Mar 06

Pastor Costa continues the series in 1 Kings 19:1-18

A. The prophet discouraged (vs. 1-7)

Isaiah 30:7, 15, 16

Tiresome; discouragement; loneliness

B. The prophet restored (vs. 8-18)

1. Listen to the Word (II Tim. 3:16; Psalm 119:49,50

2. Look up to the Lord

3. Return to the place of service (Rev. 2:5)

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Feb 27

Prayer: Pastor Tony Costa  continues in 1 Kings 18:29-46

"The chief purpose of prayer is that God will be glorified in the answer" - R.A. Torrey

1. The Preparation for Prayer - v. 30

a. confession (Ps. 32:5; 66:18; Isaiah 1:15

b. humility

2. The Purpose of Prayer - v. 39

3. The Priority of Prayer

a. 1 Tim. 2:1,8

4. Th ePrinciples of Prayer

a. no doubt (faith) - James 1:5-7

b. do not generalize (focus)

c. do not give up (perseverance) Luke 18:1; Rom. 12:12; 1 Thess. 5:17

5. The Power of Prayer

a. in you - v. 46; Isaiah 40:30,31

b. around you - v. 45

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Feb 19

Pastor Costa continues his series from 1 Kings 18:30-40

3. Consecration - vs. 30-35

4. Confirmation - vs. 36-40

"By delay of repentance, sin strengthens and the heart hardens."  Thomas Watson

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Feb 19

Pastor Tony Costa preaches from 1 Kings 18:17-29

1. Conviction - vs. 17-21

(Matt. 6:24; Rev. 3:15,16; James 1:8; Josh. 24:15

2. Confrontation - vs. 22-29

II Thes. 1:9; Heb. 12:29; Psalm 2:4; Prov. 1:24-28

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Feb 19

Pastor Tony Costa preaches on 1 Kings 18:17-29

"Revival comes to scorch before it heals."  Anonymous

Outline:

1. Conviction - vs. 17-21

(Matt. 6:24; Rev. 3:15,16; James 1:8; Josh. 24:15)

2. Confrontation - vs. 22-29

(II. Thess. 1:9; Heb. 12:29; Psalm 2:4; Prov. 1:24-28

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Feb 08

Pastor Tony Costa preaches from 1 Kings 17:17-24

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Dec 04

In the final sermon in this series, Pastor Tony preaches on the hope that Jude concludes his epistle with. (Jude 24-25)

Outline:

Grown in the knowledge of our Lord

a) He will make us persevere (Phil. 1:6; John 6:37-40

* to keep is literally "to watch over" (Ps. 121; John 10:27-29; 1 Cor. 1:8,9)

8 our assurance is based on Christ's work (Rom. 8:31-39; Heb. 7:25

b) He will make us perfect(1 Pet. 5:10)

* Blameless - used of sacrifices - (1 Pet. 1:18,19; Eph. 5:27

* Heaven will be inhabited by perfect holy people only (Rev. 21:27; I Thess. 3:13

* From election to glorification all glory belongs to Him

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Nov 27

In the seventh of an eight part series on Jude and the topic of apostasy, Pastor Tony Costa brings us good news from this epistle.

Outline:

I. Grow in grace - vs. 20-23   (Philippians 2:12,13)

A. Looking iIn

1. Build yourselves - v.20 (II peter 1:5-8

2. Pray - v. 20 (Rom. 8:26,27; I Cor. 2:9-11

3. Keep yourselves - v. 21 (John 15:9-11; 1 John 2:5)

B. Looking Up - v. 21

4. Await

C. Looking Around

5. Have Mercy - v. 22 - the doubters

6. Save Them - the deceived v. 23 (Amos 4;11; Zac 3:2; matt. 10:16; Rev. 3:1,4)

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Nov 20

Pastor Tony Costa continues the series on apostasy, in Jude 14-19

"The more light you have received, the more severe will be your judgment if you reject the truth"

Outline:

1. Judgment - v 14-16  Enoch's Prophesy

a) the Coming    b) the Company  Matt. 13:41,42,49,50; 24:31; 25:31

c) the Condemnation (grumblers, complainers, arrogant, flatterers)

2. Discernment - vs. 17-19

II Tim. 3:1-5

Scoffers, divisive, soulish, devoid of spiritual life

I. Cor. 2:13,14

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Nov 11

Pastor Tony Costa continues in Jude vs. 8-13, giving the definition, demise, and description of apostates.

1. The Definition - vs. 8-10

a) Delusional thinking. Jer. 23: 28-32; Col. 2:18,19

b) Disregard for authority - II Peter 2:10,11

c) Defiling the flesh (immoral) - II Peter 2:12; Jude v. 19

2. The Demise - v. 11

a) Cain - "his way" - Gen. 4:1-5; Prov. 16:25

b) Balaam - "his error"  Num. 22-24

c) Korah - "his rebellion"  Num. 16

3. The Description

a) hidden reefs; b) waterless clouds; c) fruitless autumn trees; d) wild sea waves; e) wandering stars

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