A Life that Speaks the Gospel

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 15 Outline: Release & Relief Remember Redemption Reflection Questions: How have you hardened your heart to the poor? What does “opening your hand to care for the poor” mean to you? Why do you refuse to forgive in that one particular case? You know which one… How does living in light of […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 14 Outline: Sons (vv.1-2) Surrounded (vv.1-21) Sold Out (vv.22-29) Reflection Questions: What’s your understanding of “holiness”? Is it primarily about God’s choice to adopt you as a son OR your performance, behavior, and life choices? In short, is holiness achievement-oriented or agreement-oriented? Who, or what, do you delight to obey? What things […]

Where Are You Going?

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 13 Outline: Curb Appeal (vv.1-5) Cherished People (vv.6-11) Culture (vv.12-18) Reflection Questions: What entices you away from Jesus? …What accelerates you toward Jesus? Read Genesis 22, imaginatively inhabit the experience of Abraham, and ask yourself, “What would I have done?” Read 1 Corinthians 5, and then respond to why is, or why […]

Made To Worship

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 12 Outline: Prone to Wander Raised to a New Life Respond with Praise Reflection Questions: How have you been ensnared by the temptations of the world? To what are you truly devoted? Consider all the good things and bad things. Where does the Lord rank in terms of your devotion? In what […]

Deceived or Dependent?

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 11 Outline: What You’ve Known & Seen God Will Not Lower the Standard Developing Dependence Reflection Questions: What have you experienced (i.e. actually seen and known) in your relationship with the Maker? In what ways have you experience profound provision? In what ways have you experienced the Maker’s profound patience and promises? […]

Diehard Devotion

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 10 Outline: Persistence Priceless Reflection Questions: Have you ever had someone NOT QUIT on you even though you’d given them every reason to quit on you? Have you ever truly DELIGHTED in being forgiven and loved unconditionally? What do you give your life to without regard to cost? How – precisely – […]

Monuments of Mercy

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 9 Outline: Honor and Status for the Undeserving Mercy-filled Memories A Marvelous Mediator Reflection Questions: Where have you recently seen in yourself the MASSIVE impulse to cover-up, downplay, or deny the bothersome and alarming things about yourself? Who will you stop being critical of this week in order to allocate more time […]

Adopted Into The Kingdom

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Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-6 Outline: We are spiritually blessed through Christ (v.3) Through love, God made a choice to redeem us (v.4) We are all adopted by Jesus into the Kingdom (vv.5-6) Reflection Questions: Because I have been adopted by God, how does God want me to be involved in the orphan issue? Will you commit […]

Got Ebenezer?

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 8 Outline: What We Must Remember What Happens When We Forget Reflection Questions: When you consider God’s work in your life, what are the most prominent stories that come to mind? What is your plan to regularly recall the things that the Lord has done in your life to draw you closer […]

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 […]