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Four Ways You can Receive a Biblically-Sound Sermon:

#1 - ACCEPT it Slowly, 22

#2 - ALLOW for the Sovereign Moment, 23

#3 - APPLY it is Fellowship, 24

#4 - ATTACH yourself to Grace, 25

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Four Insights into the Energy it takes to Submit to God's Will:

#1 - The SOURCE of the Energy, 20a

#2 - The STRENGTH of the Energy, 20b

#3 - The STRATEGY of that Energy, 21a

#4 - The SCHEME of that Energy, 21b

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Three Guides that Shape Prayer:

#1 - The GROUNDS for Prayer, 18a  "Pray for us..."

#2 - The JUSTIFICATION for Prayer, 18b "...for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things."

#3 - The NEED for Prayer, 19  "And I urge you all the more to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner."

 

Conclusion:

1) Repent! Of your prayerlessness.

2) Return! Get back to being faithful.

3) Reschedule! Put prayer in your schedule.

4) Rejoice! God will answer it.

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Three Reasons why we Submit to God’s Men…

#1 – Because of the _________________.

Obey your leaders, and submit them…

#2 – Because of the _________________.

…keep watch over your souls…

#3 – Because of the _________________ Benefit.

…for this would be unprofitable for you…

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Please enjoy this sermon by Pastor Mike Rosario.  

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1st - FOLLOW Faithful Leaders, 7

2nd - FOCUS on Christ, 8

3rd - FILTER out Danger, 9

How?  You have to be...

#1 - ANCHORED by Awareness (Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings...)

#2 - GROUNDED by Grace, (...for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace...)

#3 - ROOTED by Remembering, (...not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited.)

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1st - FOLLOW Faithful Leaders, v7

2nd - FOCUS on Christ, v8

How does this direction help us endure?

#1 - Jesus has an ETERNAL Past

#2 - Jesus has a REDEMPTIVE Present

#3 - Jesus has an UNCONQUERABLE Future

 

Conclusion:  What can I do to focus on Christ?

1) Be in the Word and let it be in you - Col 3:16

2) Pray, go to Him! - John 14:13

3) Fellowship, stir one another up - Heb 10

4) Serve!  Use your gifts - 1 Cor 12

5) Redirect, fix your eyes on Jesus - Heb 12 & Col 3

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1st - FOLLOW Faithful Leaders, v7

Why should I follow the leaders in the church?

#1 - Because they GUIDE us. "Remember those who led you..."

#2 - Because they SPEAK God's Word to us. "...who spoke the word of God to you..."

#3 - Because they SET the Pattern of Faith for us. "...and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith."

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3rd - Learn the SECRET of being Satisfied with what you Have.

4th - Lean Completely on God's PROMISE.

5th - Get Your CONFIDENCE from the Word.

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The Principles of Contentment from Hebrews 13:5-6

1st - Make CHARACTER the Issue

2nd - Understand that MONEY isn't the Problem, LOVE Is.

3rd - Learn the SECRET of being Satisfied with what you Have.

to be continued...

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How do you evaluate your relationship to God as it relates to sexual purity?

1st - DEFINING the Terms

2nd - DEFILING the Act

3rd - DOOMING your Future

4th - DIRECTING your Path..... 

.....and from 1 Thess 4:3-8.....

1) Get far away from sexual sin, v3

2) Learn how to control your body, v4

3) Don't copy the world, v5

4) Don't take advantage of others, v6

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Christian Love is to be...

#1 - SUSTAINED, v1

#2 - BIG-HEARTED, v2

#3 - SYMPATHETIC, v3

#4 - SEXUALLY PURE, v4

1st - The PURPOSE of Marriage

Why does marriage exist?

1) Propagation

2) Prevention

3) Patching up your loneliness

4) Pleasure

How do we honor it?

1) Recognize that God designed it.

2) Choose the right person

3) Get married God's way according to God's will.

What to look for in a potential spouse?

    1-Character

    2-Creed

    3-Conduct

    4-Conversation

    5-Clothes

    6-Companions

4) Be a clear leader to your marriage

5) Be a clear submissive follower to your husband

6) Filter everything with love

2nd - The PRIVILEGE of Marriage

Four thoughts on this point...

1st - Sex is God's design.

2nd - Marital sex glorifies God.

3rd - Marital sex isn't for you, it's for your spouse.

4th - It's an indication of relational health.

3rd - The PARAMETERS of marriage

1st - Keep it regular

2nd - Romantic

3rd - Restricted

4th - Rousing

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Christian love is to be...

#1 - SUSTAINED, 1

#2 - BIG-HEARTED, 2

#3 - SYMPATHETIC, 3

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Hebrews 13:1 - Let the love of the brethren continue.

#1 - A Statement of NATURE

#2 - A Statement of NECESSITY

#3 - A Statement of NURTURE

#4 - A Statement of NETWORK

#5 - A Statement of SPIRITUAL HEALTH

#6 - A Statement of NAVIGATION

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#2 - A DIRE Admonition, 25-27

#3 - A DELIVERANCE-Based Appeal, 28-29

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Why is it so hard to say no to You and yes to Jesus Christ?   

Consider 5 reasons:

1) Because of NEGLECT - Ch2

2) UNBELIEF - Ch3

3) TRADITION - Ch6

4) DOUBT - Ch10

5) FEAR - Ch12

Don't get out of the Race!

There is #1 - A DIVIDING Analogy, 18-24

Mt. Sinai = LAW   Mt. Zion = GRACE

Consider 7 Benefits when you come to Mt. Zion through Jesus Christ:

1) Heaven

2) Celebration

3) Reservation (election)

4) Defense

5) Fellowship (w/OT saints)

6) Being w/ Jesus

7) The Blood Sprinkling (forgiveness)

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2 Kinds of Repentance:

#1 - Repentance that Falls SHORT

#2 - Repentance that Finds SALVATION

See the examples in the Gospel of Luke:  Luke 5:27 - Luke 7:36 -  Luke 15 - Luke 18 - Luke 19 - Luke 23

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Don't quit in this race!  It won't be easy, but here's 3 commands to keep you moving...

#1 - Renew STRENGTH, 12-13

#2 - Refresh INTENSITY, 14

#3 - Impact OTHERS, 15-17

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#1 - The STRUGGLES in Discipline, 5

#2 - The SIGNS from Discipline, 6-8

#3 - The SHAPE from Discipline, 9-11

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