Weekly Sermon Outline

November 12, 2017

Gifts from God

"Orphans & Widows: What Does God Do in Less than Ideal Situations?"

2 Corinthians 5:15-21


Psalm 68:5
HE IS— A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His Holy dwelling.

Isaiah 1: 17
Learn to do right; seek justice.  Encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

In the less than ideal situations, God does 2 things.

  1.  God sent Jesus to the less than ideal situation.
  2.  He sends redeemed and freed people in Christ into less than ideal situations.

Reconciliation ~ kattallage = restoration

James 1:27
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Action steps:

  1.  Pray for the fatherless.
  2.  Wrap your arms around a family.
  3.  Become a foster parent.
  4.  Come tonight and hear more about our story and get resources on adoption.
  5.  You can pray about adopting a child.


November 19, 2017

Mimics: Imitators of the One

"Commissioned: Why Do We Disciple?"

Matthew 28: 16-20


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