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OUR CONFIDENCE IN GOD AND OUR DEVOTION TO THE GOSPEL (Topical Message * Philippians 1:3-8) 10-04-2015

1. Our Confidence is in God ● God has begun a good work in us: our salvation – “already but not yet” ● God will bring His good work to completion: when Jesus returns 2. Our Partnership is in the Gospel ● thru our church fellowship & ministry ● thru our partnerships with local churches & ministries ● thru our partnerships with global missions 3. Live a Life Worthy of the Gospel ● thru intercessory prayer: with thanksgiving & rejoicing ● thru Christ-centered unity: working out our salvation w/ fear & trembling ● by knowing Jesus: & pressing on toward our eschatological goal in Him

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THE PRAYER OF FAITH AND A LIFE OF FAITHFULNESS (Message #2/2 * John 11:17-44) 09-27-2015

1. Be Unconditionally Devoted to Jesus: & believe in His mighty power ● Mary, her brother’s death, & Jesus’ resurrection power (Jn 11:17-44) ● John the Baptist, his imprisonment, & Christ-crucified (Mt 11:1-6) 2. Believe & pray for God to Provide: w/ a kingdom-centered contentment ● the lilies of the field & the priority of God’s kingdom (Mt 6:25ff) ● Paul’s contentment in all situations (Php 4:10ff; 2Co 11:23ff; Ac 28:30-31) 3. Pray for God’s Healing: and trust in the sufficiency of His grace ● the prayer of faith (Jm 5:13ff) ● Paul’s thorn in the flesh (2Co 12:1ff) 4. Be Unconditionally Devoted to the Gospel: & pray for God’s deliverance ● Imprisonment & the power of a praying church (Acts 12:1ff; 16:16ff) ● Martyrdom & the priority of the prophetic word (2Pe 1:12ff; 2Ti 4:6ff)

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CONTINUE STEADFASTLY IN PRAYER (Message #1 * Colossians 4:2) 09-20-2015

1. Introduction to Prayer ● What is prayer? Communion & communication with God: by God’s initiative, revelation & grace ● Some Paradoxes of Prayer - asking & submitting to God - pleading with & trusting in God - wrestling with & resting in God - lamentation & praise - personal & corporate 2. Continue Steadfast in Prayer ● Why? - to mature in Christ: thru Christ-centered knowledge, power, & unity - to be watchful with thanksgiving: on guard against deception & sin while giving thanks to God for His people - for the gospel to spread: asking God to open doors & make us faithful witness ● How? - as a Christ-centered church: who prays biblically for one another - by seeking things above: putting sin to death & putting on Christ-likeness - by struggling in prayer: for the people of God 3. Jesus Christ & Prayer ● Jesus’ devotion to the Father through prayer: amidst busyness, popularity, miracles, temptation, & suffering ● Jesus’ teachings on prayer: be God-centered & watchful ● Jesus’ prayers & intercession for the disciples & for us: while on earth & as our High Priest

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1 John 2:7-11 (Message by Mike Haltom) 09-06-2015

I. 1 John 2:7-11; The commandment from 2:1-6 defined A. 7-8 1. Old Commandment; Deut. 6:5 (no) 2. New Commandment: Literally: The Commandment, the old one B. 9-11 1. Contrast of walking in darkness and walking in the light II. 1 John 2:12-14; Why are you writing like this to us Joh? Maybe--Are the Gnostics correct about our spiritual condition? The Spiritual Conditions of the Hears--Saved A. B. III. 1 John 2:14-17; Live for the eternal not the temporarl A. B. IV. Conclusion 2 Peter 3:10-15a Psalm 119:9,11

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SING TO OUR GOD WHO IS KING (Message #5 * Psalm 47) 08-30-2015

1. Some Highlights of Psalm 47 ● Worship God all peoples: as the LORD Most High & for His salvific love (vs1-4) ● Sing praises to God our King: the ascended LORD who is praised (vs5-7) ● The exalted God of Abraham reigns over the nations: who will all one day worship as His people (vs8-9) 2. Some Examples of God’s Reign (over the nations) ● in the 1st to 5th Centuries ● in the 20th & 21st Centuries 3. Living as the Church in the World ● Proclaim the ascended-reigning Christ: who is ruler of kings on earth ● Sing to Our God who is King: as the unified-courageous bride of Christ

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