Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 23, 2017 | Psalm 51

Here is the sermon from Sunday evening taken from Psalm 51.
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion 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 only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
18 By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Audio


For more:
April 23, 2017 | Isaiah 6:1-18: Good News, Your Despicable 
April 23, 2017 | Psalm 51 
"Seventy Times Infinity" Sermon Series Video
"Reasons to Forgive": Two Sermons Preached by John MacArthur

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 23, 2017 | Isaiah 6:1-18: Good News, Your Despicable

Sunday morning we began a new series entitled "Seventy Times Infinity" on forgiveness. Here is the first sermon of that series taken from Isaiah 1:1-18 entitled "Good News, Your Despicable."
 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth;
For the Lord speaks,
“Sons I have reared and brought up,
But they have revolted against Me.
“An ox knows its owner,
And a donkey its master’s manger,
But Israel does not know,
My people do not understand.”
Alas, sinful nation,
People weighed down with iniquity,
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away from Him.
Where will you be stricken again,
As you continue in your rebellion?
The whole head is sick
And the whole heart is faint.
From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing sound in it,
Only bruises, welts and raw wounds,
Not pressed out or bandaged,
Nor softened with oil.
Your land is desolate,
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your presence;
It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers.
The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city.
Unless the Lord of hosts
Had left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord,
You rulers of Sodom;
Give ear to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah.
11 “What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle;
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.
12 “When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
13 “Bring your worthless offerings no longer,
Incense is an abomination to Me.
New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
14 “I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts,
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 “So when you spread out your hands in prayer,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you multiply prayers,
I will not listen.
Your hands are covered with blood.
16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.

18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.
 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Audio


For more:
April 23, 2017 | Isaiah 6:1-18: Good News, Your Despicable
"Seventy Times Infinity" Sermon Series Video

"Reasons to Forgive": Two Sermons Preached by John MacArthur

Friday, April 21, 2017

"Reasons to Forgive": Two Sermons Preached by John MacArthur

Sunday morning we are beginning a new sermon series on forgiveness, This week I have been reading and studying this great doctrine and commandment. I want to recommend the following 2-part sermon from John MacArthur on the Reasons to Forgive.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

"Seventy Times Infinity" Sermon Series Video

Sunday morning we are starting a new sermon series on forgiveness we've entitled "Seventy Times Infinity." Here is a fun little video we put together for it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 16, 2017 | Genesis 22:1-14: Where is the Lamb? - Easter 2017

Here is the sermon from Easter morning at the regular worship service taken from Genesis 22:1-14:
Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance. Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.
 
Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” 13 Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14 Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”


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For more:
February 7, 2016 | Mark 2:1-12

Friday, April 14, 2017

"The Gospel According to the Gospel According to Mark" Sermon Series (Thus Far)

Every year since I began my preaching ministry from early January to the Palm Sunday, I prefer to preach on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. For the last two years we have continued this tradition by exploring the Gospel of Mark. Below you will find all the sermons and resources for this series thus far (we are about halfway through the second Gospel now).


Sermons

January 10, 2016 | Mark 1:1-15: Jesus is the Gospel, Stupid
January 17, 2016 | Mark 1:16-20: The Correlation Between Repentance and Obedience, or, If Jesus Jumped Off a Bridge Would You Follow?
January 24, 2016 | Mark 1:21-28 - This Means War!
January 31, 2016 | Mark 1:29-45: Rusted and Weathered
February 7, 2016 | Mark 2:1-12
February 14, 2016 | Mark 2:13-17: God Helps Those Who Cannot Help Themselves
February 21, 2016 | Mark 2:18-22
February 28, 2016 | Mark 2:23-28
March 6, 2016 | Mark 3:1-6 
March 13, 2016 | Mark 3:7-19 - How to Change the World
March 20, 2016 | Mark 3:20-35
January 1, 2017 | Mark 4:1-20: The Parable of the Soils, Part 1
January 1, 2017 | Mark 4:1-20: The Parable of the Soils, Part 2
January 15, 2-17 | Mark 4:21-25 - Hide It Under a Bushel?: The Beauty and Blessing of Taking the Gospel Seriously
January 22, 2017 | Mark 4:26-34: The Kingdom of God is Coming. Wait For It Y'all
January 29, 2017 | Mark 4:35-41: We Have Nothing to Fear But God Himself
January 29, 2017 | Jonah: God Pursues 
February 5 2017 | Mark 5:1-20: What Can Wash Away My Stains?
February 12, 2017 | Mark 5:21-43
February 19, 2017 | Mark 6:1-6: The Nazarene School of Rejection
February 26, 2017 | Mark 6:7-13: When Disciples Become Ambassadors
March 5, 2017 | Mark 6:14-32 - Something Worth Losing Your Head Over: Why Repentance is Truly Liberating
March 12, 2017 | Mark 6:33-56 (unavailable) 
March 19, 2017 | Mark 7:1-13: Here Comes Trouble: Why Hypocrisy is Both a Religious and Heart Issue, Part 1
March 26, 2017 | Mark 7:14-23 - Here Comes Trouble: Why Hypocrisy is Both a Religious and Heart Issue, Part 2
April 2, 2017 | Mark 7:24-37: God Owes You Nothing, Yet Jesus is More than Enough 


Other

The Bible Project: Mark
Peter as Eyewitness in the Gospel of Mark
A Few Thoughts on the Gospel of Mark from Ben Witherington
Bibledex on Mark  
Recommended Reading on Idolatry


Other Series

"Famous Last Words" Sermon Series
"What Does Theology Have to Do With the Price of Bread in China?" Sermon Series
"The Gospel According to Exodus" Sermon Series
"Roadblocks to Faith" Sermon Series
"The Beatitudes" Sermon Series
"The Gospel Is . . ." Sermon Series on Galatians
"The Gospel According to the Gospel According to Mark" Sermon Series (Thus Far)