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Topic: Sanctification

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 1

Religious Wickedness

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Isaiah 1:1-20

If we acknowledge our sin for what it is, God is so good and kind to redeem us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

Sanctified Desires

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Speaker: Mike Minter

Text: James 4

God wants our desires sanctified, set apart for his glory.

Introducing God, Part 11

How Then Shall We Live?

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Speaker: Keith Welton

We were meant to live life in light of what God has done and what he will do.

Walking in the Light of Jesus

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Speaker: Scott Redd

Text: 1 John 1:5-9

Let the Gospel of Jesus Christ be a light to you when all the lights go out.

Worthy15, Part 2

God’s Holiness

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Speaker: Jon Smith

Text: Isaiah 6

Discipleship

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Speaker: Keith Welton

This message gives an overview of the command, task, and goal of discipleship. It helps us understand these in the context of our small group ministry and how we incorporate a maturing and outreach element to small groups.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 9

Above All These Put on Love

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:12-17

Put on behavior that matches who you really are through union with Jesus.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 8

How Then Shall We Live?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 3:1-11

God’s rules enable us to live the Christian life for his glory.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 7

Living the Reality of Your Union with Christ

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:1-4

Live intentionally in the reality of your union with Christ. All of your Christian activity has to be grounded in your Christian identity which is found in Jesus.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 4

So Walk in Him

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 2:6-7

Since Christ is first in all things he must be first in how we live.

Worthy14, Part 6

Prayerfully Dependent on God for Everything

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Speaker: Angel Cabrera

It is easy to think that application is something that we can do by ourselves. In this talk, we explore what the Bible has to say about what we can and cannot do apart from God.

Worthy13, Part 5

Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Luke 24:13-35

In this last session, Ben offers take home points on how we can each "see Jesus" at home in the busyness of our everyday lives.

Put On Christ

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Romans 13:11-14

Holiness requires starving our sinful desires and putting on Christ.

Worthy13, Part 4

The Cost of Following Jesus

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Speaker: Trip Lee

Text: Luke 9:23-27

Trip expounds on Christ's threefold challenge to those who desire to be his disciples. They must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow him.

Worthy13, Part 3

Jesus and Peter

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Luke 5:1-11

Jesus calls Peter to follow him, promising to make him a fisher of men. Peter believes and follows Christ after he encounters Christ's power and holiness.

Worthy12, Part 6

Become Who You Are

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Colossians 3

From Colossians 3, Kevin Rogers taught that our aim in life is to actually live like who God has already made us in Christ. Sin wrecks the image of God in us, and our goal is to put off sin so the image of God can be fully revealed through us.

Worthy12, Part 2

Holiness

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Romans 13:11-14

Joshua Harris continued the retreat theme of "become what you are" teaching from Romans 13:11-14. For believers, Holiness requires an urgency to put to death sinful desires, as well as a putting on of the things of Christ.

Worthy12, Part 1

Become What You Are

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Speaker: Dave Brewer

Text: 1 John 2:3-4

God wants us to be sure of our salvation, which is why He gives us tests in 1 John to objectively evaluate our lives by. In the opening message of Worthy 2012, Dave Brewer encouraged the teens to evaluate their life through their obedience to the Word of God. This is the opening message to the "become what you are" theme of the retreat.

Women Passionate for God's Glory, Part 3

A Passion for Holiness: The Life of Frances Ridley Havergal

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Speaker: Sharon James

Text: 1 John 1:5-2:6

Frances Ridley Havergal, who was to become one of the best-known Christian writers of the nineteenth century, was born in 1836 in a tiny hamlet in the depths of the Worcestershire countryside in England. She chose to serve as a single woman, and throughout her short life (she died at the age of 42), she was engaged in a range of extraordinarily productive ministries. Her hymn, “Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee,” sums up the passion of her life.

2 Peter, Part 9

Living While Waiting for the Lord’s Return

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 2 Peter 3:10-18

Waiting with anticipation of the Lord's return leads to right living until he comes.

Wanting Food, Not Fathering

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Speaker: Russell Moore

Text: Matthew 3:13-4:4

Satanic powers want to destroy Christians by leading them to forget who they are in Christ and to tempt them to grasp for themselves the things they desire.

2 Peter, Part 4

Salvation with Works

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 1:3-15

God's given us what we need, therefore we should work at godliness so that we'll finish strong and be welcomed into heaven.

Work: Why It Matters, Part 2

Pursuing the Right Goal: Working for True Glory

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:31

Our chief goal in life is to glorify God. This lesson attempts to explain why this goal is important, how the goal is often missed in work, and how work actually furthers the chief goal of glorifying God.

Work: Why It Matters, Part 1

Foundations for Work: A Glorious Calling

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: Genesis 1:26

The value of work has been lost by our culture, and this message attempts to show from the Bible that work is a privilege. In this lesson we give biblical answers to questions such as: Why do we work? What is the purpose of work? And why do I have this specific job?

The Father’s Discipline

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:1-11

God disciplines because he loves us. It hurts, and we must be trained by it.

Raised with Christ: Experiencing the Resurrection Life, Part 2

United with Christ in Death and Resurrection

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 6:1-14

The energy for the Christian life is to be found in the reality of the believer's union with Christ. Being in Christ means a believer is freed from slavery to sin and has new life through his resurrection.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 10

Re-Reform

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 13

An experience of renewal doesn't mean our work is over. The pull of the world to compromise never lets up, and we need to humbly but zealously hold each other accountable to the commands of God's word.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 8

The Prodigal Son: A Case Study on Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Luke 15

This is a story of two rebellious sons: one unrighteous and one self-righteous. Both reveal the tendency towards relating to the Father as indentured servants instead of as sons.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 7

Adoption and Christian Parenting

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: James 1:27

Adoption-informed parenting is gospel-shaped parenting. The more we understand biblical adoption the better equipped we will be for Christian parenting.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 6

Changed Relationships Through Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 1 John 3:10

As children adopted by God, all our relationships change, including our relationships with other believers, with the world, and with sin and Satan.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 5

The Spirit of Adoption: Confirming Our Identity in Christ

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Galatians 4:6

The Spirit helps us in our childlike weakness--to confirm our identity as sons of God and to conform us more and more into conduct becoming his sons.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 4

The Transforming Power of Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 1 Peter 1:8

Seeing God as Father transforms our attitude, our motivation for obedience, our defense against temptation and our growth in holiness.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 3

A Survey of Key Texts on Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Ephesians 1:5

Scripture everywhere speaks from a fatherly perspective, and it reveals that God's eternal purpose for believers is fulfilled in adoption.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 2

A Biblical-Theological Overview of Adoption in Scripture

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:18

God made man to enjoy fellowship with him as a son would his father, but the fall impeded that relationship. Redemption accomplished what God intended in creation: to give true and full sonship to mankind through adoption.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 1

The Significance of the Doctrine

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 1 John 3:1

Adoption is not merely a grand illustration, nor a lofty doctrine, but a profound spiritual reality for believers - the fullest, richest picture of God's eternal purpose.

Romans, Part 9

Life in the Spirit

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 8:1-17

This is one of the great chapters in Scripture. It features the Holy Spirit, with references to Him fifteen times in the first seventeen verses alone. But, it has been remarked that the theme of the chapter is the absolute security of the believer, from the “no condemnation” of verse 1 to the nothing “will be able to separate us” of verse 39.

Romans, Part 6

How Should We Then Live?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 5:12-6:14

We died in Christ to the dominion of sin. In light of this, how should we then live?