The long title for this sermon is “Providence: The Cure for the Bitter, the Desperate, the Fearful, the Ungrateful, the Impatient, Complainers, Control Freaks, and More.” The reason is, providence is such a powerful teaching in the Bible; it shows us God’s constant, intimate, vigilant control over the universe, from the raising up of nations to the death of tiny birds.
For this reason, it is very practical; it affects how we relate to the events in our daily lives, and should have a great impact on how we react to interruptions, changes, failures and accidents.
This session looks at various questions related to Bible reading, such as, “Don’t we all just have our own interpretation of the Bible?” “Which Bible should I use?” etc.
In this session we look at genre and figurative language to see how they affect our interpretation of the Bible. We discuss questions such as, Do you take the Bible literally?
In this message we look at the most important principle in Bible interpretation. Without a grasp of this principle, we are sure to misunderstand Scripture!
This message looks at the relationship of faith and good works. Are works necessary for salvation or is salvation by grace alone?
In this message we look at the role of the Holy Spirit in God’s plan of redemption as well as in our daily lives.
In this message we look at the doctrine of the Trinity to see exactly what it teaches about God’s nature and what roles the Father, Son and Holy Spirit play in our daily lives. To show how this sort of study is practical, we look at how the practice of prayer is affected by understanding the Trinity.
In this message we look at God’s self-disclosure to Moses in Exodus 33-34. In this narrative God reveals his essential qualities to Moses, giving us one of the clearest, most profound insights into what he is like.
In this message we look at the church’s core purpose for existence, as articulated by Jesus: to make disciples. We look at the reason why we should make disciples and what it looks like in everyday life.
Do I have to go to church to be a Christian? What is the purpose of the church? These and other questions are addressed in this message as we look at what church life is all about.