Cutting a New Path 

Sermon Map 

(2019 Theme)


My Thoughts: Every year I map out a direction that is tied to issues that our church, family and community need to consider. Throughout the year, I will change our sermon direction if necessary. Thank you for joining me on this weekly journey. 



Launching Text For The Year

(I Corinthians 12:30-31, NKJV)



   “...But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.” 31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 12:31)


   10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)


Big Question for the Year: How do you cut a new pathfor your life? 


Building a Better You

Topic Change

1. JanuaryBuild a Better You, Volume 1 (What decisions can you make that will make your life better?)

  Don’t be Faithless (What do you really believe and how has this affected your life?)

  Don’t be Fragile (Are you easily broken and/or offended?)

  Don’t be Fearful (Are you easily intimidated?)

  Don’t be Fakeor Dishonest (What are your good and bad habits?)


2.  FebruaryBuild a Better You, Volume 2 (How will your habits stop you from having a better life?)

  Face Your Habits (Galatians 5:16-6:10) January 27, 2019

  Avoid the Habit of Lying (Acts 5:1-11) February 3, 2019

  Build an Investing Habit (Luke 19:1-10) February 10, 2019

  Build a Finishing Habit (2 Timothy 4:7-8) February 17, 2019



3Build a Better Vision (How well and how far can you see?)

4.  Build a Better Foundation (Does your foundation need to be re-done?)

         Easter: Beginning Again (Christ died to give us a brand-new start)

5.  Build a Better Financial Foundation (Do you fear prosperity, accounting, and boundaries)

6.  Build a Better Answer (Member’s Choice,Things you want me to talk about)

7.  Build a Better Fire (Revival Season,How to set yourself on Fire)

8.  Build a Better Future(Keep up with your real-life issues)

9.  September - November: (How to Build a Better Day-To-Day Life)

10. TBD

11. TBD

12. Expanding Your Territory (How do you gain and lose territory?) Romans 5-8


2020 Theme: Re-Imagine 

Expanding Our Territory 

Claiming What God Says Belongs To Me


Big Question: How do you expand your territory? 

Text:Joshua 1:1-9, NKJV

Big Question: How do you expand your territory? 

Side Question: How did Joshua and the nation have to change their thinking to expand their territory 

Text: Joshua 1:1-9 (NKJV)

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying:

2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 

3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 

5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 

6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”