Author Archives: Stephen

Salome, Witness of Resurrection

Mark 16:1-8

Click on link to hear audio: 4-1-18

Salome was at the cross and the empty tomb.

Salome interceded for her sons. (Matthew 20:20-28)

• Why did she come to Jesus?

• Did Jesus approve of her coming?

• What did she get from Jesus?

Salome was the mother of adult children.

• Wait on God.

• Use wisdom already gained.

• Find our identity in Jesus.

Powered through Prayer

Acts 4:23

Click on Link to hear Audio: 03-25-18

The boldness of Jesus riding a donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is the same boldness we need to advance the gospel in Boyceville; and it starts with prayer.

The early church was powered by prayer.

I. They addressed God as despota

1. God of Creation (24)

2. God of Revelation (25-26; Psalm 2)

3. God of History (27-28)

II. They asked for boldness, not safety.

1. “Consider their threats”

2. “enable your servants…”

3. “grant signs and wonders..”

Responding in Worship

Worship is a response

Click on link to hear audio: 3-18-18

I. Worshipping will lift our countenance. Genesis 4:3-8

II. Worshipping will keep us clean. Leviticus 1:9; 10:3;

III. Worshipping will redeem our past. John 4:19-26

IV. Worshipping will create peace in our relationships. Eph 5:15-21

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Psalm 150

Enjoying Our Differences

Click on link to hear audio:

What kind of church are we?

I. God designs diversity. 1 Corinthians 12

II. Diversity is healthy.

III. Not wrong, just different.

IV. The country church is changing.

V. We may resolve conflict by enjoying our differences.

Our Values: Developing People

“Developing People”

Click on link to hear audio: 03-04-18

What kind of church are we?

How do we develop people at Faith EFC in Boyceville?

I. By becoming what we believe. Romans 12:1-2

II. By keeping God’s commands as wisdom for living well. Proverbs 3:5-6

III. By leaders equipping the church for service. Eph 4:11-16

IV. By parents following through at home. Deut 4:6-9

V. By passing it on to the next generation. 2 Timothy 2:2

Revelation Overview

Click to hear audio: 02-25-18

Prologue: Christ Jesus reigns in glory today.

I. Letters to the Churches: Jesus is trimming the wicks.

II. Seven Seals: War and its fallout are calling the world to repent.

III. Seven Trumpets: Demonic evil drives the world to repent.

IV. Seven Visions of Spiritual War: Victory comes through suffering

V. Seven Last Plagues: God’s wrath is just for the unrepentant.

VI. Victory of the Lamb: The Last Battle & Final Judgement.

VII. Sabbath Rest for God’s Creation.

Epilogue: Jesus is coming Soon.

Happily Ever After…

Revelation 21

Click on Link to hear audio: 2-18-18

I. The New Jerusalem is a real place.

A. It can be measured.

B. It is not unlike our world without the curse.

C. The Tree of Life sustains glorified physical life.

II. The Kingdom of God has walls.

A. Walls keep out danger.

B. Walls protect intimacy.

C. Walls take time to build.

III. The Gospel of John and Revelation have the same message.

A. Christ is preparing a place for us to be with him.

B. Personal relationship with Jesus is the only way to get there.

C. Prayer is a pathway, not a shortcut.

Encouraging Truth

Revelation 20

Click on Link to hear audio: 02-11-18

The Book of Revelation answers the question _______ _______?

I. Encouraging Truth # 1: Christ is reigning over his creation today.

A. Two views of the Millennium by born-again, Bible-reading Christians.

1. Pre-millennialism: The Millennium is a _________ event

2. Amillennialism: The Millennium is a ___________ reign

B. Kingdom strategy is to call the world to __________ and to prepare his Bride.

II. Encouraging Truth # 2: Evil will be finally and ___________ destroyed.

A. The Battle of Armageddon won’t last _______ minutes.

B. Hell is eternal spiritual torment and __________ from God.

III. Encouraging Truth # 3: God’s judgement will be ________.

A. Everyone will be judged by what they have done.

B. No one will be rescued except by the grace of God.

Is your name in the book?

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Revelation 19

Click on link to hear audio: 02-04-18

Praises in Heaven

Hallelujah means _______________________________________

In every battle, there is a _____________ and a ________________

The 4 Living creatures are :

1. ________________________
2. ________________________
3. ________________________
4. ________________________

Marriage Supper of the Lamb

I am giving GOD ________ ________ ________ in ______¬¬¬¬¬¬_________.

Church is so much ________ because it is ________ us for the ________ ahead.

How many _______ are you __________ to the Marriage of the Lamb?

The Glorious Appearance

When we ________________ we are proclaiming ________________

Judgement on Earth

Judgement is the ________________ Of ________________

Call to Action

This week, I will talk to ________________ about ________________.

Fall of Babylon

Click on link to hear audio:
Revelation 18

1. Why is Babylon referred to as female?

2. Is Babylon a real city or is she a figure of worldliness? Today or future?

3. Should we mourn for the city?

4. Will I lose my salvation if I deny Christ?