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Community Church Fond du Lac, WI, sermon podcast.

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Preached on November 28th, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Notes He is  He  to us He us Three ways to be wonderful counselors: Grow in  Become a better  Give godly  Going Deeper  Isaiah is a lengthy OT book that points to coming Messiah. We see Jesus in Isaiah often. Read Isaiah 7:14. Where is this quoted in the New Testament? Read Isaiah 11:1-2. This is pointing to the Messiah, Jesus. Commentator Derek Kidner points out: “Whereas [Isaiah] 7:14 concentrates on his birth and 11:1-16 on his kingdom, [Isaiah] 9:6-7 emphasizes his person.” Read Isaiah 9:2-7. What is one of the themes in this passage? Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor. He is wise, he listens to us and he gives advice. In what ways have you seen Jesus do this in your life? Take time right now to thank Him that He is your Wonderful Counselor. Read about God’s wisdom in Job 12:13 and Isaiah 40:12-14. God’s wisdom is shown in the cross. Read 1 Cor. 1:18-25. What does this passage say about the cross? What does it mean to those who are perishing? What does it mean to those who are being saved? How is God’s wisdom shown at the cross? Read Psalm 66:17-20. God listens to us – but what stops God from listening to us? How is this a good warning? To go deeper this week read Matthew 5-7. How do you see Jesus giving advice? What do you need to do to follow His counsel this week? Read Matthew 11:25-29. What is the connection between God the Father and God the Son? How will you better yoke yourself with Jesus this week? How will you be a wonderful counselor for others this week?

Nov 30

33 min 34 sec

Galatians 6: 1-18 Final Thoughts Preached on November 21st, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Notes Clean up the  of others (v. 1-6)  against others (v. 1-2)  (v. 3)  (v. 4-5) Keep doing (v. 6-10)  with those who teach you (v. 6) Going Deeper Read Galatians 6:1. What should we do when a brother or sister is caught in sin? How should we do it? Read Matthew 18:15-17 for more details on how to lovingly confront someone caught in sin. How can you carry someone’s burdens this week? How can you allow a brother or sister in Christ carry your burden? Read Galatians 6:3. How does pride show up in your life? What can you do to battle a prideful heart? Read Romans 12:1-3. Read Galatians 6:4-5. How is comparison a problem in our lives? Read Romans 14:12. Read Galatians 6:7-8. John Stott describes what it looks like to sow to the flesh: “To ‘so to the flesh’ is to pander to it, cuddle and stroke it, instead of crucifying it. The seeds we sow are largely thoughts and deeds. Every time we allow our mind to harbour a grudge, nurse a grievance, entertain an impure fantasy, or wallow in self-pity, we are sowing to the flesh. Every time we linger in bad company whose insidious influence we know we cannot resist, every time we lie in bed when we ought to be up and praying, every time we read pornographic literature, every time we take a risk which strains our self-control, we are sowing, sowing, sowing to the flesh. Some Christians sow to the flesh every day and wonder why they do not reap holiness.” How are you sowing to the flesh? What will you do this week to stop? John Stott describes what it looks like to sow to the Spirit “We are to ‘seek’ and to ‘set our minds on’ the things of God, ‘thing that are above, not…things that are on earth’ (Col. 3:1, 2). By the books we read, the company we keep and the leisure occupations we pursue we can be ‘sowing to the Spirit.’ Then we are to foster disciplined habits of devotion in private and in public, in daily prayer and Bible reading, and it worship with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day. All this is ‘sowing to the Spirit’; without it there can be no harvest of the Spirit, no ‘fruit of the Spirit.’” How are you sowing to the Spirit? What will you do this week to continue? Read 2 Cor. 9:6-8. How are you sowing for eternity? Read Galatians 6:9-10. What causes you to lose heart or stop doing what is right? Read Galatians 6:12-13. What is the motivation for those who compel Gentiles to be circumcised? What is a modern day “circumcision”? In other words, what do religious people compel unbelievers to do to be accepted by God? Read Galatians 6:14. What do you find yourself boasting in the most? What does it look like to boast in the cross of Jesus? How can you boast more in the cross. How can you be “crucified to the world”? Read Galatians 6:17 and now read about Paul’s suffering in 11:24-25. In what ways are American Christians unprepared for real suffering? In what ways are we soft? Why do you think Galatians ends with grace (Galatians 6:18)?

Nov 23

41 min 51 sec

Galatians 5: 16-26 Guest Speaker John Grusynske

Nov 16

32 min 45 sec

Galatians 5: 1-15 Freedom! Preached on November 7, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Outline  in Christ (v. 1-6) Holding on to  (v. 1) The  fails to set us free (v. 2-4) We are set free by  (v. 5-6)  to freedom (v. 7-12)  (v. 7-8) A  false teaching (v. 9-12)  to use our freedom (v. 13-15) Not for (v. 13)  others (v. 14) Going Deeper Review Galatians 4:28-31. How does Galatians 5:1 speak to what Paul has just said? Why is it important? How can we “stand firm and not submit to…slavery” (to sin, death and the devil)? What are some practical ways we give in to spiritual slavery? Read Galatians 5:2-3. What signal would it send if uncircumcised Galatian believers got circumcised? Commentator Frank Thielman says it signals “a lack of confidence in the effectiveness of Christ’s death to redeem the believer from the law’s curse and a vote of confidence in one’s own ability to keep the law and receive life by that means.” Read Galatians 5:4. John Stott makes this point: “‘Circumcision means law, works and bondage; ‘Christ’ means grace, faith and freedom.” In what ways might do people add something to Christ’s work to be saved? How are we set free according to Galatians 5:5-6? Have you been set free in Christ by faith? What persuasion, what little false teaching is out there today? See below three false gospels that are thriving in America. Read Leviticus 19:18. What does the full context say? How can you apply this in your life? Galatians 5:13-15 get really practical. Philip Ryken makes this point: “What we believe and how we behave cannot be separated.” In what ways do we separate what we believe and how we behave? In what ways do we use our freedom “as an opportunity for the flesh?” Read Romans 13:13-14. Read Leviticus 19:18 in context. In what way are we to love our neighbor as ourselves? How can you love your neighbor this week? How do believers today bite and devour one another (Gal. 5:15)? One of the best ways to stop fighting is to submit to the Holy Spirit (see Gal. 5:16-26). Three false gospels written by Steven Madsen: Prosperity Gospel The prosperity gospel teaches that Jesus is a means to health, wealth and prosperity as opposed to a Savior who reconciles us to God. Also known as the Word of Faith Movement, the prosperity gospel is one of the fastest growing movements within Protestantism. We can easily see why the prosperity gospel would be appealing. After all, Jesus is mentioned frequently. Scripture is quoted. And you can have your best life now. Just have faith! What’s not to like? The Bible is abundantly clear that our best life is not rooted in anything this world can offer nor is our faith a means to futile possessions. Yet this heretical gospel movement continues to gain traction because Bibles remain on the shelf. The Word of Faith movement must be exposed for what it is: an act of insurrection. It is the attempt to dethrone Jesus and enthrone mankind. It is the public proclamation that a Suffering Servant is not the King we want. It is the active attempt to fill the throne with our own desires for power and status. The church must clearly condemn the prosperity gospel so there is no confusion on where we stand. Personal Gospel For clarification purposes, we can also call this the “self-help” gospel. Many openly denounce the prosperity gospel yet dive head first into the personal gospel. These people can clearly see the unbiblical nature of the Word of Faith movement but are blind to its cousin– the “me-first movement.”  The central fallacy in the self-help gospel is not that the gospel is personal, but that the gospel is about you. Self-help preaching tends to look more like a motivational speech or an inspirational monologue than it does a proclamation of the Word of God. Just like the prosperity gospel, such messages are filled with Bible references and the name of Jesus; however, the focal point is not on the Son of God, it’s on you. And who doesn’t want to hear a message about themselves every week? A message about how you can become a better person, be more productive, defeat your Goliaths, part your Red Sea. The self-help gospel is running rampant in our culture, promoting the ability of “self” while using the name of Jesus. Like the prosperity gospel, the self-help gospel elevates man and uses the Bible to do it. Jesus is positioned to be a means to self-improvement rather than a means to redemption. So ultimately the focal point of the message falls directly on how you feel, think and act. Now to be clear, the gospel infiltrates every aspect of our being. Our feelings are certainly important, as well as our thoughts and actions. However, when these things become the primary emphasis, we are no longer making disciples of Jesus. We are peddling a form of religious therapy, preaching a message that cultivates “me-centered” churches rather than Christ-centered churches. Again, the church must separate itself from this form of gospel so that the world around us sees Christ and not simply a better version of ourselves.  Political Gospel As with the other two false gospels mentioned above, the Political Gospel’s subtlety makes it dangerous. The Political Gospel is not necessarily a message that any particular President or elected official is our Lord and Savior. The subtlety lies in the position of our heart. This false gospel is not dangerous because of what we claim to believe but because of what we functionally believe. In other words, it is possible for people to proclaim Jesus as Lord but place their hope in political parties or systems. Jesus said in Matthew 6:21, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The things we place the most value on will have the most of our heart. If a political outcome is more important to us than the eternal outcome, these misplaced priorities will be evident in the way we engage the world around us. Our words and our actions will reveal who sits on the throne of our heart. Of course politics are important. Jesus lived within a political scene of His own. His execution was the result of political scandal. The powers of the government certainly have massive implications on our lives and nation as a whole. The church is not called to ignore or be silent about our political context. However, we are called to engage it differently. We approach the powers of America with the truth that they are subject to a Greater King. We have the hope that assures us no matter who sits in the Oval Office our future is secure. The church is the only institution on earth with the promise of God’s security attached to it. Jesus promised us in Matthew 16 that the gates of hell will not prevail against it. When our government and our nation are long gone, the church will still be standing. Pure Gospel: The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus has satisfied our greatest need: to be forgiven and reconciled to God. Anything added to the cross of Christ belittles His grace. Our calling is not to make the gospel more appealing by adding to it but to take the gospel to the people. C. S. Lewis reminds us, “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because… there is no such thing.” The world needs the pure gospel. Let’s be a people who rest in the saving work of Jesus and display to the watching world that our only hope is in Him.

Nov 9

35 min 21 sec

Galatians 4: 21-31 Defeating Legalism with Grace Preached on October 31, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Outline God’s promise is _____ than man’s effort (v. 21-23) _____ is given, not earned (v. 24-27) _____ instructions (v. 28-31) Expect _____ (v. 28-29) Do not tolerate ______  (v. 30-31) Going Deeper Legalism forbids what God allows, while licentiousness allows what God forbids. How does this help you understand the difference between legalism and licentiousness (or antinomianism)? Philip Ryken says, “The epistle [of Galatians] was written to help the slaves of religion find true freedom in Christ.” What is a slave of religion? Have you ever been a slave to religion? How did you find freedom? What is legalism? In what ways do you fall into legalism? To go deeper, read Genesis 16-17 and 21. How do these chapters help you understand what Paul is saying in Galatians 4:21-31? In what way does Hagar represent the covenant of the law at Mount Sinai? In what way does Sarah represent the covenant of grace in Christ? Have you ever experienced persecution for your faith in Christ? By whom? How did you respond? How does it help us to expect persecution will come if we hold to the true gospel? Why does Paul borrow from Sarah’s outburst (in Genesis 21:10) in Galatians 4:30? What does Paul mean? How can we drive legalism out of our hearts? How have you confused legalism with conviction? How can we tell the difference? What ways can you remind yourself of the gospel this week? How can you do good works motivated by love? How can we avoid swinging to antinomianism?

Nov 2

40 min 24 sec

Galatians 4: 1-20- Cling to sonship, not to slavery Preached on October 24, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Redemption leads to ______ (v. 1-7) It is ______ to desert the gospel (v. 8-20)It exchanges ______ for slavery (v. 8-11) It ______ relationship (v. 12-20)Once ______ (v. 12-15) Now ______? (v. 16-18) Paul’s ______ (v. 19-20) Going Deeper Galatians 4:1-3 describe life before Christ. What is it like?  Simon Gathercole describes the elements of the world as: “The elementary principles the Galatians previously followed, which for Jews would be the Mosaic law and for the Gentiles the basic concepts of their pagan religions.”  What are the elements of the world for you? Why is the Law not enough to make us right with God? Read Romans 8:3-4. How did the time come to completion to send Christ (Gal. 4:4)? Why is adoption so important (Gal. 4:5-7)? We are adopted as “sons” – not sons and daughters – why? In this culture and time, only sons would receive the inheritance. Paul is making a point: spiritually speaking, you are all sons in Christ. Men and women, brothers and sisters are all sons because you will all receive the full inheritance. Read Romans 8:14-17. How does the Holy Spirit help us who have been adopted? Slaves in the first century is very different than slavery in the way we might think of it today. Slaves made a salary and would earn enough to buy their freedom. Slavery was not bound to ethnicity. There were Romans who were slaves, Greeks where slaves, Jews who were slaves. In fact, slaves were accounted for on every level – rich and poor. Often when a slave was considered free, he stayed and continued to work for his master and would even adopt the family name as their own. Why did the Galatians’ rejection of Paul’s gospel cause such relational damage? Why is it so important that our closest friends are believers? Read 2 Cor. 6:14-18.  In what ways do you find yourself trading sonship for slavery? What steps can you take this week to cling to sonship?

Oct 26

41 min 9 sec

Galatians 3: 16-29- The Precious Promise Preached on October103, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Outline The ______ and the ______ (v. 15-26) The ______ Promise (v. 15-18) The ______ of the Law (v. 19-22) The ______ of the Law (v. 23-26) ______ with Christ (v. 27-29) ______ with Christ (v. 27) ______ in Christ (v. 28) ______ with Christ (v. 29) Going Deeper Read Galatians 3:15-18. Why is it important that God’s Promise came before the Law? How does this strengthen Paul’s argument that one does not have to follow the works of the law to be saved? Philip Ryken says, “Salvation in Christ does not rest on a law that we inevitably break; it rests on a promise that God cannot ”How does this encourage you? Read Galatians 3:19-20. What is the purpose of the Law? Read Romans 5:20-21. How does this relate to what Paul is saying in Galatians 3? Read Galatians 3:21-22. How do the Law and the Promise work together? Paul compares the Law to a prison and a nanny in Galatians 3:23-26. How is the Law limited? What does the Law do for us? Union with Christ is described in Galatians 3:27-29. First, we all believers are clothed with Christ (v. 27). We are baptized into Christ and we can “put on” Christ. Read Romans 6:1-11. How is our union with Christ a life-changing union? How should we live as a result? Philip Ryken says, “Now that we are in Christ, our standing before God does not fluctuate with the inconsistency of our daily obedience. On the basis of the promise that he made before the law, God loves us with an unconditional love.” Why does salvation based on the promise rather than the law matter for our daily lives? Read Galatians 3:28. Is Paul telling us there are no gender distinctions? Why or why not? What is Paul saying? How should we live as a result? When Paul says we are Abraham’s seed in Galatians 3:29 how does this relate to what he says in v. 16? What are the implications for us? In what way is your identity settled in Christ? Read Rom. 8:14-17 and Galatians 4:4-7.

Oct 17

33 min 25 sec

Galatians 3: 1-14- How Works Don’t Work Preached on October 3, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Outline ______ is essential (v. 1-5) Abraham’s ______ (v. 6-9) Abraham’s credited ______ (v. 6) Abraham’s descendants’ ______ righteousness (v. 7-9) How to be ______ (v. 10-14) ______ by works (v. 10) By ______ (v. 11-12) In ______ (v. 13-14) Going Deeper Why are the Galatians so foolish (Galatians 4:1; also go back and look at Galatians 1:6-7)? In what ways do we find ourselves following a different gospel (a prosperity gospel, a social gospel, a works-based gospel)? Read John 8:44. Who is Jesus talking to (see v. 31)? The Jews are another term for religious leaders, or Pharisees. How are the Pharisees similar to Paul’s opponents in Galatia? Who is ultimately behind the deceit of the Galatian believers? John Stott describes the gospel: “The gospel is not good advice to men, but good news about Christ; not an invitation to us to do anything, but a declaration of what God has done; not a demand, but an offer.” What is Paul saying about a self-sufficient attitude in Galatians 3:3? Do you struggle with spiritual self-sufficiency? How does this attitude or mindset suppress the power of the Holy Spirit in your life? What is the answer to Paul’s last rhetorical question in Galatians 3:5? How is grace essential for our lives today? Read Genesis 12:1-3 and all of Genesis 15. Why does Paul bring Abraham into his argument that works don’t work? How is God’s covenant with Abraham different than covenants between two people? Are you one of Abraham’s offspring (Gal. 3:7-9)? How are was Abraham justified (declared innocent)? How are we justified? How does this contradict the gospel the Judaizers were proclaiming? Why are we cursed if we rely on doing good works to be saved (see Gal. 3:10)? Have you ever been able to be perfectly obedient to God’s laws, even for a day? The righteous shall live by faith. Do a quick study – what other places is this phrase found in the Bible? Read those passages in context. What does it mean that the righteous shall live by faith? How are you living by faith? Why do we have to put our faith in Christ (Gal. 3:13)? How was Jesus cursed (Deut. 21:22-23; 1 Peter 2:24) What will you do this week to live by the Spirit? Eph. 2:10 tells us God has prepared us to do good works. We are not saved by good works, but we are saved to do good works!

Oct 17

32 min 59 sec

Galatians  Preached on September 26, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Outline The one gospel is ______ (v. 1-10) In the face of ______ (v. 1-5) By the Jerusalem ______ (v. 6-10) The one gospel is ______ applied (v. 11-14) The one gospel ______ (v. 15-21) ______ by faith in Jesus (v. 15-19) ______ with Christ (v. 20-21) Going Deeper Read Acts 11:27-30. Scholars suggest this is when Paul’s visit to Jerusalem took place (Galatians 2:1-10). The events of Galatians 2:11-14 would have taken place before the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. Some scholars believe this incident in Galatia precipitated the Jerusalem Council. It is also possible Paul wrote this letter to the Galatians on the way to the Jerusalem Council! Read Galatians 2:3. Why is this significant in their visit to Jerusalem? Romans 15:7-13. What does this tell us about Gentiles and their inclusion into the people of God? Do Gentiles need to become Jews in order to be saved? Read Galatians 2:9. How do the apostles affirm Paul’s gospel of grace? How does this refute what the Judaizers are saying (see Acts 15:1)? What did Peter do wrong (Galatians 2:11-14)? John Stott makes this point: “Now, if God justifies Jews and Gentiles on the same terms, through simple faith in Christ crucified, and puts no difference between them, who are we to withhold our fellowship from Gentile believers unless they are circumcised?” Why did Paul confront Peter publicly? How did Paul’s actions promote gospel clarity in Antioch and beyond? Why can’t we be justified by works of the law (Gal. 2:16)? What would we have to do in order to be justified by works? Can we do it? How is a person justified (declared innocent)? What is faith (see Hebrews 11:1). For further study read Romans 3:27-31 and Romans 5:1-2. Union with Christ is described in Galatians 2:20. What does it look like in your life to live by faith in the Son of God who loved you and gave himself for you? How can you honor God with your body this week? With your words? With unity in the body of Christ? How does this passage help you understand the gospel better?

Oct 16

38 min 27 sec

Galatians 1 Preached on September 19, 2021 by Senior Pastor Adam Utecht Sermon Outline A ______ religion (v. 1-5) Do not ______ a distorted gospel (v. 6-9) ______ to trust Paul’s gospel (v. 10-24) Paul is no people ______ (v. 10) Paul received the gospel ______ from Christ (v. 11-12) Paul’s ______ history (v. 13-24) Going Deeper Read Galatians 1:1-5. Jesus “gave himself for our sins to rescue us.” Read John 10:11-18. How do you see this idea developed in this text? A. Carson and Doug Moo say, “Christianity has often been understood as nothing more than a system of morality, as the careful observance of a sacramental system, as conformity to standards…” Is this true? Why or why not? What is Christianity? The errors spreading in Galatia will not thwart God’s purposes. See the end of v. 4, “according to the will of our God and Father.” James Montgomery Boice says, “It is hard to imagine a statement better calculated to oppose any intrusion of human will or merits in the matter of attaining salvation. This phrase, unique here in Paul's greetings, is undoubtedly added for the sake of the erring Christians in Galatia.” Read 1:5 again. James M. Boice says, “The fact that the glory of God and the giving of glory to God will last forever contrasts markedly with "the present evil age," which is passing away (read 1 Cor. 7:31 and Eph. 2:2-7).” Read Galatians 1:6-9. Is Paul being overly harsh? Why or why not? What other distorted gospels can you think of? In what ways are they false gospels? Why might people be led astray by them? Read Galatians 1:10. Philip Ryken says, “This is a question every person has to answer: Whose pleasure do I seek? If we try to please ourselves, or other people, then we are living by a different gospel. Pleasing God and pleasing others are mutually exclusive. We cannot follow our own ambitions and follow Jesus Christ at the same time.” Read Luke 9:23. In what ways have you found yourself seeking your own ambitions and what do you need to do to pick up your cross and follow Jesus? Why is Paul’s conversion so miraculous? How does his personal history support the authenticity of the gospel? What do you need to do with the gospel this week? Trust it? Declare it? Live it out?

Oct 15

38 min 23 sec

Oct 15

38 min 23 sec

Sep 1

42 min 12 sec

Aug 26

44 min 58 sec

Aug 16

44 min 17 sec

Aug 12

34 min 50 sec

Aug 5

3 min 26 sec

Aug 5

33 min 11 sec

Aug 5

41 min 57 sec

Aug 5

36 min 56 sec

Aug 5

39 min 18 sec

"Confidence in the Lord"

Jun 29

43 min 51 sec

A special Father's Day message shared by Sr. Pastor Adam Utecht- Reflecting God's Nature: Dads

Jun 21

36 min 42 sec

The Messiah's Reign Pastor Mark Robinson Psalms 2 The Bible says that God’s law brings freedom, not burden (1 John 5:1-4; Jam. 1:25; Mt. 11:28-30). How is that true when even many Christians seem to think that the law is a nuisance? What needs to change about how we understand the law of God?

Jun 14

42 min 43 sec

How to be Happy Sr. Pastor Adam Utecht How can you delight in God's word this week? Try to meditate on His word by reading it aloud. Or listen to God's word through the bible app on your phone.

Jun 6

39 min 22 sec

Eden 2.0 Revelation 22: 1-21 When Jesus says he coming “soon” (v. 12, 20) are you excited or alarmed? If a day is a thousand years to the Lord (2 Pet. 3:8) how long has it been since Jesus walked this earth? How does that make you think differently about “soon”?

May 31

34 min 48 sec

Let's be mindful, not forgetful Revelation 21 Guest Speaker John Gruszynske

May 24

31 min 33 sec

Jesus Wins Revelation 20: 1-15  

May 21

39 min 50 sec

Eat or Be Eaten Revelation 19   Have you seen injustice in the world? Have you seen the righteous punished and the wicked rewarded? How does this make you feel?

May 21

36 min 57 sec

A Hard Fall Revelation 18   Seeing the total destruction of this world and its trappings how will you respond? What changes do you need to make in your life to be more faithful to Christ and His eternal Kingdom? 

May 21

35 min 5 sec

The Woman and the Beast Revelation 17   What does God say about the responsibility of governing authorities? Where does their authority come from? What standard of right and wrong are they supposed to enforce? Does their authority have boundaries? If so, what are they?

May 10

43 min 38 sec

God's Wrath Poured Out Revelation 16:1-21 God’s wrath and love are not opposed, they are connected.  What is your posture before God today? Have you repented? 

May 10

40 min 28 sec

The End is Near Revelation 15:1-8   What are some ways you can look past the momentary to the eternal this week?

May 10

36 min 30 sec

The Great Harvest Revelation 14  

May 10

37 min 40 sec

Two Beasts, One True God Revelation 13:1-18   What have you heard about the “mark of the beast”? How is it different than what we read in Rev. 13:16-17? Compare to God’s sealing of his people in Rev. 7:3. Also compare to Deuteronomy 6:4-8. Satan is imitating God. Whose mark do you have on you? Is this evident to others?

May 10

43 min 9 sec

Victory Through Blood Revelation 12:1-17   Consider how vulnerable a woman is when she is in the process of giving birth (v. 1-2). If the woman represents Israel and extends out to the persecuted church, what does that say about persecuted believers? 

May 10

40 min 56 sec

Witnesses to the Greatness of God Revelation 11:1-19   Have you thought about the different views on the end times? How does Revelation 11 compel you to worship God?

May 10

44 min 44 sec

Revelation 10:1-11 Waiting for God to Move   With whom can you share the gospel this week? Pray for this person. Pray for boldness to proclaim the goods news.

Apr 26

38 min 58 sec

Revelation 9:1-21   Monsters!   In what ways do you find yourself breaking the one of two great commandments (loving God with your whole self or loving your neighbor as yourself)? Take time to repent right now.  

Apr 26

39 min 9 sec

Revelation 8:1-13 It's Not Too Late to Repent   Have you suffered injustice? If you have, how does Revelation 8 encourage you?

Apr 26

42 min 13 sec

Revelation 7:1-17 Christ is all We Need   What does it mean to be “sealed” by God?  Why is it good to be sealed by God?  

Apr 26

34 min 21 sec

Revelation 6 Who Can Stand in the End?   What do we need to learn about God’s judgments?

Apr 26

45 min

Revelation 5:1-14 Jesus is Worthy   James Hamilton says, “Prayer is implicit praise. Prayer assumes that God is able, that he is merciful, that he is good, that he is concerned, that he can and will overcome.” How can you grow in your prayer life? 

Apr 26

38 min 2 sec

Revelation 2:18-29 Intolerant of Tolerance   What teachings have I gone along with that are contrary to God’s Word? What false teaching do I tolerate or even accept?

Apr 26

36 min 32 sec

The Throne Room of God Revelation 4:1-11   Are you bored with God? Do you find other things more interesting than he is?

Feb 20

39 min 21 sec

What makes Jesus sick Revelation 3:14-20   How is the church at Laodicea like the American church? How is it like our church or us individually?

Feb 20

39 min 27 sec

Wake up! Revelation 3:1-6   How is the church like its city? How are we like our city?

Feb 20

33 min 40 sec

Intolerant of tolerance Revelation 2:18-29   If you are doing what is right how does this make you feel? If you are living in unrepentant sin, how does this make you feel? What do you need to do about it? 

Feb 20

37 min 27 sec

Don’t Compromise Revelation 2:12-17 What is the church at Pergamum condemned for? How are our actions similar to theirs? In what ways do your find yourself giving into idolatry or sexual immorality?

Feb 20

35 min 42 sec

Faithful Under Fire Revelation 2:8-11   What is the promise in this verse? Why would it have been so comforting to the church in Smyrna? Why should it comfort us?

Feb 20

32 min 59 sec

Return to love Revelation 2:1-7 On what is your hope built today? How can we build our hope on Jesus Christ alone?

Feb 20

40 min 9 sec