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One Thing

6/10/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES First ____________ are lasting __________.It’s all about the __________ __________.If it was good, __________ did it.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Tell about a time when you really wanted to impress someone, but the result was not very impressive.The Corinthian church wanted honors level teaching, but Paul gave them basics. Why do you think he did that?Where do you see the...

Duration:00:15:20

What comes next?

6/4/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Hebrews 13:1-8 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Let __________ and __________ defeat every kind of fear.Faith is the strongest __________ we leave.Jesus Christ is the only __________, and that’s enough.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Tell about a time when you were a stranger, and someone welcomed you. How did it make you feel?As you read through Hebrews 13:1-6, what are some potential places for fear or concern? What are the acts...

Duration:00:20:34

Good Question, God: "Can these bones live again?"

5/27/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Ezekiel 37:1-14 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES When __________ asks a question, it’s not to look for __________.What God __________ is more important that how things __________ to us.New __________ comes when we let __________ be God.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Tell about the most “alive” place you’ve seen, and describe what made it so alive.What are some questions God is asking the church these days?Thinking of those...

Duration:00:22:31

Good Question, Jesus: "Who do you say I am?"

5/20/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 9:18-20 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Jesus will call us ___________ __________ and __________ __________ the crowd.Jesus asks no more important question than “Who do you say that __________ __________?”If you don’t have an __________, ask __________ to show you.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Who explained the Gospel to you for the first time in a way that made it understandable?Why do you think Jesus calls the disciples...

Duration:00:21:00

Good Question, Jesus: "Can your worries add a single moment to your life?"

5/13/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Matthew 6: 24-27 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES We’re __________ when we make anything other than God our __________.Walking in __________ undoes our worries. Dwelling in our worries __________ them.Worry is a __________ and a __________.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION How do you acknowledge Mother’s Day?What are the ways people would be enslaved to money in Jesus’ day? What are ways people are enslaved to money today?How does...

Duration:00:17:53

Good Question, Jesus: "Do you love me?"

5/6/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong John 21:3-19 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Jesus won’t let us __________ __________ without a good chase.Restoration may __________ us of our __________, but won’t rub our noses in it.Love is an __________ more than a __________.Tending Christ’s sheep may be the __________ of us.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION What is your favorite thing to do on a lake / beach? Why?What is the significance of Peter going back to what he did...

Duration:00:23:36

Good Question, Jesus: "Do you believe I am able?"

4/29/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Matthew 9:27-31 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES We may not hear the important question if we’re not __________.Faith is ready when the __________ comes.Faith doesn’t wait for __________ before building a __________.Jesus’ question gave them a chance for __________.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Name something you almost always over-prepare for, and describe why. Name something you almost always under-prepare for, and why.Name...

Duration:00:16:23

Good Question, Jesus: "Why are you afraid?"

4/22/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Matthew 8:23-27 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Jesus __________ deeply. He’s just not __________ about it.Let Christ’s __________ be more contagious than our __________.Perfect __________ casts out all __________.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Tell about a time when you got caught in a bad storm. What were you thinking? What were you feeling?Look at the scripture that follows this passage in Matthew 8. Why was Jesus crossing...

Duration:00:17:05

Good Question, Jesus: "Why do you call me 'Lord?'"

4/15/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 6:46-49 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES “Jesus is __________” has always been a controversial statement.__________-__________ are made by living our Jesus’ teaching.We shouldn’t be surprised when __________ results in __________.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Name someone you know personally who has most motivated or inspired you. Why do you think that is?If we are saved by grace and not works, why are our actions and...

Duration:00:17:06

Good Question, Jesus: "Which one obeyed?"

4/8/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Matthew 21:28-32 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Jesus will answer your __________ with a __________.Obedience is not just __________, but __________ right things.It’s more about being on the right __________ than being in the right __________.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Have you made a public profession of faith (like confirmation)? Tell about that experience.What are the benefits of challenging people’s thinking with...

Duration:00:13:37

Miracles: Resurrection

4/1/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Mark 16:1-11 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES We can faithfully tend to __________ while totally missing the __________ of God.Just because we’re not __________ Jesus doesn’t mean He isn’t __________.It wasn’t Jesus’ __________ in the tomb that showed His power. It was His __________.Resurrection presents us with a __________.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION What is your favorite Easter candy?What were some of the emotions the...

Duration:00:21:03

Miracles: Swordplay Undone

4/1/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 22:47-53 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC

Duration:00:09:34

Miracles: Waking the Dead

3/25/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong John 11:1-46 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Next: Miracles: Resurrection Mark 16:1-11

Duration:00:21:20

Miracles: In Pig Trouble

3/18/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 8:26-40 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Jesus will go out of His way to __________ the __________.Naming the current __________ allows Jesus to __________ it.Sometimes the power of God is met with __________ instead of __________.A __________ life is the most valuable sign of Jesus’ saving power.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION What’s the creepiest place you’ve even visited? What made it so spooky?Read Luke 8:22-25. Why do...

Duration:00:18:56

Miracles: A Centurion's Servant

3/11/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 7:1-10 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Signs are both a __________ to and __________ of faith.The reach of Jesus goes beyond all __________.It wasn’t the officer’s __________, but his faith that drew him to Jesus.Jesus says, “Look at that __________!”FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION When did you feel like you had the most authority? What was that experience like for you?How do you find that miracles are both a response to and...

Duration:00:15:48

Miracles: A Centurion’s Servant

3/11/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 7:1-10 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES Signs are both a __________ to and __________ of faith.The reach of Jesus goes beyond all __________.It wasn’t the officer’s __________, but his faith that drew him to Jesus.Jesus says, “Look at that _____ [...]

Duration:00:15:48

Miracles: Through the Roof

3/4/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Mark 2:1-12 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES We cannot make the __________, but we can help arrange the __________.When Jesus heals, He wants to heal the __________ person.Jesus may have a very different order for __________ than what we can see.Jesus takes on the __________ situation simply to prove that He can.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Who was the last person to pick you up and carry you? When did that happen?What do you...

Duration:00:21:51

Miracles: Poison in the Pew

2/25/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Mark 1: 21-28 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES The presence of __________ and __________ __________ stirs things up.Sometimes __________ comes from within.The __________ doesn’t need any more advocates.When Christ proves powerful, the __________ should spread.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Name a teacher who had the greatest command of the materials being taught. What difference did that make in your learning?How do you practice...

Duration:00:15:08

Miracles: Water to Wine

2/18/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong John 2:1-12 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC SERMON NOTES The intended outcome of __________ and __________ is that people believe in Jesus.Miracles are born out of __________ situations.Jesus miraculously spared the __________ from absolute humilation.Miracles must draw our focus to the __________ of Jesus.FOR DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION Have you witnessed what you would call a miracle? If so, please describe it.How would you describe the...

Duration:00:16:07

Ash Wednesday: Tempted

2/18/2018
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by Rev. Grant Armstrong Luke 4:1-13 Online Offering - Secure web based giving to First UMC

Duration:00:12:55