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Sermon Quotes: "Delivered From Distress"
on November 6th, 2023
“In other words, the same event has earthly and heavenly counterparts. On earth the battle has to be planned and forces assembled, swords at the read, yet it is only the Lord who gives the victory, and to this cause he summons all the heavenly forces at his command.” - Alec Motyer“The note on which he ends the psalm is of God’s covenant commitment “to David and his offspring forever’ (Psalm 18:50)...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Everyday Prayer"
on November 1st, 2023
Sermon Overview:In the greatest sermon ever, the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us how to pray. He begins by inviting us to call on Our Holy Father, who already knows and cares for all of our needs and desires daily fellowship with us. Three imperatives in the second half of the prayer prepare us for our three greatest needs. First, Jesus teaches us to pray daily, because we depend on God for ...  Read More
Sermon Quotes: "Everyday Prayer"
on October 30th, 2023
“Look at the first four words of Matthew 6:5, ‘And when you pray…’ There is no such thing as a non-praying Christian…Our prayer life should be like the iceberg in the ocean, with a great mass of spirituality under the surface that no one can see, rather than iceberg lettuce floating in the water, with all the vegetable on top and nothing under the surface. Our prayer life should be more than meets...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Blindsided By Betrayal"
on October 26th, 2023
Sermon Overview:David describes in Psalm 54 the pain and perplexity of being betrayed by his own tribe. In his distress, David immediately turns to God rather than revenge. He reminds himself of who God is and what God does compared to human help. This forms the foundation of his confidence in the midst of the pain of betrayal. In his confidence, David also hands over to God the responsibility for...  Read More
Sermon Quotes: "Blindsided By Betrayal"
on October 23rd, 2023
“The book of Psalms is the most popular book of the Old Testament in both the Jewish community and the Christian community. In fact, the Psalms is a favorite of the biblical writers as well. Its language is taken up by later Old Testament writers, and it is the most frequently quoted Old Testament book in the New Testament. The Lord Jesus Christ probably memorized the book. He quoted it often-in h...  Read More
Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Nothing's Changed but Everything's Different"
on October 18th, 2023
Sermon Overview:In Psalm 57, we see David still in his desolate and isolating situation. Though this is one of the darkest moments in David’s life, CJ showcases how David uses his best theology to find hope and joy in the midst of his trial. The psalm begins with David’s prayer for deliverance that is coupled with confidence that God will deliver him and fulfill his purposes for David’s life. The ...  Read More