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The Power of Grace
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July 14, 2019 10:18 AM PDT
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July 14, 2019 Message by John Mathieu

Questions about the Sovereignty of God and their Answers, Part 2
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July 07, 2019 09:59 AM PDT
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July 7, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

Are you free?
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June 30, 2019 02:27 PM PDT
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June 30, 2019

• Jamie Harrell: “I am finally free”
• This morning in the shower, the Lord changed the message!
• Are you free?

FREEDOM REQUIRES:

1. Being crucified with Christ!

“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” Rom.6:4

• Jesus said if we sin, we are slaves of sin!
• He knew He was the only one who could set slaves of sin free!


• Paul picks up that theme, salvation is co-crucifixion!

• Sin nature, old man is put to death “done away with”, we accept this by faith!

• Penalty of sin is forgiven, the power of sin is broken, but the presence of sin awaits our entrance to heaven! (Now, a battle rages)

2. Freedom requires understanding and embracing the battle!

“I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.” Rom.7:21

• We all are walking paradoxes!
• Desire to do good, but we still struggle with evil!
• (v.21) Paul calls it “evil is present with me” (flesh)
• Steve’s story: “Battle is not so good!”
• Saved, disciple, failure, “gaps are getting bigger”

3. Freedom requires putting the deeds of the flesh to death by the Spirit!

• The Spirit leads to put on Christ: “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Rom.13:14
• (Taking off my shirt, forethought, delete the app)
• The Spirit leads to present and renew: “(1) I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Rom. 12:1-2

4. Close:

A. Are you free?
B. Have you been co-crucified with Christ?
C. Are you putting on Christ daily, getting rid of the triggers?
D. Are you presenting and renewing?

Questions about the Sovereignty of God and their answers, Part 1
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June 23, 2019 10:03 AM PDT

June 23, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

Father’s Day: A call to discipleship!
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June 16, 2019 10:33 AM PDT
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by Denny Mashburn June 16, 2019 cd19.06.16 SCRIPTURE READING “(24) A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. (25) It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!...(34) Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. (35) For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; (36) and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ (37) He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Matt.10:24-25, 34-37 (NKJV) “ (24) A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. (25) It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master.” Matt.10:24-25 DISCIPLESHIP, HAVING CHRIST AS MY MASTER, IS THE KEY TO BEING A GOOD FATHER: 1. because a disciple of Christ learns to THINK LIKE CHRIST! “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Matt.10:34 THE PARADOX OF PEACE AND WAR: A. Prince of peace: “..and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…” Isa.9:6b B. Peace with God: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rom.5:1 C. Gospel of peace: “and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” Eph.6:15 D. Peace among the nations: “....Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end…” Isa.9:7 E. War in the family: “(51) Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. (52) For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. (53) Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Lk.12:51-53 2. because a disciple of Christ anticipates and is willing to endure STRAINED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS! “(35) For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; (36) and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ Matt.10:35-36 3. because a disciple of Christ is TOTALLY SURRENDERED! “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Matt.10:37 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” Lk.14:26 a. the love of riches (inheritance): “(59) Then He said to another, ‘Follow Me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ (60) Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” Lk.9:59-60 b. the love of family: “(61) And another also said, ‘Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.’ (62) But Jesus said to him, ‘No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Lk.9:61-62 <><><> “The parting with my wife and poor children hath often been to me in this place as the pulling of the flesh from my bones; and that not only because I am somewhat too fond of these great mercies, but also because I would have often brought to my mind the many hardships, miseries, and wants that my poor family was like to meet with, should I be taken from them, especially my poor blind child, who lay nearer my heart than all I have besides. Oh, the thought of the hardship I thought my blind one might go under would break my heart to pieces…But yet, recalling myself, thought I, I must venture all with God though it goeth to the quick to leave you. Oh, I saw in this condition, I was a man who was pulling down his house upon the head of his wife and children, yet I thought I, must do it. I must do it.” John Bunyan <><><> SO WHAT? 1. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ requires unconditional surrender! “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Lk.14:33 <><><> “You call me Master and obey me not, you call me Light and see me not, you call me the Way and follow me not, you call me Life and desire me not, you call me Wise and acknowledge me not, you call me Fair and love me not, you call me Rich and ask me not, you call me Eternal and seek me not, you call me Gracious and trust me not, you call me Noble and serve me not, you call me Mighty and honor me not, you call me Just and fear me not, if I condemn you, blame me not.” Author Unknown <><><> 2. If I am facing family conflicts, and it’s because of my shortcomings, make sure my ways are pleasing to the Lord! “When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Prov.16:7 3. If I am facing family conflicts, and it is because of my loyalty to Christ, adjust my expectations and rejoice! “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” 2Tim.3:12 “(11) Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. (12) Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matt.5:11-12 4. Cultivate a daily surrendered life to Christ! “Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Lk.9:23 <><><> “God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.” Andrew Murray <><><> SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: • The theme of this message is a call to discipleship, especially to fathers on father’s day! 1. What is the best memory you have of your father? Was my father a disciple of Christ? What would I say is the key to being a good father? 2. Read (Matt.10:24-42). What do I notice about the Lord’s definition of what it means to be His disciple? Does He require unconditional surrender? Have I made that commitment? Has it made a difference in my life? In my family? 3. Take note of (vs.34-37). Does commitment to the Lordship of Christ always bring peace to a home and family? Look up these verses on peace and conflict associated with following Christ: a. (Isa.9:6) The Prince of Peace b. (Isa.9:7) Peace on earth one day c. (Rom.5:1) Peace with God d. (Jn.14:27; Phil.4:7) Peace of God e. (Matt.5:9) Blessed are the peacemakers f. (Lk.12:51-53) Cost of discipleship, possible division in the home 4. If I am facing conflicts in my family, what does (Pr.16:7) promise me? This verse addresses enemies I have made, but if my family conflicts are because I am following Christ, what does (Matt.5:11-12) tell me I need to do? Why? 5. What does (Matt.10:24-42; Rom.10:9, and Eph.5:18) all have in common? Could it be surrender? What happens when a father (or any Christian) surrenders to Christ on a daily basis? Does it affect how he treats his wife, children, his job, etc.? How does one cultivate a surrendered life after salvation? (see Col.3:16, Matt.26:41) DAILY BIBLE READING Mon (Matt.10:24-42) The marks of discipleship Tue (Lk.14:25-33) More marks of discipleship Wed (Lk.12:49-53) The cost of discipleship Thu (Lk.9:23-26) The cost of discipleship Fri (Rom.5:1) The promise of peace with God
QUESTIONS FOR A CHURCH FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE!
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June 09, 2019 10:53 AM PDT
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A message by Allen McClellan
June 9, 2019
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SCRIPTURE READING
“(26) If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. (27) And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. (28) For which of you, intending to build a tower does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—(29) lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, (30) saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ (31) Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? (32) Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. (33) So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Lk.14:26-33 (NKJV)
1. Why should we accommodate LUKEWARM Christianity?
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2. Why should we call people to BELIEVE in Christ without COMMITTING to Christ?
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3. What will it take to make us DESPERATE for God?
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SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

• The theme of this message is lukewarm Christianity and how a church should respond to this dilemma in times of uncertainty!

1. What got my attention in this message regarding lukewarm Christianity?
2. Read (Lk.14:25-33). Were the requirements to follow Jesus in discipleship high? Why do I think Jesus set the bar so high? Who would most likely be discouraged by such requirements?
3. Did Jesus really mean He wanted me to hate my family? Cross reference this passage with (Matt.10:37). What is Jesus really saying?
4. How would I define a lukewarm Christian? Listen to how these men of God define lukewarm Christianity:

• Francis Chan: “As I see it, a lukewarm Christian is an oxymoron (a figure of speech in which contradictory terms appear in conjunction), there is no such thing. To put it plainly, church-goers who are lukewarm are not Christians. We will not see them in heaven.”
• J.C.Ryle: “The person who can take deep interest in politics, or sports, or money making, but none in the conversion of souls is no true Christian. They are dead and must be made alive. They are lost and must be found.
• Richard Wurmbrand: “It must be understood that there are no nominal, half-hearted Christians in Russia or China. The price Christians pay is far to great. The next point to remember is that persecution has always produced a better Christian- a witnessing Chrisitan, a soul winning Christian. Communist persecution has backfired and produced serious, dedicated Christians such as rarely seen in free lands. These people cannot understand how anyone can be a Christian and not want to win every soul they meet.”

5. Look up (Rev.3:16). How did Jesus view lukewarm professing Christians. Will we see them in heaven. What was His answer to this dilemma (see v.18)?

DAILY BIBLE READING

Mon (Lk.14:25-33) The renunciations of true discipleship
Tue (Matt.10:34-39) Conflict in true discipleship
Wed (Lk.9:23) The cost of true discipleship
Thu (Jn.8:31) A key mark of true discipleship
Fri (Jn.15:8) The blessing of true discipleship
Sat (Rev.3:16) An impostor of true discipleship

Does unbelief thwart the purpose and promise of God?!
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June 02, 2019 09:51 AM PDT
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June 2, 2019 cd19.06.02 SCRIPTURE READING “(6) But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, (7) nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’ (8) That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. (9) For this is the word of promise, ‘At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son.’ (10) And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac (11) (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), (12) it was said to her, ‘The older shall serve the younger.’ (13) As it is written, ‘Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.’” Rom.9:6-13 (NKJV) “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.” Isa.66:8 THE REJECTION OF CHRIST BY MOST, BUT NOT ALL, IN ISRAEL: 1. did not subvert THE PLAN AND PROMISE OF GOD! “(6) But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, (7) nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’”Rom.9:6-7 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <><><> “Grace does not run in the blood!” Matthew Henry <><><> 2. high-lighted God’s sovereign choice of ISAAC OVER ISHMAEL! “(7b) but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’ (8) That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. (9) For this is the word of promise, ‘At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son.’” Rom.9:7b-9 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. high-lighted God’s sovereign choice of JACOB OVER ESAU! “(10) And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac (11) (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), (12) it was said to her, ‘The older shall serve the younger.’ (13) As it is written, ‘Jacob I have loved, but, Esau I have hated.’” Rom.9:10-13 “And the LORD said to her: ‘Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.” Gen.25:23 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ “`Will I not in that day,’ says the LORD, ‘even destroy the wise men from Edom, and understanding from the mountains of Esau?’” Obadiah 8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ “(2) ‘I have loved you,’ says the LORD. Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’ ‘Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?’ says the LORD. Yet Jacob I have loved; (3) But Esau I have hated, and laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness.” Mal.1:2-3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ “The choice of one deserving man over another deserving man would have been favoritism. When we see that the two (Jacob and Esau) were equally undeserving, the whole picture becomes different. Everything that is said in the entire Bible about the nature of fallen man may be said—must be said, about both Jacob and Esau. God determined, for causes that are to be found in Himself and have not been revealed to us, to show favor to Jacob. This is grace and grace alone. To show grace to one does not imply condemnation of the other. The condemnation had been equally upon both since the fall of Adam. The grace that is now manifested is sovereign.” Donald Grey Barnhouse SO WHAT? 1. God always keeps His promises, so don’t try to understand the future through the eyes of the present! “(10) For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, (11) so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isa.55:10-11 2. I am responsible to believe what God has said! “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Jn.8:56 “(6) just as Abraham ‘believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Gal.3:6 3. But my responsibility is subject to divine sovereignty! “A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” Pr.16:9 “(8) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (9) not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Eph.2:8-9 4. God not only hates the sin but He hates the sinner! “The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.” Ps.5:5 “The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.” Ps.11:5 5. But God loves sinners! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jn.3:16 “As it is written, ‘Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” Rom.9:13 6. God gets all the glory in the salvation of a sinner! “…that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him who calls.” Rom.9:11b SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: All small groups will meet at the church on Wednesday evening, June 5, at 5:30 for supper and at 6 p.m. for Worldview training. See you there! Daily Bible Reading Mon (Rom.9:6-13) Meaning of God’s promise to the Jews Tue (Gen.12:1-3) God’s promise to Abraham Wed (Gen.21:12) National promises made to Abraham were to those who came through Isaac Thu (Gen.25:23) National promises and spiritual promises made to Abraham were to come through Jacob Fri (Isa.55:10-11) All of God’s word will be fulfilled Sat (Rom.4:11) Faith is required for salvation Sun (Eph.2:8-9) The power and desire to believe is a gracious gift
Israel's Unbelief and the Purposes of God!
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May 26, 2019 09:55 AM PDT
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May 26, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

My Eternal Security: God Is For Me!
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May 19, 2019 10:11 AM PDT
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May 19, 2019 Message By Denny Mashburn

Blessing Mom
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May 12, 2019 10:02 AM PDT
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Mothers Day May 12, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

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