Archive for November, 2013

11-24-13 Joshua 8:18-29 NIV

Out of Date?  Not a Chance

Part 9: God Does Things No One Likes to Talk About

I.  Look on the Page

A.  Some people are safe in God’s promises.

B.  Some people are outside God’s promises.

C.  God’s promises come with opposition.

C.  Killing and destruction are a part of God’s promises.

II.  Reality

A.  This is a part of the story.  It’s not THE story.

B.  This pushes many farther away.

C.  It should bring us closer.  God is just.

D.  Do you like this?

III.  Punishment of Death

A.  The king hung on a tree.

B.  The king was buried.

C.  Justice required death.

D.  Jesus rose — death will end.

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11-17-13 Hebrews 10:19-25 NIV

A Faith That Worships, Perseveres, and Witnesses

I.  We Worship

A.  Worshiping Jesus brings confidence.

B.  He is a High Priest like none other.

C.  We worship out of forgiveness.

II.  We Preserve

A.  Hold unswervingly.

B.  Hold to hope.

C.  Hold tightly and encourage commitment.

III.  We Propagate (Multiply)

A.  Love is a witness.

B.  Good deeds are a witness.

C.  Spur in truth, or wither in disaffection.

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Love Is A Witness

I said last Sunday I’d post this article to our church blog. 

So, here you go.  Are there any thoughts of last Sunday’s sermon still in your mind? I hope so. Remember that our love for each other and for those around us can be a very powerful witness for Jesus.

10 Love Challenges

I hope these challenges get inside your heart and inspire you to act! I’d love to hear how you’ve been challenged and how God has worked through you as you’ve lived these out!

In Christ,

Pastor Kevin

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11-10-13 Exodus 20″3-17 NIV

Out of Date?  Not a Chance

Part 8:  True Worship Directs the Wandering Heart

Because of Freedom

I.  True Worship Worships God

A.  God is authority.  He is jealous.

B.  He wants us to keep His commands.  It’s about love.

C.  This destroys selfreliance.

II.  Build Strong Relationships…

A.  With your parents.

Family is important.

B.  With your spouse.

Marriage is important.

C.  With your surroundings.

Guard your heart.

III.  True Moral Character

A.  We don’t have any.  We need something else.

B.  Is peaceful contentment growing?

C.  Focus on what you CAN’T do.

 

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11-3-13 Exodus 20:1-2 NIV

Out of Date?  Not a Chance

Part 7:  Obedience Grounded In Freedom

I.  The Self…

A.  Might be hardened, at the bottom of the sea

B.  Or, it’s free because of God.

C.  Must be molded by God.  We have zero authority.

II.  God — The Opposite of Self

A.  God spoke to Moses.

B.  He is Lord.

C.  God grants a heart to obey.

D.  It’s because of His glory.

III.  About Obedience

A.  The structure MUST reflect the God.

B.  Making disciples can be a God.  Don’t be the older brother.

C.  Mediate on our ultimate freedom in Christ.

D.  Obey only because of freedom.

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