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    February 17, 2019
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    Ephesians 1:11-14
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    Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual blessings to believers, marking them as belonging to God and assuring them of their future with him. That is what we discover in Ephesians 1:11-14, the final ...
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Resolved Praise
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
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1 hr 1 mins 55 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - One of the five rallying cries of the Protestant Reformation was the statement that we are saved by faith alone – sola fide! These words declared that salvation does not come from looking at our own works of righteousness, but from looking outside ourselves to another, to the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Bible is very clear that our own works do not merit salvation or eternal life (Titus 3:5; Eph. 2:9; Rom. 3:10). This means that no matter how good we are, we can never measure up to God’s standard (Rom. 3:23; Matt. 19:17; Isaiah 64:6). Our salvation depends solely and wholly upon Jesus as our substitute (2Cor. 5:21), and Savior from sin (John 1:29). Faith is the instrument or vessel that joins us to Christ and unites us to his righteousness. This treasured text in (Habakkuk 2:4) is a foundational stone for the biblical doctrine of justification by faith. Some say that the famous phrase is the key to the whole book, and perhaps the central theme of Scripture at large. God tells the prophet that “The righteous shall live by his faith.”
Treasured Texts
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
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43 mins 40 secs
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Standalone Messages
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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36 mins 46 secs
Speaker: Jotham Manoranjan - Toady we take a break from our regular series in the book of Habakkuk and study of passage from 1 Corinthians. We are introduced to a gospel-centric account of Paul's missionary journey to Corinth. Paul characterizes his time in Corinth as a time of weakness and fear, and yet we see the miraculous work of God in building up his church. We see evidence of the spirits working in bringing those who are blinded and lost to the light of the glory of the Gospel. Join us today as we study the life of Paul, his message, am a conversion of the believers at Corinth.
The Church Inside Out
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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41 mins 48 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman -
Resolved Praise
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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56 mins 12 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The judgment that the Lord was going to bring upon Judah was somewhat surprising to Habakkuk because it was going to be meted out through the evil, idolatrous Babylonians (1:6). This unjust, brutal nation was going to judge God’s people. But how could this happen, and how long would God allow “the wicked to swallow up the man more righteous than he” (1:13)? That was Habakkuk’s concern. It’s not that he believed Judah was blameless, he just couldn’t understand how an even worse nation could be God’s tool of judgement, and then seemingly just go about their wickedness without divine intervention. What the prophet had to understand is that God’s unconventional means don’t compromise his goodness. Rather, God’s means should engender faith. In Habakkuk 2, God made it clear that he would judge the Babylonians and ultimately he would deliver his people. In other words, God was telling Habakkuk, “Don’t worry about the Babylonians. They will get their just deserves too. Just live by faith and trust my timing and plan.” The Babylonians were going to be a tool in God’s hand, but they would be judged for their sin and wickedness in the end. Through a series of “woe” statements, God indicated the basis for his future judgment of the Chaldeans. When it comes to God’s justice, his judgment is certain. So, if you are suffering you need to wait for God’s judgment (2:3), if you’re sinning, you need run from God’s judgment (2:2) by running with his warning to his Son who was judged for you. Either way, trust God because his work is sure.
The Church Inside Out
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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26 mins 14 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman -
Resolved Praise
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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51 mins 17 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - C.S. Lewis famously wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” In Habakkuk 1:5-11 God used his megaphone to talk to the prophet and his people. Great pain and suffering were going to come to Judah in the form of a Babylonian invasion. And through it God would rouse the deaf world. Now, Habakkuk couldn’t understand God’s timing or means, he couldn’t see God’s expansive work beyond his own people, but the prophet had to learn to accept God’s work and word. Habakkuk had to come to the realization that God could bring salvation even through judgment. So in our pain and suffering, may the Lord help us to trust his purpose and plan. May he open our eyes and dig out our ears so that we will stand in wonder and astonishment at his ways.
Resolved Praise
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
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45 mins 13 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - There are seasons and circumstances where our knowledge of God and our evaluation of life don’t correlate. Perhaps the wicked seem to be flourishing, or maybe the righteous are oppressed. Perhaps violence and wickedness abound and yet God seems distant and silent. Have you ever struggled with a disturbing situation and wondered about God’s timing or tolerance? Have you ever asked “how long” or “why” in the midst of difficulty? One thing a maturing Christian should understand is that God’s ways are not our ways, and thus we must always be humble in how we think about God’s work in our lives. Thinking we have God “figured out” can be a real barrier to walking humbly with him. The fact is, we have to learn to trust God in the dark (Isaiah 50:10) “Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.” As Habakkuk the prophet looks around at violence, contention, injustice and wickedness, it seems as though darkness is closing in and God is nowhere to be found. So will he trust God when he has no light? More importantly, will we? May the Lord anchor our faith in darkness when God’s timing and tolerance don’t seem to make sense.
The Church Inside Out
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
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33 mins 43 secs
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Standalone Messages
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
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35 mins 6 secs
Speaker: Josh MacAvoy - We have all heard it said, "familiarity breeds contempt." Our days are filled with tasks and habits so familiar, that we can almost perform them mindlessly. Of all the routines ion each week, our worship and response to God should never be take for granted or treated with contempt. This Sunday, we will look at Psalm 95, where God's people are exhorted to respond to God in anything but a routine fashion. Psalm 95 guides us along through exuberant praise, reverent contemplation, and a very timely warning regarding our response to God's word. In preparation, you can prayerfully consider Psalm 95 and Hebrews 3:7-4:13.