The Gospel Of God
Living In Light Of The Gospel • November 17, 2019 • Mike DuBard
Our political ideology does not dictate our submission to civil authority, what political party we belong to, or whether or not we even agree with the acting government. Still, instead, it is dictated by our spiritual identity. We serve as sojourners here under the authority God has allowed in this flawed, imperfect physical kingdom while knowing that we are already citizens of a perfect, spiritual, eternal kingdom.
Loving In Light Of The Gospel Part 3
Living In Light Of The Gospel • November 10, 2019 • Mike DuBard
How do we live in a world that defines and practices love very differently than Jesus commanded us to love as followers of Christ? Loving in light of the gospel means we love others not in response to what they do or don’t do to us, but rather in response to what God has and will do for us.
Loving In Light Of The Gospel Part 2
Living In Light Of The Gospel • November 3, 2019 • Mike DuBard
Love. It’s what God demonstrated when he sent Jesus to die on a cross to take our place, and it’s what should motivate us to go and demonstrate it to others, but what does loving in light of the gospel look like?
Loving In Light Of The Gospel Part 1
Living In Light Of The Gospel • October 27, 2019 • Mike DuBard
There is no doubt that the love of Christ is what must motivate our living for Christ. It doesn’t matter what else we do. It doesn’t matter if we are faithful to do everything else Paul says in these last five chapters, if it is not done motivated by love, then we are not faithful to live in light of the gospel.
Live Thinking Rightly
Living In Light Of The Gospel • October 20, 2019 • Mike DuBard
When we think rightly about the gospel, we should grow in thinking more rightly about ourselves, our identity, our purpose. We should think more rightly about our gifts and how we are to use those gifts in the context of the body of Christ.
Living In Light Of The Gospel
Romans 12:1 • September 29, 2019 • Mike DuBard
This is the good news of God – God accomplishing his plans and his purposes by keeping his promises through Jesus. Jesus is the yes and amen of God’s promises and it is why your faith must be in the work of Christ and Christ alone. For your salvation, for your sanctification, for your glorification – but for God’s glory. This is why Paul ends in Romans 11 by saying, “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever."
The Matter Of Israel (part 2)
The Gospel Of God's Sovereignty • July 14, 2019 • Mike DuBard
This is why we have the good news of the Gospel and it is why we must believe it. So that in the end we all look back and see and the only thing we can point to, the only thing that we can declare is that God and God alone is worthy of all the glory! There are no other answers. There are no other options. There are no other ways. We come to God by faith in the Son of God, because of the mercy of God, as a result of the sovereignty of God or we don’t come at all.
The Matter Of Sovereignty
The Sovereignty Of God • June 30, 2019 • Mike DuBard
He is sovereign. It doesn’t mean that he is happy about everything that happens, but it does mean that everything that happens will be used to accomplish what he wants and knows already, will happen. His purposes will be accomplished. Our salvation, our sanctification, our glorification, our good and his glory will be accomplished.
The Matter of Salvation Part 2
Romans 10:5-13 • June 2, 2019 • Mike DuBard
In our bible-belt Christian culture it’s very easy for us to take this matter of salvation for granted. Often times salvation is simply assumed whether it’s because one grew up in the church, said a prayer when they were little or because people can point to some past personal experience, but our hope should never be placed in a past experience, even though they are important. Salvation should always be examined through the lens of present faith.
The Matter Of Salvation Part 1
Romans 9:24-10:4 • May 26, 2019 • Mike DuBard
The world today sees the progression of its own virtue and believes that one does not need faith outside of oneself. Rather by believing in one’s own righteous actions, being far greater than those in the past, and because of their sincerity, they will ultimately be provided whatever salvation may be necessary. But is that true? What is the standard God is looking for? Is it just being better? Is it just being sincere?
Romans 9:6-13 • May 5, 2019 • Mike DuBard
Faith in God’s sovereignty is what is going to provide us hope when things seem hopeless, security when we are fearful, encouragement when we are discouraged. Faith in the Sovereignty of God really is the hinge pin of the Christian faith. Because if we don’t have faith in God’s sovereignty, we will place our faith in ourselves, which can only lead one of two directions, to pride because of what we feel we have accomplished or despair because of what we know we can’t.