What ‘I AM WHO I AM’ Means | John Piper

In John Piper's book Providence, he very helpfully lists out ten dimensions of meaning that are declared by God's name, Yahweh, and His declaration of Himself, I AM WHO I AM. Although I did not have time last Sunday's sermon to read such a lengthy quotation, it is certainly worth sharing here (and the book …

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Joy in Christ

Think About These Things | Philippians 4:8-9

This sermon was originally preached in 2018. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice …

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O How I Love Your Law!

I Cling to Your Testimonies | Psalm 119:31

I cling to your testimonies, O LORD;let me not be put to shame! Psalm 119:31 ESV Continuing on from the psalmist’s previous two declarations to put away false ways and to walk in the way of faithfulness through knowing and following God’s law, the writer now cries for the LORD to keep him from being …

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The Most Critical Need of This Hour | A. W. Tozer

Tozer concludes his marvelous little introduction to the attributes of God, The Knowledge of the Holy, with a chapter titled “The Open Secret.” Below are the opening three paragraphs. Notice particularly as you read how he declares that the need of the church to know God must begin with the individual. Do you wish to …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Holiness of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsyYFMS6YAM Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness;tremble before him, all the earth! Psalm 96:9 ESV In Isaiah 6:1-7, we read the following account of the prophet: In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled …

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The Faithfulness of God

https://youtu.be/c7u5o1vnbLg The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV The prophets are generally known for either the passages read during the Christmas season regarding the birth of Christ or their fiery pronouncements of judgment. And neither is unwarranted. The …

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The Patience of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwHbkiIkRU The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  Psalm 103:8 ESV  The conquest of Canaan seems quite barbaric through modern eyes. Under the leadership of Joshua, Moses’ successor, the Israelites ceased their forty-year wandering through the wilderness and entered the land that God promised to their ancestor Abraham. Of course, …

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The Love of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff2oMDICarg Anyone who does not love does not know God,because God is love. 1 John 4:8 ESV The words of the LORD must have hit with a thud in Abraham’s chest: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt …

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The Grace of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZOpcoCeUM For by grace you have been saved through faith.And this is not your own doing;it is the gift of God,not a result of works,so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV Word came to Jesus that His friend, Lazarus, was ill, but Jesus did nothing. He did not immediately race to Lazarus’ side; …

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The Mercy of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3N5MIlkP-s He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit Titus 3:5 ESV Jonah was furious. You are probably familiar with the story. After fleeing from the LORD, the God of Israel brought the prophet into …

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