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James & Wisdom After the Cross – Part 4 | James 4:1-12

Our Desires vs. God’s Desire I. The CAUSE of QUARRELS (4:1-3)A. The WAR that Rages INSIDE (4:1-2a; Ti. 3:10-11; Prov. 20:3; Rom. 8:7)B. Our FAILURE to ASK (4:2b; Matt. 7:7-8; John 15:7)C. Our (NOT SO) Hidden AGENDAS (4:3) II. An EXCLUSIVE...

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James and Wisdom After the Cross – Part 3 | Selections from James

Sticks and Stones I. The LAY of the LANDA. Born by the WORD to Grow in PERSEVERANCE (1:2-4, 17-21)B. Our FAITH and the WORK of PERFECTION (1:22-25; 2:14-26)C. The Wisdom of MERCY Forbids FAVOURITISM (2:1-13; 3:13-18) II. The Power of the TONGUE...

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James and Wisdom After the Cross – Part 2 | James 2:1-13, 3:13-18

The Folly of Favouritism I. The Incompatibility of FAVOURITISM and the GOSPEL (2:1-13)A. God Chose the POOR (2:5; Matt. 25:40; Luke 4:17-19, 6:20)B. God is no RESPECTER of PERSONS (2:1; Deut. 10:17; I Sam. 16:7; Acts 10:34; Rom. 2:11; Eph. 6:9)C...

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James & Wisdom After the Cross – Part 1 | James 1:2-7, 12-18; 2:14-26

The Legalism of Perfection and the Perfect Law I. A TALE of Two BIRTHS (1:1-8, 12-18)A. PERSEVERANCE is Grown through TRUTH and TRIALS (1:1-8, 17-18; Rom. 5:1-5)B. SIN is Born through DESIRE and DECEPTION (1:13-16, 22)C. PATIENCE and PRACTICE...

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Life Under the Sun – Part 3 | Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

The End of Humanity? I. The WISDOM of the TEACHERA. MEANING is Impossible to DISCERN (1:2; 12:8)B. STRIVING Will Leave You MISERABLE (4:4-8; 5:13-17)C. CARPE DIEM! (2:24-25; 3:12-13; 5:18; 8:15) II. The WISDOM of the AUTHOR (12:9-14)A. The VALUE...

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Life Under the Sun – Part 2 | Ecclesiastes 2:22-25; 3:9-13; 3:20-22; 5:15-20; 8:14-15; 9:7-10; 11:7-12:1

A Time to Mourn / A Time to Dance I. SIFTING Through the FOGA. All of our EFFORTS Gone up in SMOKE (6:12; 9:9; 11:10)B. Life: An ENIGMA we Cannot SOLVE (2:15,19,21,23; 3:19; 4:7-8; 6:2; 7:15; 8:14, 17) II. The Case for ENJOYING it ANYWAY...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 9 | Acts 27-28

The End of the Beginning I. The Road to the CROSS, in all its Varied FORMS (Luke 19-23; Acts 21-28)A. No SERVANT is GREATER than His MASTER (John 15:20; Luke 19:28; 22:68; 23:4,7; Acts 21:15; 22:30; 24:1; 25:23)B. A Road of STRUGGLE, Risk, and...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 8 | Acts 16:6-34

When the Gospel Goes on Mission I. The GOSPEL is for EVERYONEActs 16:9, 13-14, 16-18, 29-34A. Lydia: A GOD-FEARING BUSINESS WOMANB. Slave Girl: A DEMON-POSSESSED WITNESSC. Jailer: A PAGAN EX-SOLDIER II. The Gospel looks different with EveryoneA...

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Acts: Jesus at Work Through the Church – Part 7 | Acts 15

A Gospel Shaped Community I. Paul & Barnabas: INDWELT, EMPOWERED, WITNESSING (Acts 13-14)A. A Multi-ETHNIC FAITH Community Following KING JESUS (Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3)B. SIGNS, SERMONS, and STONINGS! (Acts 13:4-14:20)C. “REPORTING all that...

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Lent 2022 – Longing for Justice – Part 3 | The Book of Amos

The Target of God’s Justice I. God has set His SIGHTS on ISRAEL (Amos 1-2)A. A List of the USUAL SUSPECTS (Amos 1:3-2:3)B. Chosenness doesn’t mean EXEMPTION, but EXPECTATION (Amos 2:6-16, Amos 3:2, Luke 12:48)C. A Lion ROARS (Amos 1:2. 3:8, 3:12)...

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Journey of the Soul – Part 7 | Mark 5:21-43

A Saving Faith- The Inner Journey I. The DEATH Experience of HITTING the WALL (Mark 5:22-23, 25-27)A. An Experience of a DEVASTATING Loss (Ps. 10:1; 38:9-11; 72:13-14)B. RUNNING out of ANSWERS (Mark 5:23, 28) II. The FAITH Experience of FALLING...

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New Identity…New Hope – I Peter, Part 4 | I Peter 4:7-11

End Time Ethics I. The END of the WORLD as We KNOW it (I Pet. 4:7; II Peter 3:8-10a; Luke 21:34-36)A. Not an INVITATION to WORRY (Matt. 24:36, 6:25-34; I Peter 5:7; Phil. 4:5-7)B. Instead, A COMMAND to Stay SOBER (1:13, 4:7, 5:8; I Thes. 5:6-8; 2...

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Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet – Part I | Jonah 1:1-3

Prophet on the Run I. How should we READ JONAH?A. Don’t FOCUS on the FISH (1:17, 2:10)B. An UPSIDE DOWN Story (1:3, 16, 3:6-10)C. A MIRROR to EXPOSE Ourselves (4:10-11, James 1:22-24)D. A STORY that Ultimately POINTS to JESUS (Luke 24:44, John...

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