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Psalm 16 and Godly Manhood

I. “Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge” (v.1). II. “Making God our Refuge” means that we have (vv.2-8)… A. A new way to define our “good” and determine our “heroes” (vv.2-4). B. A new way to evaluate the “boundary lines” that have been set for us (vv.5-6)....

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Boasting About Tomorrow

James 4:13-17 The will of the Lord is to be acknowledged and embraced as the condition under which we plan and live out our lives. Arrogant people plan and live out their lives as if they know the future. “Our default view is that once we plan something, it will...

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A Complementarian Church

“If I set the sun beside the moon, and if I set the land beside the sea, and if I set the flower beside the fruit, and if I set the town beside the country, and if I set the man beside the woman, I suppose some fool would talk about one being better.”—GK Chesterton...

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An Elder-Governed Church

7 Shared Values Series: An Elder-Governed Church A pastor is a man called by God and affirmed by the church to lead and shepherd the people of God through the ministries of the Word of God. Slide 1: Sovereign Grace Churches’ 7 Shared Values 1) Gospel-Centered 2)...

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Do Not Speak Evil Against One Another

James 4:11-12 PROP: Since God is the only lawgiver and judge, we must not speak evil against one another. 1. When we speak evil against one another, we exalt ourselves above God’s law. “The argument here is meant to deliver us from mind games which tell us it’s okay...

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Submit Yourselves to God

James 4:4-10 “Our blindness to materialism is similar to the western culture’s blindness to the sins of slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today we look back in amazement that Christian people could not see it for what the evil it was. And likely,...

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The Gospel-Centered Church

Seven Shared Values: 1. Gospel-Centered 2. Complementarian 3. Continuationist 4. Elder-governed 5. Missions 6. Interdependence 7. Reformed “Every passage of Scripture predicts, prepares for, reflects or results from the person and/or work of Christ.”—Bryan Chapell 1....

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Wisdom from Above

James 3:13-18 “Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.” —Benjamin Franklin 1. Who is wise and understanding among you? “The Christian meekness involves a healthy...

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The Power of the Tongue

James 3:1-12 The tongue is powerful, destructive, uncontrollable, and revealing. We do not have the ability in and of ourselves to control it; therefore, we must trust Jesus to change our hearts and our speech. 1. The tongue is powerful. 2. The tongue is destructive....

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The Ordination of Phil Friesen

Public Ordination Promises: Phil Friesen Do you promise to care for the flock of God, not as a hireling, but as an under shepherd of the Great Shepherd, caring for his sheep as the precious ones for whom he died? (Ezek. 34) Do you, in the presence of God and of Christ...

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