Doctrine

DOCTRINE: God Our Father

GOD OUR FATHER - Ephesians 1

We are blessed to know our Father

  1. God's written Word reveals who God is (v. 1-6, 17-23)
  • God is sovereign - follow Him
  • God is wise - seek Him
  • God is good - trust Him
  • God is holy - fear Him
  • God is love - worship Him

       2. God's written Word reveals God's plan for us (v. 7-10, 17-23)

  • Unity in the Church through Jesus

      3. God's written Word reveals God's gift to me (v. 11-14, 17-23)

  • Inheritance through faith in Jesus

Money

THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT MONEY - Wisdom On Giving

WISDOM ON GIVING - Luke 20:45-21:6 and Various Passages

  1. Where does God want me to give? Give consistently to where God is working in my life.(Luke 20:45-47, Malachi 3:10, 1 Timothy 5:17-18)
  2. How does God view my giving? Give freely from a generous heart.                                 (Luke 21:1-4, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, 15)
  3. When I give to my church, what should I expect? Give God the opportunity to work through me.                                                                                                                          (Luke 21:5-6)

Money

THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT MONEY - How Much Is Enough?

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? Luke 18:18-30; 1 Timothy 6:2-19

  1. When I focus on having enough money it is harder to believe that Jesus is enough (Luke 18:18-30)
  2. When I focus on Jesus as enough it is easier to believe that I have everything I need (1 Timothy 6:2-19)

2 CHOICES:

I can choose to focus on money and want more.

I can choose to focus on Jesus and enjoy everything.

Money

THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT MONEY - I Want To Serve God Faithfully With Money

I WANT TO SERVE GOD FAITHFULLY WITH MONEY - Luke 16:1-15

  1. Managing God's Money Requires Accountability (v. 1-2)
  2. Investing God's Money Affects Eternity (v. 3-9)
  3. Faithfulness with God's Money Leads to Opportunity (v. 10-12)
  4. Choosing to Serve God with Money Brings Clarity (v. 13-15)

I will serve God faithfully with money.

Meeting Places

MEETING PLACES - The Temple

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THE TEMPLE: THE PLACE OF GLORY - 1 Kings 3-9

Pursuing A Relationship With God For The Glory Of God

  1. Come humbly (v. 3:3-13)
  2. Chase Purity (v. 3:14; 5:1-5)
  3. Build Passionately (v. 5:6-18)
  4. Experience Power (v. 8:1-11)
  5. Give Testimony (v. 8:12-21)
  6. Hope Eternally (v. 9:1-3)

Meeting Places

MEETING PLACES - THE ALTAR

THE ALTAR: A PLACE OF SACRIFICE - 1 Kings 18-19

IF I WANT TO SEE THE POWER OF GOD...

  1. STOP BLAMING MY TROUBLES ON OTHERS (1 KINGS 18:17-19)
  2. STOP WAVERING BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS (1 KINGS 18:20-22)
  3. STOP FAKING FIRE (1 KINGS 18:23-29)
  4. START REPAIRING THE ALTARS OF GOD (1 KINGS 18:30-35)
  5. START PRACTICING THE POWER OF PRAYER (1 KINGS 18:36-39
  6. SEIZE THE MOMENT TO SLAUGHTER MY IDOLS (1 KINGS 18:40)
  7. SEE THE VISIBLE POWER OF GOD IN MY LIFE (1 KINGS 18-19)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - False Teachers

FALSE TEACHERS - 1 TIMOTHY 6:3-21

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT MYSELF FROM FALSE TEACHERS

THREE WARNING SIGNS:

  1. False teachers have puffed-up pride (v. 4a)
  2. False teachers are stirring up strife (v. 4b-5a)
  3. False teachers give a mixed-up message (v. 5b-10)

THREE SAFE GUARDS:

  1. Run from false teachers and to God's Word (v. 11a, 14-16)
  2. Renew Godly desires in your life (v. 11b, 17-19)
  3. Retaliate by unifying our faith together (v. 12-13)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Be Ready!

BE READY - 1 Thessalonians 4-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-2

  1. Don't be uninformed. Jesus is coming back to gather all His people together (1 Thess. 4)
  2. Don't be surprised. Judgement is coming suddenly on those who reject the gospel of Jesus (1 Thess. 5; 2 Thess. 1)
  3. Don't be alarmed. Believers can take comfort in the clear instructions from God's Word ( 2 Thess. 2)