Sermons of Christ the King Church
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Letter to the Romans — Romans 8:1-4
Review
Paul in Ephesus: Culture Transformation
Outline of Romans
1. Paul’s Greetings and Personal Introduction (1:1-15)
Rom 1:1-6
2. Theme: The Righteousness of God for Jew and Gentile
Rom 1:16-17
3. Mankind’s Universal Sinfulness (1:18-3:20)
Rom 2:9-11, 13, 2:28-29
4. God’s Righteousness for Justification (3:21-5:21)
Rom 3:21-25, Rom 4:3, Rom 5:19-21
5. Grace Reigns Through God’s Righteousness (chs 6-8).
Rom 6:4, 6-7, 11, Rom 7:4-6, Rom 7:22-25, Rom 8:1-4, 13-14
6. God Demonstrates His Righteousness in Jew and Gentile (chs 9-11).
Rom 10:8-10
7. God’s Righteousness Grasped and Expressed in His People’s Lives (12:1-15:13)
Rom 12:1-2, 13:8-10
8. Paul’s Plans and Concluding Greetings (15:14-16-27)
Rom 16:17

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Paul’s Third Missionary Journey Continues — Acts 19:23-27
Review
Paul in Ephesus
The Word of the Lord Acts 19:20, Heb 4:12-13
Demetrius stirs up trouble
The clerk quiets the crowd
The gospel and culture
Clash unavoidable
Examples of transformation
Government: tyrants to democracy
Liberty and love: Isa 9:6-7, Luke 4:18-19, 1 Pet 1:22
Women and children
Slavery
Science Rom 1:20
Today
The world hungers for liberty
Liberty apart from God
Our job 1 Co 15:20-27

Paul and the Ephesians Acts 19:35-41
Paul heads for Macedonia
Paul stops in Greece
Paul writes to the Romans
A personal story

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Letters to the Corinthians — 2 Corinthians 3:5-11
Review
Paul in Corinth for 1 ½ years
Short time in Ephesus
Letter to Galatians
1st Letter to Corinthians
The problem of Division 1 Co 1:10-14
Need for humility 1 Co 3:16-18
Sexual Immorality
Judgement
Marriage, unmarried, widows
Food offered to idols
Matters of conscience 1 Co 9:19-23
Give no offense 1 Co 10:31-33
The Lord’s Supper 1 Co 11:28-30
The work of the Holy Spirit
Baptized into one body 1 Co 12:12
Love 1 Co 13:1-8
Prophecy and tongues
Unity in worship 1 Co 14:26-32, 40
Final points
2nd Letter to Corinthians
Matters of the heart 2 Co 3:2-3
Old vs New Covenant 2 Co 3:5-11
Other matters

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How Not to be a Missionary — Jonah 1

1. The requirement

2. The response

3. The reason

4. The return

5. The Redeemer

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Review: The Jerusalem Council
In Antioch
Paul approaches Barnabas
Disagreement over taking John Mark
Barnabas and John head for Cypress - Paul and Silas go back to Galatia
In Syria and Cilicia
In Derbe and Lystra
Meets Timothy - Circumcises Timothy
In Phrygia and Galatia
Skips Bithynia
In Troas
Paul’s vision
The Holy Spirit in our lives: Rom 8:5-14
In Macedonia
In Philippi
Conversion of Lydia
Paul commands the Spirit of divination to leave the slave girl. Acts 16:18
Paul and Silas put in prison
An earthquake sets them free - The jailor is saved, and his family
The magistrates let them go - They visit Lydia
In Thessalonica
A mob looks for Paul and Silas
In Berea
Philippian agitators stir up crowds against them – Paul leaves
In Athens Acts 17:16
Paul addresses idol worship at the Areopagus Acts 17:21, 23-25, 29-31
Are we jealous for God?
In Corinth
Aquila and Priscilla
Silas and Timothy arrive with news from Thessalonica
Paul turns to the gentiles Eze 33:7-9
Paul’s vision
Paul writes letters to the Thessalonians
Before Gallius
The trip home
Ephesus, Caesarea and finally Antioch

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Intro: Children
Creation declares the nature of God Ps. 19:1, Ps. 50:6
We are made in His image
Why sin in the world?
God our redeemer
Teaching mankind
Sin and judgement
The flood
Covenant with Abraham
Bondage and redemption
Sin and the law Rom. 3:20, Rom. 7:7
Law as school master
The cycle of slavery and redemption
Hope Jer. 31:31-24
The birth of Jesus approaches
Gabriel appears to Zechariah and Elizabeth
Gabriel appears to Mary
The birth is announced
Jesus is born in Bethlehem
Angels appear to the shepherds Luke 2:10-14
Simeon at the temple Luke 2:29-32, 34-35
The wise men bring gifts
Why we rejoice
God so loved the world John 3:16-17
God adopts us Gal. 4:3-7
Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess 2:5-11
The promised messiah has come Isaiah 9:6-7

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The Jerusalem Council — Acts 15:1-6
Review: Paul’s first missionary journey
Circumcision controversy in Antioch
Instigators from Jerusalem
Paul and Barnabas debate
Antioch sends emissaries to Jerusalem including Paul & Barnabas
Visiting churches along the way
The counsel in Jerusalem
Framing the debate
Achieving unity
The importance of circumcision Gen. 17:9-14, Deut. 30:6, Jer. 9:25-26
Circumcision of the flesh
Circumcision of the heart
Peter’s speech Acts 15:7-11
The witness of the Holy Spirit
Add no burdens to the gentiles
A better way to salvation
A common salvation for gentiles and Jews
James’ speech Acts 15:16-21
The Lord keeping His promises
Add no burdens to gentiles
Not required to keep the law
A bridge between Jews and Gentiles
The importance of the law Deut. 28:58-63
Setting the law aside
Emissaries to Antioch including Paul and Barnabas
The letter Acts 15:23-29
The prologue
Church councils:
Nicea (325) Jesus fully God
Constantinople (381) Holy Spirit fully God, Trinity settled
Ephesus (431) Jesus fully God and fully man, man born sinful
Chalcedon (451) Jesus human and God natures distinct
Reformed confessions

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Paul’s 1st Missionary Journey — Acts 13:1-3, 14:25-28
Review: The Persecuted Church
The church leaders at Antioch
Saul and Barnabas commissioned
Fasting and laying on hands
Cypress
Bar-Jesus and proconsul Sergius Paulus
Asia
Perga: John Mark leaves for Jerusalem
Antioch in Pisidia: Paul’s speech
The Gentiles respond
Appointment to eternal life
Preaching in the synagogue
Iconium
Lystra
Paul heals the crippled man
Paul is stoned
Derbe
Retracing their steps
Encouraging the new churches
Appointing elders
Antioch
The church gathered
A time of rest

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Under the Shadow of Persecution — Acts 11:19-12:5
The church is persecuted
Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch
Antioch
The Deacon connection
The Roman connection
Witnessing to the Hellenists
Witnessing to the Jews
Barnabas sent to Antioch
Mentioned after Pentecost
Previously stood for Saul in Jerusalem
Saw God’s grace at work in Antioch
Barnabas brings Saul to Jerusalem
Ministry in Antioch
Believers called Christians: what’s in a name?
Prophecy of famine
Church at Antioch decides to help the church in Jerusalem
Barnabas and Saul take their gift to Jerusalem
Herod rules over Jerusalem
Puts James the brother of John to death
Herod arrests Peter
An angel frees Peter
Peter meets up with the disciples
Angels:
Herod orders death for the guards
Herod angry with Tyre and Sidon T
They come to visit him
They worship him
An angel of the Lord strikes him down
The Word of God increases and multiplies
God is sovereign

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A Light to the Gentiles — Acts 10:1-16, 25-29, 33b-35, 44-48
Preparations
Aeneas healed
Tabitha raised from the dead
Jesus promise: greater works John 14:12-14
The inclusion of the gentiles
Cornelius vision of an angel Acts 10:1-6
Messengers to Peter
Peter’s trance Acts 10:11-16
The messengers arrive Acts 10:21-22
Peter meets Cornelius Acts 10:26-29
Peter’s message Acts 10:34-43
The Holy Spirit comes Acts 10:44-48
Commentary
The law against visiting gentiles
Pharisaic, not Mosaic
Based on food, clothing and other laws
The law changing: how?
Temporary: Gal 3:21-27, Rom 7:5-6
Peter in Jerusalem Acts 10:16-18
Paul’s later defense Eph 3:1-6
Simeon’s blessing Luke 2:30-32

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David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel,
thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the
people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up
from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of
the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim.
And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and
brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on
the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were
driving the new cart, with the ark of God, and Ahio
went before the ark. And David and all the house of
Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with songs and
lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and
cymbals. And when they came to the threshing floor of
Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and
took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of
the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck
him down there because of his error, and he died there
beside the ark of God. And David was angry because the
Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is
called Perez-uzzah to this day. And David was afraid of
the Lord that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the
Lord come to me?” So David was not willing to take the
ark of the Lord into the city of David. But David took it
aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. And the ark
of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the
Gittite three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom
and all his household. And it was told King David, “The
Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all
that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So
David went and brought up the ark of God from the
house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing.
And when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone
six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And

David danced before the Lord with all his might. And
David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the
house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with
shouting and with the sound of the horn. As the ark of
the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the
daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw
King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and
she despised him in her heart. And they brought in the
ark of the Lord and set it in its place, inside the tent that
David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt
offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. And when
David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the
peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the
Lord of hosts and distributed among all the people, the
whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake
of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins to each
one. Then all the people departed, each to his house.
And David returned to bless his household. But Michal
the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said,
“How the king of Israel honored himself today,
uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants'
female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows
shamelessly uncovers himself!” And David said to
Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above
your father and above all his house, to appoint me as
prince over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will
celebrate before the Lord. I will make myself yet more
contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your
eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have
spoken, by them I shall be held in honor.” And Michal
the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her
death.

1. The holiness of God

2. The necessity of sacrifice

3. The way to worship

4. Epilogue: How not to be a husband

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Waiting in Jerusalem
Time in prayer
Replacement for Judas
Casting lots

Sundays
Resurrection
Pentecost

Feast days
Fulfilled by Jesus
Offerings
Communion

Pentecost
Giving of the Law: Old Covenant
Giving of the Spirit: New Covenant
The coming of the Spirit
Other languages
International Jews present
What does it mean? Acts 2:14-36
Not drunk
The last days
Prophecies, Visions, Dreams
God’s plan
Prophecy by David, John the baptist
Testimony about Jesus
Peter’s argument
Jesus is Lord and Christ

Conclusion: God is Changing the World

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Titus 1:10-16

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1 Peter 5:1-4 – Shepherd Your Flock
1The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker
of the glory that will be revealed: 2Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion
but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the
flock; 4and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
I. Introduction – Historical context
II. Peter the Fellow Elder
A. Exhort = To call to one’s side
B. Peter’s qualifications to exhort
1. Fellow Elder
2. Apostle – Lk 6:12-15, Ac 2:21-22
a. Witness of the sufferings of Christ
b. Partaker of the glory to be revealed – Mt 17:1-5, Ac 1:10-11
III. Elders, Shepherds, and Overseers
A. Elder – who these men are
1. Older men
2. Church officers – 1 Ti 3:1-7
B. Shepherd – what these men are to do
1. Shepherd – one who feeds the flock
2. Shepherd – one who rules – Mt 2:6, Re 2:27, 1 Sa 17:32-37
C. Overseer – how these men are to do it
1. Overseer – vs – Observer
2. A busybody – vs – A nobody
IV. Shepherd the Flock
A. Not by compulsion…but willingly – 1 Ti 3:1, Ez 34:5-6
B. Not for dishonest gain…but eagerly (with a forward mind) – Ez 34:1-3,
C. Not as lords over God’s heritage…but by being examples – Mt 20:25, Ez 34:4, Mt 23:1-4, 1 Ti 4:12,
Ph 3:17-19, 1 Co 11:1,
V. Christ the Arch-Shepherd
VI. The Amaranth Glory Wreath – 1 Th 2:17-20

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“Titus: Bishops As Blameless Stewards of God” Part 3 — Titus 1:9

I. A Bishop must hold fast the faithful Word

A. As he has been taught
2 Thes. 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:13; Jude 3

B. Sound doctrine
1 Tim. 6:3; 2 Tim. 1:13; 4:3; Tit. 1:9. 13; 2:1, 2; 3 Jn. 2

II. The use of the Word

A. By sound doctrine to exhort

B. By sound doctrine to convict
Tit. 1:9, 13; 2:15; Matt. 18:15; Lk. 3:19; Jn. 3:20; 8:9, 46; 16:8; 1 Cor. 14:24; Eph. 5:11, 13; 1 Tim. 5:20;
2 Tim. 4:2; Heb. 12:5; James 2:9; Rev. 3:19

C. Those who contradict
Lk. 2:34; 20:27; Jn. 19:12; Acts 13:45; 28:19, 22; Rom. 10:21; Tit. 1:9; 2:9

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No One Comes — John 6:35-47

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The Way to Pray — Matthew 6:5-15

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Bishops As Blameless Stewards of God: Part 2 — Titus 1:8

III. Qualities to be found in a bishop

1 Tim. 6:11; Matt. 7:15-20; Tit. 1:16; 2:7, 11-14; 3:8, 14

A. Hospitable
1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:8; 1 Pet. 4:9
Matt. 25:35, 38, 43, 44; 27:7; Acts 17:18, 21; Rom. 16:23; Eph. 2:12, 19; 3 Jn. 5-8; Heb. 13:2; 1 Pet. 4:9;
1 Tim. 5:10; Rom. 12:13

B. Lover of what is good
Is. 5:20; Ps. 145:9; Gal. 6:10

C. Sober minded
1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:8; 2:2, 4-6, 12

D. Just

E. Holy
Acts 2:27; 13:34, 35; 1 Tim. 2:8; Tit. 1:8; Heb. 7:26; Rev. 15:4; 16:5
Lev. 11:45; 1 Pet. 1:13-16

F. Self-controlled
Gal. 5:23; Acts 24:25; 2 Pet. 1:6

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Reasons to Trust Him — John 5:25-47

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Titus: Bishops As Blameless Stewards of God: Part 1 — Titus 1:7
I. A bishop
Acts 1:20; 20:28; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:7; 3:15; 1 Pet. 2:25; 5:1-2
Heb. 13:7, 17
A. Must be blameless
B. As a steward of God
Lk. 12:42; 16: 1, 3, 8; Rom. 16:23; 1 Cor. 4:1, 2; Gal. 4:2; Tit. 1:7; 1 Pet. 4:10
II. Qualities not to be found in a bishop
A. Not self-willed
Tit. 1:7; 2 Pet. 2:10
B. Not quick-tempered
Prov. 25:28; James 1:19-20; 2 Tim. 2:24;
Titus 1:6
Eph. 4:26; Eccl. 7:7, 9; Prov. 14:17, 29; 15:1
C. Not given to wine
1 Tim. 3:3, 8; Tit. 1:7; cf. Tit. 2:3;
1 Tim. 5:23; Eph. 5:18
D. Not violent
1 Tim. 3:3; Tit. 1:7
E. Not greedy for money
1 Tim. 3:3, 8; Tit. 1:7; Rom. 16:17-18; Acts 20:33

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God is Love — 1 John 4:7-5:5
7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
8He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9In this the love of God was manifested toward us,
that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10In this is love, not
that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has seen God at any time. If
we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
13By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.
15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16And we
have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love
abides in God, and God in him.
17Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment;
because as He is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear,
because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19We love Him
because He first loved us. 20If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he
who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21And
this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves
him who is begotten of Him. 2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep
His commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments
are not burdensome. 4For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has
overcome the world— our faith. 5Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the
Son of God?
I. The Self-Sacrifice of God who is Love (4:7-12)
“Love” in 1 John: 2:5, 10, 15; 3:1, 10, 11, 14, 16-18, 23 – 46x
II. Abiding in the Triune God – God Is Love (4:13-16)
III. Perfected Love (4:17-19)
IV. Overcoming Love: Obedience and Faith (4:20-5:5)

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Behold the Lord — Isaiah 6
I. The Lord is Lord of all
II. The Lord is most-glorious
III. The Lord is most-holy
IV. The Lord is most-merciful

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Behold the Lord — Isaiah 6
I. The Lord is Lord of all
II. The Lord is most-glorious
III. The Lord is most-holy
IV. The Lord is most-merciful

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Straight Paths — Mark 1:1-4
1) The straight paths of John the Baptist
2) The straight paths of Jesus
3) The straight paths of a Christian

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Luke 1:68-79 – The Benedictus

A. 68 Blessed is the Lord God of Israel,
For He has visited and redeemed His people,
B. 69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David,
C. 70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
Who have been since the world began,
D. 71 That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us,
E. 72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers
F. And to remember His holy covenant,
E’. 73 The oath which He swore to our father
Abraham:
D.’ 74 To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our
enemies, might serve Him without fear, 75 in holiness and
righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
C.’ 76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest;
For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
B.’ 77 To give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins,
A.’ 78 Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has
visited us; 79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To
guide our feet into the way of peace.
I. Context and Summary
A. Context – The circumcision of John:
Gabriel who spoke God’s promise ! Zacharias who spoke unbelief ! Zacharias who could not speak !
Zacharias who spoke praises to God ! John, the child of promise who will speak
B. Summary – A-B-C-D-E-F-E’-D’-C’-B’-A’
II. The Benedictus
Greater context – The Holy Spirit – Luke 1:67,80
F. Luke 1:72b – God who has kept covenant with us = the heart of the matter – Ge 12:1-3
E./E.’ Luke 1: 72a, 73 – ...by means of His mercy and oath – By His Word, promise and merciful character!
A. Luke 1:68 – God who has visited His people – Not exactly a social call!
B./B.’ Luke 1:69,77 – God who has saved us - Ps 18, 2 Sam 7 – This salvation is by remission of sins!
C./C.’ Luke 1:70,76 – God who has spoken to us - Ps 80:4-7 – You are now His prophets in the world!
D./D.’ Luke 1:71,74-75 – God who has delivered us – Ex 23:22, Jn 12:31, Is 48:22, Da 7:13-14, Mk 1:4, Ac 13:24, Mt
3:7-12, He 2:14-18, He 2:8, 1 Jn 4:18 – Will you be an enemy of God in 2019?

A.’ Luke 1:78-79 – God who has visited the world – Ex 9:17, Ps 47, Is 49:6, Ps 23:4, Is 9:1-2, Ha 2:6-7, Ac 15:14-17,
Lk 3:3-6, Ro 8:21 – How should you spend your time, money and creative energy in 2019?

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Test The Spirits — 1 John 4:1-6
3:23-24And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love
one another, as He gave us commandment. Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He
in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
A. 1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God;
B. because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of
God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3and
every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.
And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the
world.
C. 4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you
is greater than he who is in the world.
B’ 5They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6We
are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us.
A’ By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

I. Knowing & Abiding In Him
To “know” (i.e. to be assured of, or experiencing fully): 2:3, 4, 5, 11, 18, 20, 21, 29; 3:1, 2, 5, 14, 15, 16,
19, 20, 24; 4:2, 6, 7, 8, 13; 5:2, 13, 18, 19, 20.
To “abide” (i.e. remain in place – intimate fellowship with God, communion “shared life”): 2:6, 10, 14,
17, 24, 27, 28; 3:6, 14, 15, 17, 24; 4:12, 13, 15, 16.
The Holy Spirit: 3:24; 4:1, 2, 6, 13; 5:6, 7, 8; Jn. 14:15-17; 26; 15:26; 16:13
II. False Prophets (v. 1)
Matt. 7:15-23; 24:9-13; 1 Jn. 2:18-23; 2 Pet. 2:1-2
III. Testing/Discerning the Spirits (vv. 2-3 & 5-6)
The Truth & Faithfulness Test: Deut. 18:20-22; 13:1-5
The Theological Test (vv. 2-3): 2:18, 22; 1 Cor. 12:3; 1 Thes. 5:19-22; Mk. 1:24; 3:11; 5:7-8; Jn. 15:26;
16:13-15
The Hearing test (vv. 5-6):
IV. Overcoming Them (v. 4)

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1 Peter 2:18-25 – Submission for the Lord’s Sake - Part 2: Masters
I. Review – Living to the Will of God – 1 Peter 4:1-2
II. WHAT? – Be Submissive! — 1 Peter 2:18
A. Application: Employees must serve their employers…BUT employers must serve everyone!!!
B. A Word Or Two From Our Strong’s Concordance
1. “Servants”
2. “Submissive” = To rank yourself in an orderly fashion under another
3. “Masters” = Despotai (despot) = Very strong word denoting ‘absolute ownership and uncontrolled
power
4. “Fear” = phobos = terror or respect…for their position as master, or out of reverence for God and His
Sovereign control, and providential ordering of the circumstances of men’s lives
5. “Good” = WHAT THEIR CHARACTER IS LIKE -of good constitution or nature, useful, salutary,
pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy, excellent, distinguished, upright, honorable
6. “Gentle” = WHAT THEIR ACTIONS ARE LIKE – equitable, fair, moderate, forbearing, “..that
considerateness that looks humanely and reasonably at the facts of a case”
7. “Harsh” = scolios = bent , curved, crooked (scoliosis = crookedness in the spine) – one who is perverse,
unfair, awkward to deal with
III. WHY? – Glory, Grace, and Gratuity — 1 Peter 2:19-20
A. Glory
1. Out of Fear of God, and Not Out of Fear of Man - Cor. 3:22, Eph. 6:5-7
2. Out of a Love For God and a Great Desire to See His Name Glorified and His Kingdom Made More
Manifest in the Earth – 1 Tim. 6:1-2
B. Grace and Gratuity – Phil. 2:5-11, 2 Cor. 5:20, Rom. 5:6-8, Ep 6:5-8, Col. 3:23-24
IV. HOW? Grateful Obedience, the Godly Appeal, and the Gracious Exit – 1 Peter 2:21-2
A. Grateful Obedience: Our example is Christ – 1 Peter 2:15, Rom. 13:5, Her. 13:17, Rom. 12:19-21, 1 Peter 4:19
B. The Godly Appeal - Is. 59:1-2, Deut. 9:26-28, 1 Sam. 17:45, Ex. 23:1, Prov. 22:11
1. We must be in “right standing” with those in authority over us – “Our Father, which art in heaven…”
2. We must have right motives – “…Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done…”
3. We must appeal at the appropriate time “Give us this day our daily bread…”
4. We must give accurate information
5. We must have right attitudes – “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”
6. We must use appropriate words
7. We must display the right reaction to our employer’s response to our appeal – “For thine is the
Kingdom…”
C. The Gracious Exit – When might it be appropriate to leave an employer?
1. To pursue a better opportunity - Prov.22:29
2. When you cannot financially support those under your care at your present position - 1 Tim. 5:8
3. When you are asked to participate in business practices that violate the Word of God and your appeals
have gone unheard – Heb. 11:24-26, Acts 5:29
V. Conclusion… Jesus didn’t come to suffer and die primarily to give us an example of how to
suffer righteously —1 Peter 2:24-25, Tit. 2:9-14

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Anti-Christ Today: In and Out of the Church — 1 John 2:18-29
A. Children, antichrists coming, they went out, 2:18-19
B. You have anointing, knowledge, 2:20
C. I have written, truth/lie, 2:21
D. Antichrist is liar, denies Son and Father, 2:22
E. Deny Son, deny Father, 2:23
D’ Abide in what you have, abide in Father and Son,2:24-25
C’ I have written, those who deceive, 2:26
B’ You have an anointing, knowledge, 2:27
A’ Little children, Christ coming; abide, 2:28-29
The Last Hour and Anti-Christ (2:18)
Antichrist - 1 Jn. 2:18, 22; 4:1-3; 2 Jn. 7
Apostasy and Perseverance (2:19)
Matt. 24:11-12, 22-24; 1 Jn. 4:1-5; 2:13-14
Anointing and the Truth Taught (2:20-27)
Is. 61:1; Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38
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Evangelism — Romans 10:13-15, 17
Introduction: The gift of evangelism

What is evangelism: New life

Why Evangelize
Old Covenant
Wise, shine like the stars: Proverbs 11:30, Daniel 12:3
The Lord’s Business
Salvation, light, love: Luke 19:10, Luke 2:32, John 4:19, John 15:13

Theological Matters
Free will, sovereignty, covenant: John 13:34-35, John 15:12-14, 1 John 4:21, 1 Cor. 7:19, 1
John 2:3-5, 1 John 3:23-24, Rev. 12:17, Rev. 14:12, 2 Cor. 3:18
Obligation
Own blood: Ezekiel 33:7-9, Acts 18:5-6

How to Witness
Four Spiritual Laws, speak the Gospel, 5 Solas, TULIP: Romans 10:13-15, 17

Reformed tracts
http://puritanchurch.com/the-gospel/witnessing-tracts/
Encouragement: 1 Peter 3:13-16

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Called to Proclaim His Praises — 1 Peter 1-10

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Trusting the Throne of Grace — Hebrews 4:14-16

I. Trusting in our High Priest (14)

II. Not trusting in ourselves (15)

III. Into the Holy of Holies (16)

IV. Conclusion – Trusting the Throne of Grace

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Jesus, Our Rest — Hebrews 4:1-13
I. Creation Rest (1-5)
II. Sabbatismos Rest (6-10 )
III. Word Rest (16-19)
IV. Conclusion – Jesus, Our Rest

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Christian Unbelief — Hebrews 3:7-19
A. Hard hearts (7, 8a)
B. Testing God (8b, 9)
C. Astray, heart (10)
D. They shall not enter rest (11)
C.’ Depart, heart (12)
B.’ Testing man (13, 14)
A.’ Hard Hearts (15)
I. The sin of fearing giants (7-11)
II. Christians with hardened hearts (12-15)
III. The sin of unbelief (16-19)
IV. Conclusion – Christian Unbelief

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Jesus, our Confidence — Hebrews 3:1-6
A. Holy brethren, admonition to consider (1)
B. Christ faithful in his house, appointed (2a)
C. Moses faithful, preparation for Jesus (2b-3)
D. God is the builder (4)
C’. Moses faithful, preparation for Jesus (5)
B’. Christ faithful in His house, over (6a)
A’. Holy brethren, admonition to hold fast (6b)
 
I. Jesus the apostle? (1-2)
 
II. Jesus is greater than Moses (3-5)
 
III. Stay in the house (6)
 
IV. Conclusion – Jesus, our Confidence
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Jesus Our Champion — Hebrews 2:10-18

I.  Our Captain (10)

II. Our Brother (11-13) 

III. Our High Priest (14-18)

IV. Conclusion – Jesus Our Champion

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Seeing Jesus — Hebrews 2:1-9
I. Seeing the greater salvation (1-4)
II. Seeing the son of man (5-8a)
III. Blinded by our eyes (8b-9)

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Jesus, King of the Angels — Hebrews 1:5-14

I.  Christus Regnat (5-9)

II. Christus Imperat (10-12)
III. Christus Vincit (13-14)
IV. Conclusion – Jesus, King of the Angels

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Jesus, King of the New Age — Hebrews 1:1-4
I.  Pressing on to maturity
II. Who is the Son?
III. What is His name?
IV. Conclusion – Jesus, King of the New Age

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Habakkuk 3:1-19

I.  Hearing aid

II. Scary glory

III. Songs of faith

IV. Conclusion – The Victory of Faith

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Doubt#2: God is good, isn't He? - Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

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Doubt #1: Why is God Not Doing Anything? — Habakkuk 1:1-11
I.  Introduction to Habakkuk
II. Seeing through Habakkuk’s eyes  
III. Seeing through God’s eyes
IV. Conclusion – Why is God not doing anything?

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The Fruit of the Spirit is Love — I Corinthians 13:1-13
I.  Counterfeit Spirituality   
II. True Spirituality
III. True Maturity
IV. Conclusion – The Fruit of the Spirit is Love

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Romans 14:17
I. Joy international
II. Abiding in joy
III. Am I really joyful?
IV. Conclusion – The Gospel of Joy

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Psalm 110
I. Follow the priest-king (1-4)
II. Or die in your sins (5-7)
III. Conclusion – The Christian Holy War

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John 16:32-33

I. War against God
II. War against yourself
III. War against everybody
IV. Conclusion – War and Peace

 

 

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Lamentations 3:22-26
I. The amazing patience of our God
II. The amazing patience of the saints
III. Learning how to wait
IV. Conclusion – The Amazing Power of Patience

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Proverbs 19:21,22
I. Is God kind?
II. The work of kindness
III. Commanded to be kind
IV. Conclusion – Deliberate acts of kindness accepted

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I. No one is good but God
II. The way of goodness
III. Created to do good
IV. Conclusion – There is no one who does good

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Proverbs 20:6

I. Great is Thy faithfulness

II. Great is their faithfulness

III. Being faithFULL

IV. Conclusion – The Grace of Faithfulness

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Matthew 28:1-20

I. The Resurrection

II. The New Man

III. The New World

IV. Conclusion – Transforming Lives Transforming the World

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Colossians 3:12

I. Labyrinth

II. Not just for women

III. The yoke of Christ

IV. Conclusion – The Forgotten Fruit

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A City Without Walls — Proverbs 25:28
I. People without walls
II. The need for walls
III. Learning to say no
IV. Conclusion – A City Without Walls

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Galatians 5:16-26

I. What is God like?

II. What is God doing?

III. What are we supposed to do?

IV. Conclusion – Walking in the Spirit

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I. Know your orders (vs. 17-19)

II. Be skilled in rules of engagement (vs. 20-23)

III. Understand who is in command (vs. 24-25)

IV. Conclusion – How We Fight

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I. Clouds without water (12-13)

II. ungodly, ungodly, ungodly, ungodly (14-15)

III. Grumblers and complainers (16)

IV. Conclusion - Who We Fight

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I. Sexual immorality destroys faith in God (vs. 5-7)
II. Sexual immorality destroys community (vs. 8-10)
III. Sexual immorality destroys God’s people (vs. 11)
IV. Conclusion – Why We Fight

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Jude 1:1-4

I. Blessings come in Threes (vs. 1-2)

II. Family Feud (vs. 3)

III. Turning Win into Slime (vs. 4)

IV. Conclusion - A Time to Fight

 

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1. Blood and salvation (Genesis 3:15-16)

2. Blood and dominion (Genesis 1:27-28)

3. Blood and eternity (Matthew 22:30)

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I. Nurture (Deuteronomy 6:1-9)
II. Admonition (Hebrews 12:4-11)
III. Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
IV. Conclusion – Raising Disciples

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I. Responsibility (Genesis 2:18-25)
II. Leadership (I Corinthians 11:3-16)
III. Life (I Peter 3:1-6; Ephesians 5:22-33)
IV. Conclusion – Learning to Dance Backwards

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I. Responsibility (Genesis 2:18-3:12)
II. Leadership (I Corinthians 11:3-16)
III. Death (Ephesians 5:22-33)
IV. Conclusion – Biblical Headship

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I. Seeing the vision (John 13:34, 35)
II. Fulfilling the vision
III. The New Commandment
IV. Conclusion – 2018 Vision and Mission of CTK Church

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1. Jesus is King (vs 1-4)

2. Jesus is Savior (vs 5)

3. Jesus is Judge (vs 6-7)

4. Conclusion: The Gospel According to David

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  I. The power of guilt (21:1-3)

 II. The blood of the covenant (21:4-9)

III. R.I.P. (21:10-14)

 IV. Conclusion - Hunger for Justice

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I. Introduction to Peter

II. Joyful Suffering

  A. Author, Audience, Setting (1:1)

      1. Author - Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ

      2. Audience - Pilgrims of the dispersion

      3. Setting - Pontus, Galatia

  B. Who Are We? (1:2)

      1. Elect - Gal 5:22-23

      2. According to Trinitarian foreknowledge - Ep 1:3-5

      3. A Christian greeting - "Grace and peace..."

  C. Who is God and What Has He Given Us in Christ (1:3-5)

  D. The Results: Joyful Suffering (1:6-9)

      1. Greatly rejoicing - Ps. 30:5

      2. Though grieved by trials

      3. Sustained by the love of Jesus

III. Applications

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1. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh.

2. Sola Fide

3. Sola Scriptura

4. Sola Gratia

5. Solus Christus

6. Soli Deo Gloria

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A.  Israel & Judah - divided loyalty (19:9-18)

     B.  Shimei - wealthy, feigned loyalty (19:19-23)

          C.  Mephibosheth - tested and true loyalty (19:24-30)

     B'.  Barzillai - wealthy, true loyalty (19:31-39)

A'.  Judah and Israel - divided allegiance (19:40-43)

 

Conclusion: The Return of the King

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1. Three armies (18:1-5)

2. Three spears (18:6-18)

3. Three cries (18:19-19:8)

4. Conclusion: Making sense of death

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I.   Ahithophel’s rise (16:15-23)
II. Ahithophel’s fall (17:1-17:14)
III. Ahithophel’s end (17:15-23)
IV. David’s end (17:24-29)
V. Conclusion – Understanding their end

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I.   Deception versus wisdom (1-22)
II. Provocation versus chastisement (23-32)
III. Estrangement versus reconciliation (33)
IV. Conclusion – Empty Forgiveness

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1. Let your bitterness grow and fester (23-27)

2. Take maters into your own hands (28-33)

3. Embrace your victim narrative (34-39)

Conclusion: What to do when people hurt you.

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