Loving the Old Testament

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Esther

45:01
Emphasizes God's providential care in seemingly secular circumstances. It highlights Esther's courage and strategic action, which led to the salvation of her people, demonstrating God’s intervention and the importance of faith and bravery in difficult times.

Daniel

43:59
Explores Daniel and his life of faith in a pagan culture. It emphasizes God's presence in hardship and the importance of living faithfully to God's standards, even when surrounded by societal pressures. Daniel's story illustrates resilience and integrity in maintaining a relationship with God amidst adversity.

King Josiah

46:44
Focuses on King Josiah and his reign as a godly king who sought to restore true worship in Judah by repairing the temple and rediscovering God's law, which led to significant religious reforms.

Hosea

44:47
Explains Hosea's role as a prophet during Israel's time of spiritual adultery. It highlights Hosea's symbolic marriage to a prostitute, representing Israel's unfaithfulness and God's persistent love, emphasizing the need for spiritual renewal and fidelity to God.

Isaiah

47:59
Delves into the prophet Isaiah's role and teachings. It discusses Isaiah's message during Israel's split into kingdoms and emphasizes the responsibilities of prophets, both in foretelling and forthtelling God's messages. The sermon highlights the profound impact of Isaiah's prophecies across both the Old and New Testaments, stressing his call for repentance and devotion to God.

Ruth Following God

47:09
Discusses Ruth's loyal commitment to God amidst severe personal loss. It illustrates her faith and integrity, which underscore the themes of divine providence and redemption, revealing how personal choices align with God's broader plans for blessing and restoration.

Living After God’s Heart

45:06
Discusses the life of King David, emphasizing his deep desire to honor God despite his failings. It highlights how David's repentance and writings, especially in Psalm 51, reflect a heartfelt pursuit of God, demonstrating the importance of humility and God's authority in one's life.

Living as Priests

39:51
Explores the role of priests in representing people to God, emphasizing Samuel's sacred duty as both a judge and priest. It highlights the significance of understanding one's divine role and engaging faithfully with God's word, underlining the spiritual responsibilities inherent in leadership and servitude.

If God Can Use Gideon, He Can Use You

38:03
Focuses on how God uses unlikely individuals for His purposes. It highlights Gideon's story from the Book of Judges, showing that despite Gideon's initial fear and doubt, God empowered him to lead Israel to victory. This narrative illustrates that God's strength and guidance can make heroes out of the most unlikely people.

Moses and the I AM

39:31
Discusses the importance of understanding the Old Testament, focusing on the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. It emphasizes God's holiness, the significance of Moses' encounter with the burning bush, and God's revelation as "I AM" (Yahweh). It highlights the importance of recognizing God's authority and the unique identity of God as revealed to Moses.

God is Sovereign

50:26
Explains God's sovereignty, focusing on Joseph's life story in Genesis 37. It emphasizes God's plan and purpose, even through trials, highlighting Joseph's journey from being sold into slavery to becoming a powerful leader in Egypt, demonstrating God's control and faithfulness.

Faith-living: Life Beyond Me

44:39
Emphasizes living a life of faith beyond oneself, exemplified by Abraham's journey. Abraham's faith led him to leave his home and follow God's call, trusting in God's plan despite uncertainties. The passage underscores the importance of faith in God's promises.

Identity Crisis

45:49
Addresses the concept of identity through Genesis, emphasizing understanding life by knowing God and our origins. It explores the formation of Israel’s identity post-Exodus, stressing God's creation of humanity with purpose and value, and the importance of relationships, especially in marriage.