Monthly Archives: May 2015

Waiting for God Gen 21:1-7

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 21:1-7 Text Comment v.1       To say that the Lord visited Sarah is to emphasize that it was the Lord’s direct intervention that caused her, an old woman herself,  to conceive a child with Abraham, her elderly husband. [Sarna, 145] The same phrase is found in 1 Sam. 2:21 explaining how […]

Introduction and Reasons

Download audio I am beginning this evening a short series of sermons on the Bible’s teaching about divine judgment, the Lord’s judgment of human life. Before you groan inwardly, feeling that such a subject must be gloomy and depressing, let me remind you that in the Bible, God’s people characteristically longed for and prayed for […]

Dionysius and Damaris Acts 17:16-34

Acts 17:16-34 For some years now I have preached a sermon apropos Pentecost, in part to redress a double weakness of our Reformed tradition. The first is a longstanding tendency that we share with much of Christendom, to think of Pentecost primarily in terms of the experience of the Christian life, that is, to think […]

O Felix Culpa Gen 20:1-18

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 20:1-18 We have finished with Lot – we will hear nothing more of him – and now return to Abraham and Sarah as their life goes on, still waiting for the son God has promised them. Text Comment v.1       “From there” in context means the area of the Oaks […]

The Downgrade Gen 19:30-38

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 19:30-38 While you are turning to Genesis 19:30 I want to tell you that we are going to continue our series of sermons in Genesis through the material concerning Abraham, himself. Then we will stop and go to the Book of Acts. Then, Lord willing, we will get back to […]

Barely Saved Gen 19:1-29

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 19:1-29 The two angels who had received Abraham’s hospitality had left for Sodom before Abraham had interrogated the Lord about Sodom’s fate, the conversation we considered last Lord’s Day. We now pick up the interrupted thread of that narrative from verse 16 of chapter 18. Text Comment v.1       It was […]