Morning Sermon Series
Dr. W. Robert Godfrey wrote the following, with respect to Genesis: “The Bible begins with the sweeping declaration, ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ That declaration draws us back to the beginning of time, of the universe, and of the Scriptures. It affirms the eternality and absolute sovereignty of God. It evokes the faith and worship of God’s people. It contrasts biblical religion with many false teachings, among them that there are many gods, that matter is eternal, or that the world evolved without design or designer. Beginnings are important, and if we want to understand the teaching of the Bible as whole, it is vital to understand what it teaches about creation.” Genesis is foundational to understanding our beginning, our purpose, our plight and our destiny. Genesis commences the grand narrative of the history of the Triune God creating a people to rule, reign and rest with Him forever. It records the great rebellion and fall from this glorious creation and intention, followed by the promises and plan to redeem, rescue, restore and renew a people to live in perfect peace, purity and unity with God forever. We hope and pray that this series will be used by the Lord to grow us in His grace, increasing our faith, hope and love.
Evening Sermon Series
During the evening series we continue in an exploration of the Prophets. Rev. James Boice noted that the prophetical books dramatize the character of God in unique ways. In particular, God’s sovereignty, holiness, love, justice and covenantal fidelity are revealed. These prophets, books, and history are sometimes a bit foreign to us. However, we hope and pray that this series will manifest their timeliness then and now. In addition, we pray that they will reveal to us the person and work of Jesus Christ, as Jesus himself noted that all the prophets reveal him in one way or another. We pray that God will use this study of his word to nourish our faith in him and that he will sanctify us through his word and Spirit as he conforms us to the image of his beloved son.