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Being mindful of God

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Mark 6:14-29.

"Being mindful of God" (Mark 6:14-29)

I.  Our problem:

A. As a result of sin, the eyes of Adam and Eve were “opened,” meaning they had become _________-conscious (Genesis 3:7).

B. Definition:  a preoccupation with ___________________.

1. Adam and Eve attempt to _________________ themselves (Genesis 3:12-13).

2. Herod Antipas is ________________________ (Mark 6:26).

II. A coping mechanism is an ____________ or a _____________ that helps you deal with a stressful or traumatic situation.

A. _________ - consciousness is overcome by _____________- consciousness.

B. Definition:  a preoccupation with ___________________________.

1. ________________ before the Fall (Genesis 1:26-31; 2:15-17).

2. ________________ after the Fall,        enables us to cope with:

a. ____________ -- Romans 8:1, 33-34;

b. ____________ -- 1 Peter 2:19;

c. ____________ -- John 11:25-26;

d. ____________ -- Ephesians 4: 32;

e. ____________ -- Romans 12:1-3;

f. ____________ -- Matthew 11:28-30;

g. ____________ -- Philippians 4:6-7.


Your perception of Jesus is a reflection of you

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Mark 6:1-13.

“Your perception of Jesus is a reflection of you”  (Mark 6:1-13)

I.   Often, what we assume is not ______________.  

A. An assumption is an opinion with the ______________ of certainty. 

1. In the ancient world, status and honor were determined by one’s ____________________________ (vv.2-3). 

2. Labelling:  now and then. 

B. Don’t let your assumptions become obstacles to the truth.

1. Assumptions have __________________ (vv.5-6).

2. They say more about ________ than about others. 

II.  Jesus ______________________ our assumptions!

A. Things are not as they seem. 

1. “I have come not to call the righteous but _____________” (Luke 5:32).

2. “Whoever ___________His life will save it” (Luke 17:33).

3. “The _________ will be last and the _________ will be first” (Matthew 20:16).

4. “When I am __________, then I am strong”   (2 Corinthians 12:10).  

5. Humanity’s ______________ of Christ is God’s ______________ of humanity (Isaiah 53:1-6).

B. Christ calls us not to assume, but to ____________ others (vv.7-13). 


Touching Jesus

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Mark 5:21-43.

“Touching Jesus” (Mark 5:21-43)

I.  ____________ is the ability to do whatever needs doing (John 19:11).

A. The source of all power is ______________ (v.30; Ps. 62:11; Philippians 4:13).

B. Our _______________ decline with age and can leave us at any age (vv.25, 35).

II. In our Gospel, Jesus restores power through _____________ (vv.27-28; 41).

A. Many people “touched” Jesus (v.31), and many will claim a connection with Him (Luke 13:26-27). 

B. This woman (v.27) touched Jesus ______________ (v.34).   

C. ____________ alone receives all that Jesus has to give (vv.34, 36; Romans 3:28), and it is the only touch that matters to Him (vv.30, 34; Hebrews 11:6). 


God's invasive species

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Mark 4:26-34.

“God’s invasive Species”  (Mark 4:26-34) 

I.   The harvest is guaranteed (vv.28-29).

A. We ask, “____________________________________?”   

B. Being impatient, we are tempted to sow “________________” seed (Matthew 16:22; 2 Timothy 4:3).

C. Our faithful labor is never __________________            (1 Corinthians 15:58).

II.  The kingdom/reign of God is embodied in Jesus.

A. He is the ____________ of God (John 1:1; Mark 4:14).

B. He is the least of all “seeds” (v. 31; Isaiah 53:3; Philippians 2:7). 

C. His reign is ________________ (v.32; Matthew 13:33). 

III. Membership has its privileges.

A. Jesus ____________His disciples (vv.33-34).

B. Jesus ministers to the ____________ through His      disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).  


Lost and found

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Genesis 2 & 3.

“Lost and found” (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:8-21)

I.  Life before the fall—man is preoccupied with God

A. God gives man ______________ (Genesis 1:26)

B. God gives man ______________ (2:15)

C. God gives man ______________ (2:16)

D. God gives man a _______________ (2:17)

II. Life after the fall—man is preoccupied with self. (“lost”)

A. I heard…I was afraid…I was naked…I hid…I ate…I ate (3:10-13).

B. Self-centered man now exhibits the signs of guilt:

1. _____________ others,

2. _____________ others,

III. Life continues in spite of the fall

A. The facts warrant death, but God insists on _________for man. 

B. The Seed of the woman will overcome the serpent.

1. A Man reestablishes ________________ over the earth (3:15; Mark 3:27; Heb. 2:14). 

2. A Man reverses the effects of the fall (1 Cor. 15:21-22; Heb. 2:14). 

3. A Man becomes our _________________ (Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21).   This is what it means to be “found.”


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