A Peculiar People

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 7 Outline: Purge (vv.1-5, 24-26) Prized (vv.6-16) Presence (vv.17-23) Reflection Questions: What valuable, useful thing is God telling you to purge from your life? (e.g. anger, self-pity, self-protection, phone, staying crazy busy, social-networking, gossip, lying, grumpiness, victimization, etc.). How would you like it if God were absolutely bonkers about you? Would that […]

Relishing God In His Rules

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 6 Outline: Dependence Delight Diligence Reflection Questions: Where do you feel most capable and independent to DIY? When was a time you felt absolutely incapable and you desperately cried for help? How do you feel about being so dependent on God for everything? …Do you reluctantly comply with this fact of life, […]

DTR

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 5 Outline: Robust Relationship (vv.1-6; 22-27) Vital Restrictions (vv.7-21) A Mediator (vv.28-33) Reflection Questions: What is an intense FACE-TO-FACE experience you’ve had? Have you ever had a face-to-face type of encounter with God? What do you take very seriously? (e.g. guns, sports, social-networking, entertainment, a certain hobby, etc.). What rules have you […]

Learning to Love

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 4:1-40 Outline: Know What You Love Hold Fast to What You Love Guard Your Heart Reflection Questions: What do you expect from your relationship with God? What does he expect from you? What is it about God that impresses you most? What does the phrase “fear the Lord” mean to you? How […]

Real Life

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 3 Outline: Participation Place People Prayer Reflection Questions: Where is God inviting you to participate in His work these days? Whether you’re accepting His invitation or not, what are you afraid of? Do you embrace God’s invitation to enjoy your home, your family, your life, etc. …Or do you regularly prefer to […]

Power Hungry

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 2 Outline: Patience Power Power Hungry Reflection Questions: Where (or how) does God have you waiting these days? Where (or how) is God inviting you to embrace weakness these days? When was a time you feasted on an appetizer of God’s power?  

Lessons In Reliance

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 1 Outline: A World of Distrust The War on Distrust Reflection Questions: What, specifically, do you find alluring or effective about distrust, doubt, skepticism, and/or cynicism? How will you risk relinquishing some of your doubt, distrust, and self-reliance in 2018? How have you been affected by God’s war on distrust? …have any […]

Breakfast With Jesus

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Sermon Text: John 21 Outline: Restless Speechless Pursued Revealed Reflection Questions: What lie about yourself are you most tempted to believe? Do you have people in your life who know this about you and remind you of who you truly are in Christ? What are the specific ways you try to hide and protect yourself from being […]

All I Want For Christmas

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Sermon Text: John 20 Outline: Disturbed Determined Declare Reflection Questions: When was a time you felt distinctly disturbed because you missed Jesus so badly? How did you cope during that season of feeling disturbingly desperate for Jesus? What does your determination to be with Jesus look like these days? How might you go about increasing […]

It Is Finished

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Sermon Text: John 19 Outline: The King Humiliated Scripture Fulfilled A Hasty Burial Reflection Questions: How does the humiliation that Jesus suffered on Good Friday make you feel? With whom do you most closely identify in this chapter? Why? For homework, go back and read Isaiah 53 followed by John 19. Consider how the Old […]