A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, June 13    Revelation 1
  • Monday, June 14    Revelation 2
  • Tuesday, June 15    Revelation 3
  • Wednesday, June 16 Revelation 4
  • Thursday, June 17    Revelation 5
  • Friday, June 18    Revelation 6
  • Saturday, June19    Revelation 7

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H

A

P ersonality

E xperiences

Ministry =

 God intends for my ministry to the body of Christ.

 

So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.
(1 Corinthians 14:12, ESV)

 

What Does the Bible Say about Our Abilities? 

The Construction of the Tabernacle – (Exodus 31:1-6)

The Lord said to Moses, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, 4 to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, 5 in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: (Exodus 31:1-6, ESV)

Preparation for Building the Temple – (1 Chronicles 26:29-32)

Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were appointed to external duties for Israel, as officers and judges. 30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, 1,700 men of ability, had the oversight of Israel westward of the Jordan for all the work of the Lord and for the service of the king. 31 Of the Hebronites, Jerijah was chief of the Hebronites of whatever genealogy or fathers’ houses. (In the fortieth year of David’s reign search was made and men of great ability among them were found at Jazer in Gilead.) 32 King David appointed him and his brothers, 2,700 men of ability, heads of fathers’ houses, to have the oversight of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites for everything pertaining to God and for the affairs of the king. (ESV)

Five Facts about our Abilities

  1. Our abilities come from – they reflect the way he has shaped us and made us. 

 

  1. Our abilities are of God’s plan and purpose for our lives.

 

  1. Our abilities should produce and , not .

You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:17-18, NIV84)

  

  1. Our abilities should be developed through education, training, and practice into that will bring .

 

Iron sharpens iron,
    and one man sharpens another.
    (Proverbs 27:17, ESV)

 If the ax is dull
    and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed
    but skill will bring success.
    (Ecclesiastes 10:10, NIV84)

 

  1. Our abilities are revealed and confirmed as we with different areas of ministry.

 

 

At Ingleside, we want to create a climate for ministry where . . .

  •  Excellence is .

 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV84)

  

  • Creativity, innovation, and faith-filled risk taking are !

When we try new ministries or new methods, mistakes will be made.  “No mistakes” likely means that we are not growing or exploring enough new possibilities.  At Ingleside, we have no “failures” in ministry, only “experiments that didn’t work!”

  • People, not programs, are !

There is a difference between personal worth and personal performance.  A failed project does not mean a failed person.  It’s just an opportunity to learn and grow.

  • No one because they are carrying too much of the load.

My primary ministry is in an area where I am most , while my secondary ministry is in an area where I am most !

To start a conversation about serving in ministry at Ingleside, reach out to the staff pastor or minister who is responsible for that area of ministry. 

Classes/groups/studies – [email protected]

Congregational care – [email protected]

Preschool ministry – [email protected]

Worship arts (blended) – [email protected]

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, June 6, 1 John 4
  • Monday, June 7, 1 John 5
  • Tuesday, June 8, 1 Thessalonians 1
  • Wednesday, June 9, 1 Thessalonians 2
  • Thursday, June 10, 1 Thessalonians 3
  • Friday, June 11, 1 Thessalonians 4
  • Saturday, June12, 1 Thessalonians 5

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S piritual Gifts

 H

 A bilities

 P ersonality

 E xperiences

 Six Biblical Basics about our Heart

  1. Before we come to faith in Christ, our heart is a reliable guide.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9, ESV)

  1. God gives us a heart when we come to faith in Christ.

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezekiel 36:26-27, ESV)

  1. The condition of my heart determines what I , what I do, and what I feel.

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12:34b, ESV)

 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. (Matthew 15:19, ESV)

  1. What I do with my reveals the condition and priorities of my heart.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21, ESV)

  1. Because the condition of my heart is so important, I should my heart and choose carefully what I allow to influence it.

Above all else, guard your heart,
     for it is the wellspring of life.
     (Proverbs 4:23, NIV84)

 

  1. When my heart is surrendered to Jesus, shaped by his Word, empowered by his Spirit, and committed to his glory, I can trust and pursue the of my heart.

Delight yourself in the Lord,
     and he will give you the desires of your heart.
     (Psalm 37:4, ESV)

Lessons from Nehemiah:
A Man Who Served with All His Heart

  1. Like Nehemiah, we should cultivate a heart that is toward God, his people, his purposes, and his prompting.

In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. 2 And the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart.” (2:1-2, ESV)

 

  1. As with Nehemiah, the desires of our heart are purified and clarified as we spend in God’s presence.

As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven (1:4, ESV)

 

  1. As with Nehemiah, God will often into our heart the way that he wants us to serve him.

So I went to Jerusalem and was there three days. 12 Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. (2:11-12a, ESV)

  1. As with Nehemiah, serving God with all my heart will often require . . .
  • that is greater than

And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, (4:14, ESV)

  • Resolve that is greater than

When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” (4:1-2, NIV84)

 

  1. Like Nehemiah, when I serve with all my heart it will often result in . . .
  • Enthusiasm that is contagious

6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart. (4:6, NIV84)

  • Excellence born of devotion and sacrifice

So we labored at the work, and half of them held the spears from the break of dawn until the stars came out. 22 I also said to the people at that time, “Let every man and his servant pass the night within Jerusalem, that they may be a guard for us by night and may labor by day.” 23 So neither I nor my brothers nor my servants nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us took off our clothes; each kept his weapon at his right hand. (4:21-23, ESV)

  • Effectiveness that reflects the of God

So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem, for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. (6:15-16, ESV)

 

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, May 30, 1 Corinthians 13
  • Monday, May 31, 1 Corinthians 14
  • Tuesday, June 1, 1 Corinthians 15
  • Wednesday, June 2, 1 Corinthians 16
  • Thursday, June 3, 1 John 1
  • Friday, June 4, 1 John 2
  • Saturday, June 5, 1 John 3

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Spiritual gifts

Heart

Abilities

Personality

Experiences

Three Gifts God Gives Me When I Trust Christ:

1.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal  l life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

2. His  

“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38, ESV)

3. A Special

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…” (1 Peter 4:10, ESV)

  • “pneumatika” (1 Corinthians 12:1): gift
  • “charismata” (1 Corinthians 12:4): gift

  •  Some Key Passage About Spiritual Gifts:
    • Romans 12:1-8
    • 1 Corinthians 12-13
    • Ephesians 4:1-16

Spiritual gifts are “gifts of grace granted by the Holy Spirit which are designed for the edification of the church.”

-Thomas R. Schreiner

 

Ten Truths about Spiritual Gifts

1. Only have spiritual gifts. (1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:9)

2. Every Christian has at least gift. (1 Corinthians 12:7)

3. No one receives the gifts.

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles,     second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all  speak with tongues? Do all interpret? (1 Corinthians 12:27-30)

4. No single gift is given to . (1 Corinthians 12:27-30) 

5. You can’t a spiritual gift. (Ephesians 4:7)

6. The decides what gifts I get. (1 Corinthians 12:11)

7. I am to the gifts God gives me. (2 Timothy 1:6)

8. It’s a sin to the gifts God has given me.

“It is required of stewards that they be found faithful”
(1 Corinthians 4:2)

  •  Key Question: What did you do with what I gave you?

9. The body of Christ my gifts.

18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” (1 Corinthians 12:18-21)

10. Using my gifts God. (John 17:4)

Seven Cautions about Spiritual Gifts

1. Don’t confuse spiritual gifts with abilities.

2. Don’t confuse spiritual gifts with the of the Spirit.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

  • “Gifts” show my .
  • “Fruit” shows my .

3. Don’t confuse spiritual gifts with Christian .

4. Don’t expect others to serve the way you do and have similar .

5. Don’t think your gift is important than others.

6. Don’t think your gift is important than others.

7. Don’t use your gift without !

1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

What Does God Want Me to do With My Gift?

 1. it!

                “…earnestly desire the spiritual gifts…” (1 Corinthians 14:1)

  • my life.
  • with different ministries.

2. it!

“do not neglect the gift you have…” (1 Timothy 4:14)
“fan into flame the gift of God” (2 Timothy 1:6)

3. it!

  • My PRIMARY ministry should be in the area where I am most .
  • My SECONDARY ministry includes serving in any other area where I am .

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, May 23, 1 Corinthians 6
  • Monday, May 24, 1 Corinthians 7
  • Tuesday, May 25, 1 Corinthians 8
  • Wednesday, May 26, 1 Corinthians 9
  • Thursday, May 27, 1 Corinthians 10
  • Friday, May 28, 1 Corinthians 11
  • Saturday, May 29, 1 Corinthians 12

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What are the goals of this series?

  1. To allow the Bible to form and re-form our understanding and practices relate to ministry.
  2. That every Ingleside member will discover their unique, God-given design (S.H.A.P.E.) for ministry.
  3. That every Ingleside member will actually begin or resume serving in the ministry of our church that best expresses what God has made them to be and do.

Our goal is every member a minister!

MINISTRY  =  

In the body of Christ, not everyone is a pastor, but everyone should be a minister!

  1. Since before I was born, God has been me for ministry.

 Your hands shaped me and made me. . . . Remember that you molded me like clay. (Job 10:8, 9, NIV84)

13  For you formed my inward parts;
          you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

          Wonderful are your works;
          my soul knows it very well.
15  My frame was not hidden from you,
          when I was being made in secret,
          intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16  Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
          in your book were written, every one of them,
          the days that were formed for me,
          when as yet there was none of them.
          (Psalm 139:13-16, ESV)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
          and before you were born I consecrated you;
          I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
          (Jeremiah 1:5, ESV)

  1. While every person is created in the image of God, not everyone is shaped in the way.

  1. How God has shaped me will determine where I will serve most effectively and most in ministry in the body of Christ.

 In ministry, function follows form!

  1. Five parts of my God-given shape are . . .

S 

4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:4-8, ESV)

 Key question:  what has God gifted me to do?

H

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, ESV)

 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9, ESV)

 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezekiel 36:26-27, ESV)

 And I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 2:12b, ESV)

 Key questions:  what am I about?  What do I to do?

A

The Lord said to Moses, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, 4 to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, 5 in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. 6 And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: (Exodus 31:1-6, ESV)

Key questions:  what natural and aptitudes has God given me?  What am I  naturally at?

 P

Key question:  where does my temperament best suit me to serve?

 

E

  • What educational experiences have I had?
  • What employment experiences have I had?
  • What experiences have I had?

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, ESV)

  • What previous ministry experiences have I had?

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, May 16, Psalm 89
  • Monday, May 17, Psalm 90  
  • Tuesday, May 18, 1 Corinthians 1
  • Wednesday, May 19, 1 Corinthians 2
  • Thursday, May 20, 1 Corinthians 3
  • Friday, May 21, 1 Corinthians 4
  • Saturday, May 22, 1 Corinthians 5

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What are the goals of this series?

  1. To allow the to form and re-form our understanding and practices relate to ministry.

  1. That every Ingleside member will discover their unique, God-given (S.H.A.P.E.) for ministry.

  1. That every Ingleside member will actually begin or resume in the ministry of our church that best expresses what God has made them to be and do.

Our goal is
every member a minister!

On the gospel ship called Ingleside,
there are no passengers, . . . we are all crew!

What is “ministry”?

45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45, KJV)

45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45, NIV84, NASB95, ESV)

New Testament Greek

  • verb – “diakoneo” = “to minister” or “to serve”
  • noun – “diakonos” = “minister” or “servant”
  • noun – “diakonia” = “ministry” or “service”

MINISTRY  =

Why Should I Be Interested in Ministry?

If I am a Christian, a believer, a Christ-follower . . .

  1. God has me for ministry.

10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10, ESV)

  1. God has me for ministry.

10As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: (1 Peter 4:10, ESV)

  1. God has me for ministry.

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, (Matthew 28:18-19a, ESV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20, ESV)

 

  1. God intends for me to be and in ministry.

11 And he [God] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (Ephesians 4:11-12, ESV)

11 It was he [God] who gave some to be . . . pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (NIV84)

Role of the pastors:  to the believers.

Role of the people:   to do the work of .

For what purpose: up the body of Christ.

  

“Ministry Teams shall be developed by the pastoral and program staff to more effectively mobilize members for ministry.  The pastoral and program staff will have primary responsibility for identifying, recruiting, equipping, deploying, and leading all members to be in ministry (cf. Eph 4:11-13).” (Ingleside Bylaws, IV, A)  

In the body of Christ,
not everyone is a pastor, but everyone should be a minister!

  1. The body of Christ my ministry.

18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” (1 Corinthians 12:18-21, ESV)

  1. I am for my ministry.

12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:12, ESV)

  1. I will be for my ministry.

5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.  7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. (1 Corinthians 3:5-9, NIV84)

23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24, ESV)

Because I am made for ministry,
when I begin to serve God and others in Jesus’ name
through the ministries of my church . . .

God will be glorified,

the church will be edified,

and I will be satisfied.

 

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, May 9, Psalm 82
  • Monday, May 10, Psalm 83
  • Tuesday, May 11, Psalm 84
  • Wednesday, May 12, Psalm 85
  • Thursday, May 13, Psalm 86
  • Friday, May 14, Psalm 87
  • Saturday, May 15, Psalm 88

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A Mother’s Day Quiz

  1. Mother’s Day in the United States was proclaimed to be “the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country” by which President:

 (a) George Washington

 (b) Abraham Lincoln

 (c) Woodrow Wilson

 (d) Franklin Roosevelt

 (e) Ronald Reagan

  1. The U. S. House Resolution designating Mother’s Day as the second Sunday in May was introduced by a representative from which state:

 (a) Alabama

 (b) California

 (c) Georgia

 (d) New York

 (e) Texas

  1. The official legislation and proclamation establishing Mother’s Day requests that mothers be honored by:

 (a) Wearing white carnations

 (b) Giving them red roses

 (c) Serving them a meal

 (d) Getting them a card

 (e) Flying the U.S. flag

What Does the Bible Say about Mothers?

1. It pleases God when we and God-fearing mothers. 

28  Her children rise up and call her blessed;
      her husband also, and he praises her:
29  “Many women have done excellently,
      but you surpass them all.”
30  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
      but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31  Give her of the fruit of her hands,
      and let her works praise her in the gates.
      (Proverbs 31:28-31, ESV)

 

2. Mothers, fathers, and are essential in God’s plan for family formation.

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
      and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
      because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:18-25, ESV) 

The Success Sequence

1) Go to school

2) Get a job

3) Get married

4) Have children 

3. Mothers and fathers should be and .

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12, ESV; cf. Deuteronomy 5:16)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” (Ephesians 6:1-3, ESV)

22  Listen to your father who gave you life,
      and do not despise your mother when she is old.
      (Proverbs 23:22, ESV)

4. God intends for both mothers and fathers to have a significant role in their children.

8  Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
      and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
      (Proverbs 1:8, ESV)

20  My son, keep your father’s commandment,
      and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
      (Proverbs 6:20, ESV)

  1. God expects us to love even more than we love our mothers.

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:34-39, ESV)

46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:46-50, ESV)

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, May 2, Psalm 75
  • Monday, May 3, Psalm 76  
  • Tuesday, May 4, Psalm 77
  • Wednesday, May 5, Psalm 78
  • Thursday, May 6, Psalm 79
  • Friday, May 7, Psalm 80
  • Saturday, May 8, Psalm 81

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A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.
(Ecclesiastes 1:4, ESV)

Which Generation Are You?

  1. (before 1928; 94 or older)
  2. (1928-1945; age 76-93)
  3. (1946-1964; age 57-75)
  4. (1965-1980; age 41-56)
  5. (1981-1996; age 25-40)
  6. (1997-2012: age 9-24)
  7. (after 2012; 8 or younger)

  1. God is over all generations.

11  My days are like an evening shadow;
     I wither away like grass.

12  But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever;
     you are remembered throughout all generations.
     (Psalm 102:11-12, ESV)

10  The Lord will reign forever,
     your God, O Zion, to all generations.
        Praise the Lord! (Psalm 146:10, ESV) 

  1. God’s plans and for his people will be accomplished in every generation.

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
   the purposes of his heart through all generations.
      (Psalm 33:11, NIV84)

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21, ESV)

  

  1. God is good and will be to his people in every generation.

For the Lord is good;
      his steadfast love endures forever,
      and his faithfulness to all generations.
      (Psalm 100:5, ESV)

  1. God intends for every generation of his people to him.

13  But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
        will give thanks to you forever;
        from generation to generation we will recount your praise. (Psalm 79:13, ESV)

 

  1. Every generation is responsible to the generation about the Lord.

17  O God, from my youth you have taught me,
        and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18  So even to old age and gray hairs,
        O God, do not forsake me,
   until I proclaim your might to another generation,
        your power to all those to come.
        (Psalm 71:17-18, ESV)

 

4   We will not hide them from their children,
         but tell to the coming generation
     the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,

        and the wonders that he has done.
5  He established a testimony in Jacob
      and appointed a law in Israel,
   which he commanded our fathers
      to teach to their children,
6  that the next generation might know them,
      the children yet unborn,
      and arise and tell them to their children,
7  so that they should set their hope in God
      and not forget the works of God,
      but keep his commandments;
      (Psalm 78:4-7, ESV)

4  One generation shall commend your works to another,
      and shall declare your mighty acts. (Psalm 145:4, ESV)

 

 

At Ingleside,
we are a multi-generational church,
with a next-generation orientation.

 

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, April 25, Psalm 68
  • Monday, April 26, Psalm 69  
  • Tuesday, April 27, Psalm 70
  • Wednesday, April 28, Psalm 71
  • Thursday, April 29, Psalm 72
  • Friday, April 30, Psalm 73
  • Saturday, May 1, Psalm 74

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“I will build my church,
And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
(Jesus, Matthew 16:18b, ESV)

  1. The church to Jesus.
  2. The church is by Jesus.

  3. The church of Jesus Christ will .

 

Acts 2:37-47 (ESV)

37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. (Acts 2:37-41, ESV)

  1. A prevailing church is composed of those who , , and are as followers of Jesus Christ.

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. (Acts 2:37-47, ESV)

  1. A prevailing church is devoted to the in a way that transforms lives.

  1. A prevailing church is devoted to developing relationships in Christ that feel like .

  1. A prevailing church is devoted to that helps me experience the power and presence of God and express my love for him.

  1. A prevailing church values both group and group gatherings.

  1. A prevailing church is and .

  1. A prevailing church is a church.

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, April 18, Psalm 61
  • Monday, April 19, Psalm 62  
  • Tuesday, April 20, Psalm 63
  • Wednesday, April 21, Psalm 64
  • Thursday, April 22, Psalm 65
  • Friday, April 23, Psalm 66
  • Saturday, April 24, Psalm 67

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Hebrews 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)

 

I , follow, and live for the of Jesus as my Lord, Savior, High Priest, and Shepherd.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. … And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:1, 6, ESV)

let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,
(Hebrews 12:1b-2a, ESV)

 

Hebrews 13

Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,

       “The Lord is my helper;
             I will not fear;
       what can man do to me?” (ESV)

  1. Keep on one another. (v. 1)

  1. Show to strangers. (v. 2)

 

  1. Don’t forget those who are for their commitment to Jesus. (v. 3)

 

  1. Honor as God designed it. (v. 4a)

 

  1. Be sexually . (v. 4b)

 

  1. Don’t be . (v. 5a)

 

  1. in the promises of God’s presence and his provisions. (v. 5b)

 

7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. (Hebrews 13:7-19, ESV)

  1. Honor, , obey, and to your spiritual leaders. (vv. 7, 17)

 

  1. Don’t fall prey to teaching. (vv. 8-9)

 

  1. Be willing to for Jesus and the gospel. (vv. 10-13)

 

  1. Remember that your is in . (v. 14)

 

  1. Always offer to the Lord. (v. 15)

 

  1. Do and with others. (v. 16)

 

  1. (vv. 18-19)

 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (vv. 20-21, ESV)

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, April 11, Hebrews 7
  • Monday, April 12 , Hebrews 8
  • Tuesday, April 13 , Hebrews 9
  • Wednesday, April 14, Hebrews 10
  • Thursday, April 15, Hebrews 11
  • Friday, April 16, Hebrews 12
  • Saturday, April 17, Hebrews 13

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The Context:

  • (Heb 10:32-34)
  • to conform (Heb 13:1-5)
  • Exposure to false (Heb 13:9)

 

“let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,” (Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV)

Hebrews 1:1-3, ESV

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,

  • Jesus is superior to the .

whom he appointed the heir of all things,

  • Jesus is the of all things.

 

through whom also he created the world.

  • Jesus is the agent of .

3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature

  • Jesus is the radiance of God’s and exact imprint of God’s .

and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

  • Jesus holds the together.

After making purification for sins,

  • Jesus made for sins.

he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

  • Jesus sits at the Father’s .

Jesus is:

Son of God                                                       

Expression of God’s Nature

Revelation of God                                         

Preserver of All Creation

Fulfillment of Prior Revelation                  

Purifier of God’s People

Heir of All Things                                           

Authority Over All Creation

Agent of Creation                                         

Mediator for God’s People

Radiance of God’s Glory

 Jesus is superior to:

  • (Hebrews 1:4)

  • (Hebrews 3:3)

  • (Hebrews 7:23-28)

  • The Covenant (Hebrews 8:6-7)

  • Old Testament (Hebrews 9:13-14)