Sermons on Biblical Studies

Blessed Are – Part 4

You sow and reap your way into happiness  “God does not want something from us, he simply wants us.” C.S. Lewis   “He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of him yet.” Spurgeon  Peacemakers   Matt. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Peacemaking… But to whom and to what degree?  (not as simple as it seems)   Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at…

Blessed Are – Part 3

Blessed Are…   John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.  Poor in Spirit (I can’t/ you can) Mourn over my spiritual poverty (forgive me)   Meek (serving others) Wanting more God (growing)  Mercy   Matt. 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  God leads with MercyGod desires MercyGod is slow to anger and always responds to the humble  1 Kings 21:25 There was never anyone like Ahab, who…

Blessed Are – Part 2

Blessed are those who know they can’t but He can  They trust in God and have the help of their King   Blessed are those who are broken over their brokenness  God will pick them up and put them back together   Blessed are the Meek   Matt. 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  In general, the Greeks considered meekness a vice, because it failed to distinguish a meek person from being a servant/slave. Blessed are those who keep their…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 3

The final stop of the road, Pastor Dave takes us through Jesus’ experience in the Garden of Gethsemane and discusses how we can prepare for the pressing of life. Following the message, Dave and Pastor Andrew host a Q&A from live viewers. Recap:Clarity led to love and worshipJesus simplifies to remember the core, his death & resurrection Matt. 26:36-38: Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 2

Streamed from the building, Pastor Dave continues our series leading up to Easter. Dave walks us through the Last Supper and how Jesus reframed this meal for his followers. Following the Message, Dave and Pastor Andrew answer questions from live viewers. Clarity leading to Love Matt. 26:17-19: On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread,the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 1

Recorded the first week of live streaming from the church building, Pastor Dave shares the beginning of our series leading up to Easter – On the Way to the Cross. Two people had clarity about what Jesus was going to do Matt. 26:1-2: When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” Two people’s reactions…

Worthy – Part 4

God is always Holy (set apart, separate, unique)   God is breathtaking and exact in all he does  God is always righteous and just Gospel = Good News   Rev. 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had…

Worthy – Part 3

God is God and I will always owe him my worship  God is always Holy (set apart, separate, unique)  God is breathtaking and exact in all he does  God is always righteous and just   Righteousness is always right (sinless)  Ps. 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways (sinless, right)   James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  Psalm 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.  God…

Worthy – Part 2

We need to right-size God   Holy (set apart, separate, unique)   Glory is the splendor of God revealed   Gen. 1:3-4 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  God saw that the light was good    God is Excellent  Ps. 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into…

Worthy – Part 1

God is God and I will always owe him my worship   Evil Drives Most of World Culture   Moralistic Therapeutic Deism  God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions. (Moralistic)   The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself (Therapeutic ) Religion should help people feel good about themselves   God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when he is needed…
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