Purpose Driven Life (part 10)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 10) Protect Your Church (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)             INTRODUCTION – IT IS ALL OUR JOBS TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY AND THE UNITY OF OUR CHURCH.  NOTHING ON EARTH IS MORE IMPORTANT TO GOD THAN HIS CHURCH.  IF YOU ARE A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY IT IS YOUR JOB TO PROTECT THE UNITY OF YOUR FAMILY AT ALL COST. THIS REQUIRES HUMILITY AND LOVE FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.   OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE HIGHTEST EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY AND SACRIFICIAL LOVE: Phi 2:5 … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 9)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part  9) CONFRONTING OUR PAST, KEY TO OUR FUTURE (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – NEW YEARS IS A TIME IN, WHICH MANY MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS.  UNFORTUNATELY MOST OF THESE RESOLUTIONS ARE BROKEN WITHIN A FEW DAYS OR A FEW WEEKS.  MOST OF US WANT TO CHANGE THINGS ABOUT OUR LIFE.   TODAY WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF JACOB TO SEE HOW HE WAS ABLE TO CHANGE WITH GOD’S HELP. HOW BY CONFRONTING HIS PAST, HE WAS ABLE TO CHANGE HIS FUTURE, … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 8)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 8) LEARNING TO REVERENCE AND OBEY GOD’S WORD (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)             INTRODUCTION – I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS ABOUT 16 YEARS OLD GOING DEER HUNTING ALONE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA.   I WAS ON MY WAY HOME, WALKING A MOUNTAIN TRAIL IN THE DENSE FOREST, WHEN IT SUDDENLY GREW DARK VERY QUICKLY, SO DARK THAT I COULD NOT SEE THE PATH AHEAD.  THERE WAS NO MOON LIGHT AND IT WAS VERY DARK AND IT WAS VERY COLD.  I GREW FRIGHTENED AND BEGAN TO PRAY.  I … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 7)

 PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 7) The Heart OF WORSHIP (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – THIS MORNING WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE.  THE TITLE OF MY MESSAGE IS “THE HEART OF WORSHIP”.  JESUS SAID THE FATHER DESIRES WORSHIP, BUT THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM SHOULD WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. Rom 6:13 (NIV)  “…do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 6)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 6) How To Make God Smile (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES OF MESSAGES ON THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE, BASED UPON THE BOOK BY RICK WARREN. LAST WEEK WE FOUND THAT WE WERE CREATED FOR GOD’S PLEASURE AND THAT THE THING THAT BRINGS GOD PLEASURE IS CALLED WORSHIP.  WE FOUND THAT THE WORSHIP THAT GOD SEEKS IS FAR MORE THAN SOMETHING THAT WE DO IN CHURCH.  IT IS FAR MORE THAN MUSIC OR A STYLE OF MUSIC, AND THAT WORSHIP IS NOT JUST A … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 5)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 5) You Were Created For God’s Pleasure (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – IN Revelation 4:11 (NLT) IT SAYS,  “YOU CREATED EVERYTHING, AND IT IS FOR YOUR PLEASURE THAT THEY EXIST AND WERE CREATED.  PSALM 149:4A “THE LORD TAKES PLEASURE IN HIS PEOPLE.”  THE MOMENT YOU WERE BORN INTO THE WORLD, GOD WAS THERE AS AN UNSEEN WITNESS AND YOUR ARRIVAL INTO THE WORLD GAVE HIM GREAT PLEASURE.  GOD DID NOT NEED TO CREATE YOU BUT HE CHOSE TO CREATE YOU FOR HIS … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 3)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 3) SEEING LIFE FROM GOD’S POINT OF VIEW (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC)  I)     INTRODUCTION – A FEW WEEKS AGO WE STARTED THE SERIES ON THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE BASED UPON THE BOOK OF THE SAME TITLE BY RICK WARREN.  THIS BOOK IS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST WITH OVER 6,000,000 COPIES SOLD.   UP TO THIS POINT WE LEARNED THAT: A)   IF WE WANT TO DISCOVER OUR PURPOSE FOR BEING HERE WE HAVE TO CONSULT WITH THE GOD THAT CREATED US.  HE CREATED US FOR HIS PURPOSE … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 2)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 2) WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? WHAT DRIVES YOUR LIFE? (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)             INTRODUCTION – LAST WEEK WE STARTED THE SERIES ON THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE BASED UPON THE BOOK OF THE SAME TITLE BY RICK WARREN, PASTOR OF SATTLEBACK CHURCH.  TODAY WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE THAT SERIES.  LAST WEEK WE LEARNED THAT IF WE WANT TO DISCOVER OUR PURPOSE FOR BEING HERE WE HAVE TO CONSULT WITH THE GOD THAT CREATED US.  WE LEARNED THAT HE CREATED US FOR HIS PURPOSE … [Read more...]

Purpose Driven Life (part 1)

PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Part 1) WHAT AM I HERE FOR? (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – I HAVE DECIDED TO DO A SERMON SERIES BASED ON RICK WARREN’S BOOK “THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE”.   I ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ IT.  RICK ALSO WROTE THE BOOK “THE PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH.”  WHICH SOLD OVER A MILLION COPIES IN 20 LANGUAGES.  RICK IS THE PASTOR OF SATTLEBACK CHURCH IN LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA.   WE HAVE ALL ASKED THE QUESTION “WHAT AM I HERE FOR?”   BY THE END OF THIS SERIES I … [Read more...]