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Sermons by Todd Dykstra

Avoiding Hypocrisy in Praying

Matthew 6:5-8 1.  Resist Publicity and Verbosity in Praying – (Vs. 5, 7).         The assumption is believers pray – Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17.                  Why pray?.        .           – Communion with God.        .           –…

Avoiding Hypocrisy In Giving

Matthew 6:2-4 Basic Principles of Giving.      1.  Give Regularly – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2.      2.  Give Sacrificially – 2 Corinthians 8:2-4.      3.  Give Cheerfully – 2 Corinthians 9:7.   Needy in the Old Testament – Exodus 23:10-11, Leviticus 19:10, Deuteronomy 15:7-11– .Needy in the New Testament  – Acts 2:44-45, 4:34, 37: James 2:15-16, 1 John 3:17, Matthew 25:31-46…

Warnings Against Hypocrisy

Matthew 6:1 The Dangerous Pattern of Hypocrisy in Scripture.       Cain – Genesis 4:3-5.       Israel – Isaiah 1:10-15, 29:13; Amos 5:21-23, Matthew 7:15.       Judas – Matthew 26:48.       Parables – Matthew 13:21-22, 24-30.       Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5:1-9 – Hypocrisy is self-love.       Simon – Acts 8:18-23.       1 Timothy 4:1-2,…

Elder Q & A

1.  Who Is Melchizedek?  How is he a type of Christ?.         Hebrews 7:11-17, Genesis 14:17-202.  How can we fight sin and be holy.         Philippians 1:9-11, Hebrews 5:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:8, Colossians 3:1-3, 8-10: Romans 6:12-14, .         1 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Peter 2:93.  Who is Lucifer? What does the name mean? Why is he…

Predictions of Christ in the Old Testament – Part 2

The prophets anticipated Christ – Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Peter 1:10-11 Part 1 – The Scarlet Thread of the Messiah Running Through The Pentateuch 2.  The Scarlet Thread of the Messiah Running Through The Prophets ..      A.  Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1-9, 40:3-5, 53:5-12 .       B.  Jeremiah 31:15-17, 33:14-17 .       C.  Daniel 7:13-14 .       D.  Hosea…

Predictions of Christ in the Old Testament – Part 1

The prophets anticipated Christ – Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Peter 1:10-11 1.  The Scarlet Thread of the Messiah Running Through The Pentateuch .       A.  Genesis 3:15 – the Protoeuangelion .       B.  Genesis 12:1-3 – the Abrahamic covenant (land-seed-blessing) .       C.  Genesis 29:10 .       D.  Exodus 12:1-13 .       E.   Leviticus 16:5-22 .     …

Abounding In Hope!

Four Truths About How To Be Abounding In Hope 1. God Is The Source Of This Hope Romans 15:5, 1 Timothy 1:1, 4:10, 6:17, Psalm 42-43, Psalm 73:25-28 2. Contentment Is The Foundation Of This Hope Romans 14:17, Philippians 4:7 3. Faith Is The Means Of This Hope Hopelessness springs from misplaced trust Romans 4:18, Hebrews 11:1-12 4. The Holy Spirit Is…

Portraits of the Reformation: John Wycliffe – The Morning Star of the Reformation

Select Scripture John Wycliffe was born 200 years before the Reformation and was a chief forerunner 1. The Dark Landscape of Medieval Christianity 2. The Significant Ministry of John Wycliffe Areas of disagreement A. The Church Itself The papacy – Identified the true church as the elect, the redeemed Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18 B. The Mass – A false gospel Hebrews 7:27,…