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From Panic to Peace

May 22, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

From Panic to Peace – Psalm 4

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Truths in the Midst of Turmoil

a.        

b.        

c.        

2)  Focus in the Midst of Turmoil

3)  Blessings in the Midst of Turmoil

Digging Deeper:

  • How has David changed during the writing of this psalm?  Why?  Have his circumstances changed?
  • What all should we do when we are anxious?
  • Why can we have joy and peace in the midst of trouble?
  • What can you do this week to pursue the presence of God?

Other Passages to Consider:

Num 6:22-26; Ps 16; 63:1-8; John 14:25-27; Rom 5:1-8; Gal 5:22-23; Eph 1:3-6; Phil 4:4-8

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)

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

Joy and Peace, Even When Life is Hard

July 13, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

Joy and Peace, Even When Life is Hard – Psalm 27

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • How does David describe the dangers he is facing?  What emotions is David experiencing in the midst of this trouble?
  • What is David’s passion in life?  How does he pursue that passion?
  • Why should confidence in God lead to seeking the Lord all the more?

Other passages to consider: Ex 34:5-8; Ps 13; 17; 23; 42:1-2; Isa 40:28-31; Luke 10:38-42; Eph 6:10-20; Heb 1:1-3

Digging Deeper:

  • What is your #1 pursuit in life?  What should it be?
  • What does it look like for you to seek God’s face?  How can you grow in this?
  • Why can you have peace even in the midst of trials? 
  • What are you waiting on the Lord for right now?  How does this Psalm help you to wait?

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