A sermon by Scott Hambrick based on Philippians 3:1-11, preached on June 9, 2019 at Veritas Tri-City as part of a sermon series in Philippians.
A sermon based on Matthew 2:1-12 by Scott Hambrick, preached on January 1, 2017 at Veritas Tri-Village as part of the “Joy and Death” series.
A sermon based on Proverbs by Scott Hambrick, preached on July 31, 2016 at Veritas Tri-Village as part of the “Wisdom” series.
A sermon based on Luke 15:11-24 by Scott Hambrick, preached on May 15, 2016 at Veritas Tri-Village as part of the “Coming Home” series.
A sermon based on Revelation 21:1-4 by Scott Hambrick, preached on November 22, 2015 at Veritas Tri-Village as part of the “Remembering Our Redemption” series.
A sermon based on Acts 16:1-17:9 by Scott Hambrick, preached on August 2nd, 2015 at Veritas Tri-Village as part of “The Book of Acts” series.
Before Jacob and Esau were born, God chose to set his love on and covenant with Jacob instead of Esau, showing us his constant mercy and absolute sovereignty. It’s obvious that this has nothing to do with Jacob’s good works, because he doesn’t really have any. Growing up, he cheated Esau and his parents, but God uses this life to display his perfect grace.
This is the beginning of the Apostle Paul’s conclusion to the book of Romans. Paul gets very personal and pastoral as He calls us to live on mission to the glory of God.
Paul wraps up this section of Romans with a call to welcome and accept those around us as Christ has welcomed and accepted us. We can often be tempted to surround ourselves with people just like us but Paul is not calling us to uniformity but to unity in the midst of diversity. This can only take place when we are centered upon Christ, not our preferences, secondary beliefs, and opinions. And the end result of this type of this welcoming and unity is the glory of God.
Where is your confidence? Is it in money? That can be lost. Is it in your own mental, physical, or professional abilities? Injuries can take those away. Is it in other people and our relationships? People fail us, often. Is it in God’s love? Paul tells us here that not only can we never lose it, but it will never fail us. We can trust and put our confidence in God’s love because it justifies us, protects us from condemnation, sustains us through suffering, and nothing can separate us from it. But why suffering? There is no experience that displays the sufficiency of God’s love for us than when all of other provisions and hopes have been stripped away and we have nothing, but Him.