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Wonderful Counselor. Wonderful is a word we use a lot at Christmas time. “It’s A Wonderful Life” will doubtless air for the thousandth time. “The most wonderful time of the year” will play in every cafe in the land. On the radio this week I heard a hardware store that has, “A wonder-inducing array of Christmas trees for sale.” Wonder. And then there’s the word, Counselor. Wonderful Counselor...

Being lost is not fun. It leaves us confused, maybe even scared. On this particular account, the disciples are out in the sea and they’re not exactly lost - they know the sea - but they are definitely off course. But they’re not just physically off course, as we’ll look at in the passage this morning, they are spiritually off course. But what we’re going to look at...

The Gospel of Mark

You might say that this part of the chapter reads a bit like a sort of a journalistic documentary, you know, as the camera follows Jesus across the course of one whole day; one twenty-four-hour period. If you trace back to verse 21 for a moment you will see that the passage we considered last week begins on the Sabbath morning. And then, verse 29, He went directly...

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks ago and it was about a car dealership in Long Island in New York. And the story was about how the staff and the salespeople were trying to meet their sales goals by the end of the month. And one of the salesmen that was featured in this story was named, Manny. Manny asked the interviewer if he had...

I came across a book this week, started flipping through it – Junk. The subtitle of it was, “Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff.” Junk was the first title of the book, written by Alison Stewart. And here’s the deal. She was talking about how much stuff we have, how much abundance we have in this culture we live in, so much so that, she says this. “Self-storage has its...

This congregation that received this letter – and really, the letter sounds almost like a sermon. If you’ve ever heard people quote sections of the book of Hebrews, it sounds like a sermon. It has that sermonic role. Remember how Derek, he’d start off slow, you know, and then he’d build up speed and it was just like a freight train moving down! This book has that feel...

Prepare Him Room

Well, I do hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas so far. I’m very glad you’re with us this Lord’s Day Morning to celebrate the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and to worship together with us. As you will know, if you have been with us in the month of December, in the weeks that have led up to Christmas we have been considering the teaching...

God Reigns

In the city of Glasgow, my hometown, there’s a park to the east of the center of the city called Glasgow Green. It was gifted by King James II to the people of the city in the year 1450. Today, it is a beautiful, modern, landscaped park filled with historic monuments, a wonderful old museum called, The People’s Palace. There’s a Victorian glass house called, The Winter Gardens...

Stories that Stick

As you’re being seated, please turn with me in your copy of God’s Word to Matthew chapter 13. Again, a warm welcome if you’re visiting with us here tonight; great to have you. We’re continuing a series here on the parables. We’ll be looking at two of them tonight. You’ll find it on page 819 if you’re using a pew Bible; 819. We’ll be studying Matthew 13 and...

The Word Became Flesh

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 Servant

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 Servant

Now if you would take your copies of God’s holy Word in your hands or you’ll find a copy of the Scriptures in the pocket in the pew in front of you, do take one and turn to page 613 to Isaiah chapter 52 at verse 13.  Isaiah 52 at verse 13.  Before we read, would you bow your heads with me as we ask for God to...

The Servant

Now if you would please take your own copy of God’s Word or turn in one of the church Bibles to the prophecy according to Isaiah chapter 52 at verse 13.  You’ll find that on page 613 in the church Bibles; Isaiah 52 at verse 13.  Before we read, let’s bow our heads and ask for God’s help as we pray.  Let us pray.

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It is a privilege to be here again this morning, to open God’s Word with you.  If you have your Bibles if you’d turn to the Gospel of God according to Mark, to chapter 5. 

The Context of Mark’s Gospel

Someone has called Mark, “the gospel for guys,” which I happen to like - action-packed, rapid fire snapshots of Jesus...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

 

October 22, 2014

 

The Preeminence of Christ

“No Living in the Shadows”

Colossians 2:16-23

 

The Reverend Mr. Billy Dempsey

Good evening folks.  Let me ask you to open your Bibles if you would to Colossians chapter 2.  I’ll read verses 16...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

I’m glad everyone found us here tonight.  If you need a Bible, we have Bibles available over here, so feel free in the beginning here to slip up and grab some so you can follow along. We’re continuing our series on Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae. “Colossians - The Preeminence of Christ.”  That’s what we’re calling this Fall, midweek series.  And Paul, throughout this letter, is...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

If you brought your Bibles, please turn with me to Colossians 1:15-20.  We had had Bibles here in the weeks past but they disappeared tonight, so we’ll hopefully have those back next week.  

How has your week been?  Maybe you’ve had a long week.  Maybe you’ve been taking care of a sick child or an aging parent.  Maybe you’ve been pushing up against...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to Philippians chapter 3.  Philippians chapter 3 - page 981 in the church Bibles.  We’ll be reading the first eleven verses.  Before we do, let’s bow our heads before the Lord as we pray.  Let’s pray together.

O Lord, may the words of my mouth and the...

If you would turn in your Bibles to the book of Mark, chapter 8.  We find Jesus asking a profoundly important question in this passage.  We may have many questions that are deep and searching.  The first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism gives us one.  What is man’s chief end?  What is the purpose of life?  And perhaps you’ve asked, “Why does God allow suffering?”  Maybe you...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now, would you please take your copies of Holy Scripture in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians chapter 1. Philippians chapter 1. We’ve been working our way through the book of Philippians. We’ve come to the second half of verse 18 and we’ll read from there to the end of the chapter, though we’ll be focusing on verses 18 to 26 in...

Take your copies of God’s Word and turn to Matthew chapter nine. We’ll be looking at verses 35 through 39. If you don’t have a Bible with you the passage is on the back of this evening’s prayer guide. Before we read God’s Word, let’s pray again.

Our heavenly Father, we asked that we would be gripped by the truth of this passage. We...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Unrecognized Beauty

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Luke 24.  Luke 24.  And before we read, something to consider.  If any of you know any names associated with classical music you probably have heard the name, Joshua Bell.  Joshua Bell was actually in concert in Jackson just, I believe, it’s been in the last month or two.  Joshua Bell is one of the best...

It is my privilege to be here and to hear you guys as well.  I’m quite worried that you’re sitting behind me, so just be careful with those bows and things!  Alright?  But it’s great to be here with every single one of you.  I want to look at God’s Word at Philippians chapter 1 and we’re going to look at just a few verses there, verse 19...

It’s my privilege to be here, also my wife Annabel, she’s delighted to be here.  We thank you for your kindness and hospitality to us.  We’ve been here many times and it’s encouraging to see some of the things that are going on.  It’s kind of strange having David Strain here.  I don’t mean for you; for me, he is one of our students.  I think the first...

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