The Perfect Prayer-Part 4: Thy Will Be Done! | Pastor John Black | 02-18-18

February 19, 2018

Date:  February 18, 2018

Title:  Thy Will Be Done!

Series:  The Perfect Prayer

Text:  Matthew 6:10

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


Thy Will Be Done!

I. The Bible refers to God’s Will in three ways:

God’s Will of . . .

  • Decree - (God’s sovereign plan)
  • Desire - (God’s yearning heart)
  • Command - (God’s revealed word)


We tend to add a fourth to the list . . .

God’s Will of . . .

  • Direction – (God’s futuristic way)


We tend to obsess over finding God’s direction for our lives,

when we should devote ourselves to living out God’s commands in our lives.

II. When we pray for God’s Will to be done, we are praying for . . .

  • Our lives to be lived in full obedience to Him.
  • Our lives to be used by Him and for Him.

The Perfect Prayer-Part 3: Thy Kingdom Come | Pastor John Black | 02-04-18

February 6, 2018

Date:  February 4, 2018

Title:  Thy Kingdom Come

Series:  The Perfect Prayer, Part 3

Text:  Matthew 6:10

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


I. What is the Kingdom of God?

  • Any place where God Rules and Reigns.

II. What is the scope of the Kingdom God?

  • The Past Universal & Eternal
  • The Present - Spiritual & Personal
  • The Future - Fulfilled & Perfected

III. What principle is Jesus teaching us when He says we are to pray, “Thy Kingdom Come?” 

     We should be praying for …

  • God’s Rule and Reign to come now and forever!
  • satan’s Rule and Reign to end now and forever!

IV. Praying “Thy Kingdom come” means that we should be …

  • Praying for Conversions in the World!
  • Praying to Conform to God’s Will!
  • Making a Commitment to God’s Call!



Ten Biblical Truths About the Afterlife | Rob Phillips | 01-28-18

January 29, 2018

January 28, 2018

Ten Biblical Truths About the Afterlife

John 5:28-29

Rob Phillips

Ministry Support Catalyst, Missouri Baptist Convention

1. Death is not the end of life.

2. There is conscious existence beyond the grave.

3. We retain our identities.

4. We have memories of life on earth.

5. We await future resurrection.

6. We stand in final judgment.

7. Believers are destined for life with Christ in the new heavens and nes earth.

8. Unbelievers are destined for everlasting separation from God in hell.

9. Our choices now have everlasting consequeces.

10. God has chosen not to reveal everything about the afterlife at this time.


The Perfect Prayer-Part 2: Hallowed Be Thy Name | Pastor John Black | 01-21-18

January 22, 2018

Date:  January 21, 2018

Title:  Hallowed Be Thy Name

Series:  The Perfect Prayer

Text:  Matthew 6:9

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


I. What does it mean to “Hallow” God’s Name?

  • To make God’s name Holy.

II. The Perfect Prayer is a Prayer that . . .

  • Communes with God as “My Father”
  • Esteems God as Sovereign
  • Seeks First and Foremost to Glorify the Lord!

 III. How do I “Hallow” the Name of God?

  • Prepare for worship!
  • Protect my life.
  • Purify my thoughts, speech, and actions.
  • Purpose my prayers!

The Perfect Prayer-Part 1: Our Father | Pastor John Black | 01-07-18

January 8, 2018

Date:  January 7, 2018

Title:  Our Father

Series:  The Perfect Prayer

Text:  Matthew 6:9a

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


The Perfect Prayer!

I. The Perfect Prayer is a prayer that . . .

  • Communes with God as “Father
  • Esteems God as “Sovereign

II. What can I put into practice from these principles

  • Pray with simplicity
  • Pray in confidence
  • Pray with love



We’ve Come to Worship! Part 3: Giving Jesus All You Have | Robert Varner | 12-17-17

December 19, 2017

December 17, 2017

We've Come to Worship!

Part 3: Giving Jesus All You Have

Matthew 2:11

Student Minister Robert Varner


Just as the wise men came to Jesus and worshipped him through the giving of gifts, you, too, can worship Jesus by giving of all that you have to offer.

I. Worship is Service (Gold)

II. Worship is Sacrifice (Frankincense)

III. Worship is Surrender (Myrrh)


Jesus calls us to worship him through service, sacrifice, and surrender.


Matthew 25:35-38

Exodus 30:34-38

Matthew 16:24-25


We’ve Come to Worship! Part 2: Worshipful Expression! | John Black | 12-10-17

December 11, 2017

Date:  December 10, 2017

Text:  Matthew 2:1-10 (HCSB)

Title:  Worshipful Expression!

Series:  We’ve come to Worship!

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


Opening Reflection Question:

When Jesus receives my worship, what does He experience?

  • A Heartfelt Expression
  • A Willful Suppression

Three reasons we suppress our worship:

1. We Harden our Hearts

2. We Push the Spirit back

3. We Hold our Pain in

How do we move from suppression to expression in our worship?

1. Show Jesus you Love Him!

2. Pour out your Heart to Jesus.


Closing Reflection Question:

What will you do this Christmas Season to Express your Love to Jesus?


We’ve Come to Worship! Part 1: Preparing for Christmas! | John Black | 12-03-17

December 4, 2017

Date: December 3, 2017

Series: We’ve Come to Worship!

Title:  Preparing for Christmas!

Text:  Matthew 2:1-3 (HCSB)

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


I. What does Jesus want from me this Christmas season? 

  • My Worship!


  • Worship is a reverent recognition of God that produces a personal response from me.

II. A recipe to produce Worship

  • Recall what Jesus has done!
  • Remember who Jesus is!
  • Reflect on what Jesus will do!


The Bottom Line

Jesus Christ is Worthy of our Worship!


Living in the Presence of God | John Black | 11-26-17

November 27, 2017

Date:  November 26, 2017

Title:  Living in the Presence of God! 

Text:  Psalm 15 (NIV)

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


 I. The Question:

  • Who may live in the continual presence of the Lord?

 II. The Answer:

  • The one whom the Lord approves!

III. The Criteria:

  • We must live a life of complete and total holiness.

    • Holy Character
    • Holy Speech
    • Holy Values
    • Holy Integrity
    • Holy use of Money

IV. The Result:

  • We become immovable from God’s Presence!


Reflection Questions:

  • What would your spouse or your children say about your outward characteristics?
  • What would God say about your inward characteristics?