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Living the Good Life

Good Life bannerHow do we really enter into the good life?

This is the heart of what I talked about in my message this past weekend, “Living the Good Life.” This is the first of two weeks on Psalm 23 at Eastbrook Church in our series, “The Good Life.”

The outline and video file for the message is below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. You can access all the messages from “The Good Life” series here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on VimeoFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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The Good Life

Good Life bannerThe next two weekends at Eastbrook I will speak about “The Good Life” from Psalm 23.

In a world the trivializes nearly everything and mocks both meaning and depth, what sort of truths do we encounter in Psalm 23? While much of our contemporary American Christianity relegates Psalm 23 to either sentimentalism or the closing days of our lives, what would it look like to truly enter into the realities found in Psalm 23 in our daily lives? What does it mean to live the “with-God” life where He is our Shepherd daily and all lifelong? I have a hunch that it would be the good life which so many people are desperately trying to find.

July 19/20“Living the Good Life” – Psalm 23:1-4

July 26/27 – “Sustaining the Good Life” – Psalm 23:4-6

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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What Makes You Wanna Shout?

On June 22 at Eastbrook Church, we had an outdoor worship service with 30 baptisms and block party afterwards called the Big Block Bash. It was a blast to see more than one thousand people spread out worshiping the Lord and celebrating what God is doing in our church, city, and individual lives.

Here is the short message that I preached in the service based out of Luke 19:1-10, where Jesus encounters Zacchaeus. I built the sermon off the question: “what makes you wanna shout?”

Love Your Neighborhood: BIG BLOCK BASH from EastbrookChurch on Vimeo.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Living at the Intersection (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “Living at the Intersection,” from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church as part of our “Love Your Neighborhood” series.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What has been one of the most powerful ways you have experienced love from another person in your life? What happened? What did it mean to you?
  2. This week we continue our series, “Love Your Neighborhood,” by looking at two monumental teachings from Jesus known as the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We will examine how these key teachings fit together. Whether you are alone or with a small group, begin by asking God to speak to you and then read both Matthew 22:34-40 and 28:18-20 aloud.
  3. In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus summarizes the entire law of Moses with a very simple statement. What is the essence of what Jesus says, and why would you say that this summarizes all of the Jewish law?
  4. Jesus’ interrogator was a Pharisee, one of the strictest adherents of the religion of Israel in Jesus’ time. It is likely that this interrogator was intending to trap Jesus. Why do you think Jesus’ response may have silenced Him?
  5. Matthew 28:18-20 is often referred to as the Great Commission. What would you say are the main elements of this brief teaching by Jesus to His disciples?
  6. How would you restate Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 22:34-40 and 28:18-20 in your own words? How might you combine them together into one unified statement?
  7. In your own life, would you say you err more on the side of letting your words or your deeds show Jesus? What’s a practical way you could represent Jesus more fully this week by adding deeds to your words, or words to your deeds?
  8. What is one specific truth or point of application that God is speaking to you through this study? Write it down. If you are in a small group, share your thoughts with one another.
 
 

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Living at the Intersection

Love Your Neighborhood bigWhat happens when individual believers and the church together live at the intersection of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, of words and deeds, of proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel? I’ll tell you what…it’s dangerous and attractive faith.

This is the heart of what I talked about in my message this past weekend, “Living at the Intersection,” at Eastbrook Church. This was the second weekend in our series entitled “Love Your Neighborhood.”

The outline and video file for the message is below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. You can access all the messages from the “Love Your Neighborhood” series here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on VimeoFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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