The main point of Paul’s sermon at Pisidian Antioch was that “God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised” (Acts 13:23). He began with a summary of Israel’s history to show that with the coming of Jesus, God had proven faithful to his promises to rescue humanity. But the question remains: How […]

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Good Friday isn’t good because it shows us how good we are or how valuable we are to God; Good Friday is good because it shows us the riches of God’s glorious grace and steadfast love toward unworthy and rebellious sinners. In this brief message, pastor Matt reminds us that the love of God in […]

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Egypt, My People (Isaiah 19-20)

As history has shown, there is nothing mankind can do to bring about world peace. Why? Because this world is full of proud and selfish people with sinful hearts! As the Apostle Paul writes: “In their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of […]

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Our God Does All He Pleases (Isaiah 10:5-34)

From the very beginning of history, humanity has questioned God’s authority. We often find ourselves asking “Who’s running this show? If God is really in control, then why is this happening?” We then fall for all kinds of unbiblical answers to this question of who or what is in authority: Fate or destiny. Luck or […]

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In the tapestry that is the history of redemption, the threads of God’s awesome holiness and covenant love are woven together.  This brings about a tension as we read through the Old Testament: How can God’s holiness and love coexist? How can a holy God dwell among a sinful people? The answer to these important […]

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We know that forty days after his resurrection, and after appearing to over 500 people, Jesus ascended into heaven to the right hand of the Father. He now intercedes for us and will one day return in glory. But, with Jesus no longer physically in our midst, how can we know that Jesus is truly […]

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In the Old Testament, three significant types of people were anointed and set apart for service: prophets, priests, and kings. When Jesus came into the world, he came as the Christ, the Anointed One par excellence. And as the Christ, he holds all three of these offices. As prophet, he reveals the will of God for our […]

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Judas and the Roaring Lion (Luke 22:1-6)

As the Passover drew near, the chief priests and the scribes were plotting to destroy Jesus. But most tragic of all, “Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot,” who decided to betray him (Luke 22:3-4). Judas, being disillusioned and disappointed by Jesus, being controlled by the love of money the cares of this world, and being […]

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Obedience unto Death (Phil. 2:8)

All throughout the Old Testament, we read of the blessings for obedience and the curses for disobedience. We also repeatedly see the failures of God’s people to uphold the law, maintain covenant faithfulness, and walk in obedience to their God. To answer the Psalmist, no one could ever ascend or dwell upon the hill of […]

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