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First Importance
Apr 21
# 1. The Diagnosis: You need to be saved > Anything, absolutely any act or attitude which is owing to a lack of trust in God is sin, no matter how moral it may appear to men. God looks on the heart. > — John Piper > it is appointed for man to die…
Don’t Miss The King
Apr 14
# 1. Don’t miss Jesus as the King of Peace # 2. Don’t Miss Jesus as the King of Paradox > John 2:4 My hour has not yet come > > John 7:30 They were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come. > >…
Order in the Church!
Apr 7
# When we gather, plan how you will contribute # When you contribute, it should be done in proper order ## Order for speaking in tongues ## Order for prophesy ## Order for women judging prophesy # God is the one who gives the rules and to whom we submit
Ordinary Ministry is Dazzling
Mar 31
# 1. Don’t make it about you (1-5) # 2. Seek the benefit of others (6-19) > Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, > O Lord God of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, > O God of Israel. For it…
Gospel to The Core
Mar 24
Discipling the Church: Session 06
Mar 24
We Need Each Other
Mar 17
> ἐκ πάντων ἓν καὶ ἐξ ἑνὸς πάντα # 1. God made us together as one # 2. God made us to compliment one another ## a. Some might think that their gifts don’t count ## b. Some might think that their gifts aren’t needed. ## c. Some might think that other’s…
Discipling the Church: Session 05
Mar 17
For the Common Good
Mar 10
# 1. The gifts of the Spirit are for Christians only > I suggest that at least one of the questions being put to Paul ran something like this: “Is it really true that spiritual manifestations (πνευματικά, pneumatika) constitute unfailing evidence of…
Discipling the Church: Session 04
Mar 10
Protecting What Is Precious
Mar 3
# 1. We must guard against error > Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to…
Be as One
Feb 24
> The church is made up of natural enemies. What binds us together is not common education, common race, common income levels, common politics, common nationality, common accents, common jobs, or anything else of the sort. Christians come together…
The Unique Glory of Gender
Feb 17
# 1. A Heavy Dose of Theology > According to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and…
Discipling the Church: Session 03
Feb 17
How Do I Glorify God?
Feb 10
> One answer is found in 1 Timothy 4:3-5: "[Some] forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be…
Discipling the Church: Session 02
Feb 10
An Open Letter To Sensible People
Feb 3
# 1. Being Around the Things of God Is Not Enough > The logical link between the two is easily discerned: all the runners run but not all win; so also, all the Israelites experienced the blessings of the exodus and divine provision, but not all made it…
Discipling the Church: Session 01
Feb 3
Living Outside the Circle
Jan 27
Eyes on the Prize
Jan 20
# Only Winners Get the Prize # Give It Everything You've Got to Win the Prize > And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. > — 1 Peter 5:4 (ESV) > Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of…
Joseph’s Bones, God’s Promises
Jan 13
To Win Some
Jan 6
# 1. The Goal: To WIN ## A. Consider the plight ## B. Consider the joy > We hand-pick our favorite, new, trending, local, or delicious items, load them on the Truck, then cruise around town spreading joy for everyone with an appetite for fun. >…
Faith’s Treasure
Dec 30, 2018
> And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the…
The True and Better King
Dec 23, 2018
> 2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up…
The True and Better Priest
Dec 16, 2018
The True and Better Noah
Dec 9, 2018
The True and Better Adam
Dec 2, 2018
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 09
Dec 2, 2018
Who Gave You The Right?
Nov 25, 2018
# 1. Know Your Rights # 2. Use Your Rights Only For The Gospel # Application: Giving up your "Rights" * The right to take revenge (Rom. 12:19–20). * The right to spend our money however we please (Matt. 6:19–21). * The right to hate an enemy (Matt.…
Legalism, License, and the Pursuit of the Gospel
Nov 18, 2018
# 1. You are Free, But… # 2. Not Everybody Understands What you Understand > By “subjective idolatry” we mean an occasion when a person consciously participates in an activity that they consider idolatrous. Whether or not others judge it to be so may…
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 08
Nov 18, 2018
The Long and Short Game
Nov 11, 2018
# 1. Play the Long Game > The prospect of a new heaven and a new earth takes the edge of the prevailing troubles of this earth and may even enable a brother or sister endure a marital or society status they consider unsatisfying or even undesirable and…
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 07
Nov 11, 2018
If Only
Nov 4, 2018
# Group 1: God with the Single Christian (vv8-9) # Group 2: God with the Married Christian married to a Christian (vv10-11) > “Sin has so twisted marriage that for many unmarried people it seems impossible to live without being married. On the other…
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 07
Nov 4, 2018
Real Life Christianity Deals with Sex
Oct 28, 2018
> You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. > — 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV) # 1. Sex in marriage is to foster holiness > But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7…
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 06
Oct 28, 2018
You Are Not Your Own
Oct 21, 2018
# 1. Your body has tremendous significance to God > For we all must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. — 2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV) > In this…
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 05
Oct 21, 2018
Mourn and Celebrate
Oct 7, 2018
Sit Down, We Need to Talk
Sep 30, 2018
# 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, 2018
# 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, 2018
Baby, You Just Don’t Understand, Part 2
Sep 16, 2018
God’s Story of Redemption: Session 01
Sep 16, 2018
Baby, You Just Don’t Understand
Sep 9, 2018
It Takes the Spirit
Sep 2, 2018
# 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, 2018
# 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…