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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.