01/03/2021 Finding God Through Difficulty

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Finding God Through Difficulty Ruth   In the Midst of Hardship, we can Know that God Provides:   a. Himself. (1:6, Heb 13:5-6, John 17:3) i. Ruth 1:6, “for she had heard in the land of Moab that the Lord had visited His people in giving them food.” (NAS) or (“Come to the aid of”) ii. Hebrews 13:5-6, “Keep your …

12/27/2020 A Really Blended Family

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A Really Blended Family Matthew 1:18-25   1. Jesus: The Son of Mary. (Vs. 21-23a; Luke 2:51-52, Heb 4:15; Luke 1:29-31) a. Luke 2:51-52, “Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God …

12/20/2020 The Right Answer

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The Right Answer Luke 1 and 2   1. The Problem: a. Rome Occupied Judea. (Luke 1:5a) b. A Virgin Is with Child. (Luke 1:26-33) c. A Serious Need. (Luke 2:25)   2. The Desired Solution: a. A Military Leader. (John 6:15) b. A Clear Answer. (Luke 1:34) c. The Messiah of God. (Luke 2:26)   3. The Right Answer: …

12/12/2020 A Purposed Life

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A Purposed Life Ephesians 2:1-10   1. The Old “Self” Was: a. Dead and Sinful. (Vs. 1) b. Misguided and Satan-Led. (Vs. 2-3a; 1 Cor 2:8, 12a) i. 1 Corinthians 2:8, “None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, because if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” ii. 1 Corinthians 2:12a, …

12/06/2020 A Demonstration If You Please

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A Demonstration If You Please Ephesians 1:20-23   1. God’s Power is Demonstrated in the Resurrection! (Vs. 20, 1 Cor 15:54-55) a. 1 Corinthians 15:54-55, “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?”   2. God’s Power is Demonstrated in Authority! a. It is Universal in Scope and Location. (Vs. 21, …

11/29/2020 The Unstoppable Mission of God

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The Unstoppable Mission of God (Philippians 1:12-13) Dr. David Johnson   God is still in control even when we think things are out of control.   God has a plan for things even when they seem chaotic and undesirable.   God is always at work to advance the mission of reaching all people with the gospel.

11/22/2020 A Church Worth Remembering

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A Church Worth Remembering Ephesians 1:15-19   1. A Church Worth Remembering Has Saints that are Living! (Vs. 15, Gal 5:6) a. Galatians 5:6, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.”   2. A Church Worth Remembering Radiates Praise! (Vs. 14, 16, Matt 5:16) a. Matthew 5:16, “In the same …

11/15/2020 The Man, The Myth, The Legend – Part 2

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The Man, The Myth, The Legend – Part 2 Ephesians 1:7-14   1. The Man: THE Christ of God. (Vs. 9) a. In God’s Timing. (Vs. 10, Gal 4:4-5) b. By God’s Will. (Vs. 11)   2. The Myth: Seclusion and Separation. a. Clarified in Conclusion. (Vs. 10, Acts 17:24-27) b. Equality in Salvation. (Vs. 12)   3. The Legendary: …

11/08/2020 The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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The Man, The Myth, The Legend Ephesians 1:7-14   1. The Man: THE Christ of God. (Vs. 9) a. In God’s Timing. (Vs. 10, Gal 4:4-5) i. Galatians 4:4-5, “When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as …

11/01/2020 Christian Super “Privilege”

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Christian Super “Privilege” Ephesians 1:1-6   1. Apostles are Sent with Authority and Responsibility. (Vs. 1a, Acts 26:16-28) a. Acts 26:16-18 [Jesus speaking to Paul] For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. I will rescue you from your people …