Audio from the sermon, “The Spontaneity of the Kingdom,” (23:04) preached March 31, 2019 at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama during morning worship.
Sermon text: Mark 4:26-29
Sermon outline: 1. The Sowing of the Kingdom, 26. 2. The Growing of the Kingdom, 27, 28. 3. The Mowing of the Kingdom, 29
“Although the exact situation for which he writes is uncertain, the parables assure his readers that God is in full control of history. The future consummation they await and long for is certain. When the time is ripe (4:29), the final harvest will come, bringing blessing and bliss for them, but judgment for those ‘outside’.” Robert H. Stein
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
“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
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.
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
Posted in Mark, Sacraments/Ordinances, Series: The Doctrine of the Trinity, Sermon
Tagged Baptism, Baptism of Jesus, Christian Hope, Good News, Hope, Hope in the Lord, Jesus, John the Baptizer, Kingdom of God, Salvation, Trinity
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)
Posted in Matthew, Series: The Doctrine of the Trinity, Sermon
Tagged Father, God, Gospel, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Matthew 28, Son, Trinity
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
Posted in 2 Corinthians, Series: The Doctrine of the Trinity
Tagged 2 Corinthians, Benedictions, Doctrine, Doctrine of God, Father, Fellowship, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Redemption, Salvation, Son, Systematic Theology
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
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
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.
Posted in Psalms, Series: Biblical Psalms and Prayers, Sermon
Tagged Eternal Death, Eternal Life, Forgiveness, God, Jesus, King David, Psalm 103, Psalms, Salvation, Sin
Sermon audio for the Communion sermon, “Another Year. What a God!” (32:27). Morning worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Deposit, Alabama, January 6, 2019.
Preaching the sermon earlier in the week (26:54).
Sermon text: Psalm 104
Sermon outline: (1.) LOOK AT GOD, 1-4. (2.) OBSERVE HIS CREATION, 5-9. (3.) PONDER HIS PROVISION, 10-23. (4.) NOTICE THE WISDOM OF CREATION AND PROVISION, 24-26. (5.) GOD AND CREATION: WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE? 27-35.
“We are alive today because of a vast causal nexus above and below us. The same is true of our abilities, and, therefore, our achievements….Given the greatness of the universe and our own frailty, is it not wondrous that any of us survive, and even more wondrous that any of us accomplish what we do? That wonder at the sheer greatness of it all is on of the roots of religion.” –John Frame
“Faithful Christian thinking about (and action within) culture requires a recognition of creation’s ordered goodness. Each of those three words is essential to cultural faithfulness.” –Ken Myers