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MARRIAGE, HOMOSEXUALITY, AND THE GOSPEL (Genesis 2:18-25) 08-12-2012

Introduction ● Share God’s love with all people: as those created in his image ● Embrace and Preach the Cross (in the right order): as Christians, as the Church, and to the World ● Engage the Culture: but do not conform to, or compromise with, the world 1. The Covenant of Marriage ● For Companionship, Procreation, and the Glory of God ● For Sexual Purity, Pleasure, and God’s loving Protection ● As a Visible Demonstration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 2. Christianity & Homosexuality ● Christianity, Homosexuality and the Church: Love one another, make disciples, & honor marriage ● Christianity, Homosexuality and Our Culture: Repent of all sin and guard against unbelief/idolatry ● Christianity, Homosexuality and Government: Be the salt of the earth and the light of the world 3. Faithfulness to the Gospel ● Obey the Gospel: thru sexual purity and godly marriages ● Guard the Gospel: thru sound doctrine & God’s love for people ● Proclaim the Gospel: unashamedly & with confidence in God’s power ● Hold Fast to the Gospel: thru our hour of trial in faithfulness to Christ

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GOD'S COVENANTAL-FAITHFULNESS: Blessing us Now as We await the Consummation of His Advancing-Kingdom (Message #3/3 * Haggai 2:10-23) 03-25-2012

God’s Covenantal-Faithfulness December 18th, 520 B.C. 1. Consider God’s Covenantal Curses and Blessings (vs4-5,10-19; Ex 19:1-6; 25:1-9; Lev 26:1ff: Mal 1–4) 2. Rejoice in God’s Glory and in His advancing-Kingdom (vs20-23; Zec 9–14; Jer 46:25f; 48:42,47; 49:5f, 10f, 34-39) Embrace the Prophetic Word March 25th, 2012 A.D. 1. God’s has Blessed us in Christ! ● Know who we are in Christ. (Eph 1–3; Rev 1:1ff; 5:9-10; 21:3-4) ● Walk in godliness through the Spirit’s power: as a loving-unified church. (Eph 4–6; Mth 5–7; Rev 2–3; 12–14) 2. God’s advancing-Kingdom is Coming! ● Seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, trusting in His provisions and power. (Mth 5–7; Ac 1:1-11; 20:24; Rev 11:15) ● Witness with gospel confidence and boldness for the glory of God. (Mk 13; Ac 4:13ff; 28:28ff; Rom 1:1-17; 16:25ff; Rev 7:9ff)

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GOD'S PRESENCE AND POWER: amidst the Discouragements of Life and Ministry (Message #2/3 * Haggai 2:1-9) 03-18-2012

A Prophetic-Encouraging Message October 17th, 520 B.C. 1. Spoken to a Faithful Remnant (vs1-2) who had repented and obeyed (Hag 1:1-15) 2. Spoken to a Discouraged People (v3) who remembered the “glory days” (Ezra 3:12) 3. Given as a God-centered Command (vs4-5) Be strong, work, and do not be afraid, for the Lord of Hosts is with you (Exodus 19:1ff) 4. Grounded in God’s Promise (vs6-9) The Lord of Hosts will glorify Himself by shaking the nations and giving His people peace (Zech 14:1ff) Embrace the Prophetic Word March 18th, 2012 A.D. 1. For the Glory of Our God: Enjoying Christ’s presence and being empowered by the Spirit. 2. As a Faithful Remnant: Encouraged by God’s promise amidst the Discouragements of Life and Ministry.

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GOD'S GLORY AND DISCIPLINE: amidst the Consequences of Self-Centered Living (Message #1/3 * Haggai 1:1-15) 03-11-2012

Exhortation: Rebuild the Temple (August 29th, 520 B.C.) 1. The Prophetic Word Revealed (vs1-11) ● Darius the King ● the word of the LORD and Haggai the Prophet ● Leadership (Zerubbabel and Joshua) ● the LORD of Hosts ● these people ● the House of the LORD (Temple) 2. The Prophetic Word Embraced (vs12-15) ● the Remnant of the people ● they Feared and Obeyed the LORD ● The LORD’s message: “I am with You” ● The LORD stirred up their spirit Embrace the Prophetic Word (March 11th, 2012 A.D.) 1. God Reveals Himself and His Word: ● Fear the Lord and Obey His voice 2. God Reigns and He Disciplines those He Loves: ● Repent of self-centered living and View our circumstances through His sovereign purposes 3. Jesus Christ is With Us and the Holy Spirit is Working within Us: ● Seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness as a faithful remnant dependent on the Spirit 4. God is Pleased to Glorify Himself: ● Glorify God and Enjoy Him forever

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