Lord's Day Information

January 24, 2021

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Law of God: The Law as a Covenant vs. the Law as a Rule for Life


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Substitutionary Rock

Text: Exodus 17:1-7

Outline: Three Segments

1) The People's Response to the Lord's Testing

2) The Lord's Response to the People's Testing

3) Our Response to both the People's and the Lord's Testing

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) Why was this scene described as the people suing/bringing a lawsuit against God?

3) What role do difficult circumstances/people play in our grumbling?

4) Why was God's response the most shocking part of this story?

5) Why is the gospel the answer to our grumbling hearts?

6) How should we respond to this passage?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 105-106 Part II

Q. 105. What is the second commandment?

A. You shall not make any graven image, nor the likeness of anything which is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor in the waters under the earth: you shall not bow down to them, nor worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me, and show mercy to thousands of them who love Me, and keep My commandments.

Q. 106. What does the second commandment require?

A. That we should not express or represent God by any image or shape and figure (a), or worship Him any other way than He has commanded in His word to be worshipped (b). (a) Deut. 4:15ff.; Isa. 40:18ff.; Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:23ff. (b) Deut. 12:30ff.; 1 Sam. 15:23; Matt. 15:9.


Nursery Schedule:

January 24 8:50____/ 10:50 Tonya

January 31 8:50___/10:50 Claire

Cleaning Schedule : For January 24th

Greeter Schedule : January 24th

David/Joanna (Front) Frank (Back)


Live Stream

January 17, 2021

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Law of God: The Law as a Covenant vs. the Law as a Rule for Life


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: God's Sustaining Gifts

Text: Exodus 16:22-26

Outline: Two Gracious Gifts of God to Sustain us in the Wilderness

1) The Sabbath (vv. 22-30)

2) The Bread from Heaven (vv. 31-36)

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) Why is Israel in a wilderness an apt picture of the church in this world?

3) How is the Sabbath God's provision for his people?

4) Is the Sabbath for the NT church today? Why or why not?

5) How is the bread that has come down from heaven God's provision for his people today? How is it fed to the NT church today?

6) Privately (or if you're bold enough, publicly) consider ways in which you look to this world rather than to God's provision for your soul's replenishment.


Afternoon:

Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 105-106

Q. 105. What is the second commandment?

A. You shall not make any graven image, nor the likeness of anything which is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor in the waters under the earth: you shall not bow down to them, nor worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me, and show mercy to thousands of them who love Me, and keep My commandments.

Q. 106. What does the second commandment require?

A. That we should not express or represent God by any image or shape and figure (a), or worship Him any other way than He has commanded in His word to be worshipped (b). (a) Deut. 4:15ff.; Isa. 40:18ff.; Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:23ff. (b) Deut. 12:30ff.; 1 Sam. 15:23; Matt. 15:9.



Nursery Schedule:

January 17 8:50____ / 10:20 Libby

January 24 8:50____/ 10:50 Tonya

Cleaning Schedule : For January 17th

Thomas Family

Greeter Schedule : January 17th

Lauren/Lisa (Front) -- David/Joanna (Back)


Live Stream

January 10, 2021

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Law of God: The Law as a Covenant vs. the Law as a Rule for Life


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Bread that Has Come Down from Heaven

Text: Exodus 16:1-21

Outline: Three Things that Testify to God's Grace in the Face of Our Sin

1) Provocation (vv. 1-3)

2) Proclamation (vv. 4-12)

3) Provision (vv. 13-21)

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) What are some of the things we discover about a grumbling heart?

3) How do we see God's grace and mercy in this passage?

4) How was there a test involved regarding the bread?

5) What does this bread from heaven ultimately point to?

6) How does this passage apply to us today?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 104


Nursery Schedule: January 10th - 8:50 Claire / 10:20 Cori // January 17 *need* / Libby

Cleaning Schedule : Preparation for January 10th - Sam Feathers Family

Greeter Schedule : January 10th Paul/Terry Bryan (Front) Lauren/Lisa (Back)


Live Stream

January 3, 2021

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Law of God: The Law as a Covenant vs. the Law as a Rule for Life


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: A Bittersweet Salvation

Text: Exodus 15:22-27

Outline: Two Events that point to Our Need for Salvation in Christ

1) Bitter Trouble (vv. 22-24)

2) Sweet Deliverance (vv. 25-27)


Questions:

1) Why is it important to understand this section of Israel in the wilderness in light of the overall storyline of the Bible?

2) In what ways is the NT church like Israel in the wilderness?

3) In what ways is the NT church not like Israel in the wilderness?

4) How does Israel under a test point both backwards to Adam and forward to Christ, the Last Adam?

5) What does our grumbling and complaining reveal about our hearts?

6) What is the significance about a tree turning the bitter water into sweet water?

7) What is significant about Moses interceding for the people here?

8) What is significant about Elim having twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 102-103j Part II


Nursery Schedule: January 3rd - 8:50 Tonya / 10:20 Kim // January 10th - 8:50 Claire / 10:20 Cori

Cleaning Schedule : Preparation for January 3rd - Hartman Family

Greeter Schedule : January 3rd - Sam Feathers (Front) Paul/Terry Bryan (Back)


Live Stream

December 27, 2020

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Covenant of Works vs The Rule of Law


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: A Song of Salvation

Text: Exodus 15:1-21

Outline: Three Reasons to Praise God in Song:

1) What God has Done (vv. 1-10, 19-21)

2) Who God Always Is (vv. 11-13)

3) What God Will Do (vv. 14-18)


Questions:

1) What is different about the singing we do as the people of God versus all other music?

2) What struck you as unique about this song? Is it different than the songs we sing? How so?

3) Why do God's people sing about the destruction of their enemies when we are called to love our enemies?

4) What does this song reveal about who God is?

5) What does this song mean by "mountain of the Lord"?

6) Why are we able to sing confidently about what God will do for us in the future?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 102-103



Live Stream Location

Nursery Schedule

Cleaning Schedule : Week of December 26 - The Fetter and Hartman Families

Greeter Schedule : December 27 Tonya/Claire (Front) Sam Feathers (Back)


December 20, 2020

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: Seeing the Salvation of the Lord

Text: Exodus 13:17-14:31

Outline: Four Facets to God Accomplishing our Salvation

1) Seeing the Futility of All other Hope (13:17-14:12)

2) Through Faith Alone (14:13-14)

3) In God's Servant (Christ) Alone (14:15-30)

4) To the Glory of God Alone (14:4, 17-18, 31)

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) How does this passage show us how God deals with our false hopes and idols (God-replacements)?

3) How did we see the salvation of the Lord in this passage and how does it point us to Christ?

4) How does this passage show us that salvation is through faith alone?

5) How does this passage show us that salvation is through God's Servant alone and how does this point us to Christ?

6) How does this passage show us that salvation is to the glory of God alone?

7) How does this passage teach us that we should not fear death?

Bonus: How is this passage an Advent/Christmas passage?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Pastor Paul Thomas - Why the Son of God Came, Galatians 4:4-5


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of December 26 - The Fetter and Hartman Families

Greeter Schedule : December 20 Tonya/Claire (Front) Sam Feathers (Back)


December 13, 2020

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Battle Between God and Satan - Part VI: The Final Plague and Remembering

Text: Exodus 12:29-13:16

Outline: Four Reminders that Point God's People to God's Mighty Work of Redemption

1) The Word (12:29-42)

2) The Passover/Circumcision (vv. 12:43-51)

3) The Unleavened Bread (vv. 13:3-10)

4) The Redemption of the Firstborn (vv. 13:1-2, 11-16)


Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) Why do we have to remember God's mighty work of redemption? Do we see an emphasis on this in the church today? What does it tell us when we do not emphasize this?

3) What did God give his people to cause them to remember and how does this direct our worship service today?

4) Why was circumcision required (for the males) in order to partake in the Passover?

5) Why did God's people need to redeem their firstborn sons? How does this point us to the work of Christ?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 99-101

Q. 99. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? A. I am Jehovah, the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Q. 100. What do we learn from the preface? A. Three things: first, He shows to whom the right of all rule belongs, that is, to God Himself, for I am (says He) Jehovah; secondly, He says, He is the God of His people, that through the promise of His bountifulness He might allure them to obey Him; and thirdly, He says, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, as if He should say, I am He who has manifested Myself to you and bestowed all those blessings upon you, therefore you are bound to show thankfulness and obedience to Me (a). (a) Exod. 20:2.

Q. 101. Do these things belong to us? A. They do, because they figuratively comprehend and imply all the deliverances of the Church; and further, this was a type of our wonderful deliverance achieved by Christ.


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of December 19: Roth, Onstead and Les Hunt

Greeter Schedule : December 13 Scotty/Stacey (Front) Tonya/Claire (Back)

December 6, 2020

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Three Uses of the Law


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Battle between God and Satan - Part V: The Passover

Text: Exodus 11:1-12:28

Outline: Three Important Lessons we Learn from the Passover that are Very Relevant for us Today

1) The Passover teaches us that there is judgment 

2) The Passover teaches us that we are saved from judgment only by the blood of a Passover Lamb

3) The Passover teaches us that we are new


Questions:

1) Suppose a friend asks you why the OT is even relevant for us today - isn't it just a bunch of laws for Israel? Based on this passage, what would you tell them?

2) What does this passage teach us about the judgment of God?

3) How do the details on the Passover in this passage comfort you?

4) Why does the detail about the herbs being bitter matter? Do you think this has any relevance for the ordinances that we observe under the new covenant?

5) What is the purpose of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and how is it practical for us today?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Question 96

Question 97. What is the law of God?

Answer 97. The Decalogue or Ten Commandments (a). (a) Exod. 20; Deut. 5.

Question 98. How are these commandments divided?

Answer 98. Into two tables (a), whereof the former, delivered in four commandments, tells us how we ought to behave ourselves towards God; the latter, delivered in six commandments, tells us what duties we owe to our neighbors (b). (a) Exod. 34:28; Deut. 4:13; 10:3-4. (b) Matt. 22:37-39.


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of December 12: The Tim Feathers Family

Greeter Schedule : December 6 Doug/Charity (Front) Scotty/Stacey (Back)


November 29, 2020 Lord's Day Information

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Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 12 "Hinderances Strew All the Way"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Battle between God and Satan - Part IV: The God of the Plagues

Text: Exodus 10

Outline: Three Things we Should Takeaway about the God of the Plagues

1) Because God Alone is God, He is to be Exalted (vv. 1-2) - this includes trusting in his work alone for salvation and none of our own works

2) Because God Alone is God, He is to be Obeyed (vv. 3-29)

3) Because God Alone is God, He Alone is to be Worship as God (vv. 21-23) 


Questions for discussion:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) What does it mean (and what does it NOT mean) for God to harden Pharaoh's heart? Does this alleviate Pharaoh of his human responsibility? Why or why not?

3) Why did God harden Pharaoh's heart? Does this make God the agent of sin?

4) What did we learn from this passage about how we can exalt God?

5) What do we learn from Pharaoh trying to negotiate with God? Why should this cause us all the more to rely only on Christ's righteousness?

6) What is the significance of the plague of darkness?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Question 96

Q. 96. What are good works?

A. Those only which are done by a true faith (a), according to God’s law (b), and are referred only to His glory (c), and not those which are imagined by us as seeming to be right and good (d), or which are delivered and commanded by men (e).

(a) Rom. 14:23. (b) 1 Sam. 15:22. (c) 1 Cor. 10:31. (d) Eph. 2:10. (e) Deut. 11:32; Isa. 29:13; Ezek. 20:18-19; Matt. 15:9.



Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of December 5: The Kousoulos and Newton Family

Greeter Schedule : December 6: Dorm/Sharon Ann (Front) Doug/Charity (Back)

November 22, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 12 "Hinderances Strew All the Way"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Battle Between God and Satan - Part III: God's Judgment

Text: Exodus 9

Outline: Five Conclusions we Should Draw From God's Judgment

1) God's Judgment means Salvation for His People (vv. 1-7)

2) God's Judgment means Shame for His Enemies (vv. 8-12)

3) God's Judgment Magnifies his Glorious Power (vv. 13-16)

4) God's Judgment means We Must Flee It to Refuge (vv. 17-26)

5) God's Judgment is to Harden a Person's Heart (vv. 27-34)


Questions for discussion:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) How does God's judgment mean salvation for his people?

3) Why is it proper for God to show himself off but sinful for man to do this?

4) What do we learn about God in making Pharaoh a vessel of wrath and why should that make us who believe thankful?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 93-95


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of November 28: The Marquis, Lenz and Jordan Families

Greeter Schedule : November 22: Callie/Cianna (Front) Mark/Michelle (Back)

November 15, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 11 "Assurance"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Battle Between God and Satan - Part II: Knowing the Lord of the Battle

Text: Exodus 8

Outline: Five Truths about God that we should Take to Heart so that we may Grow in Knowing Him

1) God is a God of Justice

2) God is a God of Absolute Power

3) God Delights to Show Mercy

4) God is a God of Redemption/Salvation

5) God Desires Full Obedience

Questions for discussion:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) How is knowing that God is a God of justice practical to our everyday lives?

3) How is knowing that God is a God of absolute power practical to our everyday lives?

4) How is knowing that God delights to show mercy practical to our everyday lives? How does this show you where you need to change?

5) How is knowing that God is a God of salvation/redemption practical to our everyday lives?


6) What does Pharaoh trying to compromise obedience to God teach us?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Paul Thomas - Hebrews


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of November 21: Thomas/S. Feather

Greeter Schedule : November 15: Andris/Cindy (Fron) Callie/Cianna (Back)

November 8, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 10 "The Marrow of Assurance"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Battle Between God and Satan - Part I

Text: Exodus 7

Outline: Three Elements of this Battle between God and Satan

1) Seed

2) Sign

3) Start

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) What does the genealogy in chapter 6 have to do with this battle in chapter 7?

3) What does the sign of the staff turning into a serpent and swallowing up Phraph's staffs signify?

4) What is the significance of the first plague on the Nile?

5) What are some ways that we can apply this passage to our life?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Orthodox Catechism Question 92



Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of November 14: Siggins Family

Greeter Schedule : November 8: Tim/Kori (Front) Andris/Cindy (Back)


November 1, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 9 "Cures of Antinomianism"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: Trusting God in Times of Trouble

Text: Exodus 5:22-6:30

Outline: Four Reminders in order to Trust God in Times of Trouble

1) God's Control (v. 1)

2) God's Character (vv. 2-3)

3) God's Covenant (vv. 4-9)

4) (that we are) God's Circumcised People (vv. 10-30)

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) How does knowing God's sovereignty help in times of trouble?

3) How does knowing God's character help in times of trouble?

4) How does knowing God's covenant promises help in times of trouble?

5) What is the purpose of the genealogy in this text and how is it practical?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Orthodox Catechism Question 91

3 RESPONSES TO THE GOSPEL

  1. Gospel Response - Gratitude and Honor
  2. Gospel Response - Assurance 
  3. Gospel Response - Evangelism



Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of November 8: Fetter / Hartman Families

Greeter Schedule : November 1: Les Hunt (Front) Tim/Kori (Back)

October 25, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 8 "Causes of Antinomianism"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: Life Under a Rigid Master

Text: Exodus 5

Outline: Four Indicators of Living Under a Rigid Master (Satan)

1) Lack of Freedom (vv. 1-4)

2) Lack of Rest (vv. 5-12)

3) Lack of Mercy (vv. 13-19)

4) Lack of a Proper Response (vv. 20-23)


Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) What is meant by "lack of freedom" and how is it part and parcel of being under Satan's dominion?

3) What does it mean for Christ to give us rest?

4) How does the Law become a rigid master when it is holy, righteous, and good?

5) Based on this passage (particularly verses 13-14) what does being under the tyranny of the Law consist of?

6) How does Satan use the Law in the present worldly philosophy that we see going on today?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Orthodox Catechism Question 91


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of November 1: Roth, Onstead, Hunt

Greeter Schedule : October 25th Troy and Tana (Front) Les Hunt (Back)

October 18, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 7 "Faces of Antinomianism"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Sermon: Union with Christ: In Christ Eternally

Text: 2 Timothy 1:9-10

Outline: Two aspects of our salvation

1. It is given to us ‘in Christ’

2. It is revealed to us in the Gospel

Questions:

1. How is the Gospel presented in this text?

2. What has been given to us ‘in Christ’?

3. What does it mean to be ‘in Christ’?

4. What does it mean Christ abolished death and how does that apply in this life?

5. What is the immortal life promised in the Gospel and how do I experience it now?

6. How do I get this power of God to live a holy life now?



Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Pastor Paul Thomas preaching from Hebrews 11:28 "Gospel Selfies"


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of October 25th The Tim Feathers Family

Greeter Schedule : October 18th: Stephen and Libby (Front) Troy and Tana (Back)

October 11, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video number 6 "Suspicious Symptoms"

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Guardian and His Book

Text: Galatians 4:1-7

Outline: The Guardian's Three Roles in Our Text

1) Guardian for Children

2) Guardian for the Savior

3) GUardian for Heirs


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 89-90


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : Week of October 12-18 Kousoulos and Kathy Newton

Greeter Schedule : October 11th: Sam Feathers (Front) Stephen and Libby (Back)

October 4, 2020

LINK for Songs, Readings and Order of Service Information


Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video.

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: God Raises Up a Deliverer

Text: Exodus 4

Outline: Four Facets of the Coming Deliverer

1) Signs (vv. 1-9)

2) Speech (vv. 10-21)

3) Sonship (vv. 22-26)

4) Sincere belief and worship (response of the people to the deliverer) (vv. 27-31)

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) How is God shown to be patient, kind, and gracious in this passage?

3) What is the purpose of signs, and how does Moses performing signs prefigure Christ?

4) What was Moses missing/not seeing that made him fearful and unwilling to go? (hint: It has to do with him calling God "Lord" instead of "LORD")

5) What does the incident with God seeking to put Moses to death and the circumcision of his firstborn son have to do with this passage and ultimately have to do with Christ?

6) What does this passage reveal to us about our motivation to worship and serve God?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 88-89


Live Stream Location

Cleaning Schedule : October 11th Marquis, Jordan and Lenz

Greeter Schedule : October 4th: Vaskez and Sam Feathers

September 27, 2020

LINK for Songs, Readings and Order of Service Information


Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video.

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The God of Our Salvation

Text: Exodus 3

Outline: Five Characteristics of God Showing that We May Certainly Plae Our Full Trust in Him

1) The Symbol of the Flame (vv. 1-3)

2) High and Holy (Transcendent) (vv. 4-6)

3) Dwelling with the Lowly (Immanent) (vv. 7-10)

4) Self-Existent (vv. 11-15)

5) Sovereign (vv. 16-21)


Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) What does the flame in the midst of the bush mean?

3) What does it mean for God to be holy?

4) If God is all-powerful, then why does he just not prevent us from going through suffering in this world?

5) What does God's name "I AM" mean? What does it mean for God to be rather than to become?

6) How does this passage show God's sovereignty and how does knowing that he is sovereign comfort you?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 85-87


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September 20, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

The Whole Christ discussion and video.

"Since we’re saved by grace alone, does the law of God have a place in the life of a Christian? This perennial question is essential to answer if we are to be faithful followers of Christ. In this series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson expands on his book and illustrates the biblical relationship between God’s grace and our work. Dr. Ferguson makes it clear that the solution to both legalism and lawlessness is the same—a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Birth of a Savior

Text: Exodus 2

Outline: Four Ways in Which God's Salvation is Prefigured

1) Special Birth (vv. 1-10)

2) Coming to His People (vv. 11-14)

3) Going to the Gentiles (vv. 15-22)

4) Remembering His Covenant (vv. 23-25)

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) How does Moses' birth prefigure God's salvation to us?

3) How does Moses going out to his people prefigure God's salvation to us?

4) How does Moses fleeing to Midian prefigure God's salvation to us?

5) What comfort do you take in God being faithful to remember his covenant?

6) How were you strengthened and comforted from this passage? How can/did you apply it to your life at the present?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Title: God's Faithfulness to Forgive

Text: 1 John 1:9 


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September 13, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/whole-christ/grace-in-the-gospel/?


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: The Triumph of God's Offspring

Text: Exodus 1

Outline: Three Indicators that though the People of God Suffer Now, they will Triumph in their God

1) Seed

2) Slavery

3) Slaughter

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon? 

2) What is the spiritual significance behind Pharaoh seeking to kill Israel's offspring? 

3) How does Exodus 1:7 point to the creation mandate? How is it being fulfilled? How is it fulfilled today?

4) Did the midwives tell a lie? Why were they rewarded by God?

5) How is Pharaoh a reflection of Satan in using slavery and death and weapons to keep people in bondage? How does Satan do this? What is the way out?

Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox catechism questions 82-84


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September 6, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/whole-christ/


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Sermon: Introduction to Exodus

Text: Selected Texts from the Book of Exodus

Outline:

Three Major Themes in the Book of Exodus that Picture Our Redemption in Christ

1) Our Sin and Misery (chs. 1-5)

2) Our Redemption (chs. 2-14)

3) Our Thankfulness (chs. 15-40)

Questions:

1) Why is the Book of Exodus in the Bible? What purpose does it serve?

2) How does Exodus point us to Christ?

3) How does the Book of Exodus point to our sin and misery?

4) How does the Book of Exodus point to our redemption/deliverance?

5) How does the Book of Exodus point to the thankfulness we owe to God?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 79-81


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August 30, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

  1. As it pertains to our justification: Vindication
  2. As it pertains to our sanctification: Complete Conformity into Christ's Image
  3. As it pertains to our bodies: Glorified Bodies
  4. As it pertains to the creation: The New Heavens and New Earth

Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Through the month of August, I'll be preaching various passages while I prepare for the Book of Exodus which we'll begin in September.

Sermon: How To Understand the Old Testament

Texts: Selected Scriptures

Outline: Three Views on Understanding the OT

1) OT Primarily for the Jews (incorrect view)

2) OT Promises Only for the Jews (incorrect view)

3) OT Points to Christ (correct view)


Questions:

1) Why is the OT not primarily for the Jews? What Scripture passages back this up?

2) In what two main areas does the OT instruct us as NT believers?

3) Why is it not correct to say that the promises in the OT are in no way fulfilled in the church? Where in Scripture do we see that this is not correct?

4) Why should we understand the OT as pointing to Christ? 

5) How much of the OT points to Christ and how does it point to Christ?

6) How is this going to be relevant for our study of the Book of Exodus?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 74-78 


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August 23, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Through the month of August, I'll be preaching various passages while I prepare for the Book of Exodus which we'll begin in September.


Title: Addressing Sin in the Church

Text: Matthew 18:15-20

Outline: Three Key Elements for Addressing Sin in the Church

1) Occasion (v. 15a)

2) The Process (vv. 15-17)

3) The Authority (vv. 18-20)

Questions:

1) What is usually meant by "church discipline" and what are some misconceptions that come from that term?

2) What is the process that we are to follow in addressing sin?

3) What is the criteria that must be met prior to bringing someone's sin before the church? 

4) What does it mean to excommunicate someone? Why would we do this? Is it mean-spirited?

5) What is the authority behind excommunicating someone? Is it simply that we here on earth remove someone from our rolls? How is heaven involved?

6) What does it mean to bind and loose (Matt. 18:18)? Who does this binding and loosing?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Question 73 - Part II - The Benefits of the New Covenant

Outline: Seven Wonderful Benefits of the New Covenant showing that it is the Covenant of Grace

1) Christ as the Mediator

2) Union with Christ

3) Forgiveness of Sins

4) Righteousness of Christ (in both justification and sanctification)

5) Christ's Spirit

6) Eternal Life

7) Perseverance

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August 16, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Through the month of August, I'll be preaching various passages while I prepare for the Book of Exodus which we'll begin in September.

Title: Comfort for a Troubled Heart

Text: John 14:1-6

Outline: Three Comforts for a Troubled Heart

1) Faith in God (v. 1)

2) Heavenly Hope (vv. 2-3)

3) Knowledge of the Way (vv. 4-6)


Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) How can Jesus tell his disciples to not be troubled when he himself was troubled (John 13:21)?

3) What is faith?

4) What does Jesus mean by "in my Father's house there are many rooms/mansions"?

5) What does it mean for Jesus to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life?

6) How do these words of Jesus particularly comfort you today?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Question 73


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August 9, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Through the month of August, I'll be preaching various passages while I prepare for the Book of Exodus which we'll begin in September.

Title: Facing the World as a Christian

Text: John 16:33

Outline:Two Truths to Keep in Mind in order to have Peace in this Dark World

1) Tribulation

2) Triumph

Questions for reflection and Wednesday night groups

1) How does it give us peace to know that in this world we will have tribulation?

2) What are some ways in which we seek to find peace in this world?

3) What are some of the reasons to find peace in Jesus?

4) How is Satan the ruler of this world?

5) How did Christ overcome this world? How is this related to him as the Last Adam?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Question 72 


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August 2, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: Spiritual Battle - Part III

Text: Ephesians 6:18-24

Outline (the overall outline for Ephesians 6:10-24 from previous weeks):

Four Necessities for standing against our spiritual enemies

1) Power (v. 10) (two weeks ago)

2) Protections (vv. 11-17) (two weeks ago and last week)

3) Prayer (v. 18) (this Sunday)

4) Partnership (vv. 19-24) (this Sunday)

Questions for reflection and E Group Discussion

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) What are some ways that Satan and his demonic realm attack?

3) What were your thoughts about prayer previously and how have they changed after studying this passage?

4) What is the difference between a Christian who is called into full-time gospel ministry and a Christian who is called into a common vocation?

5) What is the importance of the benediction/blessing at the end of the service? 

Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 70-71

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July 26, 2020

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Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Sermon Title: Spiritual Battle - Part II - Link to Sermon

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:14-17

Sermon Outline (continued from last week):

Four Necessities for standing against our spiritual enemies

1) Power (v. 10) (last week)

2) Protections (vv. 11-17) (last week and this week)

3) Prayer (v. 18) (next week)

4) Partnership (vv. 19-24) (next week)

Questions for reflection and to discuss at weekly small groups on Wednesday

1) Where was the gospel in this message?

2) What have been your thoughts about spiritual battle in the past and how has it changed over the course of this study?

3) What is the breastplate of righteousness and what does it protect against?

4) How is the gospel of peace the shoes that make our feet ready? Does this mean that the Law does not matter? Why or why not?

5) What is the importance of the whole church, particularly the gathered church, in spiritual battle?

Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 68-69 - Link to Sermon

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July 19, 2020

Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

  • July 19 - Justification
  • July 26 - Justification
  • Aug 2 - Reconciliation/Adoption
  • Aug 9 - Regeneration
  • Aug 16 - Sanctification
  • Aug 23 - Sanctification
  • Aug 30 - Glorification


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title: Spiritual Battle - Part I

Text: Ephesians 6:10-13

Outline (this is for all three parts of the series on spiritual battle): 

Four Necessities for standing against our spiritual enemies:

1) Power (v. 10) (July 19th)

2) Protection (vv. 11-17) (partially on July 19th and completing on July 26th)

3) Prayer (v. 18) (August 2nd)

4) Partnership (vv. 19-24) (August 2nd)

Questions for E Groups

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) What is spiritual battle?

3) What are we standing against and why will mere politics or taking up arms ultimately work?

4) In what ways do Satan and the cosmic spiritual realm of darkness attack?

5) How does Satan tempt us towards self-righteousness?


Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Orthodox Catechism Question 68 - "What is Baptism?" with baptisms at the end of the service.

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July 12, 2020

Summer Sunday School at 9:00 AM

Our Great Salvation

  • July 12 - Justification
  • July 19 - Justification
  • July 26 - Justification
  • Aug 2 - Reconciliation/Adoption
  • Aug 9 - Regeneration
  • Aug 16 - Sanctification
  • Aug 23 - Sanctification
  • Aug 30 - Glorification


Morning Service at 10:30 AM

Title:New Creation Conduct in the Family - Part IV 

Text: Ephesians 6:5-9

Outline: Two Positions that need to be viewed through our identity in Christ

1) Slaves/Employees

  • Manner
  • Motivations

2) Masters/Employers

  • Manner
  • Motivations

Questions:

1) Where was the gospel in this sermon?

2) Why did Paul not outright condemn slavery?

3) Why do we want to be people-pleasers?

4) How does the gospel deliver us from people-pleasing?

5) How does the gospel/gospel identity help us work and live honorably in our jobs?

Afternoon Service at 4:00 PM

Sermon: Orthodox Catechism Questions 64-67

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