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WHY "RELIGION" CANNOT SAVE YOU

Sermon OutlineWHY “RELIGION” CANNOT SAVE YOURomans 2:17-29Introduction: The Apostle Paul is building a case that all humanity is under the guilt and domination of sin. He describes three categories of sinful humanity: 1)The Rebellious sinner2)The Respectable sinner3)The Religious sinnerReligion is the human’s best attempt to be right with God. I.CHARACTERISTICS OF RELIGION (vv. 17-20)Rely on rules and regulations (v. 17a)Believe and boast in special status with God (v. 17b)Maintain high moral standards (v. 18)Condescending towards others (v. 19-20)II.THE FAILURE OF RELIGION (vv. 23-24)A.Cannot Meet the Standard1.God’s Holiness and revealed Law2.We overrate ourselves and underrate our sin3.We dishonor God with our hypocrisyIt is not our duty to make people religiousNever expect an unbeliever to act like a believerB.God is Just in His JudgementsIII.THE ALTERNATIVE TO RELIGIONA.Not Religion and Rituals (vv. 25-27)B.The Need for Inward Spiritual Transformation (vv. 28-29)Conclusion: What are you counting on to be right with God? What are you trusting in to experience heaven? Religion or a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ?

--2018 OCT 7
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WHY "RELIGION" CANNOT SAVE YOU

We Won't Sink

FINANCIALS Offerings Sunday 9-23-18 Offerings to 9-23-18 Budget to 9-23-18General Fund: $8531.00 $202,127.04 $262,115.40Benevolent Fund: $50.00 $114,664.23 $125,022.28Building Fund: $150.00 $26,414.77 $88,388.93Sunday Offering: Sept. 23, 2018Last Year’s Attendance: 120 Last week's Attendance: 128 Last Year’s Offering: $339.00 Last week's Offering: $95.00

--2018 SEP 30
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We Won't Sink

Who Has The Right To Judge

Sermon OutlineWHO HAS THE RIGHT TO JUDGE?Introduction: The Apostle Paul continues to build the case that all human beings stand in need of a savior. After describing the suppressing and replacing the truth with lies he argues that those who self-righteously judge others are also guilty before God. I.GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS INESCAPABLEA.The Problem with Self-RighteousnessAccuse others and excuse themselves (v. 1)Measure with the wrong standard (v. 2)Judging others does not put them in a better position (v. 3)Misinterpret God’s blessings (v. 4)B.The Myth of Moral SuperiorityII.GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS RIGHTEOUS (vv. 5-11)A.God Judges Based On Truth (v. 2)B.What Will Be Judged:Self-righteousness and hypocrisyStubborn, unrepentant heartBehavior (deeds)Rejection of the truth and following evilDisobedience to the divine lawSecret thoughtsIII.GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS IMPARTIAL (vv. 12-16)A.The Jew Will Be Judged According to Revealed LawB.The Gentile Will Be Judged According to their ConscienceConclusion: Paul is developing the case that all human beings are guilty before God and that God’s judgements are just. He is preparing us to be ready to hear and receive the Gospel message about Jesus Christ. INANCIALS Offerings Sunday 9-23-18 Offerings to 9- 23-18 Budget to 9-23-18General Fund: $8531.00 $206,713.79 $262,115.40Benevolent Fund: $50.00 $107,449.23 $125,022.28Building Fund: $150.00 $24,998.77 $90,777.82Sunday Offering: Sept. 23, 2018Last Year’s Attendance: 137 Last week's Attendance: 120 Last Year’s Offering: $ 226.00 Last week's Offering: $ 415.47

--2018 SEP 23
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Who Has The Right To Judge

A Deadly Chain Reaction

Sermon OutlineA DEADLY CHAIN REACTIONRomans 1:18-32Introduction: God’s wrath is an unpopular and uncomfortable topic. We usually think of God’s wrath coming at the final judgement but the apostle Paul says it is being revealed now. I.THE REASON FOR GOD’S WRATHA.The Progression of Godlessness and Wickedness (vv. 18-21)1.Suppress the truth of GodDo not glorify Him as GodDo not give thanks to HimThinking becomes futile and hearts are darkened2.Exchange the glory and truth of God for a lie (vv.23, 25)3.Live out the lie (vv. 26-28)B.Humankind’s Fundamental Sin: the Rejection Of God1.Universal2.Deliberate3.InexcusableII.THE NATURE OF GOD’S WRATHA.“Gives Us Over” (vv. 24, 26, 28)1.To sinful desires2.To shameful lusts3.To depraved mindsB.To Receive the Penalty of Their Error (v. 27)C.God Must Act JustlyConclusion: The first step in finding God’s grace and mercy is to admit our need for it. The wrath of God is an act of love meant for us to “hit bottom” and return to Him.

--2018 SEP 16
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A Deadly Chain Reaction

The Good News According to Paul

Sermon OutlineTHE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO PAULRoman 1:1-17Introduction: The Apostle Paul is arguably one of the most influential persons in history. In his letter to the Christians in Rome in 57 A.D. Paul tells us who he is and what he believes is the “Gospel”. I.PAUL THE MAN (Romans 1:1)A.A ServantB.An ApostleC.Set ApartII.PAUL’S MESSAGEIt is Promised (v. 2)It is a Person (v. 3)Jesus: 100% God and 100% Human (v. 4)Is a Gospel of Grace (v. 5)Is for the Whole World (vv. 5-6)III.PAUL’S MINISTRY (Romans 1:7-13)A.Encourages OthersB.Pray for OthersC.Get Together with OthersD.Use Your Spirit GiftIV.PAUL’S MOTIVATION (Romans 1:14-17)A.“I am Obligated” (v. 14)B.“I Am Eager to Preach the Gospel” (v. 15)C.“I Am Not Ashamed” (vv. 16-17)Conclusion: Paul is not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for salvation. What do we learn from Paul to be effective witnesses to people around us?

--2018 SEP 9
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The Good News According to Paul

Love Someone No One Else Loves

No outline this week as we had pulpit supply with Calvin Ver Mulm from Center For Hope, Rock Valley.

--2018 SEP 2
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Love Someone No One Else Loves

A Father's Prayer (Joe Vander Zee)

No outline for this sermon.

--2018 AUG 19
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A Father's Prayer (Joe Vander Zee)

HOW TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY

Sermon OutlineHOW TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY2 Timothy 2:20-26Introduction: The temptation to doubt and disobey God is the oldest problem of humankind. The missionary Paul mentors his protegee Timothy, and us, in how to overcome temptation. I.RUN AWAY!A.Flee!!! “Seek Safety in Flight”B.What to Flee:1.Idols (1 Corinthians 10:14)2.Materialism (1 Timothy 6:11)3.Sexual Temptation (1 Corinthians 6:18)4.Evil Desires (2 Timothy 2:22)C.These War Against Your Soul (1 Peter 2:11)Reflections from Power Connection: Emma BakerII.RUN TO!A.Aim At and Pursue!!!Righteousness FaithLove PeaceB.God Uses a Holy Vessel More than SkillsReflections from Power Connection: Anna WarntjesIII.RUN WITH!A.“Along With Those Who Call Upon the Lord”B.“We Do It Better Together”1.Support2.Honest accountabilityReflections from Power Connection: Joel VisConclusion: We will face temptation until we are at home with Jesus. From what do you need to flee today? Major outline points credited to Billy Allison

--2018 AUG 12
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HOW TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY

HOW JESUS RESPONDS TO TRAGEDY

Sermon OutlineHOW JESUS RESPONDS TO TRAGEDYLuke 13:1-9Introduction: All of us are left with questions that follow tragedies in our world. We may be surprised at how Jesus responds to heartbreaking events in his time. I.THE LESSON FROM TRAGEDIES (vv. 1-5)A.The Connection of Sin and Tragedy1.“Worse sinners?”2.Suffering while doing the right thing3.The real questionB.The Greater Tragedy: Repent or PerishII.THE NECESSITY OF REPENTANCE (vv. 3, 5)A.Repent or Perish1.We are all sinners under judgement2.Unrepented sin is unforgiven sin3.Unforgiven sin will destroy usB.The Christian Life is a Life of RepentanceConfessionContritionChangeIII.DELAYED JUDGEMENT (vv. 6 – 9)A.Judgement of the Fruitless LifeB.Season of Opportunity1.God gives us a second chance2.Urgency of responseConclusion: We are all living on borrowed time. The greatest tragedy in life is to die without repenting because the implications are eternal. The present moment is the time to turn to God.

--2018 AUG 5
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HOW JESUS RESPONDS TO TRAGEDY

Jesus The Great Divider

Sermon OutlineJESUS THE GREAT DIVIDERLuke 12:49-59Introduction: The popular idea about Jesus us that he comes to bring love and peace into the world and there is much more in the Bible to support this. But what is overlooked is the condition for his peace to happen. I.DECLARATION: “I have come …” (vv. 49-50)A.“To Bring Fire On Earth”1.Fire of judgement2.Fire of purificationB.“Baptism to Undergo”1.The suffering of the cross2.For the salvation of humankindII.DIVISION: “Do not think I have come …” (vv. 51-53)A.The Cross of Christ Divides1.Divides people into two categories2.Division is eternalB.“From Now On …”1.Micah 7:62.We must understand and chooseIII.DISCERN THE TIMES (vv. 54-59)A.Illustration of the WeatherB.Do Not Delay!Conclusion: There is no peace without Jesus as savior, Lord and God over and in the hearts and souls of men and women.

--2018 JUL 29
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Jesus The Great Divider

Latest Episodes

WHY "RELIGION" CANNOT SAVE YOU

Sermon OutlineWHY “RELIGION” CANNOT SAVE YOURomans 2:17-29Introduction: The Apostle Paul is building a case that all humanity is under the guilt and domination of sin. He describes three categories of sinful humanity: 1)The Rebellious sinner2)The Respectable sinner3)The Religious sinnerReligion is the human’s best attempt to be right with God. I.CHARACTERISTICS OF RELIGION (vv. 17-20)Rely on rules and regulations (v. 17a)Believe and boast in special status with God (v. 17b)Maintain high moral standards (v. 18)Condescending towards others (v. 19-20)II.THE FAILURE OF RELIGION (vv. 23-24)A.Cannot Meet the Standard1.God’s Holiness and revealed Law2.We overrate ourselves and underrate our sin3.We dishonor God with our hypocrisyIt is not our duty to make people religiousNever expect an unbeliever to act like a believerB.God is Just in His JudgementsIII.THE ALTERNATIVE TO RELIGIONA.Not Religion and Rituals (vv. 25-27)B.The Need for Inward Spiritual Transformation (vv. 28-29)Conclusion: What are you counting on to be right with God? What are you trusting in to experience heaven? Religion or a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ?

--2018 OCT 7
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WHY "RELIGION" CANNOT SAVE YOU

We Won't Sink

FINANCIALS Offerings Sunday 9-23-18 Offerings to 9-23-18 Budget to 9-23-18General Fund: $8531.00 $202,127.04 $262,115.40Benevolent Fund: $50.00 $114,664.23 $125,022.28Building Fund: $150.00 $26,414.77 $88,388.93Sunday Offering: Sept. 23, 2018Last Year’s Attendance: 120 Last week's Attendance: 128 Last Year’s Offering: $339.00 Last week's Offering: $95.00

--2018 SEP 30
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We Won't Sink

Who Has The Right To Judge

Sermon OutlineWHO HAS THE RIGHT TO JUDGE?Introduction: The Apostle Paul continues to build the case that all human beings stand in need of a savior. After describing the suppressing and replacing the truth with lies he argues that those who self-righteously judge others are also guilty before God. I.GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS INESCAPABLEA.The Problem with Self-RighteousnessAccuse others and excuse themselves (v. 1)Measure with the wrong standard (v. 2)Judging others does not put them in a better position (v. 3)Misinterpret God’s blessings (v. 4)B.The Myth of Moral SuperiorityII.GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS RIGHTEOUS (vv. 5-11)A.God Judges Based On Truth (v. 2)B.What Will Be Judged:Self-righteousness and hypocrisyStubborn, unrepentant heartBehavior (deeds)Rejection of the truth and following evilDisobedience to the divine lawSecret thoughtsIII.GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS IMPARTIAL (vv. 12-16)A.The Jew Will Be Judged According to Revealed LawB.The Gentile Will Be Judged According to their ConscienceConclusion: Paul is developing the case that all human beings are guilty before God and that God’s judgements are just. He is preparing us to be ready to hear and receive the Gospel message about Jesus Christ. INANCIALS Offerings Sunday 9-23-18 Offerings to 9- 23-18 Budget to 9-23-18General Fund: $8531.00 $206,713.79 $262,115.40Benevolent Fund: $50.00 $107,449.23 $125,022.28Building Fund: $150.00 $24,998.77 $90,777.82Sunday Offering: Sept. 23, 2018Last Year’s Attendance: 137 Last week's Attendance: 120 Last Year’s Offering: $ 226.00 Last week's Offering: $ 415.47

--2018 SEP 23
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Who Has The Right To Judge

A Deadly Chain Reaction

Sermon OutlineA DEADLY CHAIN REACTIONRomans 1:18-32Introduction: God’s wrath is an unpopular and uncomfortable topic. We usually think of God’s wrath coming at the final judgement but the apostle Paul says it is being revealed now. I.THE REASON FOR GOD’S WRATHA.The Progression of Godlessness and Wickedness (vv. 18-21)1.Suppress the truth of GodDo not glorify Him as GodDo not give thanks to HimThinking becomes futile and hearts are darkened2.Exchange the glory and truth of God for a lie (vv.23, 25)3.Live out the lie (vv. 26-28)B.Humankind’s Fundamental Sin: the Rejection Of God1.Universal2.Deliberate3.InexcusableII.THE NATURE OF GOD’S WRATHA.“Gives Us Over” (vv. 24, 26, 28)1.To sinful desires2.To shameful lusts3.To depraved mindsB.To Receive the Penalty of Their Error (v. 27)C.God Must Act JustlyConclusion: The first step in finding God’s grace and mercy is to admit our need for it. The wrath of God is an act of love meant for us to “hit bottom” and return to Him.

--2018 SEP 16
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A Deadly Chain Reaction

The Good News According to Paul

Sermon OutlineTHE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO PAULRoman 1:1-17Introduction: The Apostle Paul is arguably one of the most influential persons in history. In his letter to the Christians in Rome in 57 A.D. Paul tells us who he is and what he believes is the “Gospel”. I.PAUL THE MAN (Romans 1:1)A.A ServantB.An ApostleC.Set ApartII.PAUL’S MESSAGEIt is Promised (v. 2)It is a Person (v. 3)Jesus: 100% God and 100% Human (v. 4)Is a Gospel of Grace (v. 5)Is for the Whole World (vv. 5-6)III.PAUL’S MINISTRY (Romans 1:7-13)A.Encourages OthersB.Pray for OthersC.Get Together with OthersD.Use Your Spirit GiftIV.PAUL’S MOTIVATION (Romans 1:14-17)A.“I am Obligated” (v. 14)B.“I Am Eager to Preach the Gospel” (v. 15)C.“I Am Not Ashamed” (vv. 16-17)Conclusion: Paul is not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for salvation. What do we learn from Paul to be effective witnesses to people around us?

--2018 SEP 9
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The Good News According to Paul

Love Someone No One Else Loves

No outline this week as we had pulpit supply with Calvin Ver Mulm from Center For Hope, Rock Valley.

--2018 SEP 2
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Love Someone No One Else Loves

A Father's Prayer (Joe Vander Zee)

No outline for this sermon.

--2018 AUG 19
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A Father's Prayer (Joe Vander Zee)

HOW TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY

Sermon OutlineHOW TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY2 Timothy 2:20-26Introduction: The temptation to doubt and disobey God is the oldest problem of humankind. The missionary Paul mentors his protegee Timothy, and us, in how to overcome temptation. I.RUN AWAY!A.Flee!!! “Seek Safety in Flight”B.What to Flee:1.Idols (1 Corinthians 10:14)2.Materialism (1 Timothy 6:11)3.Sexual Temptation (1 Corinthians 6:18)4.Evil Desires (2 Timothy 2:22)C.These War Against Your Soul (1 Peter 2:11)Reflections from Power Connection: Emma BakerII.RUN TO!A.Aim At and Pursue!!!Righteousness FaithLove PeaceB.God Uses a Holy Vessel More than SkillsReflections from Power Connection: Anna WarntjesIII.RUN WITH!A.“Along With Those Who Call Upon the Lord”B.“We Do It Better Together”1.Support2.Honest accountabilityReflections from Power Connection: Joel VisConclusion: We will face temptation until we are at home with Jesus. From what do you need to flee today? Major outline points credited to Billy Allison

--2018 AUG 12
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HOW TO MAINTAIN INTEGRITY

HOW JESUS RESPONDS TO TRAGEDY

Sermon OutlineHOW JESUS RESPONDS TO TRAGEDYLuke 13:1-9Introduction: All of us are left with questions that follow tragedies in our world. We may be surprised at how Jesus responds to heartbreaking events in his time. I.THE LESSON FROM TRAGEDIES (vv. 1-5)A.The Connection of Sin and Tragedy1.“Worse sinners?”2.Suffering while doing the right thing3.The real questionB.The Greater Tragedy: Repent or PerishII.THE NECESSITY OF REPENTANCE (vv. 3, 5)A.Repent or Perish1.We are all sinners under judgement2.Unrepented sin is unforgiven sin3.Unforgiven sin will destroy usB.The Christian Life is a Life of RepentanceConfessionContritionChangeIII.DELAYED JUDGEMENT (vv. 6 – 9)A.Judgement of the Fruitless LifeB.Season of Opportunity1.God gives us a second chance2.Urgency of responseConclusion: We are all living on borrowed time. The greatest tragedy in life is to die without repenting because the implications are eternal. The present moment is the time to turn to God.

--2018 AUG 5
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HOW JESUS RESPONDS TO TRAGEDY

Jesus The Great Divider

Sermon OutlineJESUS THE GREAT DIVIDERLuke 12:49-59Introduction: The popular idea about Jesus us that he comes to bring love and peace into the world and there is much more in the Bible to support this. But what is overlooked is the condition for his peace to happen. I.DECLARATION: “I have come …” (vv. 49-50)A.“To Bring Fire On Earth”1.Fire of judgement2.Fire of purificationB.“Baptism to Undergo”1.The suffering of the cross2.For the salvation of humankindII.DIVISION: “Do not think I have come …” (vv. 51-53)A.The Cross of Christ Divides1.Divides people into two categories2.Division is eternalB.“From Now On …”1.Micah 7:62.We must understand and chooseIII.DISCERN THE TIMES (vv. 54-59)A.Illustration of the WeatherB.Do Not Delay!Conclusion: There is no peace without Jesus as savior, Lord and God over and in the hearts and souls of men and women.

--2018 JUL 29
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Jesus The Great Divider
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