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GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME: the Suffering of the Godly and the Prosperity of the Wicked (Message #4 * Psalm 73) 08-23-2015

1. A Brief Summary of Psalm 73 v1 God is good to His people: those who are pure in heart (vs23-28) v2 Inner turmoil & personal reflection (vs13-17; 21-22) v3 The prosperity of the wicked (vs4-12; 18-20) 2. Some Key Themes in Psalm 73 (a comparison & contrast) ● God’s goodness to His people: and God’s judgment upon the wicked (vs23-24 & vs18-20) ● The God-centered life of the godly: and the evil-prosperity of the wicked (vs23-28; vs4-12) ● God’s goodness to His people (v1): and God’s goodness to me (v28) 3. Living as the Church in the World ● Know Jesus & walk humbly w/ God ● Worship & Fear the Lord through the fellowship of the local church ● Trust & rejoice in God’s grace

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OUR HEART, OUR WALK, AND OUR VOICE (Message #3 * Ezekiel 33:1-11) 08-16-2015

1. Embrace an Intercessor’s Heart: with a gospel worldview ● See God’s greatness, worship Him, and love people ● Be grieved over sin & the lostness of sinners (with humility & repentance, not self-righteousness or worldliness) ● See the spiritual battle & be ready for the day of evil 2. Walk in Holiness: with a credible & authenticate gospel witness ● Be in the world but not of it: seeking first God’s kingdom & righteousness ● Be transparent, seek justice, and identify with people’s pain & suffering 3. Speak Prophetically: with the Spirit-empowered gospel message ● Embrace the way of the cross & be faithful in our realm of influence ● Preach the whole gospel to all the people ● Delight in our weaknesses with the joy of the Lord as our strength

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IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT (Message #2/5 * Hebrews 3) 08-09-2015

1. We are in the Wilderness: tested by God & waiting for a heavenly kingdom that cannot be shaken ● As brothers & sisters in Christ: let us fix our eyes on Jesus as we hold fast our confession 2. We are in Babylon: guarded by God’s power thru faith for a salvation ready to be revealed ● As elect-exiles: stand firm in God’s grace with an inexpressible joy & faithful apologetic witness 3. We are in the Tribulation, the Kingdom, & the Patient Endurance: sealed by God & being prepared as the bride of Christ ● As a local church: let us worship the exalted-reigning Christ & heed His prophetic word

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LIVING IN BABYLON (Church in the World/Message #1 * Jeremiah 29:1-14) 08-02-2015

Introduction: The LORD is sovereign over all & faithful to His exiled people ● Put your faith in King Jesus and bow to His reign… 1. The LORD’S Call: live & multiply in Babylon, seeking & praying for the welfare of the city ● As exiles in this world, be salt & light as we pray for our neighbors & enemies 2. The LORD’S Warning: do not be deceived by false prophets ● Hold fast to the gospel by setting our hearts on things above & preaching the word 3. The LORD’S Promise: to give His people a future & a hope ● Call upon the LORD: Seeking Him with all our hearts & being found by Him

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