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...
Messiah – The Reign of the Righteous King

Messiah – The Reign of the Righteous King

Isaiah 9:1-7 1 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of...
Messiah – The Sign of Immanuel

Messiah – The Sign of Immanuel

Isaiah 7:10-17 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it...
Messiah – A Voice in the Wilderness

Messiah – A Voice in the Wilderness

Isaiah 40:1-11 1Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out: “In the...
Five Solas – Sola Scriptura

Five Solas – Sola Scriptura

2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NRSV) 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15 and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus....
James 2 – Wisdom From Above

James 2 – Wisdom From Above

James 2:1-26 1My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? 2 For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, 3 and if...