God’s Love and Loyalty (Romans 5:6-11)

Key Idea: The death and life of Christ assures us of His love and loyalty. The Death of Christ Assures Us of God’s Love (vv.6-8) The Life of Christ Assures Us of God’s Loyalty (vv.9-10) Our Response: Receive and Rejoice (v.11)...

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Blessings All Mine (Romans 5:1-5)

Key Idea: Justification by faith brings many blessings to the Christian life. Three blessings from justification by faith: Peace with God (v.1) Access to Grace (v.2a) Hope of Glory (vv.2b-5)...

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Wisdom and Words (Selected Proverbs)

Key Idea: Wisdom with our words should be reflected not only in what we talk about, but how we communicate Christ in all things Three areas to consider for how to wisely handle our words: 1. Be Mindful of Your Content (Prov 10:11, 26:20, 16:28, 10:21)         a. Refuse to Gossip         b. Refashion with Grace 2. Be Sensitive to Your Context (Prov 15:23, 25:11-12, 17:28, 27:6, 27:14, 26:4-5)         a. Right “Who?”         b. Right “When?” and “Where?” 3. Be Consistent in Your Conduct (Prov 15:28, 16:21-24, 15:1, 15:4)...

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Wisdom and Friendship (Selected Proverbs)

Four building blocks for good and godly friendships Centered on Jesus, Not Just Common Interests (Prov 13:20) Counseling, Not Coddling (Prov 27:9) Correction, Not Criticism (Prov 27:6) Commitment, Not Convenience (Prov 17:17, 18:24)...

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Outside Inside (Romans 2:25-29)

Key idea: All the traditions and disciplines of life are to reflect and flow from a changed heart. The Sign of Circumcision (v25) The Significance of Circumcision (vv.26-27) The Spirit of Circumcision (vv.28-29)...

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