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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Jan 21

Pastor Tony Costa preaches from the book of Joshua, chapters 5 and 6.

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Jan 02

Pastor Costa's sermon is from Luke 1:38, and reflects on Mary's response of obedience to God, in spite of not understanding everything.

"God’s call for our lives most of the time will shake us from our comfort. It will put us in places, challenging us in doing things we never dreamed of, and things that we cannot do on our own."

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Dec 18

Pastor Tony preaches from Isaiah 8:19 - 9:7

1. Messiah's Nature

a) was born - His humanity

b) was given - His deity

2. Messiah's titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace

3. Messiah's Kingdom

a) Eternal

b) of justice and righteousness

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Dec 11

Pastor Tony preaches on Galatians 4:4-5

Outline:

1. When?  "in the fullness of time"  (Acst. 3:19-21)

2. Who? "God sent His Son" (John chapters 7,8

3. How?

a) "born of a woman"

1. His humanity wass unique

2. His humanity was real - Heb. 2:14-17

3. His humanity was perfect - Luke 1:35; Heb. 7:26

b) "born under the law" - 3:10-13

4. Why?

a) "to redeem" - 3:13; Matt. 20:28

b) "that we might receive the Adoption as sons"

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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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