“To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ. Amen.”

If you are following the read-through-the-Bible plan with us, you have come to the end of Romans today. John Piper closed his sermon series on Romans with a prayer.  Here is the conclusion of that prayer,  Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans, Embracing Your Gifts Afresh But we turn now, Lord, from thanking you for your … More “To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Why Should God Bless You?

Coty Pinckney shares his insights on Psalm 67: So Psalm 67 and indeed all the Bible emphasizes that God blesses His people for the glory of His own name, so that His goodness, mercy, and love would be recognized and praised by men and angels. This is a fundamental biblical truth, but unfortunately we don’t hear … More Why Should God Bless You?

Piper: God’s purpose to be known and praised and enjoyed among all the nations cannot fail.

From “World Missions and the End of History,” a message by John Piper: God’s purpose to be known and praised and enjoyed among all the nations cannot fail. It is an absolutely certain promise. It is going to happen. Jesus said, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony … More Piper: God’s purpose to be known and praised and enjoyed among all the nations cannot fail.

God’s sovereignty, purpose, providence and human responsibility

Sin is sin. Betrayal is betrayal.  Evil is evil. Joseph’s brothers’ evil intentions to kill him shaped his life forever. The consequences from their actions are part of his history.  Joseph doesn’t excuse their behavior or act as if it never happened. BUT he sees God’s hand in his brothers’ treachery. He believes that God was working … More God’s sovereignty, purpose, providence and human responsibility

The enemies of God cannot overthrow His purpose of redemption and salvation.

Ray Stedman helps us take a step back and review the prophecies of Ezekiel: In chapters 25-32 there is a series of judgments pronounced against foreign nations which are guilty of crimes against the people of God. Since Israel could not sin with impunity, neither could other nations escape the wrath of God. But though … More The enemies of God cannot overthrow His purpose of redemption and salvation.

Seeing God in our pain

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord;  my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. 2 “There is none holy like the Lord;  there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. As we begin our readings of 1 & 2 Samuel this month, … More Seeing God in our pain

At the beginning of Matthew we still have a “come-see” pattern. But at the end the pattern is “go-tell”.

“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”….After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the … More At the beginning of Matthew we still have a “come-see” pattern. But at the end the pattern is “go-tell”.