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Series: Romans
Sermon: "When Groaning Turns To Glory"
Scripture: Romans 8:18-25
Contemporary Testimony - Our World Belongs To God - 55-58

Notes
1. We all experience suffering. (Romans 8:18)

2. We groan, eagerly awaiting adoption and remption. (Romans 8:23-25)

3. The creation groans in eager expectation of liberation. (Romans 8:19-22)

4. Future glory far outweighs our present suffering. (Romans 8:18,21)

 

Next Steps

  • Think about the different ways that you experience pain and suffering. Ask the Lord to show you how He is with you in these things, and ask Him for grace and strength sufficient for each day.

  • Read, reflect on, and memorize Psalm 73:23-26, "Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." (Psalm 73:23-26, NIV84)
  • Pray a prayer each day inviting Jesus to return to take away all pain and suffering, and to make all things new. "Come, Lord Jesus!" (Revelation 22:20)
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November 24, 2017  
November 22, 2017  

Sermon: "The Many Ways Jesus Heals"

Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25

Spirit-led Prayers for Healing

  • Incurable Diseases
  • Family Members and Friends
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Healing/Restoration of Creation
  • Deliverance from Oppression of Evil Spirits
  • Relational & Inner Healing
  • Chronic, non-life threatening, illnesses and disabilities
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Series: Romans

Sermon: "A Spiritual Paternity Test"

Scripture: Romans 8:1-17
Text: Romans 8:12-17

Heidelberg Catechism Q&A #1

Notes
1. We are led by the Spirit. (Romans 8:14)

2. We are growing in holiness. (Romans 8:13)

3. We are adopted children of God who love him. (Romans 8:14-17)

4. The Holy Spirit confirms it in our hearts. (Romans 8:9-11, 16)

5. We share in Christ's suffering as well as his glory. (Romans 8:17)

Next Steps...

  • Surrender yourself and your day to the Lord every morning. Invite God to lead and guide you by His Spirit.

  • Tell Jesus out loud multiple times each day that you love Him. When you see something beautiful, or enjoy something good, say "I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus."
  • Offer a prayer of thanksgiving that God has adopted you as His child, forgiven your sins, and made you an heir of eternal life.
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Sermon: "Not By Might..."

Scripture: Ezra 1-6

Text: Zechariah 4:6

Notes
1. God can do amazing things. (Ezra 1-3; Luke 1:37)

2. Powerful forces oppose God's will. (Ezra 4)

3. God always wins. (Ezra 5-6; Zechariah 4:6; Ephesians 3:20)

Next Steps...

  • Think abou your attitude about God. Do you have faith that He still does miracles? Do you pray for Him to do great things? Why or why not?

  • Discuss with family members or friends: How does the church need to be reformed or changed today?
  • Pray for revival for the Church today. Pray for a move of God in and through our congregation. Pray for renewed faith, passion, and zeal for Christ and His kingdom.

 

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Series: Romans

Sermon: "Good News!"

Scripture: Romans 8:1-11

Notes
1. Condemnation is what we deserve.
    (Romans 1:18,21; 2:11; 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; 7:24)
    (Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 12)

2. Condemnation is what we hear.

3. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) (H.C. Q&A 18, 37)

  • We have been freed from the penatly of sin. (Romans 8:3)

  • We have been freed from sin's power. (Romans 8:1-2)
  • This is an exclusive gift. (John 3:18) (H.C. Q&A 20)
  • It's guaranteed. (H.C. Q&A 56)

 

Next Steps...

  • Repeat the words of the first verse of "Amazing Grace" to yourself this week as a way to remind yourself that you are a wretch deserving condemanation because of your sin, but also reminding you that you've been saved because of God's amazing grace through Jesus Christ.

  • Memorize Romans 8:1, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..."
  • When you hear the condemning voice of the evil one, claim the truth by speaking Romans 8:1 out loud.

 

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November 2, 2017  
October 30, 2017  

Sermon: "True Faith In An Age Of Doubt

Scripture: Hebrews 10:35 - 11:1

Heidelberg Catechism Q&A: 20-22

Notes
1. Catechism
    "It" and "I"

2. Culture
    Postmodern Pete
    Buddhist Betty
    Mars Hill Mike

3. Scripture
    Sure
    Certain
    Hoped For and Unseen

Question: What if I have doubts and questions?
               Hebrews 12:1-2 "Therefore..."
               - If you have doubt about doctrine and assurance, turn to Jesus, the perfecter of our faith.

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