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

A Lesson in Context – A Tale from my oft mis-spent youth.

Genesis 31:44–49 “Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his kinsmen, … Continue reading

Letter to the Church at Philadelphia – Sermon notes

Revelation Part 9 – Philadelphia Rev. 3:7-13 Psalm 33 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Philadelphia – the “city of brotherly love.” That is what the word philadephia means: love of brothers. It wasn’t named that because that … Continue reading

As I was reading today – Proverbs 13:22

On the surface, the wisdom here is plain – we are to think of the generations which follow us. And it is right we take this in the first place in terms of leaving a material inheritance of some sort. … Continue reading

Letter to the Church at Thyatira – Revelation Part 7

1 Kings 16:29-34 Rev. 2:18-29 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Thyatira was a trade city, a very prosperous commercial center. Famous for its large number of trade guilds or unions. Unions, that like those in Ephesus, Smyrna … 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

The Letter to the Church at Smyrna: Revelation Part 5

AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Revelation Part 5 2:8-11 – Smyrna Isaiah 10:5-27 2 Samuel 24:1 / 1 Chronicles 21:1   About 40 miles north of the city of Ephesus lay the trading port city of Smyrna. … Continue reading