I AM WHO I AM
Sep 8, 2012Exodus 3:13–15, Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I…
Eternal Security Is a Community Project
Sep 15, 2012Hebrews 3:12–15, Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that…
Why Did God Create the World?
Sep 22, 2012Isaiah 43:1–7, But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2 When you pass…
God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him
Oct 13, 2012Is God an egomaniac because he demands the highest priority in our affections? Is God's preoccupation with his own glory an unfortunate reality or somehow the best news man could hope for?
Missions Exists Because Worship Doesn't: A Bethlehem Legacy, Inherited and Bequeathed
Oct 27, 2012This is my 30th and (depending on how you count them) last message on missions that I will give as your pastor. Except for the fact that all my messages are on missions — for those who have ears to…
The Sovereignty of God: “My Counsel Shall Stand, and I Will Accomplish All My Purpose”
Nov 3, 2012“God works all things according to the counsel of his will.” All things — from the roll of the dice, to the circuits of stars, to the rise of presidents, to the death of Jesus, to the gift of repentance and faith.
God in Christ: The Price and the Prize of the Gospel
Nov 10, 2012“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of…
Living by Faith in Future Grace
Nov 17, 20122 Thessalonians 1:3–12 says, We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves…
God Created Man Male and Female: What Does It Mean to Be Complementarian?
Nov 24, 2012Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth…