Contending for the Faith | Jude 3-4

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Grace of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZOpcoCeUM For by grace you have been saved through faith.And this is not your own doing;it is the gift of God,not a result of works,so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV Word came to Jesus that His friend, Lazarus, was ill, but Jesus did nothing. He did not immediately race to Lazarus’ side; …

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Heart to Heart

The Rescue | Jonah 1:17-2:10

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. Having now almost covered the first chapter the Jonah, we note that Jonah is not a sympathetic character. Jonah is not the archetypical hero for whom we cheer. In many ways, Jonah is not even remotely a pleasant person based upon what we have read. Fortunately, in this …

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You Have Only to Be Silent | Exodus 14:14

The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14 ESV On the run from the Egyptians, the Israelites stood upon the bank of the Red Sea. Pharaoh’s chariots behind and the waters before them left Abraham’s children without many options. So they did what all of mankind tends to …

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Sermon Series

By Grace You Have Been Saved | Ephesians 2:1-10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=091yhWX4hYI&feature=youtu.be And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of the flesh, carrying out …

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The Pilgrim’s Playlist

Deliver Me, O LORD | Psalm 120

In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.  What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree! Woe to me, that …

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12 Tests for Knowing I’m Saved

This Sunday I preached Matthew 7:21-23, which is easily one of the most solemn texts in all of Scripture. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said of these verses: "These, surely, are in many ways the most solemn and solemnizing words ever uttered in this world, not only by any man, but even by the Son of God Himself. …

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The Narrow Gate | Matthew 7:13-14

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew …

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a thought on eternal security & saltless salt

In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He boldly proclaims that His followers are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. These are tremendous claims, but I want to focus for the moment upon Jesus’ warning about salt losing its taste. Christ warns that if salt is no longer salty then it …

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