Sermons from October 2017

Sermons from October 2017

“Wise Boasting in Trials” James 1:5-11

An Expositional Sermon James 1:5-11 “Wise Boasting in Trials” Theme/Big Idea: Fight for joy in trials by asking God for help and boasting in Christ. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would preserve us and strengthen us to fight for faith as we sojourn through this broken world, keeping our eyes fixed upon Christ. Outline: (1) Ask God for Help (James 1:5) (2) Fight Your Doubts in God (James 1:6-8) (3) Boast in Christ (James 1:9-11)

“Joy in Trials” James 1:1-4

An Expositional Sermon James 1:1-4 “Joy in Trials” Theme/Big Idea: We have joy in the midst of our trials because Christ has overcome the world. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would strengthen each of us to run the race that He has marked out for us with perseverance and joy that comes from the knowledge that God has reconciled us to Himself through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Outline: (1) We Are in Exile (James 1:1) (2) We Face Trials (James 1:2) (3) Respond…

“Bring Each Other Back” James 1:1-5:20 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon James 1:1-5:20 “Bring Each Other Back” Theme/Big Idea: Christians turn and bring sinners back from wandering on the path of dead faith for the salvation of each other’s souls. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Turn from the temptation to turn from the narrow way that leads to eternal life – the gospel of Jesus Christ – and seek to bring others to the way, the truth and the life that is only found in Jesus. Outline: 2 Threats to the Christian Walk and…

“The LORD Is My Shepherd” Psalm 23:1-6

An Expositional Sermon Psalm 23:1-6 “The LORD Is My Shepherd” Theme/Big Idea: God is our greatest need and He overflowingly meets that need in Himself. Aim/Appropriation/Application: See that God is our greatest need, and that God’s steadfast love for His sheep in Jesus Christ is better than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Outline: (1) We Need a Shepherd-Provider (Psalm 23:1-3) (2) We Need a Shepherd-Friend/Protector (Psalm 23:4-5) (3) We Need a Shepherd-Host (Psalm 23:6) (4) Jesus Christ Is “I AM” the Good Shepherd

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Psalm 22:1-31

An Expositional Sermon Psalm 22:1-31 “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Theme/Big Idea: God’s king faced abandonment in order to save the world. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Ask God to open our eyes to the reality that King Jesus was forsaken by God for His people, so that if we would turn from our sin and trust in Jesus as King that we would never be forsaken by God. Jesus was forsaken so that His people would never be abandoned. Outline: (1)…