Week 4: Demand #13 – Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart

Demand #13: Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart – Luke 18:1-8 Memory Verse: "Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart." Luke 18:1   What type of anticipation do we have for Christ’s return? He promised that He is coming back quickly. The Bible says that we are living in the last days. Yet we can easily become discouraged....
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Week 3: Demand #12 – Worship God in Spirit and Truth

Demand #12: Worship God in Spirit and Truth Memory Verse: "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:24     "It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’" With these words of conviction from the heart of the Old Testament law the Lord Jesus, the perfect man, repulsed the temptation of Satan....
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Week 2: Demand #11 – Fear Him

Demand #11: Fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell Memory Verse: "Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28   The context in Matthew 10 is one of anticipation of persecution in light of the upcoming mission of proclamation of the truth on the part of the...
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Week 1: Demand #10 – Rejoice and Leap for Joy

Demand #10: Rejoice and Leap for Joy Memory Verse: "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." Matthew 13:44   Where is our treasure? Are we characterized by joy and rejoicing in our Christian life? Do we value the great salvation which we enjoy? Christ wants...
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Commands of Christ Course Outlines – Fall 2008

COMMANDS OF CHRIST COURSE OUTLINE FALL 2008 Hope Bible Church Main Resource: What Jesus Demands from the World by Dr. John Piper Additional Resource: short selections from Systematic Theology by Dr. Wayne Grudem Week 1 – September 7, 2008: Demand #10 – REJOICE AND LEAP FOR JOY – Matt 13:44–46 "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man...
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Week 9: Demand #9 – Love God

Demand #9: Love God With All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Memory Verse: "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." Mark 12:30   What is our top priority as followers of Jesus Christ – those desiring to obey his commandments? Where should we focus? I. Exposition of Primary Text...
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