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The Fellowship of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-15)

The Fellowship of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-15)

As we focus on enhancing our Fellowship in 2019, we explore how our Giving is related to our understanding of Christian Fellowship.

The Song of Solomon and Jesus

The Song of Solomon and Jesus

As part of our series of examining how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we look at the overall message of Song of Solomon and its connections to God’s redemptive work through Jesus, even redemption of marital love and intimacy.

Responses to Questions: Part 7

Responses to Questions: Part 7
  1. How should we use the term “Christian”?

  2. What will happen to the unimmersed on the Day of Judgment?

  3. Why do we not come together for prayer gatherings in response to crisis like past generations did?

The Sectarian Mindset (1 Corinthians 1:10-17)

The Sectarian Mindset (1 Corinthians 1:10-17)

As a followup to last week’s sermon on Traditions, we explore the mindset which leads to division and sectarianism…and the path toward recovery and prevention.

Responses to Questions: Part 2

Responses to Questions: Part 2

Responses to these questions:

1. In the absence of scriptural leadership, how does a congregation operate?

2. Is there a book, chapter, and verse which tells us Jesus was 33 when He died?

3. What are some of the differences between the Sadducees and the Pharisees besides the denial of resurrection by the former?

The Assembly Among Early Christians (Hebrews 12:22-24)

The Assembly Among Early Christians (Hebrews 12:22-24)

How do we regard the importance of our assemblies together as compared with the emphasis placed on them by the early church? Which cultural factors have contributed to the devaluing of our time together? We examine these questions and look at 3 passages in Hebrews which should help reignite our anticipation of our regular gatherings as God's people.

Communal Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)

Communal Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)

Prayer is individual, but it is also communal - when we are assembled together and even when we are in private. We explore the overlap of Christian fellowship and prayer.

A People for God's Own Possession (1 Peter 2:4-12)

A People for God's Own Possession (1 Peter 2:4-12)

1 Peter 2 has some of the most potent language about the people of God in the entire Bible. We explore 5 designations for God's people and the meaning that each of them carry.

The Necessity (and Limitations) of Human Judgment (Matthew 7:1-5)

The Necessity (and Limitations) of Human Judgment (Matthew 7:1-5)

"Judge not lest you be judged." It seems like even those who don't have a clue on where to find the Gospel of Matthew in a Bible know this verse. And absolutely Christians have too often ignored Jesus' teaching on the dangers of making judgments. But this is not all the Bible has to say on the topic. We examine several biblical passages and find out why judgment is necessary but also why our human capacity for it is limited.

The Qualities of an Overseer (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

The Qualities of an Overseer (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

Why are church overseers/elders/shepherds limited to those who have exhibited specific qualities? We go through 1 Timothy 3 to explore these divine descriptions of a local church's leaders.