The best investment any one of us can make is the one many of us struggle to prioritize. If you’ve struggled to spend time in the Word lately, this message is for you. In this sermon, originally recorded at Mood Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week in 2019 at the Moody Church in Chicago, IL, Michael teaches through 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and demonstrates that scripture—all scripture—is profitable in a person’s life in every way.
What’s the “therefore” there for in Hebrews 12:1? This is a unique “therefore,” occurring only one other time in the New Testament. It’s, perhaps, a “therefore” of exasperation. The Hebrews Hall of Faith is not just some boring list of old names that are dead and turning into dust in some grave—they’re evidence.
We have so many men and women of faith who have gone before us, who believed in something they didn’t see and are now witnesses. Therefore: look back. Consider the evidence. Lay aside every encumbrance. Consider Him who endured the greatest hostility against Himself by sinners so that you and I will not grow weary and lose heart.
What’s the context of Jesus’s statement that “there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom”? A great question and possibly Dr. E’s fastest answer to date.
Michael teaches through Psalm 40 the way through our present troubles is found in looking to God’s faithfulness in our past. This sermon was originally recorded at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX in 2011.