Nov 04

Pastor Tony Costa continues in Jude as he clarifies the implications of verse 7 regarding homosexuality

Outline:

A. What the word of God says:

1. God created gender for a reason- Gen. 1:28; 2:18-25

2. God condemns homosexuality as a sin - Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:26,27

3. God only blessed heterosexual marriages

4. Homosexuality is an expression of self-worship- Col. 3:5,6; Rom. 1:23-28

B. What the culture says:

1. "How can it be so wrong if it feels so right?" - 1 Cor. 6:18-20

2. "It's biological... I was born this way" - Mark 7:21-23' 1 Cor. 6:10, 11; Romans 6:11,12; 2 Cor. 5:17

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Oct 30

Pastor Tony Costa continues this series, covering Jude 4-7

Outline:

1. Their entry (II Peter 2:1, Matt. 13:24,25)

2. Their error (Titus 2:11, 12; 1 Cor. 10:11)

a. Subverting the grace of God (Gal. 5:13; I Peter 2:16; Rom. 6:1,2)

b. Denying the Lordship of Christ (Titus 1:16)

3. Their Sentence

a. The Israelites (Num. 14:26-38)

b. the fallen angels (II Peter 2:4)

The Sodomites (II Peter 2:6)

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Oct 22

Pastor Tony Costa continues in the book of Jude, verse 3

The admonition:

repeated by Paul - 1 Tim. 6:20; II Tim. 1:13,14

repeated by John - II John vs. 9-11

to contend is literally "to agonize"

* What is meant by "the Faith?"

given - completed past action: Rev. 22:18,19

the Gospel is the facts regarding the Person of Jesus: 1 Cor. 15: 1-8

*Truth is exclusive - John 14:6; Acts 4;1

"I cannot endure false doctrine, however neatly it may be put before me.  Would you have me to eat poisoned meat because the dish is of the choicest ware?" (C. H. Spurgeon)

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Oct 15

Pastor Antonio Costa begins a series from the epistle of Jude:  Jude 1,2

Outline:

-A mark of these last days- v. 18; II. Tim. 3:1-5 -Apostates are false apostles - II Cor. 11:13 - Three times Jude calls them "ungodly" - vs. 4, 15, 18 - They don't serve Jesus; they serve themselves - Rom. 16:18

1. The Author- v1a brother of James and of our Lord - Mark 6;3

2. The Audience - v. 1b,2

a) We are called: II Tim. 1:8,9; John 10:3,4

b) We are loved: Deut. 7:7,8; John 13:1

c) We are kept: John 10:27,28; Rom. 8:31-39

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