Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 4,459 views
Psalm 18 is a wonderful summary of praise and thanksgiving for God’s protection over the course of David’s life. The Psalm is repeated nearly identical in 2 Samuel 22. Psalm 18 recounts God’s protection and the reason for God’s protection with beautiful imagery – calling God his strength, rock, and fortress.
Attributes of God
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 914 views
Review of God’s love: Last week, we Defined God’s love, mostly using J.I. Packers definition, as this: (Adapted from J. I. Packer, Knowing God, Pg. 123) Love Defined: God’s love is an exercise of his goodness toward individual sinners whereby, having identified himself with their welfare, he has given…
Aaron Sturgill • Sermon • • 835 views
Introduction Introduction Duncan McColl. Two towns, Calais, ME and St. Stephen, N.B. share an amazing history. There is one anecdote that most residents will happily share. During the war of 1812 we ran out of gunpowder for the fourth of July. Calais asked St.Stephen and St. Stephen let us borrow their…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 673 views
A God Ready to Forgive. What wonderful words to hear? Ezra confesses that God is always ready to forgive and then describes the character of God that makes him ready to forgive. The following words are some of the most comforting words found in our Bibles. We so often struggle with God’s love. When we sin – we wonder if God loves us. When we suffer – we wonder if God loves us. Yet this passage should clear any doubt. God always loves and forgives those who seek his name.
Introduction Illustration : We’ve all experienced it. Phone is lagging. Computer is stuck. Call tech support… “Turn off device to refresh the system”. Reboot. Why? Do any of us realize what that is really doing? (like most of us when our car doesn’t start. Open the hood to look under) Refresh: to restore…
The deepest possible expression of God’s character. Though God loves all people, he is especially committed to sacrificial, loyal relationships with his people.
Aaron Sturgill • Sermon • • 218 views
Love rejoices when truth triumphs (13:6). Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 176 views
Nahum 2-3 continues the declaration of God's vengeance against Nineveh because of his unconditional love to Israel. In that sense, Nahum is a love letter to God's people. As we consider the historical and prophetic parallels found in Nahum - we learn that God has magnificent love, wisdom, power, and justice. The story of Nineveh should encourage us that our God is the only one who can meet our needs. All other love, wisdom, power, and justice pale in comparison to the magnificence of God displayed in Nahum 2-3.
12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” Intro: If the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't enough, it is layered…
By The Will of God, A Study Through Ephesians
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being…
Introduction Believers lost their homes, property, money, possessions. It was terrible persecution. They were living for Christ - The only thing to encourage them was to Gospel story. Just like today, people wanted to hear about: Salvation eternal life hope But, they don’t want to hear about: Repentance…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 68 views
Ezra recounts in his prayer how Israel responded to the blessings of God (9:6-15) with rebellion and disobedience. The text summarizes Israel's people as being prideful, stiff necked, breaking the Law, and indiffirent to God. As we compare the NT to God's work with Israel - we can be just as prideful, rebellious, disobedient, and indiffirent. We often are amazed at the Apostasy of Israel in the face of such mighty love and power. But the Gospel represents even greater power and grace. We ought to live by faith as we consider the power and love of the Exodus and the Gospel.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 44 views
Does your struggle seem like it won’t end? Does your heart ache all day? This is the same struggle that David had. We do not know exactly the cause of his struggle, but he agonized awaiting God to answer. God seemed far away to him. Yet, David turned to Yahweh for help. He declared, “Consider me”. In light of God’s Steadfast love (v. 5) David confidently awaiting God to answer is plea for help. Likewise, through Jesus Christ God loves us. God in his wisdom may allow us to wait for his answer. But he always will bring deliverance because of His steadfast love for us.
Today we celebrate Palm Sunday—when Messiah entered the city of Jerusalem to start the Passion Week and was greeted with triumphal praise. As the crowds gathered, they shouted out a quotation of the 118th Psalm, “Hosanna…Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!” Let's consider the setting there in Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday and then look at the original quoted Psalm, where we find a timely and encouraging challenge for each of us.
God in Everyday Life: Exposition of the Book of Ruth
What does faithfulness look like in everyday life? What does it look like for a person who the Lord is honoring because in fact that person has honored him. In this sermon we will see the characteristics of someone who honors God in everyday life.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 32 views
Introduction: One of the most admirable examples of love in this world, is a parent who faithfully takes time to train up their children. ILLUSTRATION: A parent who faithfully and out of love, unconditionally teaches them (a) I think of the couple who is newly married, and tries have a child. But after…