Sermons by Tim Counts
For a PDF download of the Growth Group Questions related to this sermon, click “Save,” then “PDF.” While our sanctuary is being renovated, the recording quality will be different. Don’t be afraid to face the reality of God’s just judgment and wrath, so you can embrace the reality of His grace and mercy in Jesus.
Due to our Sanctuary renovation, the sermon was recorded differently this Sunday. If you turn the volume all the way up we believe you will be able to hear it ok. We will go back to our other method next Sunday!
While our sanctuary is being renovated, the recording quality will be different. Paradise Lost (Hebrews 2:5-8) We know this world is not as it was meant to be. Paradise Regained and Made Better (Hebrews 2:9) But we see Jesus! Only God can plan a reality that started out perfect, but ends even better.
While our sanctuary is being renovated, the recording quality will be different. 1) An urgent warning to not drift away from the gospel (Hebrews 2:1) Drifting away from the gospel is what naturally happens if we are not focused on Jesus and what He has taught us. 2) An urgent reason to not drift away from the gospel (Hebrews 2:2-3) The urgent reason to not drift away from the gospel is judgment, and the fact that we have been offered an escape…
How is Jesus better than angels? 1) Jesus has a better name (Hebrews 1:3b-5). 2) Jesus has more honor (Hebrews 1:6). 3) Jesus has a superior status (Hebrews 1:7-9). 4) Jesus has a better existence (Hebrews 1:10-12). 5) Jesus has a better job (Hebrews 1:13).
Are you buried under the weight of your sin? (Crushed) Psalm 130:1-2 Do you believe that God can and wants to forgive sin? (Hopeful) Psalm 130:3-4 Do you long to know God? (Waiting) Psalm 130:5-6 You can have faith and sure hope because of God’s promises in Jesus! (Full of Faith) Psalm 130:7-8
Overwhelming Trouble (Psalm 3:1-2) Overwhelming Confidence (Psalm 3:3-4) Overwhelming Calm (Psalm 3:5-8) As David ran for his life, he couldn’t outrun God’s grace. It is in this very mess, it is in this very dysfunction, that David realizes that God is his only help and shield and salvation.
Is Jesus your King or your consultant? There is no refuge from him, but there is refuge in him! (commentator Derek Kidner) 4 Voices, 3 verses each in this Psalm: 1) The Voice of the World – “God Is Not My God, Jesus is Not My Savior” (vv. 1-3) 2) The Voice of the Father – “No One Will Thwart My Salvation Plans” (vv. 4-6) 3) The Voice of the Son – “All Authority & Salvation Have Been Given to Me” (vv. 7-9)…
2 reminders from the Apostle John at the end of this wonderful epistle: Embrace Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20) Reject False Substitutes (1 John 5:21)
3 Questions to Test Your Trust in Jesus from 1 John 5:14-19 Do you have confidence in prayer? (vv. 14-15) Do you pray for your sinning brothers and sisters? (vv. 16-17) Do you have victory over sin? (vv. 18-19)
Do you believe God’s testimony? – 1 John 5:6-12
Are you an overcomer? 1 John 5:4 tells us, “Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.” So John gives us this key, if you have been born of God, then you have overcome the world. So how do you know if you have overcome the world? Believe (1 John 5:1a) Love (1 John 5:1b-2) Do (1 John 5:3-5) – Obey God’s commands.