Cedar Hills Community Church

Cedar Hills Community Church

Sermons and special events of Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Join us for worship Sundays at 8:30am and 11am. (Live on Facebook) Classes for all ages at 9:45am. Nursery for ages 0-36 mo during Sunday classes and at 11am worship service.

Meeting Jesus: The Testimony of Mary the Mother of Jesus
Jul 17 2022
Meeting Jesus: The Testimony of Mary the Mother of Jesus
MEETING JESUS: The Testimony of Mary, Mother of Jesus Gary SagerTHEME - Mary will forever stand out as unique, a rare woman among women, who was highly favored and blessed.  TEXT - Luke 1: 26-56OUTLINEA.  Introduction - We are introduced to a very special and unique person—a person who was both impacted by and impactful to Jesus. (Luke 1:26-27)B. Why Mary?·         Because we need to take a Biblical look at the Real Mary.·         Because God chose her.·         Because she said “Yes.”·         Because she’s Jesus’ mom.·         Because the Bible calls her “Favored” and “Blessed.”·         Because she is a powerful example of Faith, Surrender, Humility Courage, and Persistence.C. Mary in Scripture·         Annunciation and Magnificent – Luke 1:26-56·         Jesus’ Birth Shepherds and Angels – Luke 2:19·         Dedication in the Temple (a sword will pierce your soul) Luke 2:33·         Twelve-year-old Jesus in the Temple (In my Father’s House) Luke 2: 49-51·         Wedding at Cana (Not my hour/Do what he tells you)- John 2: 1-12 Key 3-5·         Redefinition of Family (These are my Mother, Brothers and Sisters) Mark 3:21&31-35·         Jesus’ Mother and Disciple John at Foot of the Cross (Behold your Son/Mother) John 19:25-27 (Jesus is welcoming/verifying them both as His Family.)·         Mary in the Upper Room (United in Prayer/Awaiting the Holy Spirit) Acts 1: 12-14D. The Song of Mary·         The Magnificat·         A Look at Mary’s Heart (Luke 1:46-55)E. Lessons from Mary·         Obedience and Submission to God·         Knowledge of God’s Word·         Humility·         Persistence in FaithASK YOURSELF/NEXT STEPS1.    What are your pre-conceived notions of Jesus?2.    Are you willing to change them if He calls you to do so?Support the show
Glittering Vices: Envy
Apr 10 2022
Glittering Vices: Envy
LENT 2022: Glittering Vices: Envy – Steve Poole - THEME - Sin destroys our souls. Jesus restores our souls on the cross.  TEXTS – Genesis 3:5, Philippians 3:7-11; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Matthew 20:1-16OUTLINEThe envious heart is destructive.A.  Ground rules - James 1:12-15.Own your own sin.No secret sin.Confession brings hope. B. Envy Flourishes in Comparison Eliminate or minimize comparison Limit time on social media.  C. Envy grows from a false sense of identity.Why do we care so much about how we “stack up” against our peers?  Because we are measuring our self-worth comparatively. If there is no greater power or truth than ourselves, the only way we can ascribe value is works-based and not Gospel-based.D. Envy withers in the application of the Gospel truth to our lives.In Jesus and his teaching we find a new identity.Our worth comes from what someone will pay for us, which happens to be the very LIFE of the incarnate God!  Philippians 3:7-112 Corinthians 12:9-10E. Next Steps Invite God’s Holy Spirit to convict you of your envy, confess, and recognize the generosity of God’s mercy.Consider what draws you into the “comparison game” in your life and come up with a plan to avoid those situations.  Example - fast from Facebook or IGReread Matthew 20 or Philippians 3 and let the power of the gospel dismantle the envy in your heart by affirming your identity as God’s beloved son or daughter. SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF CEDAR HILLS www.cedarhillscr.org/give Support the show (