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Sermon Recap from July 15

The summer oddness continues, with us not having a fully structured evening service again this week. So, I’ve got the morning sermon and a brief recap on the evening devotional.

Morning Audio is here (Alternate Here)

Outline:

July 15 AM Luke 6:46-49

Foundations!

More than 3/4 of Americans (approximately 78%, Gallup Poll reported here) claim to be Christians. That's a huge number: it would mean that 225 million Americans were Christians.


Yet when we look at American society, do we see a country that is actually acting like 225 million of its residents are Christians?



I. Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is a Christian.

     How can this be? 

II. Far too many people think that their words alone will be enough to count themselves believers

     Words alone are not enough: Confession and belief are in Romans 10:9 and we must consider the situation of those confessing in that day. Their confession would cost them something

III. Action must follow belief:

     The houses Jesus speaks of: these are the houses of our life. Applications of houses:

     1. The Believer who acts as much as possible: those things not supported by the foundation will be destroyed

     2. The Believer who does not act much in life, but has a foundation: a wreck but eternally secure

     3. The unbeliever who thinks he is doing well, but has never actually trusted: pretty in life but wrecked in eternity

     4. The unbeliever who does nothing: nothing now, nothing then.

IV. Do we want to be ruined?

V. We cannot allow salvation by grace to make us believe that we are supposed to spiritual couchians. being a Christian is to strive to be like Christ.

 

Evening sermon: we recapped the lessons from Rec Camp. Hey, if it’s good to teach the kids, it’s good to remind the adults, right?

 

I. Genesis 1:27 reminds us that God made us. While I would acknowledge that there may be more to understanding in Genesis 1 than some websites might have us think, I absolutely believe that humanity is the result of the special creation of God.

II. John 3:16 reminds us that God loves us.

III. Romans 12:2 reminds us that God has a plan for us. That plan is drawn from the Word of God and is to be made like Christ.

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  1. Hello Doug!

    Unrelated directly to the post... when you use the newer format, sometimes I can't find anything to click to leave a comment! (Probably the problem is on my end - ancient computer and "wrong" browser.)

    At any rate, I'm enjoying reading back through your series on Mark, as we have a young "pastor in training" at our church this summer also preaching through it. i like your takes on Exodus, too, and the "nerd notes" :D

    I don't comment much, but I'm still reading :D

    Julie G

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    1. Is this one better than the "modern" one that was around last week?

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  2. At the risk of sounding like a Luddite... yes :D Those newer templates, for some reason, don't work too well for me. Again, though, I'm sure the problem is on my end. My computer is at least six or seven years old. Practically pre-historic as far as technology goes!

    But do what you like! It's your blog :D

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