A Thanksgiving Hymn from John Newton

No, this hymn wasn’t written regarding our American Thanksgiving. It was written in giving thanks for salvation and the freedom in Christ we have received in our salvation. It is told through the voice of the demoniac freed from Legion. … Continue reading

The 5 Solas – Soli Deo Gloria

5 Solas 5 Soli Deo Gloria Isaiah 48:1-11 Ephesians 1:3-14 Matthew 6:9-13 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE We’ve arrived at the 5th of the slogans of the Protestant Reformation – Soli Deo Gloria – to the glory … Continue reading

Another of the Olney Hymns

This past Lord’s Day, we sang the old hymn “Nearer My God To Thee”. I mentioned then that the band leader aboard the Titanic had asked that hymn be sung at his funeral someday. He made that request before the … Continue reading

Revelation Part 10 – Philadelphia pt. 2

Revelation Pt. 10 – Philadelphia- b Rev. 3:7-13 Isaiah 9:1-7 Audio for this sermon can be found HERE Everyone who has come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ wants to serve Him. We are born again it seems, with … Continue reading

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 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