Sermons from January 2016

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The Soul Searcher

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Sermon Text: Revelation 2:18-29 Outline: The Soul Searcher Seduced by the Serpent Sickbed or Salvation? Reflection Questions: Jesus has specific things to say to each of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, depending on the spiritual climate in each. What do you think Jesus might say to you? What does it mean to you to […]

The Church in Pergamum

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Sermon Text: Revelation 2:12-17 Outline: Who Is the Church? What Does Jesus Have Against Them? How Do They Encounter Christ? How Must They Respond? Reflection Questions: The Church in Pergamum was tolerant of sin when they should have cut it out. What are the sins we tolerate in our lives? How does our unrepentant sin […]

The Sovereign Suffering Servant

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Sermon Text: Revelation 2:8-11 Outline: The Sovereign Suffering Servant (v.8) Suffering on All Sides (v.9) Savoring Unseen Riches (vv.10-11) Reflection Questions: Does this sound absurd to you – – – > “Count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds” (James 1:2)? How about these:  Acts 5:41 and Matthew 5:1-12 and 2 Corinthians […]

The Power & Presence of God

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Sermon Text: Revelation 2:1-7 Outline: Power & Presence (v.1) Principled (vv.2-3) Passion (vv.4-7) Reflection Questions: Which one do you think about more: the power of God OR the personal presence of God?  What’s your plan – in the remainder of the month of January – for savoring God in a more whole and balanced way? […]

He’s Close & He’s Coming

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Sermon Text: Revelation 1:1-20 Outline: The Main Character (vv.1-3) He Cares (vv.4-11) He’s All-Consuming (vv.12-20) Reflection Questions: Are there certain compartments of your life where you simply find Jesus to be unhelpful and/or irrelevant? Why is it do you think, that Jesus seems peripheral and unprofitable in those areas of your life? What would be […]