Sermon Notes September 12, 2021

Guilt                                                      

“Heart Surgery”

Matthew 15:17-20, “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

1. “Guilt” is the emotion that is associated with the            ____________________ when we’ve done something wrong.

2. “Guilt” creates what we’ll call a __________________   relationship.

Romans 8:1-4, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”

3.  The “Law” is a constant reminder that you are ____________________________________________.

 

Implications

A. You actually forfeit the right to ____________________ because you are not yours to condemn.

B. Your guilt will remind you, but it will not _____________ you.

Luke 7:47, “Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

“The more junk you have in your past, the greater your capacity to love and be ______________________________.

C. You forfeit the right to ______________ others because  that would make you a hypocrite.

D. Now you are free to make _______________________ without expectations or excuses. 


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Sermon Notes September 5, 2021

Where Did That Come From?                    

“Heart Surgery”

Survey: What would you do if you knew you could get away with it?

Matthew 15:1-2, “Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, ‘Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!’”

1. “The tradition of the elders” made God look

   ____________________ and___________________.                               

See Matthew 15:3-7, page 1,521.

Matthew 15:8-11, “These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, ‘Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.’ Their teachings are merely human rules.”

2. “Unclean” or “defiled” means you and I are at  

   __________________________________________.

Matthew 15:15-20, “Peter said, ‘Explain the parable to us.’  ‘Are you still so dull?’ Jesus asked them.  ‘Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.  These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.’”  

3. You are odds with God because you are at odds with

       ____________________________ who God loves.

Mark 7:22, “Adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.”

Proverbs 4:23,  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” 

 

 


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Sermon Notes August 29, 2021

What Am I?                                                    

 

“The Theology of Gender”

Definitions:                                                                   

“Sex”—- Males and Females are distinguished from each other based on _________________________________.       

“Gender Roles” are the social and cultural aspects of being male or female. “Roles” are largely built on ______________________________________________.

“Gender Identity” is the psychological aspects associated with being male or female. “Identity” is a person’s _________________________ of self as male, female, both or neither.                                                                  

Bottom Line— The transgender community’s main argument is that ________________________________ are two different things. So “sex” for the transgender becomes the ______________    we take as opposed to the nature of our being. We can disregard the biology or change it as we feel fit.

What Does the Bible Say.                                              1. Genesis 1:26-28, “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’  So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’”

Four Truths a) We were __________________; b) In the _____________________ c) As ____________________; d) To Procreate.

 

2. Deuteronomy 22:5, “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.”

3. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, ”Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

4. Romans 1:26-27, “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

5. 1Corinthians 6:18-19, Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”


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