Jude’s Doxology | Jude 24-25

This sermon was originally preached in 2014. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and …

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Let Me Not Wander | Psalm 119:10

With my whole heart I seek you;let me not wander from your commandments! Psalm 119:10 ESV Having addressed the nature of this second stanza in its introductory verse (i.e. obtaining purity through guarding oneself with God’s Word), the psalmist proceeds to describe this process. He begins in this verse with a prayer of his intention …

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The Faithfulness of God

https://youtu.be/c7u5o1vnbLg The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV The prophets are generally known for either the passages read during the Christmas season regarding the birth of Christ or their fiery pronouncements of judgment. And neither is unwarranted. The …

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Chapter One: Taking the Kingdom of Heaven by Violence

I've updated the original reading plan to account for two additional weeks, which you can find here. My thoughts on chapter one are below in both audio and video, followed by an outline of the chapter and questions for reflection and/or discussion. https://youtu.be/u7HfuZXTLco Chapter Outline Introducing the text (pp. 1-3)Violence Concerning Magistrates (pp. 3-4)In punishing …

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We Do Not Wrestle Against Flesh & Blood | Ephesians 6:12

DOWNLOAD PDF For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 ESV With the word finally of verse 10, the Apostle Paul draws us into the concluding third …

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Keep Yourselves in the Love of God | Jude 20-23

This sermon was originally preached in 2014. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by …

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How Can a Young Man Keep Pure? | Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure?By guarding it according to your word. Psalm 119:9 ESV Psalm 119, as we have seen, is a unique poem. First, it is the longest chapter in the Bible (longer than many entire books in the Bible, in fact). Second, the entire poem is built around one theme: …

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The Patience of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwHbkiIkRU The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  Psalm 103:8 ESV  The conquest of Canaan seems quite barbaric through modern eyes. Under the leadership of Joshua, Moses’ successor, the Israelites ceased their forty-year wandering through the wilderness and entered the land that God promised to their ancestor Abraham. Of course, …

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Short Quotes for Deep Thinking

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some of my notebook scribbles that I jot down via Evernote. Although the following nuggets of wisdom also derive from one of my Evernote files, they more importantly come from great minds and zealous hearts throughout church history. These are quite simply a handful of some my favorite …

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Parting Counsels | A Sermon by Thomas Watson

In place of my regular Monday sermon notes (because I didn't preach yesterday), I've recorded a reading of a sermon by Thomas Watson, who I introduced last week. Titled "Parting Counsels", Watson delivered this message to his church after the Act of Uniformity ejected him from the pastorate. The best place to read this and …

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