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After Worship, The Spirit Sent Them Off! Part 2

Acts 13 (Paul and Barnabas)

Part 1: 40 mins

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Part 1: 38 mins

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Full Message

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Acts 13:1-5  After Worship, The Holy Spirit Sent Them Off!


This message was a reminder and refresher on some of the mission specifics of our local congregation in participation with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You may download the following document and follow along if you want:

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As the Father sent Jesus that he might Love and Worship God and Witness to Him as a real man, on our behalf and in our place, so Jesus the God/Man sends us the Holy Spirit that believers might participate with Jesus, loving and worshiping God – Father, Son and Spirit and witnessing about Him to people in all the world – in word and deed!

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After Worship, The Holy Spirit Sent Them Off!

Acts 13 Sent out by the Holy Spirit

Part 1: 25min

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Part 2: 25min

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Full Message: 50min

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As the Father sent Jesus that he might Worship God and Witness to Him as real man, so Jesus the God/Man sends us the Holy Spirit that believers might participate in the Life and Love of Jesus, worshiping God – Father, Son and Spirit and witnessing about Him to people in all the world – in word and deed!

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God (And Jeremiah) Prophesies A New Covenant

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Part1a:  30min

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Part 1b: 34min

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Full Message: 64min

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Main Passages: Jeremiah 17:1-10 Jeremiah 31:31-34

The heart of humanity is desperately wicked and in need of replacement. Because no one is able to perfectly obey the law, God promised a new covenant, one not written on stone or parchment but written instead on the hearts of His people. This is a promise concerning the coming day of Jesus, fulfilled in the gospel. In the gospel, God not only writes His law on our hearts but also gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit, who indwells every believer. – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

In the new covenant, we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit, who enables us to obey God’s [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] law.

Christ Connection:

The problem in Jeremiah’s day was the people had God’s law but were unable to obey Him due to the sinfulness of their hearts. Jeremiah prophesied about a coming day when God would forgive sin and write His law on the hearts of His people. This prophecy is fulfilled in the gospel. Through Jesus, God offers us forgiveness. Through the Holy Spirit, God enables us to obey His commands.

Missional Application:

God calls us to rely on the Holy Spirit as we obey God’s commands and live on mission for His kingdom.

“A new heart [is] compelled by the Spirit to obedience. It is a voluntary obedience springing from a heart that has been transformed and captivated by the Redeemer.”  –Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp

God Pursues Israel!

God pursues

Part 1a: 22min

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Part 1b: 21min 

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Full Message: 43min

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“The life and, in particular, the marriage of God’s prophet Hosea shows us the great lengths that God goes to in order to pursue the people He loves. Despite our unfaithfulness, God loves us still and is willing to take on the personal cost and sacrifice of bringing us into and keeping us in right relationship with Him. Because of His love, God continually goes after unfaithful people like us, and in this pursuit, He provides a model for how we are to pursue others with the good news of His love.” – The Gospel Project

“The ultimate happiness in life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself—better still loved in spite of oneself.” – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Main Passages: Hosea 1:2-9; 2:14-23; 3:1-5

Theological Theme

The initiative for our salvation is in the loving heart of God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

“He lifts us up out of ourselves to participate in the very life and communion of the Godhead, that life of communion for which we were created.” – J.B. Torrance, Worship Community and the Triune God of Grace. (Pg. 22)

Christ Connection:

Hosea’s relationship with Gomer reminds us of God’s relationship with the people of Israel, and with us. Even though God’s people are unfaithful and love other things more than God, God still loves us. It was because of His love that God sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sin and bring us back to Him.

“He [Jesus] does not appease an angry God to condition Him into being gracious, but in perfect acknowledgment of the holy love of the Father for a sinful world, seals God’s covenant purposes for all humanity by His blood.” – J.B. Torrance, Worship Community and the Triune God of Grace(Pg. 49)

Missional Application:

God through His Holy Spirit calls us to pursue others with the good news about the God who pursues us at great cost to Himself.

 

Dr. Jesus’ Body Is God’s Suffering Servant!

suffering servant

Part 1a: 29min

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Part 1b: 25min

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Full Message: 54min

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Main Passage

Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Luke 22:37, Matthew 8:17

Hundreds of years before Christ was born, Isaiah prophesied about a mysterious Servant who would be rejected and despised yet bring salvation through His suffering. The early Christians believed this prophecy was made about Jesus and His life and work. As those who benefit from the service and suffering of Jesus, we now embrace a life of suffering and service on behalf of others. – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

Salvation comes through the suffering of God- Father, Son and Spirit’s chosen Servant.

Christ Connection

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, God opened the eyes of Isaiah to see the coming Savior with detail no one had seen before. Isaiah prophesied about a mysterious Servant who would be rejected and despised and yet accomplish salvation through His suffering. The New Testament shows that this prophecy is about Jesus and His work.

Missional Application

As those who benefit from the service and suffering of Jesus, we, through His Holy Spirit, now embrace a life of suffering and service on behalf of others.

“The Servant would be regarded as a great conqueror, one who shares the spoils of victory with his followers. Victory, however, would come only through the fact that the Servant was willing to suffer as a sin-bearer and pour out himself in death. Through his death and resurrection he made intercession (53:12).” – James E. Smith

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God Reveals Himself To Isaiah!

isaiah

Part 1a: 18min

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Part 1b: 20min

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Full Message: 38min

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Main Passage: Isaiah 6:1-8

The prophet Isaiah had a vision of God high and lifted up—holy and glorious in His temple. In light of God’s piercing holiness, Isaiah received a proper vision of his own sin and unworthiness. But God, in His grace, restored Isaiah to service and gave the prophet a message for the people. Like Isaiah, we too are undone by the vision of God’s glory, but through His grace, God deals with our sin and then commissions us to deliver His message of love to the world. – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is holy and glorious beyond compare. “Our God is a consuming fire. He is satisfied only when His love totally consumes us…We should not resent the fact that God wants to guard our relationship with Him. It should bring us comfort.” – Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby

Christ Connection:

Isaiah had a vision of a throne room with a divine King. Jesus later claimed that Isaiah had seen His glory and thus the prophet’s words were about Him (John 12:32,41). Like Isaiah, when we see ourselves in light of God’s holiness, we recognize our sinful state and need for salvation.

Missional Application:

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to live in light of our salvation by willingly delivering His message to the world, no matter how unpopular it may be.

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“God Reveals The Way To Healing!”

healing1

Part 1a: 22min

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Part 1b: 21min

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Full Message: 43min

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Main Passage: 2 Kings 5:1-19a

The prophet Elisha healed a foreigner named Naaman. This story gives us a beautiful illustration of our need for salvation and healing from God as well as the humility required to receive that healing. Unless we are humble enough to receive God’s salvation in the way He has planned, we will not be healed of our spiritual disease. Once we humbly receive His grace, however, we are then set free to testify to His goodness and reflect glory back to Him through our obedience.- The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

Unless we are humble enough to receive God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit’s salvation in the way He has planned, we will not be healed of our spiritual disease.

Christ Connection:

Naaman was sick with a skin problem, and his disease went away only after he obeyed God’s instruction to wash in the river. All people are sick with a sin problem and in need of healing. God calls us to humbly repent and believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior so that our sin can be washed away.

Missional Application:

Like the servant girl in this story, we (through The Holy Spirit) are to point others to the place where their disease can be washed away.

No amount of effort, resources, or human connection can rescue us from the deadly prognosis of our moral infection. Left to ourselves, we will die in our trespasses and sins despite our attempts to the contrary. Apart from the compassionate interruption of the cross, our lives spiral toward certain death and judgment (Rom. 1:18-19).

The good news is that Jesus Christ bore the leprosy of our soul by sacrificing Himself for us (Isa. 53:4). Jesus is not the best hope we have; He is the only hope we have. Receiving the grace of God through His Son in no way diminishes the offense of our fallen existence. If anything, Christ’s insistence that He must do for us what we cannot do for ourselves reinforces how painfully wicked we are apart from God’s rescue.- The Gospel Project

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The God Who Answers With Fire!

the god who answers with fire

Part 1a: 21min

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Part 1b: 22min

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Full Message: 43min

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Main Passage

1 Kings 18:17-39

“On Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah demonstrated the stark contrast between the demand placed on our lives by pursuing false idols and the resources God provides for us to pursue our relationship with Him. In the end, one pursuit leaves us bled out and used up; the other pursuit builds us back up and ministers to us so we can minister to others.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

False gods demand strenuous effort and sacrifice, but the true God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit,  is known by His grace and power.

Christ Connection

The prophets of Baal danced and slashed themselves before the altar, thinking they must bleed in order to express their devotion. But the true God is different than false gods like Baal. He expressed His devotion to us by sending His Son—Jesus Christ—who bled and died for us so that we could receive His grace through faith.

Missional Application

God- Through His Holy Spirit, calls us not to hesitate or be hindered by idolatry but to join in His mission of turning people’s hearts back to Him.

“The god who answers with fire will challenge the source of your faith. God has started a work in you that He is faithful to complete.” – Pastor Richard Andrews

 

Job And The Dilemma Of Suffering!

jesus the ultimate answer

Part 1a: 25min

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Part 1b: 31min

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Full Message: 56min

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Main Passages

Job 1:6-1220-22

Job 16:1-518-22

Job 40:1-5 42:7-9

“The story of Job confronts us with the question “Why do good people suffer?” And the story offers us insight into right and wrong ways to pursue the answer to this question. The suffering of Job points us forward to the ultimate answer to the problem of evil—the redemptive suffering of Jesus Christ and the promise of a world made new. And as Jesus’ followers, we seek to alleviate suffering as we walk alongside others.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, does not give us the answer to why we go through suffering, but He does give us Himself.

Christ Connection

In his time of suffering, Job yearned for a mediator—someone to stand between him and God. Jesus is the mediator who suffered, even though He had never sinned, in order to pay the price for human sin and to put an end to suffering on earth.

Missional Application

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to comfort people going through a time of suffering, not by answering every question but by assuring them of God’s great love.

“Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is Himself the way” 
― Karl Barth

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The Foolishness Of a Once Wise King!

solomon

Full Message: 24min

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Main Passages

1 Kings 11:1-13

Luke 11:31; 1 Corinthians 1:30

“Near the end of Solomon’s reign, he put foolishness on display. Solomon’s story is a reminder that all of us are capable of derailing our walk with God by making foolish choices. It is also a reminder our only hope is in the true King whose wisdom and righteousness are perfect—Jesus Christ. As believers, we repent of our foolishness, rely on God for wisdom and salvation, and then call others to trust in Him.” -The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

Foolishness is the failure to give God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit, glory in every area of life.

Christ Connection

Solomon was a king whose reign was marked by prosperity and peace. Unfortunately, at the end of his reign, Solomon’s sinful compromise led to the division of the kingdom. During His earthly ministry, Jesus spoke of Himself when He claimed “something greater than Solomon is here” (Luke 11:31). Whereas sinful choices divided Solomon’s kingdom, Christ’s righteous submission to God established a new unity for God’s people.

Missional Application

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to proclaim the foolishness of relying on our own wisdom for salvation and to lift up Jesus as the only hope.

“As Christians, we pledge allegiance to Jesus as King. We believe that Jesus, the Messiah of Israel who was crucified for our sins, has been raised from the dead and is now Lord of the universe. This means that we are to put our trust in his sacrifice and live submissively under his lordship.” –Trevin Wax

“Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.”
—Clement of Alexandria

 

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