Order in the Church

Titus 1:1-9 Churches can easily drift from the biblical mandate.  God’s Word provides specific directions to bring order within a church family. God wants his church discipled. I serve God; I’m sent by God – not the other way around. Election can either become a nuisance, an avoidance, or an obsession. The most foundational element of election is being in …

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Practical Heretic

Practical Heretic [Jonah 4] – It is worthless to agree with a theology that we cannot embrace.  We must fight against the tendency to withhold from others the same grace that benefited us. Main Points A practical heretic is someone who mentally affirms correct theology yet practically denies it. Don’t refuse to give the grace that you have been given. You will experience …

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The God of Second Chances

Preached 02/26/2017 at Rocky Creek   Jonah: God’s Relentless Pursuit Series Overview: Jonah was a prophet on the run but discovered quickly that he could not outrun God.  No matter how hard we may try to avoid God’s call on our own lives, we will soon realize that we cannot escape God’s relentless pursuit.   The God of Second Chances [Jonah 3] – …

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A Fish Named “Grace”

Jonah: God’s Relentless Pursuit Series Overview: Jonah was a prophet on the run but discovered quickly that he could not outrun God.  No matter how hard we may try to avoid God’s call on our own lives, we will soon realize that we cannot escape God’s relentless pursuit. A Fish Named “Grace” [Jonah 2] – No amount of rebellion is greater than …

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Undistracted Devotion

Erskine College Chapel February 14, 2017 1 Corinthians 7 Main Points If mission does not define the relationship, then the relationship will define the mission. The only way that you can decide to get married is if you can make a case before God that you can serve him better married than you can single. If you want to know …

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Anywhere But Nineveh

Preached 02/12/2017 at Rocky Creek Jonah: God’s Relentless Pursuit Series Overview: Jonah was a prophet on the run but discovered quickly that he could not outrun God.  No matter how hard we may try to avoid God’s call on our own lives, we will soon realize that we cannot escape God’s relentless pursuit. Anywhere but Nineveh [Jonah 1] – It is not …

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If the Lord Wills

Preached at North Greenville University – January 30, 2017 Sermon Notes Are you so worried about God’s will down the road that you are missing his will right in front of you? We can focus on the future so much that we neglect the present. You can be so concerned with God’s will then that you miss God’s will now. …

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For Such a Time As This

Main Points Two Extremes: 1) God could never use me, 2) Of course God will use me. Do you believe that God wants to use you for his Kingdom purposes? Do you acknowledge that God is not dependent upon you for his Kingdom purposes? Even when God seems behind the scenes, his plan is always front and center. Levels in the Bible: …

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Prepare the Way

Mark 1:1-8 Peak Student Ministry at North Side Baptist Church Main Points Delayed obedience is disobedience. Jesus is coming and he is going to require some room. Your life will be remembered for what kingdom you try to build.

Holiness and Sexual Immorality

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Main Points The reason holiness is so elusive to us is because we judge it by the world’s standard instead of the Word’s standard. Most of our presumed holiness is based on a comparison to the world rather than an evaluation from the Word. In this life, holiness is a pursuit and not a destination. If …

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