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Sermon Quotes: Shepherding God's Flock

"you were ransomed not with perishable things such as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot." 1:18-19 "The elders are to serve, not for their own satisfaction in the job, but as glad volunteers in God's service." J.N.D. Kelly "The elder has authority; he is called to exercise a shepherd's oversight. Christ the...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "A Love That Surpasses Knowledge"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:Paul wanted the Ephesians to know and feel the love of God, and Josh wanted the same for us. Christ loves his people fully and completely and the Holy Spirit supernaturally applies this love to the hearts of sinners. Josh gave three ways that a believer not merely grows in the knowledge of Christ but also in feeling the love of Christ: (1) meditating...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Love That Surpasses Knowledge"

"Oh, for a higher experience [ofknowing the love of Christ]!It is one thing to hear theoutwardsound of love, it is another thing to feel an inward sense of it. It ispleasant to hear the rippling of the brook; but if you are dying of thirst thatsilver music will not refresh you if you are unable to drink of the stream.Come, Holy Spirit, come! We beseech thee, take of the th...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Marvel at the Mission"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:These verses raise three important questions and provide awe-inspiring answers. First, why would God persuade us to know Him? God gets more glory by personally wooing us to Himself rather than simply decreeing salvation. Why would God love us? God loves us because He loves usthat's who He is! Lastly, why would God send us to the world as his ambassad...

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Sermon Overview & Prayer: "The Riotous Reality"


Revelation 17-18 PRAYER POINTS 'The Riotous Reality" - Steve WhitacreThese written prayers are intended to fuel your meditation on this passage and your enjoyment of God in prayer. Revelation 17:1 19:5 17:1 Thenone of the seven angels who hadthe seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment ofthe great prostitutewho is seated on many waters,2 wi...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Riotous Reality"

"But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!" (Revelation 12:12) "Historical Babylon was by this point a ruin of a place, a relatively small and certainly enfeebled center without significant influence. But Babylon had stood in Old Testament times for all that was pagan, powerful, self-promot...

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