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Why Doesn’t God Do Something?

08/28/2012

We all know what it is to watch circumstances unravel, or wickedness prevail, and to wonder why God would allow such terrible things to happen. When a hurricane hits, or a terrorist strikes, the same question that is asked on every talk show also confronts our own faith -- why doesn't God do …

Tracing Creation Through the Bible

06/19/2012

In Russia, during the height of the Cold War, the citizens were kept so completely in the dark regarding current global events that they were convinced by the propaganda fed them regarding the poverty of the West, and that Americans were starving under the capitalistic system. They were convinced …

Irresistible Grace

07/06/2007

Our text is 2 Timothy 1:9. It speaks of God, Who is it that saved us? It is God that saved us. He saved us how? With a holy calling. We now come to the “I” of the TULIP, which is irresistible grace. We sometimes refer to this as effectual calling. We’ve already seen that salvation is of the Lord in …

Limited Atonement

07/06/2007

We continue with our series of messages on the Doctrines of Grace, using the word “tulip,” to assist us in remembering the topics. We’re ready for the “L,” which is limited atonement. The text is John 10:15:“As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” …

Perseverance of the Saints

07/06/2007

We come now to the final message in our series on the Doctrines of Grace. We’ve used the acronym “TULIP” as a way to easily remember each of these fundamental doctrines. So today we’re talking about the perseverance of the saints. Our text is Job 17:9, “The righteous also shall hold on his way, and …

Six Things to Remember in the Time of Crisis

07/06/2007

In many areas of our lives, we are regularly reminded of the possibility of a crisis. From early childhood, we are trained to know what we should do in an emergency. Even small children today know they can call 911 for help. In the public schools, one of the first areas of training is the fire …

Total Depravity

07/06/2007

Today I want to begin a series of messages on the doctrines of grace. Really, every time I preach, whatever subject we consider has a connection to grace, because the basic, fundamental, underlying principles of the grace of God are a foundation upon which everything does, indeed, rest. There’s an …

Unconditional Election

07/06/2007

We continue with the series of messages today on the Doctrines of Grace. We’re using the acronym “tulip.” The first of these messages was from the “T,” total depravity, dealing with the fact that man is a sinner, guilty before a holy God. We come to the second one now, the “U,” unconditional …