Trials, Refined Faith, and Inexpressible Joy (1 Peter 1:6-9)

Key Idea: Trials are God doing what is necessary to pursue what is precious. God will do what is necessary to pursue what is precious. The precious that God wants for us is refined faith. Refined faith leads to inexpressible joy. Joy in knowing and experience the object of your love (v. 8) Joy in […]

Help Me, Lord! (Mark 9:14-29)

Key Idea: God has all power and all compassion to help you in your suffering. Do you believe Him? I. Help, I’m Suffering! (Mark 9:14-22) II. Help My Unbelief! (Mark 9:23-27) III. Help Me, Lord! (Mark 9:28-29)

Justified by Faith (Romans 4:1-8)

Key Idea: God’s plan has always been for sinners to be justified by faith. The Blueprint of Faith (vv.1-3) The Betterment of Faith (vv.4-5) The Blessing of Faith (vv.6-8)

Understanding Unbelief (John 12:37-50)

1. Reasons for Unbelief: Trust in the sovereignty of God (vv. 37-43) Two Reasons for Unbelief 1a. Because of sin, people willfully refuse to believe. They would not believe (vv. 36, 42-43) 1b. In God’s sovereignty, people are unable to believe. They could not believe (vv. 38-40) – God’s sovereignty over belief/unbelief allows us to […]

Episode 36: Speaking to Our Troubled Hearts

“The gospel offers us hope in a God who was not willing to spare His own Son, but instead gave him up freely in order to save us. Jesus Christ, our lord and Savior was forsaken on the cross so that we might not be forsaken because of our sin and rebellion against God. This […]