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Name Above All Names

Philippians 2:5-11 The Good News is Jesus became nothing. “It is not that He exchanged the form of God for the form of a slave, but that He manifested the form of God for the form of a slave.” —F.F. Bruce "The eternal Son did not think his status as God as something...

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The Good News of Christmas

The good news of Christmas is that God makes a way to dwell with His people by sending His own Son, Jesus Christ, into the world. God dwells with His people in a good garden-city (Genesis 1-2).   Sin separates God from dwelling with His people (Genesis 3). "He...

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Advancing the Gospel

1 Timothy 2:1-7 PROP: Since God desires all people to be saved, we must seek to reach all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must pray for all people. "Let your heart yearn for your ungodly neighbors. Alas, there is but a step between them and death and hell....

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God’s Judgment 

2 Peter 2:4-10 Since God is just, we can be assured that he will rescue the godly from trials and judge those who are his enemies. God did not spare angels when they sinned. God did not spare the ancient world. God did not spare the cities of Sodom and...

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The God of Our Salvation

Ephesians 1:3-14 We should be amazed at grace—that our Triune God saves us for our greatest benefit, for His sovereign purposes, and for His ultimate glory. I.   The Father plans our salvation (v. 3-6). A.  The Father chose us according to his sovereign purposes....

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Identifying False Teachers

2 Peter 2:1-3 If we are going to receive entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, then we must recognize and reject false teachers and their false teaching.  False teachers are deceptive. "The words ‘destructive heresies’ indicate fatally ruinous...

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Remember the Gospel

2 Peter 1:12-15 Finishing well requires us to remember and return to the truths of the gospel, over and over again, day after day. Remembering sustains our godliness (v.12). "The believer’s future hope will be fully realized as godly character is nurtured through...

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The Glory of Christ and the Prophetic Word

2 Peter 1:16-21 We can hope in the final return of Christ because of the eyewitness accounts of the apostles but even more because of the trustworthiness of Scripture. I.  The Blessing of Apostolic Witness (v. 16-18) “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and...

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Fruitful and Effective Lives (Part II)

2 Peter 1:5-11 Since God has called us to his own glory and excellence through faith in Jesus Christ, we must make every effort to confirm this calling by growing in our faith. Growing in our faith will help us be fruitful and effective. "Peter is convinced that true...

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Fruitful and Effective Lives (Part 1)

2 Peter 1:5-11 “True success is attained only through the satisfaction of knowing you did everything within the limits of your ability to become the very best that you are capable of doing.”—John Wooden “We should keep our dreams within the realm of...

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