Skip Navigation
Sunday Worship: 10AM

Check here each week for information to prepare your heart for the upcoming sermon and follow-up questions you can use after the sermon to dig deeper and disciple your family!

Posts Tagged "Jesus"

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

God’s Faithful Care for His People

May 15, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

God’s Faithful Care for His People - Psalm 23

 

Sermon Notes:

1)____________________- vv1-2a

2)____________________- vv2-3a

3)____________________- v3b-4

4)____________________- vv5-6

5)____________________- v6

Digging Deeper:

  • Why is sheep/shepherd a fitting metaphor for our relationship with God?
  • What emotions is David expressing in this psalm?  Why?
  • How does Jesus fulfill this psalm?  What claim is Jesus making by calling Himself the Good Shepherd in John 10?
  • How does this psalm help you in your current relationship with God?  In what ways is God calling you to respond to this sermon?

Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 48:15-16; Deut 2:7; Ps 26:8; 37:25; Ps 77:20; Ps 84:1-4; Ps 95:1-7; Isa 53:7; Isa 61:1-3; Ezek 34:11-16; Luke 15:1-7; John 10:7-18; 1 Pet 2:24-25; 5:1-4  

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

April 11, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Matthew 28

 

Sermon Notes:

1)   What happened? – vv1-10, 16-17

2)   What does it mean? – vv18-20

a)   Jesus is Lord of all – v18

b)   Jesus is the Savior of all who believe – v19

c)   Jesus is with us – v20

Discussion Questions:

  • What does the resurrection declare about Jesus?
  • What all does the resurrection of Christ promise for all Christians?
  • Where is Jesus now?  How is He with us?
  • How does the Lordship and presence of Christ encourage you?

Other Passages to Consider:

Acts 2:22-41; 4:12; 10:34-43; Rom 4:24-25; 1 Cor 15:12-20 Eph 1:18-20; 1 Pet 1:3-6

Blessings Secured For Us By Christ

March 14, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Blessings Secured For Us By Christ – Romans 4:24-5:2

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What is justification?  How does Jesus secure it?  How do we receive it?
  • By nature, why do we need peace with God?  Describe the blessing of knowing you are at peace with God.
  • What does it look like to have access to God? 
  • What is biblical hope?  What will the believer’s future be like?
  • What from the text assures you these blessings are secure?

Other Passages to Consider:

Rom 4:24-5:11; 8:18-30; Phil 3:20-21; Heb 4:14-16; 10:19-25; 1 Pet 1:3-9

Psalm 131 - Peace in the Presence of God

March 01, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Psalm 131 - Peace in the Presence of God

 

Digging Deeper:

  • How does a mother with her child picture God’s care for us? – Isa 66:12-13
  • What is the child experiencing in v2?
  • Why does the Bible teach that we must have a child-like faith?  What does that mean? - Matt 18:1-4; 19:13-15
  • Was David’s life free from trouble and pain?  How had he come to experience peace? – Ps 27:11; 23:1-4; 86:1-5
  • How do we enter into the presence of God?  What attitudes and actions are necessary for you to do that?

Other Passages to Consider:

Prov 3:5-6; Phil 4:6-13; Luke 10:38-47

The Abounding Grace of Jesus

February 14, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

The Abounding Grace of Jesus – 1 Timothy 1:14-17

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What is Christ’s mission?  How does Paul underscore it in this text?
  • What does Christ’s mission tell us about God?
  • How did God’s sovereign grace overcome Paul’s unbelief?  What did God’s grace provide?
  • How did Paul’s testimony encourage others to believe in Christ?
  • Even though we are forgiven, why is it appropriate to remember our former life without Christ?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 86:12-13; Mark 10:45; Luke 5:31-32; Acts 9:1-19; 26:9-18; Eph 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-7; Luke 19:10

Christ's Galilean Ministry

February 08, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Christ’s Galilean Ministry – Matthew 4:18-25

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why did Jesus call disciples at the beginning of His ministry instead of simply ministering alone?
  • What do you notice about Christ’s call and the disciples’ response?
  • How does “fisher of men” describe what Christ has come to do?
  • Will this popularity of Jesus continue through His ministry?  Why not?
  • What can you praise Jesus for from this text?

Other Passages to Consider:

Isaiah 35; 61; Matt 8:18-22; 28-34; 9:1-8; 10:21-22; 34-37; 12:46-50; 17:14-21; 1 Cor 1:26-31

The Obedient Son, The Triumphant Savior

January 24, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

The Obedient Son, The Triumphant Savior - Matt 4:1-11

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why did the Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted?
  • What was Satan trying to get Jesus to doubt about the Father?
  • In the third temptation, what is Satan tempting Jesus to abandon?
  • Why is it significant that Jesus obeyed where Israel had failed?
  • How does Jesus’s victory here point toward His saving triumph over Satan?
  • How do these temptations make Jesus a sympathetic High Priest?
  • How did Jesus resist these temptations?  Do we have the same resources available to us?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ex 17:1-7; Deut 6; 8:1-3; Ps 2:7-8; 91; 72:8-11; Dan 7:13-14; Matt 12:28-29; 16:21-23; 27:40-44; Col 1:13-14; Heb 2:17-18; 5:7-9

The Baptism & Anointing of Jesus

January 17, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

The Baptism & Anointing of Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Since He was without sin, why was Jesus baptized?
  • How does Jesus’s baptism point to His sacrifice on the cross?
  • What does the Spirit resting on Jesus signify?
  • Given the Father’s declaration, if a person opposes Jesus, who are they ultimately opposing?
  • What is the doctrine of the Trinity?  How is it seen in this passage?
  • Describe the Father’s relationship with His Son.  Now think about what happened at the cross.  Glory that now in Christ, we are loved by the Father with the same love! (John 17:23).

Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 1:2; 8:8-12; 22:2; Ps 2:7; Isa 11:1-5; 42:1; 53:11-12; 62:1-2; 64:1; John 1:32-34; 5:31-39; 8:17-18; Phil 2:5-11; 2 Cor 5:21; 8:9

God Has Come to Rule and Save

January 10, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

God Has Come to Rule and Save – Matthew 3:1-12

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What did John’s location, clothing, and diet point to?
  • How did John prepare people for Jesus’s ministry?
  • What is repentance?  Why does John emphasize bearing fruit with repentance?
  • Why was John baptizing people?  What was new about his baptism?
  • What is the kingdom of heaven (God)?  How is it present already?
  • What role should repentance have in the life of a Christian?

 

Other Passages to Consider:

1 Kings 17:3-7; 2 Kings 1:7-8; Isa 4:4; 10:33-34; 30:27-28; 32:25; 40:1-11; Ezek 36:26-27; Joel 3:1-2; Zech 13:4,9; Hos 2:14-15; Mal 3:2-4; 4:5-6; Matt 11:14; 17:17:11-13; John 8:39-44; Rom 4:11-18; 9:6-8

Protection & Fulfillment

January 04, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Protection & Fulfillment – Matthew 2:13-23

 

Digging Deeper:

  • How does this chapter demonstrate God’s sovereignty over evil?  In what areas of your life do you need to be reminded of this?
  • What did the exodus of God’s people from slavery in Egypt point to in the NT?
  • How does seeing God’s word fulfilled encourage you?
  • What truths about Jesus did this passage remind you of?  How can you respond?

Other Passages to Consider: 

Ex 1:1-2:10; Ps 22; 69; Isa 53; 51:9-11; Jer 16:14-15; 31:15-34 (Heb 8:8-13); Hos 11:1-11; Rom 6:1-14; 8:28-30; Col 1:13-14

The Nations Shall Worship King Jesus!

December 19, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

The Nations Shall Worship King Jesus! – Matthew 2:1-12

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What is significant about magi from the east worshipping Jesus?
  • Contrast the worship of the magi with the response of Herod and Jerusalem.  How does this foreshadow what will happen to Jesus? (John 1:11)
  • What is significant about Jesus being born in Bethlehem?
  • How can you worship Jesus this Christmas season?
  • What effect does the promise that all nations will worship Jesus have on you?
  • How can you partner with gospel ministry to the nations?

Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 12:3; Num 24:17; 1 Kings 10:1-10; Ps 2:8; 45:17; 72; 86:8-10; Isa 60:1-6; Matt 8:11; 12:42; John 1:1-14

God Became One of Us to Save Us

December 13, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

God Became One of Us to Save Us – Matthew 1:18-25

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why was it important for Joseph to take Jesus as his own son?
  • What does the virgin birth communicate about Jesus?
  • Why did the eternal Son of God take on a human nature?
  • How does Jesus save his people from sin?  How can I personally be rescued by Jesus?
  • What encouragement do you draw from the name Immanuel?  How is Jesus still with us?

Other Passages to Consider:

Rom 3:23; Ps 130; Isa 7:10-17; 9:2-7; Matt 1:18-25; 28:20; Luke 1:26-37; John 1:1-14; 1 Tim 1:15; Heb 2:14-18

The Promised Son of Abraham

December 07, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

The Promised Son of Abraham – Matthew 1:1-17

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why did Matthew highlight that Jesus is the son of Abraham?
  • What promises did God make to Abraham?
  • How are these promises ultimately fulfilled in Christ?
  • What is significant about the four women referenced in vv3-6?
  • How is God glorified by saving people from all nations?
  • Think about God’s grace in saving you and respond in praise.

Other Passages to Consider: 

Gen 12:1-3; 15:1-6; 17:1-8; 22:18; Ps 86:8-10; Matt 4:15 (from Isa 9:1); 12:15-21 (from Isa 42:1-4); 15:22; 28:18-20; Rom 4:13-25; 2 Cor 1:19-20; Gal 3:7-18

The Promised King Has Come!

November 28, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

The Promised King Has Come! – Matthew 1:1

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Have you ever waited a long time for something?  How did you feel when finally the wait was over?  How can you rejoice in the coming of Christ this Christmas season?
  • Do you rejoice often about being rescued by Jesus?  How can you regularly remember what Christ has done for you?
  • What does Christ’s rule look like in your life?  What areas do you need to bring under His Lordship?
  • Because God sent the promised Messiah we know that God will keep the rest of His promises.  What promises of God encourage you today?
  • How will we experience Christ’s rescue and rule when He returns?

Other passages to consider: 

2 Sam. 7:1-17; Isa 9:6-7; 11:1-5; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Amos 9:11; Acts 2:29-40; Eph 2:1-7; Col 1:13-14; 1 Thess 4:13-5:11; Heb 2:14-15

Love One Another

November 08, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Love One Another – John 15:12-17; 13:34-35

 

Digging Deeper:

  • How has Christ loved us?  What does it look like to love one another this way?
  • How can we possibly keep this command?
  • Why is our love for one another a powerful testimony?

Other passages to consider:

Matt 22:34-40; John 13:1-15; 15:1-11; Rom 15:1-7; Col 3:12-14; Eph 4:32-5:2; 1 John 3:16-18; 4:7-21

Abide in My Love

November 02, 2019
By Pastor Newton

Abide in My Love - John 15:9-11  

 

Digging Deeper: 

  • To what does Jesus compare his love for us? 
  • How would you describe the Father’s love for Jesus? 
  • What does it look like to abide in Christ’s love?  Are you doing that? 
  • How does sin affect our enjoyment of Christ’s love and joy? 
  • How do we experience Christ’s joy? 
  • What is the relationship between our joy (v11) and God’s glory (v8)? 

Other passages to consider:

John 3:35; 4:34; 5:19-21; 8:29,55; 10:17-18; 12:27-28; 13:1; 14:31; 17:24-26; Eph 3:14-21; Gal 2:20; Heb 12:2; 1 John 1:4-2:6; Rom 8:31-39

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

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?

 

God's Sovereignty Ensures Our Resurrection

April 26, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

God's Sovereignty Ensures Our Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:23-28

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • Where is Jesus now? How did He get there?
  • How is Jesus like Adam? How does Jesus succeed where Adam failed?
  • What will happen when Christ returns?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1:26-31; 3:1-19; Ps 8; 110:1; Matt 28; Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:15-23; Col 1:15-20; Rev 19:11-21:5

Digging deeper:

  • How much authority does Jesus have? Where did it come from?
  • What is the final goal of history?
  • How does the truth that Christ reigns encourage you today?
  • Why does it often not look like Christ is reigning?

The Life-giving Word

December 06, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

The Life-giving Word- John 1:1-5

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What passage of Scripture does vv1-5 remind you of?  Why would John write this way?
  • What do these verses tell you about the attributes of Jesus?
  • Why does John call Jesus the Word?  What does this title tell us about Jesus?

Other passages to consider: Gen 1; Ps 33:6; 107:20; Prov 8:22-31; Isa 55:10-11; Jer 1:4; Mic 5:2; Jn 1:1-18; 5:26; 8:12; 9:5; 11:25; 14:6; 17:3-5,20-24; 20:28-31; Col 1:15-20; Heb 1:1-4; 1 Jn 1-10

Digging Deeper:

  • How is Jesus uniquely qualified to make God known?
  • How can Jesus be both God and with God?
  • What is the relationship between creation and salvation?
  • Throughout his Gospel, what does John use the terms life and light to describe?
 

 

Love Exercises Patience and Kindness

November 01, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Love Exercises Patience and Kindness – 1 Corinthians 13:4

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What is love?  How does the world’s definition of love differ from the Bible’s?
  • How does Paul portray love in vv4-7?  What do you observe about his description?
  • Has/is God patient and kind with you?  In what ways?

Other passages to consider: Ex 34:5-8; Ps 103; Matt 18:21-35; Luke 10:25-27; Rom 2:4; 8:31-39; Eph 4:31-5:2; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Pet 2:20-25; 2 Pet 3:8-10

Digging Deeper:

  • How do we see Jesus model patience and kindness?
  • What opportunities have you had today to exercise patience and kindness?
  • How are we able to show patience and kindness?  What can I do to help me grow in this area?
  • Think of people around you who exercise patience and kindness.  How does their behavior bring glory to God?

Recent Posts

5/30/20 - By Pastor Jathan
5/22/20 - By Pastor Jathan
5/15/20 - By Pastor Jathan
5/8/20 - By Pastor Jathan
5/3/20 - By Pastor Jathan

Tag Cloud

1 Corinthians 1 John 1 Peter 1Peter1 2 Corinthians 2 Peter 2Corinthians Abide Abiding Abraham Adam Afflicted Afflictions Alive Anxious Apostle attributes Authority Baptism Bear Beauty Believe Believers Bethlehem Bible Biblical Thinking Birth Blessings Boasting Bodies Body Branch Brother Called Care Celebration Child Childlike Christ Christ-likeness Christian Christian life Christmas Church Colossians Comfort Coming Savior Communion Compassion

Archives

COVID-19 UPDATE