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  • Better Together - Jesus and Universalism - 21/06/06

    07/06/2021 Duration: 46min

    In this challenging message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about why we should follow Jesus. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to follow Jesus and share Him with others. Notes: Theme: Why should we follow Jesus? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to follow Jesus and share Him with others. Text: John 14:1-7 (ESV) We should follow Jesus because He is the only One who can bring true peace to our lives. We should follow Jesus because He prepares a place in heaven for those who follow Him. We should follow Jesus because He is coming again to judge the world. Revelation 1:7 (NLT) Revelation 19:11-16 (NLT) We should follow Jesus because He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. John 3:16-21 (NLT) Romans 10:13 (ESV) Romans 1:18-20 (ESV) Romans 2:1-3 (NIV) We must tell others about Jesus because all roads do not lead to God. Luke 16:19-31 Luke 13:22-29 Matthew 7:21-23

  • Better Together - Jesus and Sexuality - 05/30/21

    01/06/2021 Duration: 45min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about our Creator’s plan for human sexuality. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to experience the benefits of following God’s plan for human sexuality. Notes: Theme: What is our Creator’s plan for human sexuality? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to experience the benefits of following God’s plan for human sexuality. Text: Mark 7:1-8, 14-23 (NLT) Where did our current views of sexuality come from? What is our Creator’s plan for human sexuality? Genesis 1:26-28 (ESV) Genesis 2:25 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 7:3-6 (NLT) What are the consequences of not following our Creator’s plan? Mark 7:20-23 (ESV) Romans 1:21-32 (ESV) What are the benefits of following our Creator’s plan? John 10:10 (NIV) Will we be shaped more by the culture in which we live or will we live freely in the Kingdom of God? 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

  • Better Together - Jesus and Singleness - 21/05/25

    26/05/2021 Duration: 35min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about the important place singles have in the Kingdom of God. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to follow Jesus with undivided devotion. Notes: Theme: What place do singles have in the Kingdom of God? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to follow Jesus with undivided devotion. Text: Matthew 19:8-12 (ESV) Being single is not a curse. Genesis 1:28 (ESV) Deuteronomy 7:11-14 (ESV) Deuteronomy 28:15-18 (ESV) Matthew 19:10-12 (ESV) Singles have a mission to fulfill. Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) 2 Timothy 2:2 (ESV) Singles are strategic in God’s Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 4:14 (ESV) Galatians 4:19 (ESV) 1 Timothy 1:2 (ESV) Titus 1:4 (ESV) Philemon 10 (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 2:19 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 7:25-38 (NLT) 1 Corinthians 7:7 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 7:17 (NLT) It is not good for singles to be alo

  • Better Together - Jesus and Marriage - 21/05/16

    17/05/2021 Duration: 49min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about what marriage is for. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to display God to the world with your marriage. Notes: Theme: What is marriage for? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to display God to the world with your marriage. Text: Matthew 19:3-9 (ESV) Marriage is about friendship. Genesis 2:18 (ESV) Hosea 13:9 (ESV) John 14:26 (ESV) Genesis 1:27 (ESV) Marriage occurs between a man and a woman to display the image of God. Matthew 16:24-26 (ESV) Romans 1:16 (ESV) Genesis 1:26-27 (ESV) Deuteronomy 6:4 (ESV) Genesis 2:24 (ESV) Matthew 19:4-6 (ESV) Matthew 5:17-19 (ESV) Exodus 20:14 (ESV) Leviticus 18:22 (NLT) Mark 7:20-23 (ESV) Marriage is meant to last a lifetime. Matthew 19:10 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 (NLT) Malachi 2:16 (NLT) Marriage is about displaying God to the

  • Better Together - Jesus and Women - 21/05/09

    10/05/2021 Duration: 41min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about how Jesus wants everyone to be a disciple. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live up to your new creation potential as a disciple of Jesus. Notes: Theme: Jesus wants everyone to be a disciple. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live up to your new creation potential as a disciple of Jesus. Text: Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) Jesus wants women to be disciples. Luke 8:1-3 (ESV) Luke 4:25-27 Luke 5:36-39 Luke 7:36-50; Luke 18:9-14 Luke 11:5-8; Luke 18:1-8 Luke 13:18-21 Luke 15:3-11 God uses women throughout the Bible story. Exodus 15:21 Micah 6:4 Judges 4:4 2 Kings 22 Romans 16:7 Acts 18:3-6 Romans 16:1-2 Paul expects people to be learners before teachers. 1 Timothy 2:8-15 (ESV) 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 (ESV) Acts 18:24-26 (ESV) God’s original design is oneness, not otherness.

  • Better Together - Jesus and Power - 21/04/25

    26/04/2021 Duration: 33min

    In this important message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about Jesus as the author of transitions. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to faithfully follow Jesus as the Maddox family prepares to return to the mission field. Notes: Theme: Jesus is the author of transitions. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to faithfully follow Jesus as the Maddox family prepares to return to the mission field. We can trust Jesus with transitions, even when we don’t understand why. Psalm 42:9, 11 (ESV) Acts 13:1-3 (ESV) Acts 20:17, 36-37 (ESV) Transitions occur because of daily acts of obedience. Luke 22:42 (ESV) Proverbs 21:1 (ESV) Jesus is sure to lead us to the next right step in transitions. In transitions, we keep our eyes on Jesus. In transitions, it’s important we maintain unity. John 17:20-23 (ESV) In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Discussion Questi

  • Jesus and Transitions - 21/04/19

    19/04/2021 Duration: 42min

    In this important message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about Jesus as the author of transitions. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to faithfully follow Jesus as the Maddox family prepares to return to the mission field. Notes: Theme: Jesus is the author of transitions. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to faithfully follow Jesus as the Maddox family prepares to return to the mission field. We can trust Jesus with transitions, even when we don’t understand why. Psalm 42:9, 11 (ESV) Acts 13:1-3 (ESV) Acts 20:17, 36-37 (ESV) Transitions occur because of daily acts of obedience. Luke 22:42 (ESV) Proverbs 21:1 (ESV) Jesus is sure to lead us to the next right step in transitions. In transitions, we keep our eyes on Jesus. In transitions, it’s important we maintain unity. John 17:20-23 (ESV) In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Life Group Discus

  • Better Together - Jesus and Healing - 21/04/11

    12/04/2021 Duration: 38min

    In this life-changing message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about Jesus, our healer. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to seek Jesus for healing for yourself and others. Notes: Theme: Jesus is a healer. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to seek Jesus for healing for yourself and others. Text: John 4:46-53 (ESV) Go to God with your problems, but go to God for more than your problems. John 2:1-5 (ESV) Believe God’s Word, not your worries. Matthew 28:17 (ESV) Make your faith a family priority. When you need healing go to Jesus. James 5:14-15 (ESV) Luke 18:1-8 (NLT) Conclusion: Seek Jesus for healing for yourself and others! In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Life Group Discussion Questions: Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group. How was Easter? What did you do? Start Thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Easter - Resurrection Changes Everything - 21/04/04

    06/04/2021 Duration: 22min

    In this Easter Sunday message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about what the resurrection means. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live a resurrected life. Notes: Theme: What does the resurrection mean? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live a resurrected life. Text: Luke 24:1-12 (ESV) Resurrection shows us Jesus is Lord. Resurrection shows us Jesus is true to His Word. Luke 9:22 (ESV) Luke 9:44 (ESV) Luke 17:25-26 (ESV) Luke 18:31-33 (ESV) Resurrection shows us we can live and not die. 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NLT) Romans 8:11 (NLT) Resurrection shows us we will not always understand what God is doing. Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV) Conclusion: Let’s live resurrected lives by living in the victory Jesus won on the cross and sealed at the resurrection. In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Life Group Discussion Questions: Start Talking. Fin

  • Palm Sunday - Who is Jesus? - 21/03/28

    29/03/2021 Duration: 27min

    In this Palm Sunday message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about who Jesus is. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to receive Jesus as King, Lord and Savior. Notes: Theme: Who is Jesus? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to receive Jesus as King, Lord and Savior. Text: Luke 19:28-44 (ESV) Jesus is Lord. Jesus is King. Zechariah 9:9 (ESV) Luke 19:38-40 (ESV) Jesus is our Savior. Conclusion: Jesus is Lord, King and Savior. In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Life Group Discussion Questions: Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group. What are your plans for Easter? Start Thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking. How do you like to sing to Jesus (with hands raised, standing still, etc…)? Start Sharing. Choose a couple of questions to create openness. What does it mean that Jesus is Lord? What does it mean that Jesus is King? What does it mean

  • Better Together - Jesus and Spiritual Gifts - 21/03/21

    22/03/2021 Duration: 48min

    In this inspiring message, Pastor Zach Maddox shares how we can live a fully alive life. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live a fully alive life fulfilling your masterpiece mission. Notes: Theme: How can we live a fully alive life? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live a fully alive life fulfilling your masterpiece mission. Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 (ESV) We can live a fully alive life by accepting the invitation of Jesus. John 16:7 (ESV) Luke 2:52 (ESV) Luke 4:14-15 (ESV) We can live a fully alive life by developing our character. John 10:10 (ESV) Genesis 1:27-28 (ESV) We can live a fully alive life by fulfilling our calling. Genesis 1:27-28 (ESV) Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT) https://assessments.giftpassionstory.com/register 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (ESV) https://connectionpointchurch.org/holyspirit We can live a fully alive life fulfilling our masterpiece

  • Better Together - Jesus and the Holy Spirit - 21/03/14

    15/03/2021 Duration: 33min

    In this important message, Pastor Zach Maddox shares how we can live like Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to develop spiritual disciplines that produce Christlike character for the benefit of our community. Notes: Theme: We can live like Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to develop spiritual disciplines that produce Christlike character for the benefit of our community. Text: Luke 3:21-22; 4:1-2, 13-15 (ESV) We can live like Jesus because He was not only God but also man. John 1:14 (ESV) Philippians 2:5-7 (ESV) Philippians 2:6 (MSG) We can live like Jesus with the Holy Spirit. John 14:12 (ESV) Hebrews 4:15 (ESV) John 5:19 (ESV) Romans 8:11 (ESV) Philippians 2:12-13 (ESV) We can be like Jesus through spiritual disciplines. Conclusion: We can be like Jesus by partnering with the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives,

  • Better Together - For the Sake of the World - 21/03/07

    08/03/2021 Duration: 44min

    In this message from a guest speaker we discover we are better together for the sake of the world. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to participate with others in the mission of God. Notes: Theme: We can fulfill the mission of God together. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to participate with others in the mission of God. Text: Romans 10:13 (ESV) The good news and the bad news of the gospel. Romans 1:18-20 (ESV) Romans 2:1-3, 12, 16 (ESV) Guilt is about the individual, but missions is about us. Romans 10:15 (ESV) Not only are we better together, we can’t do it alone. Colossians 1:16 (NLT) Conclusion: We can fulfill the mission of God together! In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Life Group Discussion Questions: Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group. How have you been enjoying the change in weather the past week? Start Thinkin

  • Better Together - Jesus and Death - 21/02/28

    01/03/2021 Duration: 42min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox reveals how we must live fully alive in order to be ready to die. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live a fully alive life by developing your character in Life Groups and identifying your calling on Serve Teams. Notes: Theme: We must live a fully alive life to be ready to die. Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live a fully alive life by developing your character in Life Groups and identifying your calling on Serve Teams. Text: John 3:1-7 (ESV) We must face death to experience life. The Chosen app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-chosen/id1473663873 We must go back to the beginning to make it to the end. Genesis 1:27-28 (ESV) Galatians 5:16-24 (ESV) Ephesians 4:7-12 (NLT) We must live a fully alive life to be ready to die. John 10:10 (ESV) Conclusion: We must live a fully alive life to be ready to die. Bob Newhart - https://www.yout

  • Better Together - Jesus and Time - 21/02/21

    22/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about how God uses time. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to find and fulfill God’s will, do it God’s way, and in God’s time. Notes: Theme: How does God use time? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to find and fulfill God’s will, do it God’s way, and in God’s time. Jesus is before time. John 1:1-3 (ESV) Time to prepare. Time to be initiated. Matthew 3:16-17 (ESV) Time to be tested. Time to wait. John 5:19 (ESV) Time to go. Mark 1:15 (ESV) Mark 1:38 (ESV) There is God’s will, God’s way, and God’s time. Life is eternal. Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 (NLT) Conclusion: In this life, there are times of preparation, times of initiation, times of testing, times for waiting, and times for going. In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with...   Discussion Questions: Start Talking.

  • Better Together - Jesus and the Will of God - 21/02/14

    16/02/2021 Duration: 40min

    In this message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about how we find and fulfill the will of God. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to daily find and fulfill the will of God so that you might live forever with Him and other believers. Notes: Theme: How do I find and fulfill God’s will for my life? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to find and fulfill the will of God daily. Text: Luke 22:39-46 (ESV) There are two wills of God. Acts 4:27-28 (ESV) 1 Peter 3:17 (ESV) Ephesians 1:11 (ESV) Daniel 4:35 (ESV) Matthew 7:21 (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) 1 John 2:17 (ESV) The two wills of God work together. How do we find and fulfill the will of God? We can find God’s will through Scripture, other believers, or in times of prayer and stillness before God. John 14:15 (ESV) Three stages of fulfilling the will of God: Read scripture and obey it - Joh

  • Better Together - Jesus and Suffering - 21/02/07

    08/02/2021 Duration: 47min

    In this life-changing message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about why suffering is an important part of following Jesus. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to trust God to bring your true self to the surface through suffering. Notes: Theme: Why is suffering an important part of following Jesus? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to trust God to bring your true self to the surface through suffering. Text: Luke 23:44-49 (ESV) Why does suffering exist? John 16:33 (NLT) 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT) Genesis 1:31 (ESV) Romans 3:23 (ESV) How does God use suffering? Romans 8:28 (ESV) Genesis 50:20 (ESV) Luke 9:23 (ESV) What is a pathway through suffering? Pay attention. Lament: turn to God, bring your complaint, ask boldly, and trust. Actively wait. Resurrection will always take care of itself, whenever death is trusted. The good news about suffering. 2 Corint

  • Better Together - Jesus and Conflict - 21/01/31

    01/02/2021 Duration: 32min

    In this important message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about how we live well in community. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live well in community by following the plan of Jesus for conflict resolution. Notes: Theme: How do we live well in community? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to live well in community by following the plan of Jesus for conflict resolution. Text: Matthew 18:15-18 (ESV) We live well in community by talking directly with other people. Psalm 133:1 (ESV) John 17:21 (NLT) Two ways of resolving conflict: check out assumptions and clarify expectations. We live well in community by inviting others to help mediate relationships. We live well in community by involving leaders in unresolved issues. Mathew 9:9-10 (ESV) James 1:2-4 (ESV) Titus 3:10-11 (ESV) Conclusion: To live well in community and stay on mission we must follow the plan of Jesus for conflict resolution. Text: Matthew

  • Better Together - Jesus and Singing - 21/01/24

    25/01/2021 Duration: 29min

    In this timely message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about why it is important for believers to sing. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to receive the benefits of singing with Jesus. Notes: Theme: Why is it important for believers to sing? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to receive the benefits of singing with Jesus. When did Jesus sing? Matthew 26:26-30 (ESV) Hebrews 2:9-12 (ESV) Why is it important for us to sing? Colossians 3:16 (ESV) Ephesians 5:18-19 (ESV) Acts 16:16-34 (ESV) Psalm 118:1-29 (ESV) When we sing, we are singing with Jesus. Romans 15:8-9 (ESV) Romans 15:10-12 (ESV) Conclusion: When we sing, we are singing with Jesus! Texts: Psalm 22:1-31 (ESV); Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV) In response to this message I will… I will share part of this message with... Discussion Questions: Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group. What is a song playing on th

  • Better Together - Jesus and Fasting - 21/01/17

    19/01/2021 Duration: 33min

    In this timely message, Pastor Zach Maddox talks about what fasting is and why we should fast as followers of Jesus. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to pray and fast as we head into the new year. Notes: Theme: What is fasting and why is it important we fast as followers of Jesus? Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to pray and fast as we head into the new year. Text: Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV); Luke 4:1-2 (ESV) Why should we fast? Isaiah 58:6 (ESV) Mark 9:29 (ESV) Daniel 9:2-3, 21-22 (ESV) 2 Corinthians 10:4 (ESV) What is fasting? Matthew 4:4 (ESV) Acts 14:23 (ESV) How do we fast? When we fast, we feast on God through scripture, prayer, and songs. Psalm 63:5 (NLT) Matthew 9:14-15 (ESV) Matthew 24:14 (ESV) Conclusion: Let’s fast from food and feast on God for the next 21 days to know His love, to hear His voice, and to walk in obedience to His will. In response to thi

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