Inheritance Church Sermons is a weekly podcast featuring the most recent sermons and exclusive content from Inheritance Church.
Share What You've Received | Adam Barr | What's Next?
Series: What’s Next?
May 1, 2022
Last week: Forgiveness is essential for Kingdom advancement.
The Forgiveness JourneyForgiveness can become a lifestyle when consistently practiced.
MAIN IDEA: Grace is the light this world desperately needs.
Matthew 5:14-1514 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
To Give, You Must First ReceiveGrace is so much more than “unmerited favor”
EXERCISE: Receiving to Give
Discussion Questions:Adam challenged us to think of grace as more than “unmerited favor.” How did he describe it? In what way did this expand your understanding of grace?How do the images of adoption and God’s fatherhood help us think more deeply about what it means to “shine our light”?What was something the Holy Spirit showed you about yourself during the exercise? How could that revelation become a light to people who are living in darkness?What is one concrete thing you could do to steward and mature the light God has put inside of you?
Forgive As You've Been Forgiven | Adam Barr | What's Next?
Forgive as You’ve Been ForgivenSeries: What’s Next?
April 24, 2022
Matthew 18:21-3521 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!
23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. 25 He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.
26 “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ 27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.
28 “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.
29 “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. 30 But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.
31 “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. 32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.
35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”
MAIN IDEA: Forgiveness is essential for Kingdom advancement.
Areas of UnforgivenessUnforgiveness in any area spreads poison to every area.
Step Into Forgiveness
Discussion Questions:Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness can be incredibly challenging on various levels. What do you find challenging about his teaching? Explain your answer.According to the message, what are some of the negative consequences of unforgiveness? Have you seen some of those dynamics at play in your own experiences? If you feel comfortable, please share.What are some ways we tend to justify unforgiveness in our own lives?Adam talked about a “spirit of offense.” Can you describe how you have observed this spirit at work in everyday life?Adam mentioned “Areas of Unforgiveness.” What were some of those areas? How does becoming aware of these areas help you to examine your own heart?Is there an area in your life where you are feeling challenged to forgive?How does meditating on the Resurrection make forgiveness possible?
ALIVE! | Adam Barr | Easter Sunday
This is Sunday's message from Easter at Inheritance Church
Greater Things | Zach Santmier | Inheritance Church
In John 14:12 Jesus said we would do greater things.
God is moving all around the world. Zach Santmier shares testimony on miracles he witnessed in Africa, greater works than what Jesus did, and journey into deeper faith in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Just as the Spirit moves, heals, restores, delivers, and casts out demons in Africa, He wants to do the same thing in our community.
Children and Champions | Adam Barr | Learning to Follow the Holy Spirit
Children and Champions
February 27, 2022
MAIN IDEA: Receive it like a child. Pursue it like a champion.
I Am A Child
God’s amazing grace determines my place in His heart.
Romans 8:16-17 (CSB) The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children, and if children, also heirs…
1 John 3:1 (CSB) See what great love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children—and we are!
Galatians 4:4-7 (CSB) When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then God has made you an heir.
Receive Your Identity
John 16:13-15 (CSB) When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own, but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything the Father has is mine. This is why I told you that he takes from what is mine and will declare it to you.
The Treasure | Adam Barr | Following the Holy Spirit
February 27, 2022
MAIN IDEA: Following the Holy Spirit requires forming new priorities.
We’ve been given radical access.
Luke 17:20-21 (NKJV) Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
We’re free to cultivate a faith mindset or settle for an unbelief mindset.
How can we experience a shift in priorities?
1. Realize the Father delights in granting this gift.
2. Recognize the value of this gift.
Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
3. Shift from a settler mindset to a searcher mindset.
Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT) “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
1. INDIVIDUAL EXERCISE: Write a prayer, sharing your heart with the Holy Spirit
Express your gratitude for Who He is and that He lives inside of you
Humbly confess if you haven’t made learning to follow Him your priority
Profess your desire to learn how to hear Him and obey.
2. GROUP EXERCISE: Break into groups of 3-4, answer the following question and take turns praying for one another.
What are you hoping to get out of this series?
What are you hoping to get out of this series?
In your experience, how have you experienced the leading of the Holy Spirit? If you are able, share a time in your life when you clearly experienced the Holy Spirit leading you in a particular way.
“Whether or not we experience the Holy Spirit’s guidance is up to us.” Respond to this statement. Does this sound like a heavy responsibility or exciting opportunity? Why?
What are some practical ways you can begin learning to follow the Holy Spirit?
What does it mean to prioritize learning to follow the Holy Spirit? Practically, what does it mean for your own life? What are some obstacles to it? How can you overcome these obstacles?