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Sun, Dec 08, 2019
Duration: 31 mins 1 sec
"Mighty God" seems to us like an obvious statement of the Messiah's divinity. But in reality, refering to human leaders as "gods" was fairly common, even in the Old Testament. We trace the stages of how this hyperbolic title of honor became literally embodied by Jesus, the God-man.
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
Duration: 33 mins 26 secs
We begin our Advent Series looking at the first title in Isaiah's prophecy in 9:6. Jesus is predicted to be the perfect king who will be a "wonderful counselor". But what does that mean? How did he fulfill that? We explore the New Testament to find the answers to those questions in this mornings message.
Sun, Nov 24, 2019
Duration: 39 mins 14 secs
We wrap up our 1 Kings series by studying the second main message Elijah's life prophetically proclaimed. Namely, he and his prophet-peers pointed to the reality that God righteously reigned and was in control of all things.
Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Passage: 1 Kings 17-19
Duration: 33 mins 30 secs
God raises up prophets like Elijah, not as fortune-tellers but rather as key messengers to confront and encourage his people. In this part one, we see how Elijah's life demonstrated how God powerfully provides like no one and nothing else.
Sun, Nov 10, 2019
Duration: 29 mins 31 secs
My many measures, the reigns of Omri and Ahaz were excellent times for the kingdom of Israel. Despite the political stability and economic prosperity, the nation lacked religious piety. Because sin and evil worsened and progressed, all of their other advancements became meaningless. Prosperity is a tragedy when it comes at the expense of piety.
Sun, Nov 03, 2019
Israel and Judah's apostasy and rebellion continue to worsen. Their history that's recorded in 1 Kings 14-16 is littered with evil kings though occasionally a good one rises up. Overall though, even the good leaders don't totally reform their nations. Half-measures of repentance fail to cure their full-measures of rebellion. And the same is true for us.
Sun, Oct 27, 2019
Passage: 1 Kings 13
Duration: 36 mins 48 secs
We continue our look at the evil King Jeroboam and how his life reflects the darkness of sinful decisions. Depravity always leads to disaster, especially when we waver in our obedience and ignore the warnings God puts in our way.
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
Duration: 33 mins 29 secs
Jeroboam was placed in charge of the northern tribes of Israel directly by God. Despite this great opportunity, he squandered it because of his own fears and insecurities. He was dedicated to doing his own thing and that led him and the nation astray. His life exemplifies how disaster always comes to those who are dedicated to depravity.
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
Duration: 31 mins 4 secs
God is a gracious God, but he is not going to prevent us from feeling the consequences of bad choices and dumb decisions. King Rehoboam made some extraordinarily foolish decisions when he came to power and God let him feed on the fruits of that foolishness.
Sun, Oct 06, 2019
Passage: 1 Kings 11
Duration: 48 mins 28 secs
Solomon's reign began with a roar but ends in a whimper. And yet God will not abandon his people. Dr. Rock LaGioia leads us to discover how God's unconditional promises can't be thwarted by the sins of his people.
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