How is your Heart? Part III

Part III of series by Brother David Briggs.

Matt 5:6

How is your Heart? Part II

Part II of series by Brother David Briggs.

Matt 5:5

How is your Heart? Part I

Part I series by Brother David Briggs.

Matt 5:1-4

Choices

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Luke 19:10

Let's Major on the Majors, Part IV!

Part 4 of an multi part sermon by Brother David Briggs.

Micah 6:1-8

All To The Glory of God

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

I Cor 10:31

Isaiah's Holy God

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Isaiah 6:1-8

Detours

A standalone sermon by Brother Scott Pospisil.

Exodus 13:5,17-22

Let's Major on the Majors, Part III!

Part 3 of an multi part sermon by Brother David Briggs. We had technical difficulties in recording this sermon and lost the recorded version.

Col 1:9-14

Winning the Battle

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Romans 8:1-14

God's Priorities

A standalone sermon by Brother Scott Pospisil.

Luke 2:41-52

Let's Major on the Majors, Part II!

Part 2 of a multi part sermon by Brother David Briggs.

Romans 8:1-31

Let's Major on the Majors, Part I!

Part 1 of a multi part sermon by Brother David Briggs.

Luke 10:38-40

Fellowship in the Church

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Acts 2:20-42

The Effects of the Cross of Christ

A standalone sermon by Brother David Briggs.

I Cor 2:1-5

Fake News & Alt Facts

A standalone sermon by Brother Kevin Paszalek.

Exodus 20:16

I Need You

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Romans 12:4-8

The Sovereignty of God

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Isaiah 46:9-11

Why Don't They Fast?

As we study our text, we will come to the question in verse 18, the answers in verses 19 through 22, and the implication in verse 20.

Mark 2:18-20

How Can I Know That I Am Saved?

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

Friends of Sinners

As we study our text on the 11th anniversary of our church’s existence, we will see a sinner’s calling in verses 13 and 14, a sinful response in verses 15 and 16 , and a special opportunity set before us as God’s representatives in the Pipe Creek area in verse 17.

Mark 2:13-17

Who Can Forgive?

As we study our text, we will see this question asked and answered through a full house in verses 1 through 4, a forgiven man in verse 5, and a forgiveness question in verses 6 through 12.

Mark 2:1-12

At The Heart of It All

As we study our text, we will find His healing in verses 29-34 and 40-44, His praying in verse 35, but the heart of it all in verses 35-39.

Mark 1:29-45

Authority Without Compare

As we study the text we will find His teaching in verses 21 and 22, His healing in verses 23 through 26, and His authority in verses 27 and 28.

Mark 1:21-28

Repent and Believe

As we study our text, we will find this is a tale as old as time in verses 14 and the first part of 15, the command to repent and believe in the second half of verse 15, and then the command to follow Christ in verses 16 through 20.

Mark 1:14-20

Empowered, Then Tried

As we study our text, we’ll have a teaching moment in verse 9, a Trinitarian moment in verses 10 and 11, and a trying moment in verses 12 and 13.

Mark 1:9-13

Prepare The Way

As we study our text, we will see the Messiah’s forerunner in verses 1-3 and His Messenger’s sermon in verses 4-8.

Mark 1:1-8

Resolved!

As we study our text we won’t spend too much time on the seizing and speech of Stephen, but on his stoning, where we will look at his persecutors in verses 54, 57-58, his preview of glory in verse 55 and 56, his prayer in verses 59 and 60, and what we can learn from his life and death.

Acts 6:8-7:60

Upward & Onward

As we study our text, we will find Paul’s goal in verse 12, Paul’s race in verses 13 and 14, Paul’s call in verses 15 and 16, and then apply that to our lives individually as Christians and also corporately as a church family as we march upward and onward in 2017.

Philippians 3:12-16

Behold Our God!

Standalone sermon on God's majesty.

Psalms 8

Jesus is Here!

As we study our text, we will jump to verse 6 to see the twofold nature of our Messiah and then take a look at the first and second comings of our Messiah in verses 1 and 2 and verses 3-5 and 7, respectively.

Isaiah 9:1-7

There Is God!

Christmas Eve sermon.

Isaiah 7:1-10

There is Singing

As we study our text, we will find life tomorrow in verses 1 and 2 and then 5 through 10, but also life today in verses 3 and 4.

Isaiah 35:1-10

There is Peace

As we study our text, we will briefly look at His ancestry and anointing in verses 1 and 2, respectively, before looking to His administration and accomplishments in verses 3 through 5, and then 6 through 10.

Isaiah 11:1-10

There is Light

As we study our text, we will learn God’s ways in verses 1 through 3, learn to live God’s way in verse 4, but learn to walk in the light of the Lord in verse 5.

Isaiah 2:1-5

What Are We Waiting For?

As we study our text, we will find that comfort through the voice of pardon in verses 1 and 2, the voice of preparation in verse 3 and 4, and the voice of promise in verse 5.

Isaiah 40:1-5

10,000 Reasons

As we study our text, we will find the command in verse 1, who God is in verses 2 through 13 and 17 through 19, who we are in verses 14 through 16, and the command again in verses 20 through 22.

Psalms 103

The Collapse of Nineveh

As we study our text, we will find The Collapse of Military Might in verses 12 through 15, The Collapse of Political Power in verse 16 through 18, and The Clapping of Judah in verse 19.

Nahum 3:12-19

Persecution: Now and Tomorrow

On November 6th, Pipe Creek Community Church participated in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, where we saw the disease of sin in verses 1 through 9, the struggle for Believers in verses 10 through 13, and the cure for it all in verses 14 through 17.

2 Tim 3

The Comparisons to Thebes

As we study our text, we will find a rhetorical question in verses 8 and 9, a history lesson in verse 10, and a runaway Nineveh in verse 11.

Nahum 3:8-11

The Reasons for Judgment

As we study our text, we’ll find the city of sin described in verses 1 through 3, the reasons for judgment named in verse 4, and another reminder of their greatest enemy in verses 5 through 7.

Nahum 3:1-7

The Desolation of Nineveh

As we study our text, we’ll find that Nineveh desolation is underway in verses 10 through 12, that its destiny is sealed in verse 13a, their resources will be destroyed in 13b, and their voice will be silenced in 13c.

Nahum 2:10-13

The Fall of Nineveh

As we study our text, we’ll find God’s Plan is Suppression in verse 6, God’s Word is Powerful in verse 7, God’s Action is Irresistible in verse 8, and Nineveh’s Ruin is Inevitable in verse 9.

Nahum 2:6-9

The Attack on Nineveh

As we study our text, we’ll find the Lord’s attack plan on Nineveh in verses 1, 3-5, the Lord’s restoration of Israel in verse 2, and a reminder of the wrath to come.

Nahum 2:1-5

The Judgement of God!

As we study our text, we’ll find Resistance is Futile in verses 9 through 11, the Judgment of Nineveh in verses 12 and 14, and the Promise of Judah in verses 13 and 15.

Nahum 1:9-15

The Power of God

As we study our text, we will find God is jealous in verses 2 and 3a, that He is powerful in verse 3b through 6 and 8, and that He is good in verse 7.

Nahum 1:2-8

A Tale of Two Cities

As we prepare to begin this series, we’ll get into the Nitty-Gritty of this book, look forward to where we’ll find the Gospel, and take a few moments to consider some meanings behind this two-fold title at the beginning of a very powerful book.

Nahum 1:1

Every Member A Ministry

As we study our text we’ll see we are one body in verses 12 through 13, but many members in verses 14 through 20, and all of us are important in verses 21 through 24. Therefore, we must have unity in our diversity, verses 25-27.

I Cor 12:12-27

Hope for the Wanderer

As we study these last two verses of James, we’ll see the wanderer in the first part of verse 19, the bringer in the second part of verse 19 and the first part of verse 20, and the hope in the second half of verse 20.

James 5:19-20

The Prayer of Faith

As we study our text, we will learn what to do with life in verses 13 through 15 and what to do with sin in verses 16 through 18.

James 5:13-18

Taming the Tongue, Part III

As we study our text, we will look to the Old Testament, Jesus, and James to find this radical call for radical truthfulness is what flows out of the negative of the call in the first part of verse 12 and the positive of the command in the second half.

James 5:12

Patience, Patience, Patience, Patience

We’ll flip around a bit this morning, but in our text we will find a few incentives for patience, beginning in verse 7, 9-10 with our common bond in Christ, continuing verses 7, 10, and 11 with our three examples to follow, and concluding in verses 7 through 9 with our Lord’s return.

James 5:7-11

The Good Samaritan

As we study one of Jesus’ most well-known parables, we’ll see the scene (25-30), the characters (31-35), and the command (36-37). Parables are stories with truth thrown alongside, and we’ll find a powerful truth for us to consider.

Luke 10:25-37

Building Bridges

A standalone sermon by Dr. Brady Blevins about witnessing to cult groups.

Acts 17:16-34

Warning to the Rich

As we study our text, we’ll find four indictments on the ungodly rich for us to examine ourselves to make sure we’re not guilty; hoarding in verse 2-3, fraud in verse 4, self-indulgence in verse 5, and murder in verse 6.

James 5:1-6

If The Lord Wills!

As we study our text we will find what not to say in verses 13-14 and what to say in verses 15-17.

James 4:13-17

Who Do You Think You Are!

As we study our text we will find the command against speaking down on others in the first part of verse 11 is to attempt to place yourself above the law in the second part of 11 and above God in verse 12.

James 4:11-12

Grace for the Humble

As we study our text we will find a jealous but gracious God in verses 5 and the first part of verse 7, a sinful but penitent people in the second part of first 7 through 9, and the gravity of grace in verse 10.

James 4:5-10

A Ness of a Problem!

As we study our text, we will find quarrelsomeness in verses 1 and 2a, prayerlessness in verses 2b through 3, and worldliness in verse 4.

James 4:1-4

Can Dry Bones Live?

As we study our text, we will find the hopeless state of man in verses 1 and 2, a powerful promise from verses 3 through 6, and a chance to live in verses 7 through 10.

Ezekiel 37:1-10

Wisdom from Above

As we study our text, we’ll find James offer us a choice between fake wisdom in verses 13 through 16, real wisdom in verses 17 and 18, and then have a brief flashback to James 1:5.

James 3:13-18

Experiencing Life in Every Stage of Life

A standalone sermon by Brother Kevin Paszalek.

Psalms 71:17-18

Taming The Tongue, Part II

As we study this text, we’ll find two contradictions in verses 9 and 10, and come to the conclusion in verses 11 and 12.

James 3:9-12

Taming The Tongue, Part I

As we study our text we find the tongue is small but powerful in verses 3 through the first part of 5, small but destructive in the rest of verse 5 and verse 6, and that our tongues are small but uncontrollable in verses 7 and 8.

James 3:3-8

Perilous Preaching

As we consider these preliminary words on bridling the tongue, we find three important things; a word of caution in verse 1, a dose of reality in the first part of verse 2, and a glimmer of hope in the second half of verse 2.

James 3:1-2

Real Faith, Part III

As we study this text, we’ll come to a question in verse 20, the examples of a father and a prostitute from verses 21 through 25, and come to the conclusion of this whole section in verse 26.

James 2:20-26

Real Faith, Part II

As we study our text, we will find, simply enough, a silly objection in verse 18 and a searching comparison in verse 19.

James 2:18-19

Real Faith, Part I

In our text we ask two rhetorical questions in verse 14, consider one hypothetical situation in verses 15 and 16, and a damning conclusion in verse 17.

James 2:14-17

One Under Liberty!

As we study our text, we will be reminded of three things: Favoritism violates God’s Law in verses 8 through 11, Favoritism will be judged by God in verse 12, because Favoritism reveals an unmerciful spirit in verse 13.

James 2:8-13

Two Visitors

As we study our text, we’ll find the command to not show partiality is given by the examples in verses 1 through 4, the enigma in verses 5 through 7, and the exhortation in verse 8, the latter of which will tie this message with the next sermon.

James 2:1-8

Resurrected Guarantee

As we study our text, we will find the Proof of our salvation in verse 3, the Perseverance of our salvation in verse 4, and the Power of our salvation in verse 5.

1 Peter 1:3-5

Living The One Another Life

A standalone sermon by Brother Richard Cobler.

True Religion

As we study our text, we’re find the marks of true religion as a taming of the tongue in verse 26, a caring for the needy in the first half of verse 27, and a call to stay unstained from the world in the second half of verse 27.

James 1:26-27

Do The Word

As we study our text, we’ll find the choice between being a glancer of the Word in verses 22 through 24 or a gazer into God’s Word in verse 25. Will you be a glancer, or a gazer?

James 1:22-25

Hear The Word

As we study our text we will be urged by James to HEAR the Word eagerly in verses 19 and 20, REPENT from sin faithfully in verse 20 and the first half of verse 21, and RECEIVE the Word meekly in the second half of verse 21

James 1:19-21

Gifted From Above

As we study our text this morning, we’ll consider God’s goodness through His gifts in the first part of verse 17 and the giver of them in the second part, along with the greatest gift of all in verse 18.

James 1:16-18

Tempted From Within

As we study our text, we’ll find temptations have a reason, verses 13 and 14, and our temptations have at least two results, verses 15 and 16.

James 1:13-16

The Crown of Life

As we study this text, we will ask who will be blessed, when will they be blessed, and what will be the blessing, three questions James answers so beautifully, filling those who hear them with hope to endure each and every storm we face.

James 1:12

A Counter-Cultural Paradox

As we study this text, we will find the Rich Poor in verses 9, the Poor Rich in verses 10 and 11, and then I’ll share a word for everyone for the counter-cultural call this is for all of us as we seek to remain one in Christ.

James 1:9-11

Wisdom For The Storm

As we study our text we will find storms require wisdom in the first part of verse 5, wisdom requires prayer in the second part of verse 5, and prayer requires faith in verses 6 through 8.

James 1:5-8

Joy In The Storm

As we mine the depths of James 1:2-4, we find the irrational call in verse 2, followed by that rational reason behind it in verse 3 and 4, and then we’ll make few distinctions about trials in light of both.

From Mocker to Servant!

As we make our way through James 1:1, we will be introduced to the author, the audience, and the address.

The Depth of God's Love

A standalone sermon by Brother David Briggs.

You Will Not Fail!!

Justin Graves will be leading worship with us on Sunday as we wrap up 2015 and kick off 2016 looking at the only fail-proof resolution there is, which we will find through our exposition of 2 Peter 1:3-11.

Our Song For Christmas!

As we briefly make our way through this text tonight, we answer three fundamental and essential questions; WHO is to praise the Lord, verses 1 and 6, WHY is the Lord to be praised, verse 2, and HOW is the Lord to be praised.

Psalms 150

Simeon’s Song For Christmas!

As we make our way through Simeon’s Song for Christmas, we will hear Simeon sing about the light of salvation in verses 29 and 30 and the light of revelation in verses 31 and 32.

Luke 2:25-35

Angel’s Song For Christmas!

As we make our way through the Angels’ Song for Christmas, we will hear the angels sing to God in the highest in the first bit of verse 14 and His coming to the lowest in the second part of verse 14.

Luke 2:13-14

Zechariah’s Song For Christmas!

As we make our way through Zechariah’s Song for Christmas, we will hear Zechariah bless the Lord for His redemption in verses 67 through 75 and for His forgiveness in verses 76 through 79.

Luke 1:67-79

Mary’s Song For Christmas!

As we make our way through Mary’s Song for Christmas, we will hear Mary sing about the salvation of God in verses 46 through 50, the power of God in verses 51 through 53, and the faithfulness of God in verses 54 and 55.

Luke 1:46-55

But

As we make our way through this text and wrap up our series in Jonah, we will see the repeated question in verses 8 and 9 and the Gospel answer in verses 10 and 11.

Jonah 4:8-11

Appointed

We will see how God appointed a plant (6), how God appointed a worm (7), and how God appointed a wind (8) for Jonah in another example of Him extending His grace, love, mercy, and compassion to our sulking servant of the Lord.

Jonah 4:5-8

Displeased

As we make our way through this text, we will see Jonah’s anger in verse 1, Jonah’s admission in verses 2-3, and God’s accusation in verse 4 before we watch Jonah leave Nineveh sulking in the shade...for now.

Jonah 4:1-5

Relented

As we study this text, we will see what God saw in the first half of verse 10 and then see how He responded in the second half of verse 10, and then ask ourselves, Is this a contradiction? and Why does that matter?

Jonah 3:10

Believed

As we work our way through this text, we will see the response of the people in verse 5, the response of the king in verses 6 through 8a, and the hope for the relenting of God in verses 8b through 9.

Jonah 3:5-9

So

As we make our way through our passage, we will see the Lord’s word to the fish in Jonah 2:10, the Lord’s word to Jonah in Jonah 3:1-2, and Jonah’s word to Nineveh in Jonah 3:3-4.

Jonah 2:10-3:4

Swallowed

As we work our way through our text, we will see The Discipline of Grace in Jonah 1:17, followed by The Grace of Repentance from Jonah 2:1-9, and we will conclude with the greatest theme of Scripture, Jonah’s conclusion of his prayer which caps off verse 9: Salvation Belongs to the Lord.

Jonah 1:17-2:9

Tossed

As we make our way through this text, we will cover a lot of ground as we see God’s sovereignty over wind, in verses 4 through 6, God’s sovereignty over lots, in verses 7 through 10, and God’s sovereignty over man in verses 11 through 16.

Jonah 1:4-16

But.

As we look at these verses, we will discover that God says, Go in verses 1 and 2, Jonah says, No in verse 3, and the antithesis of Jesus Christ on both accounts, as His life is the ultimate Yes of all time.

Jonah 1:1-3

Preachers and Preaching

A stand alone sermon taught by Brother Richard Cobler about Preachers and Preaching.

First Things First

Moving from my testimony, I share my hope for myself and the future of PCCC through the lens of 2 Corinthians 4:1-6, seeing that we dont lose heart in verse one, that we renounce error in verses two through four, and what we proclaim in verses five and six.

Famous Last Words!

In this final message from Ephesians, we will see Pauls request in verses 19 and 20, Pauls gift in verses 21 and 22, and Pauls farewell in verses 23 and 24.

The Full Armor of God

As we walk through this text this morning, we will see Our Lord in verse 10, Our Enemy in verses 11 and 12, and Our Armor in verses 13 through 20, but we will hold off on the last two verses for next weeks final message in Ephesians.

Relationships Matter, Part III: Slaves and Masters

As we make our way through this text, we will see, simply enough, Instructions for Bondservants in verses 5 through 8 and Instructions for Masters in verse 9.

Relationships Matter, Part II: Parents and Children

As we walk through this passage we will see, simply enough, instructions for children in verses 1 through 3, instructions for fathers and ultimately parents in verse 4, because this allows us to examine how Christians, young and old are to work out what it means to walk wisely in this world as Spirit-yielded, Spirit-filled Christians , this time in relationships between parents and children.

Relationships Matter, Part I: Husbands and Wives

We walk through our text to see How Wives Relate to Husbands in verses 22 through 24, How Husbands Relate to Wives in verses 25 through 30, and How This Mystery is Profound in verses 30 through 33.

Flee Sin and Walk in Love, Part II

As we make our way through the text, will we choose to be wise or foolish, verses 15 through 17, will we be Spirit-filled or drunk, verse 18, and will we follow Gods pattern, verses 19-21.

Flee Sin and Walk in Love, Part I

Making our way through this text, we will see that we are to Imitate God by Right Living in verses 1 through 3, by Right Talking in verse 4, by Right Company in verses 5 through 7, by Right Walking in verses 8 through 10, and by Right Shining in verses 11 through 14.

Members, One of Another

Working through this text, we will see that Christians are to be like God in verses 25 through 29, that Christians are not to grieve the Spirit in verse 30, and as Members One of Another, Christians are to be people who forgive in verses 31 and 32.

Be Who You Now Are

We see this exhortation to not be who we were, but to BE who we now are in verses 17 through 21, with exhortations that we are to PUT OFF our old self in verses 21 and 22, that we are to be RENEWING our minds in verse 23, and that we are to PUT ON our new self in verse 24.

Out of Many, One

In Ephesians 4:7-16 we find the GRACE for unity in verses 7 through 10, the GIFTS of unity in verses 11 through 13, and the GROWTH in unity in verses 14 through 16.

In recognition of Independence Day the day before, we noted how E Pluribus Unum isnt just a great description of the United States of America, but also Pipe Creek Community Church.

From Indicatives to Imperatives

Now we will begin to shift FROM the indicatives of the Gospel TO the imperatives of the Gospel. how we work out what has been so beautifully worked in. We see in chapter four a call for unity, a call for oneness, as we are exhorted to live in a manner worthy of our calling, before finding a sevenfold confession of the unifying realities of our faith.

Another Great Prayer

As we make our way through Another Great Prayer by the Apostle Paul, we will see Pauls address in verses fourteen and fifteen, Pauls requests in verses sixteen through nineteen, and Pauls blessing in verses twenty and twenty-one.

The Mystery Revealed

As we make our way through the text, we will briefly connect the two in verse one, before considering the mystery of the Gospel in verses two through six, the ministry of grace in verses seven through nine, and the manifold wisdom of God in verses ten through twelve. With that in mind, we will count the cost with Paul in verse thirteen.

One Thru the Cross

My purpose in preaching this passage is to show how the cross makes unity with others and with God possible, and that we remain under construction as we are continually built into the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. .

Helpless and Hopeless...But God

My purpose in preaching this passage is to show the magnitude of our sin crashing into the magnificent love of God, which leads to our only appropriate response.

After being off the previous weekend for our 10th anniversary, we returned to continue our series through Ephesians on May 31, 2015.

One Great Prayer

I show in this model prayer of the Apostle Paul, he is giving thanks to God and then praying for His wisdom, His blessing, and His power, before confessing the greatness of God

One Great Sentence

As we look at this passage, we will discover that moving through the One Great Sentence of the Apostle Paul, we find praise goes to the Father who elects, the Son who redeems, and the Spirit who seals.

The Will, Saints, Grace, and Peace of God

My purpose in preaching this message is to show that Paul is writing this letter by the Will of God to the Saints of God, showing the Grace of God and the Peace of God, and oh how beautiful the will, the grace, and the peace of our Lord is for the faithful Saints that know Him!
I preached this sermon on my first Sunday as the pastor of Pipe Creek Community Church on May 3, 2015.

The Foundation of the Christian Life

My purpose in preaching this passage is to show the atoning sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is something on which we must stand, on which we must believe, and upon which we must act.

I preached this sermon in view of a call on Easter, April 5, 2015

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