There is a Fountain – and then some.

The Olney Hymns as they were called, were a joint effort by John Newton and William Cowper. They were first published in 1779. In part, they were to be used as a means of making Biblical truths memorable for those … Continue reading

Letter to the Church at Sardis – Sermon notes – Rev. Part 8

Revelation Part 8 – Sardis Revelation 3:1–6 1 Cor. 10:1-12 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Our study has now led us to the 5th city Jesus is addressing in His letters to the churches. On one hand … Continue reading

Letter to the Church at Pergamum – Revelation Part 6

Rev. 1:12-20 & 2:12-17 Numbers 31:1-18   AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Just as with the previous letter to the Church at Smyrna, the circuit this book was sent on moved another 40-50 miles north to the … Continue reading

A Communion Meditation out of Naaman the Leper’s Account

Naaman The Syrian Leper 2 Kings 5:1-19a 1 Corinthians 11:20-34 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE A very great man with a very great problem. Commander: Position Great: Attributes – capabilities High favor: Respectable and respected Given victory: … Continue reading

A wee sweet bit of Newton

Last Lord’s Day, I closed the sermon with an impromptu reading of a poem by John Newton. In his “Olney Hymns” – Newton wrote a poem on every book of the Bible. Many books enjoyed more than one poem. This … Continue reading

Sermon Notes: Revelation Part 4 – Ephesus

Revelation Part 4 1:9-2:7 Ephesus Psalm 103   AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE As I noted a few weeks ago, each of these letters to the 7 Churches has the same 4 common elements: – An Appeal … Continue reading

A thought on 1 Corinthians 10:13

God the Father is so good and gracious to His blood-bought ones, that He never allows them to be subjected to any trial, temptation or tribulation – but He is omnisciently confident we can overcome and benefit from: Through the … Continue reading