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Sermon on Dec 4, 2016

Isaiah 7:1-17

I wonder if you’ve put up your Christmas tree yet. That was my duty yesterday. I was out in the rain choosing a tree; I got cold and wet. There were pine needles in my hair and resin on my elbows. And then there was the sanctifying business of wrestling the thing through the front door into the stand without denuding the tree of every needle that it...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Book of Shem

The New World Order (Life after the deluge)

Part III

Genesis 11:10-32.

The New World Order (Life after the deluge) Part III: The Book of Shem

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 11. This is the third and last in a short series on a brief transitional section in the book of Genesis. Moses himself begins this section in Genesis, chapter 10 which he opens...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew 19.  Today we’re beginning a new study in the section of the gospel of Matthew.  Jesus has been speaking to his disciples, in an extended series of lessons and a discourse in Matthew, chapter 18.  Now, in Matthew 19, He’s left Galilee, He’s in the border regions of Judea just on the other side...

Hebrews

Turn with me to Hebrews 1.  We have been studying the Book of Hebrews for a number of weeks now.  I have lost count and we are drawing near to the close of the book.  We are coming up on Hebrews 11, perhaps the best known section.  In the month of January, the Lord willing, we will be looking four different Wednesday evenings at that glorious passage, the...

Matthew

If you have your bible, I would invite You to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 18. We have been looking at this great passage for about a month or so. It's hard to believe that it all began with the question, "Who is the greatest?" Ever since the disciples asked that question, they have been treated to discussions of how to relate to their brothers, how to...

Hebrews

Throughout the first 10 chapters of Hebrews, we have said that the theme is Jesus the Great High Priest.  The author of Hebrews is sparing no effort to convince us that Jesus is a superior priest to anything that Israel ever experienced to anything that we ever could experience.  That is the specific thrust of the book to this point.  And when we get to Hebrews 10, the...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Babel

The New World Order (Life after the deluge)

Part II

Genesis 11:1-9

Babel

If you have your Bibles with you tonight, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 11. The last time we were in the book of Genesis together, a couple of weeks ago, we entered into a new section of Genesis looking at Genesis, chapter 10, with the list of the sons: Shem and Ham and Japheth. And that...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 18, as we continue our study of this great passage together.  I’d invite you to look back to the very first of the chapter and scan along the passage itself leading up to Matthew 18, verses 15 through 20.  You know that the whole of this passage is concerned with how we live...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 18.  As we have looked at this chapter we have seen that it is all tied together, a very similar theme runs throughout.  The focus of Jesus' whole instruction throughout the chapter is our relationship with one another in the Church. What are the proper relationships between members between citizens of the kingdom...

As we have already mentioned, Hebrews has more occurrences of diatheke than in the rest of the New Testament.  This relative prominence of the covenant conception in Hebrews may be attributed to the authors’ preoccupation with the comparison with the old and with the new religious systems of Judaism and Christianity.  I mean it is natural that you would revert to the covenant concept to help you describe...

We have already looked at definitions of covenant and we have, or definitions of diatheke and berith, and the arguments over that translational controversy.  And we have looked at one passage in the New Testament in some detail, the passage in Hebrew 9, which is difficult to translate.  Many Bible translations will start in 9:15, with the word covenant, and they will switch to testament and then back...

Hebrews

Turn with me to Hebrews 10.  Last week we focused in Hebrews 9: 15-28 on the finality of Christ’s sacrifice. This week we focus on a related subject — the perfection of Christ’s sacrifice. Last week we emphasized the fact that whereas Old Testament sacrifices repeated themselves, Christ’s sacrifice was once for all. And therein lies one of the fundamental differences between the Old Testament sacrificial system and...

November

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Line of the Sons of Noah

The New World Order (Life after the deluge)

Part I

Genesis 10:1-32.

The New World Order (Life after the deluge)(l): The Line of the Sons of Noah

If you have your Bibles with you please turn with me to Genesis, chapter 10. Tonight we enter into a new section of the book of Genesis. Moses himself partitions this particular chapter and gives it the heading "the Toledoth of the sons of Noah," that is...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 18. Matthew chapter 18 opens with a question. The disciples are questioning the Lord Jesus Christ - a little embarrassed that He knew what they were talking about - but asking Him the question: "Lord, who is the greatest in the kingdom?" And, in the context of responding to the disciples and teaching...

Hebrews

Turn with me to Hebrews 9 as we continue our study of this great book.  The last time we were together in this passage, we were looking at the first half of Hebrews 9 and we are going to pick up with the second half.  The first thing I would say is there is a sense in which the argument of the second begins in verse 11. We...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Cursing of Canaan

The Flood (The Life of Noah)

Part VI

Genesis 9:18-29

The Cursing of Canaan

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 9. We’ll begin in verse 18 tonight. As we have studied the book of Genesis together, we've seen the creation account in Genesis, chapter 1. We have seen God's special favor towards man highlighted in Genesis, chapter 2 and Genesis, chapter 3. We have...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 18 and verse 7.  As we looked together at Matthew 17 verses 24 to 27 we noticed in that incident when the tax collectors in Capernaum came to Peter and asked him whether the Lord Jesus paid the temple tax, Jesus gave opportunity or took opportunity at that incident to attest to his divinity and to show the example of his humility to Peter. ...

I want to look at Jeremiah 31, because that is obviously the only passage in the prophetic literature which uses the terminology New Covenant.  That terminology of New Covenant becomes very, very significant in the New Testament itself.  It is picked up by the author of Hebrews, but it is also mentioned in the Last Supper narrative by the Lord Jesus Himself, as He explains the meaning of...

Hebrews

Turn in your Bibles to Hebrews 9.  As we have already seen, a great theme from Hebrews 2 - 10, is Jesus as our Great High Priest, and especially in chapter 8, there has been a stress on Jesus as a superior High Priest to the priests of the Old Testament and as the mediator of a better covenant.  And as that idea of Jesus being a better...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew 18.  After the Transfiguration, the Lord Jesus Christ told the disciples of the impending trial and the suffering that He would endure, indeed the death that He was going to die for them in Jerusalem.  And you remember the disciple’s response?  The disciples responded by despairing.  We saw that in Matthew 16.  In Matthew...

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