You Gotta have Faith
a. How often do you pray?
a.i. Ever wonder how much of your prayer is wasted time?
There is a lot of wasted time in prayer
b. Prayer without faith is like a car w/o gas, coffee w/o caffine
b.i. A one sentence prayer co
You Belong With Him
a. Taylor Swift you belong with me
a.i. If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me
You belong with me
II. We were created to be with God
a. Psalms 100:3
Would Jesus play the Beatle Rock Band?
a. Would Jesus play the Beatles Rock band
II. John 2:1-11
a. Jesus first miracle was about keeping a party going
b. Back then if the reception ran out of wine, the groom could have went to jail
c. This tells
What is worship?
i. reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power
ii. extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of
b. Worship is our way of thanking and praising God for what hes done
Why Easter Matters
o When somethings empty its always a bad thing
o This weekend thats exactly what were going to celebrate
o Luke 24:1-8
1 But very early on Sunday morning[a] the women went to the tomb, taking
the spices they had prepared. 2 The
What Is Uturn all about?
a. What is Uturn?
b. What does Uturn mean?
c. What can you do at Uturn?
d. Why should you make it a habit to be here?
e. 3 Us
II. U matter
a. All of you should matter to everyone here
a.i. Its important to us that
Walking on Water
a. Rat experiment
a.i. Group of rats in tank 1st lasted 17 minutes before all drowned, second time
rescued before drowning returned to cage and fed, third time lasted 36
hours, rats had a hope and believed they could survive
Trials and Temptations
How many of you like taking tests?
a. How do you prepare for tests?
i. Is it easier to take the test knowing that you prepared and studied
for it prior to taking it?
b. The more time you take before a test to prepare for
Transformation week 2
a. Last week we talked about transforming our mind and being focused on God
b. Transforming the heart
b.i. Your affections, sensibilities, will
c. Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of
b. God wants transformation of two things; tonight well discuss one of them, which
is the mind.
b.i. For this to happen we need to understand that there is a battle for the
concentration of our minds
a. New years resolutions
a.i. The resolution to get closer to God
a.ii. Should be our daily resolution
a.ii.1. One of the ways to do this is to completely surrender your
life to god
b. John 3:30
b.i. He must become greater and
The Upside-down way of God
First is Last
a. So much of what Jesus taught is the opposite of the way people think
b. Who is someone you would consider successful?
b.i. Can we all agree that we would have to work our way up to them to be
The Purpose of Church
a. Why do people go to church?
b. People can focus on God any day of the week at any place, so why is being at
church so important?
b.i. God has given us a spiritual family
b.ii. 1 Peter 1:3
The Power of a changed life
a. The Power of a Changed life
b. Romans 12:1 Therefore,Iurgeyou,brothers,inviewofGod'smercy,toofferyour
c. The power used to change your life is Go
The Grace Effect
a. Grace has an effect on our lives
b. When we begin to understand the grace of God amazing things begin to happen in our
b.i. Grace is a common word, weve all heard it and understand it, its a simple word
The Dark Knight of this world
a. Talk about super hero movies
Whos the worst
a.ii. The joker
II. The joker is an example of Satan
a. The joker is a villain that finds pleasure in the pain of others
b. He wants to bring other
The Art of deception
a. (Tabloid stories):
a.i. Bet you didnt know theyve created man eating hamster, takes down dogs,
called a pit-hamster (like pit-bull)
a.ii. Bet you didnt know theres an Indian prophet who has predicted over a
Thanksgiving, its not that tough
a. What are some of your thanksgiving traditions?
b. Why do we celebrate thanksgiving?
i. The first thanksgiving was because of God
All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the
Talking about talk
I. How many have you have ever gotten talked about behind your back?
a. Not a good feeling
a.i. People get hurt by it everyday
II. Knowing how much it hurts, how many of you have ever passed along a story not
knowing if its true or not?
a. Surfing is a tough thing to do
i. It takes lessons and practice
ii. When you fall it hurts, you get beat up
iii. The lessons for it, if you think about it are the same as evangelism
II. Lesson 1
a. The waves are waiting to be s
a. Know anybody that doesnt grow like their supposed to?
a.i. What causes that?
a.i.1. Glands, hormones, things within our body that dont work
b. A lot of times Christians dont grow like their supposed to ei
Staying on Top
a. Its a tough thing to always be on at the top of something (Top of class, first place,
top of pyramid)
b. The higher things get the easier they are to fall
c. Tonight were going to talk about the spiritual level th
Things dont always stay full
a. When you fill a car up with gas, does it stay full?
b. When you buy new batteries, do they always stay full?
c. How many of you wish things would just always stay full
a. This weeken
Skypping with God
b. Exodus 3:1-14
c. We want to get to a point where when we communicate with God that we have a
burning bush encounter
II. How to have a burning bush like encounter with God
a. Stand up for God
a.i. Earlier chapters, Mo
Sharing What You Believe
How many of you were taught to share as a little kid?
a. Some things we dont like to share
i. Id always get ticked at Spencer for playing with my batmans
ii. I dont like when people ask for me to share food, but I
Have you guys ever had to sacrifice something for something else or for
a. Definition - destruction or surrender of something for the sake of
b. Most of the time when we have to sacrifice something, it
Week 1: Noah
a. Vacation fans?
b. Driving around Oahu, roads through volcanoes through mountains along the
b.i. Takes planning to create a road like that, a safe road, theres not just road
through the wilderness, up the middle
Role Models Part 4
a. 1 Timothy 6:11
b. How to persevere
b.i. Perseverence is when you overcome an obstacle despite being challenged
II. Noah (Genesis 6:5-8)
III. How to persevere
a. Be different than the crowd
a.i. Genesis 6:8-9b
b. Be righteous
Role Models 3
a. Elijah was a guy VERY close to God
a.i. Matthew 17 :1-13
a.ii. James 5:17-18
II. 1 Kings 18:19-21
a. Set it up (no rain, ravens)
b. The odds were against Elijah, but not his God
III. When the odds are against you
a. Be confident
Role Models 2
a. 1 Samuel 17: 1-11 24-25 32-33
a.i. Movie Troy
b. How to develop the courage to face the giants in your life
II. Stay faithful with the small things
a. 1 Samuel 16:19
a.i. David was probably wanting to fight, but all he was used f