We > Me

Bulletin/Handout notes
Original Message/Sermon: J. Chastain
From One50Five service on 9/25/11.
(listen to sermon at one50five.com)
From the series: ”  > ”  (Greater Than)
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NLT
God’s “Bigger Picture” requires us to work together AS CHRISTIANS.
What is God’s bigger Picture?
How can I get involved?
Three Ways People Worked Towards the “Bigger Picture”:
1. By TAKING RISKS. (Rahab and the two spies: Joshua 2:1-22)
2. By BEING COMMITTED. (David and Jonathan: 1 Samuel 20:1-42)
3. By SETTING THE EXAMPLE. (Jesus: Matthew 1- John 21)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.” Acts 1:8 NLT
Matthew 1:1-16— The Genealogy of Jesus
Rahab and Jonathan played a role in Jesus “Bigger Picture”: SALVATION FOR EVERYONE.
Walk away point: When WE recognize God’s “Bigger Picture” and live as though we are meant to fulfill it, we BECOME GREATER.

Emails from Allen (9/27/11)

Christoper Columbus arrives in America

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It’s been a stormy 10 years – an attack on our mainland, 2 wars with pain and sacrifice, an economic recession and an economic crash, and a lot of good people looking for work. In storms, it’s easy to face each day with real fear. That’s where Christopher Columbus comes in.
Each morning on the Santa Maria in 1492 began the same way as the ship bobbed its way to America‘s shores. The ocean was the zone from which many people never returned, a place of fear. So Columbus managed the first minutes of each day in the same way. The clear, crisp voice of a young sailor would pierce the sea air each morning, singing these words
Blessed be the light of day
And the Holy Cross we say
And the Lord of Verite (Truth)
And the Holy Trinity
Blessed be the immortal soul
And the Lord who keeps it whole
Blessed be the light of day
and He who sends the night away
Christopher Columbus and his crew were doing a lot of traveling into uncharted waters, and they began each day with, “Thank you.” That is what these words are. Thank you. Gratitude. Because when you say thanks, or think thanks, or burst into a song of thanks like the little guy on the deck 500 years ago, no other thinking is possible. There’s no room for grim thoughts that weaken your resolve. Gratitude makes no room for the negative. Say thanks for the day, and you will not only get through it; you just might triumph over it. It worked for Columbus. Here’s to thankful sailing.

Grace and Peace,


Step 3: Temptations


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Step 2: Bad Influences


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Serving > Ourselves

Bulletin/Handout notes
Original Message/Sermon: R. Frisone
From One50Five service on 9/19/11.
(listen to sermon at one50five.com)
From the series: ”  > ”  (Greater Than)
“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30
Three truths about serving:
1. Serving is NEVER about us.
2. People see God through serving.
3. Serving HUMBLES us.
Walk away point:
We need to become >.

Step 1: Blaming God


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Lose your faith in five easy steps!


Today is the first in a five-part series I am titling “Lose your faith in 5 easy steps”. That probably sounds a little counterproductive to what we normal shoot for at I.M., but I think it is far past time we talk about the five main things that immediately kill our faith, and these things aren’t even the BIG things people normally think about, these are the small things, that eat away at our faith like a cancer slowly but surely over a long period of time. I was inspired for this series by reading the book Weird, which I recommend, Craig Groeschell is an awesome Christian author.

Have you ever found a piece of glass on the beach? Probably not, but trust me, they are there. The thing about glass shards dropped on beaches is that over time, the elements smooth the rough edges, grind the piece down, and eventually, it just looks like another smooth-sided pebble on the beach. We have a choice to avoid becoming like very other pebble on that beach by resisting these five things.

First on the list is our title for today, BLAMING GOD. We will be getting in to that tomorrow in our audio section, stay tuned!!

John, Lester & the pistol


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Being Rooted In God’s Family


Bulletin/Handout notes

 Original Message/Sermon:  Pastor Jeff Daws
From morning service at Stockbridge Community Church on 9/11/11.
(listen to sermon or make a donation at SCCview.Net)
Today’s point: Loving God + Loving people = LIFE.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39
***How to make the most of my life.
1. Learn to become loving.
When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers. Galatians 6:10
Let love be your greatest aim. 1 Corinthians 14:1a
2. Give the greatest expression of love: time.
My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. 1 John 3:18
Truly I tell you, Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40 
3. Take advantage of opportunities to express love now.
Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave himself to God as a sacfifice to take away your sins. Ephesians 5:2
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6
Your next steps today:
1) I will express love to my church family by attending faithfully.
2) I will express love to God by spending time with His people in a Connect Group.
3) I will step up as ONE with my church family to express God’s love.
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Why the blood?


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