We must take sin seriously because it can cause a ripple effect of responses we suffer through.
Psalm 37 When the wicked succeed, shun faithlessness and befriend faithfulness, for God rewards the righteous. Three godly responses when the wicked succeed: I. Shun faithlessness II. Befriend faithfulness III. Believe in Divine Justice
Christians can have confidence that God is a just Ruler, although there is still evil in this world.
Psalm 35 Within a Biblical framework it is right that we should pray for the defeat of God’s enemies. David’s four imprecatory requests: (1) Deliverance (2) Retribution (3) Vindication (4) Glory
The Big Idea: Fully trusting in God’s love, power and promises fuels impassioned praise (1) The platform for God’s praise (4-5) (2) The power and permanence of God’s Word and work (6-12) (3) The promise of God’s deliverance (13-19) (4) The proper responses to God’s character (20,21, 1-3)
We must zealously engage in confession as an outworking of faith and a source of blessing
When we are in the valley of sorrow, we must seek the Rock of Refuge. Five habits which will help us seek the Rock of Refuge: Cry for help (1–2) Remember God’s character (3–8) Get real (9–13) Be persistent in prayer (14–20) Praise His name (21–24)
John 12:20-37 Fulfilling our “chief end to glorify God” comes through much tribulation I. Request of the Greeks: No Gain Without Pain Triggered 12:20-22 A. Reaction of Jesus Illustrated 12:23-26 B. Reaction of Jesus Expressed 12:27-28 II. Reassurance of His Father: No Gain Without Pain Supported 12:29-30 III. Results of the Effort: No Gain Without…
Triumphant Humility Since King Jesus triumphs in humility, his disciples must follow his example. John 12:12-26 Two scenes that show the paradoxical nature of Christ’s kingdom 1) The Spontaneous reception of the King (12-19) 2) The true glory of the King (20-26)
The only logical response to seeing Jesus’ glory is wholehearted devotion.