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Resources from 1999

October

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn with me to Matthew, chapter 26, as we continue through the gospel. We said in Matthew 26, the full chapter served as a prelude of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Matthew 26, verse 2, on Tuesday of the last week of the Lord Jesus’ life before His crucifixion, He had told His disciples that in two...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles with you, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 26. We’ve already said that Matthew 26 is a prelude to the death of Christ. There are many themes which repeat themselves in this section of Matthew’s gospel. Already in our study of verses 1 through 5 we saw the irony of Jesus’ prediction, speaking on Tuesday of the Passover week...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 30:1-24

The Sons of Jacob

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 30. We've been working through the life of Jacob for several weeks now, and we've seen that the consequences of Rebekah and Jacob's schemes, their sins, though they first became apparent in Genesis 27, verses 30 through...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 26 as we continue our study in the gospel. Last week, we began in the first five verses of this chapter, that we had come to as it were the final section of the gospel of Matthew, and everything in this chapter, and some of the material immediately following. As it were a...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 29:21-35

A Taste of His Own Medicine

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 29. You may actually want to keep open your hymnals to 558 because I want to come back to Psalm 1, and I want you to think about something that the Lord says in that Psalm that we've...

How Pilgrims Praise: Psalms of Ascent

Sermon on Oct 6, 1999

Psalm 125:1-5

Turn with me to Psalm 125. We have been looking at these Psalms, Psalms 120 through to 134, all of them bearing the title “A Song of Ascents” or “A Song of Degrees”, and we have conjectured (it is only a conjecture; we don’t have very much proof for it) that these Psalms were written, some of them, as distant as maybe 250 or even 300 years apart...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn with me to Matthew chapter 26. We’re now entering a new section of the gospel of Matthew as we continue our study through this glorious gospel. This chapter contains of course the prelude to the death of Christ. A few individuals leap out of the pages of history with more profound irony attached to them than the Lord Jesus...

September

How Pilgrims Praise: Psalms of Ascent

Sermon on Sep 29, 1999

Psalm 124:1-8

Turn with me to the Psalm 124. We’ve been looking together at these wonderful “Ascent Psalms,” fifteen Psalms (from 120-134), all of them bearing this title A Song of Degrees or A Song of Ascent.  We believe these Psalms were psalms sung by pilgrims as they made their way to Jerusalem for one of the great feasts. They made their way from various parts of Israel and...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 25. We come today to the last of a series of studies in the Lord Jesus’ teachings on the end times in Matthew 24 and 25. It’s become very apparent in the last several passages that we’ve looked at that Jesus emphasizes that faithfulness it He way that we are prepared for His...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Love Story

Genesis 29:1-20

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 29, as we continue our study in the life of Jacob. We have seen Jacob obtain both the birthright and the blessing through trickery and cunning and policy. We have seen that blessing confirmed to him by his father, Isaac. We have seen Jacob...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 28:10-12

The Dream of Bethel

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Genesis 28. We’ll begin in the 10th verse, as we continue the story of Jacob. We saw all the way back in Genesis 25 the birth auricle that was given to Rebekah which told her that by God's own will, by His own decree, that Jacob would...

Matthew

If you have your Bible’s I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 25, as we continue our study in the gospel of Matthew, particularly in these passages where the Lord Jesus is telling us about the things to come, about the end times. All along in our study of Matthew 24 and 25, we have emphasized that the Lord Jesus is telling these things not...

How Pilgrims Praise: Psalms of Ascent

Sermon on Sep 15, 1999

Psalm 123:1-4

Let’s turn now to Psalm 123. We’ve been looking together over these last two weeks at this collection of Psalms beginning with Psalm 120 and running through to Psalm 134: fifteen Psalms, all of them bearing the title “A Song of Ascents” or “A Song of Degrees.” And we suggested that the interpretation of this collection of Psalms is that they belong to a group of psalms that...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 28:1-9

The Departure of Jacob

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 28. We’ll look at the first few verses of this great chapter in which Jacob begins his journey to northwest Mesopotamia, the area where his mother grew up.

We've been studying the life of Jacob. This is the...

Matthew

If you have Bibles, please open to Matthew chapter 25. In this passage we find Jesus teaching about two types of people, those who are spiritually prepared and those unprepared for His coming. The story of the Ten Virgins, or if we were going to update it for today, the story of the ten bridesmaids is part of that instruction and that is the passage which we are...

How Pilgrims Praise: Psalms of Ascent

Sermon on Sep 8, 1999

Psalm 122:1-9

Now turn with me, if you would, to Psalm 122. We’ve been looking together at the so-called “Ascent Psalms”; that is, Psalms 120-134, all of them bearing this title “Song of Ascent”, or, if you’re familiar with your King James Version, “Song of Degrees.” And we think it means a collection of Psalms sung (and perhaps recited) by pilgrims making their way to one of the great festivals...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 27:30-46

The Blessing of Esau

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 27. We have been studying Genesis for - I've forgotten how long now. But until last week, we had been studying for a number of weeks the life of Isaac, and last week we began to look more specifically at the life...

Matthew

If you have Bibles, please open to Matthew chapter 24, and we will begin in verse 45:

"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 "Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 47 "Truly I say to you, that he will
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How Pilgrims Praise: Psalms of Ascent

Sermon on Sep 1, 1999

Psalm 121:1-8

Turn with me, if you would, to Psalm 121. We began last Wednesday evening to study these fifteen Psalms, beginning at Psalm 120 through to 134, all of them having this title “A Song of Degrees” or “A Song of Ascent,” depending on which translation you’re using. And we ventured an opinion last week that these were probably Psalms sung and recited by pilgrims...believers making their way to...

August

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 24. We are continuing our study in Jesus’ teaching on the end time. Especially as He gives practical exhortations to us, not only to His disciples but to us, but how we are to prepare for those end times. Especially in this section beginning here in Matthew 24:42 and following all the...

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