Main Point: Expect “church hurt,” because God uses “church hurt” to grow you more like Jesus. I. HOW “Church Hurt” Grows Us More Like Jesus Romans 8:28-30: 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed […]
1. Historical Context Roman magistrate and statesman, Cicero said, “By nature we yearn for ___________, and once we have glimpsed, as it were, some part of its radiance, there is nothing we are not prepared to bear and suffer in order to secure it.” 2. Main Point: In self-sacrifice, Jesus became like us in order that […]
Main Idea: Where you’re weak, don’t grumble. Where you’re strong, don’t cause to stumble. 1 Timothy 4:4 (ESV) – “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is to be received with thanksgiving…” Opinions (convictions): decisions we make in areas of life in which the Scriptures are silent, […]
Main Point: Truth transforms people; truth grows the body of Christ! Because truth transforms people, we need to HEAR truth (vv. 11-14) Because truth transforms people, we need to SPEAK truth (in love) (vv. 15-16) “Speaking truth in love requires that we speak with both the right CONTENT and the right INTENT.” Ephesians 4:21 (ESV): […]
Main Point: we abide in Christ as we learn, believe, and respond to the word of Christ (the gospel message). The IMPORTANCE of abiding in Christ The METHOD of abiding in Christ The FRUIT of abiding in Christ
We gather for worship because: The Father COMMANDS worship gatherings The Son BOUGHT worship gatherings The Spirit TRAINS US through worship gatherings (to learn, love, and live out the gospel)
A People who are possessed A People who are to proclaim (the excellencies of God) A People who are to present (the evidence of a life transformed by God) Exodus 19:5-6 (ESV): 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth […]
At Autumn Ridge Community Church, We exist to glorify God by training people to learn the gospel, love the gospel, and live out the gospel – in our lives, in our community, and to the ends of the earth. “Follow me” (Learn the Gospel) “I will make you become” (Love the Gospel) “Fishers of men” […]
Jesus is the true and better Santa.
Hardness of Heart: KNOWING the truth, yet REFUSING to live by it.
Main Point: Jesus satisfies our longings and smashes our idols!
This is the second sermon in our 2022 Advent series: “Prepare Him Room.” Main Point: “Press Into Paradox!” Paradox: Two coexisting truths which appear logically opposed to each other