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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…

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…

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…