FEBRUARY 18 — Philippians 3:1-11, The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ, Part 1

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After a six-week detour, we are excited to return to our study of Philippians. We pick up in one of the most moving sections in all of Paul’s letters: Philippians 3:1-11. From this passage we will hear a message on how we must abandon our own righteousness to gain Christ and his righteousness.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

Religious Credits that Don’t Impress God – John MacArthur (Listen – 59min, Read – 28min)

FEBRUARY 11 — Matthew 28:18-20, ALL-SUFFICIENT, PART 6: BIBLICAL Evangelism

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If you read Lord’s Day Prep last week and were disappointed that last week was the last installment in our “All-Sufficient” series, I have good news for you: we have one more week! This week we will truly conclude our series with a message from Pastor Jon entitled “Biblical Evangelism” from Matthew 28:18-20.

The Power of the Risen Saviour – C.H. Spurgeon (Read – 25min)

All Authority in Heaven and Earth – John Piper (Listen – 49min, Read – 13min)

February 4 — Colossians 3:12-17, ALL-SUFFICIENT, PART 5: BIBLICAL RELATIONSHIPS

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For the past four weeks, we have been searching the scriptures to find what God would have us do as a church, and not only what we should do, but also why we should do it. To conclude this series we will look at Colossians 3 to see what God designs our relationships with one another in the Church to be, and how Christ is the one who defines those relationships.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

Fresh Start – Familiar Path – Alistair Begg (Listen – 22min)

JANUARY 28 — PSALM 40, ALL-SUFFICIENT, PART 4: PRAYER AND PRAISE

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From learning about scripture and biblical preaching in 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2, we continue in our series “All-Sufficient” this weekend as we turn to Psalm 40 to learn about biblical prayer and praise.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

Knowing vs. Feeling in Worship – Alistair Begg (Listen – 4min)

Rant About Worship Songs – Jeremy Pierce (Read – 2min)

I Worship God by Singing. You should too. – Bob Kauflin (Read – 4min)

Prayer: How to Do the Humanly Impossible – John Piper (Listen – 49min, Read – 11min)

JANUARY 21 — 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-2, ALL-SUFFICIENT, PART 2: BIBLICAL PREACHING

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Most of us have throughout our lives have heard too many sermons to count, and because we are so familiar with the idea of sermons, we can forget why we have them in the first place, and what they are supposed to be. This is exactly what we will learn this weekend, as we study 2 Timothy 4:1-2 to discover exactly what biblical preaching is.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

Marks of the Faithful Preacher – John MacArthur (Listen – 52min, Read – 26min)

JANUARY 14 — 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17, ALL-SUFFICIENT, PART 1: THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE, CONTINUED

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We had a wonderful time last Sunday, discovering in 2 Timothy 3:14-17 the doctrine of the Sufficiency of Scripture and how that compels us to rely on scripture to order our church instead of on pragmatic business principles. If you enjoyed last week’s sermon, I’ve got good news, we’re studying the sufficiency of scripture in 2 Timothy 3:14-17 again this weekend! This time we will look at how the Sufficiency of Scripture frees us from reliance on emotionalism and traditionalism.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

Sufficiency of the Word – Alistair Begg (Listen – 51min)

The Juvenilization of American Christianity (Read – 8min)

JANUARY 7 — 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17, ALL-SUFFICIENT, PART 1: THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE

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Beginning this weekend, we take a break from Philippians to do a series entitled “All-Sufficient” in which we will see how God’s provided means are all we need to accomplish his work. We start by looking at the sufficiency of scripture.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

All Scripture Is Breathed Out By God–Continue in it – John Piper (Listen – 43min; Read – 10min)

Never Spoke a Man Like This Before: Inerrancy, Evangelism and Christ’s Unbreakable Bible – Kevin DeYoung (Listen – 62min)

The Road Not Taken – Jon Elliff (Read – 6min)

DECEMBER 10 — PHILIPPIANS 2:14-18, THE APPEAL FOR HOLINESS PART 3

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It is sometimes hard for non-Christians to understand why us Christians keep God’s rules, when eternal life is given to us apart from works. They say, “If Jesus has forgiven all of your sin, why would you be worried about not sinning?” What they fail to realize is that, as 1 John 5:3 says, is that a defining characteristic of a Christian is that to the Christian the commandments of God are not burdensome; it is our pleasure to obey God. We do not seek to live holy lives in order to appease God—as every other religion operates—we live Holy lives because we know that is the only true path to peace and joy in life.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

Becoming Children of God – Alistair Begg (Listen – 24min)

December 3 — PHILIPPIANS 2:13, THE APPEAL FOR HOLINESS PART 2

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While the Christian life is certainly full of joy, and the rewards of it are worthy of any sacrifice, it is by no means easy. In fact, for man, it is impossible. And if we try to live holy lives by our own strength, we will be forever frustrated. The great news is that we have not been left to our own futility in this fight, but God has supplied us with his own eternal spirit to strengthen us to be holy–and not only to strengthen us, but also to provide the desire to be holy in the first place. This is what we will discover this weekend, that it is God who both “wills” and “works” in us.

The resources below are there for further teaching on this weekend’s topic, and to help you prepare your mind and heart for our time together this Sunday.

God at Work in You, Part 3 – John MacArthur (Listen – 63min, Read – 30min)