Audio: The Achievement of Grace

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How Christ Works in His Body
1 Corinthians 13.8-13
Matthew Raley (6-28-15)

In this series we have seen that the Holy Spirit is sovereign over the church, working grace-events in all of our lives individually and weaving us together so that we all contribute to the common good. Paul taught that sinful individuality devalues the work of the Spirit. The “more excellent way” is love. Love flows out of an individuality that is rooted in Christ.

Today we will see that everything the Spirit does to create love will last eternally. The question we will be asking is, “How do we live this life of love?”

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June 28, 2015 Website Sermon Outline

Audio: The Goal of Grace

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Crosses, by Michal Zacharzewski via rgbstock.com

How Christ Works in His Body
1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Matthew Raley (6-21-15)

Why is the Spirit of Christ making grace events happen in the body of Christ? We know that he is bringing every individual believer into his design for the common good. But what is the theme of that design? What is the goal of grace? In today’s message we will see that the answer to that question is found in chapter 13.

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June 21, 2015 Website sermon outline

Audio: The Flow of Grace

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How Christ Works in His Body
1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Matthew Raley (6-14-15)

How does the grace of God in Christ flow through his body? Does it move through hierarchy, or does it move freely?

As the structure of the flow of water is defined by gravity, so the flow of the grace through the church has structure and direction. Today, we will look at that structure in detail. In doing so, we will find out the secret to rebuilding trust within churches.

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June 14, 2015 Website Sermon Outline

Audio: Individuality in God’s Grace

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How Christ Works in His Body
1 Corinthians 12:14-26
Matthew Raley (6-7-15)

Hands aren’t built to see. Eyes aren’t built to walk. To expect otherwise is foolish. In today’s message we will learn how a healthy, strong Christ-centered view of individuality is the basis for a strong and unified body of believers.

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June 7, 2015 Website Sermon Outline

Audio: The Variety of Grace

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How Christ Works in His Body
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Matthew Raley (5-31-15)

Christ is the artist. He has command over the paint. He chooses a variety of colors and decides where to place them for the sake of the work he has imagined. In today’s passage we see that the goal of Christ’s work in his body is “the common good”.

What are your hopes for the future? How big is your imagination? When you think about your life, and the work of God in it, how focused are you on the common good?

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May 31, 2014 sermon website outline

Audio: The Lamb Most Worthy

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Glorious Sky, photo by Kevin Tuck via http://www.rgbstock.com

Revelation 5
Heath Jarrett (5-24-15)

Where in the Scripture do you go when you think about the church’s motivation for missions? What vision do we need as we face our own lives and trials?

Those are among the questions, Heath Jarrett, head of the CGB Missions Team, will be addressing as he turns our eyes toward John’s vision of Christ on His throne in Revelation 5.

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May 24, 2015 Website Sermon Outline

The Spirit Is Providential

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How Christ Works in His Body
1 Corinthians 12:1-31
Matthew Raley (5-10-15)

Last week we saw that the Holy Spirit is sovereign over the body of Christ. He is utterly free to assert his will, and he uses that freedom.

To say that God is free to do what he wants is to prompt the question we will be asking in today’s message: “How does God use that freedom?” He might, like many humans, use His freedom to be cruel. But Paul teaches that the Spirit of Christ uses his freedom to do good for the body. The character of the Spirit’s power is providential.

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May 10, 2015 Website sermon outline