Hope & Comfort 2018

December 2, 2018, A SERVICE OF COMFORT AND HOPE during the holidays, sermon audio from Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama from the sermon: “What Can I do? Call on the name of the Lord

Sermon text: Psalm 116

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He Proclaimed the Good News

“A Prayer from the Depths” (part 2, Adoration & Thanksgiving). Sermon audio from the Morning Worship service of Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church of Fort Deposit, AL, November 25, 2018.

Sermon text: Jonah 2:8, 9

Sermon outline: (1.) Grace produces a proclamation of the truth, 8. (2.) Grace produces an attitude of thankfulness, 9a. (3.) Grace produces a new sense of consecration, 9bc. (4.) Grace produces a new sense of God, 9d.

Quote: “Before we visit Nineveh with Jonah, we ought to pause to see the pathon which he has come; to marvel at the lengths to which God is prepared to go for his children, and the efforts he is willing to make for them. The Father will go to any lengths to bring us into the center of his will, no matter what the price may be, either to him or to us. Few things in Christian experience are more wonderful than this, and few things more awesome.” Sinclair B. Ferguson  

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He Prayed from Where?

Sermon audio from the sermon, “A Prayer from the Depths, part 1 (Confession & Supplication)”, from Morning Worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama on November 18, 2018.

Sermon text: Jonah 1:17-2:7

Sermon outline: 1. The Prophet Returns to God’s Presence. 2. The Prophet Returns to God’s Word..3. The Prophet Acknowledges God’s Sovereignty. 4. The Prophet Acknowledges His Own Dependence

“Do you sometimes have trouble praying? It may be that your conscience
restrains you. Unconfessed sin is like a fishbone caught in the
windpipe. You cannot breathe with any semblance of normality until you
remove the obstruction.”
O. Palmer Robertson

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Salvation Can Be Surprising

Sermon audio from November 11, 2018 at Little Sandy Ridge PCA, morning worship. The sermon: “The Spiritual Storm (Part 2).”

Jonah 1:11-16

Sermon outline:  (1.) Spiritual Solution, 11, 12. (2.) Spiritual Sacrifice, 13-16.

“The fact that the sailors were saved is evident in practically every word used….They are said to have feared Jehovah himself….They were worshipping Jehovah….And how did they worship Well, they performed a sacrifice–this was the Jewish means of approach to God–and they made vows. If the sailors had made their vows before their deliverance, I would not be so impressed. Theirs may have been only a foxhole conversion….They made vows after they had been delivered. Consequently, I believe they were converted and that they must have vowed to serve Jehovah all their days.” -James M. Boice
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The Hound of Heaven Is At Work

Sermon audio from November 4, 2018 at Little Sandy Ridge PCA, morning worship. The sermon: “The Spiritual Storm (Part 1).”

Jonah 1:7-10

Sermon outline:  (1.) Spiritual Confrontation, 7-8 [The Casting, 7; The Questioning, 8] (2.) Spiritual Confession, 9-10 [The Confession, 9; The response and rebuke, 10]

“The words must have seemed to Jonah like a haunting echo from the past, exposing once more the guilt of his flight from God. Now God had sent this pagan to arouse him to his duties. If we do not keep ‘short accounts’ with God in our consciences, it will not be long before our once sensitive spirits will fail to respond to the touch of his hand, or the sound of his voice. So it proved to be with Jonah. It emerged in a sad fashion.” Sinclair B. Ferguson
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The Results of Running from God’s Call

Sermon audio from Morning Worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama on October 28, 2018. Sermon: “Arise, O Sleeper.”

Sermon text: Jonah 1:4-6

Sermon Outline: (I.) The Sovereign LORD Hurls, v. 4. (II.) The Disobedient Servant Sleeps, v. 5. (III.) The Pagan Sailors Pray and Preach, v. 6

God took his election of Jonah so seriously that he would actually sink the ship on which the disobedience prophet was sailing, if necessary rather than allowing him to get on to his own destination. –James Boice

“There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death” (Prov. 14:12 CSB).

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Responding to God’s Call

Morning Worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, AL, sermon audio: “Are You Kidding Me?” (27:49), preached Oct. 21, 2018.

Sermon text: Jonah 1:1-3

Sermon outline: (1.) God’s Compassion, vv. 1-2 (Compassionate calling, 1; Compassionate commission, 2) (2.) Jonah’s Rebellion, v. 3 (Rebellious running, 3)

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