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We exist to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. You can listen to our weekly sermons from our Austin, Dripping Springs and Buda Kyle campuses here!

Bannockburn Church Bannockburn Church

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We exist to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. You can listen to our weekly sermons from our Austin, Dripping Springs and Buda Kyle campuses here!

    Your Part Matters | Week 4 - Open Hearts & Hands | Pastor Harlie Raethel from Buda Kyle Campus

    Your Part Matters | Week 4 - Open Hearts & Hands | Pastor Harlie Raethel from Buda Kyle Campus

    Your Part Matters - Open Hearts & Hands

    THEME - The Gospel accounts that tell us the story of Jesus also include imperfect people (like us) who are used by God because they have hearts for Him and hands that are willing to serve Him.

    Bad reality #1 = We think that the universe should center on us

    Bad reality #2 = We think we are insignificant and meaningless

    Different reality = We are not the center of the universe but we are significant

    Luke 23:50-53 There was a good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. He approached Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Taking it down, he wrapped it in fine linen and placed it in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever been placed.

    Matthew 27:57 - 57 When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph came, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.

    What we know about Joseph of Arimathea


    He was an important person in Jerusalem
    He was wealthy
    He followed Jesus

    Joseph’s heart was changed by Jesus

    Ezekiel 36:26 - I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

    As our heart is miraculously softened by Jesus we ask… How do I live for God?

    Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

    John 19:38 - After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’ body.

    Matthew 10:32-33 - Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.

    What did a step of faith look like for Joseph?


    Using what God had given him
    Getting his hands dirty

    Luke 23:53 - Taking it [the body] down, he wrapped it in fine linen and placed it in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever been placed.

    Matthew 27:​​59-60 - So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen, and placed it in his new tomb, which he had cut into the rock. He left after rolling a great stone against the entrance of the tomb.

    Do you have a heart open to God? (That has been changed by God?)

    Are your hands willing to serve Him? If so, what does that look like?

    • 40 min
    Your Part Matters | Week 4

    Your Part Matters | Week 4

    Impact of One - Pastor Chuck Davis concludes our series: "Your Part Matters."



    Mark 15:43-46

    Joseph was Respected



    Matthew 27:57-60

    Joseph was Wealthy



    Luke 23:50

    Joseph was Good and Righteous



    Luke 23:51

    Joseph did not consent to evil



    John 19:38

    Joseph was a secret disciple



    True Faith:


    Takes Action
    Counts Cost
    Gets Involved



    Impact:


    Focus on Others
    Focus on Kingdom
    Focus on Eternal



    2 Corinthians 4: 13-18



    “I am only one

    I can not do everything

    But I still can do something

    And because I can not do everything

    I will not refuse to do something I can do.”

    - Edward Everett Hale

    • 30 min
    Your Part Matters | Week 3

    Your Part Matters | Week 3

    1 Corinthians 12:1–11 (NIV)

    Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.  You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.  Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.  There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.  Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,  and to still another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

    Living our lives supernaturally on purpose:

    1) Discover the doctrine of spiritual gifts.


    Speaking gifts.
    Serving gifts.
    Shepherding gifts.

    2)  Discover your spiritual gift.


    Spiritual Gift
    Heart
    Abilities
    Personality
    Experiences

    Take the free S.H.A.P.E. Assessment Test.  Start serving others.  Listen for feedback from the body.

    3) Exercise your gift for the benefit of others in the church.

    • 42 min
    Your Part Matters | Week 2

    Your Part Matters | Week 2

    Living for the greatness of the Kingdom involves:


    Belonging
    Receiving
    Giving
    Growing

    1 Corinthians 12:12–20 (NIV)

    Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

    Ephesians 4:11–16 (NIV)

    So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

    • 41 min
    Your Part Matters | Week 1

    Your Part Matters | Week 1

    To be great in the Kingdom:


    Be great in sight.
    Be great in secret.
    Be great in service.

    JOY =


    Jesus
    Others
    You

    Matthew 6:1–15 (NIV) “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

    Mark 9:33-35 (ESV) And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

    • 45 min
    Nothing But The Blood

    Nothing But The Blood

    Cultural observations:


    Our culture seems to increasingly have an aversion to blood.
    Our culture is increasingly ignorant of its sin condition.

    Romans 3:23 (HCSB) - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

    Romans 3:24 (HCSB) - They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 3:25 (HCSB) - God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.

    2 truths from Romans 3:23-25:


    We are all sinners
    We can be forgiven of our sins and made right with God through faith in Jesus blood

    2 Corinthians 5:21 (HCSB) - “He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

    Propitiation is the substitution of Jesus on our behalf God’s anger towards sin is proof of His love for us “The wrath of God is as personal, and as potent, as his love; and, just as the blood-shedding of the Lord Jesus was the direct manifesting of his Father's love toward us, so it was the direct averting of his Father's wrath against us.” - J I Packer

    “Behold then the kindness and severity of God” - Romans 11:22 (NASB)

    How should we respond?


    Receive God’s grace.
    Don’t be embarrassed about the blood of Jesus.
    Worship God because of His incredible rescue plan.

    • 37 min

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