God doesn't just save us out of something. He saves us to something. Listen to this teaching from our sermon series on the Book of Hosea. In 'Out of Egypt,' we see God reminding His people that He didn't deliver them from Egypt only to get them out of where they were, but so they could be free and fully rely on Him. God saves us a life of independence so that we can live the freedom of fully depending on Him.
The question is not “will we worship?”. The question is “who or what will we worship?” Who (or what) we worship is ultimately where we place our confidence. Listen to this teaching from our sermon series on the book of Hosea. In 'God, Country, and Religion' we see how putting our confidence in any person, in any circumstance, or in anything except God alone ultimately leads to a false sense of security and righteousness. Living as a Christian revolves around the reality that God has made us right with Him so we can trust in Him alone to make all things right!
"The problem is not forgetting God intellectually. It is forgetting God morally." - James Montgomery Boice It can be so easy to say we 'believe' something, yet not live in a way that reflects that belief. Listen to this teaching from our sermon series on the book of Hosea. In 'Forgetting God' we see how living for ourselves and our own glory only compounds and grows our dissatisfaction. Only living gladly in Christ so that others will be glad in Him can truly satisfy the longing of our hearts.
Marriage is designed to be temporary reality on earth that points us to the ultimate, forever reality of the union of Christ and His Church. As part of our Christ-Centered Marriage Weekend, listen to this teaching from guest speaker, Dr. Bland Mason, Pastor of "City on a Hill, Brookline" in Boston, Massachusetts. In 'Make Your Marriage Count,' we see how marriage is a picture of Christ's love for the Church and how God has designed marriage for His glory.