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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/
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
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Message #334 "What Is The First and Great Commandment?" - Acts 17:1-9 Sunday, July 29 2018 Having departed from the newly planted church of Philippi in the house of Lydia, the team arrives in Thessalonica. In this sermon, we'll examine the motives of Paul in enduring so many trials in obedience to fulfilling the Great Commission. In examining Paul's motives we will then consider our own motives in our pursuit of Jesus by answering these questions: What fuels my relationship with Jesus Christ? Why does it matter? James 1:22 encouragement- So often we as disciples of Jesus can experience the temptation to see the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) as an unbearable burden and not a stewardship we're entrusted with; or as a responsibility we're obligated to perform and not an opportunity to express our love in gratitude for God's grace; or maybe we're tempted to see the lost as projects to be completed, and not people to be loved as Jesus did (John 3:16). Maybe you're discouraged because of the negative responses or indifference experienced when you've shared the gospel of Jesus Christ previously. Let's study this passage together, and be encouraged and strengthened to examine our motives. And seek opportunities to share both the gospel and our lives with the lost. And make opportunities to encourage our fellow believers as Paul did when he wrote to believers in various places. Related verses: Acts 16:22-24 Acts 15:1-5, 36-39 Acts 14:1-6, 12-20 Acts 13:6-11, 50 Galatians 1:15-18 Acts 9:23-25, 30 Acts 9:16 1 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Luke 19:12-27 1 Thessalonians 2:5-8 2 Corinthians 9:5-14 Luke 10:25-37 Mark 12:28-34 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Acts 18:3 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1:2-5 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
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Message #333 "When to Take a Stand, and How to Help Others Understand" - Acts 16:35-17:4 Sunday, July 22 2018 The team of Paul, Silas, Timothy, and doctor Luke had travelled to churches established in the first missionary trip to encourage them, then were directed by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel in yet unreached areas. After being beaten and imprisoned, God miraculously delivers Paul and Silas and saves the jailer and his household. Following these events, we examine Paul's exit from Philippi and answer the question: When should I as a believer take a stand? Next week we'll start into Acts 17, and learn how we can help others understand the Gospel, including ways to use various tools to get the most out of your personal Bible study. James 1:22 encouragement- Are you facing a situation where you are tempted to react in a way that would misrepresent your relationship with Jesus? Maybe it's a workplace difficulty, or you're being ridiculed or insulted for your love for Jesus. Study this passage with us and see how God would have us respond in these kind of challenging circumstances. Related verses: Acts 14:22 Luke 24:26-27 John 15:20 John 15:12-13 Philippians 4:14-16 Matthew 5:38-42 Romans 12:17-21 Romans 13:1-4 John 18:19-23 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
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Message #332 SUMMER MISSIONS TRIP REPORT Sunday, July 15 2018 Our Missions Team shares on the trip to Haiti! The primary purpose of the trip was to strengthen our relationships with our fellow believers in Haiti, and from these relationships see God create opportunities (both present and future) for us to serve the Lord, one another, and spread the Gospel with our Haitian family. Special thanks to our ministry partners, Stone of Help Haiti (SOHH) http://stoneofhelpministry.org/ and the Centre Chretien Mont Des Oliviers network of churches SOHH serves. Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/