Love For Israel | Romans 9:1-3 | Week 51

As we move into Romans chapter 9, we sense a sudden shift of tone from the apostle Paul. From the elation and heights of Romans 8, to a somber tone in the beginning of Romans 9. Paul anticipates a couple of valid questions: “If all of these things are true for the church, then what happened to Israel? Has God rejected Israel in place of the church?” Join us as we begin to study this rich section of Scripture regarding God’s plan for the nation of Israel.

Passage: Romans 9:1-3

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The Judgement Seat of Christ | Week 9 | Acceptable Service

Today, we look at the event where the believer’s good works will be evaluated as to their acceptability to the Lord.  This event is known as the Judgment Seat (or “Bema Seat”) of Christ.  Listen as Pastor Clark explains why “good works” and their acceptability will be the focus of this judgment and NOT the believer’s sins committed after they are saved in the final week of Acceptable Service.

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The Example of Jesus | Week 8 | Acceptable Service

The perfect example of Acceptable Service is none other than the example of Jesus Christ, who came NOT to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).  His mindset of love and service are clearly shown in the account of Him washing the disciples feet.  Join us as we explore how Jesus esteemed others as more important than Himself in this beautiful display of agape and grace-driven service.

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The "One Anothers" Of Service | Week 7 | Acceptable Service

One of the primary functions of church body life is the “One-Anothering” of One Another.  The Scripture is full of examples and exhortations to be dependent, loving channels to one another in the body of Christ.  Join us this week as Pastor Clark teaches the proper mindset for fulfilling all of the “One Another” commands in Scripture and how this fits directly into the topic of Acceptable Service.

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Using Spiritual Gifts | Week 6 | Acceptable Service

So far in this study, we’ve looked at the keys and hindrances to acceptable service.  This week, we look at one of the tools, or resources, that God has provided to the believer to serve acceptably…spiritual gifts.  The Bible teaches that only you are gifted and wired to do what God created you “in Christ Jesus” to do! (Ephesians 2:10).  So, how do we utilize the resource of spiritual gifts to serve God acceptably?

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Hindrances To Acceptable Service Pt. 2 | Week 5 | Acceptable Service

For many Christians, the combination of legalism, false guilt, and self-serving motivations hinder them from Acceptable Service.  This tri-fecta of motivations is easy to slip into if the believer is not aware of them.  Join us as we identify what these look like in the Christian life, and how to avoid them.

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What Would Persuade You? | An Easter Sunday Sermon

What does it take to convince you of something? The last time you made a big purchase, what was the one thing that pushed you forward in your decision?
As it relates to heaven, God has gone to great lengths to convince everyone to trust in Christ and His finished work... How? By raising Jesus from the dead! 
See how Paul reveals God's "persuasive act" to a group of overly religious pagans. 

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Hindrances To Acceptable Service | Week 4 | Acceptable Service

Last week we learned some of the keys to serving in a way that is worth serving; not just because we feel like we have to! This week, we take a look at some hindrances. Some things that get in the way, both in our own minds and life, of us serving well.

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The Keys To Acceptable Service | Week 3 | Acceptable Service

This week, Pastor John talks about how to serve others, and serve the Lord, in a way that is pleasing to God. We want to do good works and bear fruit in our Christian lives, but how does that look? What are the keys to acceptable service? 

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