Sermon Series

  • 1. What Is Sanctification

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    What is Sanctification? | Ephesians 2 “You will know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice.” Eric Liddell [Intro] 1) Salvation is a gift by grace through faith (not works) 2) Obedience is important because we forget who we are! (Losing my keys). ...read more

  • 2. What Is A Disciple

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    What is A Disciple? Matthew 4:23 A Disciple of Jesus is rational. 1. A disciple of Jesus is one who learns (they are students). There is a difference between teaching and imparting knowledge. Imparting knowledge is simply giving out information. Teaching occurs when we acquire knowledge and then ...read more

  • 3. Go, Make Disciples

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Sanctification | Go! Make Disciples | Matthew 28:16-20 “A Disciple is someone who has moved from being a recipient of the church’s mission to being responsible for the church’s mission.” Unknown [Review] - Sanctification is God’s continued work in our lives. - Sanctification is disciples of ...read more

  • 4. The Harvest

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Sanctification | Awaken to the Harvest | John 4:35-39 [Context] - Jesus had presented the gospel to the Samaritan women at the well). Samaritans were considered an inferior race (Jews + Babylonian mix race and only accepted the first 5 books of the OT). - The devil will make you think no one is ...read more

  • 5. Repentance

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Repent + Believe | John 3:1-21 Jesus + Nikodemus (1) Niko is a Pharisee (religious leader of the day.) (2) He is curious about Jesus. While a Pharisee, he is curious about Jesus (identity and agenda). (3) Meets him @ night (out of custom) and wants to protect his identity / position within the ...read more

  • 6. Work For God

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Work – for - God) | John 9:1-9 [Introduction] (1) We have been discussing sanctification (God’s continued work in our lives), Christ’s imperatives/commandments and his call to discipleship. (2) Discipleship is an identity. It is who we are as followers of Christ and it is our mission (to make ...read more

  • 7. Value Life, Not Power

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Value Life, Not Power | Luke 10: (1) 17-20 [Introduction] Rejoice! • Context: Jesus sent out 72 of his followers (2 by 2) into neighboring towns to spread the message of the gospel. • Pray to the Lord of the Harvest – then Jesus sends them – when we respond to God’s call on our lives and GO – ...read more

  • 8. The Beatitudes

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    The Beatitudes | Matthew 5:1-11 Introduction: 1) Matthew is very good at making a comparison between Jesus and Moses throughout the Gospel. 2) Both Moses + Matthew were… o Born during a time when the nation of Israel were being oppressed. o Both had to escape being killed when they were babies. ...read more

  • 9. Salt & Light

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Salt + Light | Matthew 5:13-16 The beatitudes reveal the character of a Christian; salt and light reveal the influence of a Christian. You are the salt of the earth. Identity (1) You are salt (because) you are blessed. (2) Jesus tells us who we are because of what he has already done. We must ...read more

  • 10. Honor God's House

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Respect God’s House | John 2:13-22+Matthew 21:12-13 Exodus 12:1-8 • The Passover Review: This was an annual feast where Israel sacrificed animals as a reminder of God’s deliverance. ((Remember, the animal had to be perfect ‘without blemish’) • The Issue o Merchants were selling sacrificial ...read more

  • 11. Honor God's Word

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    What is Sanctification

    Honor Scripture | Matthew 5:17-19 Introduction: • Jesus’ popularity is increasing with his messages and miracles. • Jesus just told the people who they already are (identity) because of the kingdom of God in the Beatitudes. In essence, he told them who they are in light of who God is. The ...read more

  • 12. Anger

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Anger | Matthew 5:21-26 [You Have Heard it said] The Law(s) in Texas: • You must provide an oral or written notice to someone 24 hours in advance before robbing them. • In Galveston, you can be fined $500 for sitting on a side-walk. • It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the 2nd story of a ...read more

  • 13. Self Control

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Control Your Desires | Matthew 5:27-32 “You have heard it said” (Part 2) - Jesus is not challenging the Law. He is saying, you’ve been taught in the past how to avoid certain actions, but Jesus is showing them how to do it! - Jesus focus here is how to prevent sin before it occurs. Jesus does ...read more

  • 14. Integrity

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Integrity| Matthew 5:32-37 “Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Numbers 30:2 • The nation of Israel had developed an elaborate system of “I swear” to guarantee that an individual was telling the truth. Of course, people used swears to make themselves look good and ...read more

  • 15. Retaliation

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Retaliation | Matthew 5:31-42 v.38: An eye for an eye. • The “Lex Talionis” = the law of retaliation. An eye for an eye = the punishment for a crime needed to be equal to the seriousness of the crime. It also protected the offender from paying a greater price. [The Way of Jesus] v. 39: “…But I ...read more

  • 16. Love Your Enemies

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    Love Your Enemies | Matthew 5:43-48 “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” GK Chesterton. Verse 43: “You have heard it said…” • Jesus is referencing Leviticus 19:9-18 o Sometimes Jesus says, you have heard it ...read more

  • 17. Secret Devotion

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sactification

    Secret Devotion | Matthew 6:1-8 Introduction (1) My Sports Story (2) The thing about sports – team sports and individual sports – is that it is all about accomplishments. (3) Being recognized for our accomplishments stands in contrast to much of what Jesus calls us to do. Jesus calls us to live ...read more

  • 18. The Lords Prayer

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
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    Understanding Sanctification

    The Lord’s Prayer | Matthew 6:9-13 [The Art of Prayer] What is prayer? 1. Prayer is a Dialogue! a. The disciples saw something in Jesus and his ministry (miracles, interactions with others) and connected what he was doing in ministry with prayer. b. Prayer is communicating with God. Talking. ...read more

  • 19. Do Not Worry

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Do Not Worry

    What you fear the most is where you trust God the least. (Craig Groschel) [The Way of Jesus] Verse 19-21: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth…but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 1) Jesus is talking about missing the ...read more

  • 20. Do Not Judge

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    A Lesson on Judging

    Verse 1-2: Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. (1) This is perhaps one of, if not, the most misused verse in the Bible. It is often used by people to excuse their own way of life. (2) The ...read more

  • 21. Pray For The Harvest

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    A lesson in Evangelism

    Matthew 9:35-38 What was Jesus doing? 1) Teaching/Preaching the Gospel of the kingdom. (What is the Gospel?) 2) Healing every disease / affliction. Jesus’ Philosophy of Ministry - “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things he does, these also do the Son ...read more

  • 22. Evangelism

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    A lesson in evangelism

    Matthew 10:1-4 “He called to him his twelve disciples…the names of the twelve apostles…” • 1st time Matthew records the twelve apostles (one who is sent out; an ambassador). • The disciples are always listed in this manner: o Peter (1st) Andrew, James, John. o Philip (5th) Bartholomew, Thomas ...read more

  • 23. Bread Of Life

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Understanding the Bread of Life

    - Have you ever met someone who always has to have a better story than everyone else? If you did something, won something, went somewhere, this person has to add their story and has to in someway make it sound like their story is better or what they accomplished was better. OR you tell a “sob ...read more

  • 24. Peter's Confession

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Peter's Confession

    Matthew 16:21-23 [Context] 1. Peter had just confessed Jesus as the Messiah (the Christ) and it is here where he receives a new name (from Simon to Peter). Simon meant sifted or swayed, Peter means Petros / rock. 2. It is only after Jesus’ identity is firmly established with the disciples that ...read more

  • 25. Follow Jesus

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Understanding Discipleship

    “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” Deitrich Bonhoeffer Introduction: To marry my gf or not. Matthew 16:24-28 “If anyone desires to come after me…” • Jesus is going to provide a list of expectations for those who would follow after him. • Jesus asks a lot of those who follow ...read more

  • 26. The Transfiguration

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Understanding the Transfiguration

    “I tell you this: I want God to be what God is: the impeccably holy, unapproachable holy Thing, the all-holy One. I want him to be and remain the Holy. I want his heaven to be holy and this throne to be holy. I don’t want him to change or modify his requirements. Even if it shuts me out, I want ...read more

  • 27. Conflict Resolution

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Understanding Conflict Resolution

    [Introduction: Frivolous Lawsuits] (1) Stella Liebeck vs. McDonald’s (1994) a. She sued McD’s after spilling a cup of hot coffee in her lap; she sustained 3 degree burns and McD’s had already received more than 700 complaints about their coffee being too hot but they continued to serve it at more ...read more

  • 28. Value Life

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Value the Life God Has For You

    Rejoice! • Context: Jesus sent out 72 of his followers (2 by 2) into neighboring towns to spread the message of the gospel. • Pray to the Lord of the Harvest – then Jesus sends them – when we respond to God’s call on our lives and GO – our own response is answering the prayers we sometimes ask. ...read more

  • 29. Honor & Humility

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Understanding Honor & Humility

    Context: 1. Jesus was invited on the Sabbath to dine with a high ranking official for the Pharisees. 2. Jesus tells them a parable about sitting in places of honor and not doing so but rather choosing a lower place. Jesus tells this parable because he saw how the invited guests were looking to ...read more

  • 30. Pride & Truth

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2023
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    Understanding Pride & Truth

    “Why do you call me good?...only God is good.” (1) Not even the Pharisees were called good. It was actually considered a strange title because it meant there was great reverence and respect was being given. (2) Titles are given to us by God, not man. (3) Jesus asks a question and provides a ...read more