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Sun, Oct 07, 2018
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Message #344 "The Love Which Passes Knowledge" - Acts 19:11-20 Sunday, October 7 2018 Previously, we studied in Acts 10:1-10, and examined Paul's perseverance in the challenging city of Ephesus. This week we'll dig into a challenging portion of Scripture, where God works miraculously through the Apostle Paul, and address the following: Why does God at times choose to use unusual miracles in response to man's faith in Him? Why is it critical we understand biblically the nature of the battle we entered when the Lord saved us? What should accompany salvation and what is an evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in my life? James 1:22 encouragement- This study will help believers develop a biblical understanding and expectation of miracles and the purpose of God displaying His power in this manner. Need encouragement for the tests and challenges you are facing? Study with us to better understand the spiritual aspect of the battles we endure, and invest time to equip yourself in the word of God to help you stand your ground in Christ. Need help in how to beat the old patterns of sin in your life? Then grow with us as we learn how to not only turn away from temptation and sin, but also turn towards the Lord; replacing the old life with the new life we have in Jesus. Related verses: 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 1 Corinthians 15:32 1 Corinthians 16:9 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Matthew 9:20-22 John 5:36 Mark 16:20 Romans 15:18-19 Hebrews 2:1-4 2 Corinthians 12:12 Ephesians 6:10-12, 13-20 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Luke 10:2, 17-20 Ephesians 2:1-3, 11-12 John 16 Ephesians 4:17-32 Ephesians 3:14-21 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
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Message #343 "The Promise of My Father" - Acts 19:1-10 Sunday, September 30 2018 Last week we learned more about Aquila and Priscilla, Apollos, and an instructive interaction between the Apostle Paul and disciples in Ephesus. We answered the following questions: Am I full of the Spirit? Am I growing in the truth? Am I growing into the true worshipper whom the Father is seeking to worship Him? This week we go deeper in Acts 10:1-10, and examine Paul's perseverance in the challenging city of Ephesus. How can we learn to persevere as Paul did? It's no secret, though our need for the promise of the Father is certainly an essential truth to lay hold of and experience constantly. What's the promise of the Father? Study along with us to find out or be refreshed in this awesome promise! James 1:22 encouragement- Our world tends to idolize self sufficiency while the Bible instructs is to grow in our dependence, trust, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Are you facing challenges that are leaving you frustrated and burnt out? You need the promise of the Father! Study along with us and examine yourself, as Paul did the disciples in Ephesus. Are you missing out on a powerful promise out of ignorance of it (Acts 19:2), do you need fresh strength to persevere as God's witness of Jesus Christ in your circles of influence at home, in your neighborhood, or in your place of employment? Then ask God for the fulfillment of this promise today, and live in His strength by the grace of God and the power of the person of the Holy Spirit. Related verses: Luke 24:46-49 Acts 9 Acts 7:58-9:3 Acts 16:6 1 Corinthians 16:8-9 James 4:15 Acts 18:21 1 Corinthians 15:32 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 Joel 2:28-32a Acts 2:16-21 Acts 1:4-8 1 Corinthians 12:3 Matthew 7:21-27 Luke 6:46-49 Acts 9:3-17a 1 Corinthians 12:29-31 Acts 9:20-22 Acts 8:14-17 John 20:19-22 Acts 2:4, 14-41, 42-47 James 4:1-10 Jeremiah 17:9-10 Psalm 139:23-24 John 7:38-39 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
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Message #342 Called Alongside - Acts 18:19-19:7 Sunday, September 23 2018 Previously we studied the work of the Holy Spirit through Paul in Corinth and answered the question: what are God's tools for making my life and character more like Christ's? This week, we'll learn more about Aquila and Priscilla, Apollos, and an instructive interaction between the Apostle Paul and disciples in Ephesus. The questions we'll tackle are: Am I full of the Spirit? Am I growing in the truth? Am I growing into the true worshipper whom the Father is seeking to worship Him? James 1:22 encouragement- All true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him. This implies we are learners, what Jesus described as disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Whether it's growing in the breadth and accuracy of what the word of God teaches (as Apollo's did under Aquila and Priscilla's gracious instruction, see Acts 18:24-28). Or, learning and experiencing new things in Christ of which we were formerly ignorant (as the Ephesian disciples did under Paul's careful questioning and teachings and actions, see Acts 19:1-7). Following Jesus' teachings in John 4:21-26, prayerfully examine yourself as you study along with us to see how you can grow into the type of worshipper for whom God is searching. Related verses: John 14:26 John 3:21-26 Ephesians 5:18-21 Isaiah 55:1 Luke 11:1-13 Galatians 5:22-25 Colossians 3:16-17 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Hebrews 4:12-13 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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Message #341 "The Potter's Tools" - Acts 18:1-18 Sunday, September 16 2018 Previously we examined Paul's gospel declarations to the people of Athens and answered the question of what stirs my heart for the lost? This week, we'll dig into the work of the Holy Spirit through Paul in Corinth. We'll look at what went through the great apostle's thoughts and emotions as he left Athens to bring the gospel to the city of Corinth. The primary question that will guide our study this week is what are God's tools for making my life and character more like Christ's? James 1:22 encouragement- We can see modeled in Paul's life the fullness of the true Christian life: on the one hand there is joy at the work of God's hands in transforming lives; and on the other hand pain in the forms of beatings in Philippi, rejection in both Thessalonica and Berea, and indifference in Athens. How we need to take encouragement from the fact that God uses all these things in our lives for His glory and our good! Join us as we discover four of the tools God uses in our lives to produce more of the life and character of Christ in us. Related verses: 1 Peter 5:10 Jeremiah 18:1-6 Genesis 2:7 Romans 8:29 Acts 17:34 Romans 1:18-32 1 Corinthians 2:1-3 Hebrews 10:19-25 Proverbs 17:17, 27:17 Exodus 23:29-30 1 Peter 4:12-19 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Romans 7:14-8:11 Proverbs 13:12 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
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Message #340 Guest Teacher Pastor Mark Ramirez of Calvary Chapel Fredericksburg - Romans 8:28 Sunday, September 9 2018 Join us as Pastor Mark teaches from Romans 8:28 encouraging the saints to continue on in our walk despite troubles and trials and challenging us to be all in with the Lord. Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
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Message #339 "He Has Appointed a Day" - Acts 17:16-34 Sunday, September 2 2018 Previously we studied the Bereans and considered what Luke observed about these individuals that caused their names to be immortalized in the Scriptures. We were challenged and encouraged as we studied their attitude towards the Scriptures and their response to hearing the word of God. This week we'll examine Paul's gospel declarations to the people of Athens. The question we'll answer as we follow Paul is what stirs my heart for the lost? James 1:22 encouragement- All of us face fear as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost. Prayerfully consider the practical applications in this study and ask God to increase our compassion for the lost and be our strength to obey even when we are afraid to talk with people about Jesus. Related verses: Exodus 7:7 1 Samuel 3 Matthew 9:36 Matthew 14:14 Luke 7:13 Luke 10:33 Luke 15:20 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:21-23 1 Corinthians 2:2 Galatians 6:14 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
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Message #338 "My Heart, God's Garden" - Acts 17:10-15 Sunday, August 26 2018 Previously we studied the prophecies concerning the Messiah's rising from the dead; we explored the significance of Jesus' resurrection and asked ourselves "how should we respond?" This week we will take a look at an exemplary group of people known as the Bereans. What did Luke observe about these individuals that caused their names to be immortalized in the Scriptures? Follow along as we learn from their attitude towards the Scriptures and their response to hearing the word of God. James 1:22 encouragement- Sometimes it's so easy to confuse listening to the Bible or sitting in a church service as a substitute for doing what the Bible says to do. This sermon challenges us to consider how we receive God's word. What is my attitude towards it? What is my response to it? This week, let's prayerfully examine our time in the Bible (or at a Bible study or church service) and see how God can help us to imitate the Bereans of Acts 17. Related verses: 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Psalm 126:5-6 Luke 8:4-18 Luke 5:1-10 Acts 18:24-28 Luke 19:1-10 Luke 18:18-27 Matthew 19:16-26 1 John 2:15-17 Matthew 13:18-23 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
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Message #337 "Ought Not the Christ?" Part II - Acts 17:1-3 Sunday, August 19 2018 Previously we studied how Paul preached Jesus as the promised Messiah of the Scriptures. Specifically, the prophecies regarding the sufferings Messiah would endure and how Jesus fulfilled these prophecies. In this sermon we focus on the prophecies concerning the Messiah’s rising from the dead. As we do so, we’ll explore the significance of Jesus’ resurrection and ask ourselves “how should we respond?” James 1:22 encouragement- The resurrection of Jesus is the truth upon which all believer’s lives are built upon (1 Corinthians 15:1-28). Be encouraged to not only hear and learn of this truth, but also to ask God for help to live in the light of this truth. To live as those who now live in anticipation of the risen Savior’s return. How? Consider and prayerfully apply passages like 1 Peter 1, where in verse 3 we’re told of the living hope we’ve received through the resurrection of Jesus and the lifestyle God produces in us as a result (1 Peter 1:6-2:3). Related verses: 1 Peter 1:3 Acts 17:1-4 Psalm 16:8-11 Acts 2:22-36 Matthew 12:38-40 Daniel 7:13 Matthew 26:64 Mark 14:62 Luke 22:69 Psalm 118:22-24 Acts 4:8-11 Deuteronomy 32:4 1 Corinthians 10:4 Exodus 17:1-6 Daniel 2:31-45 Romans 9:30-33 Acts 4:11 Romans 10:1-13 Galatians 2:16, 21 Acts 13:30-37 Psalm 2:7 Isaiah 55:3 Psalm 16:10 John 5:18 John 8:51-59 John 10:24-33 Romans 1:4 Job 14:14 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Acts 13:38-39 Acts 2:37-39 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
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Message #336 Ought Not the Christ? - Acts 17:1-3 Sunday, August 12 2018 Previously we examined Paul's motive in enduring so many trials in obeying the great commission. We then examined our own motives in light of Paul's example. In this sermon, we will study how Paul preached Jesus as the promised Messiah of the Scriptures. Specifically, we'll study the prophecies regarding the sufferings Messiah would endure and how Jesus fulfilled these prophecies. James 1:22 encouragement- At times, we as believers are tempted to let go of the sense of awe and wonder at the sufferings Jesus endured. Our familiarity with Jesus' sufferings can become disconnected from why Jesus endured these things. This study encourages us to study why Jesus suffered for us; and how understanding His sufferings better can translate into the transformation of our lives. Are you currently facing suffering, and struggle to know how God would have you respond? Maybe you need encouragement due to losing hope in the midst of the pain you are experiencing? Find encouragement from God's word here! Related verses: Luke 24:25-27 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 1 Thessalonians 1:5 John 15:26-27 Matthew 28:18-20 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 2 Timothy 2:24-26 John 16:5-15 Ephesians 2:1-10 Galatians 2:20 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Isaiah 53:1 John 12:37-38 John 1:1-11 Matthew 5:10-16 Isaiah 53:5 Zechariah 13:6 1 Corinthians 15:3 1 Peter 3:18 1 Peter 2:21-24 John 18:35 John 19:14-16 1 Peter 4:12-19 Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67-68 Mark 16:63-65 Luke 22:63-65 Matthew 27:26 Mark 15:15 John 19:1 Psalm 22:7-8 Matthew 27:27-29 Mark 15:16-20 Matthew 27:39 Mark 15:29 Matthew 27:41-43 Luke 23:35 Matthew 27:44 Luke 23:11, 36-37, 39 Psalm 22:16 Zechariah 13:6 Zechariah 12:10 Matthew 27:20-26, 31, 35 Mark 15:12-15, 20, 24 Luke 23:20-25, 33 John 19:4-23 Luke 22:14-20 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
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Message #335 The Blood of Jesus Christ - Chris Koprivec Sunday, August 8 2018 Guest teacher Chris Koprivec, who is an elder at Calvary Chapel Williamsburg (https://calvarycw.org/), teaches this morning with a sermon titled "The Blood of Jesus Christ" Text: various, focused on the 5 W's; Who, What, When, Where, Why of it Key bible verse: Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/