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Sermons by Pastor Phillip M. Way

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(coming in 2017)
The Day of the Lord –
Zephaniah
The Upper Room – John 13-21
God’s Redeeming Love – Hosea
Kept by the Word of God
– 2 Peter

Current Sunday Sermon Series:
God’s Redeeming Love
– Hosea
April 30 – August 20, 2017

1. Hosea’s Family – 1:1-2:1
2. The Hedge of Thorns – 2:2-23
3. Redeemed – 3:1-5
4. The Indictment of Israel – 4:1-19
5. Seeking without Finding – 5:1-15
6. Mercy, not Sacrifice – 6:1-11
7.  Victim or Perpetrator? – Hosea 7:1-2
8. They Cried Out, but Not to God – 7:1-16
9. Forgetting God – 8:1-14
10. A Strange Thing – 8:12
11. Cast Away – 9:1-17
12. Break Up Your Fallow Ground – 10:1-15
13. Bent on Backsliding – 11:1-11
14. God’s Anger Provoked – 11:12-12:14
15. No Savior Besides Me – 13:1-16
16. The Ways of the Lord are Right – 14:1-19

Recent Sermons

The Upper Room – John 13-21
February 19 – April 23, 2017

1. The Suffering Servant – John 13
2. Answers for a Troubled Heart – John 14
3. The Joy of Abiding in Jesus – John 15:1-11 (Guest Preacher Matthew Breeden)
4. Love and Hate – John 15:12-25
5. Our Helper – John 15:26-16:15
6. Our Peace – John 16:16-33
7. The Lord’s Prayer – John 17
8. From the Garden to Golgotha – John 18-19
9. He is Risen – John 20
10. Follow Me – John 21

The Day of the LordZephaniah
January 1 – February 12, 2017

1. The Days of Josiah – 1:1
2. Creation Consumed – 1:2-3
3. Reasons for Wrath – 1:4-18
4. Reproaches of the Wicked – 2:1-15
5. Rebellious and Wayward – 3:1-7
6. The Restored Remnant – 3:8-20
7. The Ways of Josiah – 2 Chron. 34:1-7; 2 Kings 22-23

The Word became Flesh – John 1:1-18
December 4 – 25, 2016

1. In the Beginning – 1:1-3
2. Life and Light – 1:4-9
3. Received and Believed – 1:10-13
4. Glory, Grace, and Truth – 1:14-18

Special Message
November 27, 2016 – Thanksgiving
O Give Thanks to the Lord – 1 Chronicles 16:34

Kept by the Power of God – 1 Peter
June 19 – November 20, 2016

1. Peter, Pilgrims, and Predestination – 1:1-2
2. A Living Hope – 1:3-5
3. Genuine Faith – 1:6-12
4. Genuine Holiness – part 1 – 1:13-16
5. Genuine Holiness – part 2 – 1:17-21
6. Genuine Love – 1:22-2:3
7. Living Stones – 2:4-5
8. A Stumbling Stone – 2:6-10
9. The Soul at War – 2:11-12
10. Submissive Citizens – 2:13-17
11. Submissive Servants – 2:18-25
12. Submissive Spouses – 3:1-7
13. Pursue Peace – 3:8-12
14. Suffering for Righteousness – 3:13-17
15. The Just for the Unjust – 3:18-22
16. Enough – 4:1-6
17. The End of All Things – 4:7-11
18. Blessed in Bearing Reproach – 4:12-19
19. Doing Good – 4:19
20. Shepherding the Flock – 5:1-4
21. Casting All Your Cares on Him – 5:4-6
22. Steadfast in the Faith – 5:7-14

Special Message
October 30, 2016 – Reformation Day
Revived, Restored, Reformed – Ephesians 2:1-10

Special Message
June 12, 2016 – 25th Anniversary of Pastor Way’s Ordination
Preach the Word – 2 Timothy 4:1-5

That’s Life – Ecclesiastes
January 3 – June 5, 2016

1. Introduction to Ecclesiastes – 1:1
2. Under the Sun – 1:2-11
3. It’s Not Enough to Know – 1:12-18
4. Never Enough – 2:1-11
5. Life and Labor – 2:12-26
6. Time and Eternity – 3:1-15
7. Is There No Justice? – 3:16-22
8. Better Off Dead? – 4:1-6
9. Friendship and Popularity – 4:7-16
10. Our Approach to God – 5:1-7
11. Wounded by Wealth – 5:8-20
12. The Misery of Having it All – 6:1-12
13. That’s Better – 7:1-14
14. God Made Man Upright – 7:15-29
15. What is it to Walk in Wisdom? – 8:1
16. It is Not Well – 8:2-17
17. It Only Takes One – 9:1-18
18. A Little Bird Told Me – 10:1-20
19. The Uncertainties of Life – 11:1-10
20. Solomon’s Conclusion – 12:1-14

Death’s Dominion Defeated
March 20 – 27, 2016 – Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday

1. Reconciled to God – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21
2. Raised to New Life – Romans 6:1-11

Special Message
December 27, 2015
This is Your Life – James 4:13-17

Special Message
June 28, 2015
Aliens in Exile – 1 Peter 2:11-17

The Mind of Christ – Philippians
April 12 – December 20, 2015

1. To the Saints at Philippi – 1:1-2
2. From Beginning to End – 1:3-8
3. The Fruits of Righteousness – 1:9-11
4. Furthering the Gospel – 1:12-14
5. Christ is Preached – 1:15-18
6. Christ Will Be Magnified – 1:19-20
7. Christ is All in All – 1:21-26
8. One Spirit, One Mind – 1:27
9. Granted to Believe– 1:28-29
10. Suffering for His Sake – 1:29-30
11. Four Pillars of Christian Unity – 2:1
12. Being Like Minded – 2:2-4
13. The Mind of Christ – 2:5-8
14. Jesus Christ is Lord – 2:9-11
15. Work Out Your Own Salvation – 2:12-13
16. Stop Complaining and Arguing – 2:14-16
17. Be Glad and Rejoice – 2:17-18
18. Fellow Worker Timothy – 2:19-24
19. Fellow Worker Epaphroditus – 2:25-30
20. God’s Remedy for a Lack of Joy – 3:1-3
21. Resume of a Lost Legalist – 3:4-6
22. Spiritual Bankruptcy – 3:7-8
23. Righteousness by Faith – 3:9-11
24. Pursuing the Prize – 3:12-14
25. Walk the Line – 3:15-16
26. Enemies of the Cross – 3:17-19
27. Citizens of Heaven – 3:20-21
28. Stand Fast – 4:1
29. Restoring Unity – 4:2-4
30. Guarded by Peace – 4:5-7
31. Ponder and Practice – 4:8-9
32. Contentment through Christ – 4:10-13
33. Every Need Supplied – 4:14-19
34. Glory, Greetings, and Grace – 4:20-23

Lead Me to Calvary – Psalm 22
March 29 – April 5, 2015 – Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday

1. The Cry of the Crucified – Psalm 22:1-21a
2. The Declaration of the Delivered – Psalm 22:21b-31

Right in Whose Eyes? – Judges
November 2, 2014 – March 22, 2015

1. Incomplete Obedience – 1:1-36
2. Stubborn Disobedience – 2:1-3:6
3. The Lion and the Lefty – 3:7-30
4. Unlikely Saviors – 3:31 – 5:31
5. Gideon’s Might – 6:1-40
6. Gideon’s Mighty God – 7:1-25
7. Gideon’s Memorial – 8:1-35
8. A Prophet Prophesied – Deuteronomy 18:15-22
9. Setting the Stage for the Savior – Ruth 1:1-5; Matt. 1:1-25
10. Abimelech’s Abominations – 9:1-57
11. Minor Judges, Major Judgments – 10:1-16
12. Jephthah the Syncretistic Saint – 10:17-11:40
13. Mysterious Providence – 12:1-15
14. Samson’s Birth – 13:1-25
15. Samson’s Failed Marriage – 14:1 – 15:20
16. Samson and Delilah – 16:1-31
17. Pretend Piety – 17:1 – 18:31
18. Depravity on Display – 19:1-21:25
19. Eli and Ichabod – 1 Samuel 4
20. Samuel and Saul – 1 Samuel 7-8

Special Message
October 26, 2014
Delivered from Death – Psalm 116:8

Reconciled – Colossians
May 4 – October 19, 2014

1. The Local Church – 1:1-2
2. Gospel Fruit: Faith in Christ Jesus – 1:3-4
3. Gospel Fruit: Love for the Saints – 1:4
4. Gospel Fruit: Hope in the Gospel – 1:5-8
5. Walk Worthy – 1:9-12
6. Delivered, Conveyed, Redeemed – 1:13-14
7. Christ’s Preeminence – 1:15-18
8. Once Alienated, Now Reconciled – 1:19-23
9. The Stewardship of Suffering – 1:24-29
10. Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom – 2:1-3
11. Don’t Be Deceived or Cheated – 2:4-8
12. Baptized, Buried, and Raised – 2:9-15
13. The Basic Principles of the World – 2:16-23
14. Heavenly Minded – 3:1-4
15. Put Off the Old Man – 3:5-9
16. Put On the New Man – 3:10-14
17. A Word to Worshippers – 3:15-17
18. A Word to Wives – 3:18
19. A Word to Husbands – 3:19
20. A Word to Children – 3:20
21. A Word to Parents – 3:21
22. A Word to Workers – 3:22-4:1
23. Redeeming the Time – 4:2-6
24. A Farewell to Fellows – 4:7-11, 14
25. Fulfill Your Ministry – 4:12-13, 15-18

Resurrection Sunday
April 20, 2014
You Who Fear God, Listen! – Acts 13:13-41

A Slave Set Free – Philemon
March 23 – April 13, 2014

1. Refreshed – vs. 1-7
2. Restored – vs. 8-14
3. Repurposed – vs. 15-16
4. Repaid – vs. 17-25

Purim: A Pageant of Providence – Esther
February 9 – March 16, 2014

1. Queen Esther – 1:1-2:18
2. Mordecai & Haman – 2:19-3:15
3. Esther Intervenes – 4:1-5:14
4. Rise & Fall – 6:1-7:10
5. Salvation – 8:1-17
6. The Feast of Purim – 9:1-10:3

Do Not Grow Weary – 1 & 2 Thessalonians
November 17, 2013 – February 2, 2014

1. An Introduction to 1 & 2 Thessalonians – 1 Thess. 1:1
2. Comfort in Our Conversion – 1 Thess. 1:1-10
3. Comfort in Our Conduct – 1 Thess. 2:1-12
4. Comfort in Our Companionship – 1 Thess. 2:13-20
5. Comfort & Concern – 1 Thess. 3:1-13
6. Comfort through Consecration – 1 Thess. 4:1-12
7. Comfort in His Coming – 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11
8. Comfort with a Final Charge – 1 Thess. 5:12-28
9. Comfort in Our Calling – 2 Thess. 1:1-12
10. Comfort & Condemnation – 2 Thess. 2:1-12
11. Comfort & Consolation – 2 Thess. 2:16-3:5
12. Comfort & Closing Commands – 2 Thess. 3:6-18

The Pursuit of Evil – Micah
September 22 – November 10, 2013

1. Listen All You Peoples – 1:1-16
2. Lying Prophets – 2:1-13
3. Licentious Politicians – 3:1-8
4. The Lord’s Place – 3:9 – 4:5
5. The Lord’s Peace – 4:6 – 5:5
6. The Lord’s Plan – 5:5-15
7. The Lord’s Plea – 6:1-16
8. Lamentation and Pardon – 7:1-20

Jesus: The Shadow’s Substance – Hebrews
December 2, 2012 – September 15, 2013

1. Jesus Appointed Heir – 1:1-4
2. Jesus and the Angels – 1:5-14
3. Jesus Announced – 2:1-4
4. Jesus, Able to Aid – 2:5-18
5. Jesus the Apostle – 3:1-6
6. Jesus’ Anger – 3:7-12
7. Jesus’ Anger (Part 2) – 3:13-19
8. Jesus At Rest – 4:1-13
9. Jesus Appointed High Priest – 4:14-5:11
10. Jesus and the ABCs – 5:12-6:3
11. Jesus Abandoned – 6:4-8
12. Jesus Our Anchor – 6:9-20
13. Jesus’ Abiding Priesthood – 7:1-10
14. Jesus and Aaron – 7:11-28
15. Jesus and A New Covenant – 8:1-13
16. Jesus and the Ark – 9:1-15
17. Jesus Appeared to Put Away Sin – 9:16-28
18. Jesus’ Atoning Sacrifice – 10:1-18
19. Jesus Assures – 10:19-31
20. Jesus Anticipated – 10:32-39
21. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 1) – 11:1-3
22. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 2) – 11:4-7
23. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 3) – 11:8-16
24. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 4) – 11:17-22
25. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 5) – 11:23-29
26. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 6) – 11:30-32
27. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 7) – 11:33-34
28. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 8) – 11:35
29. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 9) – 11:36-38
30. Jesus and Our Ancestors (part 10) – 11:39-40
31. Jesus, Not Ashamed – 12:1-2
32. Jesus Admonishes – 12:3-11
33. Jesus, Sins Antidote – 12:12-17
34. Jesus’ General Assembly – 12:18-27
35. Jesus Served Acceptably – 12:28-29
36. Jesus Never Abandons – 13:1-6
37. Jesus at the Altar (part 1) – 13:7-9
38. Jesus at the Altar (part 2) – 13:10-16
39. Jesus’ Authority – 13:17-19
40. Jesus Our Amen – 13:20-25

An Exhortation to Faithfulness – Malachi
July 28 – September 1, 2013

1. The Table Defiled – 1:1-14
2. The Treachery of Divorce – 2:1-17
3. The Tithe Denied – 3:1-15
4. The Terrible Day – 3:16-4:6

Christian Hospitality – 2 & 3 John
January 6 and January 20, 2013

1. Walking Together in Truth – 2 John
2. Working Together for Truth – 3 John

Sermons in 2012

Proving Your Faith – James
Sept 9 – Nov 25, 2012

1. Faith Proved through Suffering – 1:1-11
2. Faith Proved through Temptation – 1:12-18
3. Faith Proved through Obedience – 1:19-27
4. Faith Proved through Impartiality – 2:1-13
5. Faith Proved through Works – 2:14-26
6. Faith Proved through Words– 3:1-12
7. Faith Proved through Wisdom – 3:13-18
8. Faith Proved through Humility – 4:1-10
9. Faith Proved through Dependence – 4:11-17
10. Faith Proved through Treasure – 5:1-6
11. Faith Proved through Perseverance – 5:7-12
12. Faith Proved through Prayer – 5:13-20

God Hates Religion – Amos
June 10 – September 2, 2012

1. The Sins of Israel’s Enemies – 1:1-2:3
2. The Sins of Israel and Judah – 2:4-16
3. The Sin of Irresponsibility – 3:1-15
4. The Sin of Idolatry – 4:1-13
5. The Sin of Injustice – 5:1-15
6. The Sin of Irreverence – 5:16-27
7. The Sin of Idleness – 6:1-14
8. Locusts, Fire, & a Plumb Line – 7:1-9
9. Complaints of Conspiracy – 7:10-17
10. Summer Fruit – 8:1-14
11. No Escape – 9:1-10
12. Repaired, Raised, & Rebuilt – 9:11-15

Letters to the Seven Churches – Revelation 1-3
April 8 – June 3, 2012

1. Alive Forevermore – Heb 12:1-2; Rev 1:4-20 (Communion Service and Sermon)
2. To the Seven Churches – Rev. 1:1-20
3. To the Church at Ephesus – Rev. 2:1-7
4. To the Church at Smyrna – Rev. 2:8-11
5. To the Church at Pergamos – Rev. 2:12-17
6. To the Church at Thyatira – Rev. 2:18-29
7. To the Church at Sardis – Rev. 3:1-6
8. To the Church at Philadelphia – Rev. 3:7-13
9. To the Church at Laodicea – Rev. 3:14-22

Living a Full Life – 1 John
January 1 – April 1, 2012

1. Full Joy – 1:1-10
2. Full Holiness – 2:1-6
3. Full Light – 2:7-14
4. Full Anointing – 2:15-23
5. Full Truth – 2:24-29
6. Full Love – 3:1-10
7. Full Sacrifice – 3:11-18
8. Full Assurance – 3:19-24
9. Full Trust – 4:1-6
10. Full Knowledge – 4:7-16
11. Full Boldness – 4:17-21
12. Full Obedience – 5:1-5
13. Full Witness – 5:6-13
14. Full Confidence – 5:14-21

See also Notable Gnostics from 1 John 2:22-23 – a brief history of notorious heretics and their false teaching.

Sermons in 2011

Jesus, the Great I Am – Selected Passages from John
November 20 – December 25, 2011

1. I Am the Bread of Life – John 6:22-66
2. I Am the Light of the World – John 8:12-30
3. I Am the Good Shepherd – John 10:1-41
4. I Am the Resurrection and the Life – John 11:1-44
5. I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – John 13:31-14:20
6. I Am the Vine – John 15:1-27

The Redemption of Ruth – Ruth
November 27 – December 18, 2011

1. Ruth’s Redemption Anticipated – 1:1-22
2. Ruth’s Redemption Announced – 2:1-23
3. Ruth’s Redemption Assured – 3:1-18
4. Ruth’s Redemption Accomplished – 4:1-22

Profile of an Apostate – Jude
October 16 – November 20, 2011

1. Called to Contend – vs. 1-3
2. The Creeping Condemned – vs. 4-7
3. Corrupted like Cain – vs. 8-11
4. Contaminated and Convicted – vs. 12-15
5. Contentious Complainers – vs. 16-19
6. The Cure: Compassion and Consecration – vs. 20-25

The Lord Remembers – Zechariah
July 31 – November 13, 2011

1. Heed the Word of the Lord – 1:1-6
2. Horses, Horns, and Hammers – 1:7-21
3. The Holy Habitation – 2:1-13
4. The High Priest – 3:1-10
5. He Sees – 4:1-14
6. A House of Thieves – 5:1-11
7. Heaven’s Horses – 6:1-8
8. His Throne – 6:9-15
9. Hearts of Flint – 7:1-14
10. The Holy Mountain – 8:1-23
11. Hosanna! – 9:1-17
12. Hypocritical Herdsmen – 10:1-12
13. Handed Over – 11:1-17
14. A Heavy Stone – 12:1-14
15. His People – 13:1-9
16. Holiness to the Lord – 14:1-21

Qualities of a Sound Church – Titus
May 1 – July 24, 2011

1. Quality Relationships – Titus 1:1-4
2. Qualities for Elders – Titus 1:5-9
3. Disqualified! – Titus 1:10-16
4. Qualities for Men – Titus 2:1-2
5. Qualities for Women – Titus 2:3-5
6. Qualities for Young Men – Titus 2:6-8
7. Qualities for Workers – Titus 2:9-10
8. Qualities of Saving Grace – Titus 2:11-15
9. Qualified by Grace – Titus 3:1-2
10. Qualified Despite Our Past– Titus 3:3
11. Qualified by Mercy– Titus 3:4-7
12. Bearing Quality Fruit – Titus 3:8-15

Special Message
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Jesus is Still Coming Soon – 1 Thess. 5:1-11

Do You Believe? – Hebrews 11
January 2 – April 24, 2011

1. What is Faith? – Heb 11:1-2
2. Who Do You Trust? – Heb 11:1; Matt 16:16
3. Was Jesus Raised from the Dead? – Heb 11:1; Rom 10:9-10
4. Faith and Your Worldview – Heb 11:3
5. Examining Naturalism and Nihilism – Heb 11:3
6. What’s Really Real? – Heb 11:3
7. What Does God Say? – Heb 11:3
8. Faith Works – Heb 11:4-16
9. A Family of Faith – Heb 11:17-22
10. Faith for Today – Heb 11:23-26
11. Faith for the Future – Heb 11:27-31
12. Faithful Judges & Kings – Heb 11:32-34
13. Faithful Prophets – Heb 11:32-34
14. Faith in the Face of Death – Heb 11:35
15. Faith that Endures – Heb 11:36-38
16. Faith in Something Better – Heb 11:39-40
17. Highlights from the Hall of Faith – Heb 11:1, 3, 6
18. Looking Unto Jesus – Heb 12:1-2

Sermons in 2010

Special Message
Sunday, Dec. 26. 2010
Immanuel: God with Us – Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7

Triumphant Faith – Habakkuk
October 31 – December 19, 2010

1. The Burden of Habakkuk – Habakkuk 1:1
2. Questioning God – Habakkuk 1:2-11
3. Perplexing Problems – Habakkuk 1:12-2:1
4. The Just Shall Live by Faith – Habakkuk 2:2-4
5. Five Woes – Habakkuk 2:5-20
6. In Wrath Remember Mercy – Habakkuk 3:1-2
7. Rest in the Day of Trouble – Habakkuk 3:3-16
8. A Hymn of Faith – Habakkuk 3:17-19

Special Message
Sept 19, 2010 – Inaugural Service in Our New Meeting Place 
The Unstoppable Church – Acts 5:17-42

The Whole Armor of God – Ephesians 6:10-20
August 1 – October 24, 2010

1. The Power of His Might – Eph. 6:10
2. The Wiles of the Devil – Eph. 6:11
3. The Rulers of Darkness – Eph. 6:12
4. To Stand – Eph. 6:13
5. The Belt of Truth – Eph. 6:14
6. The Breastplate of Righteousness – Eph. 6:14
7. The Shoes of the Readiness of the Gospel – Eph. 6:15
8. The Shield of Faith – Eph. 6:16
9. The Helmet of Salvation – Eph. 6:17
10. The Sword of the Spirit – Eph. 6:17
11. Praying Always – Eph. 6:18
12. Preaching Boldly – Eph. 6:19-20

Special Message
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Calling and Contentment – 1 Cor. 7:17-24

Living for God in Ungodly Times – Daniel
April 18 – July 25, 2010

1. Daniel, Deity, and Destiny – Dan. 1:1-2
2. Dangers of Defiling Delicacies – Dan. 1:3-21
3. Deciphering Dreams – Dan. 2:1-49
4. Delivered from Death – Dan. 3:1-30
5. Dehumanizing Delusions – Dan. 4:1-37
6. Divided by Darius – Dan. 5:1-31
7. Delivered from the Den – Dan. 6:1-28
8. Daniel’s Dreams (part 1) – Dan. 7:1-28
9. Daniel’s Dreams (part 2) – Dan. 8:1-27
10. Deliverance Desired and Decreed – Dan. 9:1-27
11. Demonic Deterrence – Dan. 10:1-21
12. Dominion, Destruction, and Deliverance – Dan. 11:1-12:4
13. Daniel’s Death – Dan. 12:5-13
14. A Disciple’s Declaration – Dan. 6:26; Matt 16:13-26

Special Message
April 4, 2010 – Resurrection Sunday
This Jesus God has Raised Up – Acts 2:14-47

The Spirit & Power of Elijah – Selected Scriptures
January 3 – March 28, 2010

1. The Day is Coming – Malachi 4:1-6
2. Drought & Death – 1 Kings 17:1-24
3. Troubler of Israel – 1 Kings 18:1-19
4. Faltering Faith Tried by Holy Fire – 1 Kings 18:20-46
5. Zealous for the Lord – 1 Kings 19:1-21
6. Scoundrels! – 1 Kings 21:1-29
7. Baal-Zebub: Lord of the Flies – 2 Kings 1:1-18
8. Chariots of Fire – 2 Kings 2:1-25
9. The Second Coming of Elijah – Luke 1:5-25, 57-80
10. Preparing the Way – Luke 3:1-20; Mark 1:1-15; John 1:19-34
11. Do We Look for Another? – Luke 4:14-30; 7:17-35
12. Herod’s Grim Gift – Luke 9:7-9; Mark 6:14-29
13. The Kingdom of God Present with Power – Lk 9:27-36; Mk 9:1-13; Mt 17:1-13

Sermons from 2003 to 2009 (arranged by series):

About My Father’s Business: Growing Up with the Son – Luke 2; John 17
December 6 – December 27, 2009

1. The Son of Mary in the Manger – Luke 2:1-20
2. The Son of Joseph Matures – Luke 2:21-52 (audio not available)
3. The Son of Man’s Ministry – Luke 3:21-22; 4:1-30
4. The Son of God on a Mission – John 1:1-18; 17:1-26

A Ruthless God: When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Rom. 8:18-39
November 1 – November 29, 2009

1. The Cursed Creation – Rom 8:18-27
2. It’s Not Fair! – Luke 13:1-5; Rom 8:31-39
3. How Long, O Lord – Psalm 13
4. The Solution for Suffering – Rom 8:28-39

Repentance and Restoration in Joel – Joel

1. The Proclamation of Ruin – Joel 1:1-2:11
2. The Plea for Repentance – Joel 2:12-17
3. The Promise of Restoration – Joel 2:18-3:21

The Vision of Obadiah – Obadiah

1. The Doom of Edom – Obadiah 1-14
2. The Day of the Lord – Obadiah 15-21

Why Go? – Jonah & Nahum

1. Go Labor in the Field – John 4:27-38
2. Go to Nineveh – Jonah 1:1-3
3. Going Overboard – Jonah 1:4-16
4. Go Fish – Jonah 1:17-2:10
5. Go to Nineveh: The Do-Over – Jonah 3:1-10
6. Going Overboard on Dry Land – Jonah 4:1-10
7. The Sins of Israel – 2 Kings 14:23-29; 15:8-31; 17:1-4
8. The Sins of Assyria – 2 Kings 18-19 (2 Chron 32; Isaiah 36-37)
9. God and His Enemies – Nahum 1:1-3
10. God’s Power in Judgment – Nahum 1:4-8
11. God’s Particular Wrath Against Nineveh – Nahum 1:9-15
12. The Siege and Spoiling of Nineveh – Nahum 2:1-13
13. The Sin of Nineveh – Nahum 3:1-19
14. Surely I Am Coming Quickly – 2 Peter 3:10-14; Psalm 96

The Curse of Me-Centered Religion – Haggai

1. A Word of Rebuke – Haggai 1:1-15
2. A Word of Encouragement – Haggai 2:1-9
3. A Word of Promise – Haggai 2:10-23
4. A Word of Instruction – Ephesians 4:11-16

Good News – Malachi 1-4; Luke 1-2

1. A Sign of the Times – Malachi 1-4
2. Call His Name John – Luke 1:1-25, 57-58
3. Call His Name Jesus – Luke 1:26-56
4. The Word Became Flesh – Luke 2:1-38

The Lord’s Supper – Exodus 12 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

1. Passover: An Everlasting Ordinance – Exodus 12
2. Instructions for the Observance of Communion – 1 Cor 11:17-34

A Study of Ministry in 2 Corinthians – 2 Corinthians 3, 4, and 8

1. Ministers of a New Covenant – 2 Cor 3:1-6
2. The Glory of the New Covenant – 2 Cor 3:7-11
3. The Light of the Gospel – 2 Cor 4:1-6
4. The Excellence of God’s Power – 2 Cor 4:7-15
5. Daily Renewal in Truth – 2 Cor 4:16-18
6. The Grace of Giving – 2 Cor 8:1-7
7. Completion – 2 Cor 8:8-15
8. Proof of Love – 2 Cor 8:16-24

Be Imitators of God – Ephesians 5:1-21

1. Be Holy – Ephesians 5:1; 1 Peter 1:13-16
2. Hating What God Hates – Ephesians 5:1; Proverbs 6:16-19
3. Loving What God Loves – Ephesians 5:1; John 13:35; Matt 22:37-38
4. Loving As Christ Loves – Ephesians 5:2
5. Live as is Fitting for Saints – Ephesians 5:3-7
6. Five Keys to a Grateful Heart – Ephesians 5:4; 1 Thess 5:14-22
7. Walk as Children of Light – Ephesians 5:8-14
8. Walk in Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15-17
9. Understanding God’s Will – Ephesians 5:18-21
10. To Whom Then Will You Liken God? – Isaiah 40:1-31

God’s Design for the Family – Ephesians 5:18-33 and Selected Scriptures

1. The Source of Family Conflict – Genesis 3:1-19
2. The Solution for Family Conflict – Ephesians 5:18-21
3. Strategies for Success – Romans 6:12-13
4. Successful Spirit-Filled Living – Galatians 5:16-26
5. The Assault on Marriage – James 4:1-6
6. Divorce and Remarriage – Matthew 19:1-10
7. Lifetime Partnership – Genesis 1:6-27; 2:15-25
8. God’s Purpose for Children – Psalm 127
9. God’s Plan for Parenting – Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4
10. God’s Providential Exception: The Barren Womb – Psalm 113:9
11. Marriage as a Picture of Christ as Savior – Ephesians 5:23-25, 32
12. Marriage as a Picture of Christ as Sanctifier – Ephesians 5:26-27
13. Marriage as a Picture of Christ as Shepherd – Ephesians 5:29
14. Marriage as a Picture of the Body of Christ – Ephesians 5:30, 32
15. Jesus Defines and Defends Marriage – Matthew 19:3-8
16. The Wife’s Role at Home: Submission – Eph 5:22-24; Col 3:18
17. The Wife’s Role at Home: Incorruptible Beauty – 1 Peter 3:1-6
18. The Wife’s Role at Church: Covered – 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
19. The Wife’s Role at Church: Serving – 1 Timothy 2:9-15
20. The Wife’s Role at Church: Teaching – Titus 2:3-5
21. The Portrait of a Godly Wife – Proverbs 31:10-31
22. The Husband’s Role at Home: Love – Eph 5:25-27; Col 3:19
23. The Husband’s Role at Home: Nourish and Cherish – Eph 5:28-33
24. The Husband’s Role at Home: Understand – 1 Peter 3:7
25. The Husband’s Role at Church: Leading – 1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9
26. The Husband’s Role at Church: Serving – 1 Tim 3:8-13
27. The Husband at Church: Younger/Older Men – Titus 2:1-2; 6-8
28. The Portrait of a Godly Husband – Proverbs 31:1-9
29. The Children’s Role at Home: Obedience – Ephesians 6:1
30. The Children’s Role at Home: Honor – Ephesians 6:2-3
31. The Children’s Role at Church: Worship – Deuteronomy 6:1-6
32. The Portrait of a Godly Child – 1 Samuel 2; Luke 2

Set Your Mind on Things Above – Colossians 3

1. Nehemiah’s Single-Mindedness – Nehemiah 9
2. Being Like Minded – Philippians 2:1-5
3. Think on These Things – Colossians 3:1-2; Philippians 4:8
4. Your Life is Hidden with Christ in God – Colossians 3:3-4
5. Put Off – Colossians 3:5-11
6. Put On (Part 1) – Colossians 3:12-13
7. Put On (Part 2) – Colossians 3:14-15
8. Put On (Part 3) – Colossians 3:16-17

Making Disciples – 2 Timothy

1. Go – Matthew 28:18-20
2. Remind – 2 Timothy 1:1-7
3. Share – 2 Timothy 1:8-12
4. Keep – 2 Timothy 1:13-18
5. Endure – 2 Timothy 2:1-13; Hosea 1-3

Discipline and Discouragement – Hebrews 12:1-17

1. Learning to Walk with God – Daniel 6
2. The Remedy for Sin – Heb 12:1-11
3. The Requirement of Strength – Heb 12:12-13
4. The Peaceable Fruit of Righteousness – Heb 12:14
5. Defeating Bitterness – Heb 12:15-17
6. Discipline, Mercy, and Instruction – Psalm 32

Learn to Discern – Selected Scriptures

1. Can You Hear Me Now? – Hebrews 5:11-14
2. The Peril of Not Progressing – Hebrews 6:1-12
3. Test All Things – 1 Thessalonians 5:14-22
4. Overcoming Obstacles to Discernment – Psalm 1; 1 Kings 3:1-15
5. Discern or Be Defiled – Matthew 15:1-20
6. Don’t Walk This Way – Ephesians 4:17-19
7. Walk This Way – Ephesians 4:20-24
8. Don’t Give Place to the Devil – Ephesians 4:25-32

The Greatest Reform of All – Selected Scriptures

1. The Protestant Reformation: Where is it Today? – Romans 12:1-2
2. Principles of Reformation – 2 Kings 22
3. Commencing Reform: A New Creation in Christ – 2 Cor 5:17
4. Commencing Reform: The Means of Grace – Psalm 19:7
5. Continuing Reform: Sanctification – John 17:17
6. Continuing Reform: Perseverance – Matt 24:13
7. Completing Reform: The Redemption of the Purchased Possession – 1 Cor 6:19-20

A Lesson in Obedience – Selected Scriptures

1. Realms of Authority – Rom 13:1-2
2. The Testimony of an Obedient Church – Rom 16:17-20
3. Obedience and Faith – Hebrews 11:1-14
4. The Outworking of Obedience – 1 Peter 1:22
5. Understanding Christian Hospitality – 2 John

Individual Messages – sermons not included in a series

1. The Word of God – Psalm 19:7-11
2. The Immensity and Involvement of God – Isaiah 57:15
3. Making Your Calling and Election Sure – 2 Peter 2:1-11
4. I Believe, Help My Unbelief – Mark 9:14-29
5. Arm Yourselves – 1 Peter 4:1-11
6. Be Steadfast in the Faith – 1 Peter 5:5-14
7. Beware of Covetousness – Luke 12:13-21
8. The Sacrifice of Fools – Eccl. 5:1-7
9. Purpose Driven Programs vs Preaching: How Does Christ Grow His Church? – Selected
10. Family Worship – Deut 6:1-9
11. Sovereignty, Storms, Salvation, and Sacrifice: A Biblical Response to Hurricane Katrina – Luke 13:1-5
12. Faced with Certain Death – 2 Sam. 22; 1 Cor 15:50-58
13. Dealing with Dark Providences – John 11:1-44
14. Repentance or Ruin – Mark 10:17-27
15. Why Did Jesus Come? – Luke 19:1-10
16. Iniquity and the Sacred Meeting – Isaiah 1:10-20
17. To Be or Not To Be – Titus 3:1-8

Special Occassions

1. Do You Love Jesus? – John 14:15 – an evangelistic message preached at the wedding ceremony for Dustin & Jamie.
2. A Picture of Grace – Eph. 2:8-9 – an evangelistic message preached at the wedding ceremony for Anthony & Kimberly.

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