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The Humble Are Exalted

Series: Kingdom Principles The Humble Are Exalted Luke 18:9-14 Pride is accepted and prevalent; it must not be a part of the Christian’s life. A parable is an earthly story that illustrates spiritual truths. the pharisee & the tax collector The pharisee believed he was good enough to approach God, and the tax collector believed God was too good to approach. a kingdom principle: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6 God hates pride · It...


Big Lessons About Small Things

Series: Kingdom Principles big lessons about small things Matthew 13: 31-33 A parable is an earthly story that illustrates spiritual truths. The Parable of the Mustard Seed “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.” The kingdom of God had small beginnings; however, its growth...


Helping the Broken

Series: Unstuck Helping the Broken Psalm 107:10-16 the incarceration problem There are 2.2 million people in prison in the United States. It costs 80 billion dollars to prosecute and house criminals. Every year 600,000 prisoners reenter their communities. Two out of three people will be incarcerated again. Currently in Lexington, there are ________ people in jails or prisons. homelessness in America Approximately 553,000 people are homeless in our nation on any given night....


The Spiritual Reality of Helping

Series: Unstuck The Spiritual Reality of Helping Matthew 25:31-46 context This passage is a part of Jesus’ Olivet Discourse. It records His teaching on the Tuesday before the crucifixion. The End Times were the topic of his instruction. Jesus will come again and reign on the earth. There is much disagreement over when this will occur. Humility should be practiced in all discussions about the return of Christ. At the onset of His millennial reign, Christ will judge the nations....


Helping the Impoverished

Series: Unstuck Helping the Impoverished Various The Unstuck series is designed to help the church engage people trapped in circumstances that make it hard to hear the gospel. Poverty is complex, and there are not quick fixes. why is there poverty? · Misfortune · Generational/Cultural · Injustice · Lack of Essential Resources Wealth and Poverty Identifying with poverty is difficult because we are so rich. If your household makes 25,000 a year, you are in the top 10%...


Helping the Addict

Series: Unstuck Helping the Addict Galatians 6:1-2 The goal of this series is to engage the church in helping people trapped in circumstances that make it hard to hear the gospel. Addiction in America In the last 20 years in the US, 750,000 people have died from drug use. Twenty-one million people have an addiction to substances. One hundred thirty people die every day from opioids. Over 600 billion dollars are invested in managing the addiction epidemic....


Gratitude, Contentment and Generosity

Series: The Book of Philippians Gratitude, Contentment and Generosity Philippians 4:10-23 Recap The church at Philippi was started by Paul. They financially supported his mission endeavors and had developed an extremely close relationship with him. When the book is written Paul is 800 miles away in a Roman prison. After he receives a gift from the church, He writes a letter to thank them and encourage the congregation. Gratitude (4:10, 14-16) Paul was grateful for their gift...


Run Your Race



Dealing With Anxiety

Series: Philippians Dealing with Anxiety Philippians 4:1-9 Anxiety is an intense desire for something, accompanied by the fear of not receiving it. Worry demonstrates a distrust of God and His Providence in our lives. Context: The Philippian Christians were experiencing anxiety because of rejection, false teachers, and financial hardship. Anxieties were increased by two women sharply disagreeing in the church. There is a connection between our “withness” and our...


Surpassing Value

Series: Philippians Surpassing Value Philippians 3:1-11 Philippians 3:1-7 True joy can only be found in Jesus. There will always be enemies seeking to devalue the gospel. Paul not only sees his sin as worthless, he sees personal success as worthless. Nothing received, achieved, or experienced compares to Jesus. Philippians 3:8 Christianity is more than a set of facts, religious ritual, or moral teachings; Christianity is a personal relationship with...


Unity In Christ

Series: The Book of Philippians Unity in Christ Philippians 2:1-11 Maintaining unity in a church requires intentional effort by everyone. If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. 3 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than...


Rejoicing in Chains

Series: Philippians Rejoicing in Chains Philippians 1:12-30 Recap Paul writes to thank the Philippians for their financial support, tell them how he is doing, and address issues facing the church. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4 Context Paul is writing from a Roman jail. Before his imprisonment, he had faced multiple hardships: He had been falsely accused, faced death threats, encountered starvation, was shipwrecked, was bitten by...


Partners in the Gospel

Series: The Book of Philippians Partners in the Gospel Philippians 1:1-11 BACKGROUND The City of Philippi was 800 miles from Rome, in modern day Greece. It was comprised of retired Roman soldiers, native Macedonians and Greeks. They were religiously pluralistic. The Church at Philippi · It was a diverse church. · It was a loyal church. · It was a giving church. The Occasion of Paul’s Letter: Paul had received a gift from the church, and he was addressing some of the issues...



Series: Who is Your One? HOW, WHAT, WHY? Various texts Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Our Church Goal: Every resident in the greater Lexington area to hear the gospel. Success will require every believer to share the message. Sharing Jesus with Your One Your One may not believe the same things you believe, but he/she is experiencing the same things you are...


Your One Is A Big Deal

Series: Who is Your One YOUR ONE IS A BIG DEAL! Luke 15 recap 1. Pray for your one for 30 days. 2. Invite your one to your house or to church. 3. Share the gospel with your one. week 1 Every disciple should bring people to Jesus. week 2 You are responsible for your network. week 3 Sharing with your one is a big deal. Luke 15 Context Jesus is eating with sinners, and many religious people cannot understand why a good person would eat with “lost” people. Jesus tells...


This Is Your One

WHO is YOUR ONE? The calling of Christians is to go and tell good news... ACTS 1:8 Start where you are... Start with who you know Start while you have an opportunity When people encountered Jesus, the first people they contacted were the people in their network. I am not asking you to start relationships to share Jesus, I am asking you to share Jesus in the relationships you already have. Your one is not someone you is someone you already know. I know you have been...


Finding Your One

Series: Who’s Your One Finding Your One Matthew 4:18-22 & Luke 15:1-7 The word “Christian” is only found three times in the New Testament. Early believers self-identified as followers or disciples. The concept of discipleship was familiar to Jesus’ audience. Matthew 4:18-28 the initial call Jesus chooses disciples; not we Him. God is not looking for A listers to fill his roster. He is looking for people who will be faithful to the task. Believers are asked to participate in...


Justification and Baptism

Series: Foundations–Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Christus Justification and Baptism Romans 4:6-11 The doctrine of justification clarifies how a person is made right with God. People are made right with God, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Romans 4:6-11 Justification by faith is how everyone must be made right with God. Abraham received the sign of the covenant after he was made right with God. God established religious expressions to disciple His...


Hope Lives

Easter 2019 - Hope Lives! I Peter 1:3-5 There is a difference between ______ and ________. Hope is a ____________________ expectation in something or someone. Everybody _______________ on something or someone. ______________ hope will always _______________. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living...