Biblical, Christ-centered Expositional Preaching from Sovereign Grace Church in Midland, TX - Pastor Billy Raies
In the gospel, God has given us all we need to stand firm in a spiritual war.
To be gospel-centered is to embrace Biblical community.
God has called us to be devoted to transferring the whole counsel of God to the next generation so that they will be devoted to transferring the whole counsel of God to the generation after them.
We exist to give God glory.
The gospel of Christ is the saving, transforming, and empowering center of all we believe and do as Christians and as a church.
God promises us that by His grace, we will endure and overcome even the rage of the antichrist and shine as gospel lights until Christ comes again.
Daniel 11 prepares us for difficult days by reminding us that God is in control, to protect us from compromise and to equip us to know and obey God faithfully and courageously.
God strengthens his people when they turn to Him in uncertainty.
Christ’s covenant is our confidence that we will endure in faith, ministry and mission until we see Christ face to face, regardless of the pain or persecution that comes.
In Daniel 9:20-27, we hear God declaring to us that He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to save from our sins and the judgement we deserve, that He has prepared a place of eternal joy and peace for us to be with Him forever and that He has presence will be with us day by day to sustain our faith and strengthen our mission through long sea…
Mercy motivated confessions of sin restore the soul and seek God’s highest glory.
Chapter 11 in "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem
We need God’s Word to give us divine perspective about the future to enable us to have daily perseverance in our mission, even on the days our hearts are breaking, so that we continue to do the business of our King.
Chapter 12 in "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem
Despite increasing opposition to God’s rule, God is still directing history towards his appointed end.
Chapter 10 in "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem
Daniel 6 teaches us that the greatest danger a believer faces is not the roar of prowling lions but the rot of a prayerless life; so fear the Lord not the lions.
Chapter 9 in "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem
God will bring judgment on anyone who rejects his authority.
A day is coming when all who walk in pride will be humbled by the King of Kings
Chapter 2-3 in "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem
God sustains and empowers those who worship Him alone.
Chapter 1 in "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem
When threatened by a situation that seems impossible and a future that is uncertain; trust and obey our sovereign Lord who knows and controls all things for His glory.
When threatened by an uncertain future; know and trust the Lord who not only knows the future but controls the future by His sovereign grace.
God calls us to trust in His sovereign grace to not compromise our identity, holiness and mission while we live as exiles awaiting the coming of our true and everlasting home.
God will give us all the grace we need to be faithful to live for His glory and mission in a world that is not our true home
Having faith that truly rests in Christ will result in an abundance of good works and fruitfulness and a life that truly glorifies and honors Christ.
When God’s gathered people sing Gospel truth together, God is glorified and the church is edified.
The church’s mission is to multiply and mature disciples of Jesus.
To meaningfully mature in Christ, a believer must be meaningfully connected to Christ’s church.
God calls you to participate in the organization of the church based upon a Biblical understanding of the origin of the church and the critical part it plays in your identity in Christ.
Hebrews calls us to enduring faith and to hold fast to our hope in Jesus because He is the supremely better Savior and Sustainer of our eternal souls.
God wants us to regularly see Christ exalted in scripture because as we behold Him we will become like Him in both His character and His obedience.
Christ is always present to equip us with all the grace we need to trust Him, obey Him and live a life pleasing in His sight.
God calls us to meditate regularly on the reality of the resurrection so that we might regularly experience comfort and joy in the Shepherd care of the risen Christ.
To know Christ is to know the promise of everlasting peace thanks to the exceedingly high price He paid for us to have it.
God calls us to care for the souls of those who watch over ours through devoted prayer.
The fruitfulness of pastoral ministry as an instrument of grace to sustain and empower the Christian to persevere until the end is dependent upon the God given relationships and responsibilities of both church pastors and church members.
Jesus is eternally faithful to strengthen our hearts by grace because His love is eternally unchangeable!
God calls us to face an ever-changing culture through faith in a never changing Christ.
A God honoring marriage displays the satisfying, saving, sanctifying and glorifying love of Christ.
We honor God’s purpose for marriage by guarding the purity of marriage and being ever mindful of the consequences and blessings that will follow.
We honor marriage when we stand firm on its divine origin and design to display the gospel, guard against what destroys it and be reverent of the ultimate outcome that will follow honoring or dishonoring it.
When everything around us is being shaken, we will continue to worship as hope-filled witnesses for Christ because He has made us citizens of a Kingdom that cannot be shaken.