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01-17-21 Kevin Goins - How Jesus Taught Us To Pray

“How Jesus Taught us to Pray” 
Matthew 6:9-13
We usually spend the month of January emphasizing the spiritual disciplines, including prayer.  This year we are looking at prayer and worship.  Last week we saw that the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer teaches us to be begin our prayer with worship.  Today we want to look at the remaining petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.                  

I Last Sunday we saw that Jesus teaches us to pray to the Father “who is in ______________” (6:9).

 A. What is heaven distinguished by?  E_______________ w________________.

B. Jesus teaches us that prayer must begin with ____________________.

II The nest ________ petitions of the Lord’s Prayer go together; they are inseparable: “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (6:10).

A. The Kingdom of God is people who treat God as their ____________, and when we treat God as king, we want his ______________ to be done.

B. Those who belong to the Kingdom of God v____________ God’s will so much we pray that his will would be accomplished in us and in our world.

C. When we ask God to grow his kingdom and use us to do his will, we are asking him to make us r________________________ for the cause of Christ.

D. The kingdom of this world is opposed to the Kingdom of God and so those who really care about the advance of God’s Kingdom must be ______________.

III Now we come to the petition with which we often spend most of our time:  asking for our ______________________ needs (6:11).  Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily _________________.”
A. Why is this important?

1. It is important, first, because it means that Jesus v______________ bread.

a. It is e___________ for us to focus most of our prayer on physical needs.

B. Jesus says to pray for bread, and bread is not just bread, it is also b________________ and b_________________. 

C. The point is that by teaching us to pray for the physical needs of life Jesus gives d______________ to the physical nature of our existence. 

2. This petition is important, secondly, because Jesus tells us we should pray it d_________________.

3. There is one more thing that is important about this petition:  It is not a p_______________________ request, it is a c___________________ request.

a. How can we pray for our needs and ignore those who are in even w______________ need?

b. But if we do not first ask God to give to __________, we will not have anything with which to meet the needs of ______________.

B. Jesus told us to a____________ and to ask e__________ d______________.

IV Now we come to the fifth petition:  “Forgive us our d______________ as we also have forgiven our d___________________.”

A. Jesus died to pay our debt, so that when we trust in him we can ask God to f__________________ us and, because of _______________, he will.

B. “As” is a comparative and it means “to the s____________ extent that.”  So, what we are praying is:  “God forgive me to the same extent that I have been w____________ to forgive the one who wronged me.” 

c. Our greatest privilege as believers is to confess our sins and ask God to forgive us, but we f_______________ that right when we are not willing to forgive the one who wronged us.

V With the last petition Jesus reminds us that we are in a spiritual b___________________:  “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

 -“Lead us not into temptation” means draw us away from the temptation we do not know is h______________ around the corner, and, when we do encounter temptation, then “_________________ us from the evil one.”

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Sermon from Luke 4

11-01-20 Kevin Goins - After 2020 Can We Look to 2021 with Hope? Annual Report

After 2020 Can We Look to 2021 with Hope?
Romans 8:18-30 
I In Romans 8:18-30 Paul gives us ___________ reasons why we should face the coming year with hope.

II First, we ought to hope because only hope can help us see our disappointments in the _________________ way.

 (8:18) “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

 A. What does Paul mean?

  1. First, suffering p________________ us for the glory which lies ahead.

(1Peter 1:6-7) “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

  2. Second, suffering helps us to see things as they ____________ are.

(2 Corinthians 4:17-18) “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes, not on what is seen, but what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

B. Paul reminds us that for a Christian there is far more happening in our lives than what we can _______________.

III Second, we ought to hope because God has built hope into his entire _________________.

 (8:19-23) “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.  We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly and as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.”

 (Genesis 3:17) “Because of your sin, cursed is the ground because of you.”

A. The effect of the physical creation being cursed is that nature is now _____________ _________________.

B. Because the physical world is c__________________ to us, it too is seeking what we are seeking:  It wants God to make things ______________.

(Revelation 21:1) “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.”

IV Third, we ought to hope because our hope does not depend on what we can see with our p_______________ e_________.

 (8:24-25) “For in this hope we were saved.  But hope that is seen is no hope at all.  Who hopes for what he already has?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

 A. Pastor Jennifer Bliss-Criswell (Worship Report)

 B. Paul and Nancy Gieschen (Discovery Class Report)

 C. Margaret Goins (ESL Report and Children’s and Youth Report)

V Fourth, we ought to hope because the one who makes hope possible is the ______________ ______________ who lives within us.

 (8:26-27) “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”

VI Finally, we ought to hope because for the Christian, hope is never a __________________.

 (8:28-30) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”

VII We have hope as a church because a church is made up of people who know _______________ and everyone who knows __________________ has hope.

Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.”

09-08-19 Brian Lindsay - Called to the Regions Beyond

Brian Lindsay: Christian and Missionary Alliance International Worker to Thailand

03-24-19 Kevin Goins - Balancing the Far and Near

“Balancing the Far and Near” Acts 12:25-13:3

Some churches today have elected to focus their attention on reaching out to the people who live near and around them. Other churches have decided to devote their prayer and financial support to international workers who will take the Gospel to people far away. Do we have to make an either-or choice, or can we do both? If we decide to do both, how can we balance our efforts? Our text today has some help for us.

I No matter where our ministry is directed, our life needs to be spent on ______________ (12:25).
A. “Mission” comes from the Latin mitto which means to ________.
B. If we are followers of Jesus we are sent people. He will send us _________ to do __________.

II Whatever God has called us to do, we should not limit our ministry to those ________ at hand (Acts 1:8; 13:1-3).
A. Acts makes it clear that while the church is called to do many things, its first priority is to carry out the ________ _____________
B. It is as if God has established a law that says, The f________ we are willing to look beyond ourselves, the h__________ we become.

III To take Jesus to those far away we must ________ with those who are near to us (13:1).
A. You cannot have a Great Commission if you do not have a s________ church.
B. The problem with the Jerusalem church is not that they began by evangelizing the people around them -- their problem was that they did not want to move ________ that point.
C. In evangelizing the city of Antioch the church refused to accept any kind of w_______ or b__________.

IV Last, to have a balanced ministry, a ministry that pleases the Lord, we must be an ______________ church (13:2-3).

01-06-19 Kevin Goins - The Dos and Don’ts of the Lord’s Supper

“Do’s and Don’ts of the Lord’s Supper” 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

In 1 Corinthians chapter eleven Paul is dealing with a church who has gotten their celebration of the Lord’s Supper all wrong. His response to them is deeply theological, but it is also very practical. It is his practical instruction that we want to look at today.

I The first Do of the Lord’s Supper is Do t________ o________ what you know about the Lord’s Supper (11:23).
A. The Lord’s Supper began when Jesus gathered with his
disciples to celebrate the Jewish holy day known as _____________.
B. It is easier to remember something when you hold in your hands a t__________, p__________ reminder

II The second Do of the Lord’s Supper is Do c____________ the Lord’s Supper r____________(11:23-24).

III The third Do is a Don’t: Don’t forget h____ m_____ Jesus l________ the church (11:27-29)
A. The Lord’s Supper draws each of us into r_____________ with every other member of the Body of Christ – This is why the Lord’s Supper is also called C______________.
B. What Paul is upset about with the Corinthians is ______ they are celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
C. What Paul is saying is that there is a close and powerful c___________ between the way we t_______ each other in church and whether our celebration of the Lord’s Supper is worthy or unworthy.

IV The fourth Do of the Lord’s Supper is Do e________ y_________.

V The final Do of the Lord’s Supper is Do remember _________.

10-21-18 Kevin Goins - Theology of Missions

“A Theology of Missions”

As a foundation for our Missions presentation today, the Missions Committee has asked me to give a brief theology of Missions. To do that I will ask three questions:
I First, w_____ is missions? Missions is g_______ o______ and t_________ someone about Jesus.
II Second, w____ should we do that?
A. First, we must tell people about Jesus because the ________ tells us to.
B. Second, we must tell people about Jesus because they are ________.
C. Third, we must tell people about Jesus so God will receive the __________ he deserves.
II Third, do we have the d_______ to do missions?
A. Ralph Winter says that at least ______ out of every _______non-Christians in our world have never experienced any type of Christian evangelism.
It’s because of the ______________ of our first century Christian ancestors that we are here today.

10-14-18 Kevin Goins - C&MA Day

C&MA Day!

Exactly what kind of church is FAC? How did we get to be this way? What do we think is important? All these questions can be answered when we talk about Dr. A. B. Simpson and the organization of churches he founded more than one-hundred years ago.

I Dr. Simpson believed we need to tell the world about Jesus: The first thing our founder believed we need to tell the world is that Jesus is S____________.
A. Simpson understood that everyone needed to be r________ as he had been and that Jesus came “to s______ and to s_______ the lost.”
B. The story of the C&MA is the story of w_________ m___________.
1. It’s the story of people like R__________ A. J___________.
2. And it’s the story of people like M__________ F__________.

II The second thing our founder believed we need to tell the world is that Jesus is our S____________.
A. The Sanctifier is the one who has the power to make people h__________________.
B. Sanctification is not a t____________, it’s a p__________.

III The third thing our founder believed we need to tell the world is that Jesus is our h__________.
A. There weren’t a lot of ministers talking about divine healing – for these reasons:
1. Advances in m___________.
2. The p____________ nature of divine healing.
3. The fear of d________________.
B. There are reasons why some are not healed, but God calls his children to trust him, not only for _____________ health, but also for ____________ health.

IV The fourth thing our founder believed we need to tell the world is that Jesus is our C___________ K__________.


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