May 17, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs

May 17, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs

May 18, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Proverbs --- Fool-Proofing Your Family
1. Diagnose the cause (your heart) rather than the symptom (your communication)
2. Season your communication with gentleness, love, and the willingness to let offenses go
May 3, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs 5:1-7 (ESV)

May 3, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Proverbs 5:1-7 (ESV)

May 11, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: How to Have a Happy Marriage
1. Be aware of how unfaithfulness starts: communication & attraction
Proverbs 5:1-7
Proverbs 6:25
2. Be warned of the consequences of unfaithfulness: temporary & eternal
Proverbs 5:8-14
Proverbs 5:21-23
3. Embrace the gospel: horizontal & vertical
Proverbs 5:15-20

Proverbs 5:1-7 ESV

My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it. And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 6:25 ESV

Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes

Proverbs 5:8-14 ESV

Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner, and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed, and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors. I am at the brink of utter ruin in the assembled congregation.”

Proverbs 5:21-23 ESV

For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths. The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.

Proverbs 5:15-20 ESV

Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?
April 6, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Psalm 73 (ESV)

April 6, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Psalm 73 (ESV)

April 6, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: Songs of Hope - What Do You Do When Christianity Doesn’t Seem To Work?
Text: Psalm 73(ESV)
What do you do when Christianity doesn’t seem to work?
1. Take an eternal perspective
2. Run to God rather than away from Him
3. Remind yourself of the Good News

Psalms 73:1-5 ESV

Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.

Psalms 73:10-20 ESV

Therefore his people turn back to them, and find no fault in them. And they say, "How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?" Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches. All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence. For all the day long I have been stricken and rebuked every morning. If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed the generation of your children. But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end. Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin. How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors! Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when you rouse you

Psalms 73:23-28 ESV

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you. But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.


March 22, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Psalm 23 (ESV)

March 22, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Psalm 23 (ESV)

March 24, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: Songs of Hope
Text: Psalm 23 (ESV)
Don’t be afraid because...
1. The Warrior-Shepherd is with you
2. The Warrior-Shepherd will defeat your enemies
3. The Warrior-Shepherd will bring you safely home
Psalms 23:1-6 ESV

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

March 15, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Matthew 5:13-24

March 15, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Matthew 5:13-24

March 15, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: How Jesus Fulfills the Law
Text: Matthew 5:13-24 (ESV)
Real Righteousness = - Sin - The Cause + Love
Steal > Covet > Give
Murder > Hate > Forgive & Reconcile
Adultery > Lust > Purity & Faithful to Spouse
Lying > Avoid Consequences > > Truth-telling
Jesus fulfills the law by producing real, loving righteousness in His followers
Matthew 5:13-24 ESV

13 "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. 14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. 17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

March 1, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Judges 13:1-5

March 1, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - Judges 13:1-5

March 4, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: Jesus Hero of the Bible
Text: Judges 13:1-5
1. You could be gradually ruining your life and not even see it
The Judges Cycle
Sin > Judged > Repent > Saved > Repeat
2. God offers you another chance through Jesus
Judges 13:1-5 ESV

And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord gave them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years. There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and had no children. And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, "Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines."


Judges 14:1-3 ESV

Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. Then he came up and told his father and mother, "I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah. Now get her for me as my wife." But his father and mother said to him, "Is there not a woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes."


Judges 16:19-30 ESV

19 She made him sleep on her knees. And she called a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him. 20 And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the Lord had left him. 21 And the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles. And he ground at the mill in the prison. 22 But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved. 23 Now the lords of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to rejoice, and they said, "Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand." 24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god. For they said, "Our god has given our enemy into our hand, the ravager of our country, who has killed many of us." 25 And when their hearts were merry, they said, "Call Samson, that he may entertain us." So they called Samson out of the prison, and he entertained them. They made him stand between the pillars. 26 And Samson said to the young man who held him by the hand, "Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them." 27 Now the house was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there, and on the roof there were about 3,000 men and women, who looked on while Samson entertained. 28 Then Samson called to the Lord and said, "O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes." 29 And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other. 30 And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." Then he bowed with all his strength, and the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he had killed during his life.

February 23, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - 2 Samuel 9:1-13

February 23, 2020 - Dr. Jon Akin - 2 Samuel 9:1-13

February 28, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Title: Jesus Hero of the Bible
Text: 2 Samuel 9:1-13
Do unto others as has been done unto you
1. What’s been done to you? You’ve been shown mercy
2. What should you do to others? Show mercy
2 Samuel 9:1-13 ESV

And David said, "Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant." And the king said, "Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?" Ziba said to the king, "There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet." The king said to him, "Where is he?" And Ziba said to the king, "He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar." Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, "Mephibosheth!" And he answered, "Behold, I am your servant." And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always." And he paid homage and said, "What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?" Then the king called Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson. 10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master's grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master's grandson shall always eat at my table." Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then Ziba said to the king, "According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do." So Mephibosheth ate at David's table, like one of the king's sons. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba's house became Mephibosheth's servants. 13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king's table. Now he was lame in both his feet.

February 9, 2020 - Rev. Richard Taylor - Jonah 3:1-3

February 9, 2020 - Rev. Richard Taylor - Jonah 3:1-3

February 12, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Text: Jonah 3:1-3
Title: Kingdom Missions & Disobedient Missionaries
I. Jonah had a Clear Call from God.
II. Jonah disobeyed God.
III. Jonah discovers that there are consequences for disobeying God.
IV. The Negative Environment is Necessary to get Jonah’s attention.
V. Jonah receives a second chance. 3:1
VI. Jonah is known more for his Disobedience than by the Impact of his ministry.
Conclusion: What does God want from Jonah? God wanted Jonah’s “Yes”
Jonah 3:1-3 NKJV

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent.

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