Sermons

Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Sermon: John 6:41-47 more...

Reading: Hebrews 2:9-17 Sermon: Psalm 22 more...

Reading: Romans 8:35-39 Sermon Passage: John 6:37-40 more...

Reading: Exodus 16:1-4 Sermon: John 6:30-36 more...

Reading: Revelation 22:14-17 Sermon: Psalm 21 more...

Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10 Sermon: John 6:28-29 more...

Reading: Genesis 22:1-13 Sermon: John 6:22-27 more...

Reading: Jeremiah 23:9-22 Sermon: Jude 11 more...

Reading: Isaiah 31:1-6 Sermon: Psalm 20 more...

Reading: Isaiah 41:10-14 Sermon: John 6:16-21 more...

Reading 1: Matthew 1:18-23 Reading 2: Matthew 2:1-12 Sermon: Hebrews 10:5-7 more...

Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Sermon: John 6:1-15 Discussion Questions: 1) What are some of the practical implications of the doctrine of man's depravity? 2) What is the relationship between the doctrine of total depravity and the doctrine of election? How does the former make the latter necessary? 3) Many people have a difficult time with the doctrine of depravity. We see this in our time, but we see it in John 6 as well. Why might the doctrine be so difficult for some people to accept? 4) Was the purpose of this miracle to convince the followers to believe? Why or why not? 5) Read Matthew 5:43-48. How does our passage in John relate to this passage in Matthew? more...

Reading: Exodus 16:13-18 Sermon: John 6:1-15 Discussion Quesions: 1) Why might people want to "remove God" from a passage like this? 2) In what ways do we see the same thing in our day and age that John records in verse 2? 3) What are some parallels between this passage and the exodus? Why are those parallels significant? 4) Why did the people miss the significance - the message - of this event? 5) Read verses 10-11 again.  Why does John specially tell us that only those who were seated were fed?  What is the spiritual lesson there for us? 6) Is there anything significant about the number of elements (2 fish and 5 barley loaves) Jesus multiplied?  Is there anything significant about the number of baskets (12) of leftovers? 7) Philip was being tested (v.6). In the end, did he pass the test?  Why or why not? more...

Reading: Luke 24:13-27 Sermon: John 5:39-47 Discussion Questions: 1) Why does Jesus spend so much time focusing on the testimony of the Scriptures? 2) What are some real-life examples of the way that people use Scripture to exalt themselves? What are some ways that people can read the Scriptures to exalt someone other than themselves, but not Jesus (think of the religious leaders and their view of Moses)? 3) Be honest with yourself: how prone are you to search the Scriptures to confirm your interests or ideas? How should a person deal with that tendency? 4) Pastor Toby talked about the importance of wanting and expecting to be challenged by Scripture.  Why is that important?  What are the risks associated with NOT wanting to be challenged by Scripture? 5) What are the three primary ways that we see the Old Testament Scriptures testifying of or directing us to Jesus? more...

Reading: Romans 1:18-25 Sermon: Psalm 19:1-14 Discussion Questions: 1)  How has God revealed Himself in nature? 2)  Why has God revealed Himself in nature? 3)  What are the limits of natural revelation? Why is natural revelation not open to interpretation? 4)  Why do many people not recognize the message being sent throughout all of creation by nature? 5)  What are some of the things we learn in Scripture (i.e., special revelation) that we don't learn from natural revelation? 6)  What are some reasons for treasuring Scripture above everything else? What are some of the benefits of exposing ourselves to Scripture regularly? 7)  What is the proper response to God's revelation through nature and His Word? more...