Giving is not the same as Generosity
2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Generosity Reflects God’s Heart
Romans 8:32 2 Corinthians 8:8-9
Generosity Reframes Our Heart
Generosity Requires Our Trust
2 Corinthians 9:10
Generosity Results in Blessing
2 Corinthians 9:6
Generosity Releases Our Grip
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 1 Timothy 6:18-19
Worship starts in the heart
Matthew 15:8-9 Matthew 7:21-23
Worship is done in Spirit and Truth.
We worship what we value most.
“Nothing magnifies God more than a group of people who are genuinely convinced that nothing will bring satisfaction to their aching hearts besides God. This conviction creates a community of people who go hard after Him. ~John Piper
Mission of Portico Church (based on Matthew 29:18-20):
our world with the truth, hope and love of God
those around us to become passionate followers of Jesus
together in faith as a worship community
We Sacrifice Our Lives
We Maintain Our Humility We Embrace Our Diversity We Use Our Gifts We Give Our Best
A family is a group of people who are united by certain convictions or have a common affiliation among them.
A family is a group of individuals living under one roof and under one head in the household.
A family is any social unit differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family.
We Need Each Other
We Need to Pursue Each Other
Real Love is Really Messy
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The Gospel is Our Priority.
Matthew 28:18-20 The Gospel is Our Point. Romans 10:9-13 The Gospel is Our Purpose. Romans 10:13-15 The Gospel is Our Privilege. Romans 10:15-17 The Gospel is Our Power. Romans 1:16
The Gospel is Central
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 Isaiah 53
Our Focus Is Jesus
Jesus is the focus of THE story Genesis 1:26 Genesis 3:15 Jesus always has been the focus of THE story Jesus forever will be the focus of THE story
Whatever is our FOCUS becomes the CENTER of our interest and activity.
US identifies a group of people, but includes yourself as part of that group.
Our Focus Is Jesus
Jesus was the focus of THEIR story.
Jesus has become the focus of OUR story.
Jesus wants to be the focus of YOUR story.
Acts 4:32-35 Acts 5:40-42 Acts 8:1-4
Don’t be focused on the fog; keep moving toward maturity in Christ.