The Supreme Worth Of Jesus

Philippians 3:1-11 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also.

Striving Side By Side For The Faith Of The Gospel

Philippians 1:27-2:4 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents.

A Faithful God And His Fragile People

You need to be constantly having the Bible shape your thinking and your feelings about God. What comes to your mind when you hear the word “God.” Right now, specifically what comes to mind? What words or thoughts or attributes come to mind when you hear the word "God". The answer to that is crucial to how you think, feel and act. This needs to by crystal clear in your mind. Psalm 103 is a gift from God to help us know who God is, what he does, and who we are.

Psalm 119: Memorization and Meditation

This is the sixth sermon I will have done from the Psalms. The uniqueness of the Psalms is that it deals with the volatility and power of human emotions within the constancy of God’s sovereignty and his truth. The psalmists never treat human emotions as the ultimate truth that allows them to do whatever they want to. The Psalmists describe how they feel and then remind the reader of the truth of who God is and what he will do for his people. Proper, God-exalting feelings find their roots in powerful, God-revealed truths. When those are synced together, it becomes a powerful motivation for obedience.

The Blessed Life

This will be the fifth sermon I’ve preached on the Psalms. It started out with Psalm 23 in which I wanted to show that familiar Bible passages can be full of glory that we’ve never seen before, simply because we read over them too quickly. The other three sermons have been from Psalm 16, 42 and 130. I plan to continue preaching from the Psalms as much as I can for several reasons, but there is one compelling reason that rises to the top.

Hope In God

Psalm 42:5-6a – Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Grace Church we are back in the Psalms again this morning. The only difference is, we will be looking mainly at one single verse from a Psalm instead looking at the entire chapter.

Soul Preservation And Joyful Adoration

Psalm 16 begins with David asking God to preserve his life and culminates 11 verses later describing God as his full joy who gives him eternal pleasure. Between verses 1 and 11 there is much to see about who God is towards his people, and what his people are to do in response to that. This Psalm is packed with truths that are meant to cause us to have joy and pleasure at being in the presence of God even in the midst of trials. It is a beautiful supplement to what we've been going through in I Peter and we will see how this all points towards Jesus.

Hope in The Midst of Sin and Despair

This Sunday Kyle Puelston will be preaching from Psalm 130. Please take some time this week to read over this Psalm of mercy. As you do, please pray for Kyle as he prepares to serve us in heralding God's word. Pray that God would bring him deep love (for God and us), clarity of thought, and a holy unction from the Spirit of God to work powerfully in us for God's glory.

Vote As If You’re Not Voting

There has been a tsunami of articles, blog posts, social media posts, and discussions about this Presidential election. Two days before we as a nation go to cast votes I want us as a church to keep some really important truths in our hearts and minds. We have something to learn from the first century church in this passage about how the responded in the face of trials and uncertainty. We will look at the church's situation in Acts 4, what their hope was in during the situation, and what their response was afterwards.

The Report, The Prayer, And The Song

Habakkuk 3:1-19

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
O Lord, I have heard the report of you,
and your work, O Lord, do I fear.
In the midst of the years revive it;
in the midst of the years make it known;
in wrath remember mercy.
God came from Teman,
and the Holy One from Mount Paran.                                  Selah
His splendor covered the heavens,
and the earth was full of his praise.