SEPTEMBER 24 — PHILIPPIANS 1:28b-30, Resting in the Sovereignty of God

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As we have studied the first chapter of Philippians, we have learned much from Paul about how we are to respond to the inevitable suffering we will face in our lives. This Sunday, we will conclude our study of the first chapter by learning how God’s election of us insures our perseverance through life’s trials, and we therefore have no reason to fear. In order to prepare yourself for this Sunday’s sermon, check out the resources below.

Belief and Suffering (Read – 2min)

Conduct Worthy of the Church – John MacArthur (Listen – 55min, Read – 32min)

SEPTEMBER 17 — PHILIPPIANS 1:27-28A, WALK WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL

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As Christians we have truly been given the highest and most noble calling through the gospel of Christ, by which we have become princes and priests in God’s Kingdom. It is our commission now to live lives worthy of this most excellent calling. This Sunday we will discover how we can live this “worthy” life from Philippians 1:27-28a. Use the resources below to prepare yourself for our time of worship and fellowship Sunday!

Suffering, Faith, and the Sign of Fearlessness – John Piper (Listen – 43min, Read – 12min)

SEPTEMBER 10 — PHILIPPIANS 1:21-26, A Theology for All of Life

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If we would imitate Paul and maintain our joy in the most trying of times, it is imperative that we understand and replicate his view of life and death, namely that to live is Christ, and to die, gain. Because his life was all about honoring Christ, and his death was his gain, there were no truly harmful circumstances that the world could impose on him. Read or listen to the sermon below and listen to the new song we will be introducing this weekend!

Joy in Spite of the Flesh – John MacArthur (Listen 55min, Read 28min)

SEPTEMBER 3 — Philippians 1:19-20, Pillars of Perseverance

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There are many things that the Christian life is, but easy is not one of them. And this reality was one that Jesus did not fail to remind would-be followers of his; that the only way to live was to die (Luke 9:24). This incessant difficulty has caused countless people throughout history to lose their zeal for Jesus, and sometimes to abandon the faith altogether. Therefore, it behooves us to understand the nature of perseverance, so that at the end we can proclaim, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Check out the resource below, and join us this Sunday as we study the Pillars of Perseverance from Philippians 1:19-20.

The Minister’s Plea – C.H. Spurgeon (Read – 15min)

AUGUST 20 — JOHN 17:20-26, Ever Living, Ever Interceding

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We will conclude, this weekend, our three-part study of the John 17 with Pastor Ryan, as we study verses 20-26. This chapter is full of wonders, and it has been a pleasure to see the glory revealed within it. Listen and read the resources below to prepare for our final session in this great chapter.

Inner Sanctum – Derek Thomas (Read – 15min)

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer (Read – 2min)

AUGUST 13 — JOHN 17:6-19, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!

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Last weekend, we were blessed to begin studying the High Priestly Prayer of John 17 with Pastor Ryan. We will continue the study of that glorious passage this weekend, as we examine verses 6-19 in a sermon with Pastor Ryan entitled, “Holy, Holy, Holy!” In order to prepare yourself for our time of worship, take a look at the resources below.

The Most Thrilling Prayer Ever Prayed, Part 2 – John MacArthur (Listen – 62min, Read – 28min)

What does the Bible say about holiness? What does it mean to be holy? (Read – 2min)

August 6 — John 17:1-5, THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE

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As Pastor Jon takes his sabbatical to go on a reformation study tour in Europe, we have the privilege to hear Pastor Ryan preach on one of the most wonderful sections in the Bible, the High Priestly Prayer of John 17. In this chapter, we get a glimpse into the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son, as Jesus prays for his disciples, just hours before his arrest. Check out the resources below to prepare yourself for another exciting Sunday at Makakilo Baptist Church.

The Glory of Christ – Alistair Begg (Listen – 38min)

Modalistic Monarchianism (Read – 2min)

JULY 30 — Romans 4:2-5, THE COURAGE TO BE PROTESTANT, PART 2

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If you look at any time or place in human history, you will find men and women trying to draw near to God via their good deeds. This attempt at justification by works is standard operating procedure for sinful man. Protestant Christianity stands in stark contrast to this wisdom of the world, by proclaiming that man contributes nothing to his salvation, but that it rests entirely upon God’s grace. In this second week of our series “The Courage to be Protestant”, we will study Paul’s argument for this doctrine in Romans 4:2-5. For more on this vital subject, check out the resources below.

Abraham Justified by Faith – R.C. Sproul (Listen – 47min)

Martin Luther’s Account of his Conversion (Read – 4min)

JULY 23 — JOHN 3:1-8, THE COURAGE TO BE PROTESTANT, PART 1

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of a German monk named Martin Luther nailing 95 theses against the Roman Catholic practice of indulgences on the door of the Church in Wittenberg, and thereby beginning what we have come to know as the Protestant Reformation. To celebrate and remember the truths that were championed in the Reformation, we are going to take a break from Philippians 1, to examine those truths which require us to have the courage to be protestant. This week we will examine the Necessity of Regeneration from John 3:1-8. Utilize the resources below to familiarize yourself with the topic and prepare yourself for Sunday.

God’s Role in Regeneration – John MacArthur (Listen – 55min; Read – 40min)

Key Quotes from Luther’s Bondage of the Will (Read – 10min)

The Bondage of the Will, the Sovereignty of Grace, and the Glory of God – John Piper (Listen – 60min; Read – 20min)

JULY 16 — PHILIPPIANS 1:12-18, YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD SUFFERING, PART 2

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Though we live in a world full of sorrows and difficulties, as those who believe in a Sovereign God, we can have hope knowing that these troubles are not vain consequences resulting from mindless natural phenomena, but instead, the intentional acts of our loving Father. This week, we will be looking at Philippians 1:12-18 to see how we—as ambassadors of Christ—ought to respond to the sufferings we face, and how our suffering actually leads to the advance of the gospel. Check out the resources below in order to sharpen yourself for our time of worship this Sunday.

 

Heroes of the Christian Faith: Polycarp – R.C. Sproul (Listen – 21min)

Joseph the Masai Warrior (Watch – 3min; Read 2min)