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Unrivaled Devotion

June 11, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Unrivaled Devotion - Matthew 10:34-42

Sermon Notes:

1)  Jesus _______________ supreme loyalty.

2)  Jesus _______________ supreme loyalty.

Digging Deeper:

  • Why does following Jesus potentially bring division in family relationships?
  • What would taking up a cross mean for Jesus’s original hearers?  What is Jesus calling us to do?
  • Does Jesus have your ultimate devotion?

Other Passages to Consider:

Micah 7:6; Matt 25:31-40; Mk 10:28-31; Lk 8:19-21; 2 Cor 5:14-15.

All to Jesus, I Surrender

September 20, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

All to Jesus, I Surrender - Luke 14:33

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What does renounce mean?  How does this relate to being a disciple?
  • Why can Jesus lay claim to all that I am and have?
  • How can relationships and possessions get in the way of following Christ?
  • What is a steward?
  • How does being a steward affect my use of possessions?
  • How can you be using what God has entrusted to you for His glory?
  • Does Christ have first place in your life?  If not, what is getting in the way?

Other passages to consider: Job 1:20-22; Matt 6:19-34; 13:44; Mark 4:18-19; Luke 12:13-21; 14:25-34; Acts 4:32-37; 2 Cor 9:6-11; Phil 3:7-11; Col 1:15-20; 1 Tim 6:6-10,17-19

Loving Jesus More

September 13, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Loving Jesus More - Luke 14:25-26; Matthew 10:37

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What do you love/treasure?
  • Why does Jesus demand that He be our most important relationship?
  • How are any of us able to love Jesus?
  • What can you do to grow in your love for Jesus?
  • What do you find particularly lovely about Jesus?

Other passages to consider: Deut 6:4-9; Matthew 10:34-39; 13:44-46; Luke 7:36-50; 14:25-33; 18:18-30; John 12:20-26;  1 Cor 16:22; Jam 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:23-2:3; 1 John 3:16; 4:9-21 

Following Christ

September 06, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Following Christ - Mark 8:34-9:1

 

Preparing for the sermon:

  • What does Jesus say is required to follow him?
  • What things hinder a person from following Jesus?
  • Why is it wrong to water down or omit completely the requirements for following Christ?

Other passages to consider: Daniel 7:9-14; John 6:60-69; Rom 6:1-6; Gal 2:20; 2 Thess 1:5-10

 

Digging deeper:

  • How does the call to follow Christ still go out?  Who could you call to follow Christ?
  • 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?

 

The Wisdom of God

February 16, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – The Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What has Paul been teaching the wisdom of God is?
  • How is God’s wisdom secret?
  • Who are the spiritual in this passage?

Other passages to consider – Dan 2:19-23; John 3:1-8; 15:18-27; Rom 8:1-9; 11:33-36; 16:25-27; 1 Cor 1:18-25; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Eph 1:8-10; Phil 3:17-21; 1 John 2:15-17

Digging Deeper:

  • How does the gospel display the wisdom of God?
  • In what ways are we blessed to live on this side of the cross? (in the New Covenant)
  • Why must we have the Spirit of God if we are to understand the gospel?
  • How does this passage impact your proclamation of the gospel?

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