Sermons by Todd Dykstra

Sermons by Todd Dykstra

MBC Core Value #4: Relational Roles

MBC Core Value #1 MBC Core Value #3 MBC Core Value #2 Instructions To The Family 1. The Role Of Wives Is To Submit With Respect -Vs. 18 This does not communicate value but rank Ephesians 5:22, Titus 2:3-5, 1 Peter 3:12. The Role Of Husbands Is to Lead With Love – Vs. 19 Positive Command – Love your wife Negative Command – Do not be embittered Ephesians 5:25-26, 1 Peter…

MBC Core Value #3: Sound Doctrine

MBC Core Value #1MBC Core Value #2 How you think is how you live 1 Timothy 6:3-5Two truths that demonstrate the importance of promoting sound doctrine1. The characteristics of those who promote false doctrine – vs. 3 A. They advocate a different doctrine; don’t teach in a way consistent with God’s Word B. They don’t agree with the words of the Lord Jesus Christ c. They…

MBC Core Value #1: God-Centered Worship

This is the Spiritual DNA that makes up Maranatha Bible Church Psalm 1455 Attitudes that compel us to God-Centered Worship1. The Greatness Of God – vs. 1-5 Praise: He is worthy of all praise Perpetual: forever and ever Personal: relationship with Him2. The Goodness Of God – vs. 6-103. The Government Of God – vs. 1, 11-13 Spiritual – All believers Theocratic – Nation of…

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 3

Romans 12:11-14Part 1 Part 21. Understand The Urgency Of The Times2. Prepare For The Return Of Christ. A. Live In The Light 2. Prepare For The Return Of Christ B. Walk In The Day – Vs. 13 1.) Drunkenness and Carousing Galatians 5:21, 1 Peter 4:3, Ephesians 5:18 2.) Sexual Impurity and Sensuality Galatians 5:19, 1 Peter 4:3, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Matthew 5:27-30, Ephesians…

The Glory And Wonder Of The New Birth

John 3:1-8 Baptism saves no one, but symbolizes the grace of the new birth. It is the first step of obedience in following Christ. It is the defining mark of being a Christian. 1. The need for the new birth – vs. 1-3 It is designed to reveal to us the utter hopelessness of our life.2. The means of the new birth – vs. 4 Ezekiel 36:24-27, 1 Peter 1:23 Faith is the evidence…

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 2

Be Prepared – Matthew 24:44 Romans 13:11-14Part 11. Understand the urgency of the times – vs. 112. Prepare for the return of Christ – vs. 12 A. Live In The Light – vs. 13 Lay aside the deeds of darkness: Dark conceals, light reveals Ephesians 4:17-24, 5:1; Colossians 3:1-4 Put on the armor of light – personal holiness 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9 B. Walk In The Day

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 1

1. Understand the urgency of the times – vs. 11 Christ could be here at any time – Matthew 16:27, 25:31; Revelation 22:20, 1 Corinthians 1:7, Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13, 1 Peter 4:7, 13; James 5:9. Every chapter in 1 Thessalonians ends with a reference to Christ’s second coming. A. An evil time B. The last days – 2 Timothy 3:1, Hebrews 1:2, 1 Peter 1:20 C. Many scoff -…

Love: The Ultimate Fulfillment Of The Law

Romans 13:8-10There are two compelling reasons to love our neighbor1. We have a debt to pay – Although vs. 8 says to ‘owe nothing except love’ Scripture does not prohibit borrowing, it regulates it. Matthew 5:42, Luke 6:34-35, Psalm 37:21, 26; Proverbs 22:7, 11:15; Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 252. We have a law to obey – Love God, Love Others Galatians 5:13-14, James 2:8,…

The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 4

Previous weeks’ messages: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3This week:#8 – Submission to government promotes a clean conscience – vs. 3-5 We obey the government because we want to honor the Lord. Your conscience is the servant of your value system. 1 Timothy 1:5, 1:19; 2 Timothy 1:3, 1 Peter 3:16, Implications:…

The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 3

Previous sermons in this series: Part 1 Part 21. Believers must submit to governing authorities 2. All Human Governments Are Established By God 3. Opposition To Government Amounts To Opposition To God4. Opposition To Government Will Bring Punishment5. Government Exists To Restrain Evil This week:#6…

The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 2

Previous sermon in the series: Part 11. Believers must submit to governing authorities – Vs. 1 Today’s sermon:2. All Human Governments Are Established By God – vs. 1-2 Which is why we, as believers, must have an attitude of submission to government. Psalm 115:7, 2 Chronicles 2:6, Proverbs 8:15-16,…

The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 1

The proper attitude to government is dealt with throughout the Bible, both Old Testament and New. 1 Timothy 2, Titus 3, 1 Peter 2Principles in regard to government:1. Believers must submit to governing authorities – Vs. 1 Jeremiah 29:7, Titus 3:1-5, 1 Peter 2:13-15 The only exception is if the…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 9

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 6 Part 7 Part 8#23 – A Vengeful Reluctance – Vs. 19 Leave room for the wrath of God. Reasons we can’t retaliate: 1. God has not given us the authority – Psalm 94:1, Proverbs 20:22, Nahum 1:2 2. God has not given us the ability – 1 Samuel 24:6-12, 26:9-11#24…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 8

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 6 Part 7#20 – An Evil Avoidance – vs. 17-18 NEVER – Absolutely no one ever!! Matthew 5:11, John 15:18-19, 16:33; 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 4:12 Exodus 21:12, Leviticus 24:17-20 A. The punishment is not to be too severe, it must fit the crime B. The…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 7

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 617. An Impartial Attitude – Continued As Christians we should be easy to get along with – Psalm 133:1 Anatomy of division within the church A. Hurt – Sows a seed of discord B. Bitterness – Dwelling on the issue C. Rationalization D. Avoidance E.…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 6

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 514. A Friendly Response – vs. 14 Expect opposition if you follow Christ Matthew 10:23, John 15:18-21, 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 4:12-13, Matthew 5:38-45, 1 Peter 2:21-2315. A Joyful Collaboration – vs. 15a 1 Corinthians 12:2616. A Sympathetic Compassion – vs. 15b Can…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 5

Part 1        Part 2 Part 3 Part 411. A prayerful Devotion – vs. 12 A. Why we neglect prayer * We think we don’t have time * Lazyness * We don’t think it’s important * Discouragement * Self-confidence B. Prayer is as important to our spiritual life as breathing to our physical life Colossians 4:2,…