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Posts Tagged "Sovereign"

The Supremacy and Centrality of Christ

January 30, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

The Supremacy and Centrality of Christ – Colossians 1:15-20

Sermon Notes:

1)  As seen in Creation – vv15-17

2)  As seen in New Creation (salvation) – vv18-20

Digging Deeper:

  • How does this passage show that Jesus is sovereign over all?
  • What is God doing now through Christ?  How does Jesus accomplish this?
  • In what ways can we keep Christ central at AGC?
  • How should the truth that I am made and saved for Christ’s glory affect my life?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 89:27; Hab 2:14; John 1:1-3,14-18; 1 Cor 8:6; 2 Cor 4:4; Eph 1:9-10,20-23; Heb 1:1-4

Praying to God our Father

January 09, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Praying to God our Father - Matthew 6:7-9

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Are we all children of God?  How does one become a child of God?
  • What blessings are ours because God is our Father?  Praise God for his grace!
  • How does God being our Father encourage us to pray?
  • How does God being our Father encourage us after we pray?

Other Passages to Consider:

1 Kings 18:24-39; Matt 6:25-33; John 1:9-13; Rom 8:14-17; Gal 4:4-7; Eph 1:3-6; Heb 10:19-22; 1 John 3:1.

 

Fear Not

November 21, 2020
By Roger Ibrahim

Fear Not 

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think the Bible so often exhorts us to not be afraid?
  • What should we do when we are afraid?
  • What from the sermon was most helpful to you?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 23; 56:3; Isa 43:1-7; Matt 6:25-34; 1 Pet 3:15

King of Kings

November 07, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

King of Kings – Ephesians 1:19-23

Sermon Notes:

1)  Jesus is____________________– vv19-21a

2)  His reign is____________________– v21b

3)  He is exercising his sovereign power for____________________– vv22-23

Discussion Questions:

  • Where is Jesus now?  What is He doing?
  • How does the resurrection and ascension prove that Jesus is Lord of all?
  • What causes us to lose sight of the Lordship of Christ?  What other things do we sometimes place our hope in?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 146:3-4; Acts 1:8-11; 2:32-36; 5:30-32; Phil 2:6-11; Col 3:1; Heb 1:8,13; 4:15; 1 Jn 2:2

Trust in the Lord

June 20, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Trust in the LORD - Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Sermon Notes:

How we are to trust God

Why we can trust God

Digging Deeper:

  • What about God makes Him absolutely trustworthy?
  • What happens when we don’t trust God?  What blessings come from trusting in the Lord?
  • What does it look like in your life to trust God on a daily basis?
  • In what situations do you find it difficult to trust God?  Admit that to God and ask for grace to trust Him more.

Other passages to consider:

Job 42:2; Ps 115:3; 147:5; Prov 21:1; Jer 17:5-8; Rom 8:28-39; 11:33-34; Phil 1:6; 4:4-9; 1 Jn 4:9-10

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 

Staying Faithful to our God

May 08, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Staying Faithful to our God - Psalm 115

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Our Focus - _________________ - vv1-2

2)  Our Confidence - _________________ - vv3-8

3)  Our Charge - _________________ - vv9-11

4)  Our Assurance - _________________ - vv12-16

5)  Our Commitment - _________________ - vv17-18

Digging Deeper:

  • What attributes of God do you see in this psalm?  Praise Him for that!
  • How has God blessed us and remained faithful to us?  How does He promise to bless us in the future?
  • What does it look like to stay faithful to God?  What are signs/indicators that a person’s faithfulness is waning?
  • How does this psalm help you trust in the LORD?
  • In what areas are you especially needing to trust God now?  Take some time to express your trust in God and to ask for grace to trust Him more.

Other Passages to Consider:

Psalm 33:12-22; Isaiah 43:1-7; 44:9-20; 46:9-10; Hab 3:17-19; Eph 1:3-11; 1 John 4:8-10 

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

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