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Sermons by Todd Dykstra

The Blessings of Wisdom

Proverbs 3:1-12 Notice:      All odd verses (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) are commands      All even verses (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) are blessings1.  The Blessing of Trusting God – vs. 5-6.            Trusting the Lord.            A.  Entirely.            B.  Exclusively – Jeremiah 17:9.     …

Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals

Proverbs 1:8-19 Pursue wisdom at all costs – in choosing your friends you are effectively choosing your character Proverbs 17:17, 18:24, 27:6; Proverbs 13:20, 24:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:33 1.  There Is A Temptation To Follow Unsound Influences – vs. 10-11 .          A.  An appeal to the desire for acceptance .          B.  An appeal to…

The Purpose of Proverbs

Proverbs 1:2-7 The purposes for Proverbs 1.  To give moral skillfulness .        .         Exodus 31:1-6, Daniel 5:11 .         To Know wisdom and instruction – vs. 2a 2.  To grant us mental discernment .        .         Mental maturity is essential to spiritual maturity .         To discern…

He is Not Here, for He Has Risen!

Luke 24:1-12 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Is A Battle Cry of Victory Implications of the Resurrection <  It Proves Christ Was The Son of God .          Romans 1:4 <  It Gives Substance To Our Faith .          1 Corinthians 15:20 <  It Guarantees Us The Hope of a Resurrection Body .       …

Relationships in the Body of Christ: Encourage and Build Up One Another

1 Thessalonians 5:11 What is biblical encouragement? It speaks biblical truth to one another and points them to the future glories in Jesus Christ. Therefore: because of – Vs. 1-3 – The Day of the Lord.         Joel 2:28-32, Zephaniah 1:14-18, 3:15; Zechariah 13:2Vs. 4-6 – Our change of natureVs. 7-8 – Our change of behaviorVs. 9-10 – Our completely…

The Majesty of God: Our Source of Hope in Times of Trouble

Isaiah 40:12-26 What will get us through times like this is a right view of God HE IS ABLE!! The character and majesty of God that enables us to anchor our lives in Him1.  God Is Infinitely Greater Than Nature – VS. 232.  God Is Supremely Wiser Than Knowledge (omniscience – infinite knowledge) – vs. 12-14.          Job 38…

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Galatians 6:1-5  We Need To Bear One Another’s Burdens vs. 1 – If someone is caught in any trespass the goal is restoration Matthew 18:15, James 5:19-20  The Reason To Bear One Another’s Burdens To fulfill the law of Christ – Matthew 22:37-39, Romans 13:8,10  The Attitude To Bear One Another’s Burdens Stop comparing yourself to others The Balance To Bear One…

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: Regard One Another As More Important

Philippians 2:3-4 Humility is the essential attitude that undergirds all the one-anothers. Pride hurts and destroys relationships Isaiah 14:12-15, Daniel 4:29-30, Proverbs 6:16, 16:5, 14, 18:12; James 4:6 How do we foster a heart of humility? 1.  Understand The Sinful Threats to Genuine Unity .         A.  Selfishness – Philippians 1:17, 2 Corinthians 12:20, Galatians 5:19-21, James 3:13-16, 4:1-2 . …

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: An Introduction To The “One-Anothers”

Acts 1:9-15, Acts 4:24, 32; Acts 5:12, Acts 15:25 1.  The Local Church Is The Primary Arena For The Practicing of the “One-Anothers”2.  Fostering A Culture Of Spiritually Intentional Relationships Is Critical To A .          “One-Another” Body Life.              A.    Discipleship.              B.    Hospitality3.  Modeling The…