January 26, 2014 The Gospel According to Moses: The Story So Far, Pastor Adam Kohlstrom

Do you know what’s really special about us here at CSBC?   NOTHING! Absolutely nothing!  If you are looking for a perfect church then you are going to be very disappointed with us.  At CSBC you’ll find real people, with real problems, who live real lives, and are all learning to love a real God whose grace is more than enough for all our needs. You see, here at CSBC we don’t need to cling to our own “special-ness” or “goodness” because of the cross of Jesus Christ.  At His cross we find that we are really not so “good” after all.  In fact, we discover that we are unquestionably guilty and yet can be unconditionally forgiven. At Jesus’ cross we learn that He does not want to condemn us in our sins but to save us from them.  At the cross we find that God receives us just where we are but He loves us enough not to leave us there.  God can and will change lives.  He is changing us and can change you as well. So here at CSBC there are only people.  People like me.  People like you.  People like us.  People who desperately need God’s grace.  Everyone is welcome to come and receive that grace.  We invite you to join us on this life-changing journey.    Welcome Home to Chestnut Street Baptist Church!

January 26, 2014 The Gospel According to Moses: The Story So Far

Deuteronomy, various texts


Did/do you have a favorite serialized TV show (like Lost, 24, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, etc.)? If you have ever tried to jump into the middle of a story - walking into a movie halfway through or starting a TV show mid-season - what was that experience like?

Genesis 12:3. Through Abraham and his descendants (Israel) “all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” God redeemed a people for the purpose of His plan to redeem the whole world. How does understanding God’s purpose help you understand His purpose for you? How do you practically participate in God’s purpose of redemption today?

Deuteronomy 4:32-40; 9:4-6,26-29. God’s people are not saved by their performance, but by His Grace. Why is this so hard for us to accept? According to Ephesians 2:8-10, what is the right relationship between grace and works (cf. Titus 2:11-14; James 2:26)?

Deuteronomy 7:6-11; 10:12. God’s people obey Him as a response to His love, not as a way to earn that love. Why is this distinction so important? From your experience, how is gratitude a better motivator than duty or fear?

Deuteronomy 4:5-8. The obedience of God’s people to His instruction (Torah) was to reveal the wisdom and goodness of God to the nations. How does your obedience to Jesus’ instruction reveal the wisdom and goodness of God today (cf. Mt. 5:16; Jn. 14:15; 2Co. 9:13; 1Pet. 2:12-17; 1Jn. 2:6)?

Deuteronomy 10:16. Unlike those who rebelled in the desert (Ps. 95:7-11; Heb. 3:7-19; 4:6-10) God’s people are to be “circumcised of the heart” - responsive and obedient to Him (Jer. 4:4, 6:10; 31:33; Isa. 63:10; Acts 7:51; Col. 2:11-14; Gal. 5:1-6,16-25). How is the Holy Spirit currently at work in your heart making you more responsive to Him?


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