15 Sep 2019

Context: Acts 19:18-20; 23-34; Eph 1:1-6:9 The Ephesians knew they were in a fight 1. STRENGTH (Eph 6:10) a. Personal v10: His strength (“in the Lord”; “His might”). Described in 1:19,20 b. Purposeful v11: To enable us to stand. Note the command! “Put on…” 2. STRUGGLE (Eph 6:12) a….

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15 Sep 2019

1) ITS FOCUS! (v2-3) a) The Scriptures b) The Christ c) The Cross d) The Victory 2) ITS FRUIT! (v4) a) Some Hebrews were persuaded b) Many devout Greeks c) A number of the leading women 3) ITS FOES! (v5-9) a) A mob b) An Attack c) An accusation…

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08 Sep 2019

1. A LOOK BACK At a question of authenticity. 2. A LOOK UP To God’s supremacy: A God who reigns A God who rules A God who is glorious A God who is everlasting A God who can be known. 3. A LOOK FORWARD To growth in spiritual maturity.

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08 Sep 2019

1. TWO MEN a) THE PHARISEE Spiritual Elite, RESPECTED b) THE TAX COLLECTOR Lowest of the low, DESPISED 2. TWO PRAYERS a) SELF-CENTERED PHARISEE Asked for Nothing from God. Trusted in himself, ‘I’ b) GOD-CENTERED TAX COLLECTOR Asked for Mercy from God. “Be Merciful to me THE Sinner” Trusted…

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01 Sep 2019

1) LORD DELIVER US! (1 Pet 5:8-9, Mark 7:20-23) From the evil one From our evil hearts 2) LORD DEFEND US! (Psalm 25:1, 16-18; Psalm 27:1,5) From our enemies 3) LORD DISPLAY US! (Eph 3:10, Col 1:21, Jude 25) Before the angels

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01 Sep 2019

1) A BANQUET! (v16-17) A great provision A great invitation 2) A BOYCOTT! (v18-21 & 24) Excuses made, Privilege denied 3) A BLESSING! (v21-23) Go out, Bring in, Fill up

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25 Aug 2019

  1) ITS REALITY! Everyone is tempted (1 Cor 10-13) Jesus was tempted (Matt 4:1-2) Christians are tempted (1 Pet 5:8-9) 2) ITS ROOT! “Satan” the tempter (Matt 4:3) 3) ITS RESISTANCE! a) Pray (Matt 6:13) b) Believe (1 Cor 10:13) c) Dress (Eph 6:13-18) d) Run (2 Tim…

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25 Aug 2019

  1) A PRECEPT! (v15) You shall not covet Take care and guard against all covetousness 2) A PICTURE! (v16-20) a) Of a man who was rich but very poor b) He remembers himself but not God c) He remembers his assets not his neighbours d) He remembers time…

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18 Aug 2019

  1) ITS PRIORITY! Jesus taught it, prayed it & lived it 2) ITS PROCESS! a) Decisional not emotional b) Spiritual not natural c) Essential not optional d) Gradual not instantaneous e) Judicial not sentimental 3) ITS POWER Forgiving others: a) Moves you b) Beautifies you c) Empowers your…

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18 Aug 2019

  1) A TRAP! (v25-29) An expert in the Law tries to trap Jesus Jesus answers a question with a question 2) A TRAUMA! (v30-35) a) Of brutality b) Of helplessness c) Of religion d) Of fear 3) A TRUTH! (v36-37) The Law says, “Do” (v25, 28, 37) The…

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