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Fruitful Disciples

Matthew 28:18-20 Fruitful Christians join Jesus in the work of the Great Commission that makes and grows disciples. “Discipleship is doing deliberate good to someone to help them follow Christ.” —Mark Dever 1. Discipleship is under the lordship of Jesus Christ (v....

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Biblical Justice and the Sanctity of Life

A Message Preached by GRTL President Ricardo Davis at Sovereign Grace Church of Woodstock Sunday, January 17, 2021 A.D. Introduction Good morning! I thank Pastor Aaron and the leadership team here at Sovereign Grace Church for the opportunity to speak, and for Jesus...

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Fruitful Christians: Fruitful Words

Ephesians 4:29-30 “How do we speak is such a way that is good, fruitful, and builds up those who are listening to us?” 1. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths. 2. Let only good words come out of your mouths. "The goal of each member of the community is to...

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The Blessing of Forgiveness

Psalm 32 Forgiven people should be happy people. 1. The Blessing of Forgiveness (v. 1-2) “For when God once forgives, he forgives forever; he never plays fast and loose, and he never brings to mind again that of which he hath said, ‘I will remember it no more.’ . . ....

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A Merry Christmas

Matthew 1 This Christmas, let’s celebrate Christ, who is the promised seed and born of a virgin, to be our God who dwells with us. 1. Christmas is “merry” because Jesus is the promised seed (v. 1-17). “Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It...

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Faith in the Face of Impending Disaster & Loss

Habakkuk 3 REVIEW: • 1:1-4 Habakkuk's 1st Complaint: “How long, Lord? Why don't You do something?” • 1:5-11 The Lord's Answer: “I am! I'm sending the Babylonians!” • 1:12-2:1 Habakkuk's 2nd Complaint: “Wait a minute, Lord! They're worse than we are!” • 2:2-20 The...

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Finding Solid Ground in a Crumbling World

Habakkuk 1-2 A. HABAKKUK'S FIRST COMPLAINT: “HOW LONG, O LORD?” (1:2-4) B. THE LORD'S RESPONSE: “RIGHT NOW!” (1:5-11). “Look among the nations and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told!” (1:5). C....

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Faith That Does Work (Part II)

James 2:20-26 Since genuine saving faith is revealed by our goods works, then we must make sure our faith is accompanied by good works. Abraham’s faith was revealed by his good works. “His faith and his actions were working together”—his actions ‘complete’ his faith....

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Faith That Doesn’t Work

James 2:14-20 "We do not always live what we say we believe—but we do always believe what we live out." —Sam Allberry Genuine faith in Jesus Christ is a faith that produces godly fruit in a person life. "Our words sound fine, while our lack of actions shout: I don’t...

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True Religion

James 1:26-27 Christianity is not worthless religiosity but a relationship with the Lord that leads to true religion.   What is worthless religion? (v. 26) “A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.”—Proverbs 18:7 “Out of the abundance of...

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