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Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Viewing Work through the Lens of the Great Commandment

Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Viewing Work through the Lens of the Great Commandment – 3 of 8  SERMON SUMMARY “There is what I do on Sunday, and then there is what I do during the week. There is my private faith life, and then there is my public work life, and they…

Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Work is a Gift, not a Curse – Part 2 of 8 – October 14, 2018

SERMON SUMMARY In God’s eyes, our work should be an expression of our worship. God wants us to submit every area of our lives to Christ’s lordship. As a Christian, you don’t belong to yourself any longer. Christ is your master—twice over! God created us, and then, in Christ, He redeemed us (1 Corinthians 6:20).…

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

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 be glorified and…

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

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 generation with equality;…

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

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. There is a…

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

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. To be balanced,…

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

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 correct deeds. Punishment…

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