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

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

Eclipses in the Christian Life

In 1983, the raspy-voiced Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, rocked the airwaves with her hit song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” (Remember the hair?) Jim Steinman’s attention grabbing lyrics helped the tune stay stuck in the music zeitgeist of so many. … 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