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The Preaching of God’s Word: Zechariah 3:1-10; 6:9-15 Westminster Seminary Graduate Calvin Kim The Priest Who Would Be King Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” 3 Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. 4 And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” 5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD was standing by. 6 And the angel of the LORD solemnly assured Joshua, 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you the right of access among those who are standing here. 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your friends who sit before you, for they are men who are a sign: behold, I will bring My servant the Branch. 9 For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, I will engrave its inscription, declares the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. 10 In that day, declares the LORD of hosts, every one of you will invite his neighbor to come under his vine and under his fig tree.” 9 And the word of the LORD came to me: 10 “Take from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go the same day to the house of Josiah, the son of Zephaniah. 11 Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, and set it on the head of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 And say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Behold, the Man whose name is the Branch: for He shall branch out from His place, and He shall build the temple of the LORD. 13 It is He who shall build the temple of the LORD and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on His throne. And there shall be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’ 14 And the crown shall be in the temple of the LORD as a reminder to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 15 “And those who are far off shall come and help to build the temple of the LORD. And you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And this shall come to pass, if you will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.” Memory verse: Zechariah 6:13 It is He who shall build the temple of the LORD and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on His throne. And there shall be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
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Jeremiah 18:1-11 NRSV
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Call To Worship Revelation 19:11-16 Confessing Our Sin Isaiah 66:15-16 Promise of Forgiveness Psalm 18:3, 6, 10-12, 17-18 Tithe Reading Hebrews 13:16 Sermon Text Zechariah 1:1-17; 2:1-13 Topic The Horse and His Rider Preacher Calvin Kim
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Exodus 9:13-35 Judgment Raining Down Summary: If you have ever been in a hailstorm, you know that they can be pretty scary...and painful! I grew up in Iowa where hailstones could be big. People can get hurt and property can get destroyed. When God called Pharaoh to repent and let the children of Israel go from slavery, a giant hailstorm was one of the demonstrations of His power. Let's think about it today, and see God's power at work: Outline: 1. The Lord of the storm at work: a. There is none like me b. I will proclaim my name c. The earth is mine 2. The response of the heart Verse: Exodus 9:16 16 But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. Discussion Questions: 1. What were the purposes that God gave to Pharaoh for all these plagues? What do we learn about God, His character, and His ways in each of these? How might they point us to Jesus and His work? 2. Why do some of the servants of Pharaoh shelter their animals before the storm? What does the text tell us about the state of their hearts (vv.2-21)? 3. What should we make of Pharaoh's confession of sin? What is present and what might be missing? 4. How might this plague point us to the Good News of the Gospel?
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Luke 7:1-10 NRSV
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Exodus 9:1-12 I Have Overcome the World Summary: It is hard to imagine the plagues that God brought on Egypt to show His power and lead Pharaoh to let God's people go from slavery. Today we'll see two more: sickness on the animals and sickness on the people as well. God had a plan to save His people. Let's think about it: 1. A mighty hand 2. A divine shield 3. A heart of stone Verse: Exodus 9:12 (ESV)12 But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had spoken to Moses. Discussion Questions: 1. What do we learn in these two plagues (livestock dying and the boils on the people) about God's power? Why do we often shy away from speaking about these acts of judgment that God sent? 2. What do we learn about the state of Pharaoh's heart? 3. How might the sickness God sent on Egypt represent the spiritual condition of the people? How do the miracles of Jesus healing people give us hope when we consider the parallels between them?
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Exodus 8:16-32 Lord of the Flies Summary: We're back in Exodus! Today we pick up the drama of God's power shown to Egypt through two more plagues. To show His power and convince Pharaoh to let God's people go, the Lord sends powerful swarms of gnats and flies throughout all Egypt. This sounds pretty gross! But God is at work to save His people. Let's think about it: Outline: 1. The finger of God destroys the power of Satan 2. God redeems His people from the wrath to come 3. God calls His people to a complete break with Egypt Verse: Exodus 8:20b ‘Thus says the Lord, “Let my people go, that they may serve me...
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My text: Mark 6:14-29 Sermon Title: Clash of the Kingdoms Sermon Q & A Intro (1) What do we have to do if we want to read the bible well? (2) What is this brilliant literary technique called in movies? (3) What does Mark accomplish by telling his story in this way? Strategic Location (4) Why is Mark's lingering over John the Baptist's death a strange thing for Mark to do? (5) What does the strange collision of these two events - John the Baptist's death and Jesus' sending of the aposltes - suggest? (6)What does the location of this text tell us? Theme #1: Messianic Identity (7) What is one of the main questions Mark poses in his narrative? (8) What are we supposed to do as Mark's audience? (9) Why does Mark intentionally link ch. 6 & ch. 8 together? Theme #2: Political Hostility (10) What does Mark uniquely highlight? (11) What movement has Jesus been building? (12) What is at stake on the cross?
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Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 NRSV
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Acts 15:1-18 NRSV
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Call to Worship: Isaiah 12:3-6 Confessing our Sin: 1 John 1:8-9 Promise of Forgiveness: 1 John 2:1-2 Tithe: Isaiah 60:4-5 Sermon Text: John 6:48-60 Sermon Title: The Heavenly Meal
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Acts 8:26-39 NRSV
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Call to worship Psalm 145: 1-3 Humbling Ourselves in God's Presence: Galatians 5:22-24: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Rejoicing in God's Mercy: Isaiah 53: 5-6: But he was pierced for our transgressions; / he was crushed for our iniquities; / upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, / and with his wounds we are healed. / All we like sheep have gone astray; / we have turned—every one—to his own way; / and the Lord has laid on him / the iniquity of us all. Tithe: Proverbs 11:24-25 The Passage for my sermon: Isaiah 54: 1-10 Title: Eternal Covenant of Peace Outline: • A Barren Church • A Redeeming Husband • A Steadfast-loving God
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Psalm 4 (NRSV)
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Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-11: If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your[a] life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:[b] sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self[d] with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,[e] free; but Christ is all, and in all. Sermon Topic: Hidden in Christ Outline: Alive to Christ Dead to Vices Discussion Questions: 1. In what sense can we say that we already have been raised with Christ since our resurrection is yet in the future? 2. What does Paul mean by saying that our lives are hidden Christ in God? 3. What are some of the practical implications of our union with Christ with respect to our fighting against sin?
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John 21:1-19 It is the Lord! Summary: Today is Easter Sunday! It is one of my favorite days of the year, when we get to celebrate that Jesus is risen from the dead and reigns as our Savior. Today, let's look at one of the moments when Jesus appeared to His disciples after the resurrection. Let's listen in: Outline: 1. Renewed discipleship 2. Renewed fellowship 3. Renewed mission Verse: John 21:7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord! Discussion Questions: 1. Compare this moment to Jesus' original call of the disciples in Luke 5:1-11. Why do you think they are so similar? 2. How does Peter's response at seeing Jesus help us? How should we respond to Jesus' resurrection? 3. How does Jesus renew his fellowship and mission with His disciples? How should this help you think about your own fellowship with Jesus, and the mission He has given us in the world?
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Exodus 8:1-15 Frogs in Your Bed Summary: Today might be one of the most gross sermons ever! Imagine if our town was overrun by frogs! Frogs in the streets, our stores, our homes, even our beds!! It sounds nasty. Today, let's think about a time when God brought a plague of frogs on Egypt, all to show that He was God over all, and to compel Pharaoh to obey. Let's think about it: Outline: 1. Another god bites the dust 2. There is no one like the Lord our God Verse:Exodus 8:1 (ESV)1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Let my people go, that they may serve me. Discussion Questions: 1. Why is it significant that God sent a plague of frogs on Egypt, and not some other creature? What god might He be crushing, and how might that apply to us as well? 2. Why does Moses ask for Pharaoh to name a specific time to end the plague? What should it have shown to Pharaoh, and us? 3. How could a plague of frogs help us understand the Gospel better?
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Exodus 7:14-25 Rivers of Blood Summary: God will move heaven and earth to shake us and get our attention! Today in Exodus we'll see God bring a terrible disaster on Egypt, in order to show them His glory and power. Sometimes God will also show us the weakness of the false gods we trust in, so we might trust Him alone. Let's think about those today: God’s desire to is to be known and worshipped God’s power will crush the false gods in which we trust God warns us to flee the wrath to come Verse:Exodus 7:16b “Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness...
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Exodus 7 A Heart of Stone Summary: The Bible talks a lot about our hearts. When God speaks of our heart, He means that spiritual place inside of us that either learns to love God, or wants to go our own sinful way. In Exodus 7, God shows us the hard, stony heart of Pharaoh who refused to bow. But it also shows us that God is mighty and powerful, over Pharaoh's heart, and over all other competing powers. Let's think about it: Outline: 1. The obedience of God's servant 2. The weakness of God's enemy 3. The unstoppable power of God 4. The hard heart of unbelief Verse: Exodus 7:13 (ESV)13 Still Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said. Discussion Questions: 1. What is significant about the way Moses and Aaron acted in this chapter compared to the previous chapters of Exodus? Why is this so important? 2. How does God attack the heart and idols of Pharaoh and the Egyptians? How does God still do that today when He confronts our own sin? 3. How do we understand the fact that God hardened Pharaoh's heart? How can God also hold Pharaoh responsible for his sin? (See Romans 9:14-26 for Paul's thoughts on this). What warnings does this give us about refusing God's call to believe the Gospel? 4. How does God's victory over Pharaoh point us to Jesus' ultimate victory over Satan? As you engage in the spiritual battles of this life, pray that God would give us courage and faith to trust Him this week.
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I Will Be Your God Exodus 6 Summary: Have you ever had a hard time listening to another person? Sometimes, when I am worn out, feeling sick or worried about other things, it feels impossible to hear someone else. We are often like that with God. The weight of sin upon us can make it hard for us to hear and believe God's promise of salvation. Today as we continue to study Exodus, we'll see how God promises to rescue us, just as He rescued Israel. Even when we sometimes struggle to believe, God's promise never fails. Outline: 1. God's message in our slavery: I am the LORD. 2. God's promise in our slavery: I will rescue You and be Your God 3. God's faithfulness in our slavery: His promise continues Verse: Exodus 6:7 (ESV)7 I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God... Discussion Questions: 1. Notice how many times in this chapter God identifies himself as
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