Earthly adoption provides us with a beautiful picture of what spiritual adoption looks like. And, the realities of our spiritual adoption in Christ serve to fuel our passion for and commitment to adopt and support those who are seeking to live as adoptive families.
We exist to know Jesus. Thankfully for us, we are not left to imagine who Jesus is or what he might be like. Jesus himself tells us exactly who he is – He is the “I Am.” But, what does it mean that Jesus is the “I Am”? In this sermon we explore each of […]
Paul tells Christians they should be praying at all times in the Spirit. What does that look like in every day life? Why is prayer so vital? We explore those questions and more as we consider what Paul taught these young Christians about prayer.
Writing to young Christians, Paul explains that the gospel is of first importance. “I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you…I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised […]
Paul tells us that God has begun a good work in us – but where is he going with all of this? What is the end game in his work of redemption in my life? The doctrine of glorification answers those questions. Some people wonder if they’ll make it to the end – will they […]
Redemption is “God’s act of rescuing his people from an alien power and of bringing them to freedom so that they can live as his people.” (Goldsworthy) We all need redemption, and we need to learn to rest in Christ and the work he has done to accomplish our redemption. As we continue looking to […]
What is justification? The Westminster Larger Catechism defines justification as “an act of God’s free grace unto sinners, in which he pardons all their sins, accepts and accounts them as righteous in his sight, not for anything wrought in them, or done by them, but only for the perfect obedience and full satisfaction of Christ, […]
How do you know you are a Christian? How confident are you in your profession of faith, and, what is the source of that confidence? Very often we experience doubt, insecurity, and lack of confidence in our redemption. But, as we’ll see in Exodus and throughout Scripture, the antidote to the insecurities of your heart […]
Last week we began exploring the theme of Redemption. We all need redemption – it’s required. Mike Wilkerson writes: “We need redemption from the idols we worship and the wounds we carry.” But, we are powerless to accomplish that redemption. How then is our redemption accomplished? Graeme Goldsworthy explains: “Redemption is God’s act of releasing […]
What is redemption? Graeme Goldsworthy defines redemption this way: “God’s act of releasing his people from an alien power and of bringing them to freedom so they can live as his people.” We all need redemption from the curse and condemnation of sin. In his book, Redemption, Mike Wilkerson writes: “We all need redemption from […]