Sermons from February 2015

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Samuel v. God’s People


Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 12:1-25 Outline: Indictment (vv.1-13, 16-18) Credible Witnesses Stating the Case The Verdict Sentencing (vv.14-15, 19-25) Probation Penitence The Mediator’s Plea Reflection Questions: In what ways are you living as if God is not judge and judgment is not coming? What are those one or two habitual sins in your life that […]

Pride & Providence


Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 9-11 Outline: Pride Israel’s Request Saul’s Insecurity Providence God’s Plan God’s Proof God’s Power Reflection Questions: Think of 5 ways we perceive celebrities as our kings. What are 3 ways you are afraid of failure, and/or disappointing people? Do you see the roots of pride in this insecurity? If Jesus says […]

The Foolish Exchange


Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Outline: Exchanging Communion for Corruption Exchanging the Truth for a Lie The “Foolish” Exchange Reflection Questions: Do you regularly reflect on how desperately dependent you are?  Read Romans 7:15-25 and 2 Corinthians 13:5 and list 2 things that you do not do that you want to do, and 2 things […]

Supremacy & Sovereign Grace


Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 5:1-7:17 Outline: Small — God Is Captured Scared — God Is a Consuming Fire Submit — God Is Covenantal Reflection Questions: 1) Are you okay with God employing you in His Service of “Smallness” & “Silliness” (i.e. foolishness [see 1 Cor. 1:18-31])?  Are you cool with God giving you Christ-like assignments of […]