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“The Life of Hosea” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “The Life of Hosea” (from the series “Unfaithful: Are You Cheating on God?”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. Gomer’s adultery picture’s Israel’s rejection of God. Thus, Hosea was able to understand the anguish of God’s heart. #NewMorningProvo
  2. To depart from God is to commit spiritual adultery (cf. Hos. 1:2). #NewMorningProvo
  3. “When God threatens most dreadfully, yet he promises most graciously.” — Joseph Exell #NewMorningProvo
  4. Though God denounced Israel’s sin, He promised the reversal of that sentence in Jesus (cf. Hos. 1:4-11). #NewMorningProvo
  5. I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (2 Cor. 11:2). #NewMorningProvo

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“Continue in Prayer” (June 2014)

Yesterday was New Morning Church’s second “5th Sunday Prayer and Communion Service”. For those that couldn’t make it, or who simply want to “continue in prayer” (Colossians 4:2) this week, here are the prompts used during the service with the corresponding verses that were read:

  • Pray that God would open the eyes of our lost family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors to the truth of His Word (cf. 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4).
  • Pray that our family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors would be willing to listen to the truth when it is shared (cf. Matthew 13:15).
  • Pray that every believer would recognize his or her responsibility to share the truth, and ask for specific opportunities for you to to do so this week (cf. Matthew 9:38).

Also, leading up to this service we used social media to solicit prayer requests. Each need was shared, the individual’s state of residence given in place of his or her name, and someone volunteered to pray. Everyone enjoyed this unique component and we prayed for needs in UT, TX, VA, and NC.

Join us for out next “5th Sunday Prayer and Communion Service” on Sunday, August 31, 2014!

“Stewarding Trials” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “Stewarding Trials” (from the series “Stewarding Life”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. God doesn’t get angry when you ask for help. In fact, He encourages it (cf. Matthew 7:7, 8; James 1:5). #NewMorningProvo
  2. Why carry the weight of the world on your shoulders when our God is able to hold it in His in hand? #NewMorningProvo
  3. “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). #NewMorningProvo
  4. “Lord, You made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” — Augustine #NewMorningProvo
  5. “When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10). #NewMorningProvo

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“The Pursuit of Peace and Holiness” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “The Pursuit of Peace and Holiness” (from the series “Jesus Is Better”) in 140 characters or less.

  1. The pursuit of peace and holiness prevents apostasy, hypocrisy, and vulgarity (cf. Heb. 12:14-17). #NewMorningProvo
  2. “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” (Rom. 12:18). #NewMorningProvo
  3. Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Jesus and is the natural result of the new birth (cf. 2 Cor. 5:17). #NewMorningProvo
  4. It is a terrifying thought that our poor example could be duplicated by those around us. #NewMorningProvo
  5. Esau is a perfect example of what it means to be a “friend of the world” (Jam. 4:4; cf. Heb. 12:16). Are you? #NewMorningProvo

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“Don’t Fight Fire with Fire” in 5 Tweets

A recap of my message “Don’t Fire with Fire” (preached at New Morning’s two year anniversary service) in 140 characters or less.

  1. When offended, our tendency is to fight fire with fire. But God says just the opposite—don’t fight fire with fire. #NewMorningProvo
  2. Respond to hate with holiness. #NewMorningProvo
  3. “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation” (1 Peter 1:15). #NewMorningProvo
  4. God doesn’t just command holiness from you, He provides holiness for you (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:21). #NewMorningProvo
  5. Jesus died “for you” (1 Pet. 1:20) that you might not only receive forgiveness but have the power to live a holy life. #NewMorningProvo

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“What Is Faith?” Outline

Mountain Moving Faith (Facebook)I’ve been preaching verse by verse through Hebrews for several months now. Yesterday I began chapter 11. Rather than take it in a couple of larger chunks, I plan to speak on the life of each individual mentioned. It’s basically going to be a series within a series that I’ve tilted “Mountain Moving Faith”. Unfortunately, I was unable to record the introductory message, “What Is Faith?”, and so I am simply providing my outline to below.

Introduction (Hebrews 10:38)

I.  Faith is the foundation of our hope (Hebrews 11:1; 2 Corinthians 5:7; John 20:24-29).

II.  Faith is the means of our acceptance (Hebrews 11:2; Galatians 3:11; Genesis 15:1-6).

III.  Faith is the demonstration of our trust (Hebrews 11:3; Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-5).