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Sermon Quotes: "More Than A Miracle"

"For a full understanding of the early church we need to read TheActs of the Apostles and The Book of Revelation side by side.Both tell much the same tale of the church and its experience ofconflict, but from a different perspective. Luke in the Actschronicles what unfolded on the stage of history before the eyesof observers, John in the Revelation enables us to see the hi...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "The Cornerstone"

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OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:Through this passage we see the unveiling of Jesus' identity exposes every heart. First, we see the leaders of Israel question Jesus' authority only to have Jesus reveal their hearts as ones who fear man rather than God. Jesus then tells a parable in which he condemns the leaders for rebelling against God's authority and persecuting God's prophets an...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Excel in the Grace of Giving"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:Paul points the Corinthians to God's powerful, enabling grace. This grace motivated the Macedonian church to give freely despite extreme poverty. The Macedonians gave sacrificially because of the costly grace Christ had given them. Paul invites the Corinthians (and us by extension) to follow their example and excel in the grace of giving. DISC...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "The Security of Sacrifice"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:Having been financially supplied by its members, Paul assures the church in Philippi that his financial needs have been fully met. He commends their sacrificial giving and refers to it as a pleasing sacrifice to God. Paul concludes the passage with a simple-yet-profound theological truth: the Philippians' sacrificial giving to meet Paul's needs has p...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "The Divine Exchange Rate"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:Jesus draws our attention to something that seems insignificant, the widow's offering. He points out that her sacrificial giving was more significant than those who give out of abundance. The widow's gift challenges us to consider whether we have grown too comfortable with our giving to the Father. We should remind ourselves, as we evaluate our givin...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Divine Exchange Rate"

"The scribes are ostentatious and the crowds are rich and extravagant; but by contrast this 'one poor widow' contributes two of the smallest coins in circulation. In purely financial terms, the value of her offering is negligible-and unworthy compared to the sums of wealthy donors. But in the divine exchange rate things look differently. That which made no difference in th...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "The Aftermath"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:In Acts 2:42-47, we see the Holy Spirit's work in creating a community in the church it created in the previous verses. These marks of the early church make up its daily life as the people that God saved now create a community. Devotion to five distinctives mark this church: apostolic teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, prayer, and evangelis...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Aftermath"

"The church of God is a subject that stands at the very heart of the Bible. For the church is the object of the redemption which the Bible proclaims. It was to save the church that the Son of God became man and died; God purchased his church at the cost of Christ's blood. It is through the church that God makes known his redeeming wisdom to the hosts of heaven. It is withi...

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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "What Does This Mean?"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:Foretold in the prophets and promised by Jesus, the Day of Pentecost was the promise of a new spiritual life of power and proclamation. On this day, the Holy Spirit Himself came into the believers, and they began proclaiming the mighty works of God. Peter, empowered by the Spirit, told those listening about the person and works of Jesus who rose from...

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Sermon Overview: "Overwhelmed by the Overflow"


OVERVIEW OF THE SERMON:In 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Paul writes to remind Timothy and generations of Christians afterward to keep the gospel of Jesus the main thing. He had been mocked, rejected, and abused, and yet 25 years after his conversion he is still overwhelmed with the overflow of the love of God into his life. He never forgets who he was before Jesus saved his life, and...

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