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Mourn and Celebrate
Oct 7
Sit Down, We Need to Talk
Sep 30
# 1. Fatherly Admonishment > There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself: an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. > — Antisthenes # 2. Fatherly Example > In effect, he says that all their errors…
Right Perspective, Right Assessment
Sep 23
# A Right Perspective on Leaders (v1-5) > Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. — James 3:1 (ESV) # A Right Perspective on Congregations (v6-13)
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 02
Sep 23
Baby, You Just Don’t Understand, Part 2
Sep 16
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 01
Sep 16
Baby, You Just Don’t Understand
Sep 9
It Takes the Spirit
Sep 2
# 1. What We Need Is God’s Wisdom > Cause baby now we got bad blood > You know we used to be mad love > So take a look what you’ve done > Cause baby now we got bad blood. > Hey! > — Taylor Swift, 1989 # 2. What God Gives Us to Know Him…
Message and Method
Aug 26
# I. The Method of Weakness > These verses do not prohibit diligent preparation, passion, clear articulation, and persuasive presentation. Rather, they warn against any method that leads people to say, "What a marvelous preacher!" rather than, "What a…
The Inverted Wisdom of the Gospel
Aug 19
# 1. The Wisdom of a Foolish Cross > Thus the demand for signs becomes the prototype to every condition human beings raise as a barrier to being open to God. I will devote myself to this God if he heals my child. I will follow this Jesus if God proves…
Popularity Problems
Aug 12
# 1. Vision: Harmonious Relationships # 2. Problem: A Popularity Contest That Divides # 3. Solution: Unite Around Christ, the True Leader # Two Implications for Grace Church ## 1. Drop your party allegiances ## 2. Celebrate the grace of leaders, but don’t…
The Core
Aug 5
> Roman Corinth was prosperous, cosmopolitan, and religiously pluralistic, accustomed to visits by impressive, traveling public speakers and obsessed with status, self-promotion, and personal rights. # 1. The Church is Called > The merchant who made…
Train up a Child in the Way of the Gospel of Grace
Jul 29
> Train up a child in the way he should go; > even when he is old, he will not depart from it. > — Proverbs 22:6 (ESV) ## GENERAL PRINCIPLE: If you start training your children early in life, they form patterns of behavior that they are unlikely…
The Wise Are Righteous, The Righteous Are Wise
Jul 22
> The wicked advantage themselves by disadvantaging others, but the righteous disadvantage themselves to advantage others. # Barriers To Righteousness 1. Self-worship (Proverbs 25:27) 2. Self-sufficiency (Prov 3:5-8) 3. Fear (Philippians 1:27–28;…
All The Feels
Jul 15
# 1. An Emotional Design # 2. An Emotional Distortion > The natural man’s affections are wretchedly misplaced; his is a spiritual monster. His heart is where his feet should be, fixed on the earth; his heels are lifted up against heaven, which his…
Guard Your Tongue, Guard Your Soul
Jul 8
# 1. Foolish Uses of Words # 2. Wise Uses of Words # 3. Does it Really Matter? # 4. Conclusions
Jul 1
> A friend is a trusted confidant with whom I covenant as a companion and an ally, whose love for me is not dependent on my performance, and whose influence draws me closer to God. # 3 Friendship Builders 1. Jesus Talk 2. Encouragement 3. Admonishment…
Wise In Whose Eyes?
Jun 24
**[50 Fruits of Pride Survey](** > The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, > but a wise man listens to advice. > — Proverbs 12:15 (ESV) > Every way of a man…
Proverbs 6
Jun 17
# 1. The Foolish Giver 6:1-5 # 2. The Sluggard 6:6-11 # 3. The Troublemaker 6:12-19
The Danger and Gift of Sex
Jun 10
> Here is the key concept we must understand, and it applies to all of life: The gospel calls us into both form and freedom, both structure and liberation. Conservative people love form and restraint and control, especially in sex. Progressive people…
This is Wisdom: Get Wisdom.
Jun 3
# 1. Prize The Wisdom of The Past # 2. Watch Carefully Your Path # 3. Keep Guard Over Your Heart > On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me,…
The Design of Wisdom
May 27
# 1. How do we get the good life? # 2. Why does wisdom lead us into good life? > There is indeed a law, right reason, which is in accordance with nature ; existing in all, unchangeable, eternal. Commanding us to do what is right, forbidding us to do…
An Invitation to Learn from the Faith of a Pregnant Girl
May 20
# Responding With Faith To God’s Calling Is Easier The More You Know God # Responding With Faith To God’s Calling Is Worth The Cost # Responding With Faith To God’s Calling Will Always Leads To Rejoicing
Wise in the Highs and Lows
May 13
# How Do We Glorify God When Times Are Good? > You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. — Exodus 20:7 (ESV) # How Do We Glorify God When Times Are Hard?
Keys To Unselfing Yourself
May 6
# 1. Remember What You’ve Been Taught > 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, > but keep my commands in your heart, > 2 for they will prolong your life many years > and bring you peace and prosperity. > 3 Let love and faithfulness never…
The IFTTT of Wisdom
Apr 29
# 1. If you seek God from the heart, you will find wisdom. > If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith > — James 1:5 (ESV) > For Jews demand…
The Time is Now
Apr 22
# 1. The Urgency of Hearing God’s Wisdom > The simple believes everything, / but the prudent gives thought to his steps (Proverbs 14:15) > Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease (Proverbs 22:10) > The…
Listen Carefully
Apr 15
# 1. The Voice of a Father (v8-10) # 2. The Voice of Sinners (11-19) > Gangs are driven by the need to be noticed. I’m not speaking of the need for importance so much as I am the need for purpose. Being a member of a gang means that you matter and…
Start at the Beginning
Apr 8
## 1. We learn how to read the map ## 2. We learn who wrote the map > Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places. 4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for…
The Real Jesus
Apr 1
# 1. He’s the 'Died in our Place' Jesus > Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that…
The Two-Way Gift
Mar 25
# 1 A generous church sees the need and takes action. We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have…
Solus Christus
Mar 18
Learn the Secret
Mar 11
# 1. Contentment is not about getting more > 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But…
Right Thinking, Right Living
Mar 4
# 1. Christian – Think Virtuously > 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7…
Joy. Thanksgiving. Peace.
Feb 25
# 1. God infuses every moment of life with reasons for joy. > Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. > — Romans 12:1-2 (ESV) > As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for…
Agree or Disagree?
Feb 18
# 3 Observations: 1. Conflicts happen – even in the church What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you…
Walk This Way
Feb 11
One Thing I Do
Feb 4
# 1. The Runner: The mature in Christ have a humble view of themselves # 2. The Race: A relentless pursuit for more of Christ # 3. The Reward: Eternal Joy in Christ
An All Consuming Passion
Jan 28
# 1. Jesus’ Resurrection Power Manifested in Your Life > 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you…
A Resume of Righteousness
Jan 21
# 1. Our inclination is to justify ourselves with our personal righteousness > But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. > — Romans 2:29 (ESV) # 2. Our righteousness is worthless to…
A Tale of Two Servants
Jan 14
# I. A Gospel Shaped Concern for Others > Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this…
The Miracle of Membership
Jan 7
# 1. Membership begins and ends with the glory of Jesus. # 2. The Christian’s response of devotion to Christ is expressed toward Christ’s people. ## 1. Devotion to the Shared Word > These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the…
1 Timothy 3:14-17
Dec 31, 2017
Advent 2017: Week 4
Dec 24, 2017
Advent 2017: Week 3
Dec 17, 2017
Advent 2017: Week 2
Dec 10, 2017
Advent 2017: Week 1
Dec 3, 2017
From Grumbling to Gratitude
Nov 26, 2017
# 1. There are Grumblers Among Us # 2. Grumbling Distorts Our Godward Call > Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? > — Matthew 7:9 (ESV) > He who did not…