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Blessed are the Mourners and the Meek

July 11, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Blessed are the Mourners and the Meek – Matthew 5:4-5

 

Sermon Notes:

v4  “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

v5  “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Digging Deeper:

  • What is sin?  How can we remember how serious sin is?
  • Why should Christians be grieved over sin?
  • How does Jesus provide comfort to those mourning over sin?
  • What does it look like to be meek?  Does that describe you today?
  • How can you cultivate regular grief over your sin?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 37:7-11; 51:1-17; Isa 42:2-3; 57:14-21; 61:1-3; Mt 11:28-30; Jam 4:7-10; Rev 7:17; 21:4

Living as a Stranger on the Earth

June 12, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Living as a Stranger on the Earth - Hebrews 11:8-10, 13-16

 

Sermon Notes:

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Discussion Questions:

  • How is God’s call of Abraham a picture of God’s sovereign grace?
  • What is significant about Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob living in tents throughout their lives?
  • In what ways do we tend to forget that we are strangers in this world?
  • What can fuel our faith and longing to be with God?

Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 12:1-3; Josh 24:2; John 15:18-19; 17:15-18; Phil 3:20; 1 Pet 1:17-19; 2:11-12; Heb 12:28; 13:14; 1 Jn 2:15-17; Rev 21:1-7 

Persevere for the Prize

May 30, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Persevere for the Prize – Hebrews 10:32-39

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Remember your ____________________ - vv32-34

2)  ______________to receive your ___________________ - vv35-39

Digging Deeper:

  • How does Hebrews 11:1-12:2 relate to what is being taught her in 10:32-39?
  • Share about times from your past when God gave you grace to endure difficulties.  What did God teach you through these trials?
  • How does thinking about our future inheritance help us persevere through trials?
  • How can you cultivate more of a longing for your future inheritance?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 9:1-10; Matt 10:22; Phil 1:6; Titus 2:11-13; Heb 12:1-4; 1 Pet 1:3-9; Rev 21:1-8

Joy in the Midst of Pain

March 27, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Joy in the Midst of Pain – 1 Peter 1:6-9

 

Reason #1 – The grounds for our joy is our ______________________.

 

Reason #2 – God has a __________________ for our temporary pain.

                Purpose #1 – Assuring us of our ______________ of our salvation/inheritance

                                                (proving the genuineness of our faith)

                Purpose #2 – Increasing our ________________ of our salvation.

                                                (purifying the quality of our faith)

Digging Deeper:

  • What is the danger of tying our joy to our circumstances?
  • Why is the joy of the Christian unshakable – even in the midst of pain?
  • How does God use trials in our lives?
  • Do you tend to grow closer to God in times of difficulty?  Why?
  • What (or better, who) is our ultimate inheritance?  (see Rom 8:17, Matt 5:8)

Other Passages to Consider:

Matt 5:10-12; John 16:33; 20:29; Rom 8:16-18; Phil 3:10-11; Jam 1:2-4; 1 Pet 4:12-13)

Love Doesn’t Give Up: Loving in light of the power and promise of God

November 16, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Love Doesn’t Give Up: Loving in light of the power and promise of God  -1 Corinthians 13:7

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What does it look like to love according to v7?
  • How could v7 be misunderstood or misapplied?
  • How can I possibly love like this?

Other passages to consider: Ps 103; Rom 5:1-8; 8:22-39; 1 Cor 13:1-7; Phil 1:9-11; 2 Tim 2:8-10; 1 Pet 1:3-9; 1 John 4:7-12  

Digging Deeper:

  • How does God’s providence help you patiently love those around you?
  • As a believer in Christ, what is your inheritance?  How does this living hope empower you to take risks in loving others?
  • Who in your life are you tempted to give up loving?  What can you do to help you persevere in love?
  • How does this kind of love in v7 bring glory to God?

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