Monthly Archives: March 1998


Divine Providence

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v.12

Oops! That was a vow they could not have kept. But, in those days, even strict Jews had ways and means of escaping the consequences of an unfulfilled vow.
v.14

That is, they went to those certain to be favora…


The Challenge

Psalm 137 This morning we conclude our series on the contemporary challenge of Roman Catholicism. We began our study by noting that thoughtful evangelicals — ministers and laypeople alike — were abandoning their Protestant churches, including the Presbyterian Church in America, in unprecedented numbers. We considered some of the reasons why that was so, none […]


Purgatory

2 Cor. 5:1-10 We are coming to the end of our series of studies of Roman Catholic doctrine and practice.  My plan is to conclude the series next Lord’s Day morning, not with the examination of one more feature of Catholic teaching but with a summation, a drawing together of the lessons of the whole […]


Paul’s Imprisonment

A longer reading than customary this evening. You should consider yourselves fortunate. My first Sunday evening at Gilcomston South Church in Aberdeen the service lasted two and a half hours and Mr. Still made it through some 13 chapters of Jerem…


The Mass, Pt. 2

John 6:43-59 We are picking up this morning where we left off last Lord’s Day morning. In last Sunday’s introduction to our consideration of the Roman Catholic doctrine and practice of the Mass, we said that if only Christians would hold fast to certain fundamental perspectives and emphases of Holy Scripture we could not go […]


Paul’s Character

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v.1

“…torn ourselves…” Affection on both sides and, all the more, in light of Paul’s prediction that they would not see one another again.
v.3

An eyewitness touch. That journey across the open sea, instead of…


The Mass, Pt. 1

Mark 14:17-26 This morning we begin to consider the Roman Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper or what they call “the Mass.” I have been preaching sermons that are somewhat longer than my norm during this series because the subjects being considered are so vast and because I did not want to say […]


The Church

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v.13

An interesting historical detail, the kind of thing a participant in the history would remember and all the more interesting a demonstration of historicity because no reason is given for Paul taking a different route…