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“Our Assurance of Glory” (I Corinthians 15:1-4 sermon Easter 2020)

Easter 2020                            “Our Assurance of Glory” Last week I mentioned Charles Lindbergh’s historic trans-Atlantic flight to Paris in 1927. Not long after he landed, Lindbergh visited nearby … Continue reading

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“Returning To The Shepherd” (I Peter 2:25 sermon)

I saw the cutest video this week: a farmer in Wales (United Kingdom) had his whole flock of about 250 sheep get out of the field they were supposed to be in, and they went into another field, which they … Continue reading

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“The Substitutionary Atonement” (I Peter 2:24 sermon)

In 2018, an ISIS terrorist took a young woman hostage in southern France, threatening to kill her. In a bold move, a police officer, Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, offered to take the place of the young woman. The terrorist let … Continue reading

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“Red Letters”

I recently watched David Crowder’s testimony about writing the popular song, “Red Letters.” He said when he was a little boy, he was sitting in a church service with his grandmother, and he was fiddling with the envelopes or whatever … Continue reading

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“The Sacrifice That Satisfies God” (Leviticus 1:1-4 sermon)

Our little grandbaby girls are learning to read! But before they can actually understand the great concepts they can learn from reading, they must first master the “A-B-C’s.” The “A-B-C’s are the building blocks of reading, and all those big … Continue reading

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Jehovah Jireh My Provider

“Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.’’ (Genesis 22:14) ”The Lord will provide” Abraham said. In Hebrew this is … Continue reading

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We Are Barabbas

In Matthew 26:16-26, the character Barabbas is a living allegory of our spiritual condition, and of what Jesus did for us in His substitutionary death: — Barabbas was “a notorious prisoner” (:16) He deserved to die for his crimes. — Jesus … Continue reading

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“That He Gave” (John 3:16 sermon)

One movie that Cheryl, Michael & I enjoy watching together is the 1960’s musical, “My Fair Lady”, in which Professor Henry Higgins takes Eliza Doolittle, a young flower girl from the streets of London and transforms her into a well-spoken … Continue reading

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The Merit of Another

In II Samuel 19:31-38 we find the seldom-told story of Barzillai and Chimham, which serves as another Biblical example of favor to one on the basis of the merit of another:

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For the Sake of Your Servant: Substitionary Grace

In Psalm 132:10 the Psalmist prays: “For the sake of Your servant David, do not turn away the face of Your anointed one” The salient principle here is that for the sake of ANOTHER who has gone before and who … Continue reading

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