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“A Psalm of Thanksgiving” (Psalm 30)
Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, November 22, 2015

Psalm 30

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.

I will exalt you, Lord,

for you lifted me out of the depths

and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

Lord my God, I called to you for help,

and you healed me.

You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;

you spared me from going down to the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;

praise his holy name.

For his anger lasts only a moment,

but his favor lasts a lifetime;

weeping may stay for the night,

but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said,

“I will never be shaken.”

Lord, when you favored me,

you made my royal mountain stand firm;

but when you hid your face,

I was dismayed.

To you, Lord, I called;

to the Lord I cried for mercy:

“What is gained if I am silenced,

if I go down to the pit?

Will the dust praise you?

Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;

Lord, be my help.”

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;

you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.

Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

1.    “Help, Lord, I’m in trouble!” (1, 2, 3, 5, 11)

2.    “Before the trouble came, I was proud and overconfident.” (6–8)

3.    “When trouble came, I prayed to you in my distress.” (2, 8, 9, 10)

4.    “God, you heard my prayer and had mercy on me.” (1, 2, 3, 11)

5.    “Now, God, I praise you and thank you for your mercy.” (1, 4, 5, 12)

Main Idea: God is worthy of our eternal praise and thanks, because He lifted us out of the pit of death.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Wednesday PM, November 18, 2015

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (NIV)
          1 Paul, Silas and Timothy,
           To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
           Grace and peace to you. 
          2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.  3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 
         4 For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,  5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.  6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.  7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.  8 The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia-- your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,  9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,  10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-- Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, November 15, 2015

Genesis 15:1–6 (NIV)

15 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:

“Do not be afraid, Abram.

I am your shield, 

your very great reward. ”

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”

Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Main Idea: When we put our trust in what God has done for us, his righteousness becomes our righteousness.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, November 15, 2015

Philippians 3:1–14 (NIV)

3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—though I myself have reasons for such confidence.

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Main Idea: The ultimate treasure in the universe is knowing and serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

1. We must not be distracted by counterfeit treasure.
2. We must remember that the ultimate treasure is a gift of grace.
3. We must still pursue the ultimate treasure with all of our being.

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Pastor Cameron Jungels
Eastside Baptist Church
Sunday PM, November 8, 2015

Genesis 14:1-24

14 At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar,  Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim, these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea Valley). For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert. Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.

Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. 11 The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

13 A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,

Creator of heaven and earth.

20 And praise be to God Most High,

who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.”

22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24 I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share."

Main Idea: Faith trusts God to deliver. Faith trusts God to provide. Faith trusts God to keep his Word.

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Pastor Cameron Jungels
Eastside Baptist Church
Sunday AM, November 8, 2015

Philippians 2:19–30 (NIV)

19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. 23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. 24 And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon.

25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. 26 For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. 29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him, 30 because he almost died for the work of Christ. He risked his life to make up for the help you yourselves could not give me.

1.    Timothy: a selfless son (vv. 19–24).
a.    A truthful messenger (v. 19).
b.    A loving shepherd (v. 20).
c.    A selfless disciple of Christ (v. 21).
d.    A faithful son in the faith (v. 22).
e.    A treasured companion (vv. 23–24).

2.    Epaphroditus: a sacrificial servant (vv. 25–30).

a.    A messenger of charity (vv. 25, 30).
b.    A loving member of the body of Christ (vv. 26, 28).
c.    A valuable asset to the work of Christ (v. 27).
d.    An honored servant (v. 29).
e.    A living sacrifice of love (v. 30).

Main Idea: Timothy and Epaphroditus provide models of faithful, Christian discipleship that each of us should seek to emulate. We should all strive by grace to be selfless, sacrificial servants of the Lord Jesus Christ and of each other.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Wednesday PM, November 4, 2015

Acts 17:1–15 (NIV)

17 When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah,” he said. Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few prominent women.

But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd. But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city officials, shouting: “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go.

10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. 12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

13 But when the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, some of them went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up. 14 The believers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea. 15 Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.

1 Thessalonians 1:1–3 (NIV)

Paul, Silas  and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace to you.

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday PM, November 1, 2015

Genesis 13:1–18 (NIV)

13 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.

Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.

14 The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”

18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.

1. God gives great wealth to Abram as a part of his promise to bless Abram and his heirs (1-2).
  • A proper response to God's blessings: Abram's worship (3-4).
  • An improper response to God's blessings: the strife of Abram's and Lot's herdsmen (5-7).
  • A proper response to God's blessings: Abram's generosity (8-9).
  • An improper response to God's blessings: Lot's selfish choice (10-13).

2. God promises to give the land of Canaan to Abram alone as a part of his promise to bless Abram and his heirs (14-18).

Main Idea: Faith can be generous, because faith believes in the sovereign God who works out all things for the good of his people and for his own glory.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, November 1, 2015

Philippians 2:12–18 (NIV)

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”  Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

Main Idea: The salvation that God has accomplished for us by grace is to be worked out practically in good works every day of our Christian lives.

1. "Working out" our salvation is not earning our salvation; God has "worked it in" by grace.

2. "Working out" our salvation has to do with the Christian obedience that flows out of a gospel-changed heart.

3. "Working out" our salvation should not be constrained only by the presence of some spiritual authority, but in the fear of God.

4. Our "working out" of our salvation is owed to the gracious work of God that fulfills his eternal purpose for us as his holy people.

5. "Working out" our salvation includes living in humility and unity without complaining and arguing.

6. "Working out" our salvation should result in a life that is characterized by holiness and purity.

7. "Working out" our salvation should demonstrate a marked difference between us and and an unbelieving world.

8. "Working out" our salvation brings joy now and on the day of Christ.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Wednesday PM, October 28, 2015

1 Peter 1:13–2:3 (NIV)

Be Holy

13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For,

“All people are like grass,

and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;

the grass withers and the flowers fall,

25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.” 

And this is the word that was preached to you.

2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday PM, October 25, 2015

Genesis 12:10–20 (NIV)

10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”

14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15 And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.

17 But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.

Main Idea: God will always be faithful to himself and his own Word, in spite of our failings.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, October 25, 2015

Philippians 2:5–11 (NIV)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,

did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

rather, he made himself nothing

by taking the very nature of a servant,

being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man,

he humbled himself

by becoming obedient to death—

even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place

and gave him the name that is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

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The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul

“Holy Space and Holy Time” – Chapter Eleven

Here and Now

  • Our culture is fixated on the here and the now, with little awareness of the holy or transcendent.
  • Still, even in our fallenness, there is a longing for the transcendent.

Sacred Space

  • God is transcendent, the high and exalted One.
  • But He also bridges the gap between heaven and earth and reveals Himself, becoming immanent.
  • God sanctifies space with His presence.

OT Examples

  • God’s appearing to Moses in the burning bush.
  • Call and promises to Abraham.
  • Visions to Jacob at Bethel.
  • Theophanies are also hierophanies, because they are manifestations of the holy.

Absolute Reality

  • Contact with the holy is an encounter with Absolute Reality.
  • The Christian faith is theocentric, meeting with a holy God, who forms the center of our existence.
  • God defines our entire life and worldview.

The Sanctuary

  • The sanctuary is a holy place, but it is made holy only by the presence of God.
  • The “church” is the people, but the people must gather.
  • Where the church gathers is sacred space as we worship God together in his presence.

Transcendent & Immanent

  • God is omnipresent, dwelling everywhere in his universe.
  • But the Bible also speaks of sacred places where God is immanent with his people.
  • The consecration of sacred space does not end with the OT.

Sacred Time

  • God’s holiness touches not only space but also time.
  • Sacred time occurs within the never ending flow of ordinary time.
  • Some moments are set apart by God’s holy presence and activity.

Redemptive History

  • The Christian faith is rooted in sacred moments and events that take place within normal history.
  • Events like Creation, Fall, Flood, Exodus, Captivity, Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension, & Pentecost.
  • Redemptive moments in history.


  • The Sabbath was set apart by God as sacred time.
  • Commemoration of creation
  • Celebration of redemption
  • Celebration of future promise of the consummation of redemption when we enter our Sabbath rest in heaven.

Corporate Worship

  • We gather as the church at appointed times for worship.
  • These times become sacred times, because we gather in God’s holy presence.
  • The worship service is a marking of special liturgical time.


  • The celebration of Passover was sacred time for the Israelites.
  • Jesus changed the liturgy of Passover at the Lord’s Supper by infusing it with New Covenant meaning.
  • The Lord’s Supper is sacred time for the church.

The Lord’s Supper

  • Past: instructing believers to remember and to show forth Christ’s death in the observance.
  • Present: Christ meets with his people to nurture and strengthen them in sanctification.
  • Future: certain hope of reunion with Christ in heaven.

Sacred Space & Time

  • Where Christians find the presence of the holy.
  • When we fail to seek sacred space and sacred time, “we exchange the holy for the profane and rob both God of His glory and ourselves of His grace.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday PM, October 18, 2015

Genesis 12:1–9 (NIV)

The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation,

and I will bless you;

I will make your name great,

and you will be a blessing. 

I will bless those who bless you,

and whoever curses you I will curse;

and all peoples on earth

will be blessed through you.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.

Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.

1. Faith responds to the call of God.
2. Faith responds with obedience.
3. Faith responds with worship.
4. Faith responds with hope in what cannot be seen.

Main Idea: Faith is the response of obedience, worship, and hope to the Word of God.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, October 18, 2015

Philippians 2:1–5 (NIV)

Imitating Christ’s Humility

2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

1. Dwelling unity is made possible by the grace we have already received (v. 1).
2. Dwelling in unity is characterized by loving agreement (v. 2).
3. Dwelling in unity requires humility and deference (vv. 3-4).
4. The humility required for dwelling in unity is modeled for us by Christ himself (v. 5).

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The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul

“Looking beyond Shadows” - Chapter Ten

Small but Significant

  • In comparison to the vastness of the expansive universe, human beings are a small part of God’s creation.
  • Yet, human beings have been “crowned with glory and honor,” being made in His image.

Unseen and yet Seen

  • God is a spirit and is invisible. His transcendent holiness and glory makes it impossible for human beings to see Him.
  • Yet, God can be indirectly seen through the things that he has made in creation.

God’s Handiwork

  • Creation reveals the handiwork of God.
  • Nature makes the invisible power and deity of God Himself known.
  • Every person who has ever lived knows there is a God and is aware of His transcendent majesty and holiness.

Hiding the Truth

  • Though all people know there is a holy God, we do not naturally wish to acknowledge it; we seek to hide or suppress the truth.
  • We distort the knowledge of the true God with idolatry, replacing the reality with a counterfeit.

Moral Dishonesty

  • The problem is not that we fail to know that God is and who God is; it is that we refuse to believe what we know to be true.
  • Humanity’s problem is not an intellectual one; it is a moral one. The problem is dishonesty.

Holiness and Glory

  • Not only is God’s existence revealed through Creation, but so is His holiness and His glory.
  • God’s holiness is on display for everyone to see.
  • But in our sin we reject God’s holiness and refuse to honor God as God.

Distorted Reality

  • Once we refuse to honor God as God, our whole view of life and the world becomes distorted.
  • Unbelievers live in the shadows, walking through the theatre of God’s glory wearing blindfolds.

Seeing Glory

  • With regeneration, the scales fall from our eyes so that we can truly perceive what we see.
  • With the spectacles of faith we look beyond the surface of things to see the glory of God that is revealed everywhere around us.

Good, True, & Beautiful

  • God is the highest good and the standard of all ethics and goodness.
  • God is the ultimate truth and the author and standard of all truth.
  • God is beautiful and is the most perfect being, without any flaw.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday PM, October 11, 2015

1.    The Beginning of the Universe: God created everything that exists.

2.    The Beginning of Humanity: God specially created human beings as the pinnacle of his creation.

3.    The Beginning of Evil and its Consequences
: All humanity has turned from God, chosen its own way, and has decided to determine their own versions of good/evil.

4.    The Beginning of Culture and Civilization
: Humanity begins to gather into communities and develop talents, skills, and occupational craftsmanship.

5.    The Beginning of Nations: All nations on earth are descended from Noah and his sons. They spread out and formed their own unique civilizations and built cities.

6.    The Beginning of the Covenant
: God graciously enters into covenants with fallen human begins to rescue them and to initiate a plan to rescue the human race.

Main Idea: Though the people God made in his image rebelled against Him and are worthy of judgment, God’s plan cannot be thwarted. He created a blessed, sanctified nation of people through whom he would bring a deliverer to rescue his fallen image-bearers.

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, October 11, 2015

Philippians 1:27–30 (NIV)

Life Worthy of the Gospel

27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

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The Holiness of God – By R. C. Sproul

"God in the Hands of Angry Sinners" – Chapter Nine

Out of Style

  • The concept of a holy God who judges in divine wrath is unthinkable to most in modern society.
  • Our age is more in tune with the quest for happiness, self-improvement, and the power of positive thinking.

Holy Wrath

  • Holiness demands righteousness
  • Righteousness demands justice.
  • We violate his holiness; we insult his justice; we make light of his grace.
  • How could a holy God be anything but angry with us?

Edwards on God’s Wrath

  • God’s wrath is divine.
  • Perfect and infinite.
  • God’s wrath is fierce.
  • No moderation or mercy in hell.
  • God’s wrath is everlasting.
  • No end to the anger of God directed at those in hell.

Ignorance Is Bliss

  • Most are content to ignore or rationalize away the Bible’s teaching on the wrath of God and divine punishment.
  • We are too good to go there.
  • God is too loving to send anyone there.

God or god?

  • What is our reaction to a holy God who exercises divine wrath?
  • Most in our society are repelled by it; they would rather believe in a God of love who never shows wrath.
  • But who gets to decide what God is like or what attributes he has?

Hating God

  • If we hate the wrath of God, it is because we hate God himself.
  • The unconverted naturally hate God. We are God’s enemies.
  • By nature, we oppose God’s government and refuse His rule over us. The love of God is not in us.

For if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! (Romans 5:10, NIV)

The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. (Romans 8:7, NIV)

Killing God

  • Because of our desire to rule ourselves, God is our natural mortal enemy.
  • When given the opportunity, people murdered God in the flesh, Jesus Christ, by crucifying him as a criminal.

Vestiges of the Old Mind

  • But what about us as believers? Don’t we love God because of his grace shown to us?
  • Yes, but there remain vestiges of our fallen nature. We continue to struggle with delighting in God and loving him with all our heart.

Who raises the dead?

  • Many believe that sinners dead in trespasses and sins have the power to raise themselves by choosing to be born again.
  • But only God has the power to raise dead sinners. New birth is a gift of the Spirit granted by grace.

Amazing Grace

  • “We may dislike giving our attention to God’s wrath and justice, but until we incline ourselves to these aspects of God’s nature, we will never appreciate what has been wrought for us by grace.”

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Eastside Baptist Church
Pastor Cameron Jungels
Sunday AM, October 4, 2015

Philippians 1:18–26 (NIV)

Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.  20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

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