Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy (Titus 3:1–5a, ESV).
Who we are… for the world (3:1-2)
Who we were… in the world (3:3)
Who He is… that makes us new (3:4-5a)
**This sermon was preached by Joey Parsons of The Town Church in Greeley, Colorado.
Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:31–33, ESV)
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:1–2, ESV)
Anxious Work: It is in vain that you rise up early… eating the bread of anxious toil
Anxious Sleep: It is in vain that you go late to rest…eating the bread of anxious toil
Sleep that Works: When the Lord builds the house and watches the city, he gives to his beloved sleep.
**This sermon was preached by Justin Broady, Church Planting Resident at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas.
Jesus Shows Us How to Embrace Our Limitations (Matthew 4:1-11)
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. (Matthew 4:1-11, ESV)
Find rest by embracing:
Limit #1: I can’t fix everything
Limit #2: I don’t know what’s best
Limit #3: I can’t have it all
**This sermon was preached by Steve Stanton of Waypoint Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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