A gospel-centered church in Machesney Park, IL

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10714 N 2ND ST. Machesney Park, IL 61115

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Resources

The Gospel for Life Itself

To begin our series on how the gospel relates to tangible aspects of our lives, we start in the book of Philippians.  In this passage, we receive a call to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel.  To conduct ourselves in such a way as this, regardless of circumstance, communicates the beauty of the gospel and makes Jesus real.  Philippians 1:27-30 (Philippians 1:27-30) 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E18

Providence and Conversion What are we to make of the 400-year period when Israel is awaiting the Messiah and God appears absent? What’s so miraculous about conversion? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence as Israel awaits the coming Messiah.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how the Lord works in our hearts to lead us to faith.  This discussion on God’s providence stems from the current sermon series on the book of Esther.  Despite not being mentioned…

Relief

In this passage, we wrap up the book of Esther with two reminders about the work of God in our lives.  First, He is working even when we cannot see Him.  Second, He uses all of us to accomplish His purposes through our unique gifting.  Wherever we are, God has commissioned us to be Christ there.   Esther 9:1-10:3 9 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out.…

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Justification Is Based on What Christ Has Done for Us

Section 6: Salvation – Part 1 Week 4: Justification – God’s Declaration of Our Righteousness Day 3: Justification Is Based on What Christ Has Done for Us Rom. 5:1-11 We need to be righteous in order to gain eternal life. The problem is: we aren’t righteous. Fortunately for us, when we put our faith in Jesus, God looks at his life rather than our own. As we noted in the section on his life and death, Jesus perfectly obeyed God…

Justification Isn’t Based on Anything We Do

Section 6: Salvation – Part 1 Week 4: Justification – God’s Declaration of Our Righteousness Day 2: Justification Isn’t Based on Anything We Do Rom. 4 We saw yesterday that justification is a declaration by God of our righteousness. How does one go about obtaining such a declaration from God? To answer that question, in Romans 4, Paul takes a look at the life Abraham. God called Abraham from his homeland in the city of Ur and told him to…

Justification Is a Legal Concept

Section 6: Salvation – Part 1 Week 4: Justification – God’s Declaration of Our Righteousness Day 1: Justification Is a Legal Concept Rom. 3:1-26 Last week we looked at the process of coming to faith in Christ. This week we want to take a closer look at something that happens as a result of our coming faith. Paul says we are justified by faith (Rom 3:26, 28), but what does that mean exactly? Justification is a term that has legal…

Saving Faith Is the Result of the Holy Spirit’s Work within Us

Section 6: Salvation – Part 1 Week 3: Conversion – Turning to Christ in Faith Day 5: Saving Faith Is the Result of the Holy Spirit’s Work within Us 1 Peter 1:3-8, 23-25 Jeni and I went vegan a few years ago. There was a time when I couldn’t have imagined that. We had once tried a vegan restaurant and couldn’t bring ourselves to eat anything. Everything on the menu had quotation marks. For example, what in the world is…

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