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Hope In His Building

Matthew 16.18-20
Mar 11th 2018

It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.

Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?

Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. >>

bind, bondage, build, Church, faith, freedom, glory, Gospel, hope, keys of the Kingdom, loose, Peter, purpose, sin, Truth
Gospel, Matthew, Peter

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.

Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.

So >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

He Disciplines The One He Loves

Hebrews 12.5-17
Sep 20th 2015

None of us are what we should be.

Neither are we now what we will be!

The process isn't completed until we see Him, BUT it doesn't wait to begin then. It begins now! And don't you want it to? Aren't you sick of the sin & destruction & death?

I'm afraid many >>

church, church discipline, direction, discipleship, faithfulness, fellowship, love, membership, purity, sin, truth
church discipline, discipleship, love

God's Means of Grace

2 Peter 1.3
Feb 15th 2015

So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?" "Repent, >>

church, discipleship, faith, fellowship, followship, grace, growth, hope, love, power, prayer, sanctification, Word
church, grace, sanctification

Dead, Buried, Washed and Raised

Romans 6.3-4, Colossians 2.11-12
Apr 6th 2014

Have you trusted Christ? Have you obeyed His command to follow Him in believer's baptism?

As we prepare to baptize over a dozen brothers and sisters in the faith, this morning we'll spend some time examining key passages on believer's baptism, how it was and >>

baptism, circumcision, cleanse, covenant, faith, Great Commission, obedience, wash, water
baptism, Church, faith

The Global and Local Family of God

1 Corinthians 11.17-34, Jeremiah 31.31-34, Deuteronomy 30.6, Ezekiel 36.27, Acts 2.42
Mar 30th 2014

What's so new about the New Covenant, and what role does it play in creating, establishing and uniting the Church?

Having seen us through 10 weeks of doctrine, we will now turn back to Paul's words to the church of Corinth in order to help us consider His Word >>

Body of Christ, Church, committed, covenant, family, life, member, membership, New Covenant, Proclaim, relationship, Restore, sovereignty, Sustain
covenant, Doctrine, membership

The Doctrine of Christian Living

Romans 8.30, 1 John 3.16-18, Romans 13.8, Ephesians 4.28, John 17.3, Proverbs 3.9, Hebrews 10.24-25
Mar 9th 2014

Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, >>

christian living, doctrine, generosity, give, hope, life, live, love, ministry, mission, needy, poor, sacrifice, serve
Christianity, Church, Doctrine

The Doctrine of The Church

Ephesians 5.22-30
Mar 2nd 2014

For all that's wrong with her, one thing is certain: her Husband is amazing!

She is so very loved with a special, enormous, eternal, covenant love, the love of God, the same Trinitarian love shared & enjoyed by Father, Son & Spirit. Yes, she is a work in >>

body of Christ, bride of Christ, Church, covenant, doctrine, Ephesians 5, Ezekiel 16, God, love, marriage, ministry, mission
Church, Doctrine, love

The Doctrine of The Holy Spirit

Acts 1.4-8, Luke 24.46-49
Feb 23rd 2014

The Holy Spirit. Perhaps one of the most divisive doctrines in the Church. Ironically, however, He was given by God to unite the Church in the Spirit and Truth of Christ.

Is the Holy Spirit the cause of people flopping in the pews, barking like dogs? Or perhaps >>

Church, faith, holiness, Holy Spirit, Pentecost, prayer, revival, trust, wait
Doctrine, Holy Spirit, prayer

Single With Children

1 Corinthians 7.32-35
Aug 26th 2012

Where do singles & the barren fit into the "family" of Jesus? So often they're skirted out to the fringes of the church, overlooked and forgotten. But not by Jesus! According to the Word, they've many advantages in ministry and all kinds of potential therein to >>

barren, children, church, eunuch, family, Jesus, Kingdom, single, widow
Church life, family, missional, vision

Children, Sustain, and Restore

May 15th 2011

What are your plans for Children's Ministry?

What is a family devotional, and how do I have one?

What is Sustain? How do I read the Bible? I believe in Jesus, but I don't go to church. Why would I?

What's a "small group"? How is that different from Restore? >>

Children, Church, community, family, ministry, parents, plan, read, restore, Scripture, sustain
ministry, missional, vision

Faithful Fuel

1 Corinthians 11.17-34
Dec 6th 2009

What's on your mind?

Never a more appropriate time to consider that question than when preparing for the Lord's Supper.

From Paul's first letter to the Church at Corinth, we learn that we ought to be under the influence of the Spirit when we are supping with >>

blood, body, Bread, Church, Communion, Jesus, Lord's Supper, wine
1 Corinthians 11, discipline