Living in Light of Eternity (2 Corinthians 5:6-10)

Theme of 2 Corinthians: The paradox of Christian life and ministry is that to be faithful in affliction, you must find strength in weakness. Key Idea: Being an ambassador for Christ means seeing and living life, in light of eternity. 1. Being an Ambassador for Christ is about seeing life in light of eternity (verses 6-8) Faith is seeing the physical realities of life in light of the spiritual realities that really govern life. a. Faith guards against letting physical appearances govern our lives b. Faith allows us to see the spiritual realities that actually......

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Why Does God Love Us? (1 John 4.10)

I. Does God love us because we are good? II. Does God love us because we do good? III. Does God love us because He “has” to? IV. Does God love us because Jesus died? V. God loves us because of Himself...

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Man to Man Coverage (Romans 5:12-21)

Key Idea: Your eternal destiny either lies in the spectacular sin of Adam or the superabounding grace of Christ.   Three realities that affect your eternal destiny: Adam represents humanity in sin’s destruction (vv.12-14) Christ represents many in His abundant grace (vv.15-17) Christ graciously leads His own to victorious life (vv.18-21)...

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Not Home Yet (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

Key Idea: If we want to be faithful ambassadors for Christ, then each of us must be convinced of the hope of eternity. “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next…it is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this one.” -C.S. Lewis 1. Our future glory 2. This present groaning The Spirit as a guarantee (v. 5) Gives us eyes of faith to see......

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Help Me, Lord! (Mark 9:14-29)

Key Idea: God has all power and all compassion to help you in your suffering. Do you believe Him? I. Help, I’m Suffering! (Mark 9:14-22) II. Help My Unbelief! (Mark 9:23-27) III. Help Me, Lord! (Mark 9:28-29)...

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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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The Underdog Church (Acts 4)

4 Characteristics of the Underdog Church 1. The underdog church must trust in God’s sovereignty, so we can embrace persecution is part of the Christian life The believers remind themselves of God’s sovereignty. Verse 24: The Sovereign God is the God of creation Verses 25 and 26: The Sovereign God is the God of revelation Verse 27: The Sovereign God is the God of history. Examples of the rays of hope the early church saw. Acts 2:41 Acts 4:4 Acts 5:41-42 Acts 8:1 and 4 2. The underdog church must remember we’re filled......

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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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Ambassadors for Christ (Philippians 1:27)

Key idea: As citizens of heaven, we must live as ambassadors for Christ. Three truths we must remember to live as ambassadors for Christ: 1. Heaven is our home This world is not our home 2. The church is our embassy 3. The Gospel is our mission We are ambassadors, not tourists: Tourists embrace the culture Tourists are consumers Tourists are convinced later is okay Tourists seek comfort Gospel ministry is the pursuit of the expansion of the gospel in the hearts of believers, and in the salvation of unbelievers....

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