Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

Tim Keesee interview

Our gospel partner, Tim Keesee of Frontline Missions, was recently featured in Tabletalk magazine. Tabletalk is produced by Ligonier Ministries and provides excellent daily devotionals. The monthly magazine also includes articles on a variety of topics. You can read Tim’s interview here, or just … Continue reading

Posted in Missions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The King and His One People: The Oracle about Egypt

This oracle is about Egypt, but was not directed to Egypt. Isaiah aimed this message to the people of Jerusalem as a caution against forming an alliance with the Egyptians. In a sense, this was a divine op-ed piece about … Continue reading

Posted in Sermon Notes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Weekend at First (2/27/15)

Here’s a look ahead to what God has in store for us this weekend at First! Forward on Our Knees Tomorrow (Saturday) morning we will gather in the Chapel at 10am to spend an hour in prayer, and then hit … Continue reading

Posted in Weekend Announcements | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The King and His Intervention: The Oracle about Damascus, Cush, and the Nations

Where is God in the midst of my disappointments? Why hasn’t He allowed me to marry or have children? Why do my projects consistently fall short of my own expectations? Why did God put me in this job when I … Continue reading

Posted in Sermon Notes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preparation for Worship (2/21/15)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 17–18 17.1 A prophecy against Damascus: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins. 2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, … Continue reading

Posted in Meditation for Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment