Go! by John Kitterman (Nov 12, 2017) – Video Sermon

Have you ever experienced that God gives us dreams that are bigger than ours and scary if we had to walk out that dream alone? But that’s why we’re big and scary, God wants to partner with us to accomplish those dreams!

When Jesus, in His authority, commissioned the disciples to go everywhere and preach the Good News for the rest of their lives, it was probably one of those big and scary moments for the disciples. But He promised that He would always be with them (and us!) as they went.

If you don’t have purpose, you wander aimlessly but you have been called to something! You have been called to love people around you, to love everyone with His love.

Are you purposefully leaving your familiar surroundings and looking for ministering opportunities to the lost? Because if you build relations with the lost, they’ll be more receptive of listening to what you have to say about Jesus.

The best part about the Great Commissioning is that it’s a co-mission, meaning that the Holy Spirit is partnering with us! We’ll never go it alone.

We’re also not meant to do life alone either. It’s so important to keep in communication with each other in the church body; when one stumbles, there’s another to pick the other up.

Let us be intentional about discipleship. We should be a disciple to someone who has gone before and we should have a disciple to speak into their lives, pointing out Jesus and sharing wisdom.  

Jesus is the one in charge and He equips the people that He sends, do you know what He’s given you to go out and make disciples?

Whole generations can be changed! Imagine people being set free from their hurts, addictions, and brokenness because the knowledge of Jesus made it out into the community!

We cannot keep the love of Jesus bottled up inside, nor should we, for that is not what our Good Shepherd has called us to do. For the more we share His love, the more He’ll give.

Being a disciple doesn’t mean we have to become some great orator or a great teacher, it simply means to become a great friend first, then Jesus will prompt us to say what He wants us to say about Him. As conscripts in His army, sharing His love isn’t an option.

If you’re not walking through life helping somebody understand who Jesus is and what He’s done for them, then you’re missing out! He brings freedom because it was for freedom that we’re set free so in turn we can go help other people become free.

Jesus was clear about the Great Commission- He needs us to go out to the highways and the byways to share His love. This is what we’ve been made for, dispensers of His free gift! We are a people of power and authority because He shared His authority with us.

“We’re not waiting on a move of God, we are the move of God.” — Steven Furtick

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Matthew 28:16 (NIV)

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Let the Children Come by Janna Plummer (Nov 5, 2017) – Video Sermon

There is no greater gift we can give our kids than putting them in the arms of Jesus.

Why did the disciplines feel the need to hinder the parents from reaching Jesus for their children?

Do you have a thought process that hinders you from seeking out Jesus’ blessings?

If you believe that God doesn’t care about your troubles (big or small), then your idea of God isn’t big enough.

God sees you, He sees your heart, He sees your pain, He sees what’s going on inside of you and still He says, “Please come to Me! I’m here waiting for you! Don’t be ashamed or think it’s improper! I am NOT rebuking you!”

Jesus said that children belong to the Kingdom of God and whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. How do children receive the Kingdom of God? They receive it as a relationship, not a one-time gift.

God wants to spend time with you and see your relationship with Him grow because it’s through your companionship and togetherness with Him is how you receive the Kingdom of God while here on earth.

How many times have your own thinking/ life issues/ attitudes hinder God’s children from getting to Him?

There is no greater example of God’s love for us than how loving parents take care of children despite the messes they cause. God loves us too much to give up on us or let us stay covered in our mess.

Stay humble before the Lord and start taking care of His children and you’ll understand the job God has in front of Him taking care of us.

Are you in a relationship with your expectations instead of in a relationship with the only One who can explain everything?

Ask yourself today if you’re hindering or helping the least of these to the arms of Jesus- it’s never too late to repent and begin a renewed relationship with Him today!

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Mark 10:13-16 (NIV)

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms,placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Psalm 127:3-4 (NIV)

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.

Deuteronomy 7:13 (NIV)

13 He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

Matthew 18:5-6 (NIV)

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Are You Hiding or Lost? by Kaylee King (Oct 22, 2017) – Video Sermon

Jesus said what? Sermon Series – The Lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7)

Do you love to be found?

There is a difference between lost and hiding. The result is the same though.

When we are hiding we can come out any time, and we are not alone and afraid.   We know someone is looking. When you are lost, you are alone and scared.

In the natural human sense, the 99 is more important. The lost 1 wouldn’t be worth going after to leave the 99 alone.

To Jesus, the risk of losing the 1 is the same as losing the 99.

There is a group of lost that forget how valuable they are. Jesus is trying to tell us that losing you is of the same value as losing one of the truly lost. You are valuable for who you are. He left everything for us. Don’t forget what Jesus did for us.

Other get lost in the rules of following Jesus. Its’ so easy to be religious instead of relational, following rules instead of spending time with Jesus.

There is so much joy when we start living at the feet of Jesus instead of focusing on the rules.

There are other people who are lost in shame, afraid of what Jesus will do when Jesus sees them. That condemnation is not from the Lord!

Romans 8:1 – 1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (NIV)

Live a life of repentance at the feet of Jesus. It’s easier to repent of a lustful thought than 10 years down the road, deal with a life of infidelity.

Living a life of repentance means that when we take a little bit of a step over, that we are close enough to Jesus hear him say, “Take a little step to the right.” When we do that, we will be met with love, not shame.

We are all responsible to find, to leave the 99 to find the 1. We are called to find them and sit with them.  Be willing to leave the comfort to chase after the lost.

Heb 12:1 – 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, (NIV)

Satan wants to keep us lost and hiding.

When we are lost, we are not running.  Jesus is calling you out of hiding.


Luke 15:1-7 – 1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (NIV)

 

 

Pressure of Expectations by John Kitterman (Oct 15, 2017) – Video Sermon

Do you feel expected to perform?

What if what is being measured is souls/people instead of talents?

Are you taking care of what God gave you?

This is about judgement, stewardship and RELATIONSHIP!

Fear is the great paralyzer and crippler.

Are you focused on the problem instead of the Problem Solver?

We have a responsibility as kingdom citizens, but we can’t stop there and leave the the weight there. We do have a responsibility, but it comes out of that relationship part with God.

Don’t take on the things that don’t really matter.

You can pull the relief valve now if you feel the pressure of expectations.

Math 25:14-30 ESV

14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a]and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Eph 2:8-10 ESV

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Gal 5:1-6 ESV

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

Weight of Burden by John Kitterman – Sept 17, 2017

God will take the dumbest thing you’ve done and when your heart is broken before Him, allow that to become something awesome.  He makes it holy as you give it up.


 

Notes from the Sermon – Luke 7:36-50

Who are you in relationship with, the Law or with Jesus?

Change has to be on the inside.

The woman knew who she was in presence of and it undid her.  Do we always know?

Who do identify with, the Pharisee, the woman, or the others?

He peels back the layers of our hearts but we don’t find condemnation.

Get your heart right with Jesus, not the Law.

God will take the dumbest thing you’ve done and when your heart is broken before Him, allow that to become something awesome.  He makes it holy as you give it up.

If you want a holy life, come into contact with Jesus a whole bunch.

Are you chasing down Jesus?

He takes the junk in our lives and makes it holy when we submit it to Him.

There are times when you don’t know Jesus yet. He’s the Son of God.

Go without the weight of burden that you carried in. Go in peace without guilt. Go in peace without worry.

Keep going back to the foot of Jesus till you leave it there.

 

Luke 7: 36-50

36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume.38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”

40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Sept 24, 2017 Sermon by John Kitterman – Know Your Mission

Jesus Said What?!?!?

Luke 5:17-26

“On one of those days while He was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea, and also from Jerusalem. And the Lord’s power to heal was in Him. Just then some men came, carrying on a mat a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and set him down before Him. Since they could not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the mat through the roof tiles into the middle of the crowd before Jesus. Seeing their faith He said,“Friend, your sins are forgiven you.” Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to think: “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone? ” But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus replied to them,“Why are you thinking this in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”— He told the paralyzed man,“I tell you: Get up, pick up your mat, and go home.” Immediately he got up before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. Then everyone was astounded, and they were giving glory to God. And they were filled with awe and said, “We have seen incredible things today! ”

Notes

  1. You need friends!
  2. When you encounter opposition, don’t stop. 
  3. Know what your mission is.
  4. When you spend time with Jesus, it changes your perspective.
  5. Who is bringing the faith? Are you bringing others to Jesus?

The way you came in isn’t the way you are going out.