Own Your Own Stuff
Luke 14:15-24
Pastor Terry Wilcox


The setting: Luke 14:1

What Jesus did is a reflection of who He is.  Hebrews 13:8
The parables of Jesus have been called, “The of God.” Luke 14:16 – “…a certain man” is .

Is the “Kingdom of God” something yet to come or something now?

  1. These people were not .
  2. They all offered lame .
    We do this to shield ourselves from the .
  3. The deadliest addiction is hiding from the truth about .
    It shuts out all .
  4. Understanding God’s   is the key to  and .
    This parable reveals both God’s grace and .

Today’s “love feast” is an opportunity to recognize our need and accept God’s .

 

What He Does For You
Zephaniah 3:17
Pastor Dan Bystrom


Repent means to                                   and                                     

He saves us His                                for His                                         .

As a Christian your life has                                                                               except what is done for                                            .

The door of Revelation is attached to what building? A                                          .

God is concerned about the                               of the person praying.

Men and women of heaven, you are                                           and                                     .

You are marked out for                                       .

Elect of God, we are the                                          

Changed By Grace
Titus 2:11-14
Pastor Jon Betz


Past – Thank God for Grace – Titus 2:11

Present – Holy Living – Titus 2:12

Future – Glorious Eternal Kingdom – Titus 2:14

 

Conclusion – Notice Titus 3:3-5 – What a change!

Consider the Uniqueness of Jesus
Luke 24:13-32
Pastor Terry Wilcox


Unique means one and , without .
A.D. = Latin Anno Domini = in the  of our Lord.
B.C. = before Christ.

Why is Jesus like no other?

  1. He is God’s .
    I John 4:9; I John 5:18
    No other religion makes the bold claim that God took on  .
    John 1:14; Philippians 2:5
  2. Jesus is unique because He didn’t  .
    Consider the cost to those who said He’s alive.
  3. Jesus is like no other because people  when they know Him.
    Know as by  or .
    A. The resurrected Jesus changes . Luke 24:17
        (No Jesus, no peace; know Jesus, know peace.)
    B. The resurrected Jesus changes your understanding of .
        There are  Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus.
        Two tests of conspiracy: (1) Number of those lying.
                                                      (2) Do they profit by the lie?
    C. The resurrected Jesus changes our .
         Luke 24:37-40
         People not likely to walk seven miles in the dark without strong .

What is your view of Jesus?

Know Him from history? Skeptical? Or know Him by .

 

You Can’t Surprise Jesus (He May Surprise You)
Mark 10:32-34, 46-52
Pastor Terry Wilcox


  1. Nothing about Jesus’ torture, death, and resurrection surprised Him. 
    Isaiah 52:13-53:12 – written  before His crucifixion.
      a. He knew the  and He had divine knowledge as .
      b. What may surprise us Him.
  2. Jesus was committed, the disciples were  and the others were . Mark 10:32
    Jesus is more committed to us than we are to .
      a. He continued to .  Mark 10:33-34
      b. He explained leadership.  Mark 10:40,45
      c. Mark 10:33 “Son of Man” is a messianic title. (See Daniel 7:13-14)
  3. Jesus knew He would suffer disloyalty, , injustice, ridicule, , and .
      a. God is more in  than people think.
      b. God knows your . Psalm 139:1-6
  4. With Calvary  miles and a week away, He stops for . Mark 10:49
  5. What is your takeaway?

Personal Notes

Why Keep Keeping On?
Acts 20:17-25
Pastor Terry Wilcox


We are all getting older and many of us are confronted with the health issues of aging.

Paul was on his third mission and was going to Jerusalem

  1. Paul wanted to go to Jerusalem.
    a. The passion of his heart was the message of saved   through   .
    b. He had companions and  for the people.
  2. Since his , Jerusalem had been  to him.
    a. On his first trip after conversion they  him.
    b. Second time was to settle the issue of .
    c. Next he confronted Peter for slipping toward .
    d. Yet he the Jewish people.
  3. He had been warned by others   .
    a. Were they to stop him or  him?
    b. Agabus’ warning caused Paul to clarify his purpose.
  4. Paul had a strong .
    a. Strengths can be a  and a .
    b. Without his  we probably would not know his name.
  5. Why did he stay his course?
    a. He counted his more valuable than   – Acts 20:22-24
    b. We may not be at risk of martyrdom, however.
    c. He was living in the light of  – Acts20:25
        II Timothy 4:6-8

George Washington Carver, like each of us, had to find  .


Personal Notes

 

Law Givers and Grace Givers
John 8:1-11
Rev. J. R. Hutchinson


Introduction

We have two representatives and one sinner.
The representatives are and .
The sinner happens to be a supposedly caught in .

As then, so today in the church world we have and .

Biblical Clarity

Romans 3:20 – No no is justified by the law.
Romans 8:3 – The could not take away sin.
John 1:14 – is full of and .
Ephesians 2:8 – who are saved are saved by .

The Contrast

Law Givers VS Grace Givers
John 3:17 – Jesus came not to but to .
John 10:10 – Jesus came to give .

Jesus the Advocate

The Rebuttal – John 8:7 – can cast the first stone?
The Inscription – did Jesus write in the ground?
   Romans 3:10 – There is righteous, no not one.
   Romans 3:23 – have sinned and come .

Restoration

John 8:10 – Restoration is .
John 8:11 – Restoration is .
  Restoration is .

The Struggle between the and .

The Provision of Grace , , .

Personal Application

Change Is Necessary
I Samuel 2:12, 17, 22-25
Pastor Terry Wilcox


The leaders of Israel would not change; therefore, God changed the leaders.
The people would not change; therefore, the story of chapters 4-6.

Observations from I Samuel 4

  1. Philistines attacked because of Israel’s apostasy.
  2. Israelites knew they needed God. I Samuel 4:3
  3. Doing the right thing with the wrong people doesn’t solve the problem.
  4. Winning requires more than shouting.

How Can We Change?

  1. Let God in.
    Philippians 2:13
    John 16:7
  2. Knowing the Word of God.
    Psalm 19:7
    Keep in mind, God and His Word work in harmony.
    Romans 15:4
    A few sentences later Paul asks God to change us.
    Romans 15:13
  3. Wise people change us.
    Proverbs 13:20
    I Corinthians 15:33
  4. Struggle and suffering change us.
    Hebrews 5:7-9
    James 1:2-4
    James 1:12
    I Peter 1:3-7
  5. You change you.
    In his first letter to the Thessalonian Christians, Paul commends their faith and in verse 9 says, “They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”
    The verbs “turned and served” are continuous.
    The paradox is that we are 100% responsible and 100% dependent.

    Without change, we will perish.


Personal Notes

Worse Than Me?
I Timothy 1:12-20
Rev Karl Moore


  1. Introduction
    A. I Timothy 1:12-20
    B. The two best teams play tonight
    C. May dispute in to your team!
    D. Today three areas of comparison we have with the Apostle Paul.
  2. Enter into life as . – I Timothy 1:13
    A. Nasty  – blasphemer
    B. Nasty  – persecutor
    C. Nasty  – violent
  3. Encounter the risen  – I Timothy 1:15-16
    A. New B. NewC. New 
  4. Encourage other  – I Timothy 1:3-4; 18-19
    A. New 
    B. New C. Necessary Matthew 28:19-20
  5. Conclusion
    A. Who is the worst sinner?
    B. More importantly, who is more encouraging.
    C. Let’s remember – we all enter life as sinners, we can all encounter the risen Savior, and we all can encourage other servants.

Personal Notes

Unwelcomed Mercy
Jonah 3 & 4
Pastor Terry Wilcox


In Hebrew , Jonah is “Yonah” meaning “dove.”

Commentators debate if Jonah is fictional, parable, fable, allegory, or historical fact. Jesus references Jonah in Matthew 12 & 16.

Mercy is God’s love, , and compassion to people.
The ruins of Nineveh are near Mosul, .


  1. God’s mercy is not .
    I Timothy 1:15-16
    Jonah 1:17-2:1 – God’s mercy comes in  .
    Jonah 2:10 – God used a huge fish as Jonah’s .
  2. God’s mercy will  you.
    Jonah 3:3-6
  3. God’s mercy is without .
    Jonah 4:1
    Ezekiel 33:11
    Three times Jonah wishes he  .
  4. God’s mercy is without .
    John 3:16
    Psalm 118:29
    Hebrews 4:16

Are you a good steward of God’s mercy?

First you must  it.
Psalm 28:6-7

Mercy is similar to grace but not the same:
  Mercy – kindness and compassion
  Grace – kindness and bestowing  and .

Illustration: A judge and a car thief.


Personal Notes