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Sun, Aug 18, 2019
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Message #387, Matthew 8:18-27, "Worthy, Part 1" Sunday, August 18, 2019 As we dive into today's portion of Scripture, we'll consider Jesus' conversations with those who wanted to be His disciples. We'll focus on verses 18-22 today, picking up in verse 23 next week. Our sermon questions are as follows: 1) What is discipleship? 2) Am I a disciple of Jesus? Next week, we'll answer the question: Why does God allow storms (difficult circumstances) into the lives of His disciples? Related verses: Matthew 4:23-25 Matthew 5-7 Matthew 4:17 Mark 1:15 Matthew 5:20 Matthew 7:24-27 Matthew 8:1-7 Isaiah 53:4 Luke 9:57-62 Luke 14:25-35 John 10 John 6:26 Luke 9:60 Matthew 6:33 Revelation 5:9-14 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
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Message #386, Matthew 8:5-17, "Faith's Unconsidered Cost" Sunday, August 11, 2019 We continue in Matthew chapter eight, studying three more examples of Jesus power and authority. His compassionate exercise of both are set before us as proof that Jesus was the promised Messiah. In this study, we'll consider Jesus' healing of the centurion's servant, of Peter's mother-in-law, and of the multitudes. Our sermon questions are as follows: 1) Do I understand the exercise of God's authority for my benefit is an expression of His grace? That it is not a response to my worthiness or to my works? 2) What are the purposes of God's promises? 3) Do I look to God for all things, whether I perceive they are big or small? 4) Whose needs am I aware of that Jesus is inviting me to bring to Him? How can I do this so that they have an opportunity to believe Jesus is the promised Messiah? Related verses: John 11:1-16 John 20:24-29 Acts 10:28 Luke 7:1-10 Ephesians 2:1-9 1 Timothy 1:12-16 Galatians 3:1-6 James 5:14-16 Matthew 5:44 Luke 6:28 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Jeremiah 29:7 John 17 Ephesians 6:18 Romans 1:9 2 Peter 1:2-11 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
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Message #385, Matthew 8:1-4, "Our Faithful Savior" Sunday, August 4, 2019 In Matthew chapters eight and nine, we're given ten examples of Jesus power and authority. Jesus' compassionate exercise of both are set before us as proof that He was the promised Messiah. In this study, we'll look at the first of these ten examples with the cleansing of the leper. Our sermon questions for this and the remainder of chapters 8-9 are: 1) What do the healing works of Jesus teach us about Him? 2) What are the purposes of God's promises? Related verses: 2 Samuel 7 Genesis 12 Galatians 3 Isaiah 7 Matthew 1:21 Leviticus 13-14 Deuteronomy 18:15,18-19 Exodus 4:1-8 Matthew 8:1-4 Mark 1:40-45 Matthew 7:7-11 Matthew 6:10 Matthew 5:1-12 Ephesians 3:20-21 Luke 3:2 Luke 17:12-19 John 12:10-11 Acts 6:7 Luke 19:9-10 Mark 1:45 Hebrews 3:15-19; 11:36-40 Acts 10:15,28 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
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Message #384, Matthew 7:1-29, "Pilgrim or Pretender?" Sunday, July 28, 2019 Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount with a challenge to His disciples to examine themselves in light of all Jesus has just taught. Jesus encourages them with two promises that are essential for their growth. And Jesus warns them against external and internal threats, including the risk of self-deception. Our sermon questions are: Why must I Biblically assess my life before I help another believer? And why is prayer critical to both? (Matthew 7:1-12) What is God's measure of true discipleship? How do discernment and obedience protect me from deception? (Matthew 6:19-34) Related verses: Matthew 5:7 Matthew 6:12,14-15 James 2:13 Micah 7:18-20 Psalm 51:1-17 John 7:24 Philippians 1:6 Hebrews 12:2 Matthew 5:1-2 John 14:6 Acts 4:12 2 Corinthians 13:5 Psalm 26:2 Psalm 139:23-24 Lamentations 3:40 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
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Message #383, Matthew 6:16-34, "My Daily Decision" Sunday, July 21, 2019 As we continue through our study in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Jesus will touch on the discipline of fasting. Jesus then challenges His disciples to make a decision of who they will serve and why. Our sermon questions are: What is fasting, and how does God teach us to fast? (Matthew 6:16-18) How is my life a reflection of what I treasure? (Matthew 6:19-34) Related verses: Leviticus 23:37 Matthew 3 John 2, 3, 4 Luke 4 Mark 3 Luke 6 Matthew 4 Acts 13:2 Isaiah 58:1-12 Luke 12:32-48 1 Corinthians 3:8-15 Revelation 21:23; 22:5 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Hebrews 11:8-10 *regarding fasting: reference is made to sermon #189 on Isaiah 58:1-12 for a more in depth Bible study on fasting (dated September 27th, 2015) Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
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Message #382, Matthew 6:1-15, "Why Motives Matter" Sunday, July 14, 2019 Jesus teaches us through this portion of the Sermon on the Mount how His disciples are to practice giving and prayer. This humbling instruction from Jesus builds upon the previous chapter's lessons on the disciple God blesses and how our God is concerned with both the outward actions and the inward motives. Our sermon questions are: How does my relationship with God affect how I give? How should I give so that my heavenly Father is glorified? (Matthew 6:1-4) What is prayer? What does God reveal about Himself and about me through prayer? (Matthew 6:5-15) Related verses: 1 Kings 18:26-39 Genesis 1:26-31 Revelation 1:5-6 Isaiah 43:7 Revelation 4:11 Mathew 5:16 Luke 5:17-26 Luke 7:11-16 Luke 13:10-16 Luke 17:11-19 Luke 18:35-43 Luke 23:32-47 Romans 1:20 Hebrews 1 1 Corinthians 2 John 17 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
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Message #380, Matthew 5:31-48, “They Say or God Said?” Sunday, June 30, 2019 We finish out Matthew 5 with an overview of the Sermon on the Mount thus far. We observe Jesus' pattern of correcting what His disciples have heard regarding the Scriptures from the Scribes and Pharisees, with what God originally intended. The goal being the humbling of the listener, to see their need for God rather than futile efforts of self righteousness. The sermon questions this week are: 1) Why is it so important to understand what the Bible teaches in light of the whole Bible? 2) How shall we be perfect, just as our Father in heaven is perfect? Related verses: Matthew 5:3-6,17-20 Mark 7:8-9 Matthew 15:6 Romans 3:19-20; 7:7 1 Timothy 1:8-9 Galatians 3:19-24 Romans 3:21-31 Psalm 19 Romans 1:18-20 Hebrews 1 2 Timothy 2:15 John 14:6 Romans 8:1-4 James 2:10 2 Corinthians 5:21 Psalm 17:15 Romans 8:29-39 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
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Message #379, Matthew 5:17-30, “Why Do I Need Jesus?” Sunday, June 23, 2019 Our study of the Sermon on the Mount continues with Jesus explaining the righteousness required to enter the kingdom of heaven. Our sermon questions are: 1) How did Jesus fulfill the Old Testament, and why should it matter to me? (Matthew 5:17-20) 2) Does perfection motivate or humble me? How does my attitude towards sin reveal my understanding of Jesus, mercy, and grace? (Matthew 5:21-30 Related verses: 2 Kings 23 Jeremiah 7:31 Luke 17:1-2 Romans 14:13 Luke 18:9-14 Luke 24:27,44 Hebrews 10:1-14 John 15:10 Hebrews 4:15 1 Peter 2:22 John 8:46 Romans 7 Galatians 5:17 Romans 5:15-19 2 Corinthians 7:9-10 Isaiah 42:21 Psalm 4:4 Ephesians 1-3;4-6 Galatians 2:15-21 1 Timothy 1:12-16 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
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Message #378, Matthew 5:1-16, “The Disciple's Character and Influence” Sunday, June 16, 2019 We begin our study of the sermon on the mount with the Beatitudes; Starting off with an comparison of the children of Israel's entrance into the Promised Land with Jesus' instruction to His disciple's regarding the Kingdom of God. Our sermon questions are (1) How does the revelation of God change me? (Matthew 5:1-6) (2) When God changes me, how are my relationships impacted? (Matthew 5:7-13) (3) How am I taught to influence this world? (Matthew 5:9-16) Related verses: Deuteronomy 6:5 Leviticus 19:18 Isaiah 1:1,18; 6:1-8 Luke 5:4-11 2 Corinthians 3:18 Luke 6:35-36 Jeremiah 17:9 Ezekiel 36:26-27 2 Corinthians 5 Hebrews 4:12 Romans 5:1-2 Romans 12:18-21 2 Timothy 3:10-12 Luke 17:3-5 Ephesians 5:1-16 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
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Message #377, Matthew 4:12-25, “Jesus' Gospel and Invitation” Sunday, June 9, 2019 As Matthew's gospel continues, he shows us how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecy concerning the Messiah's ministry in Capernaum of Galilee. Matthew tells us of Jesus' ministry of teaching, preaching, and healing. He also writes of Jesus' discipleship of Andrew, Peter, James, and John. Our sermon questions are: Why did Jesus leave Nazareth? How do the words of Jesus reveal our hearts? (Matthew 4:12-17) Is "full-time ministry" a biblical term? What can I learn from Jesus' invitation to follow Him? (Matthew 4:18-25) Related verses: John 1:35-3:21 Luke 3:19-20 Luke 4:16-31 John 8:29 Galatians 1:10-12 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 Acts 5:27-32 1 Peter 2:6-8 Galatians 5:11 1 Corinthians 1:18,23 Romas 9:32-33 John 8:12 Isaiah 9:1-2,6 Proverbs 4:18-19 Matthew 4:17 Pslam 119:105 Hebrews 4:12-13 Ephesians 5:13 2 Timothy 4:1-2,5 2 Timothy 2:24-26 1 Corinthians 9:27 Mark 5,9,14 Deuteronomy 6:5 Matthew 22:37 1 Corinthians 10:31 2 Timothy 2:15 Romans 10:13-17 Matthew 18:8-9 Luke 12:4-5 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/ https://www.instagram.com/calvaryreston/