Podcast: Gospel in Life

The God Who Can Be Known – Part 1

In the book of John, we see Jesus becoming human and making a way for us to have deep and personal fellowship with God the Father. God is not an unknowable, undefinable force, but a God you can have fellowship with. This sermon will show us: 1) What is f…

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The God With A Name

There’s nothing more practical than getting to know the true God of the Bible— because everything we do wrong and every experience of inordinate anxiety or anger or pride always comes because, at that moment, we’re forgetting who God really is. 
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The God Who Is

Whenever you are inordinately anxious, angry, proud, deflated, it’s because at that moment you’re forgetting who the God of the Bible is— or maybe it’s because you never understood who he was. That’s why there is nothing more practically important than t…

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Temptation

When God seems the most hidden, he’s often working the most for us — and we see that in this account of Joseph’s temptation. This sermon will examine three temptations Joseph experienced  and what they mean for us: 1) The power temptation; 2) The sexual …

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The Hiddenness of God

In the story of Joseph, we learn how to get perspective on the bad things that have happened in our lives. In this first chapter of Joseph’s life, we see three things: 1) The hidden depths of sin; 2) The hidden purposes of God; and 3) The hidden patterns…

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The Man the King Delights to Honor

Haman, the enemy of Queen Esther, is one of the most vivid case studies in the Bible of unchecked pride. We learn three things from the account of Haman: 1) The character of pride; 2) The deadliness of pride; 3) The cure for pride.
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The Silent Sovereignty of God

This sermon looks at the first two chapters of the book of Esther, which shows us how to follow God in morally, spiritually, and culturally ambiguous situations. We will see that 1) God is always at work in spite of appearances; 2) The world is obsessed …

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Rest From Our Enemies

At the end of the book of Esther, we see the nation of Israel receive a holiday, a day of rest from their enemies. God promised Israel that rest was going to be the upshot of his salvation. In this text we see three things: 1) How Esther got rest from he…

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If I Perish, I Perish

The book of Esther poses a fascinating question to us: In such morally, culturally, spiritually ambiguous situations as this, does God still work with us? We’ll see how God works in this passage under three headings: 1) The importance of being in the pal…

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Isaiah and the Crisis

The prophet Isaiah experienced God showing up at a point of cultural crisis and decline. Isaiah needed some way of facing the crisis and facing the future. When Isaiah experienced God showing up, what did he see? He saw: 1) A God who is not boring; 2) A …

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