July 7, 2019 - Luke 10:21-24

Scripture Reading: John 11:1-16

Sermon Text: Luke 10:21-24

Sermon Title: "Three Truths that Lead the Son of God to Rejoice"

Outline:

Three truths that lead the Son of God to rejoice

1. The Father exercising His sovereign pleasure in revealing His truth (21).

2. The Son's supreme authority to reveal the Father (22).

3. Every believer's surpassing privilege to live in these days (23-24).

Posted on July 7, 2019 .

June 30, 2019 - Luke 10:20

PLEASE NOTE: This sermon does not reflect the doctrinal beliefs of all the elders at GBC.

Scripture Reading: John 10:22-42

Sermon Text: Luke 10:20

Sermon Title: "Rejoice Because God Wrote Your Name!"

Outline:

Two causes for joy in practicing faithful discipleship

1. Understand that there is more going on in faithful discipleship than you realize (17-19).

2. But far better than that, understand that God wrote your name in heaven! (20)

Posted on June 30, 2019 .

June 23, 2019 - Luke 10:17-19

Scripture Reading: John 9:39-10:21

Sermon Text: Luke 10:17-19

Sermon Title: "There is More Going on Here than You Realize"

Outline:

Two pieces of evidence that there is more going on in faithful discipleship than you realize

1. Unexpected fruit (17)

2. Unseen realities (18-19)

Posted on June 23, 2019 .

June 16, 2019 - Humble Evangelism, Part 4

Scripture Reading: John 9:18-38

Sermon Text: Luke 10:1-16

Sermon Title: "Humble Evangelism" Part 4

Outline:

Eight counterintuitive instructions that prepare disciples for humble evangelism

1. (1-2a) Know the times

2. (2b) Be desperate in prayer

3. (3) Be weak

4. (4) Be dependent and undistracted

5. (5-9) Be clear about the promise of salvation

6. (10-12) Be clear about the warning of judgment

7. (13-15) Remember the Savior's grief

8. (16) Understand who is speaking

Posted on June 16, 2019 .

June 9, 2019 - The Messiah's Mission

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10

Sermon Text: Isaiah 61:1-3

Sermon Title: "The Messiah's Mission"

Outline:

Four God-glorifying objectives accomplished in the Messiah's coming(s)

1. Be the promised Messiah (1a).

2. Proclaim the message (1b-2).

3. Reverse their misery (3a).

4. Demonstrate God's righteousness (3b).

Posted on June 10, 2019 .

May 26, 2019 - Humble Evangelism, Part 2

Scripture Reading: John 8:30-59

Sermon Text: Luke 10:1-16

Sermon Title: "Humble Evangelism" Part 2

Outline:

Eight counterintuitive instructions that prepare disciples for humble evangelism

This week is 3 & 4

1. (1-2a) Know the times

2. (2b) Be desperate in prayer

3. (3) Be weak

4. (4) Be dependent and undistracted

5. (5-9) Be clear about the promise of salvation

6. (10-12) Be clear about the warning of judgment

7. (13-15) Remember the Savior's lament

8. (16) Understand who is speaking

Posted on May 26, 2019 .

May 19, 2019 - Humble Evangelism, Part 1

Scripture Reading: John 8:1-30

Sermon Text: Luke 10:1-16

Sermon Title: "Humble Evangelism" Part 1

Outline:

Eight counterintuitive instructions that prepare disciples for humble evangelism

This week is 1-2:

1. (1-2a) Know the times

2. (2b) Be desperate in prayer

3. (3) Be weak

4. (4) Be dependent and undistracted

5. (5-9) Be clear about the promise of salvation

6. (10-12) Be clear about the warning of judgment

7. (13-15) Remember the Savior's lament

8. (16) Understand who is speaking

Posted on May 20, 2019 .

May 12, 2019 - Bargaining with Jesus Doesn't Work

Scripture Reading: John 8:21-30

Sermon Text: Luke 9:57-62

Sermon Title: "Bargaining with Jesus Doesn't Work"

Outline:

Three plain explanations of the shocking seriousness of discipleship

1. (57-58) Following Jesus means you will need to stand against the world.

2. (59-60) Following Jesus urgently prioritizes His word.

3. (61-62) Following Jesus is singularly focused on His kingdom.

Posted on May 13, 2019 .

May 5, 2019 - Responding to Rejection

Scripture Reading: John 7:53-8:20

Sermon Text: Luke 9:51-56

Sermon Title: "Responding to Rejection"

Outline:

Two truths to understand when you're rejected for what you believe

1. If you belong to Jesus, then rejection is normal (51-53).

2. God is patient with you, so you must be patient when others reject you (54-56).

Posted on May 6, 2019 .

April 21, 2019 - Are you a genuine Christian

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-28

Sermon Text: Philippians 3:3-11

Sermon Title: To Know the Surpassing Value of Christ

Outline:

Two characteristics of every genuine Christian

1. Genuine Christians place no value in themselves (3-7)

2. Genuine Christians place all value in Christ (8-11)

Posted on April 29, 2019 .

April 14, 2019 - Learning to Lament

Scripture Reading: Psalms 42-43

Sermon Text: Psalm 13
Sermon Title: “Learning to Lament”
Outline:
Three lessons for seasons of lament
1. Lament brings personal complaints to God (1-2)
2. Lament is desperate for God to act (3-4)
3. Lament stubbornly clings to God… no matter what (5-6)

Posted on April 15, 2019 .

April 7, 2019 - Preaching and You, Week 5

Scripture reading: John 7:28-36
Sermon Title: The Goal of Preaching
Outline:
Two primary goals of faithful preaching
1. Preach Christ as the Center of the Ministry (Col 1:28)
2. Equip the Saints for the Work of the Ministry (Eph 4:11-16)

Posted on April 8, 2019 .

March 31, 2019 - Preaching and You, Week 4

Scripture Reading: John 7:14-27

Sermon Text: Various Verses

Sermon Title: "How to Hear Sermons Well (or How not to become an "ear-tickled" church)" Part 2

Outline:

Four fundamentals to practice so that you can listen to sermons well

1. Understand what you hear

2. Remember what you hear

3. Be rightly affected by what you hear

4. Sincerely practice what you hear

Posted on April 3, 2019 .

March 24, 2019 - Preaching and You, Week 3

Scripture Reading: John 7:1-13

Sermon Text: Various Verses

Sermon Title: "How to Hear Sermons Well (or How not to become an "ear-tickled" church)"

Outline:

Four fundamentals to practice so that you can listen to sermons well

1. Understand what you hear

2. Remember what you hear

3. Be rightly affected by what you hear

4. Sincerely practice what you hear

Posted on March 24, 2019 .

March 17, 2019 - Preaching and You, Week 2

Scripture Reading: John 6:59-71

Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 2:15; 4:1-2

Sermon Title: The Pastor's Charge

Outline:

Two non-negotiable commands for every faithful preaching ministry

1. Faithfully handle God's word (2 Tim 2:15)

2. Faithfully proclaim God's word (2 Tim 4:1-2)

Posted on March 18, 2019 .

March 10, 2019 - Preaching and You

Scripture Reading: John 6:41-58

Sermon Title: "The Pastor's Character"

Sermon Text: Selected Scriptures

Outline:

Four considerations for a faithful preaching ministry.

1. Prerequisites

2. Expectations

3. Threats

4. Outcomes

Posted on March 11, 2019 .

March 3, 2019 - Luke 9:46-50

Scripture Reading: John 6:30-40

Sermon Text: Luke 9:46-50

Sermon Title: Serving in Light of the Savior's Greatness

Outline:

Two lessons to constantly learn to serve in light of the Savior's greatness

1. Stop presuming you're something so great (46-48).

2. Stop presuming this is all about you (49-50).

Posted on March 4, 2019 .

February 24, 2019 - Luke 9:43-45

Scripture Reading: John 6:22-29

Sermon Text: Luke 9:37-45

Sermon Title: "Serving in Light of the Savior's Mission"

Outline:

Two lessons to constantly learn while serving in the Savior's mission

1. You can't do anything without Him (37-43a).

2. Therefore, humble yourself under His word (43b-45).

Posted on February 25, 2019 .

February 17, 2019 - Luke 9:37-43

Sermon Text: Luke 9:37-45

Sermon Title: "Serving in Light of the Savior's Mission"

Outline:

Two lessons to constantly learn while serving in the Savior's mission

1. You can't do anything without Him (37-43a).

2. Therefore, humble yourself under His word (43b-45).

Posted on February 20, 2019 .