|preached||October 13, 2013|
|added||October 13, 2013|
|topics||Character of God, Thanksgiving|
It's not uncommon to hear people challenge themselves to "be more thankful." For the Christian, a grateful heart is a good measure of the work of grace in our hearts. Thankfulness doesn't begin and end with our circumstances, however. Because the experience of God's grace produces thankfulness that is grounded in the character of God, Christian gratitude doesn't depend on the good things that we have or lack, and the Christian can give thanks in all things.
|preached||June 2, 2013|
|added||June 2, 2013|
|topics||Biblical Figures, Character of God, Government, Jesus Christ, Redemptive History|
The book of Esther describes King Ahasuerus as an important man. As we study Esther together, however, it is important to remember that all authority on earth is derived from the authority of our sovereign Lord. The power, influence, and authority of King Ahasuerus fades to nothing when we consider Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
|preached||September 16, 2012|
|added||May 20, 2013|
|scripture||2 Peter 3|
|topic||Character of God|
According to Romans 2:4, God's kindness is meant to lead us to repentance. But have you ever considered the patience of God? Join us in looking at examples throughout scripture that illustrate God's merciful patience toward sinners who deserve nothing but immediate judgment.
|preached||October 8, 2012|
|added||April 27, 2013|
|topics||Character of God, Faith, Faithfulness of God|
It is often in the worst of circumstances when the Christian must affirm the unwavering faithfulness of God. That was the case when the book of Lamentations was written, and it remains true today. When hard times come, we bring to mind the faithfulness of God and have hope.
|preached||August 29, 2002|
|added||February 18, 2013|
|topics||Character of God, Jesus Christ|
When we are tempted to become discouraged, and when we allow the negative circumstances of life to press in upon us, one of our great anecdotes is to consider Him who endured humiliation by sinful men, but then was exalted to the highest throne. We will not grow weary and lose heart when we fix our eyes away from ourselves and on Jesus.
|preached||September 4, 2005|
|added||October 29, 2012|
|topics||Character of God, Christian Thinking|
When hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes or other disasters occur, we tend to think that God has fallen asleep on the job. Why would He let something like this happen? This timeless question finds its answer in God's providential and loving care. This is a God who plants His footsteps in the sea and the winds and the waves obey Him. This message was given in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but an understanding that God has loving reasons for all such events helps us rise above the storm, setting our minds and hearts on solid ground.
|preached||May 15, 2012|
|added||May 15, 2012|
|topic||Character of God|
Mark Dever, Senior Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., takes us behind the scenes of Scripture with Ezekiel as he receives his first vision in Ezekiel 1. Dever explains that preaching is firmly rooted not in a first century cultural expression but rather in the fact that we serve a God who speaks to us. Drawing five observations of God from Ezekiel’s vision, Dever presents a magnificent image of who God, the One who speaks to us, truly is.