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Take Sin Seriously

September 24, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Take sin seriously – Joshua 7

 

Notes:

1)      ________ of Israel’s sin – v1a

 

2)      ________ of Israel’s sin – v1b-9

 

3)      ________ of Israel’s sin – vv10-12

 

4)      ________ of Israel’s sin – vv13-26

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What does Joshua 7 teach you about sin and God?
  • No one sins in isolation.  How might your sin affect others?
  • As God reveals sin in our lives, what should we do?

Other passages to consider:

Gen 3:6-8; Deut 7:25-26; Hos 2:14-15; Amos 3:1-2; Acts 5:1-11; Rom 5:9; 1 Cor 5:1-13; Phil 2:14-15; Col 3:5-11; 1 Thes 1:10; 1 Pet 2:24; 1 Jn 2:15-17.

Responsible for One Another

February 11, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Responsible for One Another-Matthew 18: 15-20

 

 

Notes:

1)                                                                                                            - v15a

 

 

2)                                                                                                         - vv15b-17

 

 

 

 

3)                                                                                                          - vv18-20

 

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why is it important that unrepentant sin is dealt with in the church?
  • What do you notice about the process laid out in vv15-17?  Who is responsible for carrying out this process?
  • How does this passage point to the importance of church membership?
  • How am I to be responsible for, and accountable to, my fellow church members?

Other passages to consider:

Lev 19:17; Deut 19:15; Matt 12:49-50; 16:19; 28:20; John 8:17; 16:19; 1 Cor 5; 1 Tim 5:19.

Consider the Cost

December 17, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Consider the Cost

Matthew 16:21-28

 

1) The Cost of Salvation – vv21-23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) The Cost of Following Christ – vv24-28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digging Deeper:

-As you consider what Jesus did for you, what is your response?

-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?

 

Other Passages to Consider:

 

 Ps 2; Isa 53; Matt 4:1-11; 10:16-39; 26:30-28:7; Phil 2:5-11; 3:7-9.

Be Truthful & Reliable

October 02, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Be Truthful & Reliable – Matthew 5:33-37

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Jewish tradition used oaths to_______________.

2)  Jesus commands us to simply_______________and_______________.

Temptations/Hazards to Avoid

Digging Deeper:

  • How are all three members of the Trinity associated with truth?
  • Where does lying come from?
  • How are others affected when we don’t keep our word?
  • How is being truthful and reliable a great opportunity to bring glory to God?

Other Passages to Consider:

Lev 19:12; Num 23:19; Deut 23:21; Ps 15; 51:6; Matt 23:16-22; Jn 8:44; Eph 4:25; Heb 6:18; Jam 5:12

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

Undeserved Treatment

November 29, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Undeserved Treatment – 2 Corinthians 5:21

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • In v21, who is acting on behalf of whom?
  • What does it mean for Christ to be made sin?
  • v21 says we become the righteousness of God.  How can this be?  Where does this righteousness come from?

Other passages to consider: Ps 103:10-12; Isa 53:4-12; Mark 10:45; Rom 3:21-26; 4:6-8; Rom 5:1, 6-8, 18; 2 Cor 5:14-21; Gal 3:13-14; Phil 3:9; Heb 4:15; 10:11-14; 1 Pet 2:24

Digging Deeper:

  • This passage speaks of reconciliation with God.  What does the word reconciliation tell us about the nature of God and our sin?
  • What needed to be true of Christ in order for him to be our substitute?
  • How do we benefit from Christ’s atoning work?  Where in v21 is that pointed out?
  • What applications of this great truth do you see in the immediate context of v21?

Love Doesn’t Do That

November 08, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Love Doesn’t Do That – 1 Corinthians 13:4b-6

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • How have the Corinthians acted in the unloving ways described in vv4b-6?
  • What do these unloving actions do to the health of a church and its ability to glorify God?
  • How do these unloving actions manifest themselves in congregations today?  How can a church put off these actions?

Other passages to consider: Mark 10:45; John 3:30; Rom 12:21; 1 Cor 1:26-31; 3:1-4; 4:6-7; 5:6-8; 6:6-8; 10:23-24; 11:21-22; 12:14-27; 2 Cor 5:19; Gal 2:20; 1 Tim 2:5-6

Digging Deeper:

  • How would you summarize these negative actions?
  • How could love help prevent you from sinning in these areas?
  • Are you acting in any of these unloving ways?  If so, what do you need to do?
  • What would be the effect of a church that didn’t treat each other this way, but instead truly served one another in love?

Communion Calamity

September 01, 2018
By Pastor Jathan

Communion Calamity - 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • How was the Corinthian church sinning in their celebration of the Lord’s Table?
  • What does Paul mean in v20 that the Corinthians are not eating the Lord’s Table?
  • Why did Christ institute the Lord’s Table?

Other passages to consider – Ex 12:1-28; 24:7-8; Ps 133; Isa 53; Jer 31:31-34; Mark 10:32-45; Luke 22:7-30; 1 Cor 10:14-22; Phil 2:1-11; Rev 19:6-10

Digging Deeper:

  • Why is the Lord’s Table meant to be a corporate celebration?
  • How did the Corinthians’ behavior strike at the very heart of the intended purpose for the Lord’s Supper?
  • We are told to examine ourselves before we take the Lord’s Supper.  What should we be looking for?
  • What steps can we take to ensure that God is glorified and the Body strengthened through our celebration of the Lord’s Table?

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