Remember Wonder – Luke 1:26-56

Message preached on December 2, 2018 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: God astounds us with the undeserved gift of His Son
Objective: That we would magnify His love.

Outline:
I. The Astounding Gift (Luke 1:26-38)
II. Blessed are those that believe (Luke 1;39-45)
III. Our Souls Magnify the Lord (Luke 1:46-56)

Luke Advent 2018 Devotional Study

You may have noticed a devotional study in Luke on the back table (and announced in the bulletin) these last few weeks. The copier has issues, so we may or may not have more copies on Sunday. But if you’d like to do this on your computer, phone or tablet, here is a PDF version:

Luke Study – 2018 Advent Bookletj

The study is keyed to Bob’s sermons. There are three days (lessons) of devotional material, plus a few introductory quotes each week. We’re praying that you will enjoy the wonder of Christmas through these familiar passages.

Certainty and Continuity – Luke 1:1-25

Message preached on November 25, 2018 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: The gospel is the fulfillment of God’s Big Story
Objective: That we would have confidence in this Gospel record.

Outline:
I. The Certainty of the Gospel (Luke 1:1-4)
II. The Continuity of the Gospel (Luke 1:5-25)

Thanksgiving is More Important than You Might Think – Romans 1:21-23

Message preached on November 18, 2018 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: Giving thanks keeps God’s glory at the center of our lives.

Outline:
I. The Sin of Thanklessness (Romans 1:21)
II. The Sign of Thanklessness (Romans 1:22-23)
III. The Blessing of Thankfulness

The Tongues Prayer – Proverbs 18:21 and others

Message preached on November 4, 2018 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: Calling on God for just a few communication skills
can give you a healing tongue.

Outline:
I. Say Little: “Should I say anything?”
II. Speak Truthfully: “What should I say?”
III. Speak Helpfully: “How should I say it?”

Compassion Counts – Proverbs 21:13 and others

Message preached on October 28, 2018 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: We can’t allow skepticism, indifference or selfishness to rob us of the blessings of compassion

Outline:
I. The Oppressor
II. The Alternative
III. The Blessing

Christmas Series: The Beginning of the Gospel

This Christmas and next year we will be studying the Gospel of Luke. It’s been 25 years since we walked through this wonderful Gospel, so it’s time.

Part 1: The Beginning of the Gospel (Christmas, 2018)
Part 2: The Ministry of the Messiah (January to June 2019)
Part 3: The Journey to Jerusalem (August to November, 2019)
Part 4: The Climax of the Cross (January to Easter, 2020)

Series Title: The Beginning of the Gospel
Date: November 25, 2018
Sermon Title: Certainty and Continuity
Text: Luke 1:1-25
Key Sentence: The Gospel is the Fulfillment of God’s Big Story
Objective: That we would have confidence in this Gospel record.
Worship Theme: The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Outline:
I. The Certainty of the Gospel (Luke 1:1-4)
II. The Continuity of the Gospel (Luke 1:5-25)

December 2, 2018
Sermon Title: Remember Wonder
Text: Luke 1:26-56
Key Sentence: God astounds us with the undeserved gift of His Son.
Objective: That we would magnify his love.
Worship Theme: My Soul Magnifies the Lord
I. The Astounding Gift (Luke 1:26-38)
II. Blessed are those that believe (Luke 1;39-45)
III. Our Souls Magnify the Lord (Luke 1:46-56)

Date: December 9, 2018
Sermon Title: Dawn
Text: Luke 1:57-80
Key Sentence: This is the dawn that brings the light of the world
Objective: That we would rejoice to see our salvation coming.
Worship Theme: Expectation
I. Rejoice in the anticipation of God’s grace. (Luke 1:57-66)
II. Praise the arrival of God’s redemption. (Luke 1:67-75)
III. Prepare for the preaching of God’s forgiveness. (Luke 1:76-80)

Date: December 16, 2018
Sermon Title: Good News of Great Joy
Text: Luke 2:1-20
Key Sentence: God has broken into history to be with us!
Objective: That we would rejoice in his presence
Worship: Glory to God in the Highest
I. God has stepped into human poverty (Luke 2:1-7)
II. God has announced his presence (Luke 2:8-14)
III. We glorify God for what he has done (Luke 2:15-20)

Date: December 23, 2018
Sermon Title: He is Faithful
Text: Luke 2:21-40
Key Sentence: To the faithful He shows himself faithful
Objective: That we have confidence in His faithfulness
Worship Theme: To Know the Incarnate One
I. Joseph and Mary were faithful (Luke 2:21-24, 39-40)
II. Simeon was faithful (Luke 2:25-35)
III. Anna was faithful (Luke 2:36-38)

Date: December 24, 2018
Sermon Title: The Beautiful Paradox
Text: Scripture readings from Matthew, Luke and John
Key Sentence: In Jesus God Draws Near
(This will be Scripture and Short Stories emphasizing the paradoxical wonder of the incarnation)

Date: December 30, 2018
Sermon Title: The Passover Plot
Text: Luke 2:41-52
Key Sentence: Jesus understood the priority of his relationship with his Father
Objective: That we make relationship with God the first priority in our lives
Outline:
I. Passover (Luke 2:41-42)
II. Pursuit (Luke 2:43-45)
III. Priority (Luke 2:46-50)
IV. Plan (Luke 2:51-52)

Finding Rest for Your Weary Soul – Matthew 11:28-30

Message preached on October 21, 2018 by Guest Preacher David Jackson. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key sentence: Come to Jesus and Jesus only to find rest for your weary, busy, burdened soul.

Outline:
The Reason for Rest
The Resource of Rest
The Restoration of Rest

The Care of the Heart – Proverbs 17:22 and others

Message preached on September 23, 2018 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: The family of Christ can help to heal heavy hearts

Outline:
I. The church is full of heavy hearts
II. We can learn to discern heavy hearts
III. We can learn to help heavy hearts

Listen to Discipline – Proverbs 10:17

Message preached on October 14, 2018 by Associate Pastor Todd Cobbs. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: “We may not like discipline, but we are going to see that the Bible screams at us to listen to discipline!”

Outline:

I. The Purpose of Discipline-Proverbs 10:17

II. Receiving Discipline-Proverbs 1:8

III. Giving Discipline-Proverbs 25:12

IV. Benefits of Discipline-Hebrews 12:10-11

V. Praising God for Discipline

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