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Holiness, not Hypocrisy

May 14, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

 Holiness, not Hypocrisy-Matthew 23:1-12

 

Notes:

 

1)      _________________________ – vv1-4.

 

 

 

2)      Pursue spiritual disciplines to ___________, not to ____________________ – v5.

 

 

 

3)      Do not exalt yourself, rather ____________________________________ – vv6-12.

 

 

Digging Deeper:

  • How does hypocrisy hurt others and revile the name of Christ?
  • Contrast what the scribes and Pharisees do in v4 with Christ’s invitation in Matt 11:28-30. 
  • Where are you tempted to exalt yourself?  What does it look like for you to change?

 

Other passages to consider: 

Prov 15:33; Matt 6:1-18; 15:7; 16:5-12; 20:25-28; James 4:6; 1 Pet 5:1-6.

Pursuing Humility and Holiness

January 20, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Pursuing Humility and Holiness

Matthew 18:1-9

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Came to Save; Saved to Serve

December 11, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Came to Save; Saved to Serve – Luke 1:67-80

Sermon Notes:

1)  As promised, God ______________________... - vv67-74a, 77-79.

2)  …that we might ______________ without fear in holiness & righteousness – vv74-75.

Digging Deeper:

  • What promises does Zechariah refer to the coming of Christ fulfilling?  Why did that cause great rejoicing?
  • How do you feel knowing that God keeps his promises?  What other promises from God encourage you?
  • What enemies does Jesus save us from?  What attributes of God are displayed the coming of Christ?
  • What does this passage teach you about serving God?  Where is God calling you to serve Him now?

Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 17:1-8; 2 Sam 7:8-17; Ps 100:1-2; Mark 10:45; Rom 3:23-24; 7:6; Eph 2:1-10; Col 1:13-14; 1 Thess 1:7; Titus 2:11-14; Heb 9:11-14.

The Purpose & Passion of AGC

November 14, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

The Purpose & Passion of AGC – Colossians 1:28

Sermon Notes:

1)  Our Mission

2)  Our Message 

3)  Our Method 

Discussion Questions:

  • In what ways do we proclaim Christ when we gather together?
  • What does it look like to become mature in Christ?
  • How does being connected and involved in each other’s lives help us carry out Colossians 1:28?
  • Imagine what it will be like to be presented to Christ.  How does this future reality motivate you to pursue holiness?

Other Passages to Consider:

Matt 28:18-20; Rom 8:29; 1 Cor 2:2; Eph 4:11-16; 5:25-27; Phil 1:6; 2:12-13; Col 3:9-10,16; 1 Thess 3:11-13; 5:12-13; 23-24; Heb 4:12; 1 Jn 3:2-3; Rev 19:6-10.

Lust and the Fight for Purity

September 19, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

 Lust and the Fight for Purity – Matthew 5:27-30

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Committing of Sin - Lusting is _______________in your heart.

2)  Causes of Sin - We must take _________________ to remove sin from our lives.

3)  Consequences of Sin - Sin ______________and ultimately leads _______________.

Digging Deeper:

  • What things consistently cause me to sin?  What can I do to get rid of temptations?
  • Are there areas of sin that I am holding on to?  What does that say about my spiritual health?
  • Who can I recruit to help me in my pursuit of holiness?
  • How does this passage point me to my need for Christ?

Other Passages to Consider:

Proverbs 5; 6:20-35; 7:10-27; Rom 3:21-26; 1 Cor 6:9-20; Col 3:5-6

Holiness of Heart

September 12, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Holiness of Heart: Anger – Matthew 5:21-26

 

Scripture Reading:

Ephesians 4:17-32

Digging Deeper:

  • Am I harboring anger against anyone?  What would God have me do about that?
  • How does this passage cause me to be thankful for the work of Christ?
  • Is my relationship with God based more on externals, or is it from the heart?  How can I cultivate a heart-felt relationship with God?

Other Passages to Consider:

1 Sam 16:7; Ps 15:1-3; 130:3; Mt 5:17-20; Lk 6:45; Rom 3:20-26; Eph 4:17-32

Hunger for Holiness

July 18, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Hunger for Holiness - Matthew 5:6

 

Sermon Notes:

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Digging Deeper:

  • What is your focused pursuit in life?  If it is not what it should be, then ask God to help you have the right desires.
  • Why should we pursue holiness in our lives?  How could it draw us closer to God?
  • What is one area of your life God would like you to bring in conformity to His Word?  What steps can you take to grow in this area?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 42:1-4; 63:1-8; Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18; Eph 3:17-19; 5:1-21; 1 Peter 1:12-2:9; 1 Jn 1:5-10

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