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Dec 29, 2019

The attribute of God that answers to our longing for justice is the notion that God is the righteous Judge and that He deals with everyone on the basis of His righteousness.  We all have a deep-seated longing that wicked people are punished for their evil deeds and that honorable people are rewarded for their...

Dec 22, 2019

Originally Presented: February 10, 2008

Scripture Reading: Romans 9:18-23

This passage in Romans plumbs the depths of the design of God's mysterious sovereignty in salvation more deeply than perhaps any other Biblical text.  If God is a God of love, why would He create a man in the full knowledge that He would...

Dec 22, 2019

Scripture Reading: Luke 2

Almost all of the traditions which surround the Christmas season are rooted in non-Christian festivals of the past.  The date of Christmas (December 25) was associated with a Roman celebration called Saturnalia.  Evergreens were used as decorations because they represented enduring life.  Gifts...

Dec 15, 2019

Originally Presented: February 3rd, 2008 

Romans 9:12-20

In the first five verses, Paul poses the question as to why the Jews, with all their spiritual privileges, were not being saved.  His stunning answer is that not all ethnic Israel is true Israel (Rom 9:6).  It is only the chosen "children of promise" who will...

Dec 15, 2019

Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

One of the wonderful doctrines of the Christian faith is the truth that Jesus was born to a virgin … that He did not come into existence as a human being in the same manner as all other people.   And at the Christmas season, we sing about this virgin birth.

Silent night, holy night,...