Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Who is and always was and is to come.
Pastor to People
Today I start the 9th installment in the Stone Hill Project. The Project is a series of sermon series in which we study together ten of the most important texts in Scripture about God. Here is a summary of the texts and teachings of the previous eight. I’ve included the year to make for easy access in the sermon archives on our website:
The Gospel of Mark 14–16: I started the project with a close study of Jesus’ death and resurrection. These events are central to who God is, for in them he has shown us with greatest clarity his redeeming love and power. (2012).
Exodus 3:14: God presents himself here as “I AM,” a name that reveals his awesome and unique identity. God is entirely self-sufficient. Wow! (2012).
Romans 3: This close study of verses 21–26 gets at the heart of God’s saving work in Christ. Words like justification, redemption, and propitiation, which are all mentioned in the text, are must-knows for followers of Christ. (2013).
Luke 15: A study of the three “lost” parables reminds us not only of our need for Christ; it also shows us—thankfully—that God is a seeking God. These themes come together poignantly in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. (2013).
Genesis 1: The opening chapter of the Bible presents God as Creator. Connecting the chapter to other texts in Scripture reveals that a knowledge of God as Creator is as central to spiritual growth as a knowledge of God as Redeemer. (2014).
Ezekiel 1: Ezekiel, a prophet who lived as an exile in Babylon, received an overpowering vision of God the omnipresent, God the omnipotent. This God is at work in all places and times and situations—including exile in Babylon. (2014).
Isaiah 53: In this astounding text, the gospel of Jesus Christ was preached by Isaiah 700 years before Jesus was born. The five stanzas of this poem unveil the distinguishing truth of the gospel, Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice. (2015).
Psalm 23: Of all the psalms, this one is the best loved, and rightly so. It teaches in an unforgettable way that God is present with each of his children, like a shepherd is with his sheep. (2015).