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Scott LaPierre - Senior pastor, author, and conference speaker
Scott LaPierre - Senior pastor, author, and conference speaker

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https://buff.ly/2FE1219 Haman and Mordecai’s Struggle that Began in Rebekah’s Womb – Part II

There’s a depth to Scripture that we don’t see on the surface. If we study, and make connections between books, we’ll see threads that weave over centuries and validate Scripture.

I want to invite you to see is that the conflict that takes place between Mordecai and Haman, or between the Jews and Agagites or Amalekites began in Rebekah’s womb hundreds of years earlier.
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https://buff.ly/2DgtTal A very special Sunday as we installed one new elder and three new deacons

1 Samuel 30:1-24 & John 10:11-15—Serving and Caring for the Flock

Lesson 1: The ______ __________ our proportion instead of our portion (1 Sam 30:24 cf. Matt 25:20-23; Pro 20:6).

Lesson 2: In ________ ______ the greatest service is done in secret (Matt 6:1-7, 16-18).

Lesson 3: Undershepherds look to the ________ _____________ for our example (Matt 9:36; 1 Pet 5:4; Heb 13:20; John 10:11-15).

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Memory Verses: Isaiah 41:10

Day 1: Read 1 Samuel 30 and discuss: Why did David make the announcement he made in verses 23-24? What was his motivation? Put yourselves in the shoes of those who stayed behind. What reaction might you have to David? What matters more in God’s kingdom: outward activity or inner faithfulness? Busy-ness or fruitfulness?

Day 2: Read Rom 12:8, 1 Cor 12:28, Matt 6:1-18 and discuss: Does it matter whether service is visible or “in secret”? Is it absolute? - that is, must ALL service be done in secret? Why or why not? What other Scriptures could you use to justify your position? Regarding the work of deacons, why does this matter? In what specific ways can you pray for the deacons?

Day 3: Read John 10:1-15 and discuss: What is the Good Shepherd like? Why should elders look to Him as an example? In what specific ways can you pray for the elders?
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https://buff.ly/2QXnjy1 - Sunday's sermon on Isaiah 9:6-7...

This Child...

Lesson 1: Was born __ ____ (Isa 9:6a cf. Heb 2:9, Col 1:22).

Lesson 2: Is the perfect ________________ (Isa 9:6b; John 2:24-25).

Lesson 3: Is ____ (Isa 9:6c).

Lesson 4: Is ____________ (Isa 9:6d; John 8:58; Heb 13:8; Mic 5:2).

Lesson 5: Offers ________ (Isa 9:6e; Luke 2:14; Isa 2:4, 11:6-8; Rom 5:1, 10; Isa 53:5; John 14:27; Phil 4:6-7).

Lesson 6: Is the ______________ ______ to David’s throne (Isa 9:7; Luke 1:31-32, 2:4).

Lesson 7: Is given __ ________________ (Isa 9:6a).

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Memory Verses: Matthew 22:37-39

Day 1: Read Isaiah 9:6-7 and discuss: Why didn’t God send an angel, instead of his only Son, Jesus? Aside from from Heb. 2:9 and Col. 1:22, what other places in the Bible provide answers to this question? Also: why was it necessary that Jesus was - aside from his deity - also truly human?

Day 2: Read Isaiah 9:6-7 and discuss: Why does verse 6 say the government shall be upon his shoulder? How can a child be a “Wonderful Counselor”

Day 3: Read Isaiah 9:6-7 and discuss: Why is “Mighty God” a comforting title for Jesus? For what reasons is that title connected to “Wonderful Counselor”? What does “Everlasting Father” mean in relation to Jesus?
What Child Is This?
What Child Is This?
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https://buff.ly/2EuXA8o - Sunday's Sermon on Matthew 25:24-30 God's Goodness and Severity, looking at the third servant. His unfaithfulness makes him a sobering example...

Lesson 1: Knowing ____ is __________ makes us more accountable (Matt 25:24-27; Rom 11:22).

Lesson 2: People can __ __________, because of what they DON’T do (Matt 25:26; Jam 4:17).

Lesson 3: Use—or lose—______ ________ (Matt 13:12, 25:28-29; Heb 4:11-12).

Lesson 4: ______________ servants produce, but _______________ servants don’t (Matt 25:30; Jam 2:17).

Lesson 5: Believers and unbelievers both _________________ ______________ (Matt 25:21-30; Rom 8:32).

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Memory Verses: 1 John 3:1-2

Day 1: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: Regarding “I will set you over much”, what is revealed about the Master’s (God’s) character? Consider your current thoughts about God. Do you view him as one who is gracious and good and loves to lavish his children with gifts? Or do you view him as a miserly old Scrooge?

Day 2: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: How do we please God according to this parable? (HINT: look at his response as he received the return from each of his faithful servants). Regarding your roles and responsibilities tomorrow, how can you please God? What two or three concrete actions can you take to be “faithful” tomorrow?

Day 3: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: Typically, we think people are wicked for what they do. What about in this parable - who was “wicked” here and why was he called “wicked”?
God’s Goodness and Severity
God’s Goodness and Severity
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Interested in following me on BookBub to be alerted when I publish a new book, or to learn when there's a deal? Here you go: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/scott-lapierre
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My interview with Kellie Frazier is showing now, and it looks like it will be up for the next 1.5 days. Check it out now if you have time! I hope it encourages you in your service for the Lord.
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Check out this great post from my wife, giving you lots of great gift ideas for Christmas. Especially good for people (like me) who are terrible at picking out gifts!
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Kellie Frazier wanted to interview me about my work as an author and speaker. You can catch my interview, as well as the interviews from the other guests by signing up at this link. Additionally, each interviewee offers listeners a free gift. Hope you tune in! https://buff.ly/2EfYntJ
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https://buff.ly/2C1UHub Sunday's sermon: Matthew 25:20-23—The Stewardship of Outreach - Part II

Lesson 1: The Lord judges our __________________ versus our ____________, (Part II) so we ________ ______ to compare ourselves with others (Matt 25:20-23a; 2 Cor 10:12).

Lesson 2: Experiencing our ______________ ____ is part of our reward (Luke 15:3-10, 20-25 cf. Matt 25:23b).

Four practical suggestions to help WCC grow in outreach:

Pray for WCC to grow in this area.
Pray for wisdom for the elders to be sensitive to God’s leading.
Pray about who God would have you invite to church.
Find ways for your home fellowship to focus on outreach.
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https://buff.ly/2AOYPfo Sunday's sermon using The Parable of the Talents to help @woodlandchristianchurch grow in the area of outreach. When we recognize we're stewards of the Gospel, we've motivated to be evangelistic...

Matthew 25:14-19—The Stewardship of Outreach - Part I

Lesson 1: We are ______________ of the __________ (1 Thes 2:4; 1 Cor 4:1-2).

Lesson 2: We’re ________________ ______________ for the work the Master wants us to do (Matt 25:14-15; 1 Pet 4:10; Luke 12:48).

Lesson 3: ____________________________ leads to unfaithfulness (Matt 25:16-17).

Lesson 4: We all fail, but the sin is ____ __________ (Matt 25:18; Pro 24:16; Psa 37:24, 145:14; Mic 7:8).

Lesson 5: Our ________________________—versus our sin—is judged (Matt 25:19; Rom 14:10; 2 Cor 5:10)

Four practical suggestions to help WCC grow in outreach:

Pray for WCC to grow in this area.
Pray for wisdom for the elders to be sensitive to God’s leading.
Pray about who God would have you invite to church.
Find ways for your home fellowship to focus on outreach.
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Memory Verses: Matthew 20:26-28

Day 1: Read 1 Cor. 4:1-2 and discuss: Upon what basis is the gospel one of our most important stewardships? What difference should this make in your daily life? Are you a faithful steward? If not, who could you ask for help? Who can train you up to be a faithful steward of the gospel?

Day 2: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: Why do we give gifts? Why does God? (See also 1 Peter 4:10) What are two ways the Lord “evens out” the distribution of talents?

Day 3: Read Matthew 25:14-30 and discuss: What small detail related to timing does Matthew present in verse 16? What is the significance of this detail? Evaluate yourself, prayerfully: how do you establish priorities? What factors come into play as you make your decisions? About which things do you procrastinate?
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