The Judgment of the Ungodly | Jude 14-19

This sermon was originally preached in 2014. It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an …

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Do Not Forsake Me! | Psalm 119:8

I will keep your statutes;do not utterly forsake me! Psalm 119:8 ESV This verse concludes the first stanza of Psalm 119 in which every verse begins with the Hebrew letter, aleph. It immediately also concludes the two part pledge of action that began in verse 7, but it further parallels verse 4, which began his …

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Let’s Read Heaven Taken by Storm Together

With only three weeks left of studying the Attributes of God, I am taking a one week break to introduce a new series, Reading Together. To coincide with moving into the third section of Ephesians: Kingdom War, several members of my church and I will be reading through Thomas Watson's book Heaven Taken by Storm. …

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The Vocation of Parenting & the Local Church

Although every volume of The Gospel for Life Series has been sitting on my office bookshelf for around a year, I read my first one (The Gospel & Marriage) only two weeks ago. Each book is small (about 100 pages) and follows the same structure of five chapters answering the same five questions: What are …

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Children & Parents | Ephesians 6:1-4

DOWNLOAD PDF Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in …

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Waterless Clouds & Selfish Shepherds | Jude 5-13

Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains …

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I Will Praise You | Psalm 119:7

I will praise you with an upright heart,when I learn your righteous rules! Psalm 119:7 ESV The overall pattern of this first stanza of the psalm continues to unfold before us. Verses 1-4 form a unit wherein the psalmist first utter two beatitudes describing the person who walks according to the law of the LORD …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Love of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff2oMDICarg Anyone who does not love does not know God,because God is love. 1 John 4:8 ESV The words of the LORD must have hit with a thud in Abraham’s chest: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt …

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Notebook Scribbles

I keep a file in Evernote for writing down various thoughts at whatever time they pop into my brain. Some these scribbles have made their way into sermons or articles that I have written, but most are content with simply being remnants of past ponderings. I share here a handful of these snapshots of thought …

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The Cosmic Order of the Household | Ephesians 5:31-33

DOWNLOAD PDF “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife …

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