Hey Church, I have loved preaching this series on Planted, Purpose and Partnership
I believe with every sermon it needs to leave the listener with a resounding question of  YBH.
YES BUT HOW

Jas 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Mat 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

I am hoping this sermon outline will help you be able to put God’s word into practice.
Maybe use each of the readings and insights as a daily devotion for the week.

Planted

Psalms 92:12 NIV The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
Psalms 92:13 NIV planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.

The meaning of Righteous
– Right actions | Right attitudes | Right convictions
– When our actions and attitudes and convictions line up with God’s Word, plans and purpose we will begin to grow and flourish

Insight: How are your actions, attitudes and convictions improving as you are growing in God and His Word?

Read Ps 52:8, Math 6:33, Ps 1:1-3
– There are so many people trying to succeed and flourish in so many areas of life. In the workplace, in families, in finances, in marriage, in sport
– But one of the greatest places to flourish and succeed in is in the courts of God and the pathway to flourishing in the courts of God is to be planted in the house God.   As people flourish in the house of God they will begin to flourish every other realm of life.

Insight: Where do you find yourself flourishing in the most

PURPOSE

Ephesians 4:1 NIV As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

– Eph 4 is God’s blue print for the church
– Your calling was established before the foundation of the earth was laid, God had a plan and a purpose for your life

Read: Eph 4:7-8
– Jesus has given you grace, ability and empowered you so that you can serve and function in your gifting
– God’s gift in you is not for you, but for you to bless others

Ephesians 4:11 NIV It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
– If we only focus on vs 11 we get caught up with titles

Ephesians 4:12 NKJV for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
– If we focus on vs 12 we get and understand of our purpose
–  The word ministry is the Greek word diakonia: To serve, be a servant, to be an attendant, a waiter

Insight: Would you call yourself a servant in the House of God?
Insight: Is it possible to walk worthy of your calling if you’re not serving in the House of God?

Your calling does not start in the community or in the business place it starts in the House of God
– As you are planted and begin to flourish in the House God this will cause you to flourish in your business, in your finances, in your family, in your marriage

Read Eph 4:13-16, 1 Cor 12:12, Joshua 24:14-15

Insight: Are you growing in your knowledge of Christ and becoming more and more like Him?
Insight: Are you functioning as a vital member of the body of Christ?
Insight: Have you found your unique place in the church and being making a kingdom contribution to seeing the church grow

PARTNERSHIP

Php 1:3 NIV I thank my God every time I remember you.
Php 1:4 NIV In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
Php 1:5 NIV because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now

• The word partnership is the Greek word koinonia which means fellowship, communication, contribution it means participation
• A partner is an active participant in an endeavour where two or more people engaged in the same activity

Read Phil 1:27
• The old saying “United we stand, divided we fall”
• Often the church is the most divided and most scattered group of people especially when it comes to contending for the gospel

How you can Partner with the church

1 Invite: Read: Prov 11:30, Luke 14:23, Math 28:19
• The master has a mandate for every servant of his to go out and invite others so that his House may be full
• We cannot allow the great commission to become the great omission

Insight: How effective are you becoming in reaching out to the lost and inviting  them as God’s guests to church?

2 Welcome God’s guests: Read 1 Peter 4:8-9
Church growth says that when a visitor comes to the church, they will make their decision in the first 10 minutes
• Most visitors come early so they can find their way around and in the church
• The two most critic times in the life of the church for a guest is 10 mins before, 10 mins after church

Insight: One of the best ways you can partner with us as a church is simply being an ambassador of Jesus Christ hospitable when they come 

3 Find a place to Serve: Read 1 Peter 10-11, Rom 12:4-8
• We believe that every Christian has been given a gift from God, so they can serve others in some capacity
• For us Sunday is the one day we come together corporately as the body of Christ in Rockingham
• You cannot fulfil our destiny in isolation, because God’s plan was that we do it as a body
• Imagine how powerful the church would be if everyone used their gifts and talents when we come together each Sunday
• Imagine how impotent the church becomes when people choose not to serve

Insight: Have you discovered your God given gift and are you using it for the glory of God?

4 Commit to prayer: Read Math 21:12, James 5:16, Math 6:7-13
• We believe God has called the church to be a house of prayer
• Prayer is not powerful because of the many words we can pray
• Its powerful when we can stand in agreement and focus in on a target together
• We have some excellent opportunities to partner with us in corporate prayer
– 8:30am every Sunday morning we are praying
– Prayer in the green room every Sunday
– Weekly at Sarah’s house
– Once a month for 1 hour on First Friday of the month

Our Prayer Strategy for Sound City Church
• OUR NATION (pray for our government, those in authority and for God to move in our land)
• OUR CITY (pray for the salvation of the City) (4 Campuses)
• OUR CHURCH (Our pastors and Leaders, our finances)
• OUR FAMILIES (for their spiritual growth, health, marriages and relationships, for our youth and kids)
• One of the best ways you can partner with us as a church is by making prayer a priority, if it’s not a priority it will never be powerful and effective

Why not come and join us this weekend and bring a friend!!!

Sound City Rockingham

Rockingham WA
5 McCamey Ave | 9AM

One Church in One City with Two Locations

Sound City Church is a modern contemporary church with two location in Rockingham and Baldivis
We have dynamic teams that are ready to serve you, as well we have a fun and exciting kids ministry that will run during the church services.
No matter where you are on life’s journey we have a pathway to help you take that next step to living life to the full and growing in God.

Sound City Baldivis

Tuart Rise Primary School Baldivis
Chalice Way | 10AM