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  1. Psalm 103:1-5 (ESV)

    Bless the Lord, O My Soul Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the […]

    May 31, 2017Uncategorized, worship
  2. Psalm 67:1-3 (ESV)

    Make Your Face Shine upon Us To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; […]

    May 10, 2017Uncategorized, worship
  3. John 10:22-31 (ESV)

    22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” […]

    November 9, 2016Exaltation of Christ, Uncategorized
  4. Colossians 3:12-17

    What a blessing to partake of Christ’s ministry among us this past Lord’s Day! His living Word, so faithfully preached from Adrian Donato in both the morning and the evening, was rich indeed. Hand in hand with the passages that Adrian preached from, the following truths are always relevant and necessary for us as Christ’s […]

    August 20, 2014Holiness, Hope, Uncategorized
  5. The Unstoppable Work of Jesus Christ

    The work of Jesus Christ, in saving sinners to the glory of God, is unstoppable.  No man can extinguish heaven’s fire!   The Pharisee Gamaliel, though he was no follower of Christ, was given insight to understand that, “…if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail.  But if it is of […]

    June 25, 2014Uncategorized
  6. John 1:14-18 (ESV)

    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was […]

    December 26, 2013Uncategorized
  7. God’s Good Authority

    Contrary to our natural, negative perceptions of “authority”, God’s perfect and good authority in Jesus Christ is the outworking of His holy love.  And the goal of His love and authority is to promote mankind’s greatest pleasure and joy in His glory.  Thus to submit to God’s authority is to taste of His love and […]

    December 4, 2013Uncategorized
  8. A Note from Haiti

    Devastated by the effects of false teaching from cults, peddlers of the prosperity gospel, and Pentecostalism, Haiti is in great need for pastors to be equipped and encouraged as Christ-exalting shepherds who can exposit God’s word. My hope is that men will be raised up and trained, churches will be strengthened, and the Gospel will […]

    September 25, 2013Ministry, Uncategorized
  9. The Lord’s Supper

    Title: The Lord’s SupperLocation: RCGStart Time: 10:30Date: 2013-07-07End Time: 12:15

    July 3, 2013Uncategorized
  10. Patience and Kindness in Love

    It is humbling to consider the following contrast.  On the one hand there is me, a confirmed sinner, who can so quickly be impatient and unkind toward those who offend me. On the other hand, there is God, the eternal, holy, sovereign ruler, who is “… merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in […]

    June 19, 2013love, Uncategorized
  11. Singularly Fearing Christ

    Every child of God knows what it is to be tempted and troubled by the fear of man.  Threats real and imagined abound, and the fear of man can wreak great havoc in our souls if it is allowed to penetrate.   How kind and good of God to speak to these very fears, and […]

    May 29, 2013Exaltation of Christ, Uncategorized
  12. May We Each Be Found Faithful

    It was a privilege to attend the Memorial Service for Steve Fernandez this past Saturday.  Tim and Willie Ingrum joined Laurie and me, along with over 1000 other folks.  Though the service of course concerned Steve, the distinct focus was on the Lord Jesus, and His gracious work in and through Steve’s life.  Video of […]

    April 10, 2013Exaltation of Christ, Uncategorized
  13. To Live is Christ, and to Die is Gain

    As most of you know, our brother Pastor Steve Fernandez entered glory in the presence of Jesus this last Sunday evening, March 31.  What a way to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!   By God’s power, Steve faithfully lived, and often quoted (even in his final days), these words from the Apostle […]

    April 3, 2013Exaltation of Christ, Uncategorized
  14. Enduring Injustice for the Sake of the Gospel

    The issue of how we Christians respond to unjust authority is of vital importance regarding our testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  As we’ve recently seen in Peter’s exhortations to slaves in 1 Pet. 2:18-20, believers must be more committed to our responsibilities before God, than our rights before men.  Entrusting ourselves to God’s […]

    January 30, 2013Uncategorized
  15. Submitting to Governmental Authorities

    Beloved, God clearly wills for His people to submit to and show respect for governmental authorities (1 Pet. 2:13-17; cf. Rom. 13:1-7; Titus 3:1-2).  Certainly, the words of our lips are a big indicator of just how submissive and respectful we actually are.  In a country and culture that makes a national pastime (and a […]

    January 23, 2013Uncategorized
  16. Continue in Prayer…

    As news regarding the tragedy in Newtown, CT continues to saturate the media, I want to encourage you to continue in prayer for the Lord’s provision and purposes in the lives of all who have been impacted.  In particular, keep praying for the pastors and members of Newtown Bible Church.  God has given them a […]

    December 19, 2012Prayer, Uncategorized
  17. Sing to Him a New Song

    The Lord calls His people to sing to Him a new song (Ps. 33:3; 149:1). The sense of “new” relates to new, fresh impulses of gratitude and praise in our hearts as we consider the greatness of God and His works.  One implication is that even when we sing old songs, there should be a […]

    December 5, 2012music, Uncategorized
  18. Let the Redeemed Give Thanks to God!

    It is right and fitting that God’s people give thanks to Him for His steadfast love and saving work!  Scripture exhorts us to this over and over again (Ps. 33:1-3; Col. 3:16-17; 1 Thess. 5:16-18; etc.).  Gratitude certainly for temporal blessings, but all the more for God’s powerful mercy in redeeming us from the bondage […]

    November 20, 2012Uncategorized
  19. Post-Conference Reflections

    It was a great joy to share in all the Lord had for us this past weekend at The People of God Conference, with Jonathan Leeman.  Many of you were able to attend, and many of you also served as volunteers in a variety of capacities.  I also know many of you were praying for […]

    November 14, 2012Uncategorized
  20. On Presidents and being the People of God…

    Like many, my initial reaction to the news of President Obama’s re-election was a deflated “ugh”.  For many different reasons, the results of yesterday’s voting was very disappointing.  Naturally, all of us now wonder what the next four years will look like, and what this means for the present and future of America.  (Dr. Albert […]

    November 7, 2012Uncategorized
  21. On Superstorms, Trembling, and the Fear of God…

    By now, you’re undoubtedly aware of Superstorm Sandy, which slammed into the Northeast at the beginning of this week.  Just a few of the numbers regarding the impact of this storm are hard to fathom.   The power of God displayed through His creation is astonishing.  Whether with earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, tornados, hurricanes, etc., this […]

    October 31, 2012Uncategorized
  22. Longing for Spiritual Milk

    As we considered this past Lord’s Day from 1 Pet. 2:1-3, Christians should possess a consuming, passionate hunger for God and His Word – like that of a newborn for his/her mother’s milk.  Peter uses this rich word-picture to illustrate the intensity of this hunger.  While the imagery of hungry babies is not directly referring […]

    October 17, 2012Uncategorized
  23. Stewards of His Varied Grace

    Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.  To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ…(Eph. 3:7-8, ESV)   These […]

    October 10, 2012Uncategorized
  24. A Word from Abroad

    How richly God has blessed us with the knowledge of His grace in Christ through His Word!  It is through the proclamation of His imperishable Word that He brings new birth to His people (1 Pet. 1:22-25),  and it is by His Word that He sustains and grows His people to fruitful maturity in Christ […]

    September 19, 2012Uncategorized
  25. Throne of Grace

    Healthy, growing Christians are those who are increasingly aware of the presence and depth of their own sin.  But with this awareness, the Lord designs that we should trust and rejoice all the more in His provision for our sin through the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ.  What great, living hope believers have in […]

    August 15, 2012Uncategorized

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