Sermons from August 2015

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Spirit Planted Unity

Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:20-4:6 Outline: God: Soul of Unity Gospel: Root of Unity Growth: Sprout of Unity Reflection Questions: How can you celebrate our unity in the gospel such that it becomes our aim and delight? What practical steps can you take to pursue unity at ECPC? Could you simply to say hello or get […]

Loving Kindness


Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 9:1-13 Outline: Kindness Takes the Initiative Kindness is Unexpected Kindness Leaves a Legacy Reflection Questions: Think of some of the kindest people you know. What makes them stand out in your mind? What was it about them? What do promises mean to you? How does this affect your take on God’s […]

A Distinct Dominion


Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 8:1-18 Outline: Defeated Made Different A Distinct Dominion Reflection Questions: Do you find God’s Word “hard to stomach”? Jesus claims that all Scripture is ultimately about Him (Luke 24:25-27, 44ff) …Think of 5 ways in which the “hard to stomach” passages teach us about Jesus. Do you have a “strong sense […]

What Is God Like?

Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-29 Outline: A Sensible & Sincere Plan A Surprising Response See Our Own Smallness & Savor Our Savior Reflection Questions: What’s are two examples of logical, popular, and sincere things we do “for God” that are perhaps NOT pleasing to God. Invest 30 minutes reflecting and writing about a time when God’s […]

Celebrating the Presence of God in the Presence of God

Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 6:1-23 Outline: Self-Sufficiency Sin Surprised by Grace Reflection Questions: When/where do you find yourself believing the lie of self-sufficiency? (e.g. Which of your competencies do you allow to cloud your view of God? …What kind of “guarantees” do you attach to your talents?). How is the holiness of God perhaps present, but peripheral […]