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February 11, 2018

Jeremiah 6:16 The context of this passage is that Isel, God’s people have lost God’s Word. They have functionally been keeping up with their religious worship, such as sacrifices (Jeremiah 6:20). But they were not being guided by God’s Word, for God’s Word was lost in some dusty corner of the temple. (According to Israel’s history, King Josiah had just found the…

November 19, 2017

Numbers 21:4-9 As we have been studying the book of Hebrews on Sunday mornings, one image that has been repeatedly used in the book is that the church is living in a spiritual wilderness akin to that of the Old Testament Jews before they entered into the promised land. As I was thinking about the many ways in which we need to understand how we are walking through a…

October 22, 2017

Job 42:1-6 God’s Sovereignty If we are a believer, than we should know that God is all-powerful, and in control. In other words, God is Sovereign. This character quality of God and His sovereignty can be seen throughout Scripture. It begins in Genesis 1:1 and flows through the entire Bible and concludes in Revelation The question becomes, that if this theology is so…

September 24, 2017

Fear of God A repeated theme throughout the entire Bible is the fear of God. Is it especially prevalent in the book of Deuteronomy as God’s covenant is renewed with His people. As we think about the fear of God we ought to ask ourselves a few question: What is it that we fear? Do we fear sickness, losing our jobs, hurricanes, the threat of a nuclear attack, death, or…

August 13, 2017

Luke 18:9-14 Prayer is activity that reveals our heart. What we pray for and about says a lot about our hopes, desires, and worship. In this passage Jesus tells a parable to point out the self-righteousness that so easily consumes our sinful hearts. The Pharisee stood up in prayer and praised himself before God. We are often deceived that our prayers are for God’s glory…

July 30, 2017

Psalm 96 The theme of Psalm 96 is knowing the glory and worth of God, and in light of that knowledge, responding and calling other people to worship and glory in God. The interesting thing about this psalm is that the worship called for is not an individual or private worship. The appropriate Biblical response to the truth of the character of God and His marvelous works…

July 23, 2017

John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.” As Jesus’s ministry began to be more popular among the Israel people, John’s concerned disciples came and asked him what they were going to do. John’s response is significant. He said that Christ must increase in glory and honor, and that John himself must decrease. The same is true for the lives of all believers. If…

Modern Church Machinery!

Friends! the churches have no need for the modern machinery which has supplanted the simplicity of faith. I truly believe, that if the Lord swept the church committees and schemes out of the universe, we would be better without them. I hope the church will soon say, like David in Saul’s clanking armor, “I cannot go with these”–and with only her…

May 14, 2017

Trusting In God Through Suffering The story of Job is a story of suffering and the book should help us develop our theology of suffering. In the beginning of Job’s story, and unbeknownst to Job. When Satan comes before God, God points out Job’s faithful service to God to Satan. Satan’s response is that Job is just serving God because God blesses Job with lots of stuff.…

April 30, 2017

Remember… Last week in the sermon, a thought was mentioned that has had me pondering all week. Simple enough, it was if you are not remembering Jesus than you are remembering something else (2 Timothy 2). Throughout Scripture, God repeatedly calls his people to remember. One prominent instance of this call to remember is in the book of Deuteronomy where the law is…
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