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Sermons from 2016

August

God Reigns

Sermon on Aug 14, 2016

Exodus 21:1-11

Now if you would please take a copy of the Scriptures and turn with me in them to the book of Exodus, chapter 21. If you’re using one of our church Bibles, you’ll find them in the pew racks in front of you or under your chair and Exodus 21, we’re going to be looking at the first eleven verses, that’s on page 62 in our...

Well good evening! I bring you greeting from Central Carolina Presbytery and I am honored and grateful to be here tonight and to fill this pulpit. It is a great privilege to be here for Tree and Jeri Lyn. And I will refer to him as Tree which I think you do as well, is that correct? So there’s no Andrew tonight; it’s Tree, right? Well...

God Reigns

Sermon on Aug 7, 2016

Exodus 20:22-26

We return this morning to our ongoing explanation and examination of the teaching of the book of Exodus. You will remember, as the summer began, we worked our way through the teaching of the Ten Commandments and now we’ve come back to resume the next section of the book. So let me invite you if you would please, to take a copy of the holy Scriptures...

July

Sermon on Jul 31, 2016

Matthew 11:25-30

Please turn with me in your copy of God’s Word to the gospel of Matthew, chapter 11 verses 25 to 30. That can be found on the pew Bible page 816 for those using that. It’s been just over a year since I last preached here. Thank you all, again, for your support of Belhaven RUF, your support of our family. Thank you that more and more this...

Sermon on Jul 31, 2016

Psalm 51

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 51. We have been looking at different psalms this month. This morning we come to Psalm 51. It’s on page 474 in the church Bible in front of you. And just before we jump in and read, something to consider. I love old sports movies and a movie that I grew up watching, really on repeat with...

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

Sermon on Jul 24, 2016

James 1:19-25

As you’re sitting down, if you have a copy of God’s Word I invite you to turn to the book of James. We’re studying through the New Testament book of James in the evenings this summer. If you’re a visitor, a warm welcome to you again. We’re so glad you’re here; glad you’re with us. We find ourselves in James chapter 1 verses 19 to 25...

Sermon on Jul 24, 2016

Psalm 111 and 112

If you would turn in your Bibles to the book of Psalms, we’ll be in Psalm 111 and 112 this morning. It can be found on page 509 of your pew Bibles. We’ve been working through a different psalm each Sunday in the month of July. This Sunday we will go through two psalms, and each of these psalms stands on their own but what we see is...

Sermon on Jul 17, 2016

James 1:17-18

As you are sitting down, please take your Bibles and turn together to the letter of James, towards the end of the New Testament. It’s found on page 1011 if you are you using the pew Bible, 1011. We’ve been working our way through the book of James this summer and more properly, the first chapter of the book of James, and we’re in verses 17...

Sermon on Jul 17, 2016

Psalm 31

I invite you to take your Bible and turn with me to Psalm 31. If you’re using the pew Bible in front of you, it’s on page 461. This is a longer psalm, but a powerful psalm in that it not only shows us the rescue of God, but it shows us what we need to be rescued from in ways that we don’t normally think...

As you’re being seated, please take your Bibles and turn to the book of James, a New Testament book. It’s found on page 1011 if you’re using a pew Bible. Again, good to see you; glad you’re here. We’re continuing our studies in James this evening and we’ll be looking at verses 13 to 16 together, and again, that’s found on page 1011. Before we listen...

Sermon on Jul 10, 2016

Psalm 14

Good to see y’all. Good to have you if you’re visiting with us here this morning. If you’ve got your Bibles, turn to Psalm 14. We’ll be looking through this psalm together here this morning. Psalm 14. You’ll find it on page 453 if you’re using a pew Bible. Again, if you’re a visitor, good to have you with us. We’re glad you’re here. Psalm 14...

Sermon on Jul 3, 2016

Matthew 9:35-38

I had the privilege a few days ago of teaching the Bible lesson to the children from Neighborhood Christian Center as they meet during the summertime in our church. And I asked the question, I started off the lesson of asking the question, “What is the most frequently mentioned animal in the Bible?” The first answer that came up was, “sheep.” And they were right. And...

Sermon on Jul 3, 2016

Psalm 84

Let me invite you to open your copies of God’s Word, or the Bible, from the pew rack in front of you to Psalm 84. We will be walking through Psalm 84 this morning and during the month of July on Sunday mornings, several of our assistant ministers will be taking us through some of the psalms. In preparation for that or in introduction of that...

June

If you have your Bibles with you, I’d invite you to turn to Colossians chapter 1. It’s on page 983 if you’re using a pew Bible. Colossians chapter 1. We’ll be studying verses 15 through 20 this evening. Again, if you’re a visitor, good to have you with us. We’re glad you’re here. Thankful that you’re here with us at First Presbyterian Church tonight. We’ll be...

Collision

Sermon on Jun 26, 2016

Malachi 3:16-4:6

Take your copies of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me please to Malachi chapter 3 at the sixteenth verse. Malachi chapter 3 at verse 16. If you are using one of our church Bibles, you will find that on page 802. Malachi 3 at the sixteenth verse. This is the last section we’ll be looking at together from the book...

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

Sermon on Jun 19, 2016

James 1:9-12

Again if you’re a visitor, welcome! Good to have you with us. We’re glad you’re here. We’re studying through the New Testament book of James. It’s toward the back of the New Testament there; it’s found on page 1011 if you’re using a pew Bible, 1011. And we’ll be studying together this evening James chapter 1 verses 9 through 12. James 1:9-12. Before we listen to...

Collision

Sermon on Jun 19, 2016

Malachi 2:17-3:12

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Holy Word in your hands and turn with me to the prophecy of Malachi. Malachi chapter 2, page 802, in the church Bibles if you’re using one of our church Bibles. Malachi chapter 2, at the seventeenth verse. We’ll be reading through verse 15, of chapter 3. Before we read together, let’s bow our heads as...

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

If you’re visiting with us, a warm welcome to you. We’re glad you’re here. Last week, we began a series in the book of James in the New Testament and we’ll continue that tonight. We’ll be studying James chapter 1 verses 2 through 8, and that’s found on pages 1011, and 1012, in your pew Bibles; 1011-1012. James 1:2-8. Let’s give our careful and reverent attention to the...

Collision

Sermon on Jun 12, 2016

Malachi 2:10-16

Now if you would please take a copy of the Scriptures in your hands and turn with me in them to the prophecy of Malachi, chapter 2; page 801 in the church Bibles. We’ll be thinking about the message of verses 10-16, the second half of chapter 2. And before we read it together, before we pray and then read, let me say two things about...

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

Sermon on Jun 5, 2016

James 1:1

As you’re being seated, take your Bibles and let’s turn together to the book of James. One of the later books in the New Testament, it’s on page 1011 if you’re using a pew Bible. I’m excited to be studying together for the next few months the book of James. And we’ll start off tonight with chapter 1, and verse 1. Again, that’s page 1011. If you’re a...

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