The Word of Him Who Calls (Romans 9:6-13)

As Paul begins Romans 9, he is grieved because the large majority of his fellow Jews have failed to respond to the gospel with faith. But his ultimate concern is God’s faithfulness to his promises. If Israel is “accursed and cut off from Christ” (Rom. 9:3), then have God’s purposes for them been frustrated? Paul’s […]

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Sin’s Wages and God’s Gift (Romans 6:20-23)

  In the final verses of Romans 6 the apostle Paul focuses on the outcomes living as slaves of sin and slaves of God in order to encourage the church, contrasting sin’s wages of death with God’s free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus. In this sermon, pastor Matt shows us that only those […]

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Under His Wings (Ruth 2)

In this sermon, pastor Keith shows how God’s providence and Boaz’s kindness led to Ruth’s abundance, and how Ruth serves as an example for all who ultimately take refuge under the wings of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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When “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness” (Rom. 4:3), he had responded to God’s word of promise with faith. But what this promise exactly? It wasn’t just to receive the land of Canaan but ultimately the entire world as his inheritance! In this sermon, pastor Matt once again teaches that […]

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The Gift of God’s Grace (Romans 3:21-26)

Having described the horrible and hopeless condition of humanity in Romans 1:18-3:20, Paul answers the all-important question: Since it is true that there is no one righteous, then how can anyone ever be right with God? How can anyone escape his holy wrath against sin, be liberated from the curse of the law, and delivered […]

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All of Scripture testifies to the fact that behind every circumstance—behind every action and even the smallest of our daily activities—our God is working to unite all things in Jesus Christ, all for the good of his people and the glory of his holy name. This is the doctrine of providence, a work of love […]

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The church is described throughout Scripture with several images, such as the family of God, the body of Christ, and the temple of the Spirit. As Paul bids farewell to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20, he uses another familiar picture of the people of the triune God: we are his flock, “the sheep of […]

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