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17 12 31 Simple and Deep Relationships

Simple and Deep Relationships sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
December 31, 2017
Simple and Deep Relationships
Romans 12:1-21
2 resolutions for the New Year:
1. _________________________
2. _________________________
What this looks like:
• At church
• In the World
• In marriage
• With children
• At work
Taking it home:
• Review the instructions of Romans 12.
Pick out three that would be most
important right now in your personal
circumstances. In what specific way would
you need to start thinking differently to
carry them out in your life?
• What parts of your body to you find most
difficult to give to God? Eyes? Ears?
Stomach? Hands? Brain? Heart? Tongue?
• If you gave them to God how would it
affect your relationships with others?

17 12 24 A Welcome Change

 

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
December 17, 2017
A Welcome Change
Matthew 1:18-25
1. Meet Joseph
2. Confront a miracle
a) Mary’s testimony
b) Angel testimony
c) Fulfillment of Scripture
3. Be a miracle
Taking it home:
• What does it mean to believe in miracles?
• Who has been a miracle to you?
• How could you be a miracle to someone
else?

17 12 17 Forgiveness

Forgiveness sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
December 17, 2017
Forgiveness
Colossians 3:12-17
How do you dress yourself in the morning?
Decide your audience (3:2)
Telltale sign you need a new wardrobe
What is forgiveness?
Why should I forgive? (3:13)
How can I do it?
Taking it home:
• How does unforgiveness make life
complicated?
• How do you respond to the notion that
you are personally responsible for how
you dress your soul?
• What thoughts and attitudes are in your
soul’s closet that need to be thrown out?
• When have you needed to forgive
someone?
• What happened when you did?

17 12 10 Fearless Living

Fearless Living sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
December 10, 2017
Fearless Living
1 John 4:13-21
• Three great fears
• Go long on __________ to be
short on __________
• God of love 4:8
• Born of God 4:13, 15; 2:5
• Love made perfect
Taking it home:
• How do we know God is Love?
• How do we know his love was manifest?
• Why should we love?
• How can we love a God we cannot see?
• When have you experienced the power of
love driving out fear in your life?

17 12 03 Rest for the Soul

Rest for the Soul sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
December 3, 2017
Rest for the Soul
Matthew 11:25-30
Restless souls
What has God hidden from you in plain
sight? 11:25-26
Do you know what you're missing?
11:27
Three imperatives for rest: 11:28-29
1. C____________
2. T____________
3. L____________
What does rest look like? 11:30
Taking it home:
• How are you like the “wise and
understanding”?
• How are you like the “little children”?
• What is the significance of Jesus'
invitation for you personally?

17 11 26 Simple Abundance

Simple Abundance sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
November 26, 2017
Simple Abundance
John 10:1-11
• The One Thing
• Jesus: Shepherd, Gate, Owner
• How to get in the flock
• Why Jesus is the One Thing
Taking it home:
• Why do so many people feel
overwhelmed, over-scheduled and
exhausted?
• Is this unique to the modern world?
• What do shepherds do and why is this a
good image of Jesus?
• What are gates/doors for and why is this
a good image for Jesus?
• When have you experienced abundance
from Jesus?

17 11 19 Signs and Wonders - Dustin McClellan

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
November 19, 2017
Guest Speaker: Dustin McClellan
Power Company Kid's Club

 

17 11 12 The Tabernacle is built

The Tabernacle is built sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
November 12, 2017
The Tabernacle Built
Exodus 40:16-38
• The Moral Foundations (40:19)
• The Finished work of God (40:33
and John 19:33)
• God moves in (40:34; Luke 1:35;
Colossians 1:19)
• Your heart is Christ’s ___________
Taking it home:
• What is obedience?
• How does it matter in your relationship to
God?
• When hearts are awakened to the dangers
of sin and desire to serve God are they
ready to host his presence?
• Glory is the splendor, magnificence and
beauty of a thing. Where have you seen or
experienced the glory of God in Christ?

17 11 05 A Contribution to the Lord

A Contribution to the Lord sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
November 5, 2017
A Contribution to the Lord
Exodus 35:4-29
• Leaders ask (35:4-5)
• Who we give to (35:5)
• What God needs (35:10-18)
• Where givers come from (35:20-21)
• Why givers give (35:29; 36:5)
Taking it home:
• What did your parents teach you about
giving?
• How would you teach generosity to a new
believer?
• How do you think the people felt when
they heard Moses ask them to give?
• Does giving come from spiritual growth or
does it contribute to spiritual growth?
• Explain your answer.
• Pray that God would strengthen you as
you give to him your prayers, presence,
gifts, service and witness.
Join us this Thursday, Nov. 9th

17 10 29 The Intercessor

The Intercessor sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
October 29, 2017
The Intercessor
Exodus 33:1-17
How to intercede for sinners:
1. Mercy (32:11-14)
2. Atonement (32:31-35)
3. Presence (33:12-17)
Taking it home:
• What aspects of God’s character give you
reassurance and confidence?
• How would you describe his character to
someone else?
• God turned down Moses’ offer in 32:32
because God had already accepted
another. How does this help you
understand what Jesus accomplished on
the cross?
• If we forfeit the presence of God in our
lives, how can life hold meaning?
• Intercede in prayer today for those who
really need it right now.

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