Family Matters

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 5 Outline: Relationships Responsibilities Reflection Questions: Look around at your church family (or think about them) for a moment. Who is in need of encouragement? Consider sharing with them what the Lord has put in your heart. How have you treated a brother or sister in Christ as a rival or […]

Spiritual Exercise

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 4 Outline: Exercise in Discernment Exercise in Godliness Exercise in Maturity Reflection Questions: How has God’s story gotten into you? Have you considered reading the Bible with the expressed purpose of entering into His story? To what extent do you toil/strive for godliness? What goals will you set in this regard? […]

The Great Mystery of Godliness

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 3 Outline: What Is Godliness? How Do You Get Godly? Reflection Questions: When you hear the adjective “godly” who comes to mind? How is that all your modern day examples of leaders are “better” than the vast majority of the leaders described in the Bible? Read Luke 22:31-34. HOW exactly would […]

A God Worth Savoring

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 2 Outline: The Setting for the Savoring (vv.1-3; 8-11) The Savior We Savor (vv.4-7; 12-15) Reflection Questions: What is God commanding you to SLOW DOWN and SAVOR these days? What – or who – do you need to pray for specifically in order to bring about favorable conditions for savoring? What […]

Stewards of Amazing Grace

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 1 Outline: Vain Discussion Very Depraved Amazing Grace Reflection Questions: What kind of vain discussions have you been in lately (even if they were confined to your own mind theater)? Why is “being right” so, so, so important to you? Paul says, “The law is good, IF you use it for […]

The Hope of Glory

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 34 Outline: The Hope of Glory The Frailties of Humanity A Leader’s Legacy Reflection Questions: As we get bogged down with the day-to-day demands of life, we often lose sight of the big picture of our part in God’s story. Consider for a moment where you’ve come from and where you’re headed. […]

A People Saved By The Lord

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 33 Outline: Sanctified Blessed Commissioned Reflection Questions: How does your lot in life sit with you? When you think about the person God made you to be, are you happy with His work? Content? Bitter? How might reflecting on the lots of Israel teach you to appreciate your own lot more? Which […]

No Empty Word

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 32:44-52 Outline: Words Telling Us Who We Are Words Telling Us What To Do Words telling Us We Are Known Reflection Questions: What words do you seriously take to heart? What words do you seriously strive to put in the minds and hearts of others? (hint: ask a close friend to tell […]

National Anthem

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 32:1-43 Outline: Sobering Honesty Serious Helplessness Reflection Questions: Have you been inoculated with Scripture? (received “just enough” to exempt yourself from having to take it seriously). What is “The One Thing Necessary” for you to be happy? Why do you self-sabotage? Why do you cut yourself off from good things? How have […]

The Face of God

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 31 Outline: Facing Fears The Face of Faith Facing the Music Reflection Questions: God says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” How do you get to […]