The Christian Family (Colossians 3:18-21)

April 26, 2015

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: The example of Jesus Christ and the grace of the Holy Spirit enable Christians to fulfill their God-given roles in the family and the church. 

1) Christian Wives (v 18)

2) Christian Husbands (v 19)

3) Christian Children (v 20)

4) Christian Fathers (Parents) (v 21)

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For the Lord’s Day 4.26.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Thomas Watson said, “Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.”

“… as we begin to build our marriages on the Word of God and on the gospel of Christ’s victory over the power of sin, as we face the sad, painful, undeniable reality of our own remaining sin… as we see it for the bitter, hateful thing it is… and as we recognize sin’s insidious goals at the core of every relational difficulty we encounter, something wonderful happens.  We flee to the gospel as our only remedy.”

“Then we begin to realize there is new hope for our marriages.  A lot of hope.  Hope that emerges from the power of the gospel, the very power that raised Christ from the tomb.  We get a glimpse of the sweet relationship our marriage can become–a living, thriving union where sins are confessed and forgiven.  My friends, when sin becomes bitter, marriage becomes sweet.”

For the above quotes see:

Dave Harvey, When Sinners Say “I Do”, Shepherd Press, Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, 2007, pp. 30.

Hymns for worship:

O Day of Rest and Gladness

In Christ Alone

#719 A Christian Home

Sermon Outline:

“The Christian Family”

Colossians 3:18-21

Main Idea: The example of Jesus Christ and the grace of the Holy Spirit enable Christians to fulfill their God-given roles in the family and the church.

1)  Christian Wives (v 18)

2)  Christian Husbands (v 19)

3)  Christian Children (v 20)

4)  Christian Fathers (Parents) (v 21)

May God Bless You,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 4.19.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

We are beginning a new Adult’s Sunday School Class this week.  Mr. Carlos Tavora will be leading the class as we study the letter of James.  This book is sometimes called the “Proverbs of the New Testament.”  Read over the letter and come join us this Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.  I especially want to encourage you who have not been taking advantage of this opportunity each week.  Give it a try!  It is a great time to learn more about our God from His Holy Word and to enjoy the fellowship of the saints.

Hymns for worship:

#310 Rejoice, The Lord Is King

Lord, Protect Your People – Psalm 14

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Sermon Outline:

“The Lament of the Lord”

Matthew 23:37-39

 Main Idea: Our Lord is glorified in both the compassion He shows to all and the judgment He brings to some.

 1)  Lament (v 37a)

2)  Love (v 37b)

3)  Lost (v 37c)

4)  Left (v 38)

4)  Lord (v 39)

May the Lord bless you,

pastor scott

The Seven Woes (Matthew 23:13-36)

April 12, 2015

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Our Christian growth includes examining the heart and repenting of our pharisaical tendencies. 

1) The First Woe (v 13)

2) The Second Woe (v 15)

3) The Third Woe (vv 16-22)

4) The Fourth Woe (vv 23-24)

5) The Fifth Woe (vv 25-26)

6) The Sixth Woe (vv 27-28)

7) The Seventh Woe (vv 29-33)

8) The Conclusion (vv 34-36)

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For the Lord’s Day 4.12.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“Hypocrisy is foolishness.  We may try to fool other people about what we’re really like, and even succeed up to a point.  But we cannot fool God.  Therefore, when we stand before him exposed in our sin but covered by Christ’s righteousness, then we can stand before anybody never fearing that they might come to know us as we really are.  And we can be bold to do the right thing, whether or not it is misunderstood or ridiculed.  We can be women and men of our word.  We can let our Yes be Yes and our No be No because God knows us.  We do not have to pretend to be something we are not.”

For the above quote see:

James Montgomery Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1986, pp. 140.

Hymns for Worship:

#53 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (based on Psalm 103)

#535 – O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!

#383 – Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast

Sermon Outline:

“Hypocrisy:  The Seven Woes”

Matthew 23:13-36

Main Idea:  Our Christian growth includes examining the heart and repenting of our pharisaical tendencies.

1)  The First Woe (v 13)

2)  The Second Woe (v 15)

3)  The Third Woe (vv 16-22)

4)  The Fourth Woe (vv 23-24)

5)  The Fifth Woe (vv 25-26)

6)  The Sixth Woe (vv 27-28)

7)  The Seventh Woe (vv 29-33)

8)  Conclusion (vv 34-36)

May God Bless You,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 4.5.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,
“The tomb of the Son of God is the place of light, not of darkness; of hope, not of despair; of life, not of death.  They come to look on the dead; they find the living.  The seekers of the crucified Jesus find the risen Son of God.  The garments of death are all that the tomb contains; the linen clothes–still stained with blood–and the carefully folded napkin–folded by angels’ hands, if not by his own.  They had brought their myrrh and aloes and spices to keep corruption from entering; forgetful that it is the Incorruptible whose body they are thus needlessly though lovingly embalming, ignorant of the meaning of the ancient promise, “You will not allow your Holy One to see corruption.”  (Psalm 16:10)
For the above quote see:
Horatius Bonar, The Everlasting Righteousness, The Trinity Foundation, Hobbs, New Mexico, 1994, pp. 70.
Hymns for Worship: 
#277 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Behold the Lamb
The Creed of Timothy
Sermon Outline:
 
“He Has Risen, He Is Not Here!”
Mark 16:1-8
1) The First Witnesses of the Resurrection
2) The Other Witnesses of the Resurrection
3) The Message and Hope of the Resurrection
 
May God Bless You,
pastor scott