12.16.18 - Abraham and the People of God

In the latest installment of our Advent: God Has Come sermon series, we take a look at God’s relationship with Abraham and its contrast to expanse of sin in Genesis 3-11. God would restore his blessing to humanity through Abraham and his offspring. In the New Testament, we see that the true children of Abraham are not his physical descendants, but his spiritual ones: the ones who have faith.

For more on God’s relationship with Abraham, read Genesis 12, 15, and 17 as well as Romans 4 and Galatians 3.

12.02.18 - Advent: God Has Come

In the introduction to the Advent: God Has Come series, we see that God is simultaneously the creator of all things and involved in his creation. In Genesis 2, he promises life to Adam and Eve if they keep his commandments. Even though Adam and Eve rebel against him, God promises a human descendant who will reverse the curse that Adam and Eve brought on the world. The story of Scripture is the story of God pursuing humanity to bring them back to himself.

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11.18.18 - Psalm 21

In Psalm 21, King David gives thanks to God for all of his blessings, from giving him the kingship to enjoying God’s very presence. In the same way, we should give thanks for what God has done for us, from physical blessings to the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

Note: We had some technical difficulties recording this sermon when it was preached on Sunday. Through God’s providence, Pastor Andrew was also scheduled to preach the same sermon at the Saginaw City Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving service, where this recording is from. The tone and length of this recording sermon reflects that different context.

11.11.18 - Psalm 27

In Psalm 27, we see that God is David's light and salvation, even in light of deep personal loss. He longs to see the glory of God as revealed in the sanctuary. Today, we see God’s glory as revealed in the church, not only in Word and sacrament, but also in the fellowship we experience with God’s people.