Sermon Map 2018: C Copy (Draft)

(Pastor Ricky Temple)

This is a fluid document that changes on a weekly basis that is based on evolving goals. It gives me a direction for the sermons for the year. I use this tool to teach Pastors the importance of having a direction. It is a lot easier to prepare sermons if you have a sense of what the real needs are in your congregation. Looking down the road I see that it is important for us to have some courageous conversations. These conversations should lead to courageous changes and plans. In the end we should develop courageous faith and find new ways to light new flames.  



Five Main Themes for 2018 thru the 

Potential Theme for  2019

1.    Courageous Conversations: Sometimes we need to talk.... (January thru April)

                        A. Avoid the trap of becoming messy (Exodus 20).. The Ten Commandments 

                        B. Avoid the trap of talking one way and living another 

2.    Courageous Changes: After we talk we need to change....... (May thru June)

                        A. Change Your Worldview

                        B. Changing Your Approach 

3.    Courageous Plans: After we talk and decide to change we need to plan

            We need to act like a Family Team............ June 24 thru July

                        A. Follow our job description (Deuteronomy 6:7).... You teach your family

                        B. We need to avoid being divided ( Matthew 12:25)

4.    Courageous Faith: After we talk, make changes and plans we need to be a family team with strong faith........... August thru December 

5.     Theme for 2019: Once you talk, make changes and plans you must by faith “Light a New Flame

Monthly Summary for June 24, 2018 - August 5, 2018

June 24: A Courageous Conversation About How You Manage the Seasons of Your Life  

·      Question: How are you managing the seasons of your life 

·       Suggested Scripture: James 5:7-8

7 Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waitsfor the land to yield its valuable cropand how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. (NIV) 


July 1: A Courageous Plan to Get the Family Back On Track (Part 1)  

·      Question: Have you taken on the wrong job description?  

·      Suggested Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:1-25

·       Ephesians 4:14-15

Notes: Not knowing your job description hurts the Home Team 


July 8: A Courageous Plan to Get the Family Back On Track (Part 2) 

·       Suggested Scripture:Ephesians 4:14-15; Matthew 12:25-31

·       They must avoid being divided 

·       Read Ahead: Mathew 18:15-35

·       Question: Are you a divided Home Team?

Note: Division hurts the Home Team


Scriptures To Think About:

1. The Family Team Should Be Truthful(Ephesians 4:14-15)

  14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ


2. The Family Team Should Not BeDivided(Matthew 12:25)

  25 But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 


July 15:  A Courageous Plan to Forgive the Home Team  (Part 3)

Question: Are you holding on to an offense?

Read Ahead: Matthew 18:15-35

Note: Unforgiveness hurts the Home Team 

July 22:(Pastor Greg Formey) A Courageous Plan to Expand the Home Team 

·      Question: Can you leave a secure place to build a better future for you and your family? 

·       Question: What is wrong with a passion to expand? 

·       Having the courage to leave a secure place 

·       Potential  Scripture: Genesis 12  

Note: Stagnation hurts the Home Team


July 29: A Courageous Plan to Be Present

·       Are you present or absent?

·       The gift and challenge of streaming

·       Suggested Scripture: Acts 2:41, The Power of Koinonia

·       5th Sunday Youth “Joseph is our youth example“

Note: Being absent hurts the Home Team


August 5th: A Courageous Plan to Be Different

·      Question: Are  you willing to pay the price to be different? 

·       Side Question: Is our church willing to pay the price to be different?

·       Suggested Scripture: Matthew 16:24-26


Note: Being unwilling to sacrifice hurts the Home Team