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

As I was Reading Today – A Tasty Bit of Newton

John Newton wrote hundreds if not thousands of poems. During his tenure pastoring in rural Olney, England, he compiled many of his own compositions and those of William Cowper into a collection known as The Olney Hymns. He wanted them … Continue reading

A Believer’s Confession

Written to be sung to the tune of “Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness.” An explanation of why I’ve written this comes at the end.   Lord I confess, you are God alone Sov’reign o’er all on thine eternal throne In … Continue reading

2 Short Communion Poems from Last Lord’s Day

As we gathered around the Lord’s Table last Sunday evening, we spent our time contemplating 1 Tim. 1:15  “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I … Continue reading

Sermon notes for 2 Peter part 3 – Knowing Jesus

2 Peter Part 3 2 Peter 1:1-4 Knowing Jesus AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE ACCESSED HERE I would like to buy three dollars worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul and disturb my sleep. Not enough … Continue reading

As I was Reading Today – a Sweet Taste of Newton

Ge 22:13–14: And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead … Continue reading

The Announcement – A Christmas Poem

From Luke 2:8–20 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around … Continue reading

Peace on Earth – A Christmas Sermon

Peace on Earth Luke 1:1-2:21 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Luke 2:13–14 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and … Continue reading

Sermon Notes: Understanding Sin

SIN The Problem with it The Consequences of it The Cure for it AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE   Scripture Readings: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 / Romans 5:12-21   1  THE PROBLEM: In 1988 – Dr. Karl Menninger, … Continue reading