Am I My Brother’s Keeper? - James Jefferson - January 30, 2022

January 27th, 2022

I Corinthians 8: 1-13

 

Historical Background

 

Arrogant Knowledge vs. Edifying Love verses 1-3

 

The One & Only True God vs. (?) verse 4-6

 

Responsible Freedom verse 7-10

 

I Am My Brother’s Keeper verse 11-13

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Stay the Course - Jim Villalobos - January 23, 2022

January 23rd, 2022

Marriage Isn’t Sin (But It Complicates Life) – 1 Corinthians 7:25-28 

Time is Short, Don’t Be Conflicted – 1 Corinthians 7:29-35

Get Married? Stay Single? Both are Fine – 1 Corinthians 7:36-40

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Ancient Wisdom - Mark Brauss - January 16, 2021

January 16th, 2022

☼ Understanding Culture in Corinth…

 

□ Roman Law → 4 Types of Marriage

 

● Contubernium

 

● Usus

 

● Coemptio in Manum

 

● Confarreatio

 

☼ 1st Century Marriage Advice……I Corinthians 7:1-7

 

● Spouses should have sexual relations with each other.

 

● Spouses should fulfill their marital duty to each other.

 

● Spouses do not have authority over their own body.

 

● Spouses are too yield to each other.

 

● Spouses are not to deprive each other.

 

 

□ An Attitude of Surrender

 

□ Fire Your Inner Lawyer

 

□ Prepare to Run to Jesus

 

□ Ask → How Can I make your life better today?

 

□ Learn to express Gratitude…..

 

☼ Divine Guidelines…….I Corinthians 7:8-16

 

□ For Single Christians ….vs. 8-9

 

►Spirituality is not determined by marital status.

 

 

□ For the Married Christians …. vs. 10-11

 

 

 

□ For those Married to Unbelievers ….vs. 12 -16

 

 

☼ Your Calling……I Corinthians 7:17-24

 

⌂ God assigns your situation.

 

 

⌂ Your Identity…..

 

• Circumcised?

• Uncircumcised?

• Slave?

• Free?

 

☼ Application….

 

⌂ What is my attitude toward sexuality?

 

⌂ Is my attitude biblical? Do I have a problem

with surrender?

 

⌂ What is my calling….my situation?

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Shepherding theFlock - Jim Villalobos - January 9, 2022

January 12th, 2022

BadShepherds, God Shepherd - Ezekiel 34:1-16

 

A Pastor's Aim - Colossians 1:28-39, Ephesians 4:11-16

 

A Pastor's Need - 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

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The End of the Story - Mark Brauss - January 2, 2022

January 2nd, 2022

☼ Tough Times 2021

 

  • A War of Lies…. John 8:44-45

☼ The Problem of Suffering

 

  • Embracing Discomfort….
  • Romans 8:18
  • II Corinthians 4:17
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  • Embracing Two Great Truths

 

      □ God is SOVEREIGN…..

  • Acts 17:26-27

     □ God is OMNIPOTENT…..

  • Ephesians 1:18-21

 

 3 BIG Questions

 

  1. What was the toughest thing that happened in 2021?

 

 

  1. What was the best thing that happened in 2021?

 

 

  1. What would the Lord would want you to change in 2022?

 

       □ Pride

 

       □ Stagnancy

 

       □ Risk

 

☼  Start the Story in 2022….

 

  • Persevere….. Hebrews12:1-3

 

  • Remember …. Hebrews 10:32-36

 

  • Live for the End of Story…. Hebrews 11:10

         Hebrews 11:13-16

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”King”, Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh - Jay Jefferson - December 26, 2021

December 26th, 2021

Matthew 2: 1-12   Chp. 16: 13-23, 24-26    Isaiah 53: 3-10 

Psalm 22: 12-21   Romans 12:1 

For-shadowing

 

The Gift of Myrrh

 

A Paradoxical Approach to Kingship

 

Born To Die

 

Call to Action

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”King”, Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh - Jay Jefferson - December 19, 2021

December 19th, 2021

Matthew 2: 1-12       John    8: 28-29         Romans 12: 1

Heaven and Hell Were Moved At Jesus’ Coming

 

Frankincense…….The Gift That Would Signify Jesus’ Earthly Ministry

 

Living a Life Pleasing To God The Father

 

We Are To Follow Jesus’ Example in How We Live For God

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”King”, Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh - Jay Jefferson - December 12, 2021

December 17th, 2021

Matthew 2:     1-12

Set The Stage…..How Did We Get Here?

 

The Room Where It Happened (A Closer Look At The Nativity Scene and The Encounter with The Magi)

 

Who Are The Magi?

 

The Week’s Gift Focus………….GOLD!

Fit for a King              John 4:10       Revelation 19:16

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