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Sunday Sermon: God's Love at Work - 1 John 4:17-21

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1 John 4:17-21 | Shaun Marksbury | Cornerstone Church of Savannah | 18 October, 2015
God’s love is at work in the heart of every true believer. Here are two points to keep in mind about that work of love today: 1.) God’s love confirms us, and 2.) God’s love compels us.
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Sunday Sermon: By This You Know that You Know God - 1 John 4:13–16

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1 John 4:7–12 | Pastor Shaun Marksbury | Cornerstone Church of Savannah | http://cornerstonesavannah.org/ | 4 October, 2015
John says here that because Christians have a true connection to God, we can love as we ought, even in the midst of spiritual confusion.  In fact, John will really spend the rest of this chapter on that thought.  So, we begin today to examine our motivations for loving one another.  Why should Christians love one another? 
I. Love because you know the God of love (vv. 7–8)  II. Love because you know God’s demonstration of love (vv. 9–11)  III. Love because you know God better through love (v. 12)

Awkward Christian Music Lyrics - "How He Loves"

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I was having a conversation this week concerning whether the Calvinistic view teaches a forceful view of God's love.  Well, regardless of where you fall on that issue, here's a song that describes God's love in... vivid terms.

"How He Loves"
(originally by John Mark McMillan, David Crowder Band)
He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.
Scorpions notwithstanding, His love will rock you like a hurricane.  Take cover, and don't forget about storm surge:
If his grace is an ocean, we're all sinking.
And Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest. I'm not sure how those lines work together: drowning, an abrupt kiss, and tachycardia.  It sounds like a panic attack as the Holy One suddenly lays on…

Tim Conway: Complementarianism and Egalitarianism

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No, not that Tim Conway.  From the video description:

Everyone tends to agree that men and women are equal, in that both are created in the image of God. However the big question that comes up is whether men and women are equal in their roles? One side says they are, and the other says the different roles complement each other. Yet we must ask ourselves: What does the Bible say? In this Ask Pastor Tim we go to Genesis to look at both views.
Video:


MP3: http://illbehonest.com/complementarianism-and-egalitarianism-tim-conway

Sunday Sermon: Testing the Spirits from 1 John 4:1-6

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The black-and-white elements of 1 John will help us in spiritually confusing times.  According to John, we must test to know the difference between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.  As such, I have two simple main points from the text: 1) we must test the spirits, and 2) we can know the difference. 
Pastor Shaun Marksbury | Cornerstone Church of Savannah |  http://cornerstonesavannah.org/

Sermon: Women in Worship

Sermon from Tim Foster, Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA on 1 Timothy 2:11-15 (audio only).  Foster carefully navigates the text to discern the proper order of worship while affirming the imago dei and spiritual equality of women in Christ.