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“THE BEST INVESTMENT OF YOUR LIFE” Investing Your Life - Part 2

“THE BEST INVESTMENT OF YOUR LIFE”

Investing Your Life - Part 2

Vann Kissell

April 30, 2017

 

Invest - devote (one’s time, effort, or energy) to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.

 

Philippians 3:7-11

 

John 17:3 “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”

 

The greatest investment that you can make with your life is to get to _________________________.

 

KNOWING JESUS

1. BEGINS WHEN YOU ESTABLISH A ________________________ WITH HIM. (vs 9)

 

 

2. INCLUDES ______________________ WHAT A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS ______________________.

 

Know - _______________________________.

3. WHAT IS IT THAT DEEPENS MY __________________ WITH CHRIST? (vs 10)

 

Experiencing the ______________ of the ____________________.

 

Romans 8:11 “But of the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

 

Experiencing the _______________________ of His ____________________.

 

When we __________ to ____________________.

Mark 8:34 “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”

 

___________________

 

___________________

 

___________________

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“WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THE RESURRECTION MAKE?” Easter Sunday

“WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THE

RESURRECTION MAKE?”

Easter Sunday

Vann Kissell

April 16, 2017

 

2 Corinthians 5:1-10

 

1. YOUR PHYSICAL BODY IS LIKE A ______________. (vs 1a)

 

____ _______________________

 

___ ____ ____________________

 

 

2. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU _____________?

Step One: ____________________

 

2 Timothy 4:6 “ The time of my departure is at hand.”

Step Two: Immediate _ ____________________ with the Lord.

vs 8 “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”

vs 6 “. . . . Knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.”

Luke 23:46 “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.”

Acts 7:59 “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

 

Step Three: You will receive a ________________________________.

vs 2-3 “Earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.”

 

1 Thessalonians 4:14 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”

 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

 

Step Four: You will be ________________ by God.

vs 10 “For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done whether good or bad.”

 

Step Five: Perfect _____________________ for all eternity.

Revelation 21:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

 

1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.”

 

3. THE ___________________ OF THE BELIEVER CONCERNING DEATH.

 

vs 5 “Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has also given us the Spirit as a guarantee.”

 

 

Assurance is based on the _________________.

Assurance is received by _________________.

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

 

Assurance is revealed by ___________________.

vs 9 “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well-pleasing to Him.”

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“INVESTING YOUR LIFE” Investing Your Life - Part 1

“INVESTING YOUR LIFE”

Investing Your Life - Part 1

Vann Kissell

April 23, 2017

 

Invest - devote (one’s time, effort, or energy) to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.

 

2 Peter 3:10-13

 

1. YOUR INVESTMENT TIME IS ____________________. (vs 10)

 

 

 

2. YOUR CHOICE OF INVESTMENTS IS ____________________. (vs 11)

 

 

 

WHAT CREATES ANTICIPATION FOR CHRIST’S RETURN?

 

___________________ _ _______.

 

The expectation of __________________________.

2 Corinthians 3:11-15 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the day will declare it because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

 

WHAT INVESTMENTS ARE GOING TO LAST?

 

“INVESTING YOUR LIFE”

Investing Your Life - Part 1

Vann Kissell

April 23, 2017

 

Invest - devote (one’s time, effort, or energy) to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.

 

2 Peter 3:10-13

 

1. YOUR INVESTMENT TIME IS ____________________. (vs 10)

 

 

 

2. YOUR CHOICE OF INVESTMENTS IS ____________________. (vs 11)

 

 

 

WHAT CREATES ANTICIPATION FOR CHRIST’S RETURN?

 

___________________ _ _______.

 

The expectation of __________________________.

2 Corinthians 3:11-15 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the day will declare it because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

 

WHAT INVESTMENTS ARE GOING TO LAST?

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“LOVE WINS THE DAY” Love Changes Everything - Part 8

“LOVE WINS THE DAY”

Love Changes Everything - Part 8

Vann Kissell

April 9, 2017

 

Philippians 2:5-11

 

1. THE INVITATION TO EMBRACE THE _____________________ OF JESUS. (vs 5)

 

 

 

2. THE __________________ OF JESUS’ LOVE. (vs 6-8)

 

It’s ___ ____ ________________. (vs 6)

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

Colossians 1:15-17 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist,”

 

 

It reaches ______________ in order to _______________. (vs 7)

 

It ________________________. (vs 8)

 

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

3. THE ___________________ OF JESUS’ LOVE . (vs 9-11)

 

Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.” CSB

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CONFESS JESUS AS LORD?

A - Acknowledge that Jesus is ___________.

B - Believe that He is in _________________.

C - __________________ my whole life to Him.

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“LOVE IS HUMBLE” Love Changes Everything - Part 5

“LOVE IS HUMBLE”

Love Changes Everything - Part 5

Vann Kissell

March 19, 2017

 

Love Is A _____________________.

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

 

 

Love _____________.

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never fails.”

 

 

LOVE IS ______________________

 

 

John 13:1-17

 

1. HUMILITY INVOLVES GIVING _________________________________.

 

Luke 22:24 “There was a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.”

 

 

2. HUMILITY INVOLVES HAVING A ________________________________. (vs 6-10)

 

 

3. HUMILITY INVOLVES _________________________ YOUR LIFE TO __________________________. (vs 12-17)

 

 

John 13:17 “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

 

 

 

 

CHALLENGE FIVE:

If Love __________, What Are You ____________ To Show Love?

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“FRIENDS, FOUR, LIFE” Love Changes Everything - Part 6

“FRIENDS, FOUR, LIFE”

Love Changes Everything - Part 6

Tony Jones

March 26, 2017

Mark 2:1-12 & Luke 5:17-28

 

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

 

CHALLENGES GIVEN:

Recall God’s Love.

Look People In The Eyes.

Name The People You See/What Are Their Needs ?

Find A Place To Serve .

If Love Does , What Are You Doing ?

Mark 2:1-12

 

Mark 2:3 “Some men came, bringing to Him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.”

 

HE’S GOT _____________ GREAT FRIENDS

 

1. They ____________________ the Need.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power . Have nothing to do with such people.”

2. They __________________________ to the Need.

v. 3 “. . . . carried by four of them . . . .”

 

3. Jesus ___________ the Need.

Mark 2:5 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’”

 

Can you name the person who influenced you in coming to Christ? _________________________________________________

Was it your mom, dad, grandparent, teacher, friend? _______________________________________________________

Who invited you to church the first time? ________________________________________________________

Are you gonna be that person to someone else this Easter? _______________________________________________________

 

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

 

Luke 5:26 “Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, ‘We have seen remarkable things today.’”

 

 

CHALLENGE SIX:

What Would Make Today ______________________ To You?

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“LOVE FORGIVES” Love Changes Everything - Part 7

“LOVE FORGIVES”

Love Changes Everything - Part 7

Vann Kissell

April 2, 2017

 

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

 

 

Love ___ ____ ________________.

 

 

1. I RELEASE MY RIGHT TO _______________________________.

 

Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but in all points was tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

 

Luke 23:34 “Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

 

 

Romans 12:19 “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

 

 

Matthew 18:34 “And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due him.”

 

2. I REPAY ________________ WITH _______________.

 

 

Luke 6:27-28 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”

Express kindness with your _______________.

Pray that God would __________________________.

Keep on until you no longer want ______________________.

3. FOCUS ON HOW MUCH GOD HAS ______________________________.

Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God is Christ forgave you.”

 

GOD FORGIVES:

________________________

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

 

________________________

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

________________________

Isaiah 1:18 “‘Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’”

 

TWO KINDS OF FORGIVENESS

______________________ Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14-15 “For as you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

 

______________________ Forgiveness

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“THE WORLD’S SECOND OLDEST SIN” Love Changes Everything - Part 4

“THE WORLD’S SECOND OLDEST SIN”

Love Changes Everything - Part 4

Vann Kissell

March 12, 2017

 

Genesis 3:4-6a “Then the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God , knowing good and evil.’ So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.”

 

Genesis 4:3-5 “And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry and his countenance fell.”

 

 

The second oldest sin in the world is _____________________.

 

1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is not jealous .”

 

Jealousy is __________________ God’s ______________________ in the lives of others.

 

Matthew 20:1-16

 

1. STOP ______________________ YOURSELF TO OTHERS. (vs 8-11)

 

 

2. LEARN TO ____________________ WITH OTHERS.

 

 

Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”

3. BE ____________________ FOR WHAT YOU HAVE. (vs 12-13)

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

 

 

4. FOCUS ON _______________________ FOR YOUR LIFE. (vs 14)

 

 

Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

 

Matthew 20:26 “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.”

 

 

CHALLENGE FOUR:

Find A Place To _______________.

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“THE GOD WHO SEES” Love Changes Everything - Part 3

“THE GOD WHO SEES”

Love Changes Everything - Part 3

Vann Kissell

March 5, 2017

 

Genesis 16:1-16

 

 

1. GOD’S LOVE __________________ YOU.

 

Luke 4:18-19 “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of the sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

 

 

2. GOD’S LOVE _________________.

 

 

3. GOD’S LOVE _________________.

 

 

4. GOD’S LOVE _________________.

 

 

 

 

 

HOW CAN I LOVE OTHERS THE WAY GOD LOVES ME?

 

1. SEE THE __________________ AROUND US.

TWO WRONG ATTITUDES

Keep your _____________________.

Matthew 22:39 “Love your neighbor as you rself.”

 

Look, but don’t ________________________.

 

2. ______________________ TO PEOPLE.

 

3. PROVIDE ____________________________.

 

 

 

 

CHALLENGE THREE:

 

Names of People You See Greater Need

___________________________ ______________________

___________________________ ______________________

___________________________ ______________________

___________________________ ______________________

___________________________ ______________________

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“LOVING LIKE JESUS” Love Changes Everything - Part 2

“LOVING LIKE JESUS”

Love Changes Everything - Part 2

Vann Kissell

February 26, 2017

 

Ephesians 3:18- 19a “I pray that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge.”

 

 

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to y ou, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

 

John 8:1-12

 

 

1. GOD’S LOVE __________________ EVERYONE.

 

Who _______________________?

 

Who _______________________?

 

What Is Someone Willing To ______________________________?

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

 

2. GOD’S LOVE _________________ EVERYONE.

 

Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

 

 

 

CHALLENGE TWO:

_______________ People in the _____________.

 

___________________ First.

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