Posted by: SGBCjax | July 27, 2015

The Great Shepherd of the Sheep ~ John 10:1-30

Our heavenly Father, as we look as some very familiar passages to all of us today, Lord, I pray that through the power of your Holy Spirit, Lord, give us new and fresh insights, Lord.  We know that your word is powerful and dynamic and able to change hearts and change lives, Father.  We know your word is the same; we find new truths in it every time we open it, Father.  That’s my prayer today, Lord, that you would allow us to see things that we’ve never seen before in your word, Father, and give us application like Mike said.  Thank you, Father, for this time.  May your Holy Spirit now open our hearts, Lord, so we might receive what you have for us today.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Title:  The Great Shepherd of the Sheep
Series: Eddy
Speaker:  Mike Eddy
Scripture:  John 10:1-30
Type:  Sermon

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Posted by: SGBCjax | July 20, 2015

Merciful Savior ~ Titus 2:15-3:7

Merciful Savior, you train us by your grace according to your holy Law.  You have secured our favorable position before you through the blood of Christ, and through the out-pouring of your Holy Spirit we are re-born and renewed in Christ.  I pray that you would bring honor and glory to your holy Name as you by your Holy Spirit work your character in and through your people. Amen & Amen

Title: Merciful Savior
Series: Titus
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Titus 2:15-3:7
Type:  Sermon

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Father God, You are our all knowing, omniscient God.  We are only able to come this morning in prayer because Christ has provided us this wonderful privilege by His life, death and resurrection.  Thank you.  Thank you for prayer, LORD.  Thank you for this glorious access into your presences.  We confess, Lord, we take this wonderful gift far too lightly far too often.  We even ignore prayer and neglect this magnificent benefit because of our tenacious independent rebellion and to our shame.  Lord, grant us hearts of faith, repentance, hope, joy coming to you often in prayer, communicating with you, lingering in your blessed presence as we pray to you, our Father through Jesus Christ our Savior by the stirring of your Spirit our Comforter.  Amen & Amen

Title: Kingdom Living:  Righteous Praying & Impressing God
Series: Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 6:7-8
Type:  Sermon

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Father God, You are our Father.  You see all our actions and you see into our very hearts.  You know what we need before we even ask for it.  Lord, you hear us when we call upon your name.  LORD God, thank you for allowing us to call upon your name through Jesus Christ.   Help us, LORD, we can even mess up something as glorious and precious as prayer.  So open our eyes to see your Word rightly this morning.  Open our ears that we might hear and that faith will spring up in our hearts through the preaching of your Word.  Teach us to pray, Lord, that we might walk as your disciples for your names sake and for your glory.  Amen & Amen

Title: Kingdom Living:  Righteous Praying & Impressing Others
Series: Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 6:5-6
Type:  Sermon

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Posted by: SGBCjax | June 28, 2015

Kingdom Living: Righteous Giving ~ Matthew 6:1-4

Almighty God, You are our righteous God who gives and sees. You are our God of mercy. Your mercies are new everyday. A sure testimony of these new mercies for us this morning is that you have gathered us here to hear, sing, pray and receive your promises from your Word. Thank you, Father. Thank you for showing us amazing mercy in midst of our sin and rebellion. Thank you for lavishing your mercy upon us day-to-day. We confess our hearts are far more stingy. Our giving is often rooted in our own gain and our own glory. We are constantly calculating our giving to determine if what we do is worth it. Lord, remind us again this morning of the measure of your mercy toward us and cause us to give out of our wonder and joy and confidence in this glorious mercy declared in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Amen & Amen

Title: Kingdom Living:  Righteous Giving
Series: Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 6:1-4
Type:  Sermon

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Posted by: SGBCjax | June 21, 2015

Kingdom Living: Be Perfect ~ Matthew 5:48

Almighty God, You are perfect.  You possess all glory, excellence, majesty, supremacy, dominion, preeminence and authority and you will possess all these perfectly for eternity.  We confess our desperate attempts to be important.  We concede before you, O LORD, our frantic rushing around and assumed busyness have more to do with our attempts to display our value to others than with our calendars or schedules.   Lord, thank you for being our heavenly Father.  One who loves us and cares for us.  One who provides and protects and nurtures us toward faithfulness and devotion.  We ask, Father, for your help as we seek to reflect your perfection to the world around us.  We can’t do this apart from the cross of Christ and your Spirit empowering us for this glorious task.  Give us eyes to see and ears to hear your Word this morning.  Stir us I pray, Father, toward loving devotion and adoration for your perfection in us this morning.  Amen & Amen

Title: Kingdom Living:  Be Perfect
Series: Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 5:48
Type:  Sermon

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Almighty God, You are love.  You love us.  For in sending your only Son into the world you have manifested your perfect, amazing love.  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent Jesus, his Son, to be the propitiation for our sins.  O what love that while we were yet sinners, enemies of the cross, Christ died for us.   By your Spirit reveal and expose our definition of love, our aim and end for loving others.   Take to us the cross again this morning, LORD, reminding us of your loving us to the end, loving us by giving.   Loosen our grip of the things of the world, our comforts, our pleasures, our toys which keep us from loving others and grant us eyes to see the love of God in the person of Jesus Christ, our Savior and loving LORD. Amen & Amen

Title: Kingdom Living:Loving Enemies & Praying for Persecutors
Series: Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 5:43-47
Type:  Sermon

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Almighty God,  you are Just.  All that you do displays your perfect justice.  We confess our inner longings for our rights, what we deserve and what we have earned would lead to our condemnation and ruin.  We would all rightly perish under your righteous and just judgment.  And yet while never once denying your perfect justice you have shown us great mercy and grace in Christ.  You, Father God, showed us your righteousness through Christ.  For in Christ you proved yourself both just and the justifier of those who place their faith in Christ.  O what love is this that you might receive my shame, guilt, wrath and that I might receive your mercy, grace and steadfast love.  Help us LORD for you have called us to live this kind of sacrificial love and to show this kind of scandalous mercy.  Reveal to our hearts again this morning, by the power of your Spirit, this glorious gospel message and grant us grace that we might seek to love as we have been loved. We ask this in our Savior’s righteous and just name, Jesus Christ.  Amen & Amen  

Title: Kingdom Living: Retribution & Kingdom Justice
Series: Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 5:38-42
Type:  Sermon

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Almighty God,  you are Faithful and True.  You are trustworthy.  You are fixed and firm and sure in all your ways.  You are the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due change.  Grant us I pray, LORD, that we might turn from the lies and false idols we often build our lives upon and instead trust you our living and true God.   Lord, help us see and trust your truth as we look to Christ by faith this morning.  Our world is filled with shades of truth and half truths.  Help us, Lord.  We have become far too comfortable in this world of mirrors and delusions.  Lord, grant us faith that we might know you, believe you and abide in your truth.  May your grace abound here this morning & strengthen each of us to walk in your truth through Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life.  Amen & Amen

Title:  Kingdom Living: Obscure Oaths and Truth Speaking
Series:  Sermon on the Mount
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 5:33-37
Type:  Sermon

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Almighty God,  you are faithful.  You are faithful.  You alone are faithful. Your mercy, loving kindness, and steadfast love endures from generation to generation.  O how faithful you are to your people.  Thank you for never retraining your mercy from us but instead lavishing us with your mercy, your steadfast covenant love and faithfulness.  These alone will preserve us in our lives, in our relationships, in our marriages.  O bring us I pray, O LORD, this morning to the cross and remind us again of our great sin, indeed our faithlessness, and your great salvation.  We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, the Faithful One.  Amen & Amen

Title:  Kingdom Living: Divorce & Remarriage
Series: Sermon on the Mount / Foundations For Biblical Marriage
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Matthew 5:31-32
Type:  Sermon

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Almighty LORD God, thank you for giving.   Giving us your creation.  Giving us your Word.  Giving us your Spirit.  Giving us this congregation.  Giving us marriage.  Giving us Jesus Christ.  Help us, Father, this morning as we hear and consider together your amazing covenant love for us that we might know and rest in your steadfast love for us and trust in your faithfulness toward us.  Amen & Amen

Title:  Biblical Marriage
Series:  Foundations for Biblical Marriage
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Various Texts
Type:  Sermon

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Posted by: SGBCjax | May 10, 2015

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood ~ Gen. 2:18-24

Almighty LORD God, thank you for giving us your word, for helping us Father, for we are so apt to misrepresent and misunderstand the very basic and fundamental truths of your Word.  Lord we know that if they were not fixed in this book, and if you had not spoken, Father, we would be groping around in our own foolishness.  This morning we come thanking you not only giving us a book but also for providing us the opportunity to gather and to hear from this book, proclaimed.  Father, will you strengthen me for this task.  I pray your Spirit will come and grant me clarity, boldness, steadfastness.  I pray this morning as well for those who are here.   I pray that you will allow them to be careful, very careful, to pay attention to your Word.  For these are the very words of God.  So help us Father that we may not receive these as mere words from men.  But what they are the very words from our God.  I pray we will be careful to bow & submit our hearts to your authority, the word given to us here this morning.  We ask you will do this for your name’s sake.  Amen & Amen

Title:  Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Series:  Foundations for Biblical Marriage
Speaker:  Shane Waters
Scripture:  Genesis 2:18-24
Type:  Sermon

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