27 July 2009

A Stroll Down Ministry Lane...

I'm Jessica.
I am a Pack Rat.
I am well aware of this fact, but like all Pack Rats... I don't care.
I have my reasons.

That said, I'd like to enlighten you with some of my findings or rather 're-surfacings'...

First, however, I must give credit where credit is due. My fellow S.L.O.B., Aaron posted his sermon notes on his blog last Sunday... which got me thinking: How cool would it be for all different bloggers to share what they learn every Sunday? I mean, even within one church body, you could have all different feedback, depending on what 'struck home' to each individual person.

Well, that's all it took to get my inner Pack Rat going and rummaging through all my sermon notes from the last 4 years at ECC. I promise you, I have not thrown one solitary outline away. So, with the exception of the roughly 5 total Sundays I've probably missed in the 4 years I've been there and the brief amount of time they tried doing away with the outlines (grrr...) I should have every last one of them that has been printed... somewhere around here. Hey, I said I was a Pack Rat, not an organizational fanatic.

So, why don't I just share a few gleanings from the wonderful stash I've accumulated. Just to kick things off. And PLEASE, I encourage you to share yours, too! And let us know if you do!

June 5, 2005 ~ "Breaking Free From Fear"

The Damage Fear Does:
~ Paralyzes Potential
~ Ruins Relationships
~ Hinders Happiness
~ Sabotages God's plan for your life

When fear knocks, let faith answer.

Fear activates satan's power.
Faith activates God's power.

June 12, 2005 ~ "Stop Running Scared"

Three Antidotes to Fear:

~ Truth (John 8:32 / 2 Corinth. 4:2)
~ Love (1 John 4:18)
~ Faith (Eph. 6:16)

*Your focus looms large! Make God your focus. Satan will become fainter.
Need God's light to shine on truths. Cast out any shadows of doubt.

Fear is rooted in self-centeredness.

F alse
E vidence
A ppearing
R eal

Now, considering there are 6 more outlines for that series, I'd say that's a good enough start and maybe I'll just share the rest throughout the week. (And maybe even get the notes from the last couple years at least rounded up and organized!)

Thanks for the idea, Aaron!

And thanks to Eastridge for all the great lessons over the years! And outlines!! :-)

1 comment:

jodi said...

Amy E had the same idea last year. To post sermon notes. I like it.