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Hope in the Fall
Genesis 3:1-15 1. The seduction of sin is subtle. 2. The subtlety of sin is significant. 3. The significance of sin is serious. 4. The seriousness of sin lies in its strength. 5. The stronghold of sin is overcome by the Savior. The seriousness of sin leads to the salvation of the Savior.
In His Likeness
Sermon Big Idea: We were created to rule the earth not be ruled by it. Genesis 1:26-30;2:7-9,15,18-25 Created to be like Him In community Made to have dominion Apart from animals Glory seeking Enhancers of creation Not created to be Him Created to be restored by Him. He took our place, saving us from trying to take his place.
The 3 in Chapter 1
Sermon Scripture: Genesis 1-2 Sermon Big Idea: God’s true identity is revealed in creation. Isaiah 43:7 1 John 4:7-8 We were created for God’s glory and in his glory it is his pleasure for us to know love.
Peace is for Everyone
Sermon Big Idea: Like God’s grace, his peace is for everyone. Luke 2:8-12 God’s PEACE is for the poor. Matthew 8:1-4 God’s PEACE is for the physically hurting. Matthew 8:5-13 God’s PEACE is for the gentiles. Matthew 8:23-27 God’s PEACE is for those struggling with faith. Matthew 8:28-34 God’s PEACE is for those battling demons. Matthew 9:27-31 God’s PEACE is for those who believe. Matthew 10:27-33 God’s PEACE is for those who are afraid. Matthew 11:28-30 God’s PEACE is for How COVID has affected us
Consecration of Peace
Sermon Scripture: Luke 2:21-40 Sermon Big Idea: Jesus was worth the wait and is now worth the weight. Luke 2:21-24 The One who redeemed us was redeemed with a sacrifice. Luke 2:25-35 The One deemed “Prince of Peace,” was a source of chaos. Luke 2:36-40 The One waited for was worshiped in wonder. Jesus was worth the wait and is now worth the weight. Those in Christ have been redeemed. Those in Christ will experience chaos. Those in Christ should How COVID has affected us
Arrival of Peace
Sermon Big Idea: Jesus’ arrival as the Prince of Peace was not during a peaceful time but an announcement of peace to a time. The arrival of PEACE was… Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-23 Premediated Luke 1:5-25 Prefaced (Luke 2:7; Luke 23:53) (Luke 2:16; Luke 23:33) (Matthew 2:1-2; Matthew 27:29) Profound Luke 2:8-14; Matthew 2:1-2 Pronounced Peace arrived in an unpeaceful time in unpeaceful circumstances, and provided what was needed most; hope. Philippians 4:7
Preparation for Peace
Sermon Big Idea: For peace to come, there has to be chaos. Jeremiah 1:16 The Israelites rejected God by worshiping other gods. 2 Kings 25:1-2 The Israelites were removed by God from his land of peace. Jeremiah 4:1-4 The Israelites were told God would relent if they would repent. Ezra 1:1,5, Nehemiah 1:8-9 The Israelites were restored because of God’s faithfulness. Mark 12:1-11 The tenants rejected God’s covenant. The tenants tried to avoid removal. The tenants were called to repent How COVID has affected us
Sermon Title: Promised Peace Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7 Big Idea: When Jesus came into the world, many things were exposed for what they were and what they could be. Jesus is the place of peace because of the promise of his coming and the promises He makes. Peace exposes the darkness Peace exposes exceeding joy Peace exposes the yoke of slavery Peace exposes eternity True peace is when we see everything in a new Light, which comes with a new life.
Grandparents These Days
Titus 2:1-5 Big Idea: Godly Grandparenting is being active in your growth to be like Jesus and being active in projecting it to your grandkids. Grandpas have… A mind that thinks clearly A stature that causes kids to look up to you A heart that cares about the future even though you’ll be gone Grandmas have… A life that is holy (hee-er-op-rep-ace) A mouth that encourages A heart for mentoring Ruth 4 Grandparents these days are a reflection of their How COVID has affected us
Parents These Days
Big Idea: Parents need to be watchful but also courageous in action and train our kids to be unstained by the world. Raising our kids plan… What are they hearing? What do they believe? Who is lord to them? What direction are they running in? What have they immersed themselves in? What are they obedient to? Love don’t lavish – 1 Cor. 16:13-14 Educate don’t exasperate – Ephesians 6:4 Advocate don’t abdicate – Mark 9:14-29 Discern don’t drag – Proverbs How COVID has affected us