Synopsis: As we have been looking at God's unchangeableness and faithfulness, we find them to be reasons why we can trust Him. But our text tonight also gives us further "Encouragement to Trust God." Our text tonight reveals what that is.
Synopsis: As we continue our study in the nature of our God, we come today to a text that declares a characteristic of God that holds monumental significance and is designed to not only fuel our faith but our faithfulness to Him as we obey Him and His truth.
Synopsis: Whenever we are making a purchase of something that is substantial, we want to know what kind of warranty that item carries. Whenever we contract with a vendor to provide a service, we want a guarantee of His quality of work in the form of a warranty. As we return to Malachi 3:6, tonight we want to answer this question: What guarantees that God does not change and cannot change?
Synopsis: The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once declared, “The only thing constant is change.” Although his statement may be a true observation about things in the created order, thankfully it's not true about God! Our text today is one of the clearest statements of one of our God’s unshared characteristics: His unchangeableness. What impact does the truth of God’s unchanging nature have on our thinking, living, and on our interpretation of the circumstances of life?
Synopsis: One of the fascinating tools of modern technology is the GPS capability many of us enjoy. Though at times we may find it unreliable or disappointing, we can still think of it as "guidance from above."
Psalm 32 speaks of another kind of guidance from above that is just as real, more fascinating and always reliable. We can enjoy the goodness of God's providential care as we look to him for guidance each day. From our text tonight, I want us to see three encouraging truths about this unique and divine "Guidance from Above"-- An Unfailing GPS.
Synopsis: What does it mean to live with a God-confidence? What does that really look like in life? Most vital to our spiritual well-being and to expressing the biblical trait of endurance is that each born-again believer learn from the Apostle Paul what it means to totally trust Him and then apply that understanding to life.
In tonight's text, let's note five components of a God-confidence that helps us understand what that looks like in life and what is involved.
Synopsis: Although he is only mentioned in four of the thirty-nine Old Testament books and twelve of the New Testament books, we are not to deduce that he an insignificant being. He is a real personality, not an inanimate force, with different names. The various names or titles of the leader of evil angels either express a quality of his character, a method of operation, or both. He uses a variety of schemes/methods to accomplish his purposes. Believers needs to be aware of this enemy for their own spiritual good.
Synopsis: Romans 15:4 teaches us that what we find written in the Old Testament were written for us to learn important truth, namely that through endurance and comfort of the Scriptures, we might have hope. In part 1 of our look at the life of Joseph, we find an excellent illustration of endurance with a courageous hope focused on Christ. Today's message highlights what is the encouragement for endurance--God's Providence.
Synopsis: How is the quality of endurance added to our saving faith? How is it developed? What separates this particular virtue that is to be a part of Christian character, from the common, secular understanding of the term? Our text today will indicate three ways we develop this trait of Christ-likeness.
Synopsis: Last week we began looking at the second main classification of angels - "evil angels" (Cf. Matt. 25:41). We considered their organization and their work. Tonight we look at three other aspects of their work.