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Sermon Outline, July 28, 2019, “Radically Transformed for Service”

Radically Transformed for Service

Luke 7:36-48 (NASB)

36 Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, 38 and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”

Parable of Two Debtors

40 And Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both.  So which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.” 44 Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. 46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. 47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” 


The Pharisee Saw Jesus as an Honored Guest

           His Invitation was Self-Serving.

           His Invitation was Significantly Flawed.

           His Invitation was Spiritually Shipwrecked.



 John 13:1-17 (NASB)

13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, 4got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, “Lord, do You wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.” Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.” 10 Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. 


Peter Saw Jesus as the Serving Savior.

            He Couldn’t Fathom the Act.

           He Couldn’t Resist the Aftereffect.

           He Couldn’t Deny the Application.

Sermon Outline, July 14, 2019, “Transformed by Christ . . . to Love”


    A. What Do You Love the Most?

1.                                                                                             2.

3.                                                                                             4.



       B. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a 

________ is patient, _________ is kind. __________does not envy, _________ does not boast, __________ is not proud. ____________ does not dishonor others, __________ is not self-seeking, __________ is not easily angered, ____________ keeps no record of wrongs. ____________ does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. __________ always protects, always hopes, always trusts, always perseveres. Love never fails. 


Write your name in the blanks next to the parts that would describe how you love. Write the ones you struggle with below and commit them to prayer…


PRAYER: “God, these areas of love are where I need your help. Guide me Lord in learning to love through… _______________________________________________________________



  1. Matthew 22: 37-40

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”


  1. Using 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 as a guide- how do you love God?


  1. How do you love your neighbor as you love yourself?


Sermon Outline, July 7, 2019, “Radically Transformed by the Gospel”

Radically Transformed by the Gospel

 Romans 8:3-8

 Mission Statement: Go and make disciples of all people for Christ.

 Vision Statement: To be God’s people, transformed by the Gospel of Christ into an irresistible community of love, discipleship, and service.


The Battle for Transformation


We Do not Make Peace with the Enemy

Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:1–10


What Fails to Transform

Romans 8:3–4, Romans 3:20


The Transformed and Untransformed Mind

·         Desire

Romans 8:5


·         Deficiency

Romans 8:7–8


·         Denouement

Romans 8:6, Romans 8:13, Galatians 6:8


Living in Transformation

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. Romans 8:5 (NLT)


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