Christian Exchanges 5 | Sunday Services [12/2/2012]

Sunday Seminary

Pastor Jay continued our series through the Shorter Catechism – A Baptist Version:

Q22: Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

A:
The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who being the eternal Son of God became man, and so was, and continues to be, God and man, in two distinct natures, and one person forever.

[1 Tim. 2:5-6 | John 1:14 | Rom. 9:5 | Luke 1:35 | Col. 2:9 | Heb. 7:24-25]

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Sunday School:

The children, in their catechism, are learning the Lord’s Prayer and prayer in general (the version in the Catechism [Question 96]). This past Sunday there went through questions 106 & 107 and sang “Nothing But The Blood” and “Joyful, Joyful”.

 

Sermon:

Continuing our series through Ephesians, we heard a message from Ephesians 4:31-32 entitled “Christian Exchanges 5“.

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Christian Exchanges 1 & 2 | Sunday Services [11/18/2012]

Sunday Seminary

Pastor Jay continued our series through the Shorter Catechism – A Baptist Version:

Q17: Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression?

A:
Because the prohibition regarding the forbidden fruit was given to Adam as a representative of mankind, he disobeyed not only for himself, but for his posterity; so that all mankind, descending from Adam by ordinary generation, sinned in him and fell with him in his first transgression.

[Gen. 2:16-17 | Rom. 5:12, 18-19 | 1 Cor. 15:21-22]

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Sunday School:

The children, in their catechism, are learning the Lord’s Prayer and prayer in general (the version in the Catechism [Question 96]). This past Sunday there went through questions 104 & 105.

 

Sermon:

Continuing our series through Ephesians, we heard a message from Ephesians 4:25-27 entitled “Christian Exchanges 1 & 2“.

Outline:

  • 1. Exchange a lying tongue for one that speaks truth (Eph. 4:25, 14, 5:1 | Ex. 20:16)
    • God is a God of truth (Num. 23:19 | Ex. 34:6 | Titus 1:2 | 1 John 5:20)
    • Neighbor here referring to fellow members (Zech. 8:16)
  • 2. Exchange sinful destructive anger for self-control(Eph. 4:26-27 | Ps. 4:4)
    • There is a righteous anger (Ps. 7:11 |Rom. 1:18 | Mark. 3:4-5 | John 2:17)
    • There is an unrighteous anger (Matt. 5:21-22 | James 4:1-2)
    • Do not take vengeance (Rom. 12:19)
    • There is a time limit on this anger (Eph. 4:26 | Rom. 12:7)
    • The motivation is to not give any opportunities to the Devil (Eph. 4:27)


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The School Of Christ | Sunday Services [11/11/2012]

Sunday Seminary

Pastor Jay continued our series through the Shorter Catechism – A Baptist Version:

Q16: What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?

A: The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit. [Genesis 3:6, 9-13]

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Sunday School:

The children, in their catechism, are learning the Lord’s Prayer and prayer in general (the version in the Catechism [Question 96]). This past Sunday there went through questions 102 & 103.

 

Sermon:

Continuing our series through Ephesians, we heard a message from Ephesians 4:17-24 entitled “The School Of Christ“.

Outline:

  1. We should be different from the way we used to be (Eph. 4:17-19 | 1 Thes. 4:3)
    1. We no longer have futile thinking, a darkened mind, a hard heart, ignorant, alienated from God, given over to sensuality, impurity, greed.
    2. Christ is to be the object of our learning as He is summation of all truth (Eph. 4:20-21)
  2. Lay aside the old man (Eph. 4:22 | Rom. 6:6 | Col. 3:5-11)
  3. Renewed yourself in the spirit of your mind (Eph. 4:23 | John 8:32 | Rom. 12:2)
  4. Put on the new self (Eph. 4:24 | Col 3:12)

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Obedience: Possible, Prescribed, & Precious

Are You Performance Driven?

Biblical Church Growth | Sunday Services [11/04/2012]

Sunday Seminary

Pastor Jay continued our series through the Shorter Catechism – A Baptist Version:

Q15: What is sin?

A: Sin is any lack of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God. [1 John 3:4]

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Sunday School:

The children, in their catechism, are learning the Lord’s Prayer and prayer in general (the version in the Catechism [Question 96]). This past Sunday there went through questions 100 & 101.

 

Sermon:

Continuing our series through Ephesians, we heard a message from Ephesians 4:11-16 entitled “Biblical Church Growth“.

Outline:

4 Marks of a Growing Church:

  • A growing church is a(n)…
    • 1. Equipping church (Eph. 4:11-12)
      • By pastors/teachers (Acts 20:28, 18 | Titus 2:1; 1:1)
      • The saints do the work of the ministry
    • 2. Mature church (Eph. 4:13)
      • Unity of the faith – the harmonious system of orthodox doctrine (Jude 3| 2 Tim. 3:16 | Titus 2:1 | 2 Tim. 4:3 | 1 Cor. 1:10 | Phil. 2:2)
      • Knowledge of the Son of God (Col. 3:10 | Eph. 4:23)
      • A mature man – reference to the church (Eph. 2:15-16)
      • The direction is the measure of the stature that belongs to the fullness of Christ
    • 3. Stable church (Eph. 4:14-15)
      • Not carried away by every false doctrine that comes along (1 Tim. 4:1 | Acts 17:11)
      • Speaking the truth in love – ministering to one another (1 Cor. 1:10)
    • 4. Cooperating church (Eph. 4:16)
      • All parts (members) using their gifts to minister to one another to grow

 

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Spiritual Gifts: Healing/Miracles

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Spiritual Gifts: Apostles, Prophets, Teachers + More

Tongues & Intelligibility in Church

What Spiritual Gifts Are For | Sunday Services [10/28/2012]

Sunday Seminary

Pastor Jay continued our series through the Shorter Catechism – A Baptist Version:

Q.14: Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?

A: Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God. [Genesis 3:6-8, 13, 17 | Ecclesiastes 7:29]

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Sunday School:

The children, in their catechism, were introduced to the Lord’s Prayer and prayer in general (the version in the Catechism [Question 96]). Over the next couple weeks, we will be encouraging the parents to help their children memorize the Lord’s Prayer. Feel free to discuss the Lord’s Prayer with them.

 

Sermon:

Continuing our series through Ephesians, we heard a message from Ephesians 4:7-11 entitled “What Spiritual Gifts Are For“.

Outline:

  • 4 Aspects of Spiritual Gifts
    • 1. God gives to each Christian grace gifts(Eph. 4:7 | 1 Pet. 4:10-11)
      • We need to be good stewards of our gift and use them to serve others (Eph. 4:11-12, 16)
    • 2. These gifts are sovereignly dispensed by Christ Himself(Eph. 4:7)
      • We shouldn’t be envious of other’s gifts but be content with our giftings
    • 3. These gifts are according to a prophetic declaration(Eph. 4:8-10 | Ps. 69:18)
      • Just as Yahweh conquered His foes so did Christ through the cross (Col. 2:14-15)
      • “He descended to the lower parts of the earth” is a reference to the incarnation and his death and burial (Ps. 63:9, 139:15
    • 4. Some of the gifts God gave to the church to build it(Eph. 4:11)
      • Apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers

 

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Elementary Principles of Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts: Healing/Miracles

Spiritual Gifts: Faith | Word of Wisdom/Knowledge

Spiritual Gifts: Prophecy | Tongues

Spiritual Gifts: Apostles, Prophets, Teachers + More

Tongues & Intelligibility in Church

7-Point Confessional Unity | Sunday Services [10/21/2012]

Sunday Seminary

Billy Leonhart continued our series through the Shorter Catechism – A Baptist Version:

Q.13: What was the estate wherein man was created?
A: Man was created in an estate of sinlessness and happiness in which the Lord God entrusted him with care for the garden of Eden and forbade him to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death. [Gen. 1:31, 2:7-9, 15-17, 25 | Eccl. 7:29]

Apologies that we didn’t get this session recorded, but you can view it via PDF

 

Sunday School:

The children, in their catechism, were introduced to the Lord’s Prayer and prayer in general (the version in the Catechism [Question 96]). Over the next couple weeks, we will be encouraging the parents to help their children memorize the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Sermon:

Continuing our series through Ephesians, we heard a message from Ephesians 4:4-6 entitled “7-Point Confessional Unity“.

Outline:

 

An Inspired Christian Confession of What Christians Believe:

  • 1. One Body
    • universal church – all people of all time of all places who have ever been saved (1 Cor. 12:13 | Eph. 5:25 | Heb. 12:22-23)
    • local church – a local manifestation of the universal church (Rom. 16:5)
      • the church is Christ body (Eph. 2:21-23)
    • the church is a growing living building (Eph. 2:20-22)
    • the church exhibits the wisdom of God to angels (Eph. 3:10)
    • the church is to glorify God (Eph. 3:21)
  • 2. One Spirit
    • We have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19 | Rom. 8:9-17 | Titus 3:5)
    • Is the Spirit of God renewing you? (1 John 3:9)
  • 3. One hope of your calling
    • God’s effectual call (Rom. 8:30 | John 6:37)
    • Glorification is our hope (Galatians 5:5)
  • 4. One Lord (Jesus)
    • Jesus who is God & Lord (Rom. 10:9 | Joel 2:32)
    • Is Jesus your Lord? (Luke 6:46 | Matt. 7:21)
  • 5. One faith
    • our subjective faith (James 2:14 | 2 Pet. 1:5)
  • 6. One baptism
    • baptism by the Spirit into Christ (Rom. 6:1-6)
    • this should follow water baptism (Matt. 28:18)
  • 7. One God
    • He is sovereign over all (Rom. 11:36)

 

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Church Member’s Unity For God’s Glory (Eph. 4:1-3)

How to Build Unity in Your Church

Satan’s Great Desire For Our Church

How to Love One Another: Affirm-Share-Serve

Trinitarian Gospel Unity (Eph. 4:1-6)

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