Patriots

Patriots [Titus 3:1-11] …I. COMPLIANCE  II. CONTEMPLATIVE  III. COMMITTED  

Your Hope Is Too Small

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Sermon Text: Titus 2:11-15 Outline: Your Hope In This Life Your Hope In Christ Reflection Questions: Where are you buying into the idea that your identity and purpose are self-defined? What occupies most of your daydreams about the future? i.e. Where do you put your hope? Are you tired of putting your hope in things […]

Every Station Tells The Story

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Sermon Text: Titus 2:1-10 Outline: Stability Stories Seen Reflection Questions: Who is your favorite Star Wars character? Would you actually submit to the leadership of a small, shriveled, silly sounding leader like Yoda? The Bible says to trust and obey everything Jesus says, and lean not on your own understanding. How are you doing? Will […]

Lord, Cure My Legalism!

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Sermon Text: Titus 1:10-16 Outline: The Cretan Problem What Is Legalism? Self-righteousness Self-loathing The Cure Reflection Questions: Are you willing to do the hard work of self-examining your heart even though you won’t get any credit for it whatsoever? How have you poisoned yourself by playing the comparison game with others, whether you think yourself […]

In Every Town

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Sermon Text: Titus 1:5-9 Outline: Where? What? Why? Reflection Questions: Who is the worst? Could they be your pastor one day? The preacher said, “The best thing about you is your appetite for Jesus.” Do you agree? Why or why not? The preacher said, “The most mature thing about any leader is their desperate dependence […]

Who Are We & What Are We About?

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Sermon Text: Titus 1:1-4 Outline: Servant Striving For Sons Reflection Questions: What do you do? What are you passionate about? Why? Do you feel secure and content with your status? Why or why not? How is your faith (see Hebrews 11 for specifics) growing these days? What is godliness? What is truth that accords with […]

Always On Mission

    [2 Timothy 4:9-22]   I.  TIMOTHY COME QUICKLY      II. THE LORD STOOD BY ME   COMFORT   CALL TO ACTION       Reflection Questions What are you ‘All About’? Why? What do you enlist others to get involved with? Who have you deserted? Why? [e.g. Mark, Demas, etc.] Does the […]

Wield the Word

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Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Outline: Preach the Word (vv.1-5) Keep the Faith (vv.6-8) Reflection Questions: How is the Word of God stirring you out of complacency and into action? What is your role in the mission of God? How has he situated and deployed you in his kingdom-building business? What makes you keenly aware […]

The Word In Action

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Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Outline: Discipleship Is Dangerous [Perilous] Let the Word Have Its Way [Power] Reflection Questions: When have you actually experienced the Word of God in action (not just an academic encounter with the Word, but experiencing the active and living reality of the Word)? When & how have you experienced the […]

Patiently Enduring Evil

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Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Outline: Understand Avoid Take Heart Reflection Questions: When (and how) do you DEMAND that things happen in accordance with your expectations and preferences? Where do you regularly discover that your expectations are unhelpful? What portions of the Bible do you find particularly perplexing (especially as it relates to God’s method […]