Are You A Member of God’s Kingdom?

Audio from the sermon, “The Gospel of the Kingdom” (26:10) preached on Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama.

Sermon text: Mark 4:1-20

Sermon Series – KNOWING GOD & LIVING IN HIS KINGDOM
Today: Mark 4:1-20  “The Secret of the Kingdom”

(1.) WHY? THE PARABLES OF THE KINGDOM, vv. 10-13

(2.) WHAT? THE GROWTH OF THE KINGDOM, vv. 1-9, 14-20

(3.) WHO? WHERE? WHEN? THE PEOPLE OF THE KINGDOM

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“If there are only four ways to respond to the word of God, to what
category does your response belong? That is the question this parable
is designed to make us ask.” Sinclair B. Ferguson

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A Trinitarian Salvation

Sermon audio from the sermon, “Hope in the Wilderness: Jesus’ Baptism & the Triune God,” preached during morning worship in a Communion Sunday at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama.

Mark 1:1-13

Sermon outline: (1.) The Event of Jesus’ Baptism
(2.) The Trinitarian Nature of Jesus’ Baptism
(3.) The Hope we find in the Story of Jesus’ Baptism: Identification, Substitution,  Victory

“In Jesus’ baptism, as later in Christian baptism, all three persons
of the Trinity are involved. The initiative of the Father, the
vicarious work of the Son, and the glorifying, enabling power of the
Spirit are all revealed in this act.” The Reformation Study Bible

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Knowing the True and Living God

Sermon audio from Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama. Morning worship on February 24, 2019. “An Introduction to the Doctrine of the Trinity (II) (21:25).

Sermon text: Matthew 28:18-20

Sermon outline: (1.) WHAT IS THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY? A REVIEW & EXPANSION. (2.) WHAT DOES MT 28:18-20 CONTRIBUTE TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRINITY? (3.) DOES THIS DOCTRINE AS TAUGHT HERE MATTER IN MY LIFE TODAY? Evangelism (19a), Spiritual Identity (19b), Discipleship (20a)

“This truth is a great mystery. Let it be enough to receive and
believe it, and let us ever abstain from all attempts at explanation.
It is childish folly to refuse assent to things that we do not
understand. We are poor crawling worms of day, and know little at our
best about God and eternity. Suffice it for us to receive the doctrine
of the Trinity in Unity, with humility and reverence, and to ask no
vain questions. Let us believe that no sinful soul could be saved
without the work of all three Persons in the blessed Trinity, and let
us rejoice that Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, who co-operated to make
man, do always co-operate to save him. Here let us pause. We may
receive practically what we cannot explain theoretically.” Bishop J.
C. Ryle (1856)

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Knowing the One True God

Sermon audio from Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama. Morning worship on February 17, 2019. Morning sermon: “An Introduction to the Doctrine of the Trinity (I.)

Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 13:14

Sermon outline: An Introduction to the Doctrine of the Trinity (1.) What is the doctrine of the Trinity? (2.) What does 2 Cor. 13:14 contribute to our understanding of the Trinity? (See also Numbers 6:24-26.) (3.) Does this doctrine matter in my life today?Quote

“The doctrine itself is of vital importance to Christians. It is the one belief held in common by the people of God everywhere. It is crucial to our understanding of both God and man. And it is the model for the way we should live, particularly in our relations with one another. Only a proper understanding of it can produce a sense of mystery, the devotion of God and the true humanism which are the essence of religion.” Donald Macleod
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He Is Worthy of Blessing

Sermon audio for “What a God! Bless the LORD for His Steadfast Love” (25:12) from morning worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Deposit, AL, February 10, 2019.

Sermon text: Psalm 103:15-22

Sermon outline:  “What a God! Bless the LORD for His Steadfast Love”
1. THE BREVITY OF HUMAN LIFE, 15, 16.
2. THE BENEFIT OF DIVINE REDEMPTION, 17, 18
3. THE BASIS FOR THE BENEFIT, 19
4. THE BENEDICTION OF BLESSINGS, 20-22.

“How vast the contrast between the fading flower and the everlasting God! How wonderful that his mercy should link our frailty with his eternity, and make us everlasting too! From old eternity the Lord viewed his people as objects of mercy, and as such chose them to become partakers of his grace;… Jehovah changes not, he has mercy without end as well as without beginning. Never will those who fear him find that either their sins or their needs have exhausted the great deep of his grace.” C. H. Spurgeon

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The Love of God Described

Sermon audio for the sermon, What a God! Bless the LORD: The Love of God Demonstrated,” (25:39) preached during the morning worship & service of Communion at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, AL on February 3, 2017.

Sermon text: Psalm 103:6-14

Sermon outline: (1.) THE DEPTH OF GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE, 6-8 (2.) THE HEIGHT OF GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE, 9-12 (3.) THE BREADTH OF GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE, 13-14

“All the world tastes of his sparing mercy, those who hear the gospel partake of his inviting mercy, the saints live by his saving mercy, are preserved by his upholding mercy, are cheered by his consoling mercy, and will enter heaven through his infinite and everlasting mercy.” Charles H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of David

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Praising the One True God as He Deserves

Sermon audio from “Bless the Lord! What a God: The Benefactor and His Benefits,”  (28:06) preached during morning worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Deposit, Alabama on January 27, 2019.

Sermon text: Psalm 103

Sermon outline: (1.) Acknowledge and Praise the Benefactor, 1-2. (2.) Proclaim the Benefits, 3-5.

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