We Are Better Together

Message Notes

(Luke 10:33-37 NIV) But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. (34) He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. (35) The next day he took out two denariie and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ (36) “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” (37) The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

1.Who is the Samaritan?
a.It is us? (“maybe …. I have done it sometimes ….I wish I could do more though”).
b.Is it Jesus? “(of course it’s Jesus – but he calls us into his plan to bless people”).
c.The local church (“the only sustainable example of Jesus’ love is the local church”).
“There is nothing like the local church when the local church is working right.” —Bill Hybels.

2.We Can’t do it all ourselves
-we need to be part of a team bigger than us.
-and we want to be a contributor to the plan!
(Romans 12:3-5 NKJV) For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.(4)For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,(5)so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

3.So what’s my part?
(Romans 12:6-8 NKJV) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; (7)or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; (8)he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

-Grow course and gift assessment (especially the 7 motivational gifts).
prophecy, serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading, mercy

The Samaritan story today

1.Travelling along life and seeing need – all gifts needed. (workplace, uni, family, connect group).

2.Having compassion – all gifts needed

3.Went over to him – 1st responders – all gifts needed. (encouragers of hope).

4.bandaged – serving, mercy.

5.gave oil and wine to heal – serving, givers, mercy

6.put on his donkey – serving, giving, leadership,

7.brought to inn and gave instructions – leadership

8.gave generously – giving

9.offered to follow-up – encouragement, prophecy,

10… and teaching? Well, that’s what I’m doing right now. Let’s do it, plan it, teach it, spread it.

(Luke 10:37b NKJV) Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

(Ephesians 1:22-23 NKJV) And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, (23)which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Your Next Step

Message Notes

Ephesians 4:11-15 (NIV)
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christmay be built up
13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Next Steps Take You From Elementary to Maturity
Hebrews 6:1-2 (NIV)
1 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
2 instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Next Steps Take You From ‘Baka’ to Strength
Psalm 84:5-7 (NIV)
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

3 Barriers To Taking Next Steps

Our Past
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Our Perspective
Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Our Doubt
Jeremiah 1:4-7 (NIV)
4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.

What Is Your Next Step?

Getting Planted in the Local Church
Sunday Attendance

Solidifying Your Faith

Putting God First

Iron Sharpening Iron
Connect Group

Discovering Your Gifts
Grow Course

Make a Difference
Dream Team

Helping Others Grow

Jesus – Lord Over Sickness and Evil In our Lives 

Message Notes

Jesus is the healer イエスは癒し主
(1500 years before Jesus – ‘Jehovah Rapha’) (イエスが来る1500年前 – ジェホバ・ラファ)
(Exodus 15:26 NKJV) and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
(出エジプト 15:26 新改訳)そして、仰せられた。「もし、あなたがあなたの神、主の声に確かに聞き従い、主が正しいと見られることを行ない、またその命令に耳を傾け、そのおきてをことごとく守るなら、わたしはエジプトに下したような病気を何一つあなたの上に下さない。わたしは主、あなたをいやす者である。」
Matthew 8 – Our healing foretold マタイ 8 – 私たちの癒しが予告されている
“I desire it, be cleansed” 「わたしの心だ。きよくなれ。」
(Matthew 8:3 NKJV) Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
(マタイ 8:3 新改訳)イエスは手を伸ばして、彼にさわり、「わたしの心だ。きよくなれ。」と言われた。すると、すぐに彼のらい病はきよめられた。
“I will come and heal him” 「行って、直してあげよう。」
(Matthew 8:7 NKJV) And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
(マタイ 8:7 新改訳)イエスは彼に言われた。「行って、直してあげよう。」
“as you have believed, let it be done for you!” 「あなたの信じたとおりになるように。」
(Matthew 8:13 NKJV) Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
(マタイ 8:13 新改訳)それから、イエスは百人隊長に言われた。「さあ行きなさい。あなたの信じたとおりになるように。」すると、ちょうどその時、そのしもべはいやされた。
Jesus took our internal pain and our sicknesses イエスは私たちの内側の痛みや病も取ってくれた
(Matthew 8:16-17 NKJV) When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, (17) that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
(マタイ 8:16-17 新改訳)夕方になると、人々は悪霊につかれた者を大ぜい、みもとに連れて来た。そこで、イエスはみことばをもって霊どもを追い出し、また病気の人々をみなお直しになった。(17)これは、預言者イザヤを通して言われた事が成就するためであった。「彼が私たちのわずらいを身に引き受け、私たちの病を背負った。」
600 years before Jesus イエスが来る600年前
(Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV) Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. (5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
(イザヤ 53:4-5 新改訳)まことに、彼は私たちの病を負い、私たちの痛みをになった。だが、私たちは思った。彼は罰せられ、神に打たれ、苦しめられたのだと。(5)しかし、彼は、私たちのそむきの罪のために刺し通され、私たちの咎のために砕かれた。彼への懲らしめが私たちに平安をもたらし、彼の打ち傷によって、私たちはいやされた。

Question: What are ‘the stripes’? 質問:打ち傷とは?
Answer: The day of the cross 2 things happened. 答え:十字架にかかった日、2つのことが起きた
1.The whipping (the stripes) むち打ち(打ち傷)
(John 19:1-4 NKJV) So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. (2) And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. (3) Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. (4) Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.”
(ヨハネ 19:1-4 新改訳)そこで、ピラトはイエスを捕えて、むち打ちにした。(2)また、兵士たちは、いばらで冠を編んで、イエスの頭にかぶらせ、紫色の着物を着せた。(3)彼らは、イエスに近寄っては、「ユダヤ人の王さま。ばんざい。」と言い、またイエスの顔を平手で打った。(4)ピラトは、もう一度外に出て来て、彼らに言った。「よく聞きなさい。あなたがたのところにあの人を連れ出して来ます。あの人に何の罪も見られないということを、あなたがたに知らせるためです。」
2.The cross 十字架
(John 19: 13-16 NKJV) When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. (14) Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” (15) But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” (16) Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led Him away.
(ヨハネ 19:13-16 新改訳)そこでピラトは、これらのことばを聞いたとき、イエスを外に引き出し、敷石(ヘブル語でガバタ)と呼ばれる場所で、裁判の席に着いた。(14)その日は過越の備え日で、時は六時ごろであった。ピラトはユダヤ人たちに言った。「さあ、あなたがたの王です。」(15)彼らは激しく叫んだ。「除け。除け。十字架につけろ。」ピラトは彼らに言った。「あなたがたの王を私が十字架につけるのですか。」祭司長たちは答えた。「カイザルのほかには、私たちに王はありません。」 (16)そこでピラトは、そのとき、イエスを、十字架につけるため彼らに引き渡した。
So…Let’s celebrate The Lord’s Supper and thank Jesus for healing 聖餐式を祝い、イエスに癒しを感謝しましょう
(1 Corinthians 11:23-30 NKJV) For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; (24) and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” (25) In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (26) For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. (27) Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. (28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (29) For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. (30) For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
(1 コリント 11:23-30 新改訳)私は主から受けたことを、あなたがたに伝えたのです。すなわち、主イエスは、渡される夜、パンを取り、(24)感謝をささげて後、それを裂き、こう言われました。「これはあなたがたのための、わたしのからだです。わたしを覚えて、これを行ないなさい。」(25)夕食の後、杯をも同じようにして言われました。「この杯は、わたしの血による新しい契約です。これを飲むたびに、わたしを覚えて、これを行ないなさい。」(26)ですから、あなたがたは、このパンを食べ、この杯を飲むたびに、主が来られるまで、主の死を告げ知らせるのです。(27)したがって、もし、ふさわしくないままでパンを食べ、主の杯を飲む者があれば、主のからだと血に対して罪を犯すことになります。(28)ですから、ひとりひとりが自分を吟味して、そのうえでパンを食べ、杯を飲みなさい。(29)みからだをわきまえないで、飲み食いするならば、その飲み食いが自分をさばくことになります。(30)そのために、あなたがたの中に、弱い者や病人が多くなり、死んだ者が大ぜいいます。

Easter – Living Resurrected

Message Notes

Luke 24:6-7 NIV
[6] He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: [7] ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

John 11:21-26,43-44 NIV
[21] “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. [22] But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” [23] Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” [24] Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” [25] Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; [26] and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

[43] When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” [44] The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

Romans 5:6-8 NIV
[6] You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. [7] Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. [8] But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

What Does The Resurrection Mean For Me?

Forgiven Life

1 John 1:9 NIV
[9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Full Life

John 10:10 NIV
[10] The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Eternal Life

John 3:16 NIV
[16] For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Take Up Your Cross

Message Notes

Luke 9:22-25 (VOICE)
22 The Son of Man must suffer intensely. He must be rejected by the religious establishment—the elders, the chief priests, the religious scholars. Then He will be killed. And then, on the third day He will be raised.
23 If any of you want to walk My path, you’re going to have to deny yourself. You’ll have to take up your cross every day and follow Me.
24 If you try to avoid danger and risk, then you’ll lose everything. If you let go of your life and risk all for My sake, then your life will be rescued, healed, made whole and full.
25 Listen, what good does it do you if you gain everything—if the whole world is in your pocket—but then your own life slips through your fingers and is lost to you?

Resist for Reward
1 Peter 5:8-10 (VOICE)
8 Most importantly, be disciplined and stay on guard. Your enemy the devil is prowling around outside like a roaring lion, just waiting and hoping for the chance to devour someone.
9 Resist him and be strong in your faith, knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are fellow sufferers with you.
10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of grace who has called you [to His everlasting presence] through Jesus the Anointed will restore you, support you, strengthen you, and ground you.

Choose Jesus Daily
Deuteronomy 30:19 (VOICE)
19 I’m calling on the heavens and the earth to be the witnesses against you. I gave you the choice today between life and death, between being blessed or being cursed. Choose life, so that you and your descendants may live!

Matthew 6:24 (VOICE)
24 No one can serve two masters. If you try, you will wind up loving the first master and hating the second, or vice versa. People try to serve both God and money—but you can’t. You must choose one or the other.

Live for An Audience of One
2 Corinthians 5:9 (VOICE)
9 Ultimately it does not matter whether we are here or gone; our purpose stays fixed, and that is to please Him.

Matthew 6:1-4 (VOICE)
1 Jesus: But when you do these righteous acts, do not do them in front of spectators. Don’t do them where you can be seen, let alone lauded, by others. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 When you give to the poor, do not boast about it, announcing your donations with blaring trumpets as the play actors do. Do not brazenly give your charity in the synagogues and on the streets; indeed, do not give at all if you are giving because you want to be praised by your neighbors. Those people who give in order to reap praise have already received their reward.
3-4 When you give to the needy, do it in secret—even your left hand should not know what your right hand is doing. Then your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

How To Please Jesus

1. Spend Time Alone with the Father
Matthew 6:6 (VOICE)
6 When you pray, go into a private room, close the door, and pray unseen to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

2. Ask Big
Psalm 2:8 (NIV)
8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

3. Don’t Shrink Back
Hebrews 10:38 (NIV)
38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”

Adopted as Sons

Message Notes

(Ephesians 1:3-6 MSG) How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

-Blessings all around

-Called to be adopted

-3 important things to know about adoption law.

(1) The adopted person lost all rights to his old family. In law, the old life of the adopted person was completely wiped out. For instance, legally all debts were cancelled; they were wiped out as though they had never been.

(2) The adopted person gained all the rights of a fully legitimate son in his new family. In every way, and in the most legally binding way, he got a new Father and family name.

(3) It followed that he became heir to his new father’s estate. Even if other sons were afterwards born, who were real blood relations, it did not affect his rights. He was co-heir with them.

So …

1. We are taken out of the family of Satan. He has no more claim upon us.

2. We have The Father’s name and authority put upon us.

3. We have access to the Father at all times.

4. We have been chosen by the Father’s delight, and continually live in his love.

5. The Father protects you.

6. The Father provides for you.

7. The Father educates all His children till they become mature. This includes learning and discipline.

8. Lastly, we are co-heirs with Jesus.

(Romans 8:17 NKJV) and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

So … let’s live like sons!

Eternity In My Heart

Message Notes

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Romans 1:20 (NIV)
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Eternity is Real

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

What We Believe, Determines Our Eternity

John 3:36 (NIV)
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

Knowing Jesus Is The Only Way Eternal Life

John 17:2-3 (NIV)
2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Live With Eternity in Your Heart

1.Live With A Eternal Perspective

2.Live for Others

Matthew 25:44-46 (NIV)
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Don’t Sacrifice Eternal Glory for Temporary Pleasure

1 Timothy 6:11-13 (NIV)
11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confessionin the presence of many witnesses.

Jesus is coming again – how should we live today?

Message Notes

Acts 1:9-11 ERV
[9] After Jesus said this, he was lifted up into the sky. While they were watching, he went into a cloud, and they could not see him. [10] They were staring into the sky where he had gone. Suddenly two men wearing white clothes were standing beside them. [11] They said, “Men from Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? You saw Jesus carried away from you into heaven. He will come back in the same way you saw him go.”

Matthew 24:27
[27] When the Son of Man comes, everyone will see him. It will be like lightning flashing in the sky that can be seen everywhere.

1.Jesus return should comfort us- this life is not the end.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NLT
[15] We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. [16] For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. [17] Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. [18] So encourage each other with these words.

2.Jesus return should also prepare us- live ready.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 NLT
[1] Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don’t really need to write you. [2] For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. [3] When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.

How should we live?


1 Peter 4:7-10 ERV
[7] The time is near when all things will end. So keep your minds clear, and control yourselves. This will help you in your prayers. [8] Most important of all, love each other deeply, because love makes you willing to forgive many sins. [9] Open your homes to each other and share your food without complaining. [10] God has shown you his grace in many different ways. So be good servants and use whatever gift he has given you in a way that will best serve each other.



3.Make a difference.


Matthew 28:18-20 ERV
[18] So he came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me. [19] So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. [20] Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time.”

Jesus is coming again – Understand the times.

Message Notes

Acts 1:9-11 ERV
[9] After Jesus said this, he was lifted up into the sky. While they were watching, he went into a cloud, and they could not see him. [10] They were staring into the sky where he had gone. Suddenly two men wearing white clothes were standing beside them. [11] They said, “Men from Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? You saw Jesus carried away from you into heaven. He will come back in the same way you saw him go.”

1 Chronicles 12:32 NLT
[32] From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.

We don’t know the time, but we do know the signs.

1.Natural Signs

Luke 21:25-28 NLT
[25] “And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. [26] People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. [27] Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. [28] So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”

2.Decay of Society.

2 Timothy 3:1-4 Remember this: There are some terrible times coming in the last days. 2 People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud and boast about themselves. They will abuse others with insults. They will not obey their parents. They will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God. 3 They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone. They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 People will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure.


3.Worldwide Spreading of the News of Jesus.

Matthew 24:14 NLT
[14] And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

Matthew 28:18-20 ERV
[18] So he came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me. [19] So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. [20] Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time.”


Message Notes

Acts 1:8 (ERV)
8 But the Holy Spirit will come on you and give you power. You will be my witnesses. You will tell people everywhere about me—in Jerusalem, in the rest of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.”

Dunamis – Miraculous strength, power, or ability

Positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas.

a high explosive

an extremely energetic person.

God is Our Dynamo Source

2 Timothy 1:7 (ERV)
7 The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control.

You Can’t, But YOU Can

2 Corinthians 12:9 (ERV)
9 But the Lord said, “My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power.” So I will gladly boast about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can stay in me.

Our Gifts Release God’s Dynamo Power

2 Peter 1:3 (ERV)
3 Jesus has the power of God. And his power has given us everything we need to live a life devoted to God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus chose us by his glory and goodness,
4 through which he also gave us the very great and rich gifts that he promised us. With these gifts you can share in being like God. And so you will escape the ruin that comes to people in the world because of the evil things they want.

How Can We Increase the Dynamo?

1. Get Into the Word
Hebrews 1:3 (NIV)
3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being,sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

2. Discover and Use Your Gifts

3. Live with Faith for Miracles Every Day
Matthew 13:58 (ERV)
58 Jesus did not do many miracles there, because the people did not believe in him.