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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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Counterfeit Gospels

Galatians 1:3-10 We must know the authentic gospel in order to recognize counterfeit gospels. We must know the authentic gospel (v. 3-5). We must be aware of counterfeit gospels (v. 6-7). We must defend the gospel (v. 8-9). We must be preoccupied with God’s approval...

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The God Who Is There

Psalm 19 Garrett Watkins General Revelation — God has revealed himself in creation. Divine Revelation — God has revealed himself in His Word. God has graciously revealed himself in both creation and his Word, which changes everything. God reveals himself through...

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Our Help Comes from the Lord

Psalm 121 Pastor -           1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? Church -          2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Pastor -           3  He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Church...

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Fiery Trials

1 Peter 4:12-19 "In the forefront is the doctrine of assurance of 'divine' physical health and prosperity through faith. In short, this means that 'health and wealth' are the automatic divine right of all Bible-believing Christians and may be procreated by faith as...

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Embrace Your Calling in the Church

1 Peter 4:7-11 I.    Be self-controlled and sober-minded. II.   Keep loving one another. III.  Show hospitality to one another. IV.  Serve one another. PROP: Since the end of all things is at hand, we should seek to embrace our ordinary calling to be faithful in the...

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Embrace Your Calling to Suffer

1 Peter 4:1-6 Since Jesus suffered on the cross in our place, we must embrace suffering as we seek to faithfully follow Jesus. We embrace suffering by thinking like Christ. "Peter’s point is that we are to ready ourselves to fight in this war against sin and Satan,...

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Psalm 46 Though we live in a chaotic world, we will not fear because God is our refuge, our strength, and our help in time of need. The Structure of the Psalm God is our refuge (v. 1a) correlates with v. 4-5 God is our strength (v. 1b) correlates with v. 6, 8-9 God is...

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Encouragement in Christ’s Victory

1 Peter 3:18-22 Why is it better to suffer for doing good rather than for doing evil? Jesus has already walked the road marked with righteous suffering. "Jesus walked the path marked with righteous suffering all the way to his death on the cross, and in doing so, he...

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Encouragement to Endure

It is better to live with Christ as Lord and suffer than to live in comfort and never live or speak of him. Endure suffering by being a blessing to others. "Peter is saying: As you seek to bless even as you suffer, you can know that you are walking toward your...

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