The God of Second Chances (Jonah)
Introduction : A few years ago I began teaching Bible at Bethel Christian School for 11th & 12th grade. I began to notice that some of the students were struggling with my tests and the amount of information I was asking them to remember. The curriculum we were using was pretty challenging so I decided…
Attributes of God
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 253 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…
Introduction The last line in the book of Judges shows us the state in which the nation of Israel is at in this point in history. In those days there was no king in Israel; all the people did what was right in their own eyes. The people are doing what they want. Israel has turned to idol worship and…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 111 views
Lamentations 3:22-24 “[Because of] the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!  I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.” (HCSB) Arthur Winston was a model of faithfulness. He was known…
I go to church. I hear the Word, not just on Sundays, but in my own reading. I meditate on it in my own prayer times. I hear what I have to work on. I understand moral behavior. I hear commands and law. And I get to work. I think that by hearing, I will improve. Why do I think that? Because that’s how…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 57 views
2 Cor. 12:8-9 "Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me." Every…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 54 views
David is suffering under the persecution of others because of His sin. The exact sin is unknown, but speaks of his plea for mercy in judgement and grace (unmerited favor) that delivers him from his enemies. David's suffering included shame and anxiety over the work of his enmies and his Sin. This Psalm gives us a great example of seeking God's mercy and grace when we sin.
The End of Chapter 8 How do we know God works all things together for the good of His people? Because of His Unbreakable Chain of Salvation Foreknew, Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified How can we be sure? Hasn’t He failed with Israel? Chapter 9 True - Majority of Israel stands condemned b/c Not…
Galatians: SOAR! Faith Without Limits "The Gospel, Grace, Freedom"
Have you ever been going strong in your Christian walk, and then you fall flat on your face… Again? Today we are given an example of this. There was a man... He boldly and emphatically declared rightly that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God! Then... a few moment later Jesus looks at him…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 43 views
God’s gracious favour shown both to Israel and to the Gentiles. God accepts people who respond to him, and worship that is offered sincerely and is accompanied by wholehearted commitment.
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 41 views
Hebrews 12:14-17 “Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness—without it no one will see the Lord.  See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.  And see that there isn’t any immoral or irreverent person…
Steve • Sermon • • 36 views
Intro Last week we began a new series called “Stand Firm.” We’re examining Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. Paul visited Galatia, led a small group to Christ and planted a church. Unfortunately, some others came to Galatia and said, “If you want to be a real Christian, you need to...” Paul says,…
The Book of Acts
Rick Crandall • Sermon • • 34 views
Our world needs Christians like Barnabas! How can I be a disciple who makes a difference? 1. By the grace of God (vs. 21-23). 2. By firmly gripping the Lord (vs. 23-24). 3. By going where the Lord leads (vs. 22 & 25-26). 4. By gathering together with other Christians (vs. 26).
Jonah: A Tale of Unexpected Mercy
Are you running from God? He is faithful and relentless in his pursuit of his children even using some of life's most difficult circumstances to draw them to himself.
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A term used to refer to the character of God, especially his favour towards his people. For God to turn his face to his people is to offer them his grace and help; for God to turn his face against his people is to withhold his favour and blessing. To seek the face of God is to seek his favour.