Wisdom's Invitation (Matthew 11:25-30)

Key Idea: Pursue wisdom by pursuing Christ. Wisdom: Faithful living informed by biblical thinking. We must pursue Christ for wisdom because: Only Jesus Knows and Reveals God Most Truly Jesus Shows Us the Way to the Good Life...

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Generosity with the Gospel (Matthew 2:1-12)

Three ways the Christmas story motivates to be generous with the Gospel Christ came to call outsiders You were an outsider Every unbeliever is an outsider God can save any outsider Christ came to dethrone our false kings Christ came to create worshipers Worship calls for sacrifice Worship calls for submission Worship creates joy...

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The Blessing of Brokenness (John 18:15-18, 25-26; 21 15:19)

Pride: Self over Christ Cross Reference: Mark 14:26-38 Key Idea: Because of the perils of pride, we must embrace the blessing of brokenness. 1. The Perils of Pride Pride (Self over Christ) can be seen in two ways: A. Self without Christ Pride = Prayerlessness B. Self instead of Christ Warnings: Proverbs 11:2, 15:25, 16:8; Psalm 10:4; Isaiah 2:11; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5 2. The Blessing of Brokenness Three ways to embrace our brokenness: A right identity: recognize your desperation for grace A right direction: move towards Christ A right love: have......

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In Christ (2 Corinthians 5:16-20)

Key Idea: Being an ambassador for Christ is the outworking of our salvation in Christ.   I. The Gospel changes how we view ourselves   “Union with Christ means we are in Christ, Christ is in us, we are like Christ, and we are with Christ” (Wayne Grudem)   II. The Gospel changes how we view others   By living out our “new creation” identity, we are able to truly see people for who they are. A. It free us from living out our fear of suffering and persecution B. It frees us......

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Fear and Love (2 Corinthians 5:11-15)

Key idea: To live as ambassadors for Christ, we must experience fear and embrace love I. We must experience a fear of the Lord We must fear the Lord for others We must fear the Lord for ourselves II. We must embrace Christ’s love God’s love saves and sanctifies us God’s love secures and satisfies us...

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