Treasure in the Ordinary

This week’s sermon, “Treasure in the Ordinary” from Malachi, is the last in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

The Lord’s people treasure Him even in the midst of ordinary.

  • We treasure His redemptive love.
  • We treasure Him as a son honors his father.
  • We treasure His name.
  • We treasure Him without tiring of Him.
  • We treasure by leveraging our covenant heritage.
  • We treasure His covenant in the dace of temporary, tempting alternatives.
  • We treasure His justice even when we do not comprehend.
  • We treasure His coming judgement.
  • We treasure His with our tithed treasure.
  • We treasure His as worthy of our devotion.
  • We treasure His, because we are His treasure.
  • We treasure His promises for tomorrow.

An Open Field Before Us

This week’s sermon, “An Open Field Before Us” from Zechariah, is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

We can have the confidence to live to the Lord.

  • He gives us grace to return to Him.
  • He gives us freedom to thrive in Him.
  • He gives us the hope of His glorious, eternal kingdom

A Time for Building His House, Not Our Own

This week’s sermon, “A Time for Building His House, Not Our Own,” from Haggai 1:1-2:23, is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

Consider what kind of time it is.

  • Busy yourself with building for the Lord.
  • Join His work.
  • Be strong in the Lord of Hosts.
  • Trust His promise to bless.
  • Exult in His chosen.

The Day of the Lord and the Double Bind

This week’s sermon, “The Day of the Lord and the Double Bind,” from Zephaniah 1:1-3:20, is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

Seek the Lord before the Day of the Lord.

  • Because the Day of the Lord will sweep away the earth.
  • Because the Day of the Lord is near.
  • Because the Lord searches out the complacent.
  • Because you cannot afford the wrath of that day.
  • Because those who seek the Lord escape His wrath.
  • Because his wrath upon the nations should teach us to hear him.
  • Because the Lord is good.

Faith for Joy

This week’s sermon, “Faith for Joy,” from Habakkuk 1:1-3:19, is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

We need to live by faith to have joy in our salvation.

  • Because the joy of salvation can feel remote
    • …when God allows evil to abound.
    • …when God allows enemies to threaten and prosper.
  • Steps to take when our joy is threatened:
    • We need to bring our complaint to the Lord.
    • We need to wait on him in faith.
    • We need to see God’s plan for injustice.
    • We need to remember God’s saving acts.
    • We need to intentionally set our joy on Him while we wait in faith.