Nahum-The Hard News of the Gospel

This week’s sermon, “Nahum-The Hard News of the Gospel,” from Nahum 1-3, is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

We need to embrace the hard news of God’s judgment if we embrace the good news of His grace.

  • Because God’s judgment flows from his character.
    • what he has told us about himself.
    • what he has shown us about himself.
    • what he has proven to us.
  • Because man plots evil against the Lord.
  • Because God calls it good news.
  • Because history teaches us how God deals with sinful man.
  • Remember that God had been gracious and slow to anger.
  • Remember that their evil caused untold suffering.
  • Remember that we deserved the same.
  • Remember that by this God is restoring and redeeming His people.
  • Remember that God is worthy of worship for His justice and holiness.
  • Remember that He is good and a stronghold for those who take refuge in Him.

God’s Plan of Salvation Pt. 2

This week’s sermon, “God’s Plan of Salvation Pt. 2,” from Micah 5:1-7:20, is the second of two sermons on the book of Micah and is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

We can trust God’s revealed plan of salvation.

  • We should trust that God’s plan of salvation is accomplished in Jesus Christ.
  • We should expect final victory for God’s people in their salvation.
  • We should expect God to cleanse His people in salvation.
  • We should expect God to deal with our ingratitude in salvation.
  • We should see that heart-centered obedience accompanies genuine salvation.
  • We should expect God to use discipline to bring His people to salvation.
  • We should see our utter need of His salvation.
  • We know that God will glorify Himself by our salvation.

Purpose In The Storm

Pastor Jon Kelly preaches a sermon from Matthew 14:22-23 entitled “Purpose In The Storm.”

Matthew 14:22-23 (ESV)

Jesus Walks on the Water

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.  After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

God’s Plan of Salvation Pt. 1

This week’s sermon, “God’s Plan of Salvation Pt. 1,” from Micah 1:1-4:13, is the first of two sermons on the book of Micah and is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

Trust God’s revealed plan of salvation.

  • We need to pay attention to His point of view.
  • We need to agree with Him about our sin.
  • We need to lament for the ruin of our sin.
  • We need to leave aside our own self-serving plans.
  • We need to learn the joy of being the remnant of His flock.
  • We need to repent in the face of judgement.
  • We need to fix our hope on His future Messianic kingdom.