Focusing on Godly Virtues

Randy Shaw


Description:“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Is. 1: 18)“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Pro. 23:7)“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.” (Ps. 32: 8-9) “To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds” (Eph. 4:22-23)“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth” (Col. 3:2)Here in Philippians 4: 8 God calls us to “think about these things”…1. True 2. Honorable3. Just4. Pure5. Lovely6. Commendable7. Excellence8. Praise-worthy

The Power of Obeying the Word of God

Dr. Paul Jones


Description:We must agree that the transforming power of God is linked to our obedience to the word of God.When you discount the Word of God you disconnect from the power of God.There are two areas of powerlessness that exist in most American Christians

A Life Transformed by the Word

Randy Shaw


Description:The Gospel life is not only a life surrendered to Jesus in worship, but also a life transformed by the Word of God each day. God calls us to be transformed and this transformation is the most telling mark that we are saved and surrendered to Jesus in worship.Transformation occurs, as we trust God’s call to…1. Present our bodies to the Lord (1) “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God”…2. Renew our minds by the Word (2) “do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind”…3. Know God’s will from the world (2) “that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect”…

Loves God's Church

Randy Shaw


Description:1. The local church is God’s visible representation of His kingdom (19) “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens”…2. The local church is God’s family (19) “with the saints and members of the household of God”…3. The local church is God’s place for us to join & grow as holy people (21) “in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord”…


Randy Shaw


Description:The gospel life extends forgiveness and puts away bitterness knowing…1. Our ability to forgive displays our new grace nature (Mt. 6: 14-15) 2. Bitterness is the fruit of an unforgiving believer (Eph. 4: 30-31) “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice”…3. God expects His children to exercise forgiveness to others (32) “be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you”…

Submissive to the Will of God

Randy Shaw


Description:Gospel life is characterized by expressive worship, forgiveness & life change, it is distinct from self-righteous religion, and today we will see from the life of Jesus how gospel life…1. Pursues God in prayer (39-41, 45-46) “and He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed”…2. Agonizes faithfully during temptation (44) “and being in agony He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground”…3. Submits to God’s will not their own (42) “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done”…4. Receives God’s loving affirmation & strength (43) “and there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him”…

Surrendered in Worship

Randy Shaw


Description:What does a life surrendered in worship of Jesus look like? How is gospel life different from any other forms of worship?1. A life of surrendered worship is expressive in the presence of Jesus (36-38) A. She was humbled by her sin (37-38) “and behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping”…B. She was grateful for His grace (38) “she began to wet His feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head”… C. She was expressive with her love (38) “and kissed His feet and anointed them with the ointment.”2. A life of surrendered worship is distinct from mere religion (39-46)A. Self-righteousness lacks compassion (39) “He would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner”…B. Self-righteousness lacks hospitality (44) “you gave me no water for my feet”…C. Self-righteousness lacks honor (45) “you gave me no kiss”…D. Self-righteousness lacks sacrifice (46) “you did not anoint my head with oil”…3. A life of surrendered worship is forgiven and never the same (47-50, 41-43)A. She was forgiven of all of her many sins (47)B. She loved Jesus much because He had forgiven her sins (47-48)C. She responded to God’s grace by placing her faith in Jesus (50)

Encountering the Holy God

Brian Pickerel


Description:1. The character of God (1-4) “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!”2. The conviction of sin (5) “and I said: Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”3. The cleansing of man (6-7) “and he touched my mouth and said; behold this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”4. The call to missions (8) “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then I said, here am I! Send me.”

Longevity Leadership That Goes The Distance

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Longevity in leadership is a gift of God’s mercy (1) 2. Longevity in leadership requires a pure heart (2)3. Longevity in leadership trusts the sufficiency of God’s word (2)4. Longevity in leadership realizes that results do not depend on man (3-5) 5. Longevity in leadership remembers God’s work and call in them (6) 6. Longevity in leadership demands we understand our own insignificance (7)7. Longevity in leadership receives trials and suffering as benefits to the soul (8-12) 8. Longevity in leadership believes the glory of Christ and eternity is more important than any worldly possession or pursuit (16-18)

Gratitude & Grace

Choir Special


Description:Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!Psalm 107:1

Leaders Who Trust God for the Impossible

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Faithful leaders follow God into the unknown (8-10) “by faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance”…2. Faithful leaders receive God’s promises for the impossible (11-12) “by faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered Him faithful who had promised”…3. Faithful leaders set their sights on God’s intended future (13-16) “these all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar”…4. Faithful leaders respond with radical obedience and belief in God during times of trial (17-19) “by faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son”…

A LeaderShaped By Truth

Randy Shaw


Description:1. The truth of God gave Joshua the conviction to lead (24: 29, 14-15) “now it came to pass after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died”…2. The truth of God gave Joshua the courage to lead (24: 30, 23: 6-11) “they buried him within the border of his inheritance at Timnath Serah”…3. The truth of God gave Joshua the commitment to lead (24: 31) “Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua”…

The Stewardship of Leadership

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Joseph was a steward of God’s presence (38) “can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God?”2. Joseph was a steward of God’s wisdom (39) “since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are”…3. Joseph was a steward of God’s established king (40) “you shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command”…4. Joseph was a steward of God’s earthly kingdom (41) “I have set you over all the land of Egypt”…5. Joseph was a steward of God’s resources & provisions (48) “and he gathered up all the food of these seven years, which occurred in the land of Egypt”…6. Joseph was a steward of God’s providence & purpose (51-52) “Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, for God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house. The name of the second he called Ephraim, for God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”7. Joseph was a steward of God’s people and their well being (57) “moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.”

The Stewardship Of Leadership

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Joseph was a steward of God’s presence (38) “can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God?”2. Joseph was a steward of God’s wisdom (39) “since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are”…3. Joseph was a steward of God’s established king (40) “you shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command”…4. Joseph was a steward of God’s earthly kingdom (41) “I have set you over all the land of Egypt”…5. Joseph was a steward of God’s resources & provisions (48) “and he gathered up all the food of these seven years, which occurred in the land of Egypt”…6. Joseph was a steward of God’s providence & purpose (51-52) “Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, for God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house. The name of the second he called Ephraim, for God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”7. Joseph was a steward of God’s people and their well being (57) “moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.”

Integrity & Character: Value Driven Leadership

Randy Shaw


Description:1. A walk of righteousness (1-2) “he who walks blamelessly and does what is right”…2. A heart guarded by truth (2-3a) “and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue”…3. A genuine concern for others good (3) “does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend”…4. A clear sense for justice (4) “in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord’…5. A commitment to their promise even when it costs (4b) “who swears to his own hurt and does not change”…6. An attitude of generosity above personal gain (5) “who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent”…7. A God-given stability (5) “he who does these things shall never be moved”…

God is Our Refuge and Strength

Randy Shaw


Description:1. We are protected by God therefore we will not fear (1-3) “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way”…2. We are assured of God’s presence therefore we will be glad (4-5) “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High”…3. We are witnesses of God’s sovereignty therefore we will rest in Him (6-9) “come, behold the works of the Lord, how He has brought desolations on the earth”…4. We are part of God’s redeemed people therefore we will rejoice and share Him with others (10-11) “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

The Cross of Christ

Brian Pickerel


Description:1, The Cross of Christ brings the benefits of justification (1-5)2. The Cross of Christ demonstrates the love of God (6-8)3. The Cross of Christ reconciles us to God (9-11)

Warfare Prayer

Randy Shaw


Description:God calls His people to watch and pray. Warfare prayer is a command to…1. Pray the word frequently, in the Spirit (18a) “praying at all times in the Spirit”…2. Pray alertly, persevering for all people (18b) “keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints”…3. Pray boldly for gospel advancement (19-20) “that words may given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak”…

Empowered by the Word

Randy Shaw


Description:God’s character at work in us is completely effective as our weapon in spiritual warfare. As believers we are to be so focused and yielded to God, His Word and His character that the enemy cannot establish any strongholds in our lives.To utilize the power of the Word of God we must…1. Receive the authority of God’s word (2 Tim 3: 16) “All Scripture is breathed out by God”… 2. Receive the proclamation of God’s word (2 Tim. 3:16) “and profitable for teaching”…3. Receive the conviction of God’s word (2 Tim. 3: 16) “and profitable for reproof”…4. Receive the correction of God’s word (2 Tim. 3 16) “and profitable for correction”…5. Receive the instruction of God’s word (2 Tim. 3: 16) “and profitable for training in righteousness”…6. Receive the transformation that God’s word produces (2 Tim. 3: 17) “that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work”…Practical implications of this truth…We must read God’s word to understand it’s meaning for our livesWe must memorize God’s word that we would not sin against GodWe must share God’s word that God’s glory would be known by all people


Randy Shaw


Description:Faithful Christian living is completely effective as our weapon in spiritual warfare. As believers we are to be so focused and yielded to God, His Word and His character, so that the enemy cannot establish any strongholds in our lives. Last week we were instructed to be…• Anchored in truth (14)• Guarded by righteousness (14)• Prepared in the gospel (15)We must be…1. Determined by faith (16) “in all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one”…A. Faith is an essential weapon in spiritual warfare (16a) “in all circumstances”… this is faith in God’s character.B. Faith must be appropriated (16b) “take up the shield of faith”… this is faith in God’s promise.C. Faith terminates temptation (16c) “with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one”… this is faith in God’s power.2. Assured of victory (17a) “and take the helmet of salvation”…We are commanded to overcome doubt and discouragement by understanding our deliverance that Jesus provides.A. Absolutely secure in the source of our salvation.B. Absolutely secure in the scope of our salvation.• Justified – I have been saved• Sanctified – I am being saved• Glorified – I will be completely saved

God’s Armor Our Weapons

Randy Shaw


Description:“Therefore be imitators of God, as of beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”(Ephesians 5:1)Faithful Christian living is completely effective as our weapon in spiritual warfare. As believers we are to be so focused and yielded to God, His Word and His character that the enemy cannot establish any strongholds in our lives.We must be…1. Anchored in truth (14) “stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth”…2. Guarded by righteousness (14) “and having put on the breastplate of righteousness”…3. Prepared with the gospel (15) “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace”…


Randy Shaw


Description:Seven keys to standing faithfully in the battle…1. Don’t be surprised you are in a battle (13) “the whole armor of God”…2. A call to stand is a call to prepare (13) “take up”…3. Don’t be frightened by the battle (13) “withstand in the evil day”…4. Don’t be uncertain and doubt the purpose of the warfare (13) “stand firm”…5. Don’t consider retreating or surrendering (13) “having done all”…6. Stand alert (18) “keep alert”…7. Recognize it is an honor and privilege to stand your post (14) “stand therefore”…

The Person And Work Of Our Enemy

Randy Shaw


Description:Please note audio begins at 1:00 min markIf we are to be faithful Christians who stand against the forces of evil it is imperative that we give careful attention to God’s word concerning the person and work of our enemy. God wants us to know…1. There is a personal devil with a strategic plan to harm you (11) “put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil”…2. There is a persistent distraction, which causes us defeat (12) “for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood”…3. There is a present darkness under the control of spiritually evil powers (12) “but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Fighting from a Place of Victory

Randy Shaw


Description:“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless His name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” (Psalm 96: 1-4)“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5: 4-5)“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” (Colossians 2:15) The place of victory for the believer to engage spiritual warfare is the place of God’s strength, sovereignty, and Spiritual authority. Therefore …1. God encourages us to remain strong (10) “finally, be strong”…2. God encourages us to recognize His sovereignty (10) “in the Lord”…3. God encourages us to rely upon His Spiritual power (10) “and in His mighty power”…

The Strength of His Might

Randy Shaw


Description:Concerning spiritual warfare, God wants us to know that…1. Spiritual Warfare is real. There is a battle that rages between two kingdoms (10) “finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might”…2. God calls Christians to fight the battle from an exalted place of victory (11) “put on the whole armor of God”…3. The devil, demons, evil and sin are the enemies of believers and they are tough (11-12) “that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil”…4. We are to prepare daily to stand in Christ and against evil (13) “therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm”…5. God has a equipped us with weapons for this warfare (14-17) “stand therefore, having fastened on the”…6. We are to diligently watch and pray that the gospel may be proclaimed boldly (18-20) “praying at all times in the Spirit”…

Growing Spiritual Families

Randy Shaw


Description:Christian families are families whose members have been born-again and progressing in faithful, biblical living. They depend on Jesus power to help them…1. Encourage Discipline & Structure (14) “admonish the idle”…2. Encourage Faith (14) “encourage the fainthearted”…3. Protect the Immature (14) “help the weak”…4. Exercise Patience (14) “be patient with them all”…5. Disallow Revenge (15) “see that no one repays anyone evil for evil”…6. Pursue Others' Wellbeing (15) “always seek to do good to one another and to everyone”…7. Practice Joy (16) “rejoice always”…8. Learn to Pray (17) “pray without ceasing”9. Encourage Gratitude (18) “give thanks in all circumstances”…10. Yield to God’s Spirit (19) “do not quench the Spirit”…11. Desire Biblical Preaching (20) “do not despise prophecies”…12. Exercise Wisdom (21) “test everything; hold fast to what is good”…13. Avoid Immorality (22) “abstain from every form of evil”…14. Trust Jesus to Mature You (24) “He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it”…

Spiritually Healthy Families

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Faithful, biblical convictions (1-2)2. Fruitful, loving leadership (3-4) 3. Favorable community engagement (5-6)

Considering the Faithfulness of God

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God is faithful in His love for His people (6-7) “It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples”…God demonstrates His love by…A. Marking His people for His own purpose (6) “for you are a people holy to the Lord your God”…B. Uniquely choosing His people as a treasured possession… (6) “God has chosen you to be a people for His treasured possession”…C. Setting His affection upon His people who were helpless (7) “it was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set His love on you and chose you”…2. God is faithful in redeeming His people (8) “the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery”…A. God redeems His people according to His word “keeping the oath He swore to your fathers”…B. God redeems His people according to His power “brought you out with a mighty hand”…C. God redeems His people from sin and the power of the enemy “and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt”…3. God is faithful in His promise to His people (9) “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments”…A. God is faithful to His own character “the Lord your God, is God”…B. God is faithful to His own word “who keeps covenant”…C. God is faithful to His promise for all eternity “to a thousand generations”…

The Servant's Joy

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Understand the ultimate worth of a life of service (17) “the sacrificial offering of your faith”…2. Recognize the faithful who have gone before us approve of a life given to serve (17) “Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering…I am glad and rejoice with you all”…3. Believe in the future glory of Christ that causes us to rejoice now (18) “Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.”

The Servant's Witness

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Guard what we say (14) “do all things without grumbling or disputing”…2. Shine as we live (15) “that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world”…3. Stick to the word (16) “holding fast to the word of life”…

The Work of a Servant

Randy Shaw


Description:Concerning Christian service Paul is teaching us that God does not allow us to be inactive, but exercises us diligently, after having stirred us up by the work of the Holy Spirit. 1. As Christian servants, we are to exercise God’s grace and giftedness for all to see (12) “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”…A. We exercise/work obediently (12) “therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed”…B. We exercise/work responsibly (12) “work out your own salvation”…C. We exercise/work sensitively (12) “with fear and trembling”…2. As Christian servants, we are to remember and rely upon that it is God at work in us (13) “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure”…A. God works actively (13) “it is God”…B. God works effectively (13) “who works in you”…C. God works completely (13) “both to will and to work”…D. God works freely (13) “for His good pleasure”…

The Servant's Passion

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Jesus is the name we should treasure (9) “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name”…2. Jesus is the name we should reverence (10) “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on the earth and under the earth”…“By Myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.” (Is. 45: 23) respect3. Jesus is the name we should proclaim (11) “and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Application: passionate service comes as we… Value Jesus more than anythingRecognize His sovereigntyAnd proclaim His Lordship by sharing the gospel

The Servant's Mind

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Through Jesus renunciation we are compelled to surrender privilege to serve others (6-7)2. Through Jesus incarnation Jesus we are compelled to become all things to serve others (7)3. Through Jesus crucifixion we are compelled to die to self to serve others (8)

The Heart of a Servant

Randy Shaw


Description:1. An attitude of security (1) “if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy”…Proverbs 31: 25 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.” 2. An attitude of unity (2) “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind”…Proverbs 31: 11-12 “The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.”3. An attitude of humility (3) “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves”…Proverbs 31: 13 “She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hand.”Proverbs 31: 27 “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”4. An attitude of partiality (4) “let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others”…Proverbs 31: 20 “She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.”

Never Ending Faith in the God Who Saves

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Demonstrate integrity as we serve God and allow Him to position us (1-4) “Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom”…2. Genuinely serve God, according to His word, regardless of cost (5-15) “Daniel went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously”…3. Rely upon God in every situation believing that He can deliver us (16-24) “Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, may your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”…4. Proclaim God’s glory and the gospel to all peoples, nations and languages (25-28)

God Rules the Kingdom of Man

Randy Shaw


Description:1. A Life Self-Absorbed (4-18) “I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and prospering in my palace. I saw a dream that made me afraid. As I lay in bed the fancies and the visions of my head alarmed me.” 2. A Life Bound To Self-Destruct (19-26) “this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord and king”…3. A Message That Must Be Shared & Followed (27) “let my counsel be acceptable to you: break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your prosperity”…4. A Humiliation To Be Experienced (28-33) “all this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar…Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox”…5. A Relationship To Rejoice In (1-3, 34-37) “my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored Him who lives forever”…

The Gospel

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God’s Design “God saw all that He made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31)2. Sin“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)3. Brokenness“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator” (Romans 1:25)4. Gospel“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)5. Repent & Believe“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is the gift from God, not of works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9)6. Recover & Pursue“For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose” (Phil. 2:13)

The Triumphal Entry

Brian Pickerel


Description:The Triumphal Entry

True Worship No Matter What

Randy Shaw


Description:1. What will you do when faced with the idols of your culture? (1-7) “King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.”2. How will you handle ridicule and accusations by the lost people of this world? (8-12) “Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews.”3. Will you conform to this world and worship it’s God’s when threatened with persecution (13-15) “But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”4. What kind of faith will you demonstrate when extreme trials come? (16-18) “But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”5. Who will you trust when you’re being delivered to death? (19-25) “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?...But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods”…

Faithful Living in a Foreign Land

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God will lead us to hard, rebellious, people and places for our good and His glory (1-3) “and the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God”…2. God will prepare you to withstand the systematic temptation the world threatens you with (3-7) “they were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king”…3. God expects you to be true to Him by not compromising His calling upon your life (8-13) “but Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank”…4. God provides victory and witness as we trust Him (14-21) “he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom”…

Jesus on Stewardship

Randy Shaw


Description:Concerning stewardship Jesus said…1. There are blessings to of offer (1 Cor. 4: 1-2)A. We are to be faithful to God with the gospelB. We are to be faithful to God with our spiritual gifts and talentsC. We are to be faithful to God with our timeD. We are to be faithful to God with our possessionsE. We are to be faithful to God with our bodiesF. We are to be faithful to God with our family 2. There are motives that matter (2 Cor. 8 & 9)A. God tells us to give cheerfullyB. God tells us to give regularlyC. God tells us to give liberallyD. God tells us to give proportionately 3. There are questions to consider (Mt. 6: 19-24)A. Stewardship is a question of affection. What do we love most in life? (19-21) “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”…B. Stewardship is a question of focus. What do we look at most in life? (22-23) “the eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light”…C. Stewardship is a question of service. What will be the Lord we serve most in life? (24) “no one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other”…

Jesus On Loving Your Family

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Ladies, love your husbands through gospel-centered respect (5:22-24) “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.”2. Men, love your wives through Christ-centered sacrifice (5:25-33) “husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”…3. Kids, love your parents through promise-filled obedience (6:1-3) “children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”4. Parents, love your kids through consistently teaching God’s word (6:4) “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Jesus on Work & Rest

Brian Pickerel


Description:1. Work (vs. 6-13)A. Jesus Exemplified work B. Jesus commanded work C. Jesus shared the blessing of workD. Jesus gives a warning2. Rest (vs. 30-32)A. Jesus exemplified restB. Jesus commanded itC. Jesus shared the blessingD. Jesus gives a warning

Jesus on Life

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Jesus creates physical life (Jn. 1:3-4) “all things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”2. Jesus provides resurrection life (Jn. 11: 25) “I am the resurrection and the life”…3. Jesus provides spiritual life (Jn. 11: 25) “Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”…4. Jesus provides eternal life (Jn. 11: 26) “and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Jesus on Death

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Death is coming to all of us sooner or later (Heb. 9:27) “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment”…2. Death is not God’s original plan for people (Rom. 5:12) “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned”…3. Death will be defeated (1 Cor. 15:26) “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”4. Death is a healthy subject to think about (James 4:14) “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”5. Death for the Christian is sanctification & to be with Jesus (Phil. 1:21) “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”