At The Cross – We Give and Receive Forgiveness with Kermit Alexander, 11am, June 26, 2016

– Luke 23:32-34, 39-43, 2 Cor. 2:5-11, Col. 3:12-14
– we give and receive forgiveness because:
1. forgiveness frees us from our sin
2. forgiveness frees us from the sins of others against us
3. forgiveness takes back the ground we give to satan through unforgiveness
4. we forgive because we have been forgiven

At The Cross – We Give and Receive Forgiveness with Kermit Alexander, 9am, June 26, 2016

– Luke 23:32-34, 39-43, 2 Cor. 2:5-11, Col. 3:12-14
– we give and receive forgiveness because:
1. forgiveness frees us from our sin
2. forgiveness frees us from the sins of others against us
3. forgiveness takes back the ground we give to satan through unforgiveness
4. we forgive because we have been forgiven

Show us the Father, June 19, 2016

– John 14:1-11
– the work “know” is used 141 times in John’s Gospel, but it does not always carry the same meaning. In fact, there are four different “levels” of knowing according to John:
1. the lowest level is simply knowing a fact.
2. the next level is to understand the truth behind that fact.
3. the third level introduces relationship; “to know” means “to believe in a person and become related to him or her.” – John 17:3
4. the fourth use of “know” means “to have a deeper relationship with a person, a deeper communion.” – Phil. 3:10
– Thoughts:
1. Let Jesus be your model (Col. 2:6-7, Eph. 4:25-32, Eph. 5:1-2)
2. Bow your knees before our Heavenly Father often (Eph. 3:14-21)
3. Talk to Him when you walk in the way (Deut. 6:1-9)
4. Let God turn your heart toward the children (Mal. 4:6)
5. Yield to the Holy Spirit to know Him as “Abba” (Rom. 8:12-15, Gal. 4:1-7)
6. Let our Heavenly Father, Father you and Father through you
– Ps. 19:7-14

At The Cross – The Great Exchange, June 12, 2016

– Isaiah 53:1-12
– the cross was the place of exchange
1. He was punished that we might be forgiven
2. He was wounded that we might be healed
3. He was made sin with our sinfulness that we might be made righteous with his righteousness. (2 Cor. 5:21)
4. He died our death that we might share his life
5. He was made a curse that we might receive the blessing (Gal. 3:13-14)
5. He endured our poverty that we might share his abundance
7. He bore our shame that we might share His glory (Isa. 53:3, Heb. 2:10)
8. He was rejected in exchange for our acceptance (Isa. 54:6, Eph. 1:3-6)
9. He was separated (cut off) that we might have union with Him (Col. 1:15-22, Rev. 2:17)

At The Cross – I Leave My Shame, June 5, 2016

If shame isn’t dealt with, it can lead to paranoia, excessive perfectionism, or it can leave a person as nothing but a doormat for others. But God has a cure for shame. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus “endured the cross, scorning its shame…”. At the Cross both types of shame need to be left there! Leave the misplaced shame and the well-placed shame. Leave the “If onlys”, the regrets of things you did and didn’t do but wished you would have or know you should have.