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Weekly sermons from Forestgate Presbyterian Church (PCA) in northern Colorado Springs.

Forestgate Forestgate Presbyterian Church (PCA)

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Weekly sermons from Forestgate Presbyterian Church (PCA) in northern Colorado Springs.

    Don't be THAT Guy; Be Rich Towards God

    Don't be THAT Guy; Be Rich Towards God

    Sermon Notes
    Luke 12:13-21
    “Don’t be THAT Guy; Be Rich Towards God”
    1) That guy who thinks material poverty is his greatest problem, 13-15
    2) That guy who thinks maintaining wealth is his greatest challenge, 16-18
    3) That guy who thinks many possessions are his greatest comfort, 19-21
    Reflection questions:
    1. Why is the timing of that guy in v.13 just as bad as his actual question? What has Jesus been talking about in Lk 12:1-12, the verse immediately before? Do you think that guy in v.13 understood and applied that previous sermon? Why or why not?
    2. What are some things that the guy in vv. 16-18 didn’t say that he could have said? What might you expect that guy to say after he received a great deal of wealth? See Acts 20:35; 1 Timothy 5:8; James 1:27; 1 Timothy. 6:6-10, 17-19.
    3. See the previous question and the references to 1 Timothy. Now read 2 Tim. 4:6-18, believed to be the final words of Scripture that Paul wrote. What did Paul have as his earthly life drew near? Money, possessions? Godliness, contentment, great gain? Should you be like that guy? See also 1 Corinthians 11:1.

    What to Fear, What Not to Fear

    What to Fear, What Not to Fear

    Luke 12:1-12



    Sermon Notes 1) Why you should fear the subtle leaven of the Pharisees, 1-3
    2) Why you should fear the sovereign Lord, not sinful mankind, 4-5
    3) Why you should trust God’s sovereign provision, 6-12
    a) Because you’re worth a lot to Him, 6-7
    b) Because He’s reliable, 6-7
    c) Because He has power to punish or pardon, 8-10, cf. 4-5
    d) Because He will provide when you need it most, 11-12
    Reflection questions: 1. Read Lk 12:1 and compare it to Matthew 13:33. What’s the similarity in both passages? What’s the encouragement about leaven (or yeast) in the Matthew passage? See also Matt 16:16.
    2. Compare Jesus’s words in Lk 11:43 with his words in Lk 12:4-5. Now see Paul’s words in Galatians 1:10. How was Paul living and breathing for “an audience of one”?
    3. What does Jesus say about sparrows in vv. 6-7? What about the lilies (in Lk 12:27 and Mt 6:27-34)? Why does Jesus want us to pay attention to his care of small insignificant things? Also see Lamentations 3:18-27 – Why does Jesus want us to remember how He has been faithful to us in the past?

    Woes and Spiritual Warning Signs for a New Year

    Woes and Spiritual Warning Signs for a New Year

    Luke 11:33-54



    Sermon Notes:1) Be careful lest the light in you be darkness, 33-36
    2) Be careful to practice true justice from the heart, 37-42
    3) Beware of loving the praise of men, v.43
    4) Be careful that you’re not an unmarked grave, 44
    5) Be careful that you serve others, instead of burdening others, 45-46
    6) Be careful that you don’t approve of (or imitate) others’ evil, 47-51
    7) Be careful that you don’t hinder others from knowing Jesus, 52
    8) Beware of harming or vilifying Jesus, 53-54
    Reflection questions:1. Read v.35 and compare it to 1 Corinthians 10:12 (consider reading 1 Cor 9:24-10:13). Who is “anyone who thinks he stands”? Is God trying to scare us or encourage us by these words? Make note of the following verse (1 Cor. 10:13), as well.
    2. Of v.42, Phil Ryken says, “They calculated their offerings down to the last decimal point. Somewhere in all of their obsessive arithmetic, the Pharisees had lost the joy of giving generously to God” (Phil Ryken, Luke: Reformed Expository Commentary, 1: 623-4). What’s wrong with this picture? What does Paul say about our attitude in giving in 2 Cor. 9:7? Why is Paul talking about generosity at all in 2 Corinthians 8-9? For what or whom is he trying to raise money?
    3. How do the Pharisees and Scribes/Lawyers respond to Jesus’s woes and accusations? Why does the narrator’s silence tell you about their actions? Compare their response to the following verses: Job 40:8; Isaiah 6:5; Luke 18:9-14, especially v.13.

    King Sized

    King Sized

    Mark 4:30-32



    Sermon Notes:Main idea: Despite the kingdom’s humble start, it grows into a global dominion.
    I. Humble start
    II. Global dominion

    Christmas Eve - My Servant Who Suffers: The Just For The Unjust

    Christmas Eve - My Servant Who Suffers: The Just For The Unjust

    Isaiah 52:13-53:12

    My Servant Who Brings Justice

    My Servant Who Brings Justice

    Isaiah 42:1-9



    Sermon Notes1) The Lord’s Servant who is Gentle, 1-3
    2) The Lord’s Servant who Brings Justice, 1-4
    3) The Lord of History who Empowers His Servant, 5-9 (cf. v1)
    Reflection questions: 1. Why is the gentleness of God’s servant good news? Read Isaiah 42:1-3 and Psalm 22:24 (and v.26).
    2. Why is it good news that the Lord’s Servant can bring forth justice (Is 42:1, 3, 4)? Can the idols that many Israelites wrongly served do the same? cf. Isaiah 41:28-29; 42:8-9. Do God’s people need such justice? (cf. Psalm 13)
    3. Ponder this quote regarding the Lord of History, revealed in vv. 5-9: “Can such a God, who originates, maintains, controls, and directs all things (37:16) forget his people or renege on his promises?” – J. Alec Motyer, The Prophecy of Isaiah, p. 321.

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