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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Freed To Serve"
on June 13th, 2024
Overview of Sermon: Paul continues his letter to the Galatians by reminding Christians that the freedom granted to them in the gospel is entirely due to the sovereign calling of God. Paul warns the Galatians against using their gospel freedom to gratify their own selfish desires, writing that such behavior leads to the destruction of church unity. Instead, Paul exhorts the Galatian believers to le...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Hindered from Running Well"
on June 5th, 2024
Overview of the Sermon:These verses give a surprising gift of warnings that are meant to guard Christians from tripping over legalism or license. They are also meant to fix our eyes on the sufficiency of Jesus. Paul warns of false teaching and beliefs that would lead to self-confidence, rather than confidence in Jesus alone. If one persists in false self-confidence, it will lead to condemnation. T...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Fueled By Power and Promises"
on May 29th, 2024
Sermon Overview:The world we live in tempts us to live on autopilot, doing whatever we can to avoid hardship and pursue ease and pleasure. 1 Peter reminds us that not only are we to pursue initiative, God’s promises and power enables and sustains our diligence in the Christian life. In 1 Peter 1:3-11, we see the assurance of our maturity, the path to our maturity, and the goal of our maturity. As ...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Death the Evangelist"
on May 15th, 2024
Overview of Sermon: In this sermon, the author of Ecclesiastes expresses to the reader that it is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting. CJ expounded that wisdom is found in paying careful attention to death. This wisdom needed for living in the present comes from acknowledging the brevity of life and the surety of death and learning to live today in the reality that ...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Let Me Tell You A Story"
on May 15th, 2024
Overview of Sermon: Paul begins this passage by retelling the story of two women and two sons: Sarah, the mother of Isaac, and Hagar, the mother of Ishmael. Paul then tells us that these women are an allegory for two covenants and two cities. Sarah represents the new covenant and the new, heavenly Jerusalem while Hagar represents the old covenant and the earthly Jerusalem. Paul reminds the Galatia...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Enjoy Your Life"
on April 30th, 2024
Sermon Overview:The reader of Ecclesiastes comes to the end of the Preacher’s sermon, in which the Preacher makes his final and ultimate argument—what will you do with your life given its trials and joys, finitude and fallenness? He implores us to, instead of spending life trying not to die, spend it living for Christ with all our might. To do so requires that we spend our life, enjoy our life, an...  Read More