Mar 17, 2019
Upside Down Kingdom: Twice Born – Brian Wilson
Jesus came to bring something new.
Jesus spoke with authority, but refused to take charge. Jesus won the crowd, but refused the crown.
John 3:1 Now there was a pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
John 3:2 He came to Jesus at night…
John 3:2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God…
John 3:2 …For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
You must be born again.
John 3:4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God…
John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.”
John 3:6 “Flesh gives brith to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”
John 3:7-8 “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases…
1. Being born again is a must not a maybe.
John 3:8 You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
2. Being born again is for everyone, not just special people.
John 3:9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
John 3:10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?
John 3:14 Just as Moses…
John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness…
John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up…
John 3:14-15 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son…
Giving is always a result of love.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
3. Being born again means believing in.
Will you believe in Jesus today?
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  • Mar 17, 2019Upside Down Kingdom: Twice Born – Brian Wilson
    Mar 17, 2019
    Upside Down Kingdom: Twice Born – Brian Wilson
    Jesus came to bring something new.
    Jesus spoke with authority, but refused to take charge. Jesus won the crowd, but refused the crown.
    John 3:1 Now there was a pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
    John 3:2 He came to Jesus at night…
    John 3:2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God…
    John 3:2 …For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
    John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
    You must be born again.
    John 3:4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
    John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God…
    John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.”
    John 3:6 “Flesh gives brith to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”
    John 3:7-8 “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases…
    1. Being born again is a must not a maybe.
    John 3:8 You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
    2. Being born again is for everyone, not just special people.
    John 3:9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
    John 3:10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?
    John 3:14 Just as Moses…
    John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness…
    John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up…
    John 3:14-15 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son…
    Giving is always a result of love.
    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
    3. Being born again means believing in.
    Will you believe in Jesus today?
  • Mar 10, 2019Upside Down Kingdom: What Do You Have To Lose? – Brian Wilson
    Mar 10, 2019
    Upside Down Kingdom: What Do You Have To Lose? – Brian Wilson
    We protect what’s important to us.
    The desire to protect and preserve can distract us from our purpose.
    Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
    Lose your life to save it.
    Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
    A life worth living is a life worth losing.
    1. Losing has little luster.
    2. Losing requires sacrifice.
    Your best self denies self.
    3. Losing leads to life.
    Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
    This man found something worth losing everything for.
    Philippians 3:7-8 I count everything as loss for the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as garbage in order the I may gain Christ.
    What part of your life do you need to be willing to lose for Jesus this week?
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  • Jan 27, 2019All Things New #4: God in Us – Chad Ulrich
    Jan 27, 2019
    All Things New #4: God in Us – Chad Ulrich
    Series Idea : Because of God’s presence in our lives we see anew His intentions, His place, His person and His purpose Message Idea: God in us, gives us a new purpose for our lives.
     
    Since God is in you, your purpose is to be for, with one of other; to teach them God is for, with, one of and can be in them.
    1) We are heirs to the throne
    a) Galatians 4:4-6
    b) Our call is to
    i) Get out of the castle
    ii) Honor the family
    iii) Expand the kingdom
     
    2) We are to be like the spirit that is in us
    a) John 14:6
    b) Be the way
    c) Show the truth
    d) Bring the life
     
    3) Which kingdom are you expanding?
  • Jan 20, 2019All Things New #3: God One of Us – Chad Ulrich
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  • Jan 13, 2019All Things New #2: God With Us – Chris Payne
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  • Jan 6, 2019All Things New #1: God For Us – Brian Wilson
    Jan 6, 2019
    All Things New #1: God For Us – Brian Wilson
    God's posture is FOR us.
     
    It changes us when we know someone is FOR us.
     
    Luke 15:1-2  Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.  But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” People who were nothing like Jesus liked Jesus.
    Luke 15:11-12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.  The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.”
     
    I. The lostness of the younger brother
     
    Luke 15:13-17 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.  After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.  So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.  “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’
     
    II. The heart of the Father
     
    Luke 15:20-24 So he got up and went to his father.“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.  “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
     
    III. The response of the older brother
     
    Luke 15:25-32 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.  So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.  ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’  “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.  But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!“  ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”
     
    Application: Ask God to help you reflect his heart to those around you this week.
     
    God's posture is FOR us.