All of Scripture testifies to the fact that behind every circumstance—behind every action and even the smallest of our daily activities—our God is working to unite all things in Jesus Christ, all for the good of his people and the glory of his holy name. This is the doctrine of providence, a work of love […]

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Luke’s account of the Acts of the risen Lord Jesus reveals much about the nature of church. Here, we discover how the church is to be joyfully devoted to doctrine, fellowship, and prayer; that it is a miraculous community confirming the truth of the gospel; and how it is built only by King Jesus through […]

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When Paul and Barnabas first came to Antioch in Pisidia, they entered the synagogue and were invited to share a word of encouragement with those in attendance. It’s here that Luke provides a summary of a typical sermon preached by the apostle Paul to Jews and God-fearers. He begins with an overview of Israel’s history, […]

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Perfect Peace and Rest (Isaiah 26)

The idea of “waiting” is incredibly counter-cultural in our fast-paced, on-demand world. And yet, waiting is what the Christian life is all about. In this message, Mitch Bedzyk encourages us to wait with patience and joy, knowing that God will provide us with perfect peace and rest. Note: This sermon was delivered during the COVID-19 […]

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The Lord, Our Keeper (Psalm 121)

Psalm 121 is a song that the church needs to hear and sing in every season, but especially seasons of distress, doubt, and fear. For here we are reminded that the triune God is our good and gracious Keeper. Note: This sermon was delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, when our Lord’s Day worship services were […]

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Looking to the Lord (Isaiah 17-18)

God’s people were constantly tempted to either fear the surrounding nations, or to trust them for security and prosperity. Ultimately, they were tempted to forget the Lord. For this reason, God gave messages through his prophets to reveal the judgment in store for these godless nations. In this section of Isaiah (chaps. 13-27), he takes […]

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The very first words spoken to mankind recorded in Scripture are well-known: “Be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:28).  From Genesis to Revelation, this theme of increasing and multiplying appears over and over again. Why? Because God is intent on creating a people for himself, for his glory. He is pleased to make the glories of […]

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Here I Am, Send Me (Isaiah 6:8-13)

Today, ministry ‘success’ is often defined by visible, tangible, quantifiable, and impressive results. But God’s Word is clear that “results” are up to God alone. We can plant the seed and water the soil, “but God gives the growth” (1 Cor. 3:6). So, if God alone is responsible for results (conversions, numerical growth, revival, etc.), […]

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