Sermon Sunday – Jonathon Edwards

May 15, 2011 at 6:30 am | Posted in Sermon Sunday | Leave a comment
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

by

 Jonathan Edwards
 (1703-1758)

Preached July 8th, 1741

“In due time their foot will slip”–Deut. 32:35

Transcription update copyright © Tony Capoccia, 2007

In this verse the vengeance of God is threatened upon the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s chosen people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, despite all of God’s wonderful works towards them, remained without sense, having no discernment in them (Deut. 32:28). After all the cultivations of Heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as shown in verses 32 and 33. The verse that I have chosen for my text, “In due time their foot will slide,” seems to imply the following things, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed. Continue Reading Sermon Sunday – Jonathon Edwards…

Why do you go to church?

December 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I have been thinking about something and anyone who reads this blog knows that it means trouble….

Over the past year, I’ve been looking for a church. I have been to a few churches and they’ve been full of nice people, and yet, I’ve not been able to find a church that has what I am looking for in a church. Let me state again, the churches that I’ve been to are full of very nice people, but it’s not enough. My search is especially frustrating because I live in the “Bible belt” of the United States. Here, there is a church on every street corner (this is almost literal). Here, going to church is a regular part of life. But, as I’ve studied scripture, I’ve noticed that the reason we go is very important. Even more important is what goes on there. Continue Reading Why do you go to church?…

Design of the Week 02/20/08 – Joyful Noise

February 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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This design was born when I read Psalm 95:1. It says, “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation”. As Christians, we should be making a joyful noise to God every day! The Psalmist also said, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24) No matter what we are going through, we should be able to shout for joy, knowing that God is in control and that He is not caught off guard by anything. We should understand that as long as we seek Him and obey Him above all else, we will have nothing to fear, no matter how bad things seem to be. We can also have peace in the midst of the toughest storms of life because we will know that we are anchored in the Rock of Ages.

We can stand with Paul and say, “For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day”. (2 Tim. 1:12)

The confidence that Paul had came from the fact that he knew God. He didn’t just know about Him, he had a daily relationship with God. He knew God by spending time is the Scriptures. Because he spent time studying the scriptures, he also had a right view of God. He saw God as God was supposed to be seen, and not how Paul wanted to see Him.

If we will take the time to study the Word of God and to apply it to our lives, we will then begin to see God as He is meant to be seen. When this happens, we will start to understand just how awesome He truly is. This will lead us to the realization that we are truly blessed to have a God of infinite power, holiness, and majesty that is interested in the smallest details of our lives. This should be the foremost cause for us to shout every day and give God the praise He deserves!

The next generation

September 17, 2007 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I saw something the other day that got me to thinking. It was a headline that said, “The giants are passing, who will take their place?” It’s a very important question for believers. With many of those we look to as giants of the faith passing away, is there anyone who can take their place? Notice I didn’t say will. I am sure that there are plenty that will try to take their place. But is there anyone that can?

 It seems that, today, Christians are not raised the same as they used to be. You might say, “that’s because times are different”. That’s true, times are different, but the Bible says that there is nothing new under the sun. One of the things that makes the Bible so amazing is the fact that throughout the hundreds of years that the Word has been going forth it has always been fresh and dynamic. It doesn’t matter how different the times are, the Word still applies. And that’s what has me concerned.

 I look at the church today, especially the youth, and wonder “what happened?” The kids dress just like the world, they talk like the world, they think like the world, and many of the leaders and parents just condone it. We convice ourselves that it’s ok for them to do all of that because we don’t want them to stand out or be persecuted. So we let them dress in clothes that reveal things that only their future spouses should see. We let them backtalk us and others with such disrespect and venom you’d think they were getting ready to join the Navy. We let them act like little kids and rant and rave when they don’t get their way. We let them completely forsake everything their supposed to believe, but at least we let them keep the name “Christian”. Continue Reading The next generation…


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