Posts in Hart Traylor (speaker)
Acts 8:26-40 || Send Them into the World

‘Reach, Build, Send’ Sermon Series || We exist to reach people with the gospel, build them as the church, and send them into the world for the glory of God. How do aircraft carriers, a desert road, and an Ethiopian eunuch illustrate what it means to be sent? In this third message of our ‘Reach Build Send’ sermon series, we identify 5 truths seen in Acts 8:26-40 that relate to our mission to send.

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Exodus 32 || He Made Us to Worship

Exodus (The God Who Renews) Series || In Exodus 32 Moses hasn't returned and the Israelites get scared. So the obvious thing to do is make a golden statue of a cow and worship it. Wait, what!? How did the Israelites reach a point where they were convinced this was the right thing to do? Psalm 106 tells us it's because 'they forgot God'. This chapter should serve as a warning to us of what will happen when we forget God and direct our worship towards other things.

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Exodus 17 || The Lord's Presence

Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || In Exodus 17 the Israelites find themselves once again in a desperate and helpless moment. But this time, rather than only grumbling and complaining, they openly quarrel with Moses and test the Lord. In this sermon we are reminded that we are no better or different than the Israelites. We also are reminded of the incredible truth that God is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.

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Exodus 5-6 || Who is the Lord?

Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || At the end of chapter 4 the Israelites believed Moses and worshiped God. But in the midst of trial we find at the end of chapter 5 the Israelites cursing Moses, and Moses doubting God. In this sermon we talk about trials, and we see how God uses trials like a tool to transform us into His image.

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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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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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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 1:15-20 || The Supremacy of Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 1:15-20 Paul gives us a deep and theologically rich explanation of who Jesus is. And through these verses we are reminded of the supremacy of Christ. We are reminded it's all about Him. Everything revolves around Him. That's why we must keep Him at the center of the gospel. If we remove Jesus from the gospel, we are left with false gospels.

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Hebrews 12:1-3 || The Lord of All

Long Expected (Advent 2017) Series || In this Long Expected series, we have seen how Jesus perfectly fulfills the roles of Man, Prophet, Priest and King, giving Him the titles Man of Hope, Prophet of Peace, Priest of Joy, and King of Love. As we conclude this series we are reminded He has another title; Lord of All. How does Jesus' first Advent impact us? Since Jesus is the Lord of all, what is required of us?

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Luke 21:5-38 || It's the End of the World As We Know It?

Scars (The Gospel of Luke) Series || Luke 22:23 tells us the disciples were surprised by Jesus' claim that one of them will betray Jesus. This statement demonstrates to us that, despite knowing, Jesus never treated Judas differently than the other disciples. He showed the same love and extended the same call to Judas as He did to the other disciples. And we see here in Luke 22, even traitors are welcome at the Lord's table.In Luke 21 Jesus makes a bold prophecy concerning the Temple which leads to discussion about the end times. As Christians, how are we to approach and understand difficult texts like this?

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