September 30, 2018 - Luke 8:15

Scripture Reading: John 1:29-34

Sermon Text: Luke 8:15

Sermon Title: The Steadfast Soil

Outline: Four soils that explain the responses of the human heart to God’s word.

  1. The hard-hearted soil (12)

  2. The falling away soil (13)

  3. The worldly soil (14)

  4. The steadfast soil (15)

Posted on October 1, 2018 .

September 23, 2018 - Luke 8:15

Scripture Reading: John 1:29-34

Sermon Text: Luke 8:15

Sermon Title: "The Steadfast Soil"

Outline:

Four soils that explain the responses of the human heart to God's word

1. The hard-hearted soil (12)

2. The falling away soil (13)

3. The worldly soil (14)

4. The steadfast soil (15)

Posted on September 23, 2018 .

September 2, 2018 - Luke 8:12

Scripture Reading: Romans 16:21-27

Sermon Text: Luke 8:12

Sermon Title: "The Hard-Hearted Soil"

Parable of the Sower & Soil:

Consider what the soil looks like in general. Diagnose the soil, explore the remedies for it, principles for interacting with people who are that soil, and how to keep ourselves from slipping into being this kind of soil.

Posted on September 7, 2018 .

August 26, 2018 - Luke 8:11

Scripture Reading: Romans 16:17-20

Sermon Text: Luke 8:11

Sermon Title: "God's (Not So) Secret Ingredient for Kingdom Success"

Outline:

Six fundamental truths to know if you want to understand Jesus' parable:

1. The word's central role in this passage

2. The word's central role in history

3. The word's central role in the growth of the church

4. The word's exclusive role in ending humanity's rebellion

5. The word's central role in the conversion of sinners

6. The word's central role in the growth of believers

Posted on August 27, 2018 .

August 19, 2018 - Luke 8:4-10

Scripture Reading: Romans 16:1-16

Sermon Text: Luke 8:4-10

Sermon Title: "The Privilege of Discipleship"

Outline:

Two provocative parts to Jesus' primary parable

1. Listen carefully to this story (4-8)

2. Let Me tell you why I'm telling a story (9-10)

Posted on August 22, 2018 .

August 5, 2018 - Psalm 107

Scripture Reading: Eph 2:1-10

Sermon Text: Psalm 107

Sermon Title: "Worshiping the God who Intervenes and Transforms By His Grace"

Outline:

Three calls for the recipients of God's intervening and transforming grace to hear

1. Respond to the God who transforms (1-3)

2. Consider the dynamic ways God transforms (4-32)

3. Meditate upon the God who transforms (33-43)

Posted on August 6, 2018 .

July 29, 2018 - Luke 8:1-3

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:22-33

Sermon Text: Luke 8:1-3

Sermon Title: "Making Jesus' Ministry Our Own"

Outline:

Two important insights to remember about Jesus' ministry

1. The focus of Jesus' ministry was on faithfulness and people (1)

2. The support of Jesus' ministry was dynamically prioritized (2-3)

Posted on July 29, 2018 .

July 22, 2018 - Luke 7:36-50

Sermon Text: Luke 7:36-50

Title: "A Study in Contrasts"

Outline:

Three ground-shaking conclusions that contrast saving faith and self-righteous unbelief

1. (36-39) A foolish conclusion: Jesus is not a prophet

2. (40-47) A devastating conclusion: The Self-righteous is rejected by Jesus

3. (48-50) A glorious conclusion: The Sinner stands forgiven by Jesus

Posted on July 22, 2018 .

July 15, 2018 - Luke 7:24-35

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:1-13

Sermon Text: Luke 7:24-35

Sermon Title: "The Tragedy of Unbelief"

Outline:

Two revealing symptoms that distinguish genuine faith from fickle unbelief

1. Genuine faith humbly submits to what God says by believing and doing what He says (24-30).

2. Fickle unbelief proudly rejects what God says because He doesn't play according to its rules (31-35).

Posted on July 15, 2018 .

July 1, 2018 - Highlighting the Gospel

Sermon Text: Selected Scriptures in Romans

Sermon Title: What the Gospel Tells Us

Outline:

Nine life-changing declarations about the best news in the universe.

1. The gospel announces that God is faithful to keep His promises (1:1-5)

2. The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (1:16-17)

3. The gospel saves those who believe from God's righteous anger (1:18-3:20)

4. The gospel announces that God rescues those who believe (3:21-26)

5. The gospel's saving power of those who believe is illustrated by Abraham's faith (4:16-25)

6. The gospel produces a restored personal relationship with God (5:1-11)

7. The gospel removes all condemnation for believers because of what God has done (8:1-4)

8. The gospel produces believers who seek to live transformed lives (8:12-14)

9. The gospel clearly calls for you to respond with empty-handed faith and humble submission (10:5-13)

Posted on July 2, 2018 .

June 24, 2018 - Luke 7:11-23

Scripture Reading: Romans 14:13-23

Sermon Text: Luke 7:11-23

Title: Authority and Faith, Part 2

Outline:

Two authoritative messages from Jesus about His ministry

1. He is the fulfillment of the prophetic ministry (11-17).

2. He is God's answer to man's fundamental problem (18-23).

Posted on June 25, 2018 .

June 17, 2018 - Luke 7:11-23

Scripture Reading: Romans 14:1-12

Sermon Text: Luke 7:11-23

Title: Authority and Faith, Part 1

Outline:

Two authoritative messages from Jesus about His ministry

1. He is the fulfillment of the prophetic ministry (11-17).

2. He is God's answer to man's fundamental problem (18-23).

Posted on June 18, 2018 .

June 10, 2018 - Luke 7:1-10

Sermon Text: Luke 7:1-10

Sermon Title: "Amazing Faith"

Outline:

Four ironic elements of a faith that amazes Jesus

1. A desperate situation (1-2)

2. A genuine plea (3-5)

3. A humble acknowledgment (6-8)

4. An amazing faith (9-10)

Posted on June 14, 2018 .

June 3, 2018 - Luke 6:39-49

Scripture Reading: Romans 13:1-7

Sermon Text: Luke 6:39-49

Sermon Title: "Jesus' Antidote to Superficial Christianity"

Outline:

Three final parts to Jesus' discipleship class

1. Be wise about who you follow (39-40)

2. Beware how you follow (41-45)

3. Be careful that you follow (46-49)

Posted on June 4, 2018 .