1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 || Do Good to One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || 1 Thessalonians 5:13 calls us to be at peace among each other and then in verse 15 we are called to do good to one another. In between both of these calls, Paul gives us a strategy on how to live them out. In this sermon we look at this strategy and how it shapes our relationship with others.

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Romans 14-15:13 || Accept One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || God's design is for His people to live in biblical community together. But that means we have to do life together and interact with each other, which means we're inevitably going to find ourselves in moments where we don't agree with each other. So what do we do when a bunch of diverse people, from diverse backgrounds, with diverse opinions gather together and don’t see eye to eye on everything all the time? Paul answers that question for us in Romans 14 and 15 by calling us to accept one another.

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Ephesians 4:32 || Forgive One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || What does the word forgive mean to you? In today's sermon we look at forgiveness and what is needed to fulfill the call to forgive one another. We contrast verse 31, which shows examples of our natural response rooted in our self, with verse 32, which shows how we should respond if we are rooted in Christ.

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Hebrews 10:24-25 || Stir Up On Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || We are constantly tempted to approach biblical community as consumers; 'how can I be fed and have my needs met?' But that's not how God designed it. God's design for biblical community is much different and much better, and we see His design for it in Hebrews 10:24-25 where we are called to 'stir up one another'. In this sermon, we look at the 'what', 'how', and 'why' of this challenge.

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Luke 18 & 19 || Anything is Possible

Matt Haste was invited to guest preach at City Church (a local church plant we partner with) on 6/24/18. In this sermon, we look at 2 well-known stories involving two rich men and their different responses to Jesus. One will walk away sad, while the other will follow joyfully. In these two stories, we see that 'what is impossible with man is possible with God.'

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Galatians 5:25-26 || Do Not Envy One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || Galatians 5:25-26 reminds us that pride and envy go hand in hand. Pride says 'I'm greater than others', and envy says 'therefore I'm more deserving of the things other people have'. But we're also reminded in this chapter that these sins aren't just secret internal sins. If we allow pride and envy to creep into our lives it will lead to biting and devouring one another, which will destroy unity. We must protect against these taking root in our lives by keeping in step with the Spirit.

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James 5:16 || Pray For One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || This sermon is the intro to our "One Another" series in which we focus on 12 of the "One Another" commands in the New Testament. By pursuing and fulfilling these commands we partake in and enjoy real community, and also demonstrate to the world that we are united together in Christ. In this first sermon we focus on the call to pray for one another.

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Colossians 4:7-18 || Grace Be With You

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we close out our series on Colossians we take a look at Paul's Final Greetings. During these closing words we see examples of how God used individuals within the church to remember, remind, and encourage each other. And it serves as a reminder and encouragement to us that we are new creations in Christ, and our gifts and talents, though different, are used by God to advance and serve His Church.

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Colossians 4:2-6 || A Call to Reach

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Charles Spurgeon once issued a warning for us not to place the food high in the trees to feed the giraffes when we are called to feed Jesus' sheep. We need to communicate the Gospel to people in an intelligible manner so that it might resonate with them, which means we must meet people where they are. Colossians 4:2-6 illustrates this point, as well as 4 others, that impact how we ought to think about and approach evangelism.

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Colossians 3:22-4:1 || Christ-Centered Work

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we come to the conclusion of the household code section, Paul turns his attention to masters and slaves and their work (Colossians 3:22-4:1). In this sermon we are reminded the importance of context and why we must first view these verses through the lens of 1st century Rome (rather than viewing it through 19th or 21st century America). And ultimately view it through the lens of the Son of Man; who came not to be served, but to serve.

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Colossians 3:20-21 || Christ-Centered Home

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we continue through the section of household code, Paul outlines what is needed not simply for a well-ordered home, but for a Christ-centered home. A Christ-centered home is one of balance, and we see vs. 20-21 of chapter 3 aim at addressing both children and parents. As NT Wright said regarding these verses, 'Children need discipline; so do parents.' A Christ-centered home is one where Jesus reigns as Lord over the home.

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Colossians 3:18-19 || Christ-Centered Marriage

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 3:18-4:1 Paul lays out a set of household codes, a common practice in ancient Greek and Roman writings. However, Paul's goal here is not to simply outline the steps to a well ordered home. He's outlining the steps to a Christ-centered home, and he starts by describing a Christ-centered marriage.

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Colossians 3:1-4 || Raised with Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Colossians 3:1-4 reminds us of our past, present and future position in Christ. We're also reminded that in order to actually know and understand the security that comes we have with being hid in Him we need to seek and set our minds on the things above.

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Colossians 2:20-23 || United With Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 2:20-23 we are reminded of the truth that we are united with Christ solely because of Christ's merits. There is nothing we add or contribute to that unity. And this is an important reminder for us so that we can be alert and on guard against the lie that tells us unity with Christ is dependent on our merits and abilities.

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