Jesus Visits the Old Neighborhood

June 29th, 2015

Comin' home - Luke 4:14-16

"Open windows". . . natural & real - Matthew 13:5-6, Luke 2:42-50

Window of Opportunity . .  . faith & inspiration - Luke 2:41, Luke 2:22-24

Home town syndrome . . . "a prophet without honor" - Luke 4:17-24, Mark 6:2-3, John 6:42

Distortion of piety . . . "us-them" division - Luke 4:25-30, Genesis 12:3, Isaiah 49:6, Galatians 2:28

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The Destruction of Deception

June 21st, 2015

False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:1-3

Warning . . . Jesus - Matthew 24:24-25
  • secrecy
  • the way of truth <> disrepute
  • motivation -> greed - Luke 12:15

The Reality of Judgment - 2 Peter 2:4-6

3 Examples . . . God did not spare 

  1. The angels who sinned
    - Isaiah 14:12-15, Revelation 12:7-9, Jude 6
  2. The ancient world - Genesis 6:5-8
  3. Sodom & Gomorrah - Genesis 19:1-5 / Jude 7

Warning . . . Jesus -> Luke 17:26-30

Rescue - 2 Peter 2:7-10a

Application

  • God is not standing silent
  • God allows people the consequences of their choice
  • God alone will judge on Judgment Day
  • God is just, righteous and sovereign
  • God rescues and delivers the godly
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The Call to Growth

June 14th, 2015

Add to you Faith... II Peter 1:5-7

  • goodness
  • knowledge
  • self-control
  • perseverance
  • godliness
  • mutual affection
  • love
3 Key Questions...  II Peter 1:8-9
  • Are You nearsighted?
  • Are you blind?
  • Have you forgotten?
Confirm Your Calling....  II Peter 1:10-11
  • The danger of Stumbling
  • A Rich Welcome into an Eternal Kingdom
The Memory of God's Word...  II Peter 1:12-15
  • Established in the truth?
  • The power of memory...
The Majesty of Jesus...  II Peter 1:16-18
  • Clever devised stories...
  • The Transfiguration...  Mark 9:2-13
The Majesty of God's Word...  II Peter 1:19-21
  • Pay attention to it!
  • Understand 3 things...
  1. No Prophecy comes about by the prophet's interpretation.
  2. Prophecy does not have its origin in the human will.
  3. The Prophets were controlled by the Holy Spirit...

- II Timothy 3:16

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Your Calling…

June 7th, 2015

Faith - Grace - Peace... II Peter 1:1-2

Knowledge
3 Key Truths about Your Calling... II Peter 1:3-4
  • Divine Power...  Ephesians 1:18-19
  • Divine Promises... Hebrews 10:23
  • Divine Participation... Philippians 2:13
The Problem of Desire ---> Field Trip...
Genesis 4:7 - Psalm 37:4 - Mark 4:19 - Romans 8:5 - Romans 13:14 - Galatians 5:16-17 - II Timothy 2:22 - James 1:13-15 - James 4:1 - I Peter 2:11
The Call to Growth...  II Peter 1:5-7
Add to your faith...
+ Goodness
+ Knowledge
+ Self Control
+ Perseverance
+ Godliness
+ Mutual Affection
+ Love
3 Key Questions...  II Peter 1:8-9
  • Are you nearsighted?
  • Are you blind?
  • Have you forgotten?
Confirm Your Calling...  II Peter 1:10-11

The Danger of Stumbling
A Rich Welcome into an Eternal Kingdom
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