Blog Posts | Sovereignty of God

Hearing the One Who Helps Us

| Jul 22, 2013

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Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry […]

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Why God’s Sovereignty Matter: Seven Exhortations

| Apr 14, 2013

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One important thing to know about God’s reign is that he is absolutely sovereign. He is not one king among overs. He is the King of kings. He is the Sovereign over all other sovereigns. In a sermon on God’s sovereignty last fall, John Piper closed with seven exhortations about what God’s sovereignty means for our […]

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God Is the One Who Gives

| Jan 7, 2013

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2 Chronicles 16:9, For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. Far from a motivational line, 2 Chronicles 16:9 is actually a rebuke. The truth in these words are contrasted with the behavior of King Asa toward […]

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The LORD Rules Over All

| Mar 5, 2012

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Psalm 103:17–19, But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. While throughout Psalm […]

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The Boundless Nearness of God

| Dec 19, 2011

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Psalm 23:3–4, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. The focus is on the Lord’s active nearness […]

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The Doctrine of Providence and God’s Unique Identity

| Oct 13, 2011

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Louis Berkhof: Providence may be defined as that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator preserves all his creatures, is operative in all that comes to pass in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end. This definition indicates that there are three elements in providence, namely, preservation, concurrence or cooperation, […]

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Remember This, Stand Firm and Recall it to Mind

| Oct 10, 2011

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Isaiah 46:9-11 — Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ calling a […]

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For Comfort, Not Angst: Understanding God’s Sovereignty

| May 25, 2011

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This section of the Book of Isaiah is filled with amazing language about the supremacy of God, interwoven with the repeated exhortation for us “fear not” (12x: Isaiah 40:9; 41:10, 13-14; 43:1, 5; 51:12-16; 54:4, 14). God’s sovereignty is a truth meant to comfort his people, not put them in angst. And yet we know […]

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The Identity of God and the Name of Jesus

| Mar 23, 2011

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When Paul says that “Jesus Christ is Lord” he is alluding to some verses in the Old Testament, the book of Isaiah, chapter 45. So to get what he’s saying let’s take a closer look. Isaiah 45:22-23 — 22Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and […]

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Harmed Flesh and The God Who Keeps Track

| Feb 7, 2011

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Why is David afraid? The Philistines seized him, and they are not nice about it. They are merciless. No wonder David is afraid: When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. Why, when David has been mercilessly […]

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