Romans: The Power of the Gospel | Serving in the Spirit of the Gospel (Romans 1:8-16a)

What is your motivation for serving God? In this sermon, Pastor Brice begins to examine the characteristics that set apart Christians who serve in the spirit of the Gospel.

Romans: The Power of the Gospel
Serving in the Spirit of the Gospel
Romans 1:8-16a

I. A spirit of gratitude
II. A spirit of genuine faith
III. A spirit of determination

The Kingdom Family: Habits of a Healthy Marriage (Proverbs 20:6-7)

In this final sermon of our series on the Kingdom Family, Pastor Brice teaches how to cultivate faithful habits that build the foundation for a healthy marriage.

The Kingdom Family:
Habits of a Healthy Marriage
Proverbs 20:6-7

I. Talk is cheap
II. Faithfulness is what counts
III. The reward for faithfulness is rich

The Kingdom Family: Intimacy in Marriage (1 Corinthians 7:1–9)

Christians often have a reputation for being anti-sex, but sex was designed by God, and should be discussed, celebrated, and used for God’s glory. In this sermon, Worship Pastor Blake Bostick examines what the Bible teaches about sex compared to what the world teaches about sex.

The Kingdom Family:
Intimacy in Marriage
1 Corinthians 7:1–9

I. The world says sex is about getting;
the Bible says sex is about giving
II. The world says sex is about our bodies;
the Bible says sex is about our souls
III. The world says sex is about novelty;
the Bible says sex is about consistency
IV. The world says sex is about consent;
the Bible says sex is about covenant
V. The world says sex is about pleasure;
the Bible says sex is about procreation
VI. The world says sex is the highest goal;
the Bible says sex is a means to our highest goal

The Kingdom Family: Marriages that Last (Mark 10:1-12)

In this sermon, Pastor Brice examines what the Bible teaches about divorce and how we can build lasting marriages.

The Kingdom Family:
Marriages that Last
Mark 10:1-12

I. Marriage was created to be a lifelong, monogamous relationship between one man and one woman
A. There are two exceptions for divorce
B. There are never casualty free divorces
II. A God honoring marriage takes work
A. The work starts before marriage
B. Marriage is about the commitment
C. Marriage is about friendship
D. Marriage is about fun
E. Marriage is about communication
F. Marriage is about conflict resolution
G. Marriage is about effort
H. Marriage is about trust

The Kingdom Family: The Joys of Being Alive (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)

In this sermon, guest preacher Ben Williams from Redeemer Baptist Church considers what it means to be faithful stewards of the life God has given us, and how being faithful stewards of God’s blessings leads us to the lasting joy that he alone offers.

The Kingdom Family:
The Joys of Being Alive
Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

I. Enjoy the repetitive blessings of life (v7)
II. Enjoy maturity (v8)
III. Enjoy those God has placed around you (v9)
IV. Enjoy your work (v10)

The Kingdom Family: Honoring God by Fulfilling Our Prescribed Roles (Ephesians 5:22-33)

In this sermon, Pastor Brice examines how Christian husbands and wives can reverse the curse of the fall by fulfilling our biblically prescribed roles within the family.

The Kingdom Family:
Honoring God by Fulfilling Our Prescribed Roles
Ephesians 5:22-33

I. Husbands
A. Wash her with the water of the word and promote her spiritual well-being
B. Love her as his own body
C. Lead well
1. selflessly
2. sacrificially
3. humbly
II. Wives
A. Submit humbly
B. Submit willingly
C. Support your family industriously
D. Encourage your husband
E. Trust the Lord

The Kingdom Family: The Gift of Singleness

In this sermon, Morgan Putman explains why being single is a gift that uniquely equips single people to serve God.

The Kingdom Family:
The Gift of Singleness
1 Corinthians 7:6-8; 32-35

I. Singleness is a gift
A. Protect your heart
B. Protect your purity
II. Dating
A. You’re not married
B. Honor the Lord
III. Marriage
A. Your single friends are not your projects
B. Your single friends’ feelings are valid
C. Your single friends need community

The Kingdom Family: What We Build Matters

In this sermon, MC Pastor Stephen McNeill teaches why and how we can build a lasting godly heritage by leading our families in worship through scripture, prayer, and song.
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The Kingdom Family: What We Build Matters

I. The consequences of our actions outlive us
A. A heritage of idolatry (Exodus 20: 4-6)
B. A heritage of worship (Psalm 103:15-19)
II. Build something that matters (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
A. Personal spiritual disciplines
B. Family worship
1. Read, pray, and sing.
2. Be brief, regular, and flexible.

A Journey of Deliverance: The Glory of the Lord Comes Down (Exodus 40:1-38)

In our final sermon in Exodus, Pastor Brice teaches how the glory of the Lord filling the tabernacle gives us a model for how we should draw near to him.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Glory of the Lord Comes Down
Exodus 40:1-38

I. The Glory of the Lord came down to show that he was near
II. The Glory of the Lord came down to show that he approved
A. Obedience was done in faith
B. Obedience was done with precision

A Journey of Deliverance: Giving of Gifts (Exodus 35:20-36:7)

In this sermon, Morgan Putman teaches how God calls us to use all of the gifts he has given us for his glory.

A Journey of Deliverance:
Giving of Gifts
Exodus 35:20-36:7

I. God gives his plan (Ex. 26-36)
II. God gives his gifts (Ex. 35)
A. God gave them materials
B. God gave them skills
C. God gave them leadership
III. God gives his glory (Ex. 40)

A Journey of Deliverance: The Transformative Power of Encountering God (Exodus 34:29-35)

In Exodus 34 when Moses descended Mt. Sinai, the skin of his face shone because he had been in the presence of God. In this sermon, Worship Pastor Blake Bostick explains how encountering the glory of God transforms everything about us.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Transformative Power of Encountering God
Exodus 34:29-35

I. Encountering God transforms us
II. Encountering God transforms others’ perception of us
III. Encountering God transforms the message we proclaim
IV. Encountering God draws others to encounter him

A Journey of Deliverance: The Character of the Lord Defined (Exodus 34:1-28)

In Exodus 34, God declares himself to be “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty.” In this sermon, Pastor Brice explains how God’s character reveals what he expects of his people.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Character of the Lord Defined
Exodus 34:1-28

• Lessons reiterated from the Lord
• Do not make a treaty with the people of the land
• Emphasized a pattern of worship and rest
• God’s people are to give their first fruits
• The character of the Lord defined
• The Lord is merciful and gracious
• He is slow to anger
• He is abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness

A Journey of Deliverance: Characteristics of the Earthly Intercessor and the Presence of God (Exodus 33:1-23)

In this sermon, Pastor Brice explains why we must value the presence of God and the ways of God above all in order to be distinguishable as God’s children and to know his glory.

NOTE: Approximately the first half of this sermon was not recorded.

A Journey of Deliverance
Characteristics of the Earthly Intercessor and the Presence of God
Exodus 33:1-23

I. A desire for the ways of God
II. A desire to walk in the ways of God
III. A desire for the presence of God
IV. A desire to be distinguished as God’s child
V. A desire to know the glory of the Lord

A Journey of Deliverance: A Necessary Atonement (Exodus 32:25-35)

Through the continued fallout of the Israelites’ sin of worshiping the golden calf, in this sermon Pastor Brice explains why God’s justice demands an acceptable atoning sacrifice.

NOTE: The first several minutes of this sermon was not recorded.

A Journey of Deliverance:
A Necessary Atonement
Exodus 32:25-35

I. Atonement is necessary because our sin brings on the wrath of God
II. Atonement brings about the propitiation of the wrath of God
III. Atonement must have an acceptable sacrifice

Easter Sunday: The Mortification of Sin and the Resurrected Life (Romans 6:1-14)

In this special Easter sermon, Pastor Brice teaches why we must kill sin in order to live the resurrected life.

Easter Sunday:
The Mortification of Sin and the Resurrected Life
Romans 6:1-14

I. Christians are Immersed in Christ (2-4)
II. Christians are Resurrected with Christ (5-7)
III. Christians are Kept by Christ (8-11)

A Journey of Deliverance: From Intercessory Prayer to Action (Exodus 32:15-24)

Though Moses interceded to God on behalf of the Israelites for their sin of worshipping the golden calf, he then dealt with their sin through action. In this sermon, learn why sin must not only be acknowledged, but also dealt with.

A Journey of Deliverance:
From Intercessory Prayer to Action
Exodus 32:15-24

I. Sin is a celebration of misplaced delight
II. Sin, when exposed, causes the sinner to deceive
III. Sin, when left alone, becomes of cup of wrath

A Journey of Deliverance: The Person of God Intercedes (Exodus 32:7-14)

Though God’s wrath burned hot against his people for their sin of worshipping the golden calf, Moses interceded on their behalf, and “the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.” In this sermon, learn how and why we are called to be people of intercessory prayer.

A Journey of Deliverance:
The Person of God Intercedes
Exodus 32:7-14

I. Intercessory prayer is a way of expressing grace and mercy
II. Intercessory prayer is a way of expressing humility
III. Intercessory prayer is a way of confirming God’s providence
IV. Intercessory prayer is a way of softening the heart of man and subsiding the wrath of God