Series Title: Walk in the Light. Series Subtitle: The Christian Message for a Culture in Crisis (Studies in 1 John) Sermon Title: Blessed Assurance . . . ? Scripture: 1 John 2:1-6 Biblical Idea: Jesus Christ secured and showed believers how to live with assurance. Timeless Truth: Obedience characteristically (not conditionally) completes assurance. Today’s Message: Trade plateaued living for the pathway of obedience.
June 14 Reflect Christ Together Series Title: Walk in the Light. Series Subtitle: The Christian Message for a Culture in Crisis (Studies in 1 John) Sermon Title: Reflect Christ Together. Scripture: 1 John 1:1–10 Biblical Idea: John confidently clarified the center and boundary of the Christian fellowship. Timeless Truth: Confessing Jesus illuminates our walk in this world. Today’s Message: Reflect Christ’s illuminating life in cultural crises.
Series Subtitle: 4 Truths That Liberate Christians Sermon Title: Reframing Stewardship: Our union with Christ is the situation of the Christian life. Biblical Idea: Paul showed the Philippians the guiding situation of the Christian life. TimelessTruth: Confessing "Jesus is Lord" is the deepest need of humanity and the hope of the Church. Today’s Message: Manage your heavenly citizenship to make an earthly difference.
Biblical Idea: Paul’s letter to Philemon about Onesimus presented a test case for practicing the gospel they preached. Timeless Truth: Effective Christian fellowship supersedes and changes culture. Today’s Message: Integrate the gospel into our fellowship.
Series Title: Reframing the Christian Walk Series Subtitle: 4 Truths That Liberate Christians Sermon Title: Reframing Sphere: Our union with Christ is the place of the Christian life. Scripture: Colossians 3:5–4:1, cf. 2:20 and 3:1–3 Biblical Idea: Paul commanded believers to live in the new creation that they inhabit because of their union with Christ. Timeless Truth: God’s resources available in Christ are enough to live as his new creation. Today’s Message: Live in Christ.
Biblical Idea: Paul harnessed his imprisonment to frame the substance of the Christian walk. Timeless Truth: There is no alternative to our spiritual union with Christ. Today’s Message: Walk with Christ.
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11 Biblical Idea: God orchestrated a series of appointments to expose Jonah’s heart. Timeless Truth: God appoints circumstances to expose our fickleness or faith toward his freedom. Today’s Message: Cool off an angry heart with compassion.
Biblical Idea: God steered his conflicted prophet to a conflicted people to encounter his compassionate presence. Timeless Truth: Repentance is always a right response. Today’s Message: Make the turn.
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10 Biblical Idea: The Lord sent a sea monster motel to save his sinking servant. Timeless Truth: Proximity does not prohibit prodigal potential. Today’s Message: Let the Lord in.