Sermons from February 2019

Sermons from February 2019

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FROM THE INSIDE OUT – A Study of modesty

Sermon Handout In 1 Peter 1 we are instructed to “be holy as our father is holy.” One of the key characteristics of holiness is consistency, that is being the same from the inside out. One of the best ways to convey this concept of consistency is to look at a baby carrot. Baby carrots, unlike other vegetables such as potatoes and cucumbers, are consistent in their basic color and texture from the inside out. As Christians, we are to…

FOLLOWING THIS LIFE

Sermon Handout Jesus taught that there is a life following this one. Jesus also taught that following this life there will be a Day of Judgment on which our eternal destination in the next life will be decided. Based on this information it is imperative that we understand what follows this life and how are eternal destinations will be decided. 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on…

DEVOTED TO BENEVOLENCE

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

DEVOTED TO PRAYER

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

WHAT FOLLOWS FOLLOW?

Sermon Handout Following is not an end unto itself. Following is actually a beginning, and, as such, following is expected to produce things. Do you know why? Because when you become a follower you are expected to be a worker. As a result, following ought to be productive, but what should following produce? 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without…

DEVOTED TO LORD’S SUPPER

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

HARD TO FOLLOW

Sermon Handout One of the great fallacies of discipleship is that once you become a follower life gets easier. Jesus never promised an easy way. In fact, Jesus indicated in Matthew 7:13-14 that following requires you to go the hard way. In this lesson, we seek to uncover this hard truth about following and explain why following is hard as well as why following is worth it. 13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way…