Audio Resources

September 20, 2023
Genesis 13 & 14
As we're studying Genesis, we're thinking about God's plan for the world - how God is going to fix everything! Genesis forces us to step back and think about the great big thing God is doing in this world and how he's doing it and what our response needs to be. We're living in a world that's cursed. We see the consequences on ourselves. We're full of sin, continually unable to be our own savior. And we see the consequences on our relationships with one another. By the time we get to Genesis 12, we're asking what is God going to do? Well God chooses Abram and he makes him some big promises in Genesis chapter 12. These are some of the most important promises in the Bible. God promises Abram three things, seed, land and blessing.
September 15, 2023
Philippians 1:12-14
Paul is going to explain what the Philippians have been waiting for, which is a report on how he is doing personally, and if the gospel mission has failed. Yet Paul doesn't just give them details, but a whole theology on how to view our circumstances when they don't turn out as planned (cf. Gen. 50:20). Paul's imprisonment might have seemed hopeless for the gospel to go out...but it hasn't! Instead, Paul has been able to evangelize Roman elites (v. 13), and encourage other believers by his joyful and faithful example (v. 14). The point for us is that we need to have a gospel perspective in our circumstances. When we care about the gospel more than ourselves, we get to see all the ways God wants to use us in our daily lives. Only then can the Christian life be fully participated in, and real abiding joy can be found!
September 8, 2023
Philippians 1:9-11
If the gospel is so important, how can I become a the kind of person who would represent it well? That's Philippians 1:9-11. In this single sentence (3 verses) Paul explains 3 things. First, he explains how we should grow; we should be people which a mature and God-centered love. Second, the 'why' we should is because we want our lives to have been honorable to Christ when he returns. Third, Christ himself has promised this growth. The same righteousness credited to us in salvation is promised to come from us in sanctification. What a blessing! Im so excited to get into this text with you all!
September 1, 2023
Philippians 1:3-8
We're getting into the text of Philippians tonight with this thought: you can't just force yourself to be joyful (#nike). Joy is an attitude, not a feeling; but even attitudes need to be cultivated and grown. That's how Paul thinks of joy; as an attitude that naturally arises from considering the gospel. Specifically, consider 2 joys of the gospel: gospel partnership and gospel assurance (in Christ).
August 25, 2023
Too often, both believers and non-believers assume that Christian's live guilt-ridden, non-exciting, pleasure-denying lives...that's why I'm excited to start getting into the book of Philippians with you all! Because Paul explains the truth that, even in difficult circumstances and situations, the gospel of Christ guarantees a life of joy: because it guarantees life in Jesus himself!
July 30, 2023
Eph. 6:11-12; Luke 4
When it comes to spiritual Warfare, we need to know our enemy. If we are going to stand against the Devil and His schemes, then we need to be aware of what He is like, and prepared for His plans against us