100 episodes

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

Forestgate Forestgate Presbyterian Church (PCA)

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

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

    1st-Century Social Distancing and the Faith that Saves

    1st-Century Social Distancing and the Faith that Saves

    Luke 17:11-19





    Sermon Notes1) Jerusalem, 11
    2) Distance, 12
    3) Mercy, 13
    4) Priests?, 14
    5) Glorifying God, 15
    6) The Samaritan, 16
    7) The Nine, 17
    8) The One, 18
    9) Faith, 19
    Reflection questions: 1. Why does Luke mention Jerusalem in v.11? Is it merely a geographical detail? See Luke 9:21-22; 43-44; 51, 53.
    2. Why is gospel of God’s grace to Gentiles and foreigners (see Lk 17:16-18) good news to you? If you are Jewish – Is there any advantage to being Jewish? Does that advantage (if there is one) mean that you need God’s grace less? – See Romans 3:1-4, 9-20.
    3. Does faith save you? Does God save you? See Ephesians 2:1-9.

    Forgiveness and Faith for the Impossible

    Forgiveness and Faith for the Impossible

    Luke 17:1-10





    Sermon Notes:Despite the inevitable mess of our sin, Jesus Christ enables forgiveness and increases faith.
    1) Jesus' Exhortations on Temptation and Forgiveness
    2) Plea for Faith
    3) Jesus' Response to the Plea
    Small Group / Discussion questions: 1. Who in your life might you need to seek forgiveness from for putting stumbling blocks in their way because of your own sin?
    2. How would you quantify your own degree of faith? Is it a mustard seed, or do you still feel far off? How does our sin also affect how we feel about our faith?
    3. How does pride or self-dependency get in the way of God-dependency? How do Jesus' words that crush pride function to increase faith?

    The Rich Man and Lazarus

    The Rich Man and Lazarus

    Luke 16:19-31





    Sermon Notes 1) The Great Disparity in This Life, 19-21
    2) The Great Chasm in The Life to Come, 22-26
    3) The Great Prophet Who Came Back to Life, 27-31
    Reflection questions: 1. What was Asaph jealous of in Psalm 73? (See especially vv.1-3) What had Asaph forgotten? See vv. 16-17, 23-24.
    2. When it says that Lazarus is carried to Abraham’s side (or bosom), is that comforting, confusing, or something else to you? Before you answer, read Hebrews 11:8-10, 13-16 about Abraham’s faith and his future.
    3. Why did Jesus say it was so important to listen to Moses and the Prophets? See John 5:46-47; Luke 24:25-27, 44-45. (Also, for more regarding miraculous signs, see 1 Cor. 1:22-25)

    The Laws (and Loopholes?) of the Kingdom

    The Laws (and Loopholes?) of the Kingdom

    Luke 16:14-18





    Sermon Notes1) The Kingdom of God is Not about Loopholes and Looking Good, 14-15
    2) The Kingdom of God is about Violent Force, 16
    3) The Kingdom of God is about Law and Order, 17-18
    Reflection Questions:1) How can trying to do the right thing become a bad thing? What role do your motives play in this? What role do the opinions of others play in this? Read vv. 14-15 and also see Philippians 3:1-10.
    2) How did people seem to force their way into the Kingdom? See Luke 5:17-26; 7:36-50; 8:43-48. Did they really force their way in? See John 6:37, 44. See I John 4:19.
    3) Jesus probably mentioned the laws about divorce (Luke 16:18) because it was one law that the Pharisees had trouble keeping. What is one of God’s laws that you try to rewrite or ignore to avoid admitting that you fall short of it? What would be a better approach? See Philippians 3:7-9.

    The Shrewd Manager

    The Shrewd Manager

    Luke 16:1-13





    Sermon Notes1) The Dishonest Manager Who Used Money Shrewdly, 1-9
    2) God’s People Should Use Money to Make Everlasting Friends, 1-9
    3) God’s People Should Use Money to Receive Something Greater, 10-12
    4) God’s People Should Use Money, so that Money Doesn’t Use Them, 13
    Reflection questions:1) Are there things we can learn from people who are unrighteous, dishonest, or dishonorable? Why? Has God given them some gifts, as well? See Matthew 5:45 and Matthew 10:16.
    2) What does it look like to make friends who can receive you into eternal dwellings (v9)? Compare to Matthew 6:19-21.
    3) Thomas Chalmers once preached a sermon titled, “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection.” What do you think he meant? What was the expulsive power he was talking about? Compare Luke 16:13 and 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.

    Two Lost Sons

    Two Lost Sons

    Luke 15:1-3, 11-32





    Sermon Notes 1) The Prodigal Son, 1-3, 11-19
    2) The Prodigal Father, 11-12, 17-24
    3) The Other Lost Son, 1-3, 11, 25-32
    Reflection questions: 1. How did the prodigal son (the younger brother) want his father’s things more than he wanted his father? How can God’s people be guilty of the same thing? See Psalm 73; Phil 4:10-13.
    2. Read. vv. 13-14. Why was the younger son in need? Was it his fault? Was it all (including the famine) his fault? Are our bad circumstances always our fault alone? Prov. 5:3-4; John 9:1-3.
    3. Why is the older brother so angry? How does he see the younger brother, and how does he see himself? (Cf. Luke 15:1-3) a.Consider this quote: “The proud and the self-righteous always feel that they are not treated as well as they deserve.” (Leon Morris, Tyndale NT Commentary: Luke, 261.)
    4. Which brother was worse? Which was least deserving, more deserving? Before you answer, consider this quote: “I am both of those kinds of sinners, and maybe you are too. I am the selfish son who wants to go off and sin; I am also the stingy brother who prides himself on doing my duty. But there is grace for me in the Father’s love.” (Phil Ryken, Luke: Reformed Expository Commentary, 2:165)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Christianity