Cary Cox, from Romans 9:30-10:4. Paul has been focusing on God’s sovereignty in salvation, but now he shifts to the necessity of human faith. We must believe the gospel! Israel failed because of God’s plan (from God’s perspective – Romans 9). But Israel also failed because they rejected God’s free gift of righteousness through faith in Jesus, seeking to establish their own righteousness through works of the law (from the human perspective – Romans 10).
Cary Cox, from Hebrews 12:18-24. We do not approach God through the old covenant he made with Israel. We worship God according to the better new covenant, enacted through the blood of Jesus Christ! An encouraging look at what we have in Christ.
Cary Cox, from Ezekiel 37:1-14. In Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones, we see a God who does the impossible, for his great glory! God raises the dead to life and restores our hope in him. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have new life, new hope and the promise of new bodies at the resurrection!
3 men in our congregation teach God’s word and share their hearts with the church. They speak about the call to come to Jesus, the love of the Father for us, and the believer’s love, zeal and ministry to one another.
Cary Cox, from Hebrews 5:11 – 6:3. The writer pauses his teaching on Christ’s priesthood to give a serious warning. He will warn against apostasy – turning finally from the faith. But first, he tells us what leads to apostasy: prolonged spiritual immaturity, which is caused by laziness in the things of God. When we fail to grow up in Christ we are walking on dangerous ground.
Cary Cox, from Colossians 2:6-10. Believers are called to walk out the faith we have received by living Christ-centered lives. But this Jesus-focused life is lived out in the context of a war! We must guard against Christ-less worldviews and stand strong in the gospel. All these competing worldviews are empty; the grass is not greener on the other side! Jesus is our all; we are complete in him!
Cary Cox, from Colossians 1:24-2:5. God’s word is an unfolding revelation throughout Scripture. Little by little God revealed his plan. At the coming of Christ God’s mystery was revealed to the church! His mystery concerns Christ at the center of all things, and his presence in the church (his people, including even the Gentiles!). As the church believes and proclaims the mystery of Christ we are strengthened and encouraged.