Sermon Series
  • 1. You Have Been Approved!

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2010
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    First message of six in a series exploring the Beatitudes. Overview message of Matthew 5:1-12.

    INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT… I. The Setting CONTEXT: 1st of 5 great discourses in Matt. 5-7;10;13;18;24-25. Matt. Establishes Jesus as the Messiah (1-2). Obedient Son of God by baptism of John Baptist (3). Temptation (4) & begins ministry (4). Sermon on Mount is more

  • 2. A Declaration Of Dependence

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2010

    Second message in series exploring the first two Beatitudes - "poor in spirit" & "those who mourn".

    A Declaration of Dependence • Matthew 5:3-4 • January 16-17 Opening: Quote the Declaration of Independence… We are a country of independence, aren’t we? It's more than a document by our founding fathers... independence is a way of the American life. Think about more

  • 3. God's Satisfaction Guarantee

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2010
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    A challenging message in our series through the Beatitudes which explores hungering and thirsting after righteousness and the satisfaction that God provides.

    God’s Satisfaction Guarantee • Matthew 5:6 Introduction: The challenge of this Beatitude is rooted in the reality that it is possible for a Christian to be DISGUSTED and DISTRESSED by the world while VOLUNTARILY clinging to the world. Example: If you consider the life of Lot more

  • 4. Suffering For Jesus

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2010
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    Final message in Approved series through the Beatitudes explores the idea of being persecuted for righteousness sake.

    Suffering for Jesus • Matthew 5:10-12 Two Common Approaches re: Suffering for Jesus: Too Light-hearted about it… Confuse Temptation and Trials with persecution… Introduction: Persecution is more about our spiritual preparation than it is about our personal more