The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 2

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 2

John 5:25-29 (NT page 96) 25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in...
The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 1

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 1

Genesis 2:4-7 4These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had...
The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in God

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in God

John 1:1-5 (OT page 91) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was...
A Commitment to Study

A Commitment to Study

Ezra 7:1-10 1 After this, in the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia, Ezra son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, 2 son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, 3 son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, 4 son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, 5...
Psummer of Psalms II – 77

Psummer of Psalms II – 77

Psalm 77:1-20 To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm. 1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me. 2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 3 I...
Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Our scripture reading today is Psalm 149, but before we begin, I’d like to recognize a few milestones: Tomorrow is July 8th, which is the seventh anniversary of the day you voted to elect me as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church. I can always remember that...
Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44 Today’s scripture passage is Psalm 44. It’s a bit of a long one, so instead of reading it all at once, I’m going to split it up in parts, interspersed throughout the sermon. I invite you to follow along in your pew...