Standing in the Gap - Sermon - Dec 9, 2018

December 13, 2018

Standing in the Gap

Philemon 17–20

  1. Paul _________ Onesimus _____________ 17 If then you regard me a partner, accept him as you would me.

    1. Paul considers Philemon a __________ ______________
    2. Paul wants Onesimus given his _______ _________     


  1. Paul _____________ Onesimus ________ 18 But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account; 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand, I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well).

    1. Paul _________ to _______ for Onesimus debt
    2. Paul ________________ to __________ for Onesimus debt
    3. Paul _____________ Philemon of _____ _____  ________


  1. Paul _________ the ___________ 20 Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

    1. Paul wants Philemon to ________ him _____
    2. Paul wants Philemon to __________ his _________




The Sovereign Separation - Sermon Dec 2, 2018

December 13, 2018

The Sovereign Separation

 Philemon 15–16


  1. Onesimus escape was _____________ 15 For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while

    1. Perhaps God was ______________
    2. There was a __________ ___________ for this separation        
  2. ___________________ Onesimus to the Lord …that you would have him back forever
    1. Onesimus is going ___________ to _______________
    2. Onesimus is going ___________ to _______________


  1. ______________ set Onesimus free 16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave

    1. Paul suggested Onesimus was ____ ____________ a slave
    2. Paul suggested Onesimus was _______ ________ a slave


  1. Onesimus had no more need to _______…a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord

    1. Onesimus had a ______________ change
    2. _______ sees ____________ as a brother
    3. _______ wants _____________ to see Onesimus as a brother




The Reluctant Farewell - Sermon Nov 25, 2018

December 12, 2018

The Reluctant Farewell

 Philemon 12-14


  1. Returning Onesimus was _________ for Paul

              12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very      heart


  1. Paul sent ____________ back
  2. Paul sent his ________ back


  1. Returning Onesimus was ___________ for Paul

13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel;

  1. Paul wanted to __________ Onesimus
  2. Paul ____________ from Onesimus
  3. The kingdom ____________ from Onesimus


  1. Returning Onesimus was __________ for Paul

14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.


  1. Paul wanted Philemon’s ____________
  2. Paul wanted Philemon’s _______________



Listen Up! Workshop - Sunday Night Nov 18,2018

November 20, 2018

Listen Up! Workshop


Effective Listening

Importance of listening


Section 1 - Listen for Clarity

Listening Skill: Listen for Clarity



Effective Listening Principle: Take the Initiative



Effective Listening Principle: Give Attention



Section 2 - Listen for Understanding

Listening Skill: Listen for Understanding



Effective Listening Principle: Stop Talking



Effective Listening Principle: Remove Distractions



Section 3 - Listen for Feelings

Listening Skill: Listen for Feelings



Effective Listening Principle: Allow Emotion



Effective Listening Principle: Allow Silence



Section 4 - Listen Non-defensively

Listening Skill: Listen Non-defensively



Effective Listening Principle: Withheld Judgment



Effective Listening Principle: Be Patient



Section 5 - Listen with the HeaRT

Listening Skill: Listen with the Heart



Effective Listening Principle: Keep Confidences



Effective Listening Principle: Avoid Advice and Problem Solving



Effective Teamwork

What is a team?



Five dysfunctions

Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust

The fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of trust within the team.



Dysfunction #2: Fear of Conflict

The desire to preserve artificial harmony stifles the occurrence of productive ideological conflict.



Dysfunction #3: Lack of Commitment

The lack of clarity or buy-in prevents team members from making decisions they will stick to.



Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of Accountability

The need to avoid interpersonal discomfort prevents team members from holding one another accountable.



Dysfunction #5: Inattention to Results

The pursuit of individual goals and personal status erodes the focus on collective success.




It’s All in the Approach - Sermon Nov 18,2018

November 20, 2018

It’s All in the Approach

 Philemon 8-11

  1. Paul could ________ Philemon to comply based on __________

    1. 8 Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is proper,
    2. Paul reminded Philemon of his _________
    3. Paul challenged Philemon to do the _______ ________
  1. Paul chose to _____ Philemon to comply based on _______          

    1. 9 yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you—since I am such a person as Paul, the aged, and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—
    2. Paul changed his ________
      1. Paul chose to focus on ______
      2. Paul _______ for Philemon’s agreement
      3. Paul reminded Philemon of his ___________


  1. Paul has a _________ __________ with Onesimus

    1. 10 I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me.
    2. Onesimus was like a _____ to Paul
    3. Onesimus was ________ of Paul’s ministry
      1. Onesimus was a ____________ man
      2. Onesimus left home __________
      3. Onesimus will return home __________





Remember Those Days

November 20, 2018

Remember Those Days

Pastor Scott Price

 Esther 9:28



  1. Some days should be ________________

               So, these days were to be remembered…


  1. Some days should be _____________

…and celebrated throughout every generation, every family, every province and every city…


  1. Some memories should never _________

…and these days of Purim were not to fail from among the Jews, or their memory fade from their descendants.


Setting the Stage

November 20, 2018

 Setting the Stage

Taught by Scott Price

 Philemon 4-7


  1. Paul shows ________ _________________ for Philemon
    1. I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayer
    2. Philemon was a _______ _____ of Paul’s prayer life (Luke 18:1)
    3. because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints.
    4. Philemon had a __________ that ____________ him (Acts 11:22)
    5. Philemon’s reputation was a ______ _____
  2. Paul ___________ ____________ in Philemon’s ministry
    1. and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake.
    2. Paul is interested in ____________ (1 Cor. 16:8–9)
    3. Paul is interested in the ____________ ________
    4. Paul is interested in ____________ ____________ (Acts 9:36)
  1. Paul ____________ Philemon of the _________ of his ministry
    1. For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
    2. Paul has __________ __________ from Philemon’s ministry (1 Timothy 6:15–16)
    3. Because the _______ has _________ from Philemon’s ministry (Matthew 11:28)



May I have Your Attention Please?

November 1, 2018

Please join us today as Pastor Scott Price teaches out of Philemon.

October 28, 2018

May I have Your Attention Please?

 Philemon 1–3


  1. Paul approached Philemon with __________

    1. 1a)Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother to Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker…
    2. Paul approached Philemon as a __________, not a _____________
    3. Paul approached Philemon as a ________, not a ______________
  2. Paul included those with shared ___________________
    1. 1b)…and Timothy our brother…2) and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
    2. Paul included ____________
    3. Paul included the ___________
    4. Paul included the ___________
  1. Paul framed his request in the proper ____________

    1. 3)Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    2. Paul’s request is based on uncommon _________
    3. Paul’s request is based on uncommon _________



A Call to Purity

October 23, 2018

Welcome Scott Price as he teaches us out of Psalm 51


A Call to Purity 

 Psalm 51


  1. David Sought God’s _________

           Psalm 51:1a           


  1. David Sought God’s __________

           Psalm 51:1b–2

           Psalm 51:7


  1. David __________________ His Sin

          Psalm 51:3–5


  1. David Understood God Wanted _____________

          Psalm 51:6


  1. David Sought God’s _________________

          Psalm 51:8–10a


  1. David Sought ________________

         Psalm 51:10b–12


  1. David Sought to be _______________ Again

          Psalm 51:13–15


  1. David Sought True ______________

          Psalm 51:16–19



Always Rejoice

October 23, 2018

Welcome Scott Price as he teaches us out of Habakkuk.


Always Rejoice

Habakkuk 3:17–19


  1. Believers Experience Ups and Downs

    1. 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And              the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off           from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls
    2. What do you do when your very _____________ is threatened?
      1. Look to ______
      2. Look to ________
    3. Don’t miss the _______________ between America and Judah.
      1. Relative ________
      2. Unprecedented ____________
    4. Judah’s path doesn’t have to be our path.
      1. What __________ can one person have?
  2. Believers Trust in the Trustworthy
    1. 18 Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
    2. Through any situation, there is reason to _______
      1. Our God is _______________ over His enemies
    3. Through any situation, there is reason to ________
      1. Our God is _______________ above all others
    4. Through any situation, God is Mighty to _______
      1. Our God is the God of ____________
  3. Believers Triumph Through Surrender
    1. 19 The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.
    2. Our ______________ isn’t of our own making
    3. Our __________ isn’t of our own making
    4. Our __________ isn’t of our own making