As Pastor Nathan Carter says, it's "just this" from Psalm 103: In order for our hearts to bless the LORD, we need to know that God's heart is to bless us. Listen and "forget not all his benefits".
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1) As we rest, we worship our Most High God, because of his loyal love and his provision (vv.1-4)
2) As we rest, we worship the Most High King, because we trust that his plans will ultimately triumph. (vv.5-9)
3) As we rest, we worship the Most High God, because we have been given assured victory (vv.10-11)
4) As we rest, we worship the Most High God because we have the righteous Lord present as our dwelling place (vv.12-15)
A life w/o singing? If you read the Bible, you’ll conclude that’s not the kind of life we’re made for. That’s not the good life. Not life as it’s supposed to be. Psalm 98 describes exactly the opposite:
God’s people singing to the LORD (vv.1-3)
All people singing to the King, the LORD (vv.4-6)
All creation singing to the Judge of all (vv.7-9)
Joyful pessimism and hopeful realism are expressed in Psalm 90, and it's built like a PBJB sandwich. Listen as guest preacher, Pastor Phill Howell, preaches and teaches at EBC.
Worship God more joyfully. Serve God more gladly. Know God more accurately. Not because we have to, but because we get to!
How much trouble are we willing to deal with to be a gospel church? In Acts 17:1-15, Paul & Silas go looking for trouble, in one city after another, and they find it! This sermon is part of a consecutive series of sermons through the book of Acts.
During their 2nd missionary journey, Paul and his missionary team witnessed supernatural signs and salvations in Philippi. The Holy Spirit empowers God's people for God's mission to the world, establishing churches that are counter-cultural communities for Jesus, that help others in the name of Jesus, that engage in spiritual warfare in the name of Jesus, and that obey Jesus' Acts 1:8 commission.
Pastor Scott Kelly continues preaching and teaching through the book of Acts.
Nate Adams visited Evanston Baptist Church on Sunday, April 17th and delivered this message titled "Why Church?".
Why does Paul circumcise Timothy so quickly after the Acts 15 decision that circumcision is not necessary for salvation? What does this case have to do with "contextualizing" the gospel? And, How can we pass on gospel teaching to others? Listen, look at the scriptures, and learn.
We apologize for technical difficulties that have kept us from recording sermons for a few weeks, but the EBC Sermons Podcast is back today with this message from Acts 15.
Pastor Scott Kelly preaches from Acts 14:8-18. The big idea: Although many will misunderstand our witness about him, we must still trust God as faithful witnesses to the gospel.
...when God’s Words and works are misunderstood (vv. 8-11)
...when language differences create misunderstanding (v. 11)
...when worldview differences create misunderstanding (vv.12-18)
Recognizing Cultural & Religious Differences
Finding Common Ground
Communicating Gospel Truths
Pastor Scott Kelly continues a series of sermons from the New Testament's book of Acts and shows how Paul's pattern of preaching helps us overcome obstacles in our witness for Jesus.
The Context of Paul’s Witness (13:13-15)
The Content of Paul’s Witness (13:16-41)
The Consequences of Paul’s Witness (13:42-52)
Pastor Scott Kelly continues this series of sermons from the New Testament's book of Acts, with this sermon about what Jesus' witnesses do.
Saul/Paul and Barnabas were doing what Jesus’ witnesses do as they were:
Traveling as missionaries (13:4-6)
Proclaiming God’s Word (13:5-7)
Dealing with Deceptions (13:8-12)
The incarnation is “the most amazing miracle of the entire bible - far more amazing than the resurrection and more amazing even than the creation of the universe. The fact that the infinite, omnipotent, eternal Son of God became one person with finite man, will remain for eternity the most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe.” - Wayne Grudem
Based on Peter's confession that Jesus is the Messiah in Matthew 16:16, Pastor Scott Kelly leads the congregation to create a Jesse Tree to illustrate that we cannot understand Jesus if we don't understand the Hebrew Bible (also called the Old Testament).
Pastor Scott Kelly delivers a Christmas meditation on John 1:5.
Henry Petrash delivers solid exposition of Ephesians chapter 2 and leads us to exult in the gospel and the community God creates through the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This gospel-shaped community is 1) surprisingly diverse, 2) being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit, and 3) eternal.
IMB President David Platt explains why Christians must say, "I will pray whatever You want me to pray; I will give whatever You want me to give; I will go wherever You want me to go." Click here to listen/watch.