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Sermons on Gospel Centered Living

MBC Core Value #10: Purposeful Equipping

We are committed to helping each member of the body of Christ grow in biblical knowledge, godly character, and ministry skills (Ephesians 4:12, Colossians 1:28), including the intentional training of equippers and elders for the establishment and edification of the church (1 Timothy 5:17, 2 Timothy 2:2). MBC Core Value #1 MBC Core Value #2 MBC Core Value #3 MBC Core Value…

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.…

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…

Help For The Troubled Soul

Psalm 42 is a lament psalm – there is a way to suffer well1. A time of drought – vs. 1-5 Physical – thirst Spiritual – a longing for God2. A time of drowning – vs. 6-11 Adversity3. The psalmist’s response A. Look to God B. Preach to your soul Remember: Who God is God is sovereigh His steadfast love Hope In…

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 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…

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 you look outside your own struggles to see that…

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, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Acts 1:16, 2:42, 6:4; Luke…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 4

Part 1        Part 2 Part 38. A Servant’s Heart – vs. 11 Romans 12:1, 1 Thessalonians 9:1, Psalm 100:1-2, Joshua 24:15, Hebrews 12:289. A Joyful Hope – vs. 12 Before Christ – no hope Ephesians 2:12 Biblical hope – Is not tied to the present, but on the future and what God has promised. Romans 5:1-5, 8:18-25, 15:4, 13; 1 Peter 1:3-4,610. A…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 3

The Gospel is meant to impact your relationships Part 1 – A Sincere LovePart 2 – A Holy Hatred – A Righteous Affirmation Part 3 4. A Brotherly Affection – vs. 101 Timothy 5:1-2, 1 John 2:7, 3:10, 4:7-13, 20-215. A Preferential Treatment – vs. 10Take the lead to be the first one to give up your preferences and outdo one another…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 2

Part 1 – A Sincere Love Part 22. A Holy Hatred – vs. 91 Thessalonians 5:15-22, Ephesians 5:1, Romans 13:11-14What God hates:A. Idolatry – Deuteronomy 7:25, Jeremiah 44:2-4, Ezekiel 14B. Sexual Immorality – Leviticus 18:22, 23; 22:5, Malachi 2:16, Ephesians 5:5C. Injustice – Proverbs 6:16-17, 17:15D. Deceit – Proverbs 6:16-17, Zechariah 8:17E. Pride – Proverbs 6:16, 8:13, 16:5F. Evil thoughts – Proverbs…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 1

Romans 12: 9-21 Your love is a test case of how deep the gospel has penetrated your life. If you are in Christ it should manifest in every area of life. 1. God – Upward 2. Fellow Believers – Inward 3. Unbelievers – Outward Colossians 3:12-14, Ephesians 5:1-2, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:7-8Indicators:A. A sincere love – A love that cares…

Spiritual Gifts: God’s Grace To Believers For The Edification Of The Church – Pt. 1

Romans 12:3-8 You have a gift and the church needs you to use it Colossians 3:12-17, Ephesians 4:16 Your commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ is directly tied to your involvement in the local church Four principles related to  the giving of spiritual gifts .   1,  The attitude of spiritual gifts – vs. 3 .            Pride sows seeds of discord…

Richer Than You Think

Ephesians 1:1-3  The Beneficiaries of these wonderful riches – Vs. 2a .       The saints in Christ Jesus – positionally holy and perfect before God .       The faithful – 1 Corinithians 7:25, Revelation 2:10   The Basis for these riches – Vs. 2b-3a .       God the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:21 The Breadth of these riches – Vs.…

Session 2 – Behold Your God

Isaiah 6 Justin McKitterick is pastor of Grace Community Church in Jacksonville, FL.  He is presenting our Fall Equipping The Saints Conference with a series on  “Standing Firm and Staying Faithful”.  This is part two of a three part series.  Part 1 is here. 1.  Be aware of the spiritual danger of covert attitudes – Holy, but . . . 2.  Be…

Session 1 – Not In Vain

1 Corinthians 15:58 Justin McKitterick is pastor of Grace Community Church in Jacksonville, FL.  He is presenting our Fall Equipping The Saints Conference with a series on  “Standing Firm and Staying Faithful”.  This is sermon 1 in a three part series. The Christian life is very simple but it’s hard  Stand Firm in the gospel, the grace of God, your position and…