Glaring at the Darkness

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Sermon Text: Psalm 109 Outline: What is Wickedness? Dive into the Tension The Savior’s Scorn Reflection Questions: How would you define “Wickedness”? At its core, what is wickedness? Why is the lie of autonomy worth hating and cursing? The author of Psalm 109 is King David. David spent a significant portion of his life as […]

Relentless Faithfulness

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Sermon Text: Psalm 89 Outline: Full Faithfulness (vv.1-14) A. Down & Dirty B. Dominate C. Deliberate Festal Shout (vv.15-37) The Focal Point & Foundation (vv.38-52) Reflection Questions: When you think of Relentless Faithfulness who (or what) comes to mind? How does your paradigm of faithfulness include getting down and dirty, dominion, and being deliberate? How […]

The Nearness of God

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Sermon Text: Psalm 34 Outline: Subduing Sinners Comforting Christians Satisfying Saints Reflection Questions: What evidence of “fear of the Lord” do you have in your life? Read 1 Peter 3:8-18 and consider what it means to be “zealous for what is good”. What does it mean to you to be afflicted? What would Jesus have […]

Majesty

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Sermon Text: Psalm 50 Outline: Majesty’s Mandate Majesty’s Indictment Majesty’s Mercy Reflection Questions: Where do you see instant and eager obedience in your life? (e.g. checking your phone whenever it pings, etc.). Speaking of things like phone addiction …What do you label “an acceptable sin”? Why do you get so bent out of shape about […]

Why Worship God?

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Sermon Text: Psalm 33 Outline: Our Calling God’s Character Reflection Questions: John Calvin says, “Believers are called to a vehement and ardent affection in their praise of God. The psalmist would have us omit nothing which tends to animate the minds and feelings of men in singing God’s praises.” Do you ardently, and in the […]

More Than a Feeling

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Sermon Text: Psalm 1 Outline: Dialogue Direction Devotion Reflection Questions: Do you talk to God? If so, do you accept His invitation to be blunt with Him? Tremper Longman III says, “The psalms did more than help me pour out my feelings to God. It also directed me to Him.” What do you think Tremper […]

All of Life Is Worship

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 13:1-25 Outline: Jesus’ Blood Transforms Our Worship God Equips and Enables Us to Do Good The Great Shepherd and Those under Him Reflection Questions: In what ways are you tempted to see your Christian life as disconnected from God and what he has done for you? How does our bloody religion enable […]

Our Awesome God & His Unshakable Kingdom

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:18-29 Outline: Encountering God At Mount Sinai (vv.18-21) At Mount Zion (vv.22-24) Responding to God (vv.25-29) Reflection Questions: When was the last time you felt in awe of God? What was it that you discovered about him that was so captivating? What is the “sacred ground” on your own personal mountain, the […]

What the Resurrection Does for Us

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:1-17 Outline: Fixation on Him Who Loves Us! (vv.1-4) Feeling the Love (vv.5-17) Reflection Questions: What are you most preoccupied with these days? How does that preoccupation fuel your perseverance? Read Romans 8:35-39 and Hebrews 12:1-2 …what’s the preoccupation, and how does that translate into perseverance? Is the resurrection of Christ, and […]

Embattled Faith

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:23-40 Outline: Faith Sees Through Suffering (vv.23-28) Faith Takes Risky Steps (vv.29-31) Faith Finds Strength Through Weakness (vv.32-40) Reflection Questions: If you were friends with Moses, and you saw him refusing the blatant benefits of palace life in order to put in his lot with a bunch of slaves …would you gossip […]