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God's Banquet

April 23, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

God's Banquet- Matthew 22:1-14

 

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Digging Deeper:

  • What does the banquet represent? 
  • Why do many people today reject the invitation to be saved?  For those who respond, how are they able to do that?

 

Other Passages:

Ps 34:8; Isa 55:1-3; Matt 11:28-30; John 1:12-13; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Eph 1:3-6; Rev 19:6-9; 22:17. 

Jesus is the Only Way to God

April 01, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Jesus is the Only Way to God – Matthew 21:23-46

 

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Digging Deeper:

-How is John the Baptist’s authority and message connected to Jesus’s?

-Who were the people of God before Christ came?  After Christ’s death & resurrection, how does one become part of the people of God?

-How did Christ’s rejection become His ultimate victory?

Other passages to consider:

Ps 118:22-24; Isa 5:1-7; Mt 3:1-4; 11:7-19; Acts 4:11; Eph 2:19-22; Heb 1:1-2; 1 Pet 2:4-5. 

The Greatness of Christ’s Sacrifice

March 18, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

The Greatness of Christ’s Sacrifice -

Matthew 20:17-34

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Digging Deeper:

  • What cup was Jesus about to drink?
  • What did Christ’s death accomplish?  How should we respond to Christ’s sacrifice?
  • How are the values of Christ’s Kingdom different from the world’s values?

 

Other passages to consider:

Isa 51:17; 53:3-7; Jer 25:15; Matt 18:4; 26:38-46; Jn 10:17-18; 2 Cor 4:6; Ph 2:1-8; Col 1:13-14.

 

Pursuing Humility and Holiness

January 20, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Pursuing Humility and Holiness

Matthew 18:1-9

 

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Digging Deeper:

-Why does Jesus say we must become like a child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?  Why is humility essential in becoming a Christian?

-In what ways might we cause another believer to stumble into sin?  How can we guard against doing that?

-What things consistently cause me to sin?  What radical action is God calling me to do in order to pursue holiness?

 

Other Passages to Consider:

Isa 66:2; Matt 5:3-6; 27-30; 25:40; Luke 18:9-17; Heb 4:12-16; Jam 4.

Incomparable Value of Christ & His Kingdom

October 14, 2021
By Jathan Newton

The Incomparable Value of Christ & His Kingdom

- Matthew 13:44-53

Notes:

1)  Recognize the Value

 

 

 

 

2)  Respond to the Value

 

 

 

 

 Digging Deeper:

  • What do you delight in?  What is the relationship between joy and value?
  • Describe the value of Christ and His Kingdom.
  • How did you come to see the value of Jesus?  How can you explain His value to others?

Other passages to consider:

Matt 5:17-20; 6:19-21; 7:13-14; 10:27, 38-39; 25:31-46; Eph 1:3-23; Phil 3:7-21.

Expectations for the Kingdom of God

October 01, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

 Expectations for the Kingdom of God – Matthew 13:24-43

Notes:

Kingdom of God = God’s redemptive rule over His people.

The Kingdom of God has…

1) small                                                 , but experiences                                                                        !

 

 

2) unnoticeable                                    , but produces                                                                            !

 

 

3)                                                     now, but in the end all evil will be                                                  !

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What kind of Kingdom were the Jews expecting the Messiah to bring in?
  • How is the Kingdom of God…Already & Not Yet?
  • What do these parables teach about how God works through the Gospel?
  • How should the truth of the return of Christ encourage us?

 

Other passages to consider:

Ps 78:2; Isa 11:9; Ezek 17:22-24; Dan 7:13; 12:3; 1 Cor 15:25, 50-58;

1 Thess 5:1-11; 2 Thess 1:5-12; Rev 11:15-18; 21:3

The Treasure of Your Heart

February 06, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

The Treasure of Your Heart - Matthew 6:19-24

Sermon Notes:

Command – vv19-20

Condition – v21

Crucial – vv22-24

Digging Deeper:

  • What do I prize dearly?  What am I passionate about?  What do I pour resources & concern into?
  • What should be the Christian’s view of money & possessions?
  • How can we guard our hearts from treasuring the things of this world?
  • If Jesus is my greatest treasure, what needs to change in my life?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 49:16-17; 73:25-26; Pr 4:23; 23:4-5; Matt 19:16-30; Phil 3:7-14; 1 Tim 6:17-19; Jam 4:4-8; 1 Jn 2:15-17

Radically Different (Better) Physical Bodies

May 18, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Radically Different (Better) Physical Bodies

1 Corinthians 15:35-44

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What were the Corinthians asking?  What were they really doubting?
  • How does a seed growing into a plant/tree relate to bodily resurrection?
  • What do we learn about God’s creative power by observing the different earthly and heavenly bodies?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1; Ps 8; Rom 8:18-30; 1 Cor 1:18 -2:16; 2 Cor 4:16-5:10; Phil 3:21; Rev 21:1-6

Digging Deeper:

  • How do you envision your future resurrection body?  Do you grasp how different and awesome it will be?
  • In what areas are you tempted to doubt God’s power or wisdom?  What shall you do?
  • How does remembering our hope help us follow Christ now?
  • What will it be life to worship Christ with no weakness or sin?

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