Is your life unfolding according to chance, or a bigger plan? Jesus teaches about providence: the invisible hand of God guiding and upholding your specific life. This sermon explores John 16:25-33 (and some of Psalm 22) to see this providence not only in the good, but in the difficult.
Tag: sovereignty of God
Suffering from small thoughts about God no more [Sermon]
What is puzzling to you is a puzzle piece to God. When things seem just too much, maybe you need to ponder the hugeness of God. That’s what this sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21 explores.
Superabundant prayers to a superabundant God (Growing Deeper with Ephesians 3:14-21)
If we don’t comprehend the bigness of God, we’ll underestimate what he can do (and what he can do through us as well). This episode is a Bible Study of Ephesians 3:14-21.
We know who God is, but what is God?
In this podcast episode, I respond to a question at Westminster Church’s Q & A Forum: “We know who God is, but WHAT is God?”
Despite Our Circumstances [Sermon]
What does it look like to obey God no matter what, and to trust God’s control no matter what? And what kinds of things should we pray for in threatening circumstances? This is what I explore in this sermon on Acts 4:1-31.
Courage and holy boldness no matter what (Growing Deeper with Acts 4:1-31)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 4:1-31, a story about the disciples faith in the face of threat as a part of the young church; I stress 3 takeaways for our situation today.
Christ is in the Control Room [Sermon]
The one who needs to be in control is. (And it’s not you.) In this sermon on Luke 24:50-03 about the ascension of Jesus, I discuss how his cosmic coronation is very good news for his people today whether in Tokyo, Rio or Oro.
What Jesus’ ascension, coronation and control room can mean for you (Growing deeper with Luke 24:50-53)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Luke 24:50-53 and how Jesus’ ascension, coronation and control room can offer you more peace and confidence for the living of stumblesome days.
In good hands [Sermon]
Many people are “barely hanging on.” Is there a word from God to us on Palm Sunday, especially at a time like this? Yes. This sermon from March 29, 2021 provides one from Luke 19:28-44.
Should we say ‘If it’s your will’ when praying for someone to recover from illness?
When praying for someone to recover from illness, some people say, “If it’s your will.” Why? And isn’t that always his will? That’s was a question from a Q & A Forum that I answer here.
Playing Hurt [Christmas Eve Sermon]
After a brutal 2020, many of us feel like we’re playing hurt; maybe not physically, but in other ways. This message offers perspective and hope as we lick our wounds and peer into an uncertain 2021.
Not Limited By Your Limitations [Sermon]
This message is a high-level review of James and the Down-to-Earth series. We consider God’s wisdom we grow in Christlikeness, and find encouragement that God still God (no matter how much we fail) and is not limited by our limitations.
When life feels out of control [Sermon]
Do you feel out of control? Things seem to change daily in a pandemic. This sermon on Psalm 103 reminds us about who God is and who we can be as his people in uncertain times.