Tag Archives: God’s Sovereignty

Time – Gospel-Goad or Futility-Fuel (Worship Service, July 16th, 2017)

Title: Time – Gospel-Goad or Futility-Fuel

Passage: Psalm 90

Speaker: David de Bruyn

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: July 16th, 2017

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In the Midst of this Land (Worship Service, June 18th, 2017)

Title: In the Midst of this Land

Passage: Exodus 8:20 – 9:12

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: June 18th, 2017

Just as the first plague set the tone for the first three plagues, the fourth plague gives the theme of the second set of plagues. Back in 7:17, God said, By this you shall know that I am Yahweh. Now, in the 4th plague, But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, … that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. When Egypt is affected and Goshen isn’t, God will show convincingly that he, Yahweh, Israel’s God, is the one in the midst of the land of Egypt, performing these wonders of judgment. Thereby the 4th – 6th plagues take God’s purpose in the first three plagues and amplify it. Still, the foundational purpose of the plagues is that men know that Yahweh is God. Since he is God, we ought to love and obey him. Let’s look more closely at these plagues and see how God glorifies himself in them.

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Frogs, Gnats, & More (Worship Service, June 11th, 2017)

Title: Frogs, Gnats, & More

Passage: Exodus 8:1 – 9:12

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: June 11th, 2017

Last week we saw how the plagues are for the glory of God. The purpose of the first set of plagues is grounded in the purpose of the first, the turning of the Nile to blood. The Lord’s purpose in this plague is plain: by this you shall know that I am the LORD. In the first three plagues, God shows Pharaoh and the Egyptians that he, the God of the Hebrews, is truly God. As the plagues develop, he’ll amplify this message. Any man who takes up his Scripture and reads the Exodus account of the plagues ought to confess that Yahweh is God. There are several ways God glorifies himself in our passage.
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He Does Whatever He Pleases (Worship Service, March 5th, 2017)

Title: He Does Whatever He Pleases

Passage: Exodus 3:16-22

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: March 5th, 2017

The LORD has sovereign power and authority over all things. Yahweh is in control over everything that happens in the book of Exodus. That is because the Lord is over everything that happens, period. This passage is not only about what is about to happen, it is also about a Sovereign God who foretells what will certainly happen because he decreed those events. In light of this truth, the point of this morning’s message is we should trust our sovereign God who does whatever he decrees. Why should we trust God? 

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A Sojourner’s Faith (Worship Service, December 11th, 2016)

Title: A Sojourner’s Faith

Passage: Exodus 2: 11-25

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: December 11th, 2016

Through Moses’s pilgrim wanderings, we see the reality that God is sovereign over the lives of his servants. We are not Moses, and none of us have his calling. Yet, in our own lives, as people who are chosen by God to be his own special possession, as the elect of God, we must trust the wise providence of our invisible God, even when God’s providence leads us to places and circumstances that to us are unexpected and confusing. How can we do this? Moses gives us three examples in our passage to us of how we ought to trust the wise providence of our invisible God.

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