Comment

A Psalm of Glory - Psalm 19:1-14

A Psalm of Glory
Psalm 19:1-14

I. GOD’S WORKS DECLARE HIS GLORY  

A. The Glory of God’s Power 
B. The Glory of God’s Wisdom
C. The Glory of God’s Beauty
D. The Glory of God’s Goodness

II. GOD’S WORD DECLARES HIS GLORY

A. The Glory of God’s Character  
B. The Glory of God’s Truth  

III. GOD’S GRACE DECLARES HIS GLORY

Comment

Comment

A Psalm of Choices - Psalm 1:1-6

A Psalm of Choices
Psalm 1:1-6

I. TWO DIFFERENT PATHS

     1) Blessed is the man that does not follow the path of the wicked
     2) Blessed is the man that delights in the truth of God’s word

II. TWO DIFFERENT PICTURES

      1)   A tree planted by streams of water

-       This person has Provision
-      
This person has Productivity 
-      
This person has Protection 
-      
This person has Prosperity

      2) Chaff that the wind drives away

-       Chaff has no Source of Life
-       
Chaff has no Substance 

III. TWO DIFFERENT PLACES

Comment

Comment

A Lesson about Righteousness - Luke 18:9-14

A Lesson about Righteousness
Luke 18:9-14

 The Parable Contrasted

    Two different people.
    Two different prayers.
    Two different pronouncements.
    Two different principles.           

The Pharisee                                                                           The Tax Collector

Some Truths to Consider:

1.      The righteousness that God requires cannot be produced by man.

a.      God’s standard is perfect.
b.      Man’s nature is corrupt.
c.       Self-righteousness is both deceiving and destructive.

2.      The righteousness that God requires is granted as a gift.

a.      Righteousness is a gift of God’s grace.
b.      Righteousness is received by faith.
c.       Righteousness is based on the work of Jesus alone.

3.      The way to be righteous and the way to live righteously begins with humility.

a.      The way of the world is the exaltation of self.
b.      The way of the Kingdom is the humiliation of self.

 

Comment

Comment

The Cost of Discipleship - Mark 8:31-38

The Cost of Discipleship
Mark 8:31-38

I. THE COMMAND - FOLLOW ME IN THIS WAY
      A.    Take up your cross

1) Official Opposition
2)
 Shame 
3) Suffering
4) Death

      B.    Deny yourself

II. FOUR REASONS TO DENY YOURSELF, TAKE UP YOUR CROSS, AND FOLLOW JESUS 

1) The paradox of saving your life by losing your life
2) There is no profit in gaining the world at the expense of your soul 
3) Nothing can be given in exchange for the soul
4) Being ashamed of Jesus leads to your own destruction

Comment

Comment

Avoiding a Wasted Life - James 4:13-17

Avoiding a Wasted Life
James 4:11-12

I. WHAT WE MUST NOT SAY IF WE WANT TO AVOID WASTING OUR LIVES    

A. Practical Atheists Make Plans Without Any Reference to God
B. Practical Atheists Live Only for Temporary Worldly Gain
C. Practical Atheists Live as though They Are Not Accountable
     to God
    

II. WHAT WE MUST REMEMBER IF WE WANT TO AVOID WASTING OUR LIVES    

A. God Is Absolutely Sovereign Over My Life 
B. The Lord’s Will Always Supersedes My Will

Comment

Comment

How God Changes Lives - Colossians 4:7-9

How Jesus Changes Lives
Colossians 4:7-9

Principles to remember when you come to the end of one of Paul’s Letters:

-       All of God’s Word is important

-       God’s Word doesn’t come to us in a vacuum

-       Paul wasn’t just a theologian, but a Pastor to people that he knew and loved

-   God’s purposes include ordinary people doing ordinary things for the glory of God

I.          TYCHICUS

A.   JESUS GIVES US A NEW FAMILY TO BELONG TO

B.    JESUS GIVES US A NEW MINISTRY TO DISCHARGE

C.    JESUS GIVES US A NEW TITLE THAT NO ONE RISES ABOVE

I.     ONESIMUS

A.   JESUS CAN FORGIVE AND RESTORE

B.   JESUS GIVES US A NEW IDENTITY THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING

Comment

Comment

Christ Is All in the Home Pt.1 - Colossians 3-18-19

Christ Is All in the Home Pt. 1: Husbands & Wives
Colossians 3:18-19

World Shaping, Life Changing Principles in Colossians:

  • Christ is all for us
  • We are Christ followers first
  • Christ is the ultimate standard of truth, goodness, and beauty
  • We are all created equal in dignity, essence, and worth in Christ and also with different roles
  • All of our life is for Christ and his glory
  • The Christ who fills the universe and all of its mysteries is also the Christ who fills our homes and the seemingly mundane 

I. WIVES ARE TO REFLECT CHRIST IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR HUSBANDS

II. HUSBANDS ARE TO REFLECT CHRIST IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR WIVES

Comment

Comment

Growing in Gospel Community Part 2 - Colossians 3:15-17

Growing in Gospel Community Pt. 2
Colossians 3:15-17

I. WE GROW IN GOSPEL COMMUNITY BY LETTING CHRIST’S PEACE RULE OUR HEARTS

II. WE GROW IN GOSPEL COMMUNITY BY LETTING CHRIST’S WORD DWELL IN US RICHLY

III. WE GROW IN GOSPEL COMMUNITY BY DOING ALL THINGS IN THE NAME OF CHRIST

Comment

Comment

Growing in Gospel Community Pt.1 - Colossians 3:12-14

Growing in Gospel Community Pt. 1
Colossians 3:12-14

  1. WE GROW IN GOSPEL COMMUNITY BY LIVING OUT OUR NEW IDENTITY IN CHRIST
  2. WE GROW IN GOSPEL COMMUNITY BY LOVING ONE ANOTHER IN LIGHT OF CHRIST
    a.  Love is the foundation of the gospel
    b.  Love is the reason for the gospel
    c.  Love is the defining mark of Christ’s disciples
    d.  Love is the highest Christian virtue and the cardinal
       Christian grace

    e.  Love is the fountain from which all other spiritual fruits
        flow

    f.   Love is the fulfillment of the law

Comment