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Sermons by Todd Dykstra

Evidences Of A Healthy And Mature Church

1. An Abundance Of Genuine Goodness Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 5:22, 6:10, Ephesians 5:1-5 2. A Saturation With Biblical Truth Colossians 2:3, Romans 15:4, 12:2 3. A Ministry To One Another Proverbs 27:6, 17: Acts 20:20-31, 36-38 When giving correction: Go humbly, go gently, go with the Word Galatians 6:1 When receiving correction: Be humble, bring it to the Lord Proverbs 12:1

Elders’ Q&A

Questions the elders dealt with today: What does ‘taking communion in an unworthy manner’ mean? Is there biblical support for having men only in leadership roles? Will we have hair in heaven? What is the purpose of the Millennial Kingdom and why is Satan released at the end of the 1,000 year reign? What about women working? Why does Satan target families…

MBC Core Value #3: Sound Doctrine

We are committed to being a pillar and support of the truth by holding fast to sound doctrine as found in the Word of God (1 Timothy 3:15, 6:3-4, Titus 1:9). 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…

MBC Core Value #2 : Biblical Authority

We are committed to God’s sufficient, authoritative Word in all matters of belief and behavior for our enjoyment of God and for the ministry of the church, including the verse by verse exposition of God’s Word as a means of bringing about spiritual transformation in the lives of His people (Psalm 1:1-3, 19:7-9,119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12). MBC Core Value #1…

MBC Core Value #1: God-Centered Worship

We are committed to declaring God’s glory through worship which magnifies Him in our praise and manifests Him in our actions (John 4:23-24, Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 13:15). 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:…

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…

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: 1. Christians have a higher motive for obedience 2. We…

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 – Government exists to promote public good – vs. 3-4 Acts 16#7 – Government exists to punish…

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, 21:1; Jeremiah 27:5, Daniel 2, John 9:11, Romans 9:173. Opposition To Government Amounts…

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 government commands us to do something contrary to the Bible, or not…

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 community is to administer…

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. Collaboration – Mustering support for yourself…