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Advent: The Need, December 8, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
ADVENT — THE NEED GENESIS 6:5-8 December 8, 2019. Introduction The Beginning Why Were We Created? IV. Still Wired to Love God’s Response to This Betrayal VI. Rescue Via Redemption VII. Conclusion
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December 11, 2019
HAPPY ARE THE HARASSED, December 1, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
HAPPY ARE THE HARASSED Matthew 5:10-12 Happiness is not promised ___________________ 1. Being a nuisance, _______________, foolish, ______________ Why is righteousness _________________________? 1. The love of something _______________ or _______________ 2. The need to _________________ that love Happiness through persecution. Five reasons: 1. Evidence of a believer’s ____________________ (John 15:19) 2. A means to ______________ the believer (1 Peter 1:6-8) a. Growth, maturity, holiness and sanctification 3. Show the joy of the Christian life 4. Holds the promise of eternal rewards 5. Jesus is close to those who are persecuted IV. Examples of godliness 1. You cherish ____________________ 2. You embrace__________________ 3. You pursue ___________________ 4. You live simply and happily
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December 11, 2019
To Be or Not to Be, That is the Question, November 24, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
TO BE OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION Assorted Passages I. The “Modern” view of membership II. Several NT passages will be considered each revealing something that would be _______________or _______________ if there were no definable local church membership. III.  Biblical Evidence for Church Membership 1. The “__________________” commands of Scripture 2. Membership _______________ that those who do ministry    are true believers. (Acts 2:41, 47; 5:14) 3. Shepherds are required to care for their _____________ (Acts 20:28;1 Peter 5:2-3; Galatians 6:10) 4. Christians are required to submit to their _____________ (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:17 5. The metaphor of the __________(Romans 12:4-6; I Cor. 12:12f) 6. The Church is to _____________ members. (Matt. 18:15-17) 7. ___________________________exists. (1 Cor. 5:12-13)
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November 24, 2019
The Peacemaker, November 17,2019, Ken Van Kooten
“THE PEACEMAKER” Matthew 5:9 What is true peace? It is not the absence of _______________ It is the presence of __________________ What peace is not… It is not __________ at any _____________! Who will bring the peace? Only ____________! IV. What does it mean to be a peacemaker? 1. _______for conversion and sanctification (Mt. 6:9f) 2. Individual _________________ 3. Possess _______________ The pre-requisites for peacemakers VI. Why focus on the individual and not the nations? VII. Social injustice are demands for personal repentance VIII. Conclusion “THE PEACEMAKER” Matthew 5:9 What is true peace? It is not the absence of _______________ It is the presence of __________________ What peace is not… It is not __________ at any _____________! Who will bring the peace? Only ____________! IV. What does it mean to be a peacemaker? 1. _______for conversion and sanctification (Mt. 6:9f) 2. Individual _________________ 3. Possess _______________ The pre-requisites for peacemakers VI. Why focus on the individual and not the nations? VII. Social injustice are demands for personal repentance VIII. Conclusion
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November 20, 2019
Living Large -- With a Pure Heart, November 3, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
LIVING LARGE — WITH A PURE HEART Matthew 5:8 I. The spiritual condition of Jews a. Domination by the ____________ b. Yearning for the _____________ II. The spiritual standard A. Man’s criterion We compare ourselves to _________ B. God’s criterion God is the __________ III.  Terms a. Pure Single-minded, ___________, spiritual integrity This is more than _____________ b. Heart The inner person,attitudes,control center of the _____ Thinking—> ___________ —> ____________ c. Mask management God pays little attention to our ___________ _______ IV. Human paths to purity V. Pathways to purity 1. Admit our impurity—Proverbs 20:9 2. Ask Gpd for a new heart 3. Pray for purity—Psalms 51:10; 139:23-24 4. Draw close to God—James 4:8 5. Memorize/meditate on God’s Word—Psalm 119:11-12 6. Avoid complaining/arguing—Philippians 2:14– 15 7. Watch what we watch—Job 31:1 8. Waiting is worth it—Hebrews 13:4 9. Find a faithful friend—Proverbs 13:20
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November 7, 2019
Blessed are the Merciful, October 27, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Blessed are the Merciful Matthew 5:7 I.  Introduction II. What Mercy is not: Mercy is not ___________. Mercy is not something ____________. Mercy must never be confused with ________________. Mercy is not ____________ before God. Mercy is not merely a feeling or attitude but a way  of  thinking that results in _____________ action. III.  The opposite of Mercy Mercy vs. _____________9:10-13 Mercy vs. ____________________Matthew 23:23 IV. Biblical examples of Mercy ·  Joseph with his brothers (Genesis 37-45) ·  Moses with his sister Miriam (Numbers 12) ·  The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11ff) ·  Jesus going to the cross for us (Gospels) ·  The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) V.  Four dimensions of Mercy 1. ____________________ 2. ____________________ 3. ____________________ 4. ____________________ VI.  Mercy today ·  Those suffering spiritually, physically or financially ·  Emergency care — Star Fish ·  Warning the unsaved ·  Exhorting believers ·  Forgiving a brother ·  Protect someone's name/reputation ·  Praying for all VII. Why be Merciful: Matthew 18:21-35 - Parable of The Unmerciful Servant Matthew 6:14-15 - Forgive so our sins may be forgiven
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October 31, 2019
Repentance: Is It Ever Too Late, October 20,2019, Ken Van Kooten
REPENTANCE: IS IT EVER TOO LATE? Hebrews 5:11-6:36;5-12 October 20, 2019 I.  Introduction II. Two Groups - milk drinkers and meat eaters III.  It looks like salvation…... IV. How can they fall after such a God-honored start? V.  Why is it impossible to restore such a person to repentance? VI.  How can anyone crucify Christ again? VII.  Can a Christian really know they are saved forever? VIII. Application
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October 22, 2019
Let's Get On With It, October 13, 2019. Ken Van Kooten
LET’S GET ON WITH IT Hebrews 5:11-6:3 October 13, 2019 Introduction II. Two Groups a. ___________ b. ___________ Spiritual Immaturity—milk drinkers a. ________alone does not produce maturity b. _________________towards God’s Word c. The _____________ to share God’s Word d. Ignorant of ______________ (right living) e. An _____________________ Biblical diet IV. Spiritual Maturity—meat eaters a. It is produced by__________________ What are these “elementary teachings”? VI. Conclusion
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October 17, 2019
Hunger Pains, September 29, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Hunger Pains Matthew 5:6 September 29, 2019 I. Introduction - Review a. “Poor in Spirit” (verse 3) — Spiritually bankrupt b. Those who “mourn” (verse 4) — Sorrow for sin c. “Blessed are the meek” (verse 5) — Salvation totally a work of God d. “Hunger and thirst for righteousness” (verse 6) II. The Necessity of Spiritual Hunger. The Meaning of Spiritual Hunger. IV. The Goal of Spiritual Hunger. a. For Salvation: b. For Sanctification: V. Conclusion
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October 15, 2019
God's Gentleman, September 22, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
God’s Gentleman Matthew 5:5 September 22, 2019. I. 1. Meekness ______________ on the ___________________ of God. 2. We are made _________________ by how righteous and worthy God is. 3. Meekness is _______________ under ___________________, not cowardice or lack of conviction. 4. Meekness never uses its power in ___________________________. (I Petere 2:22-23) II. 1. _______________________________________ 2. _______________________________________ 3. _______________________________________ 4. _______________________________________ 5. _______________________________________ III. Examples of Meekness “Meekness is the power to absorb adversity and criticism without lashing back” IV. The full portrait of Biblical meekness.
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October 15, 2019
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? Part 2, September 15, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? Pt. 2 Matthew 5:4 / Cor. 7:8-10 September 15, 2019 Myths of Repentance a. Sorrow equals repentance. b. Self-preservation is repentance. c. and repentance are equal. d. is repentance. e. Repentance and can exist together. f. Repentance can be . g. Repentance eliminates . Elements of Repentance a. Repentance involves a . b. Repentance involves . c. Repentance involves a dependence on
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October 15, 2019
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? September 8, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? Mathew 5:4; II Cor. 7:8-10 September 8, 2019 What is worldly sorrow? A. Sin is quickly ________________________ B. People _____________________________ C. A person works ______________________ What is godly sorrow? A. Sin is an offense to ____________________ B. It always results _______________________ C. It always results _______________________ Myths of Repentance 1. Sorrow _____________ repentance 2 ________________ is repentance 3. ________________ and repentance are equal 4. ________________ is repentance 5. Repentance and _____________ can exist together 6. Repentance can be _____________________ 7. Repentance eliminates __________________ IV. Conclusion
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October 15, 2019
Kingdom Attributes, August 18, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
KINGDOM ATTRIBUTES August 18, 2019 1. Chapters 5-7 are the teachings of Jesus. 2. Chapter 8-9 describe the healing ministry of Jesus. Pharisees – Legalists, traditionalists, keep things the same. Sadducees/ Herodians – Generally wealthy, modernists, change with the times. Essenes – Separatists – separate = holy. Zealots – Activists = holy. The Sermon on the Mount does NOT contain: 1. _______________ taught by Jesus. 2. Another set of _________ to get God’s approval. 3. A list of _________ . This is a list of _________. Blessedness is a deep _______________ and knowing you have the ______________ of God. “Poor in spirit” is the opposite of ________________ and ___________ . __________ has no part in God’s kingdom. Conclusion
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October 15, 2019
Repentence: The Second Step to Happiness, Septmeber 1, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
REPENTNCE—THE 2ND STEP TO HAPPINESS Matthew 5:4 September 1, 2019 I. Four areas this Beatitude can be lived out: 1. Lament the loses in your ______________. 2. Mourn for the evils of this ______________. 3; Cry over the _______________ of others. 4. Be sorrowful about your _____________. II. Repentance in the Old Testament: JJ. Repentance in the New Testament: 1. John the Baptist 2. Jesus 3. Peter - first half of Acts 4. Paul - second half of Acts 5. Repentance is for unbelievers 6. Repentance is for believers. IV. So What?
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October 15, 2019
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