Qualified elders are essential to God’s design for the church
We Have Seen Extraordinary Things Today Luke 5:1-32 Jesus is worth leaving everything to follow because of who He is and what He came to do.
Believers must order their lives by faith in God’s enduring promises. Genesis 25:1-18 Three timeless reminders about trusting God in life and death: Believing God’s promises means making hard choices God’s purposes continue, even though faithful leaders die We lay hold of God’s promised inheritance through faith
Because the Gospel is true, you must not only know it but believe it. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 What are the essential elements of the Gospel? Christ died for our sins – The empty cup Christ rose from the dead – The empty tomb
It is essential that Jesus was sinless because He offered Himself as an atonement for our sins. Luke 23:47 Three questions about an eye witness to the crucifixion: Who is he? What did he see? How did he respond?
Because the Gospel is central to the eternal plan of God, Christians must promote and protect it. Titus 1:1-4 Christians must promote and protect the Gospel because of its source (v1a) Christians must promote and protect the Gospel because of its scope (v1b) Christians must promote and protect the Gospel because of its significance (v2-3) Christians must promote and protect the Gospel…
As believers we must trust the Lord to faithfully guide us as we obey His Word.
Since God’s promises extend beyond the grave, our lives must be shaped by them.
Genesis 22 If you fear God then you will surrender everything you have to him while trusting him to provide everything you need. Four marks of a God-fearing person 1. Understand why and how God tests you (1-2) 2. Show your faith with trusting obedience (3-10) 3. Receive God’s provision for worshipping him (11-14) 4. Rejoice in God’s assurance of his blessings (15-19)