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Sermons from February 2016

“God’s Word Strengthens His People” Daniel 10:1-21

An Expositional Sermon Title: “God’s Word Strengthens His People” Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word strengthens His people. Application/Aim: Christians, followers of Christ, this is a dangerous world, don’t despair, don’t be afraid of fearful things, because of God’s love for you in Christ. And if you’re here this morning and you’re not a Christian, run from the scary…

“God’s Word Expresses His Love” Daniel 9:20-27

Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word is an expression of His love for His people.
Application/Aim: Embrace the love of God for His people by trusting in Jesus Christ.
(1) God’s Word Points Us to His Love for Us in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:20-23)
(2) God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:24)
(A) First description of the 70 weeks in v. 24: 6 promises to be accomplished
(B) Second description of the 70 weeks in vv. 25-27: Historical things that will happen.
(3) History Points to Jesus Christ (Daniel 25-27)
(A) 70 Weeks, Part 1: 7 Weeks – rebuilding of Jerusalem & coming of anointed one
(B) 70 Weeks, Part 2: 62 Weeks – continued rebuilding of Jerusalem in “troubled time”
(C) 70 Weeks, Part 3: 1 Week – anointed one cut off forging a covenant, a prince’s people will destroy Jerusalem. – Last week is described twice.
Jesus is the fulfillment of this text. He fulfills both what was to be accomplished in the 70 weeks, and he fulfills the historical contours of what would happen in the 70 weeks. The way that God answers Daniel’s prayers for the forgiveness of the sins of God’s people is by helping him to forward to the good news of a covenant that would be forged in a “messiah” that would be cut of – namely, Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:1-14).

“Confession of Sin” Daniel 9:1-19

Big Idea: God’s people go to His word and respond in confession and pleading.
Application: Pray that God would give us the gifts of repentance and faith. Ask God to forgive you and others for sin. Come to God not based upon our insufficient righteousness, but based upon the righteousness of Jesus Christ alone.
(1) God’s People Go to God’s Word (Daniel 9:1-2)
(2) God’s People Respond to God’s Word – Confession (Daniel 9:3-14)
A. Our confession of sin is a response to the difference between who God is and who we are. We see this 4 times in vv. 4-14.
B. God’s appointed leaders will be held to account (v. 6 and 8)
C. God’s People Pray Prayers of Confession
(3) God’s People Respond to God’s Word – Intercession (Daniel 9:15-19)

“Choosing Wisdom” Proverbs 8:1-36

Theme: A truly wise life is one that is lived through the substitutionary death of Christ Jesus, the way.
Aim: Get hit by the truck of the Bible. Marry lady wisdom. Keep studying God’s word and coming to the gathering of God’s people in the local church to grow in the wisdom of the Lord.
(1) Listen to Woman Wisdom’s Voice (Proverbs 8:1-11)
(2) Know Woman Wisdom’s Friends (Proverbs 8:12-21)
(3) Where Woman Wisdom Comes From (Proverbs 8:22-31)
(4) Choose Woman Wisdom (Proverbs 8:32-36)