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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The One True God

Morning Worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama. Sermon audio: “Do you know our God?: An Introduction to Jonah” (23:29)

Sermon text: Psalm 115:3; selections from Jonah

Sermon outline:
(1.) Sovereignty, Jonah 1:4, 17; 2:10; 4:4-8
(2.) Compassion, 1:2; 2:10; 3:10; 4:2, 11
(3.) Evangelism, 3:4
(4.) Prayer, 1:14; 2:2-9; 3:8
(5.) Repentance, 3:3, 5
(6.) Salvation, 1:16; maybe 3:7-10
(7.) Grace, 2:9
(8.) Perseverance, 1:3; 3:1
(9.) Blessing, 1:2, 16; 4:11
(10.) Resurrection, 2:10
(11.) Substitution, 1:12,15
“Jonah is the most beautiful story ever written in so small a compass.” Charles Reade, English literary critic & author
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Where do you find spiritual support?

Sunday morning worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Deposit, AL, sermon audio: “Application of the Covenant, part IV, The Covenant Community,” (29:18), October 7, 2018.

Sermon text: Acts 2:37-47

Sermon outline: (1.) The Covenant Community is Cross-shaped, 37-41. (2.) The Covenant Community is a Community of Worship, 42, 47a. (3.) The Covenant Community is a Community of Fellowship, 42b, 44-46

Quotes: “The only thing that will secure life-long gladness is a heart satisfied with the experience of God’s love.” Alexander Maclaren

“The man who attempts Christianity without the church shoots himself in the foot, shoots his children in the leg, and shoots his grandchildren in the heart.” Kevin DeYoung 

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What do you do with your sin and guilt?

Sermon audio from “Application of the Covenant Part III, An Encounter with God & the Gospel,” (30:47), Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Deposit, AL, September 30, 2018.

Sermon text: Isaiah 6:1-8

Sermon outline: (1.) The Holiness of God, 1-4. (2.) The Sinfulness of Humanity, 5. (3.) The Provision of Atonement, 7. (4.) The Response of Freedom, 8

Quote: “The Bible says that God is holy, holy, holy. Not that he is merely holy, or even holy, holy. He is holy, holy, holy. The Bible never says that God is love, love, love; or mercy, mercy, mercy; or wrath, wrath, wrath; or justice, justice, justice. It does say that He is holy, holy, holy, that the whole earth is full of his glory.” R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

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Where do you get your strength?

Sermon audio from “Application of the Covenant, Part 2, The Lord’s Supper,” (21:14), a service of Covenant Baptism, at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Deposit, Alabama, September 23, 2018.

Sermon text: Mark 14:22-25

Sermon outline: (1.) Jesus’ sacrifice is the means by which God binds sinners to
himself and brings them deliverance from bondage to sin.

(2.) Taking the bread and drinking the cup symbolizes Jesus as Savior and Lord.

(3.) As we are seated with Christ in the heavenly places by faith, the
Lord’s Supper offers us a glimpse at our future feast with Christ, the
Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Quote for reflection: Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 96. What
is the Lord’s Supper? The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament, wherein, by
giving and receiving bread and wine according to Christ’s appointment,
his death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a
corporeal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body
and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and
growth in grace.

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Where Do You Find Your Identity?

Sermon audio from “Application of the Covenant, Part 1, Baptism,” (23:58), a service of Covenant Baptism, at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Deposit, Alabama, September 16, 2018.

Sermon text: Matthew 19:13-15; 28:19-20; Acts 2:37-39

Sermon outline: (1.) Who do we baptize? (2.) Why do we baptize? (3.) The significance of baptism.

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Only Two Paths in this Life

Sermon audio from Morning Worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Deposit, Alabama, September 9, 2018. The sermon: “Which path are you taking?” (29:29).

Sermon text: Psalm 1

Sermon outline: (1.) The place of the believer’s life (vv. 1, 2). (II.) The picture of the
believer’s life (3, 4). (iii.) The path of the believer’s life (5, 6).

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