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August 25, 2019

Joshua 14 — Our Inheritance

Our inheritance is even greater than the Levites — the Holy Spirit dwells inside us when we have accepted Jesus’ payment for our sins (1 Corinthians 6:19–20). This should change everything about how we live on this side of eternity as we await the completion of our inheritance.


SERMON ARCHIVE 

August 18, 2019


Joshua 12–13 — Some Assembly Required

Through the Israelites’ obedience, God gave them the land, just as He promised.

August 11, 2019


Ezekiel 36:16–36 — A Change of Heart

We have been redeemed from our sin and God wants us to help others find Jesus.

August 4, 2019


Joshua 11 — God Keeps His Promises

Today's story is full of God's promises to His people that He kept. God keeps all His promises. His people trust Him and through their trust, they experience the blessing of His fulfilled promises.

July 28, 2019


Joshua 10 — Live for the Rescue

In the battle to conquer the southern region, God again fights and wins the battle for His purposes and His people, specifically to enable His people to rescue the Gibeonites.

July 21, 2019


Colossians 1:15–23 — The Supremacy of Christ

In showing Christ's supremacy, Paul helps the Colossian church put their lives in the proper perspective of who they are in light of who Jesus is.

July 14, 2019


Colossians 1:1–14 — A Reputation That Matters

Paul wrote to the Colossians to encourage them and ensure that their knowledge of Jesus Christ was not distorted by the popular beliefs of their culture.

July 7, 2019


Joshua 9 — God Redeems

Israel made a big mistake when they made the treaty. But instead of making it worse with additional sins, they responded by returning to doing things "the right way."

June 30, 2019


Joshua 8 — Responding to Forgiveness Through Obedience

After God restores our relationship with Him through our repentance, we should be quick to hear Him, obey His commands and worship Him.

June 23, 2019


Jeremiah 1:4–5 — What God Did for You Before You Were Born

Awaken to the reality that no one else on the entire planet has a DNA just like yours. You are an individual, indescribably valuable to God.

June 16, 2019


Joshua 7 — Sin in the Camp

No sin can be or should be hidden from God.

June 9, 2019


Joshua 6:1–27 — Victory

Everything changes when we know that God is with us and that with God is the victory.

June 2, 2019


Joshua 5:1–18 — Preparing for the Lord's Victories in Our Land

It is God who provides victories and we have an opportunity to join Him in His great works.

May 26, 2019


Jeremiah 29:4–7 — To Be a Blessing Part 2

God has a plan for you that leads you to not being of the world, but He has sent you into the world (John 17:14–19). You are to be about the family business of knowing God and making Him known in the ordinary everyday moments of your life.

May 19, 2019


Genesis 12:1–3 — To Be a Blessing Part 1

God loves your family more than you do. This has been true for all families across human history.

May 12, 2019


Deuteronomy 6:4–9 — Disciple-Making Amid Daily Living

When God instituted the family, one of His purposes for the family was to help transmit the gospel and the truths of the Bible in order to cultivate personal walks of faith from generation to generation.

May 5, 2019


Matthew 28:19–20 — Outposts for the Gospel

As we follow Christ, we are expected to be making disciples “as we go” through our daily lives. This begins in our families with parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/siblings being intentional about discipling the younger generations as part of their daily and yearly routines.

April 28, 2019


Joshua 3:1–5:1 — Cross the River

We are prone to forget the wondrous works of the Redeemer. As memories fade, fear often takes root in the vacated space resulting in reduced confidence in the Lord and hesitation in obeying Him.

April 21, 2019


Matthew 10:24–31 — No More Fear

Fearing God doesn't mean being afraid of Him but trusting in Him and following Him with your life every single day.

April 14, 2019


James 3:1–12 — Words Matter

Each one of us experiences some degree of disconnect between the standard of a perfectly holy God and our actions. This gap should drive us to confession and repentance, not spur us to pursue the hollowness of mere behavioral modification.

April 7, 2019


Joshua 2 — Faith That Takes the Land

Faith alone allows each one of us to have right standing before God and to be used by Him to take the land for the gospel.

March 31, 2019


Joshua 1 — Prepare to Take the Land

God reminded Joshua from the outset of his new leadership role that His divine presence would abide with him every step of the way. The Lord's commands were clear: Follow the Law and prepare to occupy the land which was promised.

March 24, 2019


Joshua 1:1–2 — Everyone Needs a Joshua

God's design is for each of us to have a Joshua in our life — a person we are intentionally developing to take the gospel and multiply the body of Christ. Taking our land for His kingdom begins with making and growing disciples.

March 17, 2019


Numbers 13–14 — Standing at the Crossroads Part 2

God creates "right here, right now" moments that present an opportunity for us to join Him in His great works. He does not need us to accomplish His will; He invites us to participate.

March 10, 2019


Exodus 3–4:17 — Standing at the Crossroads Part 1

God has a history of interrupting peoples' lives, showing them a glimpse of His greatness and calling them to do that which exceeds their ability — but not His.

March 3, 2019


2 Timothy 2:1–10 — Help Others Do the Same

Change can be difficult because we prefer to live in what is known or at least what is more known. However, when we are unwilling to change something particular in our lives, it is often a clear indication that idolatry has crept in and we love something more than our Savior.

February 24, 2019


Matthew 7:7–12 — Love People

We are called to love people in a selfless, sacrificial and wholehearted way. God's love stands as our perfect example.

February 17, 2019


Matthew 22:34–40 — Love God

In their simplest form, God's commandments make us aware that we are incapable of loving Him and the people near us in our own strength. When an awareness of our great need is followed by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, we start a transformative journey of learning to depend on the Lord more and more.

February 10, 2019


Acts 17:16–34 — You Are Here

The Creator is set apart and completely sovereign, yet so very near and knowable. He has gone to great lengths for you to find Him. The journey starts with repentance — an acknowledgement that you are wrong, and He is right.

February 3, 2019


1 John 5:18–21 — Be on Guard

God has provided a way for us to live in the confidence of the new identity Jesus has given us by following His commands, confessing when we fail, loving others and experiencing His works daily to replenish our assurance.

January 27, 2019


1 John 5:13–17 — The Assurance Cycle

God gives believers confidence regarding their identify in Christ. Their assurance of eternal life empowers boldness in prayer as they ask to see the Lord's will come to pass. God promises to hear and responds in perfect timing and consistency with His purposes.

January 20, 2019


1 John 5:6–12 — Can I Get a Witness?

God has given multiple witnesses about Jesus Christ that provide reliable and consistent evidence from which anyone can believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. When someone believes in Jesus Christ, he or she receives eternal life.

January 13, 2019


1 John 5:1–5 — Not a Burden

Active faith in the person and work of Jesus is the defining mark of a Christ-follower. Christian identity compels a response to the Lord's matchless love.

January 6, 2019


1 John 4:19–21 — Love God, Love People

Loving God and loving people are inseparable by design. We cannot love God if we do not seek to love other people, even the people who are hard to love.

December 30, 2018


Psalm 106 — Remember What He Has Done

When we remember what God has done, we regard what we are doing.

December 23, 2018


John 11:1–54 — Love in the Wait

In all the waiting of life, keep on waiting for Jesus. His love will not fail to make the impossible possible in your life. Keep on living for Jesus. Keep on loving Jesus. He is our hope, our peace, our joy and our love and He alone is worth the wait.

December 16, 2018


Mark 5:1–20 — Hope in the Broken

The busyness and stress of the Christmas season can easily leave us little time to invest meaningfully in personal relationships, leaving us isolated and alone. Make a plan to connect with a friend this week over a meal or coffee to share what is going on in your lives and how you can pray for each other.

December 9, 2018


Mark 2:1–12 — Joy in the Journey

People often think of happiness when they think of joy. They are similar, but happiness is circumstantial. Joy has little to do with the circumstances of our life and everything to do with the focus of our life.

December 2, 2018


Mark 5:21–43 — Peace in the Chaos

Everybody faces chaos in their life. Each moment of chaos is an opportunity to recognize our desperation for Jesus and run to Him believing He is enough to bring peace out of our chaos.

November 25, 2018


1 John 4:17–18 — No Fear

God's love for us is the answer for all our fears. Perfect love casts out fear. God is love and those who have trusted in Jesus Christ can experience the life-changing love of God.

November 18, 2018


1 John 4:13–16 — We Know

As we experience Jesus Christ and the love of God in our church and in our lives, we will consider ways to share the love of Jesus Christ with others.

November 11, 2018


1 John 4:7–12 — Visible God

God is invisible, yet He provides the opportunity to see Him through His Word and through His people.

November 4, 2018


1 John 4:1–6 — God Is Greater

Every day we will encounter many different messages and temptations that threaten to pull us away from the truth and from our confidence in Jesus Christ. But we are not alone. He that is in us is greater than all the messages and temptations of the world!

October 28, 2018


1 John 3:11–24 — God Knows Everything

God knows everything and will keep His promises to forgive and save those who have trusted in Jesus Christ.

October 21, 2018


Ephesians 4:11–16 — God's Plan: The Church

One of the primary means God provides for us to grow in our ability to abide in Christ is through the church. It can be easy to minimize the role of the church in our lives and to miss what God intends to do in our lives through the church.

October 14, 2018


1 John 2:29–3:10 — Our Family Identity

We belong to God as His children. Our pursuit of a righteous life isn't about a self-mustered effort to complete a moral checklist. Instead, the overall patterns and rhythms of our lives are an outpouring of love for a Father who holds and loves us.

October 7, 2018


1 John 2:26–28 — The Greatest Work

We often go about our daily routines and everyday lives without really thinking about God's incredible gift to us: His presence through the Holy Spirit. God is with us, always. "Abiding" in this reality, we can set our gaze on God who holds us in His hand. We are His and He will sustain us to the end.

September 30, 2018


Mark 1 :35–39 — Fuel for the Journey

What are the most important things in your life? An old adage says that if you check your calendar and your checkbook, you'll find the answers to those questions. If loving God, loving people and helping others do the same is a priority, then my calendar and my checkbook should reflect that.

September 23, 2018


1 John 2:18–25 — Eternal Life

Life is difficult. Hopes are misplaced. We get hurt and we hurt others. But this life was never meant to be the place of ultimate satisfaction. So let’s hold fast to our hope, keeping God’s promise of eternal life in focus, and live, abiding in truth and with lovers of the truth.

September 16, 2018


1 John 2:15–17 — Not of This World

Don't fall for the illusion. The world, and the things it holds, are passing away. The things of God, however, are eternal. This week, let's look to the One who is the source of true satisfaction — true life.

September 9, 2018


1 John 2:12–14 — Encouragement

Looking to the cross, we see how serious our sin is and how much bigger God's grace and mercy is. Seeing God's grace and mercy leads us to confession, first to our Father and secondly to those around us.

September 2, 2018


1 John 2:7–11 — No More Stumbling

1 John 2:7-11 presents some dynamic contrasts - light and darkness, love and hate - and even as believers, we can be disturbed by the questions John raises. Am I really walking in the light? Do I love others the way should? Have I done enough? What do I need to do to fix myself and my situation?

August 26, 2018


1 John 2:1–6 — Certainty

God's light exposes sin and leads to genuine conviction. In Christ, we draw near to God to receive mercy and find grace.

August 19, 2018


1 John 1:5–10 — God Is Light

Our daily personal walk with God, including our confession and repentance, has dynamic impact on the community around us. God’s plan is for believers to shine forth His light, becoming more like Christ every day.

August 12, 2018


1 John 1:1–4 — More Joy

As 1 John begins, the Apostle John points to the reality of Jesus Christ. John passionately wants us to see the One he’s seen, to hear the One he’s heard and to have our lives forever touched by the One he’s touched.

August 5, 2018


Ephesians 2:4–7

Paul wrote to the Ephesians to proclaim the greatness of God, to remind believers of their position in Christ and to encourage them to live out their faith.

July 29, 2018


2 Peter 1:3–4

July 22, 2018


James 1:5–8

God wants us to ask Him for what we need. He knows what we need and wants us to come to Him and ask so that He can provide what is best for us, right when we need it.

July 15, 2018


James 1:2–4

All of the promises of God are intended to encourage us in such a way that we would never give up.

July 8, 2018


Matthew 16:13–18

July 1, 2018


Ephesians 4:11–13

FBG will only become the kind of church that God intends when those who consider themselves to be a part of the church find their places of service within the church. Find your place.

June 24, 2018


Luke 9:57–62

In a culture where comfort is of primary pursuit, pain and suffering become obstacles to be avoided. But what happens when they cannot be avoided?

June 17, 2018


1 Peter 3:7

In the passage in 1 Peter in light of the end of Chapter 2, Jesus Christ's suffering and dying that we might die to sin and live to righteousness, what principles apply to how you choose to live your life?

June 10, 2018


Mark 4:35–41

When the Scriptures provide a description of an individual who sees the Lord in some special way, that description is often accompanied by some change in the person who sees the Lord. The previous perceptions of the individual are often changed to match reality.

June 3, 2018


Hebrews 4:14–16; 10:19–25

When going through trials, testing and temptation, is your tendency to draw near to God and other believers or to withdraw and isolate from God and other believers? Do you practice the habit of gathering for worship with your FBG family no matter how you feel or how busy you are?

May 27, 2018


Ephesians 5:15–16

God gives us some direct expectations in discipling our families and His plan is for it to be built into the rhythm of our life. Think through how you can be intentional with your family when you are sitting together (in the car, eating, etc.), when you are walking (grocery shopping, walking around between ball games, etc.) and when you are getting ready for bed.

May 20, 2018


Hebrews 9:11–28

Jesus is the once-for-all sacrifice that provides a way for you to be made right with God. This sacrifice opens the door of forgiveness and relationship with the Lord that would never have been possible for you without it.

May 13, 2018


Philippians 4:4–9

Paul tells the people to rejoice in the Lord always. Even though they were enduring great hardship and difficulty, Paul wanted them to see they can celebrate in the Lord no matter the circumstances they are enduring.

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