Trusting in Kings and Empty Things

Cary Cox, from 1 Samuel 12. Israel demands a king, rejecting God as their king. Samuel responds, calling them out. Anything or anyone we trust in besides the Lord is “empty” – it cannot save or satisfy! God is sovereign over world history, nations, kings, and choices. Our help and our trust is in the Lord!

God of Compassion – Jonah Study 9

Cary Cox, from Jonah 4. Jonah’s selfishness and anger is contrasted with the surprising, unstoppable compassion of God! His love is bigger than Israel, and he is glorious in his patience, kindness, and sovereignty.

God Over the Grave Part 2 – Jonah Study 5

Cary Cox, from Jonah 2:1-9. Jonah prays to God from the belly of the fish. He praises the greatness of God in his salvation, his sovereignty, and his steadfast love!

God of the Storm Part 1 – Jonah Study 2

Cary Cox, from Jonah 1:4-6. Jonah finds that he cannot run away from the word of God. And the Greater Jonah, Jesus Christ, answers the great question of God’s love for us.

Jonah and the Uncontrollable God – Jonah Study 1

Cary Cox, from Jonah 1:1-4. An introduction to the book of Jonah. Who was Jonah? Why did he run away from God? What do we learn about God? How are we like Jonah?

The Unchanging Goodness of God – James Study 5

Cary Cox, from James 1:16-18. God is good, and he consistently gives his people every good and perfect gift. By nature, God never changes, and therefore, neither does his generous goodness to us! The greatest example of his good and perfect gifts is his free choice to save us through the gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Sovereign Mercy of God – Romans Study 72

Cary Cox, from Romans 11:28-32. Paul sums up all his teaching from chapters 9-11 on Israel and the Gentiles. God’s people have hope only because of the sovereign choice of God, and his faithfulness to his promise! The glory of God’s mercy will be seen forever – both his mercy to Jews and also to Gentiles – in Christ!

 

The Purpose of the Potter – Romans Study 61

Cary Cox, from Romans 9:21-23. Paul explains the purpose of God, which is his pursuit of his own glory in all things. God will display his glory, both in his punishment of the wicked, and in his salvation of his chosen people in Christ. We look at the reason evil exists, and how all things will ultimately work for God’s glory and the good of his people.

The Unbreakable Chain – Romans Study 52

Cary Cox, from Romans 8:28-30. God has a special people, and he is working out his sovereign purpose for his people in everything that happens! We find encouragement and hope in the unbreakable chain of God’s saving purpose in Christ!

A Letter to the Exiles – Jeremiah 29

Steve Davis, from Jeremiah 29:1-14. God sent a word to his people who were in exile, through Jeremiah the prophet. God had not given up on them, even though he was disciplining them for their sins. He was unfolding a good plan for them, but it would include suffering. Consider the sovereignty of God and his great love for his people!

When God Intervenes – Joshua Study 11

Cary Cox, from Joshua chapter 9. Israel fails. They are tricked into making a peace treaty with the Gibeonites, instead of wiping them out! Yet God steps in with unexpected mercy! He is the God who intervenes and turns failures and messes into beautiful things for his glory and our good!

Kingdom66 – Parable of the Sower – Reactions to the Kingdom – Mat13 1-23

Cary Cox, from Matthew 13:1-23. Jesus begins his teaching in parables, both revealing and concealing truth according to God’s plan.  Many look promising at first, but do not endure to the end or produce fruit. Which soil are you?

Kingdom61 – The Need for Revelation – Mat11 25-27

Pastor Cary Cox from Matthew 11:25-27. In these 3 short verses we see Jesus breaking out into praise, glorifying God for being the Sovereign Lord who both hides and reveals spiritual truth! We are born in a state of blindness and we desperately need God to reveal truth to us. This is done only in Christ.

Kingdom32 – Worship the Newborn King – Mat2

Pastor Cary Cox, from Matthew 2:1-12.

Matthew is telling us that with Jesus’ coming the kingdom of God has burst into this broken world. The wise men being miraculously led to the Child give us a glimpse of what God is doing: people from every tribe, tongue and nation – Gentiles! – are coming into God’s kingdom through the powerful and sovereign work of God.