Friday, July 25, 2014

Union with Christ - Jn. 13

Introduction – Union with Christ

I.               What Is Union with Christ?

A.   Union with Christ happens when we believe in him for our salvation.
B.    Union with Christ is clearly seen in our justification.
C.    Union with Christ is clearly seen in our adoption.

II.             Being Served by Christ, 1-17

A.   This is happening Thursday night, 1-2.
B.    The motivating factor for what Jesus's actions in chapter 13 and all the teaching in the Upper Room Discourse is his love for his disciples, 1, 3.
C.    Foot washing is not something that is part of our culture today, but it was very common in NT times, 4-5.
D.   After he had washed the feet of a few paralyzed disciples, Jesus gets to Peter and is met with opposition, 6-10.
E.    Back to the original object-lesson: serving one another, 11-17.
F.    Ultimately, we serve one another because we love one another, and that love is a result of Christ's love for us on the cross.

Conclusion – "…see how they are ready even to die for one another…"  Why?  Because they are united to the one who died for them.


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Monday, July 14, 2014

MEMORY WORK: This Week's Catechism Questions

First Catechism Questions: 
FCQ. 78: Is God pleased if you love and obey Him? Yes - He loves those who love Him.
FCQ. 79: Is God displeased with those who refuse to love and obey Him? Yes - God is angry with the wicked every day. 

Shorter Catechism Questions: 
SCQ. 53: Which is the third commandment? The third commandment is, You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
SCQ. 54: What is required in the third commandment? The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God's names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.
SCQ. 55: What is forbidden in the third commandment? The third commandment forbids all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God makes himself known. 
SCQ. 56: What is the reason annexed to the third commandment? The reason annexed to the third commandment is, that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from me, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Union with Christ Creates Enemies - Pastor Tito Lyro - John 15:18-27

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Monday, July 7, 2014

MEMORY WORK: This Week's Catechism Questions

This Week's Memory Work:

First Catechism Questions: 
FCQ. 76: What is the sum of the Ten Commandments? To love God with all my heart, and my neighbor as myself. 
FCQ. 77: Who is your neighbor? Everybody is my neighbor.

Shorter Catechism Questions: 
SCQ. 50: What is required in the second commandment? The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in His Word. 
SCQ. 51: What is forbidden in the second commandment? The second commandment forbids the worshiping of God by images, or any other way appointed in His Word. 
SCQ. 52: What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment? The reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God's sovereignty over us, his propriety in us, and the zeal he has to his own worship.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

When the Wine Runs Out! - GUEST SPEAKER: Pastor Thomas MacGregor - John 2:1-11

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Friday, July 4, 2014

When the Wine Runs Out! John 2:1-11

When the wine runs out in our lives, we must do the following:
1. We must do what Mary did (vs. 3);
2. We must do what the Servants did (vs. 7);
3. We must do what the Disciples did (vs. 11).

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Monday, June 30, 2014

MEMORY WORK: No New Memory Work This Week--Time for Review

This Week's Memory Work:

No new memory work this week--time for review

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Most Beautiful Words - Pastor Tito Lyro - Psalm 103

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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Most Beautiful Words - Ps. 103

Introduction – The Declaration of Independence and Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride.
I.               The Way We "Deal" with Others.
A.   We keep fresh in our minds their injustices toward us.
B.    We nurture the memory of their faults and failings.
C.    We seek every opportunity, often secretly and stealthily, to make them pay for their transgressions.
II.             The Way God "Deals" with Us.
A.   Our sins do not constitute the according to which God makes his decisions on how to treat us.
B.    God does not punish us according to our iniquities.
·      One light year = 6,000,000,000,000 (six trillion) miles.
·      Galaxy at 78,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles from earth!
·      20,000,000,000,000,000 years to get there!
            III.           Now, here's the question: Why does God not deal with us according to our sins?
A.   Why does he not repay us according to our iniquities?
B.    The answer is NO!
C.    The reason is Jesus.
D.   The measure of God's mercy is the depth of the sacrifice he endured in giving up his only Son to suffer in our stead.

Application &Conclusion – Before the throne of God above.

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