Don’t Duck YOUR Dynasty
What is your Family’s legacy?
Where does your family get its identity?
Joshua 24:14 “So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord alone. 15 But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” (NLT)
We are launching a new sermon series and this is a WONDERFUL time to invite your friends to church. This will be helpful and practical advice on Marriage, Parenting, and Single-Living. It’s all from the Bible!
FEB 9th – Kick off day: Wear Your Camo!
- Week 1: How to Create an Identity for Your Family. You have a family name, history, bloodline, image, etc. We will talk about what that means and how God makes a difference.
- Week 2: How to Set Traditions, Habits, Boundaries, and Discipline – We are creatures of habit. What are your habits teaching your family and those around you?
- Week 3: How to Fight with Family – Let’s face it, we all have disagreements with our spouse, parents, and kids. Pastor Robin AND Erica will talk about how to Biblically disagree and respect one another.
- Week 4: How to Model Grace and Mercy – We shouldn’t just teach about the Bible. We need to model it. This week we will talk about how to LIVE an example of the gospel .
These shirts will be available starting Feb 9th. Get one and represent PSM!
Animated Sermon Series plus other Summer ideas
ANIMATED | July 7th, we launch a new sermon series based on modern day parables: Animated Movies. Every year these movies make billions of dollars all over the world because of their amazing ability to communicate humor, love, evil, good, conflict, resolution, etc. Kids and adults love these movies.
We will spend 4 weeks looking at 4 movies and find out how their message compares to the Bible. It will be educational for families to see how they can use this medium not only for a fun/family night, but also for gospel-centered conversations. We will see how they get the gospel message wrong and sometimes right. We will look at Despicable Me, Monsters University, Up, and The Incredibles. (these are subject to change as the Holy Ghost moves. HA)
July 7th is also a tradition we like to call: SHORT SUNDAY. The entire service is only one hour long and everyone is encouraged to dress down a bit. (even wear shorts).
July 7th is also the beginning of our Summer Guest Giveaway where we will give one of our guests away to another church. JUST KIDDING. Just seeing if you are paying attention. Throughout the summer we are INTENTIONAL about inviting guests to church, and we like to make it a little more interesting! With every guest that someone brings, they will be entered into a drawing for a FREE CRUISE FOR TWO. Our church is taking a cruise in 2014 and someone will go for free. We normally see 300-500 guests attend our church in the Summer and that is a HUGE win!
In other words, July 7th is a big day.
Rapid Fire Scriptures
We answered around 17 questions on our final Sunday of “You Chose the Sermon”. There were a ton of scriptures to write down. Here is a list of the ones we covered: (this does not cover the full answer to the question. To get the full answer, watch our service dated: 7/8/2012)
Why did we vote on sermons?
Proverbs 15:22, 2 Corinthians 13:1, Acts 1
What happens immediately after you die? you go immediately to the temporary version of your eternal home and then after the resurrection of the dead (at the end of the age) we all will be judged and sentenced to an eternal reward/punishment.
Matthew 17:1-9 (The Mount of Transfiguration), Matthew 22:23-32 (God is the God of the living), Luke 16:19-31 (Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom), Luke 23:39-43 (Paradise today), 2 Corinthians 5:1-9 (Absent from the body, present with the Lord), Philippians 1:21 (To die is gain), Revelation 6:9-11 (The souls of them that were slain), Revelation 20:11-15 (Great white throne judgment), 1 Corinthians 15:12-58 (The resurrection), Mark 12:18-27 (Like the angels)
If God forgets our sin, how can he judge us after we die? Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Luke 16:26
If I am not an elder, can I pray for others? What is required for me to pray for others? Is there anything I need to do before I pray for others? James 5:13-16
How do we know if we are doing the will of God? Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119: 11, 2 Tim 3: 16, John 16:13, Proverbs 15:22, Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 20:5, 1 Peter 4:12
Should I feel condemned if I don’t participate in church activities? Hebrews 10:24-35
What does it take to be removed from the church or leadership? Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Timothy 5:17-20
What about alcohol? Ephesians 5:18, Proverbs 23:29-35