Merry Christmas 2018

Sermon audio from Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama for December 23, 2018: “A Christmas Meditation on the Love of God.

Sermon Scripture texts: John 3:16; Ephesians 1:4-5; Isaiah 43

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Listening and Responding to Spirit-filled Preaching

Sermon audio from morning worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama, December 16, 2018. Sermon:  “Responding to the Light: the Awakening.”

Sermon text: Jonah 3:6-10

Sermon outline:

(1.) Fruits in keeping with repentance, 6-8. (2.) Faith in the mercies of God, 9. (3.) Fulfillment that surprises us, 10.
The Ninevites’ faith “had grasped something about Jonah’s God even when the message appeared to be one of unmitigated gloom: he was a God who might have mercy. Trusting in his gracious character, they pled with God that he might be merciful to them. They were not his people; they were strangers to the covenant and the promises, but they hoped that the God who had sent his Jewish preacher might be a God of love as well as a God of holiness.” Sinclair B. Ferguson
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A Second Chance

Sermon audio from morning worship at Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Deposit, Alabama, December 9, 2018. Sermon: “The Call, Round 2: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas.”

Sermon text: Jonah 2:10-3:5

Sermon outline:

(1.) Look at God’s gracious dealing with his run-away servant, 1, 2. (2.) Look Look at God’s servant’s response, 3, 4. (3.) Look at the power of Spirit-filled preaching, 5.

“That word [of the Lord] can only come with power to our hearers when it has first come with power to our own hearts.”
–John Owen (1616-1683)

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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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