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Godly Living in Various Roles in Life (Titus 2:1–10)

2 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10 and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

          1.  Exhortation to Titus to teach godly living that accords with sound doctrine (1).

         2.  Teaching godly living to Christian older men (2).

                     a.  Temperate

                     b.  Worthy of respect

                     c.  Self-controlled

                     d.  Sound/Healthy

                                  i.  In faith

                                 ii.  In love

                                iii.  In endurance

         3.  Teaching godly living to Christian older women (and younger women) (3–5).

                      a.  Reverent lives

                      b.  Not slanderers

                      c.  Not addicted to wine

                      d.  Teaching/Mentoring others (younger women) in what is good.

                                   i.  Love husband and children

                                  ii.  Self-controlled

                                 iii.  Pure

                                  iv.  Busy at home

                                   v.  Kind

                                  vi.  Subject to husband

                                 vii.  To uphold the reputation of the Word of God.

        4.  Teaching godly living to Christian younger men (6–8).

        5.  Teaching godly living to Christian slaves (9–10).

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“See the Signs” (Exodus 4:1–9)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, April 23, 2017

 

Exodus 4:1–9 (NIV)

4 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff,” he replied.

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.

“Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.

Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”

 

1.  The One True God Has Power over the Animal Kingdom (2–5).

 2.  The One True God Has Power over Human Life, both to Destroy and to Heal (6–7).

 3.  The One True God Has Power over the Forces of Nature (vv. 8–9).

 4.  The One True God Has Called His Servant and Invested Him with Power to Demonstrate that He is the Lord’s Representative (1, 5, 8) .

 

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“Practice What You Preach” (Romans 2:17–24)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday AM, April 23, 2017

 

Romans 2:17–24 (NIV)

17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” 

1.  God’s Covenant People have been blessed with incredible privileges (17–20).

2.  With incredible privilege comes the requirement of faithful responsibility (21–24).

3.  Boasting in privileges without accompanying faithful responsibility leads to condemnation (2:3–6, 8–9, 12–13, 16).

 

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“The Firstborn from the Dead”

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Easter Sunday AM, April 16, 2017

 

22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen-- 23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles."  (Acts 26:22–23, NIV)

 

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.  22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. (1 Co. 15:20–23, NIV)

 

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.  19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.  (Colossians 1:15–20, NIV)

 

4 Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father-- to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.  7 "Look, he is coming with the clouds," and "every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth "will mourn because of him." So shall it be! Amen.  (Rev. 1:4–7, NIV)

 

What does it mean for Christ to be “the first to rise from the dead,” “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep,” or the “firstborn from the dead”?

 

     1.  What It Does Not Mean

 a.  It does not mean that Jesus was a created being who had a beginning.

 b.  It does not mean that Jesus is the firstborn of a family in a strictly literal, physical sense.

 c.  It does not mean that Jesus will be the only one to rise from the dead. There have been and there will be many more who will rise from the dead.

 d.  It does not mean that Jesus was the first in history to have died and then be resurrected from death. There were others brought back to life from death before Jesus’ resurrection.

          i.   Elijah resurrected the son of the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:17–24).

      ii.  Elisha resurrected the son of the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:18–37).

     iii.  A dead man comes back to life when he touches Elisha’s bones (2 Kings 13:20–21).

     vi.  Jesus resurrected the son of the widow at Nain (Luke 7:13–15).

      v.  Jesus raised Jairus’s daughter from the dead (Matthew 9:25).

     vi.  Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:43–44).

     vii. Many saints were resurrected at the death of Jesus (Matthew 27:52–53).

 

    2.  What It Does Mean

 a.  Though Jesus was not the first in history to rise from the dead, he is the first to rise from the dead in the manner that he did. When Jesus rose from the dead, he rose with a resurrected, glorified body that will never die again.

 b.  Jesus is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in that he is the first of many who will follow him in rising from death into a resurrected, glorified, immortal existence.

 c.  Jesus is the firstborn from the dead in that he is the one who receives the honor and preeminence in the family of God.

 

     3.  What Is the Significance?

 

a.  We have a loving, suffering Savior who gave himself for us to rescue us from our bondage to sin and its penalty of death.

 b.  We have a glorious, risen Sovereign who has conquered death and reigns as King over the whole world.

 c.  We have a holy, righteous Judge who is coming again to judge the world—vindicating his people and condemning the wicked.

 d.  We have a joyful, future Hope when all of Christ’s people will be raised at the last day to enter and enjoy immortal, eternal life.

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“I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:7–22)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, April 9, 2017

 

Exodus 3:7–22 (NIV)

The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name forever,

the name you shall call me

from generation to generation.

16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’

18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.

21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”

1. The God Who Is Compassionate (v. 7).
2. The God Who Rescues (v. 8) .
3. The God Who Sends (vv. 9–10).
4. The God Who Is Patient and Gracious (v. 11).
5. The God Who Is Present (v. 12).
6. The God Who IS (vv. 13–14).
7. The God Who Remembers (vv. 15–17).
8. The God Who Is Victorious (vv. 18–20).
9. The God Who Transforms (vv. 21–22).

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“The Entrance of the King” (Matthew 21:1–16)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Matthew 21:1–16 (NIV)

21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

      4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

      5 “Say to Daughter Zion,

     ‘See, your king comes to you,

     gentle and riding on a donkey,

     and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” 

     6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

     “Hosanna to the Son of David!”

     “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” 

     “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

    10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

    11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

    12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

    14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

    16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

       “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

       “‘From the lips of children and infants

          you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”

 1.  The Divine King (1–3)

 2.  The Promised King (4–5)

 3.  The Humble King (5–7)

 4.  The Honored King (8–11)

       a.  Hosanna to the Son of David!

       b.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

       c.   Hosanna in the highest heaven!

 5.  The Righteous King (12–13)

 6.  The Rejected King (14–16)

 7.  The Suffering-Redeemer King

 

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Titus 1:10–16

 

Titus 1:10–16 (NIV)

10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.  11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach-- and that for the sake of dishonest gain.  12 One of Crete's own prophets has said it: "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."  13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith  14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.  15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.  16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

 

Outline:

 

Faithful shepherds who know and love sound doctrine are needed (9):

 

  1. Because false teachers are prevalent (10).

 

  1. Because false teachers are smooth talkers who are actually rebellious, lazy, greedy, liars (10–12).

 

  1. Because false teachers must be silenced and rebuked to prevent their destructive influence on Christian homes and churches (11).

 

  1. Because some false teachers (or their followers) may be able to be reclaimed through rebuke and sound teaching (13–14).

 

  1. Because God’s people must be protected from false teachers who are beyond reclaiming as evidenced by their corrupted minds and consciences (15–16).

 

 

 

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“Called by Fire” (Exodus 3:1–10)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, April 2, 2017

 

Exodus 3:1–10 (NIV)

3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

             1.  God brings Moses to his holy mountain (v. 1).

              2.  God appears to Moses in a holy fire (vv. 2–3).

              3.  God calls Moses on holy ground (vv. 4–6).

              4.  God reveals his holy compassion for his people (vv. 7–9).

              5.  God commissions Moses with a holy calling (v. 10).

 

Main Idea: God is a holy God, who summons his servants to fulfill a holy calling: rescuing those in bondage from their oppression to become God’s holy people for his glory.

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“The Law of Creation and Conscience” (Romans 2:14–16)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday, April 2, 2017

 

Romans 2:12-16, NIV

12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.  13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.  14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law.  15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)  16 This will take place on the day when God judges people's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. 

 

  1. Everyone has an innate sense of right and wrong built into them by their Creator God (vv. 14–15; 1:18–20, 24–27).

 a.  This “natural moral law” is available in Creation and Conscience and is not dependent on having heard the Law of God or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 b.   This “natural moral law” exists, because people sometimes, inconsistently obey it.

 c.  This “natural moral law” has been attested by many cultures and civilizations throughout human history, giving evidence to its existence.

 d.  This “natural moral law” is attested to by the human conscience when it either excuses our behavior or condemns our behavior.

 

  1. This innate sense of right and wrong will leave everyone without an excuse for their sin on the Day of Judgment (vv. 14–15, 12a; 1:20).

 

20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-- his eternal power and divine nature-- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20, NIV)

 

  1. The occasional and inconsistent obedience of pagans to the natural moral law of God will serve as further condemnation on those who had access to God’s Word and did not obey it (vv. 12b–15).

 

46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?  47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? (Matt. 5:46-47, NIV)

 

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife. (1 Co. 5:1, NIV)

 

21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?  22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?  23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?  24 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you." (Romans 2:21-24, NIV)

 

  1. Everyone will be perfectly and exhaustively judged by God through Jesus Christ on the last day (v. 16).

 

10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve." (Jer. 17:10, NIV)

 

11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.  12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Heb. 4:11-13, NIV)

 

21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.  22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.  (John 5:21-23, NIV)

 

29 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone-- an image made by human design and skill.  30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.  31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead."  (Acts 17:29-31, NIV)

 

5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. (1 Co. 4:5, NIV)

 

10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Co. 5:10, NIV)

 

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“40 Years in the Wilderness” (Exodus 2:15–25)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, March 26, 2017

 

Exodus 2:15–25 (NIV)

15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.

18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, “Why have you returned so early today?”

19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”

20 “And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.”

21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,  saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”

23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.

 

  1. In God’s school of preparation: learning how to act for justice in the right way.

 

  1. In God’s school of preparation: learning how to live as a stranger in a foreign land.

 

  1. In God’s school of preparation: learning how to lead people by first being tested for 40 years in the ability to lead sheep.

 

  1. In God’s school of preparation: learning that God never forgets his covenant promises, and will always act in keeping with those promises.

 

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“Hearing Is Not Enough” (Romans 2:12–16), part 2

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday AM, March 26, 2017

 

Romans 2:12–16 (NIV)

12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

 

  1. On the last day, everyone will be judged based on their actual deeds (Rom 2:6, 11, 12).

 

  1. Merely possessing or hearing the Word of God will not be an advantage on the Day of Judgment (Rom 2:13).

 

  1. What will matter on the Day of Judgment will be actual deeds of righteousness, which will serve as evidence and fruit of Spirit-wrought faith (Rom 2:13).

 

5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. (Romans 2:5, NIV)

 

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Romans 6:22, NIV)

 

14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Heb. 12:14, NIV)

 

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation-- but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.  13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.  14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  (Romans 8:12-14, NIV)

 

7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.  8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.  9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  (Gal. 6:7-9, NIV)

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Titus 1:5–9

Titus 1:5–9 (NIV)
5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

5 Because of this I left you behind in Crete: that you might set in order (or, set right, correct) the things left unfinished and that you might appoint elders in every town, as I directed you, 6 if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having faithful (or, believing) children, not being accused of wild living or rebellion. 7 For it is necessary for an overseer to be above reproach as God's steward, not stubborn-willed (or, arrogant), not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully (or, argumentative), not greedy for money, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, self-controlled (in control of one's thoughts, thoughtful, prudent, measured), upright (just), holy (devout, pious), disciplined (in control of one's impulses and desires), 9 holding firmly to the faithful word as it has been taught, so that he will be able both to encourage (edify, exhort) with sound doctrine and to refute those who oppose it.

1.    The proper order of God’s church (5).
        a.    Setting in order what is unfinished
        b.    Appointing elders in every town

2.    The proper qualities of the leaders of God’s church (6–9).
        a.    Blameless in his home life
                i.    The husband of one wife
               ii.    Having faithful (or, believing) children
        b.    Blameless in his personal conduct
                i.    5 Negative Qualities:
                      1.    Not stubborn-willed or arrogant
                      2.    Not quick-tempered
                      3.    Not addicted to wine
                      4.    Not a bully or argumentative
                      5.    Not greedy for money
               ii.    6 Positive Qualities:
                      1.    Hospitable
                      2.    Loving what is good
                      3.    Self-controlled (in control of one’s thoughts)
                      4.    Upright – Just in his relationships with people
                      5.    Holy – Devout in his relationship with God
                      6.    Disciplined (in control of one’s impulses and desires)
        c.    Faithful in sound doctrine and able to teach it
                i.    Holding firmly to the faithful word as it has been taught
               ii.    Able to teach it:
                      1.    Able to encourage the saints with sound doctrine
                      2.    Able to refute/persuade the ‘opponents’

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“In God’s Time and in God’s Way” (Exodus 2:11–15)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, March 19, 2017

 

Exodus 2:11–15 (NIV)

11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”

14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”

15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.

 1.  The unfolding of God’s plan often seems very slow to us (11).

 20 "At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for by his family.  21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.  22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. (Acts 7:20-22, NIV)

 

2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.  3 My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?  4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.  (Psalm 6:2-4, NIV)

 

4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,  5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. (Gal. 4:4-5, NIV)

 

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isa. 40:28-31, NIV)

 2.  We must identify with our God and his covenant people, even if that means trading the pleasures of the world for the temporary sorrows of this life (11).

 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.  25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.  26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. (Heb. 11:24-26, NIV)

 3.  In our pursuit of God and his kingdom, let us not rashly rush ahead of God’s timing and pursue the right things in the wrong way (12–15).

 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. (Acts 7:25, NIV)

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“Hearing Is Not Enough” (Romans 2:12–16)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday AM, March 19, 2017

 

Romans 2:12–16 (NIV)

12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

 

  1. Everyone will face the just judgment of God, whether they had access to the Word of God or not (12).

 

  1. The level of access that people had to the Law of God will be taken into account on the Day of Judgment (12).

a.  Gentiles (or those who have not had God’s revelation) who sin will be judged by God on the last day, but it will be in accordance with the amount of light/revelation/truth that they had received=the knowledge of God in nature.

b.  Jews (or those who had access to God’s divine revelation) who sin will be judged by God on the last day, and it will be in accordance with the amount of light/revelation/truth that they had received=the Law.

c.  The severity of judgment will be determined in proportion to the light of revelation received.

 

47 "The servant who knows the master's will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.  48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Lk. 12:47-48, NIV)

 

  1. There is not a path of salvation on the basis of good deeds for Gentiles who have never heard God’s Word.

 

20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.  21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.  22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.  23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.  24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you." (Matt. 11:20-24, NIV)

 

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“The Birth of the Deliverer” (Exodus 2:1–10)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, March 12, 2017

 

Exodus 2:1–10 (NIV)

1 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.

Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”

“Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”

 

  1. God provides a deliverer for his people in bondage (2:1–2).

 

  1. God protects and delivers the deliverer from death (2:3–4).

 

  1. God providentially guides the deliverer to an unlikely caregiver (2:5–6).

 

  1. God prepares the deliverer for his future mission in the palace of his people’s captors (7–10).

 

Main Idea: In God’s perfect providential timing, he accomplishes his redemptive purposes by raising up a deliverer for his people.

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“The Impartial Justice of God” (Romans 2:6–11)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday AM, March 12, 2017

 

Romans 2:6–11 (NIV)

God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”  To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.

 

  1. The judgment of God is completely just and impartial (vv. 6, 11).

 a.  It is just because God’s judgment is rendered to each according to the same standard—each one’s deeds/works (v. 6).

 b.  It is impartial, because God’s judgment does not consider whether someone is Jew or Gentile or any other race or class of people (v. 11, also 9–10).

 

  1. The just and impartial justice of God leaves every human being with two, and only two, potential destinies (vv. 7–10).

 a.  Those who reject the truth and do evil will receive eternal judgment and wrath (vv. 8–9).

 b.  Those who embrace the truth in repentance and persevere in good works will receive eternal life (vv. 7, 10).

 

Main Idea: There are no exceptions to the fairness of God, so I really must repent.

 

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Titus 1:1–4 (NIV)

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,

To Titus, my true son in our common faith:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

 

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“Preservation through Persecution” (Exodus 1:8–22)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday PM, March 5, 2017

 

Exodus 1:8–22 (NIV)

Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”

11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.

15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”

19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”

20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.

22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”

 

  • God’s people may face times when our kindness is repaid with ingratitude and jealous hostility (8–10).

 

  • God’s people may face times of intense trial and persecution (11, 13–14).

 

  • God’s people can be assured of his continued preservation through persecution (12).

 

  • God’s people must act wisely and courageously to honor God’s law, even when it defies man’s law (15–19).

 

  • God’s people who act faithfully and courageously will receive abundant blessing from the Lord (20–21).

 

  • God’s people may face the most intense suffering and persecution just before the Lord comes to their aid to deliver them (22, cf., 13–14).
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“Hypocrites and Finger-Pointers” (Romans 2:1–5)

Pastor Cameron Jungels

Eastside Baptist Church

Sunday AM, March 5, 2017

 

Romans 2:1–5 (NIV)

2 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.

 

  1. Wrongly judging others in hypocrisy (1).

 

  1. Wrongly thinking we don’t deserve judgment, while others do (2–3).

 

  1. Wrongly thinking we deserve God’s kindness, while others don’t (4).

 

  1. Wrongly assuming our own righteousness, oblivious to our own hard hearts that will lead us to condemnation (5).

 

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Walking with God through Pain & Suffering
by Tim Keller

Chapter 16: Hoping

Revelation 21:1–4 (NIV)
1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

⦁    There is nothing more practical for sufferers than to have hope.
⦁    At the end of the Bible, we have the ultimate hope promised to the people of God—a material world in which all suffering is gone— “every tear wiped from our eyes.”
⦁    Revelation was written to people who were experiencing great suffering in the form of Roman persecution.

⦁    What did John offer his readers in the midst of suffering and persecution?
⦁    John gave them the ultimate hope—a new heavens and new earth that was coming.
⦁    This future hope motivated the early believers to maintain their faith and even forgive their tormentors.
⦁    The Christian faith grew and spread through persecution, because their hope was anchored to their future salvation.

⦁    Human beings are hope-shaped creatures.
⦁    The way you live now is controlled by what you believe about your future.
⦁    If you believe in a judgment day and a new heavens/new earth, it will radically shape how you live in the present, including how you deal with suffering.
⦁    Hope in our own efforts will fail us, but God’s future program—his eternal kingdom—will not fail us.

⦁    Future hope must be anchored in faith to the literal promises of God, trusting that the future will unfold as God has said it will.
⦁    If the early persecuted Christians could find hope in these future promises, then how much more should we, whose suffering is much less intense than theirs?
⦁    Jesus endured the cross and its suffering so that we might have the hope of eternal life with God.

Epilogue: 10 action steps
1)    We must recognize the varieties of suffering.
        a)    Brought on by wrong behavior: bring guilt and shame
        b)    Betrayals and attacks by others: bring anger and resentment
        c)    Universal forms of loss that occur to all: bring grief and fear
        d)    Large scale natural disasters
        e)    Horrendous evil: bring confusion and/or anger at God
2)    We must recognize differences in temperament between ourselves and other sufferers.
3)    We need to make room for weeping and true lament. Be honest with God and yourself about your sorrow.
4)    We need to be trusting God’s wisdom and his love in the midst of our grief.
5)    We need to be praying, bringing our complaints, struggles, and requests.
6)    We must be disciplined in our thinking, meditating on God’s truth.
7)    We should be willing to do some self-examining.
8)    We must be reordering our loves. Suffering reveals that there are things we love too much, or we love God too little in proportion to them.
9)    We should not neglect community. Suffering is isolating. The church is a community of support and encouragement.
10)    Some forms of suffering—particularly those due to our own failures or the mistreatment of others—require skill at receiving grace and forgiveness from God, and giving grace and forgiveness to others.

Romans 8:18–25 (NIV)

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

 

 

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