05/12/24 Sermon Recap: Sermon, Memes & Notes

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YOU ARE LOVED by God the Father, Jesus Christ His son, and the Holy Spirit.   You are loved by the Church of the Living God leadership team, and you are loved by your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.  

Celebrate, elevate, and cultivate the people in your life.


Ephesians 3:20-21: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

This is the third week of the “You are Able” sermon series.

The first week’s sermon was about how we view God, do we view Him as the “man upstairs” with a hammer ready to strike, or as our loving Father? The second week was about being a new creation in Christ, the shift of our identity from sinner barely making it, to transformed believer empowered by the Holy Spirit. This week is about how we view others: we are to celebrate, elevate, and cultivate the people in our lives, not compete, compare, or complain.


Do you have the world’s attitude toward others-competing, comparing, and complaining, or God’s attitude-celebrating, elevating, and cultivating?

Celebrate God’s blessings in each other’s lives!


As we celebrate one another, and give praise in someone else’s blessing, we can partake in that blessing.

Psalm 34:1-3 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me, let us exalt his name together.


We are to boast in the Lord, to proclaim God’s goodness in our lives!  God does not share the world’s scarcity mentality, the kingdom is big enough for everyone to win.


Are you celebrating God’s goodness not just in your life, but in other peoples’ lives as well?

Do you value others more than yourself?


We are to elevate others by having a mindset that we look at others as being better than ourselves.


Philippians 2:1-4: 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, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.


The “secret sauce” to tapping in to the power of God is the mindset that others are better than ourselves.


Do you value others more than you value yourself?

Since you received it, give it!


Don’t use your rightness with God as evidence of being better than your neighbor. Since you received grace and mercy, when you see someone less fortunate you must now know that if God can help you, He can help them too.


Matthew 10:8b “Freely you have received; freely give.”


Are you being the love of God to others by graciously helping them, or are you smug in your better-than-thou attitude?

Love with compassion, not pity.


We must help others not with pity, but compassion. We often give money from a place of pity because want to feel good about ourselves, but we must remember first and foremost to give them love. When you push others away, you are pushing God away, for it says in 1 John 4:20-21: If anyone says “I love God,” but keeps on hating his brother, he is a liar; for if he doesn’t love his brother who is right there in front of him, how can he love God whom he has never seen? And God himself has said that one must love not only God but his brother too.


Do you love others with compassion or merely show them pity?

We can unlock spiritual gifts in each other through love.


We are entangled together. God wants to use the whole body of Christ to unlock His gifts in each other.  For revival to happen, we need to have an attitude of “What are you going through? What’s your name? I want to know you”.  This is why people come here to Church of the Living God, they have others esteem them as better than themselves, and they are loved here.


Are you helping unlock Spiritual Gifts in others?

There is something inside of you worth waiting for.


When you cultivate people, sometimes you will need to invest and won’t see a return. While you may not see evidence of change, you can love them even when you can’t see results. Patience means that I’m willing to wait for your change; that there is something inside of you worth waiting for. Are you willing to invest in things unseen?


Your Heavenly Father is patient with you, are you patient with others?

Disclaimer:  Sermon notes, memes, and ideas presented are curated, designed and repackaged by Jennifer Parke, and while the ideas, message, and notes resonate with the intent and meaning of the sermon, they may not fully reflect the speaker's underlying beliefs.  Questions or Comments, email: info@colg.org