Biblical Worship

The Heart of Repentance (Psalm 51)

The following sermon was originally preached in 2015. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you …

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Haggai

The Gospel According to Haggai

Having now studied the book of Haggai, God’s word to this oft-forgotten prophet remains upon my heart even as I prepare for a lengthy dive into the letter of Ephesians. As I’ve noted throughout each sermon, the primary message of Haggai was for the returned from exile Jews to stop neglecting God’s still desolate temple …

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A Signet Ring | Haggai 2:20-23

The word of the LORD came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, …

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Biblical Worship

The LORD Is My Shepherd | Psalm 23

The follow sermon was originally preached in 2015. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousnessfor his name's sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no …

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Scandalously Simple

Reading through Joe Barnard's The Way Forward has been painful in a good sort of way. Written for the spiritual growth of men in the 21st Century, the first third is a diagnosis of the problem, of what keeps us from maturing in Christ as we should. The following quotation is from that section of …

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I Will Bless You | Haggai 2:10-19

On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Ask the priests about the law: ‘If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment and touches with his fold bread or stew …

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Biblical Worship

2 Reasons for Worship (Psalm 19)

The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.Day to day pours out speech,and night to night reveals knowledge.There is no speech, nor are there words,whose voice is not heard.Their voice goes out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.In them he has set a tent …

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