Gospel

How To See God

  • 28 April 2016

The Bible has some interesting things to say about the importance of God’s Word and how it relates to His personal presence with us.

Everyone wants to experience a deeper intimacy with God and feel a greater sense of His presence and be filled with more of His Spirit. And the Bible tells us that the main way that happens is through His Word, the Bible.

It is helpful to think of this in trinitarian categories - God’s word as a revelation of God, more specifically of Jesus Christ and, more specifically again, the Spirit of Christ.

GOD

But do you love Him?

  • 8 July 2015

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
(Psalm 27:4)

The Whole Counsel Of God

  • 29 October 2014

Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Captiol Hill Baptist Church, preached 66 sermons on every book of the Bible. The Old Testament sermon series was made into the book Promises Made.  The New Testament Overview series formed the book Promises Kept. The entire series available online and the links posted below.

Junior Youth Guild - The Gospel Project

  • 24 September 2014

The Bible is not a collection of stories. It is one story, the story of God’s plan to rescue His people from sin and death. It is the story of redemption, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. And it’s our story, too.

This year, Junior Youth Guild will be using The Gospel Project for Kids. It is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more.

How faith glorifies God

  • 14 June 2013

"Let’s illustrate this for the children. Your daddy is standing in a swimming pool out a little bit from the edge. You are, let’s say, three years old and standing on the edge of the pool. Daddy holds out his arms to you and says, “Jump, I’ll catch you. I promise.” Now, how do you make your daddy look good at that moment? Answer: trust him and jump. Have faith in him and jump. That makes him look strong and wise and loving. But if you won’t jump, if you shake your head and run away from the edge, you make your daddy look bad. It looks like you are saying, “he can’t catch me” [i.e., he's incompetent] or “he won’t catch me” [i.e., he's mean] or “it’s not a good idea to do what he tells me to do” [i.e., he's unwise]. And all three of those make your dad look bad.

 
 

When I say I am a Christian

  • 6 February 2013
When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting, "I’ve been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost!
That's why I chose this way"
 
When I say, "I am a Christian"
I don't speak with human pride
I'm confessing that I stumble—
Needing God to be my guide
 
When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong
I'm professing that I'm weak
And pray for strength to carry on
 
When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success
I'm admitting that I've failed
And cannot ever pay the debt
 
When I say, "I am a Christian"
I don't think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
Asking humbly to be taught
 
When I say, "I am a Christian"

Good News vs. Good Advice

  • 10 June 2012
...think this out: here is a king and he goes into a battle against an invading army to defend his land. If the king defeats the invading army he sends back to the capital city messengers, very happy envoy. He sends back, “good news-ers” with his report. They come back and they say, “It has been defeated! It’s all been done! Therefore respond with joy and now go about your lives. Conduct your lives in this peace which has been achieved for you.”
 
But if the invading army breaks through, the king sends back military advisers and says, “Swordsmen over here and marksmen over here and the horsemen over here. We’re going to have to fight for our lives.” Dr. Lloyd-Jones says that every other religion sends military advisers to people. Every other religion says, “You know, if you want your salvation, you’re going to have to fight for you life.” Every other religion is sending advice, saying, “Here are the rights, here are the rituals, and here are the laws and regulations. Earthen works over here, marksmen over here. Fight for your life.”
 

Christmas in a nutshell

  • 24 December 2011

The Doctrine of Propitiation

  • 16 September 2011

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