Sermon: Is This Our Righteous King? 1 Samuel 30

Outline

  • The Tragedy (v. 1-3)
  • The Reaction (v. 4-6)
  • God Directs (v. 7-10)
  • God Provides (v. 11-15)
  • God Delivers (v. 16-31)

 

Concluding Points

  1. David & Jesus rise to the throne in humility and service
  1. David & Jesus rise to the throne in submission to God
  1. David & Jesus rise to the throne by providing for the lowly

Sermon: We Suffering in Hope Romans 8:18-25

Main Point- Eternal Glory Makes Temporary Suffering Worth It. (v. 18)

 

  1. Creation groans IN HOPE (v. 19-22)

 

  1. We groan IN HOPE (v. 23)

 

  1. Therefore, we wait in perseverance. (v. 24-25)

Teaching: The Blessings of the Kingdom Matthew 5:1-12

Introduction

  • What is the Sermon on the Mount?
    • Starts Matthew 5:1-2
    • Ends Matthew 7:28-8:1
  • Why study the Sermon on the Mount?
    • Matthew 28:16-20
  • Christians are set apart by blessings.
  • Sandwich- Jesus came to heal us and to call us to godlyness
    • 4:23 Jesus was teaching and healing
      • Matthew 5:1-7:29 Jesus TEACHES
      • Matthew 8:1-9:34 Jesus HEALS
    • 9:35 Jesus was teaching and healing

Beatitudes

  1. Blessed Emptiness (v. 3-6)

    • 3- Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
    • 4- Blessed are those who morn for they shall be comforted
    • 5- Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth
    • 6- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied
  2. Overflowing Fullness (v. 7-12)

    • 7- Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy
    • 8- Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God
    • 9- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God
    • 10- Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
    • 11- Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
    • 12- Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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Sermon: Kingdom Work Colossians 1:24-29

  1. We suffer afflictions WITH Jesus FOR the church (v. 24)
  2. We work to make the word of God fully known (v. 25-27)
  3. We proclaim, warn, teach. (v. 28)

Our Goal: present everyone mature in Christ (v. 29)

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Sermon: Suffering & Holiness in Light of Future Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:30-34

If the Resurrection is not real: (v. 29-32)

  1. There is no gain in suffering for Jesus & Suffering is to be avoided at all costs.
  1. Sin is to be enjoyed.

BUT!!! Since The Resurrection is real (v. 33-34a)

  1. There is gain in suffering for Jesus & Suffering for Jesus is not to be avoided
  1. Sin must be eradicated in your life.

Why Does This Matter? – Some have no knowledge of God. (v. 34b)

  • Remember: Your labor is not in vain (v. 58)