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Pursuing Holiness in 2020

Hebrews 12:14-17 "Because God’s new world is free from every stain or hint of sin, it’s hard to imagine how we could enjoy heaven without holiness. As J.C. Ryle reminds us, heaven is a holy place. The Lord of heaven is a holy God. The angels are holy creatures. The...

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Ornaments of Guilt and Grace on Jesus’ Family Tree.A.

Matthew 1:1-25 I.  Matthew’s Genealogy (Matthew 1:1-17) II.  Shame on the Family Name A.  Tamar and her father-in-law, Judah's, incestuous affair with her – Genesis 38 B.  Rahab the prostitute from Jericho –Joshua 2:1-21; 6:15-25 (see also Heb 11:31; James 2:25) C....

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Christ, the Founder of Salvation

Hebrews 2:5-18 PROP: Since Jesus was made like us in every respect, we can receive help from Him in our temptations as we look to him by faith. Jesus was made lower than the angels, for a time. "Blessed is the man who knows to look away from all that he finds in...

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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 in 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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