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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,…

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…

Elders’ Q&A

Elders participating: Bob Scott, Chris Brown, Dale Kleinheksel, Jim Kuiphof, Joe Hamlin, Matt George, Michael Mouzakis, Todd Dykstra Questions: 1. Women wearing head covering – 1 Corinthians 11:3-102. How do you deal with Santa?3. What is meant by ‘seeking’ God if no one can seek Him unless He calls4. Why the reference to ‘angels’ in 1…

For Unto Us A Child Is Born – Part 2

Part 1 – I.  The Nature of the Ideal King – Vs. 6II.  The Attributes of the Ideal King – Vs. 6 Part 2 – The Attributes of the Ideal King – Con’t. 3. Eternal Father 4. Prince of Peace III. The Reign of the Ideal King – Vs. 7 Psalm 2, Daniel 2:44, Zachariah 14:9, Revelation 19:15, 20         1.  Everlasting          2.  Peaceful…

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Isaiah 9:6-7 The focus of Christmas is the arrival of God in human flesh I.  The Nature of the Ideal King – Vs. 6         1.  Child: Humanity, Born – Isaiah 7:14          2.  Son: Deity, Given        Deity alone cannot rescue humanity, it must take on humanity              John 1:14, Isaiah 6:3-7, John 12:26-37II.  The Attributes of the Ideal King – Vs.…