I’m In! Member Mobilization 2018: International Missions | John Black, Moderator | 10-15-17

October 16, 2017

Mrs. Judith Gonzalez

Ms. Emily Sheeley

Pastor Gary Longenecker

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I’m In! Member Mobilization 2018: Where Are We Headed? | John Black | 10-08-17

October 9, 2017

Date:  October 8, 2017

Text:  Romans 10:9-15 (HCSB)

Title:  Where Are We Headed?

Series:  I’m In!  Member Mobilization 2018

Pastor John Black

 

Listening Guide

Where are we (South Gate Baptist Church) headed?

 

I. Humanity’s Problem: Sin & Condemnation           

             Romans chapters 1-3

 

II. Humanity’s Solution: Justification & Sanctification

            Romans chapters 3-8

III. God’s Plan:   Go & Tell       

  • Salvation requires Faith
  • Faith requires Hearing
  • Hearing requires Telling
  • Telling requires Sending!

          Romans chapter 10:14-15

 

South Gate’s Vision

Transforming Lives.  Advancing the Gospel!

 

South Gate’s Mission

Equipping every believer to Go and Make Disciples!

 

Are you in?

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I’m In! Member Mobilization 2018: Where Are You Headed? | John Black | 10-01-17

October 2, 2017

Date:  Oct 1, 2017

Text:  1 Corinthians 10:31; Matthew 28:19-20

Title:  Where Are You headed?

Series:  I’m In!  Member Mobilization 2018

Pastor John Black

 

 

Listening Guide

 

Where am I headed?

_______________________________________________________________________________

This is the call I have accepted for my life.

 

God’s calling on my life is to . . .

 

  1. Glorify Him
  2. Make Disciples

 

The calling we embrace determines the choices we make!

 

Reflection question:

  • Am I living out God’s call on my life? If not, what needs to change?
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Diakonos | John Black | 09-24-17

September 25, 2017

September 24, 2017

Title:  Diakonos

Text:  Acts 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:1-12 (HCSB)

Pastor John Black

 

Listening Guide

 I. What is the Biblical purpose and function of a deacon? Acts 6:3

      A. To Serve!

 

II. What are the Biblical qualifications for a deacon? 1 Timothy 3:8-12

 

  1. Worthy of Respect
  2. Not Double-Tongued
  3. Not drinking much Alcohol
  4. Not greedy for Money
  5. Sound in Faith and in Life
  6. Tested
  7. Godly Wife
  8. Husband of one Wife
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Why We Do What We Do | Dr. Mark Milioni | 09-17-17

September 18, 2017

Why We Do What We Do

Dr. Mark Milioni

September 17, 2017

Listening Guide

 

 

1. Because God Wants Us To

         2 Corinthians 5.9

  

2. Because What We Do Will Last

         2 Corinthians 5.10

 

3. Because Eternity is Real

         2 Corinthians 5.11

 

4. Because Christ Deserves It

         2 Corinthians 5.14-15 

 

5. Because Lives Can Be Made New

         2 Corinthians 5.17

  

6. Because It Is Up to Us

         2 Corinthians 5.18-21

 

How is the world going to be any different because of you?

 

 

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The Joy Formula! (Part 4) | John Black | 09-03-17

September 5, 2017

 

Date:  September 3, 2017

Title:  The Joy Formula! Part 4

Text:  Philippians 4:1-9 (HCSB)

Pastor John Black

 

Joy Insurance!

How do we protect the joy in our lives?

 

  • In our church life, we must . . .

    • Protect relational unity with one another! (Philippians 4:2)

 

  • In our personal lives, we must . . .

    • Rejoice in the Lord Always! (Philippians 4:4)
    • Worry about nothing; Pray about everything! (Philippians 4:6)
    • Think Right to avoid Responding Wrong! (Philippians 4:8)
      1. Seek out what is True and Honorable.
      2. Determine what is Righteous and Holy.
      3. Consider first what is Best for Others.
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The Joy Formula! (Part 2) | John Black | 08-20-17

August 21, 2017

Date:  August 20, 2016

Title:  The Joy Formula! Part 2

Text:  Philippians 3:1-20

Pastor John Black

 

Our Question:

How can we have a life that is full of Joy?

 

Paul’s Answer:

We must live our lives with . . .

   - An unwavering love for Jesus (vv.1-11)

                   How?

  • By deeply Knowing Jesus! (vv.7-11)
  • By continually Pursuing Jesus! (vv. 12-14)

 

Eight ways that will deepen our relationship with Jesus, Who is the source of our joy!

  1. Give God your Max, not your Min
  2. Pursue more of His Voice in your Ear
  3. Pursue more of His Tears on your Face
  4. Pursue more of His Praise on your Lips
  5. Pursue more of His Dirt on your Hands
  6. Pursue more of His Hope in your Grief
  7. Pursue more of His Love in your Life
  8. Pursue more of His Glory on your Knees
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The Joy Formula! (Part 1) | John Black | 08-13-17

August 15, 2017

Date:  August 13, 2016

Title:  The Joy Formula!

Text:  Philippians 3:1-20 9HCSB)

Pastor John Black

 

Our Question:

How can we have a life that is full of Joy?

 

Paul’s Answer:

We must live our life with …

  • An unwavering love for Jesus (v.1-11)
  • A never-ceasing pursuit of Jesus (v. 12-14)
  • An eternally-focused mindset on Jesus (v.18-20)
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Kingdom Expansion! (Part 3) | John Black | 08-06-17

August 7, 2017

Date:  August 6, 2017

Title:  Kingdom Expansion Part 3

Text:  Acts: 4:29-37 (HCSB)

Pastor John Black

 

Kingdom Expansion!

 

As seen in the book of Acts, the Kingdom of God rapidly expanded when the believers in the early church …

1. Embraced their Purpose!

The church's focus produced power! 

  • Power for explosive growth
  • Power to withstand satanic assault
  • Power through strength in diversity

 

2. Each did their Part!

The believer’s role within the church included . . .

  • Courageous Prayer
  • Commitment to Unity
  • Sacrificial Giving
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Kingdom Expansion! (Part 2) | John Black | 07-30-17

August 2, 2017

Date: July 30, 2017

Title: Kingdom Expansion, Part 2

Text: Matthew 20:20-28 (HCSB)

 Pastor John Black

Listening Guide

Kingdom Expansion!

 

Am I investing my life for the Kingdom of God?

 

The Kingdom of God

I. Theological Scope

The Kingdom of God is …

  • Any place where God rules and reigns.

 

The Kingdom of God is God’s rule and reign over …

  • The universe.
  • Our lives.

 

The Kingdom of God is …

  • Something that has come and something that is coming!

II. Applicable Principles

A Kingdom-invested life is a life that lives …

  • To glorify God rather than the advancement of self.
  • In complete submission to God.
  • In humble service to others.

III. Personal Application

If I am investing my life for the Kingdom of God, then my life will reflect …

  • Commitment
  • Christ
  • Sacrifice
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Kingdom Expansion! (Part 1) | John Black | 07-23-17

July 24, 2017

Date: July 23, 2017

Kingdom Expansion! Part 1

Text: Luke 19:11-27 (HCSB)

Pastor John Black

 

Listening Guide

Kingdom Expansion!

 

Am I investing my life for the Kingdom of God?

 

The Kingdom of God

I. Theological Scope

The Kingdom of God is …

  • Any place where God rules and reigns.

 

The Kingdom of God is God’s rule and reign over …

  • The universe.
  • Our lives.

 

The Kingdom of God is …

  • Something that has come and something that is coming!

 

II. Applicable Principles

A Kingdom-oriented life is a life that lives . . .

  1. To glorify ________ rather than the advancement of _________.
  2. Under the complete _________________ of God.
  3. In _____________ to others.

 

III. Personal Application

If I am investing my life for the Kingdom of God, then my life will reflect . . .

  • _______________________
  • __________________
  • _____________________
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