MESSAGE NOTES

Philippians 2:1-5 Love Like Jesus

1PM, Message Notes

Aloha = 2 parts
1.‘alo’ – presence
2.’ha’ – breath

(Philippians 2:1) Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,

(Philippians 2:2) then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

-Same Mind
-Same Agape Love
-Unity In Heart

(Philippians 2:3) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

(Philippians 2:4) not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

(Philippians 2:5) In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

How Far Can I Go?

5:30PM, Message Notes

You’re one of a kind. You’re Chosen!

(John 15:16 ERV) You did not choose me. I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you anything you ask for in my name.

(Isaiah 43:4 NLT) Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.

Amazing View Is Waiting On The Other Side. There’s a Plan!

Future is promised.
(Jeremiah 29:11 NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

(1 Timothy 2:4 NLT) who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

Going Forward By Imagining!
(Ephesians 3:20 ERV) With God’s power working in us, he can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of.

(Hebrews 11:1 ERV) Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.

Lifegroup Questions & Prayer
1.Do you believe in the potential God has prepared for you?
2.How can you move forward in your life?
3.Let’s pray.

Blessing Of Jabez

3:30PM, Message Notes

-Jabez’ start to life was up and down

(1 Chronicle 4:9) And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.

But He Called To God For Help
(1 Chronicle 4:10 ) Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

1.Bless me
2.Enlarge my territory
3.Let your hand be on me
4.Keep me from more sorrow.
…And God did that.

God Can Use All Things From Our Life To Bring Blessing And Destiny
(Romans 8:28) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

His Heart Is To Bless And Enlarge Us. He Loves Us.
(Romans 8:29) For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

“ALOHA” Bless Everyone

11AM, Message Notes

Aloha = 2 parts

1.‘alo’ – close to the face of, close sharing, showing love and compassion
2.’ha’ – breath.
Agape – God’s Love.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8a) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8) Love never fails.

(Luke 18:15-17) People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. (16) But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (17) Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

(Luke 18:15) People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

-People constantly bringing
-just a touch from Jesus will be enough
-Disciples constantly rebuking

(Luke 18:16) But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

-calling to children
– to come and be blessed. middle voice
– calling to them for them and for him
– God is blessed when we are blessed. He is a good father!
-don’t get in the way
-constantly or iteratively.
-let them, release them to come.
-For this (pointing to them) is what the Kingdom of God is for!

(Luke 18:17) Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
-Truly, amen, hey, you! Hey, did you get it? Let me say it louder!

***The kingdom of God is attracted to child-like faith and hearts.
***Let me be like that !!! Aloha your family.

Aloha your church.
Aloha God and His Ways.
Aaron’s Blessing

(Numbers 6:23) “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
(Numbers 6:24) “The Lord bless you and keep you;
(Numbers 6:25) the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
(Numbers 6:26) the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Settle Your Past

7:15PM, Message Notes

(John 8:12 NLT) Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

(Hebrews 4:12 NLT) For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

More & More

Message Notes

More & More
(Psalm 100:2) Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

-Paul writing from filthy prison. Yet he is praying for Philippians blessing

(Philippians 1:9 NHEB) This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
-still, more
-more and more
-More and more what? … abound!
-perception – able to see levels, depths, 3D picture.
-discernment which “cuts through” hazy moral values to really “size things up

Q: Why does great love lead to great perception? And why is this important?
A: Live for God with influence and destiny. —> (v.10) 

(Philippians 1:10 NEHB) so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;
-to put to the test in order to succeed.
-excellence – to take all the way through (i.e. to the end), excellence.
-pure- shining like the sun’s rays – i.e. with spiritual vision
-free from hurt, not offending and not causing offence.

(Philippians 1:11 NEHB) being filled with the fruit of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
-having been filled – it’s a done deal
-fruit of righteousness. It’s all Jesus!

(Galatians 5) love, joy, peace, able to cope with difficulty.

eg. 1 – Paul in prison (yet writing books for us 2,000 years later)
(Philippians 1:12) Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.

eg. 2 – Joseph in prison (yet able to be an example for us 3,500 years later)
(Genesis 50:20) You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

-Conclusion:
So love … to able to see the big picture in every situation.
So love … to be filled with good things – in the hard times – ready for the future.

The Blessing Bounce

Message Notes

The Blessing Bounce
(Luke 18:15-16) People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. (16) But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

-Blessing is used about 400 times in the Bible.
What does it mean?
To speak good words over something. 
‘good’ + ‘words’
The opposite is cursing: speaking bad words over something.

1.God always starts the blessing bounce – that’s who he is!
(Genesis 1:28) God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
2.The Blessing bounced into Abraham
(Genesis 12:1-3) he Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. (2) “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. (3) I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

3.The blessing bounces into believers
(Galatians 3:9) So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
(Proverbs 10:22 NLT) The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Bounce the Blessing
1.Recieve it by faith in Jesus’ Name
2.Bounce it into your wife and husband, kids
4.Bounce it into church
5.Bounce it into those who have wronged us

The Human Jesus

Message Notes

(Hebrews 2:16-18 MSG) It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this trouble for angels. It was for people like us, children of Abraham. That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.

 

Jesus suffered as a Human

(Mark 14:32-42 ERV) Jesus and his followers went to a place named Gethsemane. He said to them, “Sit here while I pray.” (33)But he told Peter, James, and John to come with him. He began to be very distressed and troubled, (34)and he said to them, “My heart is so heavy with grief, I feel as if I am dying. Wait here and stay awake.” (35)Jesus went on a little farther away from them, fell to the ground, and prayed. He asked that, if possible, he would not have this time of suffering. (36)He said, “Abba, Father! You can do all things. Don’t make me drink from this cup. But do what you want, not what I want.” (37)Then he went back to his followers and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “Simon, why are you sleeping? Could you not stay awake with me for one hour? (38)Stay awake and pray for strength against temptation. Your spirit wants to do what is right, but your body is weak.” (39)Again Jesus went away and prayed the same thing. (40)Then he went back to the followers and again found them sleeping. They could not stay awake. They did not know what they should say to him. (41)After Jesus prayed a third time, he went back to his followers. He said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? That’s enough! The time has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to the control of sinful men. (42)Stand up! We must go. Here comes the man who is handing me over to them.”

  

Jesus Prepared His Heart

(Mark 14:48-49 ERV) Then Jesus said, “Why do you come to get me with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal? (49)Every day I was with you teaching in the Temple area. You did not arrest me there. But all these things have happened to show the full meaning of what the Scriptures said.”

(Mark 15:4-5 NIV) So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.” (5)But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.

 

That Same Spirit is Given to us

(2 Timothy 1:6-8 ERV) “That is why I want you to remember the gift God gave you. God gave you that gift when I laid my hands on you. Now I want you to use that gift and let it grow more and more, like a small flame grows into a fire. (7)The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control. (8)So don’t be ashamed to tell people about our Lord Jesus. And don’t be ashamed of me—I am in prison for the Lord. But suffer with me for the Good News. God gives us the strength to do that.”

 

 

Lifegroup Questions and Prayer

  1.  Do you feel weekness as a human?
  2. How can we rely on the Spirit in our weekness like Jesus did?
  1. Let’s pray for the power, love and self-control that comes from the Spirit.

Serve the Lord with Gladness

1PM, Message Notes

Psalm 100:2

(Psalm 100:2) Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

-Paul writing from filthy prison. Yet he is praying for Philippians blessing

(Philippians 1:9 NHEB) This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
-still, more
-more and more
-More and more what? … abound!
-perception – able to see levels, depths, 3D picture.
-discernment which “cuts through” hazy moral values to really “size things up

Q: Why does great love lead to great perception? And why is this important?
A: Live for God with influence and destiny. —> (v.10)

(Philippians 1:10 NEHB) so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;

-to put to the test in order to succeed.
-excellence – to take all the way through (i.e. to the end), excellence.
-pure- shining like the sun’s rays – i.e. with spiritual vision
-free from hurt, not offending and not causing offence.

(Philippians 1:11 NEHB) being filled with the fruit of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

-having been filled – it’s a done deal
-fruit of righteousness. It’s all Jesus!

(Galatians 5) love, joy, peace, able to cope with difficulty.

eg. 1 – Paul in prison (yet writing books for us 2,000 years later)
(Philippians 1:12) Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.

eg. 2 – Joseph in prison (yet able to be an example for us 3,500 years later)
(Genesis 50:20) You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

-Conclusion:
So love … to able to see the big picture in every situation.
So love … to be filled with good things – in the hard times – ready for the future.

Source of Courage!

Message Notes

(Joshua 1:9 NLT) This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

 

1, First of all, Gods Heart!

(Psalm 23:1-3a NLT) The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. (2)He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. (3) He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths

 

2, We do stumble sometimes but that is Life! (you won’t die!)

(Psalm 23:3-4b NLT) He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. (4) Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

 

3, Keep your head up and Look Forward!

(Psalm 23:5-6 NLT) You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. (6) Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT) Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. (10) If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.