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Consider the Cost

December 17, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Consider the Cost

Matthew 16:21-28

 

1) The Cost of Salvation – vv21-23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) The Cost of Following Christ – vv24-28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digging Deeper:

-As you consider what Jesus did for you, what is your response?

-Are the requirements to follow Christ a one-time decision or ongoing?  Or both?

-In what areas do you need God’s help to deny yourself and come under Christ’s authority?

 

Other Passages to Consider:

 

 Ps 2; Isa 53; Matt 4:1-11; 10:16-39; 26:30-28:7; Phil 2:5-11; 3:7-9.

The Gift of God’s Word

October 29, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

The Gift of God’s Word-2 Timothy 3:15-4:4

 

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Digging Deeper:

-How is the Bible a gift from God?

-How should the Bible be used in the local church and in the individual lives of Christians?

-What role does the Word of God have in my daily life?  What is one new habit I can pursue regarding the Bible?

 

Other passages to consider:

Ps 19:7-14; 119; 138:1-2; Matt 4:1-11; Col 3:16; 1 Pet 1:23-2:3; 2 Pet 1:3-4, 21.

When Our Religion Goes Wrong

July 18, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

When Our Religion Goes Wrong – Matthew 12:1-14

Sermon Notes:

  • When we elevate                                               to the level of                                              .
  • When we rely on                                                rather than                                                  .                                                                                 
  • When we fail to                                                                                                                        .

Digging Deeper: 

  •  What was God’s purpose for the Sabbath?  How did all the Pharisees’ rules keep people from experiencing this?
  • How is Jesus greater than David and the temple? 
  • Are you resting in Christ alone?  What tends to take your focus or dependence off of Christ?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ex 23:12; Dt 5:14; 23:25; 1 Sam 21:1-6; Ps 110:1; Mt 5:13-17; Jn 1:14; 5:39-40; 13:35; Acts 2:22-36; Col 1:15-20; Heb 3:7-4:13; 1 Jn 4:7-21.

Responding to Christ

July 03, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Responding to Christ – Matthew 11:20-30

Sermon Notes:

1)      _____________________ – vv20-24

2)      _____________________ – vv25-27

3)      _____________________ – vv28-30

Digging Deeper:

  • How are you responding to the truth about Jesus?
  • What does this passage teach about coming judgment?
  • Why are you a Christian?  How did that come about?
  • What burdens does Jesus take away from us?  How?
  • What does it mean to be yoked with Christ?

Other Passages to Consider:

Isa 1:18; 55:1-7; Rom 1:18-25; 1 Cor 1:26-31; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Eph 1:3-7; 2:4-10; Col 1:19-23; Rev 20:11-15.

So, you want to be a Christian?

April 24, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

So, you want to be a Christian?

Sermon Notes:

1)  Following Jesus ____________________________.

2)  Following Jesus ____________________________.

Digging Deeper:

  • -Identify something in your life that you find important enough to sacrifice for.
  • -Explain this statement: In one sense, our salvation costs us absolutely nothing.  In another sense, salvation costs us everything.
  • -Why is Jesus worth whatever we are called to sacrifice?

Other Passages to Consider:

Matt 10:37-39; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 14:25-33; John 6:60-69; 12:1-7; Col 1:15-23; 2 Tim 2:1-9.

God's Church, God's Glory

March 09, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – God’s Church, God’s Glory – 1 Corinthians 3:5-17

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What is the Church?  What makes up the Church?
  • What metaphors does Paul use in this text to describe the Church?
  • Why does God point out that the Holy Spirit dwells in them corporately?

Other passages to consider – 1 Chron 29; Matt 16:13-20; 1 Cor 1:10-18; Eph 4:1-16; Col 3:5-17; 1 Tim 3:14-15; 1 Pet 2:4-12

Digging Deeper:

  • Why should we not put Christian leaders on “a pedestal”?
  • What standard will God use in judging how His Church was built?
  • What does this passage have to do with divisions in the church?
  • How does this text impact your view of Gospel ministry & the church?

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