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07.13.19 | Stand Firm, Week 43

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2 Peter 2:4-9 (NLT)

For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment. And God did not spare the ancient world—except for Noah and the seven others in his family. Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment. So God protected Noah when he destroyed the world of ungodly people with a vast flood.Later, God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned them into heaps of ashes. He made them an example of what will happen to ungodly people. But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him.Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day. So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.



| MAIN IDEA |

God is in control, knowing the heart and mind of every person.

What would God say is the state of your heart & mind? 




| IDEA |

Most people don’t lead their life, they accept their life. 

  • What in your life would be different if you chose to be more proactive?
  • Why haven't you taken some of the steps you know would be good for you?


Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.




| IDEA |

Everyone has a story and the pages are blank. You will either choose the narrative or someone will write it for you.




| IDEA |

The difference between good intentions and good actions is a daily choice to move.

  • A healthy faith moves and motivates.


James 2:14-26 (ESV)

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

What are your Next Steps today?

How are you being challenged by today's message?

After The Message


There are 3 ways to connect with someone today. We know these services can be heavy and we want to give you some different options to connect today. 

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1) Stop by the Connections Table in the lobby after service and a volunteer will get a member of our pastoral staff to come and talk.

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2) Fill out a Connection Card during service, drop it off in the buckets during service or at the Connections Table in the lobby and someone will contact you this week.

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3) Fill out the Connect portion of ForefrontChurch.info and we connect with you this week.

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| Bible Reading Plain |


Standing firm in our faith can be daunting. As a church, it's our duty to help one another in this journey. We cannot do this alone. Grab a friend and do this 30 day reading plan together on Faith In Skeptical Times, A Journey Through 2 Peter. Click here to begin "Faith In Skeptical Times" reading plan.