Praising the One True God as He Deserves

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.

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New Year’s Message 2019

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.

Two quotes:
“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

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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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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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