Sermons from April 2018

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Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 16:1-17 Outline: Free Full Faith Reflection Questions: Has God truly set you free? If so, how do you most frequently make use of your freedom? Read Matthew 7:5 and 1 Timothy 1:15 and then come up with one action item consistent with this teaching of Jesus, and the honesty of Paul. When […]

A Life that Speaks the Gospel


Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 15 Outline: Release & Relief Remember Redemption Reflection Questions: How have you hardened your heart to the poor? What does “opening your hand to care for the poor” mean to you? Why do you refuse to forgive in that one particular case? You know which one… How does living in light of […]

Who Do You Think You Are?


Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 14 Outline: Sons (vv.1-2) Surrounded (vv.1-21) Sold Out (vv.22-29) Reflection Questions: What’s your understanding of “holiness”? Is it primarily about God’s choice to adopt you as a son OR your performance, behavior, and life choices? In short, is holiness achievement-oriented or agreement-oriented? Who, or what, do you delight to obey? What things […]

Where Are You Going?


Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 13 Outline: Curb Appeal (vv.1-5) Cherished People (vv.6-11) Culture (vv.12-18) Reflection Questions: What entices you away from Jesus? …What accelerates you toward Jesus? Read Genesis 22, imaginatively inhabit the experience of Abraham, and ask yourself, “What would I have done?” Read 1 Corinthians 5, and then respond to why is, or why […]