Sermon Archive

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Beautiful, Ordinary Lives

November 1, 2015

The conflict in the Christian life is not first and foremost with the culture around us, it’s with the inner self. It's not our evangelistic events that draw people to Christ, but our life together. Peter calls Christians to abstain from fleshly desires, not simply so we can invite friends to evangelistic events. Rather, our lives are the evangelistic events. Our life together is a beautiful apologetic.

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:11-12

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What To Do When You're Depressed or Discouraged

November 8, 2015

Do we see discouragement/depression in the Bible? Yes, we do! So what do you do when you're depressed or discouraged? Psalm 42 is a passage of Scripture that teaches us what we should do amid difficult, depressing times.

We should do the following:

  • Be honest with God in our struggles
  • Ask God questions with a posture of faith
  • Preach truth to our heart
  • Hope in God

Scripture: Psalm 42; 2 Corinthians 1:8; Mark 14:34

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Submission: The Way of a Jesus Follower

November 15, 2015

All authority comes from God and disobedience to those authorities is an insult to God WHO is the ground/foundation of authority…he gives us a fixed principle AND then Peter takes that principle and applies it to a couple specific situations/circumstances.

Submitting to authority is one way in which we preach the gospel of Christ, as Jesus submitted to authorities and consequently brought about the reality of the gospel.

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-25

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Submission: The Way of a Christian

November 22, 2015

In a world being ravaged by sin, and feeling the pain of God’s design forsaken, believing wives/husbands have the opportunity to demonstrate what true human flourishing looks like in the home, BUT too often the home is a battleground. If we would apply God’s truth to our lives we would see a lot less turmoil in the home AND more God-honoring marriages.

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-7

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Remembering Our Profession

October 4, 2015

Live in reverential fear because:

  1. God judges
  2. God judges impartially
  3. God judges according to our deeds

In light of the fact that you’ve called on God as Father (who judges AND does so impartially and according to your life) do the following:

Conduct yourselves with fear

  • Deut 4:10 8:6 – why fear? Fear of the Lord informs all of life. D.A. Carson on how there isn’t enough fear in the church today. We don’t ignore God OR treat Him casually – fear of offending Him or living our Christian life in a sloppy manner.
  • Why fear God? God is gentle, compassionate, merciful, etc., BUT He’s also holy, righteous, just and He’s the Creator, King, Warrior, etc.
  • Not the fear of a ruthless master BUT a healthy and fervent respect a believer has for an all-powerful God

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:17-21; Matthew 25; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Deut 4:10, 8:6

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What Knowing Jesus Means

October 11, 2015

As we obeyed the gospel of Jesus (i.e. believed in Jesus) we were born again which leads us to loving others (sincerely, earnestly, etc.).

The response to the message is understand that our identity in Jesus compels/causes us to love others, even amid suffering/hardships such as the ones Peter's readers were experiencing.

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:17-25; Galatians 5:7; Romans 12:9; Isaiah 40:6-9; Matthew 7:24-27

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It's Time To Grow Up

October 18, 2015

Knowing Jesus = Moral Change.

Since we've tasted the Lord (experienced Him and know Him via repenting/believing in Jesus) our lives reflect a love that puts away sin and leans on the Word of God to grow us up in salvation.

All of us need to continue to grow up in Jesus.

  1. The Bible is our authority.
  2. The Bible tells us everything we need to know about the most important things.
  3. The Bible (through the H.S.) is our teacher.
  4. The Bible is our guide to growing up in our salvation.

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-3; Psalm 27:4, 34:8, 41:2, 63:1, 83:3

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This is Not Our Home

October 25, 2015

Pastor Brian Goodman brings us the word in this Sunday service.

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-10

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Doing Flows from Being

September 6, 2015

The Bible commands good behavior BUT good behavior flows from good character (Matthew 7:17). Doing flows from being—keeping this order is very important IF you want to understand the gospel well AND deepen in your love/pursuit of Jesus.

Our affluent society is an afflicted society for lack of love. Just imagine how many marriages would be spared the heartbreak of separation of divorce if there were true love in the hearts of men and women! Think of what comfort and encouragement would brighten the lot of the poor, sick, lonely and sorrowing, if only there were more love in this world. Who can tell what new vitality would stir the church, and draw others into its fellowship, if there were real love among the professed followers of Christ? It is love we need—Christian love

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7; Proverbs 10:12; 17:9; Galatians 6:1-2

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Knowing Who We Are Helps Us Through the Difficulties of Life

September 13, 2015

Peter wants to establish that Christians are people of hope -- a living hope that is rooted in the resurrection of Jesus -- so that as they go through suffering they'll have a perspective that compels them to:

  1. continue to live obedient lives and
  2. not this is part of following Jesus.

No matter how disciplined, organized, and faithful we are, the reality is that we are sinners living in a sin-cursed world with other sinners. Nothing we can do will ever change that reality. We are surrounded by discouraging, hurtful and sinful realities – Jesus is very candid about our diagnosis; it’s bad and we need help; we need a Rescuer AND He is that and so much more. All things need to be made new, but we are not the ones who will accomplish that renovation (Rev 21:3-5). We are exiles and strangers who see the promises from afar and believe them (Heb 11:13), but we are walking by faith now and not by sight.

Yes, a new day when everything will be put right, but in the meantime, while we’re living in the not yet, we need grace; we need Jesus; we need His help, his truth. And we don’t just need it a tiny bit; no, the truth is we are desperate for buckets of it. We need it every hour of every day. We need it when we remember that we need it AND we need it when all we can see before us is futility and trouble and disappointment, suffering, hardships. We need grace.

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1-2

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Praise God That He Has Saved Us!

September 20, 2015

Peter bursts out in praise for what God has done. What has he done?!? He’s brought new life to individuals through Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation (the truth that God saves sinners) gives us hope, joy and love amid adverse circumstances.

Our salvation (and our hope, joy and love) is anchored in Jesus.

  • Our hope is in the past – Jesus rose.
  • Our hope is current/present – Jesus lives.
  • Our hope is complete and sure – Jesus is coming.

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-12

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Gospel-Driven Holiness

September 27, 2015

Gospel-Driven Holiness means:

  1. We're all in with Jesus
  2. We work hard to look like Jesus

The Christian needs to be willing to run from things that will lure them away from reflecting the character/person of God.

You have to be willing to run from thoughts that work to paint as beautiful what God has forbidden. You are going to have to run from desires that at times seem too powerful to resist. You are going to have to run from the seductive whisper of the enemy who will lure you with lies. You are going to have to run from situations and locations that play to your weaknesses. You are going to have to run from pride that tells you that you are stronger than you really are. You are going to have to run from selfishness that would allow you to use others for your own pleasure. You are going to have to run from things you would love to participate in but expose you to things you cannot handle. You are simply going to have to run from anything, anywhere, and from any person that is immoral in the eyes of your Savior. You have to be willing to run.

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-16

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Let’s Be Gospel People

August 2, 2015

Pastor Nate Millican preaching

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

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The Pastor and The People

August 9, 2015

A biblical charge to Christ's church

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-21

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Love In Action

August 16, 2015

Our Christian culture has been caught "on their heels" with regards to the issue of love. 

  1. We've not loved well. Loving others (Christians & non-Christians) is hard, inconvenient, and a pressing task and yet Jesus said people will know we're His followers by the love we show.
  2. Christians typically think love is a feeling and/or attitude BUT love is love when it is manifested in action.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 4:15; 1 Peter 1:22-25

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Citizens of the Kingdom Reflect the King's Love

August 23, 2015

The love we're called to exude is a love that does patience, kindness and doesn't do boasting or envy and doesn't do arrogance.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4; Exodus 34:6; Romans 2:4, 11:22; Ephesians 4:32; James 4:1-2

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Affection Breeds Activity

August 30, 2015

As we abide and understand the love of God poured out in the gospel of Jesus our affections we'll increase and we'll exude God's love.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 12:17; Phillipians 2:4-11; Proverbs 25:28

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He Has Chosen You

July 5, 2015

The Biblical teaching of Election is such a theologically charged subject. What's the relationship between Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility? Does it eliminate the necessity or urgency of evangelism? And how do I know if I am chosen?

In 1 Thessalonians 1, Paul shows us five ways we can know we are Chosen by God and loved by Him!

Scripture: Acts 17:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1

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You Have Become Very Dear to Us

July 12, 2015

The bond between a Pastor and the congregation cannot be broken by distance.

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2-3

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He Who Calls You is Faithful

July 19, 2015

The promise of the Lord's return gives us hope for the future and keeps us living for Him and His kingdom in the present.

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4-5

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Christian Community

July 26, 2015

Common community is mostly about enjoying a shared interest with others. Christian community is about engaging your heart for transformation. If you expect to flourish in your faith, community is not an option.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:19-25

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Discovering Vocation

June 7, 2015

Examination of various texts that speak of the Christian work ethic

Scripture: Selected Proverbs

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Jesus' Private Life and Public Ministry

June 14, 2015

Missions matters, but worship matters more. Worship is the fuel and goal of all missions. Like a reservoir, when our inflow ceases, the outflow will soon cease too. Jesus was busy, busier than all of us. But he kept a consistent private life of worship that fueled his public mission.

Scripture: Mark 1:21-39

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Jesus: Calling of Matthew

June 21, 2015

New Lead Pastor Nathan Millican first sermon at Foothills Baptist Church.

Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13

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Faith Comes by Hearing

June 28, 2015

To be sent on mission with the Gospel to our neighbors or the nations requires 4 things:

Love Lost People - Rom. 10:1-4
Offer Christ Alone for Salvation to Everyone - 10:5-13
Share Christ verbally while relying on the Word and Spirit entirely - 10:14-17
Draw near to God when the people you long to reach walk away from the Gospel - 10:18-21

Scripture: Romans 10:1-21

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Matriculating at the University of Proverbs

May 3, 2015

An overview of the Book of Proverbs, with instruction on interpretation.

Dr. Chute said that "some proverbs are common sense, but others may require the help of a commentary." He recommended one of these two. Check them out and invest:

Scripture: Proverbs 1

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Learning Life Skills

May 10, 2015

Contrasting between wisdom and folly, with instruction on how to gain wisdom

Scripture: Proverbs 2

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Visiting the Guidance Counselor

May 17, 2015

Encouragement to trust in the Lord when the path seems unclear

Scripture: Proverbs 3

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Establishing Home Economics

May 24, 2015

Directions on family life

Scripture: Proverbs 4-6

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Avoiding Expulsion

May 31, 2015

Instructions on avoiding falling into sin when temptation is strong

Scripture: Proverbs 7

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March 1, 2015
Do This In Remembrance of Me
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

March 8, 2015
Before You Go Any Further
Scripture: Deuteronomy 1-4

March 15, 2015
Consider Where You are Going
Scripture: Deuteronomy 5-11

March 22, 2015
Commit Yourselves to One Another
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12-26

March 29, 2015
Commit Yourselves to the Lord
Scripture: Deuteronomy 27-32


February 1, 2015
Alive Together with Him
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-23

February 8, 2015
He is your Life
Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4:1

February 15, 2015
The Ministry We Received in Him
Scripture: Colossians 4:2-18

February 22, 2015
For the City
Scripture: Acts 19:23-41


April 5, 2015
Raised to New Life
Scripture: Matthew 28

April 12, 2015
Teen Challenge Worship

April 19, 2015
Recovering Redemption
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13

April 26, 2015
Create in Me a Clean Heart
Scripture: Psalm 51, 32


January 4, 2015
Make Spiritual Friendships
Scripture: Acts 20:36-21:8

January 11, 2015
A Faithful Minister
Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14

January 18, 2015
He is the Head of the Body
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-23

January 25, 2015
Him We Proclaim
Scripture: Colossians 1:24-2:5