I will be preaching each Sunday in August 2015 at King of Kings Anglican Church (ACNA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. We invite you to join in the worship of the Lord, our King of Kings, indeed, at 10:00 a.m. on the Lord’s Day. The parish site is here: http://www.kingofkingscharlotte.org/ .This gives me an opportunity to say how thankful I am for the Anglican Church in North America. Many of my students in recent years were called to serve in this Biblical, missions-minded movement in our generation. I have had the joy of preaching numerous times in parishes around the country and have always been blessed by the courageous spirit of the saints in that community, as well as the Christ-centered, liturgical worship and sound Biblical-expository preaching from the clergy of that communion. May the Lord increase their ministry at this critical time.
Our preaching series is below.
Series: The Transforming Power of God
(three sermons to lift the eyes of the saints to the sovereignty of God)
In times like these the Lord has Good News for His children: the very things that are coming against us are leading us onward. We are being transformed by the power of God. The very cosmos, likewise, is undergoing transformation, as God’s plan is not confused by evil, but, the same evil is catalytically converted into the combustible fuel that powers divine will. In this we do take hope. By this we do pray. Through this we do praise.
02 August 2015
How God Transforms our Pain into Praise (Psalm 90)
As Moses brought the pain of a disobedient people to the Lord his prayer became praise. Resiliency is toughening through trial. But transformation happens when the pain is turned to prayer in total dependence upon God. It is then that we begin a journey of prayer that leads to praise.
09 August 2015
How God Transforms our Praise into Providence (Romans 8:28-30)
Paul encouraged the beleaguered believers in Rome to trust in the power of God to transform evil acts against them into the very things that God pre-ordained to bring about their good in Christ. We too are beleaguered on all sides—ill health, a Christ-less culture, broken dreams and, of course, death itself—and we too are called to see that Gospel power uses the evil intended as fuel to power the plans of the Almighty. This is His Providence. And God chooses to use our praise (our acknowledgement of His power in our midst) to bring about His will for us.
16 August 2015
How God Transforms His Providence into Paradise (2 Corinthians 4:11–18)
Paul helped the Corinthian Christians to see through the fog of troubled times to see the plan of God bringing us to glory.
23 August 2015
A Personal Transformation (Philippians 1:6)
Paul gave a gift to the Philippian church: the gift of vision; a vision to see that what God starts, God completes. This is our gift from the Holy Spirit too.
30 August 2015
A Cosmic Transformation (1 Cor. 15:20-28)
St. Paul saw the resurrection of Jesus as the centering point for all history. And the power of a teleological vision of our lives changes everything.