The Master at Work

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Sermon Text: Luke 2:1-7 Sermon Outline: Inconvenient Invitation Inventive Reflection Questions: What’s a recent inconvenience that God ordained for you to experience? How have you gotten to know God better amidst inconvenience? What peculiarity of God’s methods have you begun to acquire a taste for?

What’s On Your Mind?

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Sermon Text: Luke 1:67-80 Sermon Outline: I. Wondering at God’s Wife II. Wondering Amidst Waiting and Weakness III. In Awe of Atonement Reflection Questions: What do you make of God’s choice of wife? Where does your mind go in moments of weakness and waiting? Where does your mind go when you are being attacked and […]

When God Breaks In

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Sermon Text: Luke 1:57-66   Sermon Outline: What Happens When God Breaks In What It Feels Like Why It’s Good News   Reflection Questions: Often we try and fit God into our agenda, rather than get on board with his. How do you see this to be true in your life? It can be extremely […]

Magnify the Lord

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Sermon Text: Luke 1:46-56 Sermon Outline: Savoring the Story Confronting the Cornerstone Fruit of Faithfulness   Reflection Questions: What is the refrain of your life? If someone were describing you, what would they say you’re all about? How are you plagued by the sin of pride? What does it look like for you to exercise […]

“Assurance of Things Hoped For”

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Sermon Text: Luke 1:39-45 Sermon Outline: I. Hope Makes Haste II. Hope’s Herald is Tiny III. Hope Holds God’s Blessing   Reflection Questions: How have you recently made haste to tell people about the assurance of things hoped for? Has Jesus done anything relevant in your life that you are bursting to tell others about? How […]

Appetite for Christ

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Sermon Text: Luke 1:5-25 Outline: Reality of Reproach Ready to Receive Reflection Questions: How, or when, have you felt the reality/weight of reproach (or the stressful threat of disapproval) in your life? What’s your coping strategy for dealing with reproach? What experiences have dramatically contributed to your hunger and yearning for the imputed perfection, crucifixion, […]

Can I Be Certain?

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Sermon Text: Luke 1:1-4 Outline: Is Scripture reliable? Is Luke reliable? Is Jesus reliable? Reflection Questions: How have you, in effect, created your own Bible, selectively choosing what you want it to say? Which part of Jesus’ story is most compelling to you? About what part of Jesus’ life do you wish you knew more? […]

Carriers

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Sermon Text: Titus 3:12-15 Outline: Get Give Grace Reflection Questions: How do you personally GET the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus of Nazareth? Not an academic accumulation and expertise about the love of God, but how do you actually experience the scandalous love of God (inerrantly and supernaturally revealed in Scripture)? Who do you […]