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1st Timothy – Part 11 of 13 – August 6, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Paul has previously given Pastor Timothy instructions about the treatment of widows and church leaders. In the opening verses of Chapter 6, he turns his attention to how slaves should relate to their masters. Paul’s chief concern in addressing the issue of slavery in the Roman Empire was that God […]

1st Timothy – Part 9 – Caring for the Family of God – July 16, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY In 1 Timothy 5 Paul gives Timothy guidelines for how he is to relate to various members of the church, with a special emphasis on widows. Church leaders should treat those they lead as they would members of their own family: their elders with respect, affection, and gentleness; their own […]

Modus Operandi – How God Works In His World – Part 2 of 2: The Means God Uses

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Modus operandi is Latin for “method of operation”. God’s M.O. is to use “means” to accomplish his will. A “means” is an instrument or a method used to accomplish something. God uses means to bring people into his family, and then he uses means to help us become fully-devoted followers. […]

Got Kids? – Part 6 of 6: Releasing Your Child

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Over the past five weeks, we have explored biblical parenting in-depth. It is critical that we consciously receive our children as a gift from God. This is the first step in the parenting process. Next, we must raise our children using a strategic parenting plan based upon biblical principles, being […]

Got Kids? – Part 5 of 6: Developing a Strategic Parenting Plan for Your Children

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Good parenting doesn’t just happen. Parents must have a plan. Luke 2:52 gives us a framework for developing a strategic parenting plan for each of our children. Luke tells that that the boy Jesus grew and matured in four distinct areas: wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with men. […]

Got Kids? – Part 4 of 6: Understanding Biblical Discipline

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Biblical discipline can be defined as “training that develops self-discipline and godly character” (Hebrews 12:7-11). Discipline is not punishment. The purpose of punishment is to inflict a penalty for an offense; the purpose of discipline is to train for correction and maturity. Punishment focuses on past misdeeds; discipline on future […]

Got Kids? – Part 3 of 6: Developing a Biblical Philosophy of Parenting

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary All parents, either consciously or unconsciously, parent according to their understanding of the the following questions: What is a child’s basic nature? Are they basically other centered or basically selfish? How should parents and children relate to one another? Do parents have the right or responsibility to exercise authority over […]

Got Kids? – Part 2 of 6: The Power of Intentional Parenting

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Of all the responsibilities you will ever have in this life, none is more critical than your responsibilities as a parent. The seeds we sow in our children’s lives will bear fruit for generations to come. The question is, “What kind of fruit will our parenting produce?” Successful parents are […]

Got Kids? – Part 1 of 6: Children are a Blessing, Not a Burden

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Parenting in the 21st Century is more complicated than it has ever been. With the advent of 24/7 technology, marriages falling apart, a corrupt culture, and other challenges, being a parent can begin to feel like a burden rather than a blessing. The Bible is full of relevant principles that […]

The Wonder of Christmas – God at Work in History (Part 1 of 2) – 1st of 4

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Today, Pastor Doug spoke about how God has been at work throughout history, from the creation of Adam through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Looking at Matthew 1:1-17, we see Matthew’s version of the Christmas story. But Matthew is not just writing the Christmas story, he is writing a biography […]

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