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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Luke 20:27-40.

“Planned obsolescence” or “Resurrection is for children only,”  (Luke 20:27-40)

  1. Skepticism exposed:   the straw man fallacy (vv.29-33).  
  1. The Sadducees are misinformed (vv.34-35). 
  2. ___________ makes marriage and perpetuation of life essential; its absence makes marriage obsolete (vv.35-36).

 

  1. In the resurrection, _______________________ replaces human parentage. 
  1. We become _______________, not parents/procreators (v.36; Matthew 18:3; John 10:27).
  2. We become children through God’s Unique ____________ (John 14:19 Hebrews 2:10-15). 
  3. The parable of the twins in the womb.

 

  1. Application: 
  1. When you respect rather than abuse others, you are a visitor from ___________________.   
  2. _________________ is honorable and has its place, even in marriage (1 Corinthians 7:6).
  3. The _________________ are a sign of the world to come (vv.35-36). 

The Body of
B. Franklin,
Printer;
Like the Cover of an old Book,
Its Contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be wholly lost:

For it will, as he believ’d, appear once more,
In a new & more perfect Edition,
Corrected and amended
By the Author.

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Christ has you covered!

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Revelation 7:9-17.

Christ has you covered! (Revelation 7:9-17)

I.    Clothing _______________:

A.   who you are;

B.   how you see yourself.

II.   Clothing was invented _____________.

A.   Nakedness and guiltiness require the same solution:_______________

B.   We cannot ___________ ourselves nor ___________ ourselves (Genesis 3:7, 21; Deuteronomy 29:5; Isaiah 61:10; Matthew 6:25-33). 

III.  Our clothing in heaven communicates ___________ (v.14).

A.   We are clothed with ___________ (v.14; Galatians 3:27).

B.   Washing our robes in Christ’s blood is not a meritorious work but a picture of __________.

C.   White is the color of __________________: the complete absence of sin and presence of righteousness (Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14)

 

Priveliged People

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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 8:1-9.

Privileged People (2 Corinthians 8:1-9) 

I.                    Wherever Jesus is, there is an ____________________ of grace (John 2:1-11; 6:12-13; 10:10; 1 Timothy 1:15-16).                                   

II.                  Grace overflows from our ___________________ (v.2). 

A.      No one expected the Macedonians to give (v.4). 

B.      They gave ________________ (v.3).

C.      They were rich, not in gifts, but in joy and generosity (v.2).

1.      Their joy was not in their material wealth but in their _____________________.    

2.      Privilege:  an ________________ over others (worldly definition);

a ________________ with respect to others (biblical definition).

III.                Christ’s poverty is the source of our abundance.

A.      Luther’s “joyous exchange:” everything that belonged to Christ (__________________) now belongs to me, and everything that belonged to me (___________________) now belongs to Christ.   

B.      Our abundance is _____________ and eternal, not _____________ and temporary.   

C.      Our _________________ are our privileges.

 

Learning to receive

Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Isaiah 40:1-8.

Learning to receive  (Isaiah 40:1-8)

I.   The ________________ communicates far more than the ________________. 

A. It is the original and essential form of the Gospel (Mark 1:14-15).

B. Comfort, forgiveness and cessation of conflict come to you through a “__________” which is the public preaching of the Word (Isaiah 40:1-3; Romans 10:14-17). 

II.  The _________________ creates _______________ (Isaiah 55:10-11; Acts 2:42-45; Hebrews 10:24-25). 

A. The key to giving is _____________, for in _____________ we learn how to give (Luke 10:38-42; 19:1-10). 

B. _________________ is learning to receive as well as to give, for when you receive with gratitude, you encourage those who give. 

 

Dying to Live

Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Matthew 16:21-27.

Dying to Live  (Matthew 16:21-27)

I.   Life without a cross is the __________ idea (v.23).

II.  If Jesus came to die and rise, He expects no less __________!

A. His life ___________ yours (v.24).

B. Your new life is hidden in your __________ (v.25; John 12:24; Colossians 3:1-4).

C. There are no _______________ disciples. 

1. What each person “has done” (v.27) is either ____________or ____________. 

2. “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin” (Romans 7:25).  

3. Discipleship and good works flow naturally from __________ (Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 11).

III. “God…gives _________ to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist” (Romans 4:17). 

 

Good angels are our helpers

Guest Preacher Rev. Louis Vician's sermon is based on Matthew 18:1-10.

Good angels are our helpers (Matthew 18:1-10)

Man and woman: equal and different

Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on 1 Timothy 2:1-15.

Man and woman: equal and different  (1 Timothy 2:1-15)

I.   Men and women are equal before God.

A. All bear God’s image (Genesis 1:27).

B. All are joint heirs of salvation (Galatians 3:27-28).

C. Therefore, our culture assumes men and women are __________________.

II.  Instructions for worship (vv.1-15) remind us that man and woman are different (complementarianism).

A. Men are to pray (v.8; Genesis 12:7-8).

B. Women are to adorn themselves with good works (vv.9-10; Prov.31).

C. Neither __________, nor most _________, are called to be pastors (vv.11-14; 1 Cor. 14:33-38).

1. This was counter-cultural and based on the order of ___________ (v.13).

2. “Let a woman learn ‘in quietness’” = not making a disturbance (see also vv.2, 12).

3. “Submissiveness” (v.11) to God’s order is Christlike and required of all people (1 Peter 2:13-25).

4. The man (Christ) gives, the woman (Church) receives (vv.5-6;      Ephesians 5:22-33).   

5. Women may teach other ___________ (Titus 2:3-5), ____________ (2 Timothy 1:5; 3:15) and ____________ in private (Acts 18:24-26) but not men in the worship service (v.12).

III. Scripture elevates woman by highlighting her uniqueness:  __________________ (v.15).

IV. All believers are called to a “___________” life (v.2).

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