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17 6 18 Preparing a Leader

 

Preparing a Leader sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
June 18, 2017
Preparing a Leader
Exodus 2:1-22
Seeing and compassion
The mother
Pharaoh’s daughter
Moses
Jethro
God
Eyesight in the Gospels
The Gospel hidden in Exodus
(Galatians 4:3-5)
Taking it home:
• Are there needs in your family you’ve
been closing your eyes to?
• Are there hurts or hopes in the church
you’ve been closing your ears to?
• How are we like God when we see and
hear the needs of others?
• Jesus has fulfilled the just requirements of
the moral law for you.
• How does this set you free to care for
others?

17 6 11 A People Who Refused to Die

A People Who Refused to Die sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
June 11, 2017
A People Who Refused to Die
Exodus 1:1-22
Introduction to Exodus
Covenant (1:1-7)
Change (1:8)
Conflict (1:9-14)
Commitment (1:15-22)
Taking it home:
• How has God been faithful to you over
the years?
• What life changes have challenged your
faith?
• What advice would you give to Christians
working through conflict at work or at
home?
• When and where have you stood up for
your faith?
• Pray for others who are persecuted for
their faith.

17 06 4 God's Dream for Your Life

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God's Dream for Your Life sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
June 4, 2017
God’s Dream for your life
Jeremiah 29:1-11
Who was Jeremiah?
Peace in enemy territory (29:5)
Multiply and do not decrease. (29:6)
Seek the welfare of your enemy (29:7)
Problem of lying prophets (29:8-9)
The 70 year challenge (29:10-11)
Taking it home:
• How have you experienced God’s peace in
“enemy” territory?
• If you believe children are our future—
how do you support children?
• If you believe in a growing church—how
do you contribute to growth?
• What does it mean to you to seek the
welfare of someone else?
• Seventy years from now how do you want
your life remembered?

17 5 28 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
May 28, 2017
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
How to identify a pagan (12:1-3)
What God empowers in believers (12:4-6)
For the common good (12:7)
• Wisdom
• Knowledge
• Faith
• Prophecy
• Discernment
• Healing
• Miracles
• Tongues
What to do? (1Peter 4:10)
Taking it home:
• go online to the United Methodist
Spiritual gifts assessment at
http://www.umc.org/what-webelieve/
exploring-your-spiritual-gifts
• Take the assessment and spend some time
thinking and discussing with Christian
friends what your gifts are and how you
might employ them for the mission of the
church.

17 5 21 The Spirit in the Old Testament

The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament sermon notes

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Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
May 21, 2017
The Spirit in the Old Testament
Numbers 11:16-30
The Spirit anoints leaders (11:16-17)
The Spirit and the Word of God (11:21-23)
The Freedom of the Spirit (11:26)
Taking it home:
• How have you experienced the Holy Spirit
anointing people for leadership today?
• Moses met God at the Tabernacle tent.
Where can we go to meet and talk with
God today?
• Moses questioned God’s ability to deliver
on his promises—when have you
questioned God’s abilities and what was
the result?
• In what ways do we try to lead the Spirit
rather than let the Spirit lead us?

17 5 14 The Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
Mother's Day , May 14, 2017
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:16-25
What does God expect of me?
(Psalm 1:1-3; John 15:5)
Life in the flesh (Galatians 5:16)
Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
Keeping in step (Galatians 5:25)
Taking it home:
• Which spiritual fruit are blossoming in you?
• Which are in the bud stage?
• Which sinful acts are dead and buried?
• Which are mortally wounded?
• Which are alive and well?
• How can you and the Holy Spirit grow the fruit
and kill the sinful acts?

17 5 7 Who Is The Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit? sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
May 7, 2017
Who is the Holy Spirit?
John 16:7-14
Our Advantage
His Ministry to the world (12:8-11)
His Ministry to the Disciples (12:12-13)
His Ministry to Jesus (12:14-15)

Taking it home:
• In this scripture, how many different ways are used to refer to the Holy Spirit?
• Which way is most meaningful to you?
• How have you experienced the Spirit’s ministry of conviction described in verse 8?
• What is most important about what the Spirit provides for the church in verse 13?
• Could there be a church without the Holy Spirit?

17 4 30 Students on Mission

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Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
April 30, 2017
Guest Speaker: Josh Ray
Students on Mission
2 Corinthians 4:5-6The Message (MSG)

5-6 Remember, our Message is not about ourselves;
we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master.
All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you.
It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!”
and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God
in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.


Challenge:. How can you serve someone this week for Christ's sake?

17 4 23 Remain - Karie Saunders & Sabina Persons

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
April 21, 2017
Guest Speakers:
Karie Saunders and Sabina Persons
Remaining in Our Most
Important Connection
“I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me, and I in you, you will
bear much fruit; apart from me you can do
nothing.” John 15:5

17 4 16 Jesus is Alive

Jesus is Alive sermon notes

Highland United Methodist Church
Rev. Tom Anderson
April 16 2017 – EASTER
Jesus is Alive
John 20:1-18
Evidence for the Resurrection
Scene I: Mary at the Tomb
Scene II: Peter and John
Scene III: Appearance to Mary
Why wouldn't you want this hope?
Taking it home:
• When you bury someone you dearly
love, how does the fact of the
resurrection of Jesus from the dead
help you to deal with your own pain?
• What do you rely on for evidence that
Jesus is the Son of God and that he
rose from the dead?

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