November 11, 2019

A few weeks ago I was going into a gas station and I was hoping that they would have a popcorn machine. When I saw that they did, a smile came upon my face. I went to the popcorn machine and began to grab the door to open it. In that moment, I heard someone say, “Sir, I will get that for you.” I immediately let go of the door and looked around to see who had said those words. But the only employee that I sa...

November 3, 2019

Most are well aware of the fact that God grieves over our sin; but we tend to forget that God laments over our loss of fellowship with Him because of our sin.

In Jeremiah 9 we see a moving text in which God not only grieves over the sin of His people; but He expresses the root of their problem. We read this in Jeremiah 9:2-3, “Oh that I had in the desert a travelers’ lodging place, that I might leave my peop...

October 29, 2019

This weekend we were out of town visiting our daughter in college.  At one point we were in a bookstore and I began to read a biography about a college football player who suffered terrible injury that has left him paralyzed from the neck down.  In the time that I had to read this book I was able to read about that night and all of the experiences that he had gone through in the hours and days that followed...

October 27, 2019

“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; His name is the LORD; exult before Him! Father of the fatherless and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.” (Psalm 68:4-6)

When we looked at Psalm 68: 1-4 we observed the first th...

October 24, 2019

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.  And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  And this gospel of the...

October 24, 2019

God shall arise, His enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate Him shall flee before Him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God! But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!

These are just the first three verses of a longer psalm that contains many wonderful things. To beg...

October 13, 2019

Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
    when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
    the Lord will be a light to me.
9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord
    because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
    and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
    I shall look upon his vindicatio...

October 8, 2019

There was a sermon that was preached a decade ago by a well known minister to 7,000 Christian counselors. This sixty-three year old minister began to speak to them about his own bouts with sin, personal weakness’ and temptations.

If I were to read to you the transcript of the message that he had given to these Christian counselor’s it would reveal that this minister sought to bare his soul to that audience b...

October 2, 2019

We saw last week in Micah 6:9-16 that Micah has just been used as the instrument through which the LORD has spoken. We discussed these words, “The voice of the LORD cries to the city – and it is sound wisdom to fear your name.”

In that text last week we discovered, among other things that:

  1. The LORD peers down into our homes and sees every detail that is there.

  2. The LORD looks into their businesses and...

September 22, 2019

I will be honest with you this morning. I found myself struggling with this text. It is not because it is complicated or unclear. On the contrary, it is straight forward and easy to understand.

My struggle with this text was that it again returns to talking about sin and the judgment that is to follow. I found myself resisting this text and wishing that I did not have to preach it today. I found myself askin...

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