MESSAGE NOTES: Money Talks – In My Bag 01

01: DEFEATING THE LOVE OF MONEY

Introduction:

  • We are starting a new series focused on discipleship in the area of our finances
  • Discipleship is following Jesus… what does it look like to follow Jesus in the area of our finances? 
  • In my bag is a term that refers to being “focused, diligently working on something, being in the zone” – I believe that God has big things in store for us, but part of the prep is embracing discipleship when it comes to our finances.
  • I was really challenged/encouraged by the team from “I Live Again” Uganda last week
  • First: I was encouraged by their selfless commitment to the call of God on their lives
  • Second: I was marked by the this: “man, I want to help these guys”
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SERMON NOTES: Sunday Funday 02

Prophetic Roadmap for 2019

2019 is a year…

  1. That will rise and fall on our prayer lives.
  2. To step out into new things that God is doing in your life.
  3. For a new level of maturity.
  4. To grow in and develop our faith and to exercise our faith
  5. To stand with our church family members who are believing for spouses
  6. For us to focus our prayer/action on the upcoming National Elections
  7. For us to contend for revival

02: SETTING OUR HEARTS TO SEEK THE LORD

“Sunday Funday” is about having fun, and building community – but I also wanted to take some time to talk about the importance of why we do this. Why do we gather together on Sundays? What’s the big deal?

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SERMON NOTES: LEGACY 04

Prophetic Roadmap for 2019

2019 is a year…

  1. That will rise and fall on our prayer lives.
  2. To step out into new things that God is doing in your life.
  3. For a new level of maturity.
  4. To grow in and develop our faith and to exercise our faith
  5. To stand with our church family members who are believing for spouses
  6. For us to focus our prayer/action on the upcoming National Elections
  7. For us to contend for revival

BELIEVING FOR GENERATIONS

Legacy = something tangible (that is built) that is passed from one generation to another

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SERMON NOTES: GIFT OF THE FATHER

Special Focus: ALTAR’D: 21 Days of Transformation

  1. We will kick off Sunday, January 6th and run from the 7th to the 27th
  • Theme Verse: Romans 12:1 (TPT) – Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.
  • ALTAR’D – Altar: to build an altar in our lives… and offer our lives as scared, living sacrifices. Alter: to be changed – we are believing for change in each one of our lives.
  • We are going to:
    • Fast – we are going to encourage everyone to fast in some capacity for the 21 days
    • Pray – we are going to have daily prayer targets, prayer calls.
    • Read – we are going to read the word of God together. 
    • Watch – we have daily video devotionals
    • Gather together – we are going to come together for prayer/worship on the Friday nights
  • Let’s start 2019 by putting God first and set our course for what He wants to do in the coming year.
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Message Notes: Living to Give #2 – Give and It Shall Be Given

#02: GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

I       INTRODUCTION

A)  I want to talk to you about our LEGACY Breakout Offering on Sunday, June 24th

B)  Legacy = something tangible that is passed from one generation to another

C)  This year Toronto City Church is celebrating 30 years. Church Without Limits would have been celebrating its 18th Anniversary. What we are experiencing now is because there were many people who have prayed, served, been faithful, scarfed and sowed… some who are here and some who are not. They have left a legacy to us.

D)  We are coming into a new season of faith, contending, praying, sowing and sacrificing for what God wants to do in the next 30 years and we are going to pay the price now to leave a legacy for the next generation. We are going to be FUTURE focused.

E)  For the next season, our LEGACY Offering is going to focus on two key thrusts: we are going to attack our mortgage and we are going to strategically invest in key advancements.

F)   Our mortgage is currently $2.6 million. Last year we were able to take an extra $60,000 off of it and our goal is that every year we will continue to go above and beyond our regular payments to pay it down. We are believing the Lord to be debt-free. And we still have Phase 3 to build.

G)  Next week I’m going to talk about some of the other elements of this years offering.

H)  I want to call on every member of our church family to seek God and give into this special offering (above your regular tithes and offerings)

I)     We are also going to be starting the LEGACY Company – a group of people who are committed to give above and beyond in the vision/mission of TCC in a strategic way and help us push forward into the future. Continue reading →