Bethel Christian Fellowship

Sermons

Unless otherwise noted, all sermons were preached by our pastor, Ron Blankley. Click on the link to listen to the sermon, or right-click and use "save as" to copy the sermon to your computer for later listening.

Recent messages

--------------- year 2017 ---------------
23-Jul-2017: A Summer in the Psalms (4): Psalm 23: The faithful provisions of the LORD Ps. 23:1-6
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16-Jul-2017: A Summer in the Psalms (3): Psalm 13: The Cry of the Afflicted Ps. 13:1-6
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09-Jul-2017: A Summer in the Psalms (2): Psalm 2: Confidence in the face of adversity Ps. 3:1-8
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02-Jul-2017: A Summer in the Psalms (1): Psalm 1: The Life that is Blessed Ps. 1:1-6
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25-Jun-2017: Ordination of Ron Shumate and Ralph de Groat as deacons Acts 6:1-6
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18-Jun-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 27: the Pilgrims enter the land of the living -- God's angels carry us to our heavenly home Heb. 1:14; Luke 16:19-31
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11-Jun-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 26: How to die well [words of confidence: do not fear!] Isaiah 41:8-14; 43:1-3a
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04-Jun-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 25: The enchanted ground [be spiritually alert!] 1 Thess. 5:1-11
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28-May-2017: Psalm 14: The folly of folly [Peter Flowers] Psalm 14:1-7; 1 Cor. 1:18-25
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21-May-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 24: The Enchanted Ground [Stay Awake!] 1 Thess. 5:1-11
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14-May-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 23: Hazards on the Highway to Heaven Rev. 3:14-21
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07-May-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 22: The Delectable Mountain Acts 20:17-35
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30-Apr-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 21: Giant Despair and the key of promise 2 Cor. 1:3-11
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Easter Sunday: 16-Apr-2017: The Full Gospel is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ 1 Cor. 15:1-11
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02-Apr-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 20: The dangers of the love of money Prov. 23:4; 1 Tim. 6:3-10
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26-Mar-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 19: Hopeful 1 Thess. 1:3
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19-Mar-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 18: Vanity Fair (2): The world hates the disciples John 15:18-25
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12-Mar-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 17: Vanity Fair (1): "they hated me without reason" John 15:18-25
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05-Mar-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 16: The "Old Man" and the first Adam Eph. 4:17-24
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26-Feb-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 15: The Valley of the Shadow of Death Eph. 6:10-18
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12-Feb-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 14: The Destroyer of our Souls Rev. 8:6; 9:1-11
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05-Feb-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 13: The Palace Beautiful [the Church] Part 2 Eph. 2:11-22
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29-Jan-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 12: The Palace Beautiful [the Church] Part 1 John 15:18-19; Heb. 10:24-25, 13:17
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22-Jan-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 11: The lost scroll [assurance] Heb. 6:7-8, 10:39; 1 John 3:14, 5:11-12; Rom. 8:15-16
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15-Jan-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 10: The hill called Difficulty Acts 14:19-22
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08-Jan-2017: Pilgrim's Progress, part 9: False Christians along the way John 10:1-10; 1 Peter 5:8
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01-Jan-2017: The sign of Immanuel Isaiah 7:1-25
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--------------- year 2016 ---------------
18-Dec-2016: The Story of Christmas (2) Luke 2:8-20
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11-Dec-2016: The Story of Christmas (1) Luke 2:1-7
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04-Dec-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 8: Christian at the Cross audio not available
27-Nov-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 7: the house of the interpreter, part 2 John 14:16-17,26;15:26-27;16:5-15
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20-Nov-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 6: the house of the interpreter, part 1
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13-Nov-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 5: the man at the gate: Good Will and the arrows of Beelzebub John 6:35-40
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06-Nov-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 4: the Narrow Gate Matt. 7:13-14
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30-Oct-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 3: Slough of Despond Romans 12:3-13
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23-Oct-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 2: Evangelism: speaking the word of God to the lost Romans 10:9-17
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16-Oct-2016: Pilgrim's Progress, part 1: Introduction 2 Timothy 3:10-17; Matt. 7:13-14
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11-Sep-2016: Ephesians 4:4-6 Eph. 4:1-6
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04-Sep-2016: Unity in Christ Eph. 4:1-16
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28-Aug-2016: The greatness of our salvation: God's sovereign electing grace Rom. 8:28-39
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21-Aug-2016: Rom. 8:31-39 Rom. 8:28-39
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14-Aug-2016: Rom.8:29-30 Rom. 8:28-39
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14-Aug-2016: Rom.8:28 Rom. 8:28-39
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22-May-2016: The major message of the minor prophets (5): Obadiah Obadiah 1:1-21
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15-May-2016: The major message of the minor prophets (4): Amos Amos 1:1; 3:1-4:13
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01-May-2016: The major message of the minor prophets (2): Hosea 2 Peter 1:16-21; Hosea 1:1-3; 3:1-5
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24-Apr-2016: The major message of the minor prophets (1): an introduction to "the twelve" 2 Peter 1:16-21
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10-Apr-2016: Strive together as one! (Peter Flowers) Phil. 1:27-2:4
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03-Apr-2016: Messiah in the Old Testament (6): The Servant of the Lord Isa. 42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12
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27-Mar-2016: Easter Sunday! Messiah in the Old Testament: The Suffering and Glory of the Servant Isa. 52:13-53:12
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20-Mar-2016: Messiah in the Old Testament: A Messianic Psalm: the coming of Messiah Psalm 110:1-7
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13-Mar-2016: Messiah in the Old Testament: God's promise to David: the Davidic Covenant 2 Sam. 7:1-16
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06-Mar-2016: Messiah in the Old Testament: The great and final prophet and intermediary Deut. 18:14-22
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28-Feb-2016: Messiah in the Old Testament: the Seed of Abraham Gen. 12:1-3
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21-Feb-2016: Messiah in the Old Testament: the first announcement of the coming Messiah Gen. 3:1-15
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14-Feb-2016: our one-anothering ministry -- serve each other in humility 1 Peter 5:1-5
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07-Feb-2016: our one-anothering ministry -- do not slander, do not judge, be patient James 4:1-12; 5:7-9
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31-Jan-2016: our one-anothering ministry: live peacefully, be patient 1 Thess. 5:12-15
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17-Jan-2016: our one-anothering ministry: enouraging and comforting one another 1 Thess. 4:13-18
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10-Jan-2016: our one-anothering ministry: bearing one another's burdens Gal. 6:1-5
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03-Jan-2016: our one-anothering ministry: encouraging one another Heb. 10:19-25; Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 26
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--------------- year 2015 ---------------
27-Dec-2015: Bible passage
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20-Dec-2015: Bible passage
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13-Dec-2015: Bible passage
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06-Dec-2015: Bible passage
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29-Nov-2015: Reclaiming the Biblical Pattern for Local Church Fellowship (4) Romans 16:1-16
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22-Nov-2015: Bible passage
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15-Nov-2015: Reclaiming the Biblical Pattern for Local Church Fellowship (2) John 13:34-35; Romans 12:9-12
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08-Nov-2015: Reclaiming the Biblical Pattern for Local Church Fellowship (1) John 13:34; 15:12, 27
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01-Nov-2015: Bible passage
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25-Oct-2015: Reformation Sunday: the Great Exchange [Peter Flowers] 2 Cor. 5:18-21
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18-Oct-2015: The Lord's Supper in the life of a Christian (3): the Where and Who of the Lord's Supper (audio)
11-Oct-2015: The Lord's Supper in the life of a Christian (2): the When and How of the Lord's Supper (audio)
04-Oct-2015: The Lord's Supper in the life of a Christian (1): the What and Why of the Lord's Supper Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26
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27-Sep-2015: The importance of baptism in the life of a Christian (4): Is Water Baptism necessary for Salvation? Acts 2:38; John 3:5
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20-Sep-2015: The importance of baptism in the life of a Christian (3): the Where and Who of water baptism Acts 16:16-34
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13-Sep-2015: The importance of baptism in the life of a Christian (2): the When and How of water baptism Matt. 28:18-20
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06-Sep-2015: The importance of baptism in the life of a Christian (1): the What and Why of water baptism Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:41; 8:12 (and many other references)
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30-Aug-2015: Living in the end times (9): rebuking irresponsible busybodies 2 Thess. 3:3:6-15
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23-Aug-2015: Living in the end times (8): the burdens of an apostolic heart 2 Thess. 3:1-5
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16-Aug-2015: Living in the end times (7): a plea and a prayer 2 Thess. 2:15-17
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09-Aug-2015: Living in the end times (6): gratitude for sovereign grace 2 Thess. 2:13-14
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02-Aug-2015: Living in the end times (5): the simple truth about the Second Coming (part 2) 2 Thess. 2:1-12
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26-Jul-2015: Living in the end times (4): the simple truth about the Second Coming (part 1) 2 Thess. 2:1-12
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19-Jul-2015: Living in the end times (3): encouragement for suffering saints (part 2) 2 Thess. 1:1-12
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12-Jul-2015: Living in the end times (2): encouragement for suffering saints (part 1) 2 Thess. 1:1-12
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5-Jul-2015: Living in the end times (1): 2 Thessalonians -- introduction and overview 2 Thess. 1:1-12
28-Jun-2015: The blind will see and the dumb will speak [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 9:27-34
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21-Jun-2015: Revelation chs 4 and 5: the throne, the scroll, and the Lamb (pt. 2) Rev. 5:1-14
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14-Jun-2015: Revelation chs 4 and 5: the throne, the scroll, and the Lamb (pt. 1) Rev. 4:1-11
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07-Jun-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (9): the church in Laodicea: neither hot nor cold Rev. 3:14-22
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31-May-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (8): the church in Philadelphia: strength in weakness Rev. 3:7-13
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24-May-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (7): a pause for reflection and review
Comparison chart (Merrill C. Tenney)
Rev. 1:12-20
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17-May-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (6): the church in Sardis: reputation vs. reality Rev. 3:1-6
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10-May-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (5): the church in Thyatira: Holiness without compromise Rev. 2:18-29
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03-May-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (4): the church in Pergamum: Love elevated above Truth Rev. 2:12-17
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25-Apr-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (3): the church in Smyrna: suffering even unto death Rev. 2:8-11
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19-Apr-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (2): the church in Ephesus: big on doctrine, small on Love Rev. 2:1-7
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12-Apr-2015: The seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation (1): introduction Rev. 1:9-20
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05-Apr-2015: Easter Sunday: our hope in the resurrected Jesus 1 Cor. 15:3-8; 12-23
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29-Mar-2015: The parables of Jesus (13th and last): the parable of the wicked tenants Luke 20:9-19
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22-Mar-2015: The parables of Jesus (12): the parable of the ten minas (or: of the returning King) Luke 19:1-10; 19:11-27
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15-Mar-2015: The parables of Jesus (11): the Pharisee and the publican Luke 18:9-14
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08-Mar-2015: The parables of Jesus (10): the persistent widow and the unjust judge
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Luke 18:1-8
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01-Mar-2015: The parables of Jesus (9): the rich man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31
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15-Feb-2015: The parables of Jesus (7): the lost son Luke 15:1-32
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08-Feb-2015: The parables of Jesus (6): the tower builder and the warring king Luke 14:25-35
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01-Feb-2015: The parables of Jesus (5): the great banquet Luke 14:1-24
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25-Jan-2015: The parables of Jesus (4): the rich fool Luke 12:13-21
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18-Jan-2015: The parables of Jesus (3): the friend at midnight Luke 11:5-8
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11-Jan-2015: The parables of Jesus (2): the good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
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04-Jan-2015: The parables of Jesus (1): the parable of the sower Luke 8:1-15
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21-Dec-2014: The Messiah in the Old Testament (3): the promised ruler from Bethlehem Micah 5:1-5a; Luke 2:1-11
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14-Dec-2014: The Messiah in the Old Testament (2): the promised seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- "a blessing to all the earth" Gen. 12:1-3; 26:4; 28:14
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07-Dec-2014: The Messiah in the Old Testament (1): the promised seed of the woman Luke 24:25-27; Gen. 3:15
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30-Nov-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (9): his last public prophecy 2 Kings 8:7-15
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23-Nov-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (8): his continuing care for the Shunammite woman 2 Kings 8:1-6
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16-Nov-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (7): his prediction of the lifting of the siege of Samaria 2 Kings 6:24-7:20
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09-Nov-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (6): his capture of the Syrian band of raiders 2 Kings 6:8-23
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02-Nov-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (5): his miraculous ministry to those in need (part 3) 2 Kings 4:1-6:7
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26-Oct-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (4): his miraculous ministry to those in need (part 2) 2 Kings 4:1-6:7
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19-Oct-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (3): his miraculous ministry to those in need 2 Kings 4:1-6:7
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12-Oct-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (2): his service in the Moabite campaign 2 Kings 3:1-27
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05-Oct-2014: Elisha, the people's prophet (1): his divine credentials 2 Kings 2:15-25
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28-Sep-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (13): his translation to glory 2 Kings 2:1-14
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21-Sep-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (12): his prophetic condemnation of King Ahaziah 2 Kings 1:1-18
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14-Sep-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (11): his encounter with the Lord at Mt. Horeb 1 Kings 21:1-29
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07-Sep-2014: The compassion of Jesus is our mission [Peter Flowers] Matt. 9:35-38
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31-Aug-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (10): his return to action -- Elijah and Elisha 1 Kings 19:19-21
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24-Aug-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (9): his encounter with the Lord at Mt. Horeb 1 Kings 19:9-18
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17-Aug-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (8): his crisis of faith 1 Kings 19:1-8
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10-Aug-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (7): his fervent and effectual prayer James 5:13-18; 1 Kings 18:41-46
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27-Jul-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (6): Elijah confronts the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel. 1 Kings 18:16-40
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13-Jul-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (5): Elijah's unexpected return 1 Kings 18:1-15
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06-Jul-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (4): his apprenticeship (part 3) 1 Kings 17:8-16
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29-Jun-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (3): his apprenticeship (part 2) 1 Kings 17:8-16
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22-Jun-2014: Elijah, the prophet of fire (2): Elijah's divine apprenticeship (part 1) 1 Kings 16:29-17:7
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15-Jun-2014: New study: Elijah, the prophet of fire (1): Elijah's unheralded appearance 1 Kings 16:29-17:1
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08-Jun-2014: The Story of Ruth (10): the epilogue -- the genealogy of David Ruth 4:18-22
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01-Jun-2014: The Story of Ruth (9) Ruth 4:13-17
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25-May-2014: The Story of Ruth (8) Ruth 4:1-12
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18-May-2014: The Story of Ruth (7) Ruth 4:1-12
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11-May-2014: The Story of Ruth (6) (Mother's Day) Ruth 3:1-18
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04-May-2014: The Story of Ruth (5) Ruth 2:17-23
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27-Apr-2014: The Story of Ruth (4) Ruth 2:1-23
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20-Apr-2014: Easter! Christ the firstfruits of the harvest to come Lev. 23:4-14; 1 Cor. 15:12-23
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06-Apr-2014: The Story of Ruth (2) Ruth 1:1-5
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30-Mar-2014: The Story of Ruth: a journey of faith in the providential care and guidance of God (1) Ruth 1:1-5
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23-Mar-2014: The Living Church: Impact: Salt and Light Matt. 5:13-16
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16-Mar-2014: The Living Church: Christian Stewardship (3) Psalm 112:1-10
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09-Mar-2014: The Living Church: Christian Stewardship (2)
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09-Feb-2014: The Living Church (4): local church ministry: using our gifts in the body of Christ Acts 6:1-7
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02-Feb-2014: The Living Church (3): Witnessing 1 Thess. 1:5-10
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14-Dec-2013: Anticipating the birth of the Savior: the announcement of the messenger to Zechariah Luke 1:5-25
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08-Dec-2013: Our Thankfulness: The Lord's Prayer: Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 49
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01-Dec-2013: Our Thankfulness: The Lord's Prayer: Your kingdom come: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 48
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24-Nov-2013: Our Thankfulness: The Lord's Prayer: Hallowed be your name: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 47
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17-Nov-2013: Our Thankfulness: The Lord's Prayer: Our Father in heaven: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 46
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10-Nov-2013: Our Thankfulness: Introducing the Lord's Prayer: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 45
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03-Nov-2013: Our Thankfulness: the tenth commandment: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 44
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08-Sep-2013: Our Thankfulness: the third commandment: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 36
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01-Sep-2013: Our Thankfulness: the second commandment: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 35
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18-Aug-2013: Our Thankfulness: conversion and true repentance: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 33 Rom. 6:1-11
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11-Aug-2013: Our Thankfulness: the gospel and saving faith Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 32 Gal. 5:16-24
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04-Aug-2013: Our Deliverance: the keys of the kingdom: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 31 Luke 13:22-30
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28-Jul-2013: Our Deliverance: the sacraments: the Lord's supper (3): Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 30 1 Cor. 11:17-34
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07-Jul-2013: Our Deliverance: the sacraments: baptism (2): Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 27 (audio)
30-Jun-2013: Our Deliverance: the sacraments: baptism (1): Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 26 1 Peter 3:13-22
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23-Jun-2013: Our Deliverance: the sacraments: introduction: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 25 (audio)
16-Jun-2013: Our Deliverance: Pelagianism and semi-Pelagianism Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 24 Rom. 3:20
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09-Jun-2013: Our Deliverance: Justification by faith alone: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 23 John 3:36; Hab. 2:4; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 5:1-2
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02-Jun-2013: Our Deliverance: the Holy Spirit: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 22 Matt. 6:19-21; 1 Cor. 15:50-58
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26-May-2013: Our Deliverance: the Holy Spirit: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 21 John 10:14-16; Col. 1:18
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19-May-2013: Our Deliverance: the Holy Spirit: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 20 Romans 8:1-11
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12-May-2013: Our Deliverance: the kingship of Christ, ruling on his throne: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 19 Eph. 1:15-23
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05-May-2013: Our Deliverance: the ascension of Christ: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 18 (audio)
28-Apr-2013: Our Deliverance: how we are delivered by the death of Christ; did he "descend into hell"?: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 16
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21-Apr-2013: Our Deliverance: the suffering, death, and burial of Christ: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 15 (audio)
14-Apr-2013: Our Deliverance: the holy conception and birth of Christ: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 14 Luke 1:36-38
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07-Apr-2013: Our Deliverance: Jesus, God's only Son, our Lord: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 13 John 1:1-3, 14, 18; 3:16, 18
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31-Mar-2013: Resurrection Sunday: He has risen! Matt. 28:1-10
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24-Mar-2013: Our Deliverance:Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed, our prophet, priest, and king: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 12 Luke 3:21-22; Acts 3:22; John 1:18; 15:15; Matt. 21:5
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17-Mar-2013: Our Deliverance: Jesus is our Savior: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 11 Matt. 1:21; Heb. 7:25
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10-Mar-2013: Our Deliverance: the providence of God: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 10 Jer. 23:23-14; Acts 17:24-28
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03-Mar-2013: Our Deliverance: God the Father: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 9 John 1:12-13; Rom. 8:15-16; Gal. 4:4-7; Eph. 1:5
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24-Feb-2013: Our Deliverance: The Trinity: what makes Christianity distinctive: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 8 Eph. 1:3-14
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17-Feb-2013: Our Deliverance: The two Adams: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 7 John 3:16-21
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10-Feb-2013: Our Deliverance: the Mediator: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 6 Romans 5:12, 15; Heb. 7:26-27
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03-Feb-2013: Our Deliverance: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 5 Romans 2:1-11
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27-Jan-2013: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 4 Romans 5:12-21
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20-Jan-2013: Our Sin and Misery: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 3 John 3:1-15
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06-Jan-2013: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 1 2 Cor. 1:3-4
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30-Dec-2012: The Double Cure [Peter Flowers] Matt. 9:18-26
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16-Dec-2012: Unspeakable evil and the providence of God -- Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Days 9 and 10 (qq. 26, 27, and 28) Job 23:1-17
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09-Dec-2012: Come thou long expected Jesus (2): the story of the promised redeemer in Genesis Gen. 4:25
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02-Dec-2012: Come thou long expected Jesus, Israel's consolation, the hope of all the earth Isa. 42:1-3; Gen. 3:15
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18-Nov-2012: Knowing God enables us to stand firm Daniel 11:32
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11-Nov-2012: Bad news can sound like good news, viewed from the right perspective: God is sovereign over kings and kingdoms Daniel 4:19-22, 24-25
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28-Oct-2012: Reformation Sunday: a song of enouragement and confidence: A mighty fortress is our God Ps. 46:1-11
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21-Oct-2012: Promises we can claim: peace with God Phil. 4:6-7
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14-Oct-2012: Missionary Sunday: Giving and receiving: our priesthood as gifts and offerings to the Lord Phil. 4:10-19
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07-Oct-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The priesthood of all believers Hebrews 13:15-16; Eph. 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10
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30-Sep-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): What it means to follow Christ Hebrews 13:9-16
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23-Sep-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): Examples to follow Hebrews 13:7-8
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16-Sep-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The Communion of Saints Hebrews 13:1-6
09-Sep-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The fifth warning Hebrews 12:25-29
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02-Sep-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The earthly Sinai and the heavenly Zion Hebrews 12:18-24
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26-Aug-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): A word of encouragement - and warning Hebrews 12:12-17
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12-Aug-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The hardships of life a means of training and discipline in holiness Hebrews 12:3-11
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05-Aug-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The Race of Faith Hebrews 12:1-2
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29-Jul-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The Vindication of Faith Hebrews 11:39-40
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22-Jul-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): The Heroes of Faith Hebrews 11:39-40
08-Jul-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): the author's conclusion, part 1 Hebrews 11:32-38
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01-Jul-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): the faith of the Exodus generation Hebrews 11:29-31
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12-Jun-2012: Press on in the faith (continued): Abraham: the life of faith Hebrews 11:8-19
(pdf Sermon notes)
27-May-2012: Trials to Triumph -- Pastor David Andersen (Hawthorne Gospel Church) Psalm 73:1-28
(pdf sermon notes)
20-May-2012: Press on in the faith (Perseverance - 5) Hebrews 10:32-11:7
(audio)
13-May-2012: Press on in the faith (Perseverance - 4) Hebrews 10:19-39
(audio)
06-May-2012: Press on in the faith (Perseverance - 3): The man in the iron cage Hebrews 10:19-39
(audio)
29-Apr-2012: Press on in the faith (Perseverance - 2) Hebrews 10:19-39
(audio)
22-Apr-2012: Press on in the faith (Perseverance - 1) Hebrews 10:19-39
(audio)
15-Apr-2012: Personalities around Paul - Phoebe [Gordon Franz] Romans 16:1-2
(audio)
08-Apr-2012: Resurrection Sunday: the story of Jesus Acts 2:22-41
(audio)
01-Apr-2012: Palm Sunday (and missionary Sunday): the future course of world missions Matthew 22:1-14
(audio)
25-Mar-2012: The story of Ruth (9): Extended blessing to the world from the line of Ruth Ruth 4:16-22; Matthew 1:1-17
(audio)
18-Mar-2012: The story of Ruth (8): Conclusion and epilogue Ruth 4:13-22
(audio)
11-Mar-2012: The story of Ruth (7): Boaz, OT type of our redeemer Christ Ruth 4:1-12
(audio)
04-Mar-2012: The story of Ruth (6): Providence: Naomi's plan, Ruth's loyalty, Boaz's generosity Ruth 3:1-18
(audio)
26-Feb-2012: The story of Ruth (5): Refuge under God's wings Ruth 2:1-23
(audio)
19-Feb-2012: The story of Ruth (4): Reading God's providences ... backwards Ruth 2:1-23
(audio)
12-Feb-2012: The story of Ruth (3): the return home Ruth 1:19-22
(audio)
05-Feb-2012: The story of Ruth (2) Ruth 1:6-18
(audio)
29-Jan-2012: The story of Ruth (1): joy in the midst of difficult circumstances -- God is in control Ruth 1:1-5
(audio)
15-Jan-2012: If God is for us, who can be against us? (Our assurance of perseverance) Rom. 8:31-39
(audio)
08-Jan-2012: God's purpose in calling us: our glorification Rom. 8:29-30
(audio)
01-Jan-2012: God works good for those he calls according to his purpose Rom. 8:28
(audio)

Messages from 2011

18-Dec-2011: The Story of Christmas by Matthew: Isaiah predicts Messiah during the reign of Ahaz Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:10-12
(audio)
11-Dec-2011: The Story of Christmas by Luke: The Song of Mary Luke 1:46-54
(audio)  
04-Dec-2011: The Story of Christmas by Luke: the Annunciation (part 2) Luke 1:26-38
(audio)  
27-Nov-2011: The Story of Christmas by Luke: the Annunciation Luke 1:26-33
(audio)
20-Nov-2011: Wings of a Dove: Psalm 34, part 2 Psalm 34:1-22
(audio)
13-Nov-2011: Wings of a Dove: Psalm 34, part 1 Psalm 34:1-22
(audio)
30-Oct-2011: Reformation Sunday: The righteous will live by faith Rom. 1:16-17; Rom. 3:21-26
(audio)
23-Oct-2011: Wings of a Dove Psalm 57:1-11
(audio)
16-Oct-2011: Wings of a Dove Psalm 142:1-7
(audio-part 1)
(audio-part 2)
09-Oct-2011: Missionary Sunday Psalm 117:1-2
(audio)
25-Sep-2011: The Bridegroom and his guests [Peter Flowers] Matt. 9:14-17
(audio)
18-Sep-2011: Wings of a dove (2) Psalm 59:1-17
(audio)
11-Sep-2011: Wings of a dove (1): David's songs of flight from Saul 1 Sam. 17:55-18:16
(audio)
04-Sep-2011: Be exalted O God [Gordon Franz] Psalm 57:5
(audio)
21-Aug-2011: The just shall live by faith: the New Testament use of Habakkuk 2:4 Rom. 1:16-17
(audio)
14-Aug-2011: Habbakuk (6): God will take care of you Hab. 3:16-17
(audio)
07-Aug-2011: Habbakuk (5): From Fear to Faith Hab. 3:1-15
(audio)
31-Jul-2011: Habbakuk (4): The Greatness and Glory of God Hab. 2:6-20
(audio)
24-Jul-2011: Habbakuk (3): The prophetic Word Hab. 2:2-4
(audio)
17-Jul-2011: Habbakuk (2): Waiting on God Hab. 1:12-2:1
(audio)
10-Jul-2011: Habbakuk (1): Wrestling with God Hab. 1:1-11
(audio)
03-Jul-2011: Missionary Sunday: The Puritan Hope: an incentive for missions Isa. 11:1-9
(audio)
26-Jun-2011: The defection of Demas Col. 4:7-18
(audio)
19-Jun-2011: When Christians clash Col. 4:7-18
(audio)
12-Jun-2011: Super-star-less Christians Col. 4:7-17
(audio)
05-Jun-2011: Walking in Wisdom: Witnessing in Words Col. 4:5-6
(audio)
29-May-2011: The coming of Christ: cleverly devised myths vs. the certainty of God's word 2 Peter 1:16-21
(audio)
22-May-2011: Refuting the False Claim About the Day of the Lord 2 Thess. 2:1-12
(audio)
15-May-2011: Devoted to prayer, devoted to the gospel [Peter Flowers, elder, Thetford Baptist Church, Thetford, VT] Col. 4:2-4
(audio)
08-May-2011: Doing all in the name of Christ Col. 3:17
(audio)
01-May-2011: The Word of Christ Col. 3:16
(audio)
24-Apr-2011 (Resurrection Sunday): God's Gospel: the Good News of Salvation 2 Tim. 1:8-11
(audio)
17-April-2011:  Peace and Thanks Col. 3:15
(audio)
10-April-2011:  The Garment of Godliness Col. 3:12-14
(audio)
03-April-2011: Partners in the Gospel (Missionary Sunday) Phil. 4:10-20
(audio)
27-March-2011: Dealing with Sin Col. 3:5-11
(audio)
20-March-2011: Union with Christ Col. 3:1-4
(audio)
13-March-2011: The real problem with legalism Col. 2:20-23
(audio)
06-March-2011: Two dangers to avoid Col. 2:16-19
(audio)
20-February-2011: God's Vision for his Church [preached by Pastor Ron at Thetford Baptist Church, East Thetford, VT; note: the recording starts after about 35 seconds of silence] Acts 2:42-47
(audio)
13-February-2011: The prayer of painless piety Neh. 1:1-11
(audio)
06-February-2011: The sanctity of life (part 3) Jer. 22:1-17; Deut. 17:8-20; Prov. 31:8-9
(audio)

Messages from 2009

04-January-2009: Why Should I Fear in Times of Trouble Psalm 49

Messages from 2008

28-December-2008: Nothing is Generous if it is not at the Same Time Just [Gordon Franz] I Corinthians 1:26-29
21-December-2008: The Birth of Jesus Christ Luke 2:1-14
07-December-2008: A Psalm of Thanksgiving Matthew 1:1-17
30-November-2008: His Stedfast Love Endures Forever Psalm 100
23-November-2008: The Parables of Jesus(10): The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Luke 18:9-14
16-November-2008: The Parables of Jesus(9): The Persistent Widow Luke 18:1-8
19-October-2008: The Parables of Jesus(7): Three Lost Treasures Luke 15:1-32
12-October-2008: The Parables of Jesus(6): The Great Banquet Luke 14:1-24
14-September-2008: The Parables of Jesus(4): The Rich Fool Luke 12:13-21
31-August-2008: The Parables of Jesus (2): The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
24-August-2008: The Parables of Jesus (1): The Sower and the Seed Luke 8:1-15
17-August-2008: Timothy's Model / Our Model II Timothy 4:9-22
03-August-2008: Preach the Word! II Timothy 4:1-8
27-July-2008: The Word of God II Timothy 3:14-17
20-July-2008: The Future of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Part Two) II Timothy 3:1-15
13-July-2008: The Future of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Part One) II Timothy 3:1-15
29-June-2008: A Cleansed Vessel, A Faithful Bond Servant II Timothy 2:20-26
15-June-2008: The Path to Glory II Timothy 2:8-13
8-June-2008: The Antidote for Biblical Illiteracy II Timothy 2:1-7
1-June-2008: Guard the Gospel II Timothy 1:13-18
18-May-2008: God's Gospel:I Know Whom I have Believed II Timothy 1:8-12
27-April-2008: A Song of Ascent: Learning Contentment Psalm 131

Messages from 2007

09-Sep-2007: The Message of Proverbs (8): The Fellowship of Friends Psalm 101:1-8
02-Sep-2007: Jesus has come to call not the righteous, but sinners [Elder Peter Flowers]

Matt. 9:9-13
(audio)

26-Aug-2007: Jesus has the authority to forgive sins [Elder Peter Flowers]

Matt. 9:1-8
(audio)

19-Aug-2007: The Message of Proverbs (7): Wisdom and Wealth (2) Proverbs 3:3-18
12-Aug-2007: The Message of Proverbs (6): Wisdom and Wealth Proverbs 3:3-18
05-Aug-2007: The Message of Proverbs (5): Three Dangers to Avoid Proverbs 6:1-19
29-July-2007: The Message of Proverbs (4) Proverbs 9:1-18
22-July-2007: Sin is transgression of the law [Elder Peter Flowers]
Matt. 9:1-2
audio
15-July-2007: The Message of Proverbs (3): A Word From Woman Wisdom Proverbs 1:20-23; 8:1-36
08-July-2007: The Message of the Proverbs (2): Walking On the Path of Life Proverbs 1:8-9:18
24-Jun-2007: The Lord's Prayer (9): The Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 52, Q&A 128
10-Jun-2007: The Lord's Prayer (7): Forgive Us our Debts Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 51
03-Jun-2007: The Lord's Prayer (6): Our Daily Bread Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 50
27-May-2007: Jesus' Authority over the Spiritual Realms [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 8:28-34
audio
20-May-2007: The Lord's Prayer (5): Your Will Be Done Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 49
13-May-2007: The Lord's Prayer (4): Your Kingdom Come Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 48
06-May-2007: The Lord's Prayer (3): Hallowed be Your Name Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 47
29-Apr-2007: The Lord's Prayer (2): Our Father in Heaven Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 46
15-Apr-2007: Jesus Saves in the Midst of the Storm [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 8:23-27
(audio)
01-Apr-2007: The Apostles' Creed (19 and last): On Faith and Works Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 24
25-Mar-2007: The Apostles' Creed (18): Right With God Romans 1:8-17; Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 23

Messages from 2006

31-Dec-2006: Counting the Cost of Discipleship [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 8:18-22
(audio)
17-Dec-2006: The Apostles' Creed (5): And in Jesus Christ (2) Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 12
03-Dec-2006: The Apostles' Creed (3): God the Father Almighty (2) Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 10
26-Nov-2006: The Apostles' Creed (2): God the Father Almighty (1) Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 9
19-Nov-2006: The Apostles' Creed (1): A Creed Beyond Doubt Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Days 7 and 8
12-Nov-2006: The Suffering Servant Who Cures Our Diseases [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 8:14-17
(audio)
08-Oct-2006: Great Faith - Amazing Faith - Amazing Grace [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 8:5-13
03-Sept-2006: The compassion of Jesus [Elder Peter Flowers] Matt. 8:1-4
27-Aug-2006: The Message of James (16): Grace in Christian Concern [Elder Peter Flowers] James 6:19-20
02-Jul-2006: The Message of James (8): Wisdom from Above [Elder Peter Flowers] James 3:13-18
18-Jun-2006: Believer's Baptism: Our Union in Christ Romans 6:1-7
14-May-2006: The Message of James (2): The Testing of Faith (2) [Elder Peter Flowers] James 1:2-11
07-May-2006: The Message of James (1): The Testing of Faith (1) [Elder Peter Flowers] James 1:1-11
19-Mar-2006: The Message of Daniel (11): A Primer on Prayer Daniel 9:1-19
12-Mar-2006: The Message of Daniel (10): The Ram, the Goat, and the Little Horn Daniel 8:1-27
05-Mar-2006: The Message of Daniel (9): Godless Kingdoms and the Kingdom of God Daniel 7:1-28; 2 Thess 2:1-12
26-Feb-2006: The Message of Daniel (8): The Everlasting Kingdom Daniel 7:1-28
19-Feb-2006: The Message of Daniel (7): In the Lion's Den Daniel 6:1-26
05-Feb-2006: The Message of Daniel (6): The Handwriting on the Wall Daniel 5:1-30
29-Jan-2006: The Message of Daniel (5): Our God Reigns Daniel 4:1-37
22-Jan-2006: The Message of Daniel (4): Through Fiery Trials Daniel 3:1-30
15-Jan-2006: The Message of Daniel (3): A Kingdom that Cannot be Shaken Daniel 2:1-49
08-Jan-2006: The Message of Daniel (2): Stand Firm Daniel 1:3-21
01-Jan-2006: The Message of Daniel (1): A Matter of Perspective Daniel 1:1-2

Messages from 2005

13-Nov-2005: Elder Peter Flowers: The Covenant of Grace (1): God's Grace Magnified in His Covenant with His People Rom. 5:12-31
09-Oct-2005: The Message of Ruth (5); A Future and a Hope Ruth 3:1-18
02-Oct-2005: The Message of Ruth (4): The Kinsman Redeemer Ruth 2:14-23
25-Sep-2005: The Message of Ruth (3): The Wings of Refuge Ruth 2:1-13
18-Sep-2005: The Message of Ruth (2): The Unfolding of the Second Story Ruth 1:6-22
11-Sep-2005: The Message of Ruth (1): The Dark Side of Providence Ruth 1:1-5
04-Sep-2005: Elder Peter Flowers: Prayer to the Glory of God John 14:12-14
14-Aug-2005: The Communion of the Saints (5): An Every Member Ministry Eph 4:11-23
05-Jul-2005: Elder Peter Flowers: Guard the Gospel (14): Grace Abounding to All Sinners 2 Tim 4:22
16-Jan-2005: New Testament Postcards (3): Balancing Truth with Love 3 John
09-Jan-2005: New Testament Postcards (2): Love Balanced by Truth 2 John
02-Jan-2005: New Testament Postcards (1): An Appeal for Grace and Forgiveness Philemon

Messages from 2004

19-Dec-2004: What Christmas Means for Christians Philippians 2:5-8
12-Dec-2004: The Once and Future King Micah 5:1-6
14-Nov-2004: The Marks of Maturity (7): Living Peaceably With Others Romans 12:17-21
07-Nov-2004: Ezra, the election, and the plumb-line of God's Word
[The "election" is the United States Presidential election of 02-Nov-2004.]
Ezra 7:1-28
Reformation Sunday: 31-Oct-2004: The Legacy of Luther Romans 1:16-17
24-Oct-2004: The Marks of Maturity (6): Running Patiently Hebrews 12:1-2
17-Oct-2004: The Marks of Maturity (5): Learning Contentment in Christ Philippians 4:10-13
10-Oct-2004: The Marks of Maturity (4): Abiding in Christ John 15:1-8
03-Oct-2004: The Marks of Maturity (3): Beyond the Basics Hebrews 5:11-6:3
26-Sep-2004: The Marks of Maturity (2): Fighting the Enemy 1 John 2:12-17
19-Sep-2004: Pastor Kevin Rhodes, Grace Church (Clifton, NJ): Shepherding God's People God's Way
(ordination of Peter Flowers as elder)
1 Peter 5:1-4
12-Sep-2004: The Marks of Maturity (1): Coping with Suffering 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
22-Aug-2004: The Lord's Prayer (6): Approaching Our Father, God (part 2 of 2) James 1:2-8
15-Aug-2004: The Lord's Prayer (5): Approaching Our Father, God (part 1 of 2) Luke 11:5-13
18-Jul-2004: The Lord's Prayer (1): Pray Like This Matthew 6:9-13

 

The message of Habakkuk (2002)

12-May-2002: God on His Throne Habakkuk 2:4-20
05-May-2002: The Prophetic Word Habakkuk 2:2-4
28-Apr-2002: Waiting on God Habakkuk 1:12-2:1
21-Apr-2002: Wrestling with God Habakkuk 1:1-11

 

 

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