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The Gospel Wellspring of Kindness, Humility & Forgiveness

Colossians 3:12-13 I.  The Wellspring of Grace: How has God dealt with us? A.  We are God's chosen ones. (Deut 7:6-8 and Eph 1:4) B.  We are God's holy ones. (Col 1:2 and 1 Cor 1:2) C.  We are God's beloved ones. (Deut 10:14-15; Isaiah 62:3-5; 1 John 3:1; John 17:23)...

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Power and Promises

2 Peter 1:3-4 Jesus has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness; therefore, we must take hold of him and his promises alone. Through Jesus Christ we have been given all things for life and godliness. “It's not flashy, and it doesn’t have a big...

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The Background and the Blessing

2 Peter 1:1-2 The Background “Using both names conveys the life experience of one who isn’t afraid to wed together 'The man as I was born' and 'I am the man I am today because of the gracious influence of Jesus.'—David Helm “We have apostolic faith—nothing less. Our...

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Bless the Lord!

Psalm 134: 1-3 "It establishes a point after we have gathered when all conversation and personal fellowship gives way to the worship of Almighty God." –Derek Thomas PROP: We bless the Lord, and He blesses us. Bless the Lord. “Unthankfulness is one of the cruelest...

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Stand Firm in the True Grace of God

1 Peter 5:12-14 Since we have received the gospel of God’s grace, let us then stand firm in it. Understanding the True Grace of God "The entire Christian life is one of grace—God’s daily bestowal of blessings, strength, help, forgiveness, and fellowship with himself,...

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Humility and Glory

Humility and Glory_8-18-191 Peter 5:5-11 "This life is anything but 'your best life now.' Glory comes by way of the ground. The attainment of Heaven will be by way of an excruciating journey. We will receive Heaven’s gains by carrying our cross in the here and now. —...

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A Word to Elders

1 Peter 5:1-4 From Sovereign Grace Church's Book of Church Order 2 The Office of Elder 2.1 New Testament Terminology: Elder, Pastor, Overseer From the beginning, local churches have been governed and led by elders (Acts 14:23; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) with the...

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Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the Lord

Psalm 128 A happy home is a home that fears the Lord. A Portrait of a Happy Home (v.1-4) The fear of God consists in a right appreciation of, and response to, who God is. It is the response of a believer to the nature and character of God as he has revealed himself....

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Let Us Go to the House of the Lord

"I think of our lives in terms of a dot and a line, signifying two phases. Our present life on earth is the dot. It begins. It ends. It’s brief. However, from the dot, a line extends that goes on forever. That line in eternity, which Christians will spend in heaven....

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Creation and the Goodness & Beauty of God

Main idea:  The opening words of our Bible display for us a good and glorious God who is an abundantly generous Giver and not an exacting or demanding taker. I.    What does the opening sentence of the Bible tell us about our God? (Genesis 1:1) II.   What does the...

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