Having surveyed God’s plan of salvation in history—from his purpose of election to the fulfillment of his promises—Paul’s argument in Romans 9-11 gives way to adoration. His extended look at the attributes, works, and purpose of God (theology) causes him to erupt in praise to God (doxology). In this sermon, pastor Matt preaches that worship […]

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The Desire to Know God (Ps. 145:1-9).

In Philippians, Paul writes: “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Php. 3:8). In Psalms, David writes: “I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever” (Ps. 145:1). What would […]

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Our All-Knowing, Ever-Present God (Ps. 139:1-12)

For the unbeliever, the truth of God’s omniscience and omnipresence is a terrifying reality. There is no word, no deed, no thought, nor hidden motive of the heart that is not completely exposed before our all-knowing God; “no creature is hidden from his sight” (Heb. 4:13). And if we dare attempt to flee from the presence of […]

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Theology and Doxology (Eph. 1:1-2)

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph 1:2). The epistle to the Ephesians is a gospel masterpiece, brimming with rich doctrine and radical application for the believer. It’s first half is almost entirely dedicated to “theology stated,” while the second half is devoted to “theology applied.” As we walk […]

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