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Check here each week for information to prepare your heart for the upcoming sermon and follow-up questions you can use after the sermon to dig deeper and disciple your family!

Promised Seed of Abraham

December 09, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Promised Seed of Abraham – Galatians 3:6-19

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What promises did God make to Abraham?
  • How do these promises point forward to Christ?
  • Who are the true children of Abraham?

Other passages to consider: Gen 12:1-7; 15:1-21; 17:1-8; Matt 1:1; Luke 1:55,73; John 8:39-59; Rom 4; 2 Cor 1:20; Gal 3:6-29.   

Digging Deeper:

  • Why does Matthew begin his Gospel by calling Jesus the son of Abraham?
  • How were God’s promises to Abraham initially fulfilled?  How are they ultimately fulfilled?
  • How does a person inherit these promises?
  • What does the Scripture say about the certainty of these promises?  How does the incarnation of Christ also give us confidence in God’s promises?
  • What effect should sharing in this inheritance have in our present lives?

Promised Defeat of Satan

December 01, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Promised Defeat of Satan – Genesis 3:15

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Notice the context in which the promise of Genesis 3:15 is given. Why is this significant?
  • How do we see the prophesied enmity between the offspring of the woman and the serpent manifested in Scripture?
  • Who brings the ultimate defeat of the serpent? What does Gen 3:15 tell us about this victory?

Other passages to consider: Gen 3-4; Matt 4:1-11; John 15:18-27; Rom 5:18-21; 16:20; Col 2:13-15; Heb 2:14-18; 1 Jn 3:1-18; Rev 12:1-16; 20:1-10

Digging Deeper:

  • Why does the world hate believers? How does Gen 3:15 remind us that God is sovereign over this evil?
  • How did Christ defeat Satan? How did Genesis 3:15’s description of that victory prove true?
  • How can we live in light of Christ’s victory now in this present evil world?
  • When will our final deliverance from evil take place?

Marriage and Family to the Glory of God

November 26, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Marriage and Family to the Glory of God – Genesis 2:18-25

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Who created marriage?  For what purpose?
  • Where did sexual desire come from?  Why do we have it?
  • How is our society’s view of children different from the Bible’s?

Other passages to consider: Ps 78:1-8; 127:3-5; Song of Songs (entire book); 1 Cor 7:1-5; Eph 5:22-33

Digging Deeper:

  • How did the view of marriage and family change during the Protestant Reformation?
  • Husbands, ask your wife – “Do you feel more like a wife or a mother?”  Find out how you can build into her as your wife.
  • What steps could you take to pursue companionship and romance with your spouse?
  • What is our vision for how we would like to see our kids following Christ by the time they leave our home?
  • Recognizing it is God who changes hearts, what should we be doing now as a family in order for that to happen? 

Serving Christ where God has called me

November 10, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Serving Christ where God has called me – 1 Cor. 7:17; Col. 3:23-24

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Where did “work” come from? What does this say about the nature/value of work?
  • Why is it important for a Christian to do good works?
  • What does it look like to do all things to the glory of God?

Other passages to consider: Gen 2:15; Ps 90:12-17; 1 Cor 7:17-24; 10:31; Eph 4:1; 1 Peter 2:4-12; Rom 12:1; Jam 1:17.

Digging Deeper:

  • How should I view my “job/work”?
  • What are good reasons for wanting to change jobs? What are bad reasons?
  • Why is being a garbage man just as much a service to Christ as being a pastor?
  • How does God often provide for us?

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