GracePoint Plant City - Life on the Frontline http://www.gracepointpc.org en-us ©2020 GracePoint Plant City Razorplanet Feed Generator 0.1.2 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:30:00 -0500 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:30:00 -0500 Together We Grow 1 Peter 5:6-11   6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.   SERMON NOTES   Growing together in Christ means,       1. Being humble together        2. Suffering together       3. Receiving God’s grace together QUOTES TO PONDER “The early church practiced two things simultaneously: orthodoxy of doctrine and orthodoxy of visible community.” - Francis Schaeffer “The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” - C.S. Lewis “You don’t really know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.” - Tim Keller GracePoint Plant City - http://www.gracepointpc.org - 300 300 10/06/2019 - Together We Grow Together We Grow 1 Peter 5:6-11   6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.   SERMON NOTES   Growing together in Christ means,       1. Being humble together        2. Suffering together       3. Receiving God’s grace together QUOTES TO PONDER “The early church practiced two things simultaneously: orthodoxy of doctrine and orthodoxy of visible community.” - Francis Schaeffer “The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” - C.S. Lewis “You don’t really know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.” - Tim Keller Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.gracepointpc.org/_getmedia/54949.mp300:30:56 Whatever We Do Whatever We Do 1 Peter 3:8-12 English Standard Version (ESV) 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to love life     and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil     and his lips from speaking deceit; 11 let him turn away from evil and do good;     let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,     and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”   Sermon Notes 1. Whatever you do: Christian Virtue. (vs. 8) Unity of mind Sympathy Brotherly love Tender heart Humble mind 2. Whatever you do: Blessings. (vs.9) Love your enemies 3. Whatever you do: Right Living. (vs. 10-12) Jesus Christ’s right living for us. 4. Next Steps. QUOTES TO PONDER “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” - St. Matthew “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” - St. Paul “After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us toward is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again. For however important chastity (or courage, or truthfulness, or any other virtue) may be, this process trains us in habits of the soul which are more important still. It cures our illusions about ourselves and teaches us to depend on God. We learn, on the one hand, that we cannot trust ourselves even in our best moments, and, on the other, that we need not despair even in our worst, for our failures are forgiven.” - C. S. Lewis “Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby our inner being is progressively changed, freeing us more and more from sinful traits and developing within us over time the virtues of Christlike character.” - Jerry Bridges Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.gracepointpc.org/_getmedia/54830.mp300:37:30 Wherever We Are Wherever You Are   1 Peter 2:9, 13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.   Sermon Notes - Wherever You Are   1. God is in _______________ the places.           1. Where does God meet his people?           2. Work is God’s way 2. God transforms the _______________ into holy places.           1. Rome’s mistake           2. Jesus Christ’s work for us 3. Next Steps QUOTES TO PONDER “All Christians are truly of the spiritual estate, and there is no difference among them, save of office alone. As St. Paul says (1 Cor. 12), we are all one body, though each member does its own work, to serve the others. This is because we have one baptism, one Gospel, one faith, and are all Christians alike; for baptism, Gospel, and faith, these alone make spiritual and Christian people.” - Martin Luther “Those who really can receive bread from a stranger and smile in gratitude, can feed many without even realizing it. Those who can sit in silence with their fellow man not knowing what to say but knowing that they should be there, can bring new life in a dying heart. Those who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, and to let a sigh of distress arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship, the fellowship of the broken.” - Henri J.M. Nouwen "I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." - Romans 12:1 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.gracepointpc.org/_getmedia/54782.mp300:23:27 All the Difference in the World All the Difference in the World 1 Peter 1:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV) 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. SERMON NOTES - ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD 1. Greets with Blessings 2. Greets as God’s Elect 3. Greets as God’s Exiles QUOTES TO PONDER “Twant me, 'twas the Lord. I always told him, 'I trust to you. I don't know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,' and He always did.” - Harriet Tubman “May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!” - Psalm 29:11 “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” - 1 Peter 2:11 “How is it that some of us are converted, while our companions in sin are left to persevere in their godless career? Was there anything good in us that moved the heart of God to save us? God forbid that we should indulge the blasphemous thought!” - C.H. Spurgeon Mon, 09 Sep 2019 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.gracepointpc.org/_getmedia/54747.mp300:33:52