Jesus, the Greater Satisfaction

Last week, I wrote two posts (1, 2) with questions to ask when you read the Bible. Today, I want us to think about how to identify the false gods we worship and seek Christ as a greater affection as it relates to Bible reading. In any particular situation, we sin because we do not truly…

Exchanging God’s Glory for Created Things

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:22-23) Paul describes in verse 23 what this looks like.  The result of believing yourself to be wise in your own right is exchanging the glory of God…

Woe to the Idolater

In Luke 6:24-26, Jesus condemns people in general — and the Pharisees in particular — with four specific woes.  Here’s what he says: But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for…

Sermon 8: Sin Darkened Hearts

Sin Darkened Hearts Series: Redemption Pastor Steve Moltumyr Romans 1:18-32 God reveals righteousness and wrath.  Both of them reveal who God is. The wrath of God is a permanent, consistent attribute of God that is a holy response to everything that is unholy. Why do we deserve God’s wrath? We suppress the truth about God. We don’t…

Jesus’ Resurrection Has Implications for Your Life

A few decades ago, a lot of scholarly research was dedicated to finding the answer to the question, “Did Jesus really rise from the dead?”  Now, it seems as if everyone in this postmodern, relative society is not asking, “Did he?” but rather, “So what?” Let’s answer this practically: If a man died from a…

Praise God Because He Creates

In 1 Chronicles 16, David sings a song of thanks to the Lord.  In verses 25-26, David sings: For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be held in awe above all gods.  For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. What…