By Grace Through Faith – Part 3

“BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH – Pt. 3” REVIEW/INTRO: Do all things work together for my good? I. THE CONDITIONS (Rom. 8:1, 26-28): 1. No Condemnation (Rom. 8:1). To those who are in Christ Jesus. To those who walk according to the Spirit. 2.  Praying With the Help of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26-27). 3.  Loving God & […]

By Grace Through Faith – Part 2

“BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH – Pt. 2”  REVIEW/INTRO: We are saved by grace through faith, and not by either one independent of the other (Eph. 2:8). IS GOD SOVEREIGN? Definition: Supreme in power and authority. Scriptures: Ps. 103:19; 115:3; 1Chron. 29:11; Jer. 32:17; Matt. 28:18. God’s sovereignty doesn’t mean that our actions have no influence […]

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

“BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH” INTRO: Is salvation (being made whole in every area of life) up to me or up to God? I. THE GRACE VS. FAITH TENSION (Eph. 2:8-10). A. We are saved by grace through faith, and not by either one independent of the other (v. 8a). B. Grace saves. Faith channels the […]

Need Some Resurrection?

“NEED SOME RESURRECTION?” INTRO:  On this Easter we’re going to focus on Jesus being the resurrection (Jn. 11:25) and its application. DEATH HITS CLOSE TO HOME (Jn. 11:1-14). Bad news comes (vv. 1-4). Lazarus, Mary & Martha’s brother, gets sick (v. 1). Have you had some bad news hit close to home? Bad news turns […]

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

“WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” INTRO: What happened on the first Good Friday and how does that apply to us today? JESUS FORSAKEN BY GOD (Matt. 27:27-31, 37-46). The Mock Coronation (Matt. 27:27-31). The Blasphemous Accusation (Matt. 27:37-42). A real king should be able to save Himself. If you can get yourself off the cross […]

Living A Blessed Life In A Cursed Economy – Part 3

“LIVING A BLESSED LIFE IN A CURSED ECONOMY – Pt. III” INTRO: God wants you to live a blessed life (Deut. 28:1-9)! Studies show that as income increases, the percentage of what people give generally decreases. -$10,000 income = 5.2% giving. +$200,000 income = 0.7% giving. “The Blessed Test” – God uses the money that […]