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Encouragement for the Discouraged Hear

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 22:30 – 23:11 Sermon #36 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE When the pain of your past, the prospect of your future, or the problems of today discourage you, be encouraged by the Lord’s presence, praise, and promise – He is with you, He is for you, and He is not finished with you. SERMON OUTLINE We should be encouraged by His presence: The Lord is with us. We should…

Coming Home pt.2

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 21:37 – 22:29 Sermon #35 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE Those who have been converted are called to confess their faith with calmness and courage to a culture that needs to be changed by Christ. SERMON OUTLINE His Credentials His Conversion His Commission Application Points Calmness Courage Calling Change

The Significance of the Empty Tomb

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Matthew 28:1-10 Easter 2023 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The empty tomb signifies hope, forgiveness, victory, eternal life, and the universal authority of Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord. SERMON OUTLINE 1. The empty tomb means that there is hope for empty lives. 2. The empty tomb means that God’s grace is greater than your past. 3. The empty tomb means that you no longer have to live in fear. 4. The empty tomb means that there is…

What’s So “Good” about Good Friday?

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Luke 23:13-25; 44-49 Palm Sunday – 2023 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Jesus the Innocent suffered inhumane treatment and the injustice of the cross so that iniquitous sinners who rightly deserve to die can be set free and saved. SERMON OUTLINE Inhumanity Innocence Iniquity Injustice

Coming Home pt.1

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 21:15-36 Sermon #34 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE We must never compromise the gospel, nor willfully participate in sin, but we must passionately pursue the glory of God, the unity of the church, and the evangelization of all people while standing firmly on the truth of God’s Word…even if it costs us everything. SERMON OUTLINE Affectionate Reception Allegations and Rumors Attempted Resolution Anger and Retaliation

The Painful Pleasure of Pursuing Christ’s Plan

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 21:1-14 Sermon #33 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE You may pay a steep price to pursue Christ’s plan for your life with courage and conviction, but you will never regret the cost. SERMON OUTLINE Differing Perspectives Disobedience vs. Devotion Prohibition vs. Prediction Determined Plan The Spirit’s Direction Christ’s Pattern Discipleship’s Price Painful Deadly Pleasurable

A Final Firewell

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 20:13-38 Sermon #32 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE As a pastor, I must live a surrendered life of selfless and sacrificial service, shepherding God’s flock and safeguarding it from the attacks of heresy and apostasy. SERMON OUTLINE Pastoral Conduct Pastoral Concerns Pastoral Command

The Ministry of Encouragement

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 20:1-12 Sermon #31 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE As a community of believers, we must encourage one another by gathering together for worship, uniting together in service, declaring the truth of the gospel, and clinging to the hope of the resurrection. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Presence2. Partnerships3. Proclamation4. Power of the Resurrection

When the Word of the Lord Grows

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 19:8-41 Sermon #30 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE When the word of the Lord grows, God’s power will be displayed, Jesus Christ will be exalted, confession and repentance will occur, and society will be impacted. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Revelation2. Reverence3. Repentance4. Reform

Effective Disciple-Making

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 18:18 – 19:10 Sermon #29 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE Effective disciple-making occurs when Christ’s disciples enter into relationships, share the gospel, and provide gospel-centered instruction to help people trust and follow Christ. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Education2. Engagement3. Evangelism

Encouragement for the Discouraged Heart

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 18:1-17 Sermon #28 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE God encourages our discouraged hearts by giving us everything we need to persevere in the mission to which He has called us and guaranteeing that He will be with us to the end. SERMON OUTLINE God Provided. Partners Pay Progress God Promised. His Presence His Protection Fulfillment of His Purpose

Engaging Culture

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 17:16-34 Sermon #27 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE Out of zeal for the Lord and compassion for the lost, we must engageour culture and point them to their only hope – the Lord Jesus Christ. SERMON OUTLINE 1. Paul’s Motive2. Paul’s Method3. Paul’s Message

How to Turn the Word Upside Down (Right Side Up)

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Acts 17:1-15 Sermon #26 from the series: Acts: The Advance of the Gospel SERMON IN A SENTENCE The only hope for an upside-down world to be turned right side up is for the truth of God’s Word to be proclaimed, believed, and obeyed. SERMON OUTLINE Fearlessly declare the truth. Ground it in Scripture.  Give it strategically. Guide our hearers to the Savior Faithfully devote ourselves to the truth. Receive it passionately. Research it prudently. Respond to it properly.

What Do These Stones Mean?

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Joshua 4:20-24 SERMON IN A SENTENCE May we always remember what the Lord has done and reveal His glory to our children and to the nations so that all may revere Him and rejoice in His salvation. SERMON OUTLINE Remembrance Revelation Reverence Rejoicing

Living as Children of God

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: 1 John 2:28-3:3 SERMON IN A SENTENCE As children of God who have been born of Him, belong to Him, and will one day be like Him, we must abide in Him and seek to live holy lives free from fear and shame. SERMON OUTLINE Confidence Identity Expectation

The Devil Made Me Do It!

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: James 1:13-27 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Temptation can easily lead us away from God and entangle us in sin but if we know who our fight is against, rely on our ally, have a plan to overcome our temptation and know our strategy for continuing to walk away from our temptation, we will continually walk towards God, grow into the follower He has called us to be, and bring Him the glory He deserves. SERMON OUTLINE Know your…

The Miraculous Birth of the Believer

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: John 3:1-9 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The miraculous birth of the believer is a work of God’s grace wherebynsinners gain eternal life by becoming new creatures through the convicting work of the Holy Spirit who leads them to repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. SERMON OUTLINE The Meaning The Method The Magnitude

The Miraculous Birth of Jesus

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7 SERMON IN A SENTENCE Jesus Christ is the most wonderful, life-changing, and marvelous gift of Christmas because He makes our salvation possible. SERMON OUTLINE Jesus’ miraculous conception makes the inconceivable possible  Jesus’ physical birth makes our spiritual birth possible Jesus being divested of His splendor makes our deliverance from sin possible.

The Miraculous Birth of John the Baptist

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Luke 1:5-25, 57 SERMON IN A SENTENCE The unexpected blessing of a son born to barren parents calls us to believe in Jesus and the promise of God’s Word. SERMON OUTLINE Barrenness Blessing Belief Birth  

The Miraculous Birth of Samuel

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  1 Samuel 1:1-20 SERMON IN A SENTENCE God provided the solution to our greatest problem by devoting His own Son to be our sacrificial Savior. SERMON OUTLINE Hannah’s _______ Hannah’s _________ Hannah’s _________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Hannah’s Problem Hannah’s Payer Hannah’s Promise

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