The King Has Come

The Time Is Fulfilled | Mark 1:14-20

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, …

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Sermon Series

The Writing on the Wall | Daniel 5

King Belshazzar made a great feast for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in front of the thousand. Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, …

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The Humbling of Nebuchadnezzar | Daniel 4

King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. How great are his signs,            how mighty his wonders!His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,            and …

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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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