Sermons from January 2019

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Wield the Word


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Outline: Preach the Word (vv.1-5) Keep the Faith (vv.6-8) Reflection Questions: How is the Word of God stirring you out of complacency and into action? What is your role in the mission of God? How has he situated and deployed you in his kingdom-building business? What makes you keenly aware […]

The Word In Action


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Outline: Discipleship Is Dangerous [Perilous] Let the Word Have Its Way [Power] Reflection Questions: When have you actually experienced the Word of God in action (not just an academic encounter with the Word, but experiencing the active and living reality of the Word)? When & how have you experienced the […]

Patiently Enduring Evil


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Outline: Understand Avoid Take Heart Reflection Questions: When (and how) do you DEMAND that things happen in accordance with your expectations and preferences? Where do you regularly discover that your expectations are unhelpful? What portions of the Bible do you find particularly perplexing (especially as it relates to God’s method […]

Useful to the Master


Sermon Text: 2 Tim 2:14-26 Outline: Put Away Pursue Reflection Questions: Who do you want to be useful to? Are you clear about, and committed to, God’s criteria for usefulness? What are you argumentative and divisive about? What are you most “sensible” and “principled” reasons for maintaining your position as opposed to dropping it? God […]