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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Growing in Joy and Fear of God

    At first glance, the Apostle Peter’s vision of the Christian life as involving both “joy inexpressible” (1 Pet. 1:8), and the need to “conduct yourselves with fear” (1 Pet. 1:17) seems to be utterly contradictory.  How are we to understand these seemingly incompatible dispositions of both joy and fear?   With good insight that regards […]

    August 8, 2012Hope, Sanctification, Uncategorized
  5. Psalm 121 (ESV)

    1  I lift up my eyes to the hills.     From where does my help come? 2  My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is […]

    July 18, 2012Uncategorized
  6. Psalm 103:1-5

    1  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 pit,     who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, […]

    June 27, 2012Uncategorized
  7. Anthem of praise to our God

    How great is our God!  Psalm 96 is a rich anthem of praise to our God, and a powerful declaration of His infinite worth. Join me in praying and thinking through this Psalm over the next few days. And I look forward to joining all of you again this coming Lord’s Day, to worship our […]

    June 13, 2012Uncategorized
  8. Faith, Obedience, and Patience

    As we learned from 1 Pet. 1:1,2 this past Lord’s Day, there is great significance in Peter identifying his readers as “elect exiles.”  Peter is declaring that those who have been born again through faith in Jesus Christ belong uniquely to God (“elect”).  As a result, such believers no longer belong to the world (“exiles”, […]

    May 4, 2012Uncategorized
  9. Ephesians 1:15-23

    What a special Lord’s Day we shared at RCG this past weekend, celebrating Christ’s resurrection. We missed those of you who weren’t with us! The fact of Jesus living and reigning at the right hand of the Father should deeply impact our prayers for one another, even as Paul exemplified in Ephesians 1:15-23 (ESV): “15 For […]

    April 11, 2012Uncategorized
  10. God wills for every people to be strengthened in trusting Christ, and to increasingly comprehend His incomprehensible love in Christ.  Paul’s prayer in Eph. 3:14-21 makes this clear.  Thus it is good and right to meditate much on God’s love in Christ, as revealed in His Word. Along these lines, be encouraged by these helpful […]

    March 7, 2012Uncategorized
  11. The Gospel of John

    Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.  (Jn. 21:25, ESV) As most of you know, this past Lord’s Day I finished preaching through the Gospel of John, after about […]

    February 29, 2012Uncategorized
  12. Conference on November 9-11, 2012

    What follows is a bit longer than what I normally write, but please read!! We had a rich and fruitful time at our Member Meeting this past Lord’s Day evening, and greatly missed those of you who were absent.  One of the items I mentioned is that I’ve been interacting with a man named Jonathan […]

    February 15, 2012Uncategorized
  13. Resources for Your Edification

    Resources, resources!! As we all know, the internet provides access to an endless web of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well, here is a great resource for your edification called Precept Austin. You can learn about the website and it’s curator for yourself, but I’ve found it to be an excellent, biblically solid […]

    February 8, 2012Uncategorized
  14. Jesus So Perfectly Cares for His own

    Oh how Jesus, our glorious, risen Shepherd, so perfectly cares for His own!  How richly is this truth revealed in Jn. 21, as Jesus powerfully feeds and leads His weak disciples.  What lessons there for us in learning to trust and follow our Master all the more fully!  With keen insight,  Alexander MacLaren offers these […]

    January 11, 2012Uncategorized
  15. 1 Peter 4:12-19

    1 Peter 4:12-19 (NASB) 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His […]

    December 13, 2011Uncategorized
  16. “Behold My son…Believe My word…Be My children.”

    As we have recently seen from Jn. 20:30,31, God is continually declaring throughout His Word:  “Behold My son…Believe My word…Be My children.”  The blessings of eternal life are abundantly given to all who believe in God as He has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ His Son, the promised Messiah! Pastor C.H. Spurgeon, preaching in the […]

    December 6, 2011Uncategorized
  17. Sing On!

    What grace the Lord gives to His people as we sing to one another from hearts filled with thankfulness!  The great exhortation of Colossians 3:16 continues to stir my heart and mind: Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual […]

    July 14, 2011Uncategorized
  18. The Good News

    Beloved, in connection with the “richly indwelling Word of Christ” we’ve been considering from Colossians 3:16,  let me encourage you to prayerfully meditate on and live in this great passage from 1 Peter 1:22 – 2:3 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another […]

    June 20, 2011Uncategorized
  19. Cherish the Lord’s Day

    As we saw yesterday in corporate worship, there is a blessed mandate for believers to “Let the word of Christ (about Christ – the Gospel!) richly dwell within you…” (Colossians 3:16).  How do we grow in having our lives, individually and corporately, more and more consumed and saturated with the glorious wonder of the Gospel […]

    June 13, 2011Uncategorized
  20. Cherish the Lord’s Day

    As we saw yesterday in corporate worship, there is a blessed mandate for believers to “Let the word of Christ (about Christ – the Gospel!) richly dwell within you…” (Colossians 3:16).  How do we grow in having our lives, individually and corporately, more and more consumed and saturated with the glorious wonder of the Gospel […]

    June 13, 2011Uncategorized
  21. Biblical Worship

    With our preaching series on “Biblical Worship” drawing to a close, we thought it would be timely to have a “Question & Answer” time.  We’re planning on doing this during our Evening Gathering this coming Lord’s Day, June 12.  If you have particular questions regarding Biblical Worship,  please either email them to me ahead of […]

    June 6, 2011Uncategorized
  22. Why We Sing

    Sooo…..why, as God’s people, should we sing?  One of the many places this is answered is Scripture is Psalm 59:16-17 But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. […]

    May 23, 2011Uncategorized
  23. Song of the Psalms

    One of God’s primary purposes in giving His people the Psalms is to teach us to “Sing to Him a new song…” (Ps. 33:3)  And it’s clear that He intends us to sing these new songs in any and every circumstance He ordains for our lives.  Consider just some of the contexts in which the […]

    May 9, 2011Uncategorized
  24. The Exalted Reign of Jesus Christ

    Beloved, as we observed in corporate worship yesterday from Phil. 2:9-11, the reality of the exalted reign of our Lord Jesus Christ is the true Christian’s source of unspeakable joy, comfort, and motivation in all of life.  Near the end of my sermon, I shared how this text profoundly impacted the young C.H. Spurgeon, in […]

    April 25, 2011Uncategorized
  25. Hunger and Thirst

    May God give us grace to individually and corporately follow David’s example in seeking Him, and may He answer this prayer among us over and over again!  (A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.)  O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, […]

    April 4, 2011Uncategorized

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