Sunday 6.2.19 (when prophets doubt)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Luke 7:1-35, and see how John the Baptist, while in prison, expressed a momentary sense of doubt in Jesus when he heard news about Jesus’ ministry. We’ll also see how Jesus responded, not by criticizing John, but by calling him to greater faith. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm “Why?” Video Study by Chip Ingram in the youth room

Sermon Notes
When Prophets Doubt ~ Luke 7:1-35

The sermon in one sentence: Questions and doubts can creep into our faith, but Jesus graciously answers and spurs us to greater faithfulness.

  • Why might we doubt, question, or reject Jesus? (7:18-35)
    • Life circumstances cause us to struggle in our faith
    • Jesus doesn’t match the expectations we place on him
    • Our sinful hearts remain stubbornly opposed to God
  • How do we stand firm in faith over doubt, questioning, and rejection?
    • Realize Jesus’ power and authority over life and death (7:1-17)
    • Go to Jesus with your questions (7:18-29)
    • Remember who you are in Jesus (7:24-28)

Songs for Worship
Let There Be Praise
The Solid Rock
Like a River Glorious
O Jesus, I Have Promised
I Know Whom I Have Believed
As the Deer

Luke

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Sunday 5.26.19 (words matter)

This Sunday, we’ll wrap up Luke’s account of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount with a look at 6:43-49. We’ll see how our words matter–both in what we say and what we hear. There will be no Bible study on Sunday evening this week. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@230pm Adrian Manor Nursing Home service

Sermon Notes
Words Matter ~ Luke 6:43-49

The sermon in one sentence: What we say exposes the depths of our hearts; we need to expose the depths of our hearts to hearing and obeying the word of Jesus.

  • žWhat you say matters; your words expose your heart (6:43-45)
  • What you hear matters; hearing and believing the gospel will change your heart forever (6:46-47)
  • žWhat you do with what you hear matters; a changed heart obeys King Jesus (6:46-49)

Songs for Worship
Give Us Clean Hands
Wonderful Words of Life
Change My Heart, O God
Trust and Obey
I Surrender All

Luke

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Sunday 5.5.19 (the happy life)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Luke 6:17-26, where Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount, and we’ll see what it means to life a happy (blessed) life through Jesus. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Why? Video Study by Chip Ingram in the youth room

Sermon Notes
The Happy Life ~ Luke 6:17-26

The sermon in one sentence: True happiness flows from Christ, not the riches, pleasures, or acceptance of the world.

  • Jesus healed many in a large, diverse crowd and than began to teach on the subject of happiness (being “blessed”; 6:17-20)
  • Happiness comes from being rich in Christ, not from being rich in the world (6:20, 24)
  • Happiness comes from finding satisfaction in Christ, not from feasting on the banquets of kings (6:21, 25)
  • Happiness comes from finding pleasure in Christ, not from chasing lesser joys without Christ (6:21, 25)
  • Happiness comes from acceptance in Christ, not from the applause of the world (6:22-23, 26)

Songs for Worship
I Stand Amazed in the Presence
Give Thanks to God
Satisfied
My Worth Is Not in What I Own
I’d Rather Have Jesus

Luke

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Sunday 4.28.19 (Jesus is greater)

This morning we’ll think about the lives of the twelve apostles that Jesus chose in Luke 6:12-16, and we’ll see how if Jesus could use them in all their flaws and weaknesses to change the world, he can and will use us to do the same. Jesus, after all, is greater. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Why? by Chip Ingram, video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Jesus Is Greater ~ Luke 6:12-16

The sermon in one sentence: When Jesus calls us to himself, he takes us as we are and transforms us by his grace and Spirit into people who can change the world, because Jesus is greater.

  • Jesus is greater than your doubts and fears
  • Jesus is greater than your attitude
  • Jesus is greater than your age
  • Jesus is greater than your education and occupation
  • Jesus is greater than your politics
  • Jesus is greater than your anonymity
  • Jesus is greater than your betrayal

Songs for Worship
Higher Ground
Let it Be Said of Us
Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
The Love of Christ Who Died for Me
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Luke

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Sunday 4.21.19 (Easter / Resurrection Sunday)

We’re excited to celebrate this morning the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior-King. In worship, we’ll be taking a look at 1 Corinthians 15:12-22 and see how the resurrection is at the core of Christianity. The Apostle Paul wrote that if the resurrection didn’t happen and is just a myth, then Christianity is meaningless; but since it did happen, it changes everything for our lives and world.

We hope you can join us. We’ll have breakfast in our gym at 9:45, followed by our worship gathering in our auditorium at 10:45.

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Sunday 4.14.19 (old wineskins)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke with a look at 5:33-6:11 where Jesus tells a parable about old and new wineskins in relation to traditions about fasting and the Sabbath. We’ll see how traditions can be valuable, but our love for Jesus must be greater. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Video Study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
Old Wineskins ~ Luke 5:33-6:11

The sermon in one sentence: Traditions can be valuable, but our love for Jesus and for others must be greater.

  • The value of traditions
    • Traditions can be good when they help us love and honor God and point others to Jesus
    • Traditions can be bad when we elevate personal preferences to the level of the Gospel or God’s Law
  • Love Jesus more than your traditions (5:33-39)
    • Fasting was important and appropriate, but while Jesus was with them, his disciples had a different focus
    • Like old wine in old wineskins, Jesus fulfills God’s ancient purposes and is better than our traditions; we must evaluate everything in light of him
  • Love others more than your traditions (6:1-11)
    • The Sabbath was important, but Jesus’ interpretation is greater than that of the Scribes and Pharisees
    • The Sabbath was meant for rest and refreshing, not to hinder and burden
    • Doing good to others helps fulfill the purposes of the Sabbath

Songs for Worship
Glorious Is Thy Name
My Chains Are Gone
Speak, O Lord
Hark, The Voice of Jesus Calling

Luke

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Sunday 4.07.19 (the healer)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our journey through Luke’s gospel by taking a look at 5:12-32 and seeing how Jesus is the great Healer who heals us physically and spiritually. Then on Sunday night, we’ll join at First Baptist Rich Hill for the Voices of Zambia concert. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Business Meeting and Spring Fellowship
@6pm Voices of Zambia at FBC Rich Hill

Sermon Notes
The Healer ~ Luke 5:12-32

The sermon in one sentence: Everyone is in need of healing; Jesus is the Great Physician who makes us whole.

  • Everyone is in need of healing
    • We are holistically (physically and spiritually) marred by sin (Genesis 3)
    • We need healing in both
  • Through Jesus, God will heal you physically (5:12-16)
    • Jesus came to reverse the effects of the fall
    • For followers of Jesus, healing is guaranteed, but it’s a matter of timing
      • God heals some temporarily; God heals all eternally
    • Temporary healing is a blessing, but there are things that matter more: Communion with God and forgiveness of sin
  • Through Jesus, God will heal you spiritually (5:17-32)
    • Jesus came to the sin-sick to be the Great Physician
    • As followers of Jesus, we are to bring the hope of healing to others

Songs for Worship
Nothing but the Blood
I Lay My Sins on Jesus
There Is a Balm in Gilead
What a Day That Will Be

Luke

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