The scene described in Revelation 5 is one of cosmic significance. Here we see, in the right hand of him seated on the throne, a scroll sealed with seven seals (Rev. 5:1). This scroll is a symbol of the sovereign purposes of God for all creation. But the question the angel poses (Rev. 5:2) is […]
As Abraham and Isaac journeyed up the mountain in the land of Moriah, Isaac asked: “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” (Gen. 22:7). By faith, Abraham responded that God would provide for himself the lamb. Few, if any, could comprehend that centuries later a child would […]
At Christmastime, we love to sing traditional carols and hymns, proclaiming that “all is calm, all is bright ’round yon virgin mother and child—holy infant so tender and mild.” With such a peaceful description of Jesus’ birth, it’s easy to forget the bitter cup of God’s wrath which he came to drink in full. In […]
In this sermon delivered on Christmas morning, Pastor Dave opens up God’s Word to reveal and explain the gracious gift of the incarnation: how God himself came to dwell among us, live for us, suffer like us, and die to save us from our sins.
Addressing the people of Israel, the prophet Isaiah rightly foretold of God’s impending judgment coming against the nation. They were to be destroyed, ripped out of their homeland, and forced into exile, “thrust into thick darkness” (Isa. 8:22). Yet this darkness ultimately was not referring to their physical exile but their spiritual exile, their separation from God […]