Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jesus in the command not to murder (Exodus 20:13)

Life is a precious gift from God.  He breathed life into Adam (Genesis 2:7) and he sustains the life of every person until the time when his or her days are complete.  Because of this gift of life and the … Continue reading

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The Replay of Rom 5:18-19 & Genesis 3

Truly we are a fallen people.  God’s standard of perfection is flawless obedience.  Not 9,999 times out of 10,000.  Not even 1 error in a million is acceptable.  Perfect obedience to loving God and loving our neighbors all the time … Continue reading

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In Christ, You can love perfectly [Heidelberg Catechism Q5-8 (Rom 5:12, 18-19, Gen 3)]

Last week we found that God expects and requires humanity to Love God and Love others. So the natural question to ask would be “Can you live up to all this perfectly?”  Can you perfectly love God and perfectly love … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis, Sermons

Heidelberg Catechism Q89-90

Q.89. What is the dying-away of the old self? A. It is to be genuinely sorry for sin, to hate it more and more and to run away from it.   Q.90. What is the coming-to-life of the new self? … Continue reading

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Jesus in Honoring our Parents (Exodus 20:12)

Honor is a word that many westerners have  nearly forgotten, while many from the far east have a sense of honor and shame that extends well beyond the Scriptural boundaries of the word. The Bible calls us to honor numerous … Continue reading

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The Replay of Eph 6:4

Fathers are called to bring their children up in the training and instruction of the Lord.  Nowhere do we find a clear example of what the looks like in practical terms although the life of Jonadab (2 Kings 10 and … Continue reading

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Ephesians 6:4 The Good Father

Father’s day is upon us and while the nation celebrates Fatherhood, my hope and desire today is that we will truly reflect on what makes a good father.  When I sat down to begin writing and reflecting on this sermon, … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q88

Q.88. What is involved in genuine repentance or conversion? A. Two things: the dying-away of the old self, and the coming-to-life of the new. Monday There are many in our world that believe sorrow for sin is enough to save … Continue reading

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Jesus is our Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11)

The fourth commandment is a wonderful commandment about rest.  In it, the Israelites were called to reflect on the work of creation, particularly the One who created everything.  They were to reflect on it and allow that reflection to shape … Continue reading

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Replay of john 14:15-26

Obedience isn’t the foundation to receiving the Spirit.  Having someone lay hands on you isn’t the foundation either.  Rather, loving Christ is the key to it all.  When we love Christ, we grow in obedience.  So how can we cultivate … Continue reading

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