leads to spiritual vigor
  2. God’s Word is the center piece for spiritual renewal
  3. God’s Word always challenges us to respond

Those who hunger and thirst for Jesus will always be satisfied. 



Building & Becoming Week 7

Nehemiah 4, James 1:19, Proverbs 17:28, 18:13

Big Idea: Good listening lets you lead strongly, honor God, and love others well.

  1. The people said: We have lost our strength. We have lost our vision. We have lost our confidence.
  2. Listen to the needs of people and make changes accordingly.
  3. Remind everyone of the bigger deeper picture.
  4. Remind people of God’s promises to give them courage.



Building & Becoming Week 6

Nehemiah 6:1-15, Matthew 26:39, Gal 6:9

Big Idea: Its always to soon to give up.

  1. Don’t let others knock you off course.
  2. Prove yourself with results not words.
  3. Don’t take the easy way out.



Building & Becoming Week 5

Nehemiah 5

1. Take time to think through it.
2. Understand that people are not the problem.
3. Address the problem directly.
4. Offer realistic solutions.
5. Set the right example
6. Ask for a commitment

Big Idea: Healthy and effective problem solving honors God and helps others.



Connected for Good

Guest Speaker today Pastor Rick Parker

John 15:1-8

  1. Your position for connection must be constant.
  2. Your cultivation for connection must be consistent.
  3. Your production from connection must come from the root.



Building & Becoming Week 4

Nehemiah 4:1-4, 6, 7-9, 10-13, 14

  1. Pray about it.
  2. Keep working.
  3. Keep your guard up.
  4. Stay close to the right people.
  5. Be ready but not on offense.
  6. Remember your reasons.

Big Idea: Responding to criticism in a God honoring way allows me to grow.



Building & Becoming Week 3

Nehemiah 2:16-18, 3:3, 3:19-20, 

Big Idea: God gives us inspiration so we can inspire others.

  • Inspire by sharing a compelling vision.
  • Inspire by giving them ownership in the project.
  • Inspire by recognizing them for a job well done.



Building & Becoming Week 2

Nehemiah 2, Mark 1:12-13

Prepare your heart and mind while waiting.

Big Idea: Preparation honors God, and the gifts He’s given me.

Eight Steps while Preparing for a Fresh Vision!

  1. Ask the right questions.
  2. Read the right things.
  3. Talk to the right people.
  4. Watch the right trainings.
  5. Associate with the right people. 
  6. Practice the right skills.
  7. Network with everyone who may be able to help.
  8. Share your vision with the right people.

Prepare for lonely times.

Prepare to be criticized by people that don’t get it.



Building & Becoming Week 1

Nehemiah 1:11

Big Idea: Building a strong life starts with willingness.

Be willing to become more than you are.

Nehemiah 1:1-4

Be willing to have a broken heart

Nehemiah 1:5-6

Be willing to take responsibility.

John 10:18

Big Idea: Building a strong life starts with willingness.



Sacred Rhythms Week 13

  • Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)
  • Lectio (Read Slowly)
  • Oratio (Pray Thoughtfully)
  • Meditatio (Focus Meditatively)
  • Contemplatio (Listen Carefully)

Big Idea: Its important to get into God’s word. But it’s more important to get God’s word into us.



Sacred Rhythms Week 12

Big Idea: Learning to love Jesus is the process of our disciplines turning into devotionLearning to love Jesus is the process of our disciplines turning into devotion

Deuteronomy 7:7-8, Psalm 63:1-8

  • The Bible is a love story about God’s relentless pursuit of you
  • Transformation comes when I am filled with an awareness of God’s love and presence.
  • Devotion through contemplation is longing for Jesus, not for what Jesus can do for you



Sacred Rhythms Week 11

Acts 27:18-38

  1. Look for Him during chaos.
  2. Allow yourself to feel the sadness and frustration.
  3. Take care of your basic needs.
  4. Always stay with the ship during chaos.
  5. Remember that God turns simple evil into complex good.

Big Idea: Chaos only comes in the middle of the story. In the end, Jesus clams all our chaos.


Sacred Rhythms Week 10

Acts 8:4-18

1. Everyday Christians Went around sharing about Jesus.

2. Christians shared the word and served people in need

3. Christians covenanted together in community

4. Racial reconciliation came as a result of the gospel being preached and lived out.

Big Idea: Pursue Jesus and you may experience the supernatural. Pursue the supernatural and you might miss Jesus.

Sacred Rhythms Week 9

Romans 12:1-2,  Ephesians 4:20-24, Psalm 49:1-4, Proverbs 1:5-7  

1. When you grow spiritually you also grow mentally and intellectually.

2. Words of wisdom are an active part of worship. 

3. Loving God more always includes sharpening our minds.

Big Idea: For a Christian, every time you understand something new about God, it will bring you closer to Him.

Sacred Rhythms Week 8

Title: Connecting with God by caring for others.

Luke 10:25-37

1. Jesus is for the Outcast.
2. A profound way to love God is to care for others.
3. Caring for those in need is a beautiful picture of what Christ does for us.

Sacred Rhythms Week 5

Our guest speaker Skyler Parker speaks about God's call to "go" in our lives.

Psalm 139:15-16

Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 28:19-20

Truth #1
God has been preparing you to “Go” and make disciples since the beginning of time.

1 Samuel 17:20-26

Truth #2
Sometimes God Stirs your heart so that you will “Go” and rescue others when no one else will

1 Samuel 17:33-37

Truth #3
God gives you the experiences and the strength you need to “Go” and be light in a dark world

1 Samuel 17:40

Truth #4
God has given you all the weapons you need to “Go” and set the captives free.

John 19:17

Sacred Rhythms Week 4

Numbers 21:4-8

1. My primary problem in life is that I’m never satisfied
2. To be rescued from dissatisfaction, I must admit my brokenness
3. Looking to Jesus is the only solution for my sin.

John 3:7-10
John 3:14-15
2 Kings 18:4

Big Idea: Nothing will ever satisfy our hearts until Jesus is all our hearts desire.