Heart to Heart

The Miracle | Jonah 3

Many occurrences in the book of Jonah have been described as miracles (the storm, the fish, etc.), yet as we have seen, most are simply God’s display of authority within nature. Miracle must be unnatural (or supernatural), and storms, fish, and plants are all common to the natural world. However, repentance certainly is a miracle. …

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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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The Pilgrim’s Playlist

Out of the Depths I Cry to You, O LORD | Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the …

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Restore Our Fortunes, O LORD | Psalm 126

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,             we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter,             and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations,             “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; we are …

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The Providence of God

Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt | Genesis 42

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Then they said to one another, “In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us and we did not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us. (Genesis 42:21 ESV) He said to his brothers, …

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Sept. 23, 2016

Repentance: Running to the Greatest of All Treasures This fits pretty well with the theme of my most recent post. The proper response to the gospel is to repent (Acts 2:38). The question is, have you repented? If you haven’t repented in such a way that you’ve turned to Jesus by faith, your so-called repentance …

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a thought on repentance, obedience, & the Law

I've wrestled with this question a lot. Though I was saved at an early age, I didn't fully understand the gospel (especially the eternal security of believers) until I was in college. As a kid, I truly wanted to live a Christ-like life, I knew I was a sinner, and I believed that Christ died …

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To Laodicea: Be Zealous & Repent | Revelation 3:14-22

Seven Letters Week 8 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your works: you are night cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16) I counsel you to buy from me …

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To Thyatira: Repent of False Teaching | Revelation 2:18-29

Seven Letters Week 5 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. (Revelation 2:19) Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. (Revelation 2:16) …

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To Pergamum: Hold Fast to Christ | Revelation 2:12-17

Seven Letters Week 4 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. (Revelation 2:13) Therefore repent. If not, …

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