Sermons from October 2015

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The Unshakable Kingdom


Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 17:1-29 Outline: Conflicting Ideas God’s Intervention Reflection Questions What wicked counsel are you telling yourself or others? To what wicked counsel are you listening? Specifically, how are you trying to justify your sin to make it sound more palatable (so that you may continue in it)?   How shakable is your […]



Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 16:1-23 Outline: Ambulance Chasers (vv.1-4) Angry Mob (vv.5-14) Aggravated Assault (vv.20-23) A Friend Amidst the Enmity (vv.15-19) Reflection Questions: What are 3 ways you act like Ziba (i.e. you manipulate, angle, and attempt to engineer things in such a way so that you come out looking like “The Good Guy,” and/or […]

The Cost of Discipleship


Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 15:13-37 Outline: Faithful Following (vv.13-29) Lamentation (v.30) Petition & Shrewd Diligence (vv.31-37) Reflection Questions: Being a consumer is easy and commonplace, and it leads to destruction; and those who walk the path of consumerism are many. But discipleship is costly, and though it leads to life everlasting, few are those who […]

Whole Hope


Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 14:1-15:12 Outline: Half Hope No Hope Whole Hope Reflection Questions: Do you struggle with cynicism, doubt, distrust, or pessimism? How does it manifest in your life? Have you ever decided to stop waiting on God and take matters into your own hands? What’s the story and how did things turn out […]