Church and Religion
Habakkuk 2:5-14 Woe to God's Enemies Summary: It is not an easy thing to think about, but did you know that part of the GOOD news in the Bible is that God is going to judge those who reject Him? Today we will see that this is actually good news for suffering believers! There is hope for us that God will make all wrongs right! Let's think about it: Outline: 1. Riches cannot save you 2. A dynasty cannot save you 3. Oppressing others cannot save you 4. The glory of God is coming! Verse: Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Discussion questions: 1. In what ways do you seek for safety and security in this life? How might you be tempted to sin to get it? 2. How did the coming of Jesus fulfill the promise that the
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Jeremiah 31:31-34 NIV
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Psalm 111 Give Thanks in the Company of the Upright Summary: Take a look around today!! I know you think I mean we should look around at the remodeled worship center. It is beautiful and we should praise God for providing this for us! But as we gather, the church is not a building, it is God's people. Today as we gather, we'll look at a Psalm that reminds us to gather as God's people and praise Him for all He has done to save and care for us. Let's praise Him today! Outline: 1. God wants us to remember what He has done and praise Him: 2. Remember His works 3. Remember His provision 4. Praise Him because he remembers His covenant Verse: Psalm 111:1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Discussion Questions: 1. Why does this Psalm make such a big deal about calling us to remember God and His works? Why do we tend to forget? 2. What is the effect of us
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Hebrews 11:1-16
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Hebrews 11:1-16
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Habakkuk 2:4 The Just Shall Live By Faith Summary: What is faith? God told the prophet Habakkuk that part of faith is trusting in everything God has said. God promises that all who believe (have faith) in Jesus who died for our sins will be saved! Let's listen to find out more about faith: 1. Faith is how we survive in the gap 2. Perseverance by faith in God's promises 3. Salvation through faith in God's Son Verse: Galatians 3:11 ....that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” Discussion Questions: 1. How would you define faith? 2. Habakkuk 2:4 is quoted in the New Testament several times (Hebrews 10:38, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11). How do these passages help us understand the nature of saving faith? 3. Where do you struggle to believe God's promises? What could each of the passages above do to help strengthen your faith this week?
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Isaiah 40:4-8 NIV
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Isaiah 40:4-8 NIV
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Isaiah 2:1-4 NIV
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Isaiah 2:1-4 NIV
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Living By Faith When You Just Don't Understand Habakkuk 1:12-2:4 Summary: Here is a really hard question: We know God is always good and holy. So why does he allow or use evil in the world? That is the hard question the prophet Habakkuk asks when he realizes God's people will be attacked and carried away by a nation that seem much more sinful than Israel. Habakkuk’s second complaint: His confidence in God His willingness to wait God’s second answer: His timing is perfect His call to faith Verse: Romans 1:17b ...As it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Discussion questions: 1. How do you react when reading this passage and hearing that God planned to use a brutal and wicked nation to be the instrument of reproof for His people? 2. Do you ever struggle when you see unbelievers prosper while you or other Christians suffer? Why? What hope does this passage offer? 3. Where is the good news of the Gospel for us in this passage? How did Jesus' death defeat our greater enemy once and for all? What would it look like to now live in the gap until Jesus comes back?
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This is a simple word search based on Exodus 17:1-7. God uses Moses to bring water from a rock.
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1 Timothy 2:1-7 NIV
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When God Doesn’t Make Sense Habakkuk 1:1 -2:4 Summary: Have you ever had really hard things happen and wanted to ask God hard questions? Does it ever seem like God isn’t around when things get tough or like maybe he doesn’t really care about your struggles? Today we start a series of sermons through then little Old Testament book Habakkuk. The prohet Habakkuk saw much evil in his nation and asked God the hard question: “God, where are you? Aren’t you going to do something?” Let’s listen in to the conversation: Outline: 1. A big complaint 2. A hard answer 3. A call to faith Verse: Galatians 3:11 (ESV): Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” Discussion questions: 1. How would you describe Habakkuk's complaint to God? How should we
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Song of Solomon 8:6-7 NIV
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Song of Solomon 8:6-7 NIV
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To the Ends of the Earth, Part 2 Acts 28:17-31 Summary: Last we heard, Paul was bitten by a snake on Malta but God protected him, and Paul arrived safely in Rome just as God had promised. Let’s listen in to hear what God had in store not just for Paul in Rome, but for all nations as well. Outline: Mission accomplished, but not concluded The Holy Spirit’s warning The unchained Word to all nations Verse: Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Discussion Questions: 1. Does the ending of this book seem to leave unanswered questions for you? Why do you think it ends the way it does? 2. What is the important point of Paul's quote from Isaiah? Why is it needed still today? 3. What is Paul's message to these Jews in this passage (see esp. v 31)? What might that kind of ministry look like for us as aa church or you individually? 4. What are the main applications you could take away from the study of Acts?
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Philippians 4:6-9 NIV
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Philippians 4:6-9 NIV
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