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Sermons from 2014

November

Sermon on Nov 6, 2016

Mark 10:46-52

I watched some footage recently of people from all over the world who were blind but who through various medical techniques were enabled to see again – surgery for cataracts or retinal implants or other medical techniques. In one scene, the camera focused in on the faces of children, many of whom have been blind their whole lives, on that moment when after cataract surgery the bandages were...

December

Sermon on Dec 28, 2014

Psalm 92

If you have your Bibles with you or perhaps one there in the pew pockets in front of you, turn with me if you would now, to Psalm 92.  Psalm 92.  You can find it there on page 498 in your pew Bible.  As you’re turning there, allow me to say what an honor it is to stand before you and open God’s Word with you tonight.  As...

The Word Became Flesh

Sermon on Dec 28, 2014

Matthew 20:20-28

I invite you to take your Bible and turn with me to Matthew’s gospel, chapter 20.  Would you bow with me as we ask God’s blessing on our time together in His Word?

Holy Spirit, would You please open our eyes, open our hearts, open our lives, that we may behold, that we may treasure, and that we may celebrate wonderful things that You...

The Word Became Flesh

Sermon on Dec 24, 2014

John 3:16

Well, it’s almost here!  For some of you the excitement is at fever pitch; for others of you you’re holding on until the day after.  There’s still a lot of cooking and a lot of preparation and in-laws are descending upon you and yet it’s almost here, with all the joys that it brings.  You’ve watched the piles of presents under the tree grow over the last few...

The Word Became Flesh

Sermon on Dec 21, 2014

John 1:14-18

Now would you please take a Bible from the pockets in the pews in front of you or turn in your own copy of God’s Word to the gospel according to John, chapter 1.  John’s gospel, chapter 1.  If you are using one of our church Bibles you’ll find that on page 886.  Before we read, it is our custom to pray and ask for God to help...

The Servant

Sermon on Dec 14, 2014

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me to Isaiah 52 at verse 13, which you’ll find on page 613.  We are concluding a series of sermons meditating on the great Song of the Suffering Servant found in 52:13 through 53 [verse] 12.  So once you have your Bibles open there, let’s bow our heads as we...

The Word Became Flesh

Sermon on Dec 14, 2014

John 1:1-18

Now if you would please take a copy of the Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to the Gospel according to John, chapter 1.  John chapter 1; page 886 in the church Bibles.  Christmas for very many of us is a season of brightness and relief - tinsel and Christmas decorations and lights on a tree in the midst of the gathering gloom of winter.  But...

The Servant

Now if you would please take a copy of God’s own holy Word in your hands.  As the children make their way to their children’s church this evening, turn with me to the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 52, on page 613.  Isaiah 52.  We’re going to read from the thirteenth verse through the end of chapter 53.  Before we do, would you bow your heads with me as...

The Word Became Flesh

Sermon on Dec 7, 2014

John 1:1-18

This morning we are taking a short break from our ongoing studies in the book of Exodus to capitalize on the opportunity afforded by the Advent season and together to think in a sustained and concentrated way about the significance of the first coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  And this year, our thinking will be directed by the prologue to the gospel according to John. ...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Sermon on Dec 3, 2014

Colossians 4:2-6

Well if you have your Bibles we can turn together to Colossians chapter 4.  We’ll be in verses 2 through 6 tonight.  This is the last section of the body of this letter to the Colossians before we get to some personal remarks from Paul next week.  I had a member of the church, Vic Clark, told me once of his nephew who works for Rolex and he...

Sermon on Nov 30, 2014

Isaiah 40:1-8

This evening I’d like to think a bit, though I’m not a merchant, I’d like to think a bit about Christmas.  I know you don’t like to think about Christmas right now, but it’s upon us.  And pardon the expression, but I’d like to not see us belly-flop into Christmas.  You know how to belly-flop into Christmas?  All of a sudden Christmas Day is upon you and you...

God Remembers

Sermon on Nov 30, 2014

Exodus 6:1-9

Now let me invite you to take your own copy of God’s holy Word in your hands or turn with me in one of the church Bibles to page 48.  Exodus chapter 6; Exodus chapter 6.  We’re going to be reading the first nine verses together.  Before we do that, would you bow your heads with me as we go to God and ask Him to help us...

Sermon on Nov 27, 2014

Psalm 136

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to Psalm 136.  We read it together earlier responsively; we’ll not read it again now, but if you would open your Bibles to Psalm 136.  In the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 520.  Psalm 136.

The Object and the Ultimate Reason for our Thankfulness

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Sermon on Nov 23, 2014

Proverbs 17:22

As you’re seated, if you would turn with me in your Bibles to Proverbs chapter 17.  It’s found on page 540 in your pew Bibles.  And we’re going to look at one proverb tonight - verse 22 of chapter 17.  It’s a proverb which contrasts a joyful heart and a crushed spirit.  We’re in a season of the year that is associated with thanksgiving and joy.  There’s time...

Sermon on Nov 23, 2014

Genesis 27:1-34

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Genesis chapter 27.  Genesis chapter 27.  It begins on page 21 in the church Bible.  And before we read, something to consider.  This passage we are about to read, it may feel very distant from us.  This is a strange passage.  Someone after the eight-thirty service said, “That was a strange passage for Thanksgiving week.”  It’s a strange passage, but...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Sermon on Nov 19, 2014

Colossians 3:18-4:1

If you would, open up your Bibles to Colossians chapter 3.  We have some Bibles in the back of the room if you need one of those; help yourself.  Colossians chapter 3.  Well obviously we must not have advertised as well this week as we did last week for Tim Keller or else I’m sure the crowd would have been just the same!  Not that my feelings are...

The Servant

If you would now take your own copies of the Scriptures or turn with me in one of the church Bibles.  If you’re using a church Bible, page 613.  We’re reading Isaiah 52 at verse 13 through the end of the fifty-third chapter.  Isaiah 52 verse 13.  Before we read, would you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Lord Jesus, You...

God Remembers

Sermon on Nov 16, 2014

Exodus 5

Now if you would take your Bibles and turn with me to Exodus chapter 5 or if you’re using one of the church Bibles turn with me to page number 48.  Exodus chapter 5.  Before we read, it is our custom to ask for God to help us understand and believe His holy Word.  Would you bow your heads with me then as we turn to God in...

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