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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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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Why Did Jesus Suffer Unto Death?

Sermon audio from the morning worship of Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama. “The Suffering Servant Son & his Brothers and Sisters” (28:28). This serves as a Communion meditation for today’s service (Sept. 2, 2018).

Sermon text: Hebrews 2:5-18

Sermon outline: (1) Jesus suffered death for sinners (5-9). (2) Jesus suffered death that he might call us brothers and sisters (10-13). (3) Jesus’ suffering has objective and subjective benefits for us (14-18).

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The Pilgrimage

MORNING WORSHIP for NCPC-Selma, “What do you do when you get to church?”  (21:01) August 26, 2018.

Sermon text: Psalm 134

Sermon outline: 1. Offer praise & prayer to the Lord (vv. 1, 2). 2. Receive goodness from the Lord (v. 3). 3. What about us?

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The Flight of An Eagle and the Christian Life

9am Morning Worship at Little Sandy Ridge – Fort Deposit for August 26, 2018: “Behold, Your God: Part 3, He is Inexhaustible” (21:11)

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC Selma for August 19, 2018: “Behold Your God: Part 3,He is Inexhaustible,” (19:05)

Sermon text: Isaiah 40:27-31

A.    Why do you doubt Him?, V. 27
B.    Don’t you know who He is?, V. 28
C.    Don’t you know what He does?, V. 29
D.    Don’t you know the truth about mere mortals?, V. 30
E.    Live by faith in Him!, V. 31

“The flight of the eagle … is a gift, and displays in its every lift
and turn the greatness and glory of its Giver. The question is: is
such flight possible for you and me? And the brilliant answer that
Isaiah gives is: yes, it is! The only requirement is that we ‘hope in
the Lord’, believing that his promises are true and that he can and
will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.”        –Barry G. Webb

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Together, Life Forevermore

MORNING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, sermon audio from “The Blessings of Spiritual Family” (24:57), preached August 19, 2018.

Sermon text: Psalm 133

Sermon outline:

  1. The divinely-inspired situation, v. 1.
  2. The double divine comparison, v. 2a-3b.
  3. The certain divine blessing, v. 3cd.
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