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42 : Sunday October 6, 2019 | Kegan Wesley – David Series – A Man After God’s Own Heart

42 : Sunday October 6, 2019 | Kegan Wesley – David Series – A Man After God’s Own Heart 150 150 Melissa Scott

42 : Sunday October 6, 2019 | Kegan Wesley – David Series – A Man After God’s Own Heart
David

 
 
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Acts 13:22

Israel wanted a king but God wanted a heart

God found a man after His own heart
– this indicates there was a SEARCH
    – search for someone who is interested in his heart
    – God is not mad at you he is madly in love with you
        – He is constantly chasing after you
1 Samuel 13:14
2 Chronicles 16:9
– Gods eyes are running after you
What is that made David someone God looked at?
1. OBEDIENCE:
– David stepped in because Saul was disobedient
2. REPENTANCE
– acceptance of Gods full forgiveness
– Psalms 51
    – leaders can mess up & make mistakes but it’s the way we respond that makes us leaders
    – forgiveness says that “i’m sorry that I’ve hurt your heart”
– Jeremiah 31:34
    – God will completely erase your sins from his mind if you repent & ask for forgiveness
3. LOVES THE WORD OF GOD
– When things went wrong in David’s life he sought Gods Word
    – He realized that the Word of God is everlasting
4. PERSON OF PRAYER
– David was always asking God for guidance
1 Samuel 23:1-4
1 Samuel 30:8
2 Samuel 5:19
2 Samuel 5:23
2 Samuel 21:1
– “and David inquired of the Lord”
5. TRUSTS IN GOD
– David had to trust God with every aspect of his life
– Psalms 27:13-14
    – Don’t lose heart, wait on the Lord

David was AFTER God’s heart

41 : Sunday September 29, 2019 | “X” Youth Night – Alyssa Peak

41 : Sunday September 29, 2019 | “X” Youth Night – Alyssa Peak 150 150 Melissa Scott

41 : Sunday September 29, 2019 | “X” Youth Night – Alyssa Peak
X Youth

 
 
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X Youth night – Alyssa Peak speaking!

40: Sunday September 29, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series: There’s Purpose in the Pasture

40: Sunday September 29, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series: There’s Purpose in the Pasture 150 150 Melissa Scott

40: Sunday September 29, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series: There’s Purpose in the Pasture
David

 
 
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1 Samuel 16:11-
– He was seen but still overlooked
– David had to choose to go to the party even though he wasn’t invited
– sometimes you gotta go even when you don’t feel like it
– There is a place at the table that only you can fill
– sometimes we see weakness and God sees strength

What do you think the journey back to the pasture looked like for David after he was anointed as king?
1. The Pasture is Not Punishment
– if you treat the pasture as punishment you’re always going to be in timeout
– David started to let hurt & pride come in
– God had to eliminate the WHY to get to the WHAT
– God sent him back to the pasture to prepare
– There is a process you have to go through
– Isaiah 40:31
– God elevates through elimination
– Correction in private will avoid being corrected in public
– Correction is a good thing
– God took David into the private places & corrected him
– there are things that God wants us to unlearn some habits & learn some new ones
– Gods timing is not our timing
How did David not lose hope after 20 years of waiting?
– serving looks like doing things you don’t want to do for the season that you’re in
– what looks like humiliation really is preparation

Waiting on God does not mean doing nothing

2. Pasture turns obstacles into opportunities
– David learned how to be with God
– He turned the obstacle of silence into listening
– “Be still and know that I am God”
– He took the mundane and turned it into practice
– we have to take our boredom and turn it into battle ready

3. The Pasture helps you see something differently
– David started seeing things through God’s eyes
– Look at your scars as a badge of honor not of death
God does his best work when no one else is looking
– God is more interested in preparation than punishment

We live in a world where we want to be seen but God wants to work with us in private

God didn’t get to know David in the palace, He got to know him in the pasture

39: Sunday September 22, 2019 | Mindy Watson – David Series : Just a Glance

39: Sunday September 22, 2019 | Mindy Watson – David Series : Just a Glance 150 150 Melissa Scott

39: Sunday September 22, 2019 | Mindy Watson – David Series : Just a Glance
David

 
 
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David had achieved great success but the devil comes as an angel of light so he can pull us off the path and distract us from what God has for us
– sometimes we get really busy doing good things for God when he really just wants our relationship
– does God have your heart and your gaze?

2 Samuel 11:1 – 27
– first red flag in verse 1
– While all of the men are out fighting, David stays at home
– He knew what to do but he didn’t do it
– how many times do we do our own thing when God tells us a better way?
– Romans 12:2
– We MUST take those thoughts captive so we can shake them
– David saw Bathsheba at JUST A GLANCE
– when we ignore the red flags that the Holy Spirit sends we will fall
– it takes a lot longer to get up then to fall
– both David and Bathsheba were exposed
– The devil tempts us with just a little
– we have to keep our guards up or he will take us out
– Just a glance turned into a downward spiral of sin
– a little lust turned into a little adultery which turned into deception and eventually turned into murder
– a slow fade
– Culture today has watered down scripture so much that we don’t think there are consequences to our sin anymore
– the Bible says sin is death — spiritual death
– you end up getting further & further from the Lord
– When we are rebuked and challenged, we have a decision to make
– we can get mad at the messenger
– or we can take what they tell us and process it with the lord
– these challenges don’t come from a hateful heart, but rather from love
David was called a man after God’s own heart
– he was not perfect but the reason because he was called this is because he didn’t stay in failure. He got back up and repented and received forgiveness.
God is in the restoration business

38: Sunday September 15, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series : Under Dog or Under God?

38: Sunday September 15, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series : Under Dog or Under God? 150 150 Melissa Scott

38: Sunday September 15, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series : Under Dog or Under God?
David

 
 
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The Goliaths in your life are sent by the enemy to distract you from where God wants you to be
– Don’t start making Goliath a god in your life

1 Samuel 17:26-51
anytime there’s something you’re standing up for or anytime there’s something different about you, kings will notice
– obedience, excellence, and good character will put you before kings (God is going to put you in positions only He could place you in, influence only He could give you)
– God does some of His best work in the process
– teaches you how to trust Him
– no matter the giant, under God you are NEVER the underdog. God is with you!
– instead of looking at your giant and how big he is, think of how easy it’s going to be to knock him down
God doesn’t want you to wear someone else’s armor, he wants you to be authentically you in fighting the battle

Learn to depend on God
– the season you’re in right now is going to produce the weapon you need for the future — Michael Todd
– Don’t depend on your talent — it’s not what you got, it’s WHO you got

– David is talking smack to the giant because he knew he was not alone (verse 46)
– when you know who’s on your side, you don’t have to worry about the giant in front of you

Sometimes we stand back from our giants because we see how big they are
– have confidence in God because He will fight for you
The giants weapon ended up being the weapon that killed him
– The thing that you think will destroy you, God is going to use to be that very thing that will help someone else

37 : Sunday September 8, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series : Chosen But Not Picked

37 : Sunday September 8, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series : Chosen But Not Picked 150 150 Melissa Scott

37 : Sunday September 8, 2019 | Rich Watson – David Series : Chosen But Not Picked
David

 
 
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God wanted to be the king of Israel but Israel wanted to have their own king
– God wants to be something in our life but often we want someone or something else to take the thrown

1 Samuel 16:6-13
– We often look at surface things
– Culture paints a picture that if we don’t have all the great material things then we won’t be happy
– “THE LORD LOOKS AT THE HEART”
– What’s important to God is what is in your heart
– Do you have a heart condition this morning?
– Israel wanted a KING and God wanted a HEART
– David was the 8th son, so being chosen was (in their culture) normally unheard of
– We live in a world that says “You just don’t measure up”
– David would be the person to have major insecurity in him, he didn’t even get invited to the party at his own families house
– But he didn’t do that. He didn’t compare himself. He knew who he was in God
– Have you been labeled?
– You gotta be careful because once you name it you’re stuck with it
– God knew before you were formed that you would have deficiencies, but He doesn’t label you from those. He rips up the labels and calls you by NAME
– Just because you’re not in the lineup doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have something lined up for you
– God knows you and labels you AS HIS OWN!
– What God says about you has the power to change everything about you forever
1 Peter 5:6
– there is a time coming, if you will remain faithful, that God will lift you up and exalt you

God anointed David in the MIDST of his brothers

David had the opportunity to believe he couldn’t get to his destiny because of the insecurities or labels that had been placed on him BUT he chose to believe what God said about him

GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU.
Isaiah 43:18-19

36 : Sunday September 1, 2019 | Rich Watson – Is It Worth the Work?

36 : Sunday September 1, 2019 | Rich Watson – Is It Worth the Work? 150 150 Melissa Scott

36 : Sunday September 1, 2019 | Rich Watson – Is It Worth the Work?

 
 
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Luke 19:1-8

1. Is it worth the work not to give up? 
– a lot of times we see the obstacles coming in our lives 
– the crowd for Zaccheaus 
– the crowd can hold you back 
– Zaccheaus was short 
– you cannot let your limitations keep you from where God wants you to go 
– Zaccheaus had a bad reputation 
– don’t let excuses make you miss Jesus 
– matthew was following Jesus and it gave Zaccheaus hope because matthew was a chief tax collector as well 
– THE WORLD NEEDS HOPE 
– It’s worth the work to see Jesus 
– Zaccheaus wanted to get to a better vantage point so he could see Jesus 
– We think we’re really seeking Jesus but Jesus is seeking US 
– Jesus passed through town to see Zaccheaus and even knew his name
– Jesus saw something different in Zaccheaus 
– How many times does fear keep us in the tree? 
– Many times God is calling you into the unknown but we’re afraid 
– OBEDIENCE CAUSES BREAKTHROUGH 
2. Is it worth the work to say yes? 
– when you say yes there are gonna be haters 
3. Is it worth the work to make things right?
– repentance is the first step to making things right in your life & for someone else 
– religion says “change and you will find god” but god says “if you seek me i will change you”

35: Sunday August 25, 2019 | Rich Watson : Yard Sale

35: Sunday August 25, 2019 | Rich Watson : Yard Sale 150 150 Melissa Scott

35: Sunday August 25, 2019 | Rich Watson : Yard Sale

 
 
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Thing You Get When You Ask Your Kids to Clean Their Room:

        0.      “What mess?” 
        ⁃       just because you pretend it’s not there doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist 
matthew 23:25 
        ⁃       social media always tries to get you to see the best picture 
        ⁃       you position yourself to be in the right place 
        ⁃       you portray a false identity 
        ⁃       outside reputation is worth more than inside transformation
        ⁃       transformation is messy. it’s something you don’t want to do because you have to leave the old behind 

        0.      They Put It Under The Bed or Throw it Into the Closet 
        ⁃       moving the stuff does NOT make it go away! 
        ⁃       on the outside there are things you can’t  see but the inside it’s a mess 
        ⁃       transferring your stuff to other parts only puts it in more places 
        ⁃       when you move your stuff it starts to overflow and when it overflows it starts to show 
        ⁃       we can’t stuff our problems in a corner and not deal with them 

How Do You Deal With It?
        ⁃       you need a spiritual yard sale 

Isaiah 43:18 
        ⁃       God wants to take us from an old mindset to a new mindset 
        ⁃       a lot of times we hold onto something because of the appearance of it 
        ⁃       DON’T VALUE SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE 

The enemy wants to keep reminding you of your guilt, shame, & past 
        ⁃       too many times we hold onto things that are no longer useful for our future
        ⁃       you cannot use your past as a crutch 

The shirt (old life) doesn’t fit anymore 
        ⁃       so stop trying to put on your old life and have one arm in the world and the other with Christ 

Just because it works, doesn’t mean it’s working

34: Sunday August 18, 2019 | Mindy Watson : Futuristic Part 2– The Future of the Church

34: Sunday August 18, 2019 | Mindy Watson : Futuristic Part 2– The Future of the Church 150 150 Melissa Scott

34: Sunday August 18, 2019 | Mindy Watson : Futuristic Part 2– The Future of the Church
Futuristic

 
 
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1. Where do I belong?
Mark 12:30-31 
– people don’t care how much you know, they care how much you care 
– most people today want community because people don’t belong these days so they’re looking to the church for the answer 
– why we want to be the friendliest church in the ville
HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION: 
– You have to belong first in order to make others feel that they belong 
– Small groups are important 
– Being on a serve team 
– Schedule stuff outside of church 
– meet with people outside of the church//do life with people 
– Pretend that people have a sign around their neck that says “make me feel important”
– it makes people feel as if they’re connected and belong in your circle 
3. Does my life matter? 
Psalms 8:3-4 
– God thinks your life matters!! 
– He cares for YOU 
– He gives us each our own individual purpose 
– YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN ACCOMPLISH IT 
1 John 3:16 
– let people know that they matter 
– how??
– encourage people 
– pray for people 
– when God highlights someone to you pray for them & let them know

1. What is truth? 
THE TRUTH IS THE UNCHANGING WORD OF GOD! 
– the message STAYS THE SAME despite what is happening in culture 
John 8:32 
– we can pray for people all we want but if we don’t present the truth (bible) then they will never know how to change based on the truth
John 14:6 
– people are confused today and confusion is NOT from God 
– GOD IS PEACE 
– It’s hard to preach the truth today because people think you’re hating but hating is not caring enough to confront the truth 
– “We (as the Church) need to stay grounded in a TRUTH based faith not an emotions based faith” 
– emotions are going to come & go, people are going to come and go BUT HIS WORD STANDS FIRM FOREVER.

Ephesians 4:13 
– love and acceptance is not equal to agreement

33: Sunday August 11, 2019 | Mindy Watson : Futuristic – The Future of the Church

33: Sunday August 11, 2019 | Mindy Watson : Futuristic – The Future of the Church 150 150 Melissa Scott

33: Sunday August 11, 2019 | Mindy Watson : Futuristic – The Future of the Church

 
 
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“you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” — Abraham Lincoln

Culture is Loud while the Church is Quiet 
– we’re allowing culture to shape us instead of the Church shape culture 
– we can’t expect things, people, government to change if we’re not doing something about it 
– culture wants us to bow our knees to it but GOD wants our knees to Him

It’s time for us to be missionaries for the next generation
– start training up the next generation 
– ““These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Luke‬ ‭10:2‬

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. — Malcom X 
– Today we are preparing to make the world a better place tomorrow

Based George Barna’s Research from the Barna Group
– Gen X: 1961-1981
– Grew up in “Apple Pie America” 
– Went to church on every Sunday 
– Idol: look good on the outside but don’t let people know the mess you are on the inside 
– created the spiritual mask 
– Key Scriptures: 
– 1 Samuel 16:7
– Matthew 23:28
– Matthew 7:20 
– the average church model ONLY reaches Gen X 
– Millennials: 1981-1996
– The bridge generation: one foot in Gen X and one foot in Gen Z 
– Fastest Generation leaving the church
– WHY? Because they want authentic, REAL relationships with Jesus and others with messages that they able to apply to their everyday lives 
– Idol: own ego 
– Key scriptures:
– James 4:10 
– Jeremiah 9:23-24 
– Gen Z: 1996-Present
– faith is the least important thing in their lives 
– WHY? 
– The evil in the world 
– “if there’s a God how can there be evil in the world?” 
– Christians are hypocrites 
– 61% say they can find God somewhere else besides church 
– Idol: Tolerance 
– anything goes and anything is okay as long as they’re happy

The future of the Church is only going to be effective if we ask these three questions:
1. What is truth? 
2. Where do I belong? 
3. Does my life matter?

The answer for the future of the Church is to be Multi-Generational