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Sermons on Gospel Centered Living

Not A Tame Preacher: The Response to the Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 7:28-29 The Effect Of Christ’s Preaching – “Astonished” .        Matthew 13:54, 19:25, 22:33; Mark 1:22, 6:2, 11:18; Luke 4:31-32, John 7:46 The Nature Of Christ’s Preaching – Authority of words leads to authority of works Characteristics of Jesus’ Preaching 1.  The Clarity of His Preaching Was Authoritative .        Use of Illustrations – Matthew 5:13-14, 6:26-30,…

The Most Terrifying Verses in the Bible

Matthew 7:21-23 The reality of false followers:  Matthew 13:19-22, Mark 7:6, Titus 1:15, 1 John 2:19, John 6:66 Three Sobering Elements of Self-Deception1.  The Test That Diagnoses Self-Deception – Vs. 21.          “He who does the will of My Father”     “He who keeps My commandments”.                   Romans 10:9, Luke 6:46, Matthew…

Antidote to Anxiety – Part 2

Matthew 6:25-34Part 1 This Week:Godly Fear  (2 Corinthians 11:28, Philippians 2:20)  vs. Sinful Fear (Proverbs 12:25) 1.  What Does It Mean To Seek First The Kingdom of God? – Vs 33.         Priorities.        .   Seek – diligently, earnestly, intently, serious effort, ongoing, constant.        .   First – In singular priority constantly seeking the will of…

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9  The Importance of Being a Peacemaker.       It DOES NOT mean: a ‘peaceful’ person, a ‘tolerant’ person, A ‘peace at any price’ appeaser.             This leads to a false peace – Jeremiah 6:14, Ezekiel 13:10-11.       It does mean:  .              True peacemakers are not afraid  to make waves…

Finding Our New Identity in Christ – Part 1

2 Corinthians 5:14-21Paul founded the church in Corinthians – Acts 18 – he needed to instruct them about who we are in Christ.         1 Peter 2:9, Galatians 2:20, John 1:12, 15:15, Ephesians 2:10 Five New Realities of our Identity for our Service of Christ.         1.  A New Motivation – Vs. 14-15.        .   …

The Beatitudes: The Meaning Of True Happiness

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed – A state of being approved of by God1 Timothy 1:11, 6:15 Being ‘blessed’ is a common theme throughout the Bible.         Psalm 1, Numbers 6:24-26, 1 Peter 3:14, 4:14; Revelation 1:3Being blessed is not the same as being ‘happy’ – Ephesians 4:22 (Lusts of deceit) Implications:1.  The Beatitudes Are True of All Believers.  .     …