Dependable to Our Community – the Vision of Edgewater

Dependable to Our Community –

the Vision of Edgewater

Sermon series: Dependable – Part 7 of 7

Pastor John Fanous

May 4, 2008

The Story We Find Ourselves In

1. God ________________ it.

We were created for _________________________ with God.

We were created for _________________________ with people.

We were created to _________________________ for the world.

2. We ______________ it. Result: ________________________________

3. God ________________ it.

Through Abraham: “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” Ge 12:2

Through Jesus: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Jn 3:17

4. Jesus invites you to _______________ Him.

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mk 1:15

Why does Edgewater exist?

1. We are God’s _________________ (the antidote to isolation from God)

“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” 1 Co 3:9

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” 1 Co 3:16

“But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.'” Lk 15:2

Implication: You _________________ to God.

Our motto: “Loving _______________.”

2. We are God’s _______________ (the antidote to isolation from people)

“You belong to God’s family.” Eph 2:19b (NCV)

“Then, even if I am delayed, you will know how to live in the family of God. That family is the church of the living God, the support and foundation of the truth.” 1 Ti 3:15 (NCV)

Implication: You have a new __________________.

Our motto: “Loving _______________.”

3. We are Jesus’ ________________________ (the antidote to selfishness)

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Co 12:27

“The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others.” 1 Co 12:7 (CEV)

Implication: God has a specific ____________________ for you.

Our motto: “Serving our _­­­­__________________.”

How do I prepare?

1. Re-_______________ your life to Jesus

“And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” Mk 1:4

2. Pray for, love, and invite ___________________________ to church

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Lk 19:10



3. Get to know ________________ at Edgewater

4. Pray for ___________________________