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 […]

Episode 35: Meditating on the Works of God

“To meditate is to draw out the significance of the things that we remember. What does God’s salvation mean for me today? If this is true of who God is, then how should that shape the way that I think about where I’m at right now? May we be people who are confidently and freshly […]

Episode 31: Fueling our Faith and Worship

“One final encouragement – some of you feel stuck.. stuck in your anger… stuck in your worry… stuck in your fear… and in our counseling ministry we have seen different reasons for this – but one very common one is too much time fueling their idolatry and sin, and not enough time fueling their love […]