Thursday, April 29, 2010

Judgment & Forgiveness

This clip entitled "Judgment & Forgiveness" is take from the sermon entitled: "The Beatitudes, Part 2" preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll as part of the ongoing sermon series: "Luke: Investigating The Man Who Is God"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blind Guides & Hypocrites

This clip entitled "Blind Guides & Hypocrites" is take from the sermon entitled: "The Beatitudes, Part 2" preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll as part of the ongoing sermon series: "Luke: Investigating The Man Who Is God"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who Are Your Enemies

This clip entitled "Who Are Your Enemies" is taken from the sermon "The Beatitudes Part 1" from the Mars Hill Church sermon series "Luke: Investigating The Man Who Is God"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Does It Really Matter? Origins & Criminal Punishment

As you can see, metaphysical questions become practical very quickly. The essential question John brings out is this: What is the non-biblical basis for a universal, transcendent law? If you deny biblical authority, then you deny divine law, which is transcendent and universal (cf. Rom. 2:15, God wrote His law on the heart of every individual).

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sermon Outline: Job 14:1-14. ``Ordered Steps-Numbered Days``

1) Life before Death (Job 14:1-6)
• Isaiah 40:6-8

• Ecclesiastes 6:12

• Psalm 143:2

• Romans 5:12-21

2) Life After Death: (Job 14:7-14)

• Daniel 12:2

• Isaiah 51:6

• Romans 5:1-9

• John 11:25-26

Friday, April 23, 2010

Does It Really Matter? Origins, the Family, & Morality

When John MacArthur appeared on Larry King Live to address the issue of same-sex marriage, San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom scoffed at the concerns some have over the slippery slope—i.e., if you allow same-sex marriage, why not allow people to marry children or pets?

Obviously, within the evolutionary worldview, there is no way to draw the line on human sexuality and remain consistent.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Greg Koukl - The Bible on Homosexuality

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question "IHow do you present a Biblical view on homosexuality in a nutshell?"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

3 False Gospels

This clip entitled "3 False Godpels" is taken from the sermon "The Beatitudes Part 1" from the Mars Hill Church sermon series "Luke: Investigating The Man Who Is God"

John Piper - If God wants me happy why do I suffer?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sermon Outline: James 4:13-17. "How to Plan Ahead"

1) The Foolishness of Ignoring God’s Will (James 4:13–14)
• Luke 12:16-21

• Proverbs 27:1

• Psalm 37:3-5

• Proverbs 3:5-6

2) The Arrogance of Denying God’s Will (James 4:16)
• Isaiah 47:7-10

3) The Sin of Disobeying God’s Will (James 4:17)
• Luke 12:41-48

4) The Blessing of Acknowledging God’s Will (James 4:15)
• John 13:17

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Impossibility of Salvation, Part 1

Sooner or later, every Christian meets Him. The perfect seeker. Im talking about a person who doesnt possess eternal life buts wants to. Someone who knows there is a God believes in an afterlife and is seriously searching to fill the hole in his life. Now, from where we stand someone like that doesnt seem like the perfect candidate for the Gospel, but it is the ideal candidate for salvation. Our Lord however, sees things a little differently. Today and for the next two weeks we are going to find out how differently as we open Gods word in Luke 18. There we find the amazing and even shocking account of the rich young ruler. There we will discover together the glorious truth about salvation, and possible to obtain. humanly speaking, that is.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sermon Outline: Matthew 7:24-27. "Blueprint for Life"

1) The Outward Plan:

2)The Inward Specks:

  • Matthew 16:13-18

  • James 1:22-24

  • 1 John 2:3-6

  • Titus 1:15-16

  • 2 Timothy 3:7

  • 1 Corinthians 3:11-15

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Reasons to Forgive, Part 1

Not only is this matter of forgiveness essential to the cohesiveness of the church, as it is to the family and to marriage, not only is this the path to joy and satisfaction and fulfillment in the family and in the church, that is collectively, but the inability to forgive not only destroys relationship, it destroys the people who dont forgive. It is not only destructive of relationships, it is self-destructive. And Scripture makes it very, very clear that where there is a lack of forgiveness, there will develop bitterness and out of bitterness come hatred and couple with hatred comes anger and the end of hatred and anger and bitterness is the pursuit of vengeance. Retaliation is sought and retaliation is never satisfied and vengeance is never really appeased and consequently people live with the bitterness and it is deeper and deeper as they live with it longer...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Evolution: Todays Battleground

Strong words from John MacArthur about evolution. Stick around. Theres a lot to back them up...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Sermon outline: Colossians 3:1-4 "Raised"

1) The Reminder. (Colossians 3:1a)

  • Galatians 2:20

  • Romans 6:11-19

2) The Responsibility (Colossians 3:1b,2)

  • Matthew 6:33

3) The Resource (Colossians 3:1c)

  • John 14:13-14

4) The Reason (Colossians 3:3)

  • Galatians 6:14

  • Romans 8:31-39

5) The Revelation (Colossians 3:4)

  • Philippians 3:20-21

  • Romans 8:29-30

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: The Main Event in Redemptive History

The Resurrection of Christ is the single most important event in history. His death fulfilled the sacrifice for our sins, but His resurrection proved that the was the Son of God, and the He alone had the power over sin and the grave.

For believers, its the basis of our confidence in our future with Him in heaven. It solidifies the promise that the grave is not the end for us.

Friday, April 02, 2010

This Is Why He Came and Died: Reflections on Good Friday

The following is an excerpt from Chuck Colson on the reality today of remembering Christ's death:

Chuck  Colson

How does Good Friday inform our Christian worldview? Reflect with me on that.

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Can it really be just three months ago we gathered with loved ones to celebrate Christmas? What joy we felt as we celebrated the birth of the baby Jesus. Emmanuel. God with us.

But today, on Good Friday, we reflect on how that beautiful babe in the manger came to fulfill a mission. A terrible and glorious mission! God invaded planet Earth. He became a human child, to live as one of us, to call us to repent, to love God with our whole heart, minds, and souls, and our neighbors as ourselves.

And today we should tremble and shudder as we remember the horrible climax of His mission. Beaten, scourged, mocked, and stabbed, Jesus mounted the cross, receiving the just punishment for your sins. For my sins. For the sins of the world.

This is why He came and died.

Yes, Easter is coming. The light is at the end of the tunnel. But that’s days away. Today, stop. Think about why He came and died.

He came because He knew that mankind was lost. He knew that we would kill our own babies in the womb by the millions. And that many would call this horrible evil good.

This is why He came and died.

He knew that hatred would drive men and women to strap bombs to themselves to kill innocent people in the name of religion.

This is why He came and died.

He knew that man would deny that God was his creator. That man would seek to remake himself in his own image, tamper with the genetic code, and treat human life as mere test-tube material.

This is why He came and died.

And He knew that His own bride, the Church, would grow cold and distant, forgetful of the faith given once for all. Comfortable with the world and its ways. Seeking relevance instead of love, pleasure instead of holiness.

This is why He came and died.

And He knew that you and I, covered with sin, could never stand before God, our all-holy Father, without His supreme sacrifice.

So today, don’t look ahead to Easter. Instead, reflect on the Passion. Examine your life. And repent! Repent of your sins, repent of your coldness of heart. Ask God to grant you the desire to serve Him, your Lord and Master, with all your strength.

And then, please, ask God for a spirit of repentance and revival to sweep down upon the Church—and upon the nations of the world. It is our only hope in these terrible, dark times.

We speak so often on BreakPoint about Christianity being not just a relationship with Jesus, but an all-encompassing worldview—a way to see and understand all reality. But the Christian worldview is brought into focus only by the cross.

Indeed, if the joy of Christmas and the glory of Easter are the light by which we see all reality, then the cross, Good Friday, is the lens through which we see it.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Characters on the Road to the Cross, Pt 2 (Luke 23:26-33)

When it comes to solving crimes or prosecuting criminals, you always want to look for eyewitnesses. Their testimony is most trustworthy because of their unique, firsthand perspective on what took place. Their proximity to the events makes them authorities on what happened.

Today, were going to take a closer look at some of the eyewitnesses to the worst crime ever committed--the crucifixion of Christ. Well meet sympathetic and grieving believers, indifferent bystanders, and even some of the treacherous conspirators who handed Him over for execution. Through their eyes, well get a more complete picture of the last few hours before Christs death.

Now lets rejoin John Macarthur, and get a better understanding of the Characters on the Road to the Cross.