Cary Cox, from Nahum chapter 3. Nahum shows us that God is justified to punish Nineveh for their sins. He is right and good in the expression of his fierce anger. God is glorious when he punishes sin, and glorious when he forgives sin. Christ took the wrath of God at the cross for us, so that we could experience the mercy of God in him!
Cary Cox, from Nahum 2:1-13. Nahum vividly describes the coming defeat of Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. God declares that he is “against” them. Who is God against? Who is he for?
Cary Cox, from Nahum ch1. What happened to Nineveh after they repented at the preaching of Jonah? Nahum tells us the rest of the story, and reveals God as the glorious and powerful God of wrath and vengeance against his enemies. God will destroy the wicked, and he will rescue and comfort his people!
Cary Cox, from Romans 3:19-20. There is nothing we can say to clear our guilt before God. There is nothing we can do to rescue ourselves from his righteous wrath and judgment. There is only Christ! The gospel removes every false hope until only Christ remains. Hope in him!
Cary Cox, from Romans 2:12-29. Paul removes all excuses from Jews and Gentiles. He kicks away everything we might trust in to protect us from the wrath of God, to show us how great is our need for Jesus Christ!
Cary Cox, from Romans 2:6-11. God will judge all people according to our works – what we have done, and what we seek in life. We will give an account for the outward things, and for our hearts. Christ is our only hope!
Cary Cox, from Romans 1:18-23. Why do we need to be saved? Because God is righteous and we are rebels against him! The first major section of Romans deals with the wrath of God. We tend to avoid this subject today, but it is absolutely essential to understanding the gospel of Christ. What is God’s wrath, and how can we be saved from it?
Cary Cox, from Joshua 5:13-6:27. In the battle of Jericho God reveals himself as the God of both fierce judgment and glorious salvation. We examine what the Bible says about the conquest of the land: God’s justice to destroy the people of Canaan, and his great mercy on his people in Christ!
Cary Cox, from Hebrews 10:26-39. The powerful warnings of Hebrews come to a climax, as two paths are set before us: We can shrink back from the church and ultimately from Christ, and face the fiery judgment of God. Or, we can draw near in faith until the end with the people of God, and receive the reward.
Cary Cox, from Colossians 3:1-11. It is impossible to live the Christian life without experiencing the miracle of conversion. But since believers are united with Christ through conversion, we are empowered to live Christ-centered lives. This involves “changing clothes” each day: putting off things that do not honor Christ, and putting on lives that are consistent with Christ-centeredness. First, we look at the “dirty clothes” to remove.
Pastor Cary Cox, from Matthew 3:1-12.
Imagine a time when no one had heard of Jesus Christ! Suddenly, after 400 years of silence from God, a man in the desert begins to shout about repentance. God’s kingdom is breaking into this world! We look at the link between God’s kingdom and his judgment of sinners. Repent!