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Sola Scriptura: The Bible Alone

Text: 2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Date: October 25, 2015

An evening service sermon from Jim Newheiser.


The Just Shall Live by Faith

Text: Habakkuk 2:2-5
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: October 25, 2015

Who first said, “the just shall live by faith”?  Many might answer, “Martin Luther.”  While it is true that Luther was transformed by this phrase, he did not create this phrase, but rather rediscovered its truth which led to the reformation (it is appropriate that we come to this passage on a Sunday which is recognized in many churches as “Reformation Sunday” in commemoration of Luther’s nailing the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg 498 years ago.

Others might think that it was the Apostle Paul who first said, “the just shall live by faith.”  While Paul wrote these words on multiple occasions (Romans 1:17 Galatians 3:11), he was quoting from Habakkuk who had penned them over 600 years earlier as the Lord was revealing His plans for Judah (including their destruction at the hands of the Babylonians).

It will be our great privilege this Lord’s Day to study this momentous text in its original context.  In what sense do the righteous live by faith?  How does Paul’s understanding compare to what this phrase originally meant to Habakkuk?  We will see in Habakkuk 2 that the Lord is contrasting the man of pride and greed with the person of humble faith.  Which are you?


The Witness To and Towards the Thessalonians

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: October 18, 2015

An evening service sermon from Mike Kelley.


Faith Trusting and Waiting

Text: Habakkuk 1:12-2:1
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: October 18, 2015

The book of Habakkuk addresses the problem of evil and injustice.  Last week we saw Habakkuk’s first complaint about the wickedness in Judah.  The Lord answers that He is sending the Babylonians to punish Judah.  This creates new problems for Habakkuk as the Babylonians were more wicked (or less righteous) than the people of Judah.  How can the Lord allow this?

The great British preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones points out that Habakkuk models how we can approach the extremely difficult questions about God’s action (or inaction).  My sermon will follow his basic outline.

  1. Be careful how you speak of God or to God.
  2. Remember what you already know about God (especially His attributes).
  3. Apply what you know to your problem.
  4. If all else fails, wait on the Lord for the answer (2:1).

God’s Mysterious Ways Test Your Faith

Text: Habakkuk 1:1-11
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: October 11, 2015

Beginning with this sermon, I plan to do a short expositional series on the book of Habakkuk.  Habakkuk was a prophet in Judah around 600 BC.  He is distressed by the wickedness of his own people, but becomes even more troubled when he learns of God’s plan to send the Babylonians to punish Judah.  Ultimately Habakkuk trusts and praises the Lord.

We too are troubled by the evil which surrounds us in our nation, throughout the world, and in the visible church.  We want to ask, “Where is God?  Why does he allow these things to happen?  Why doesn’t He do something?”  Habakkuk’s prophecy addresses these questions as we learn more of God’s ways and of our need for faith.

Please read Habakkuk 1:1-11 before listening to this sermon.


The Logic of the Gospel

Text: Romans 8:32
Speaker: Ryan Wentzel
Date: October 4, 2015

An evening service sermon from Ryan Wentzel.


Rejoice in Christ

Text: Philippians 1:12-18a
Speaker: Ryan Wentzel
Date: October 4, 2015

A Sunday morning service sermon from Ryan Wentzel.


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