podcast archive

Why We Sing (Ephesians 5:17-20)

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
Why We Sing (Ephesians 5:17-20)
/

Sermon Outline:

  1. Why do we sing?
  2. What do we sing?
  3. Who is our worship leader?

Discussion Questions:

  • What stuck out to you in the passage or in the sermon today? Was there anything new that stretches you in how you think about singing?
  • In your own words, what does it mean to follow Paul’s instruction to “be filled with the Spirit”?
  • Why is singing so important to our spiritual growth? 
  • How does recognizing Jesus as our worship leader shape how you worship?

*This sermon was preached by Andy Beams of The Oaks Church in Denver, Colorado.

Straight Talk Leads to a Straight Walk (Galatians 2:11-21)

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
Straight Talk Leads to a Straight Walk (Galatians 2:11-21)
/

Sermon Outline

  1. From Hypocrisy to Humility
  2. From Works to Faith
  3. From Death to Life

Table Discussion

  • Have you ever had a conversation about not walking in line with the truth of the gospel? How did it go?
  • What do you think is your “plus” to the gospel?
  • What does it mean to you that Jesus not only took away your sins, but gave you his righteousness?

**This sermon was preached by Lucas Turner, a former partner of missio Dei: Falcon, currently on mission in Central Texas as a College and Young Adult Minister at a Baptist church.

Behold Our God (Mark 9:2-13)

Table Discussion Questions:

  • What noises are you listening to?
  • How can you behold your God this week?

**This sermon was preached by Rick Eisenberg from Redemption Parker. Unfortunately, due to some technical issues, the sermon audio was not captured.

When Life Is Unfair (Psalm 13)

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
When Life Is Unfair (Psalm 13)
/

Helpful Quotes:

In the kingdom, we receive comfort in a very different way than we’re taught to in American culture. We receive comfort not by, on the one hand, whining in our sense of entitlement or, on the other hand, pretending as though we’re happy.  We are comforted when we see our sin, our brokenness, our desperate circumstances, and we grieve, we weep, we cry out for deliverance.  —Russell Moore—

Four Parts of Lament (Mark Vroegop)

  1. Turning to God
  2. Bringing your complaint
  3. Asking boldly
  4. Choosing to trust 

Until Jesus returns, the world will be marked by tears. Children will continue to be born and their first cry will announce their arrival into a broken world. To cry is human, but to lament is Christian. —Mark Vroegop—

Table Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think it is difficult for us to Lament?  What is the big difference between lamenting and complaining? (Hebrews 4:16)
  • What are some harmful things that can happen when we always try to edit our lives (internally or externally) towards the positive? 
  • Pray for anyone at your table who is facing a difficult circumstance right now.

Behold the Mission of the King (Matthew 28:16-20)

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
Behold the Mission of the King (Matthew 28:16-20)
/

Sermon Outline:

  1. The call to go and make disciples depends on the authority of King Jesus (v. 16-18).
  2. The call to go and make disciples depends on the command of King Jesus (v. 19-20a).
  3. The call to go and make disciples depends on the promised presence of King Jesus (v. 20b).

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think people struggle with the authority of Jesus?
  • What about you: Are you a doubter or worshipper of King Jesus?
  • Are you discipling or being discipled? What does that relationship look like?
  • Discuss the aim of biblical disciple-making (Romans 8:29).
  • Discuss what the promise of the presence of Jesus means to you.

**This sermon was preached by Ed Davis from missio Dei: Raleigh.

Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)
/

Sermon Summary:

This Sunday we had the privilege to hear from one of our previous elders, Perry Marshall. Perry taught through the passage on “taming the tongue”. James warns of the power and harm that can come from our tongues. In seeking to be not just hearers of the Word, but also doers, Perry encouraged us to recognize the significance of this part of the body. Most of us have been built up by someone else’s words, but also hurt by them. It “ought not be so”, and we need not look any farther than Jesus for grace when we have a slip of the tongue. What comes out of our mouth points to the condition of our heart, and reminds us all the more that we are sinners in need of the saving grace of Jesus.

Discussion Questions:

  • Have you ever had a time where someone’s words lifted you up or inspired you? What happened? 
  • In what situations or circumstances do you find it most difficult to tame your tongue? 
  • How can the link between our words and our hearts help us lean more heavily on the grace of God given through Jesus?

**This sermon was preached by Perry Marshall from Calvary Bible Church in Boulder, Colorado.

The Scandalous Mission of Christ (Mark 2:13-17)

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
The Scandalous Mission of Christ (Mark 2:13-17)
/

Sermon Outline:

  1. The Calling of Levi
  2. The Party for Jesus
  3. The Mission of Jesus

Discussion Questions:

  • What’s your why?
  • Where or who can you engage the mission of Christ for in the months ahead

**This sermon was preached by Rick Eisenberg from Redemption Parker.

God’s Gracious Calling

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
God's Gracious Calling
/

December 5th, 2021. “God’s Gracious Calling.” Luke 2:26-38.

A Way of Life

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
A Way of Life
/

November 21st, 2021. “A Way of Life.” Phil 2.19-30.

The Greatest Treasure

Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
The Greatest Treasure
/

October 10th, 2021. “The Greatest Treasure.” Matthew 13:44-46.