Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Final Scene, Gen 50:1-26

Download audio Genesis 50:1-26 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       Remember, God had promised Jacob, when he left Canaan for Egypt that his long-lost son Joseph would “close his eyes.” Now we are reading the fulfillment of that promise. The strong bond between Joseph and Jacob is expressed once more in this dramatic deathbed scene, unparalleled […]

Craving Food, 1 Peter 2:1-3

Download audio 1 Peter 2:1-3 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       Take note that the particular sins mentioned all have to do with sins against the community of faith. All of these sins are sins against others, and, in context, particularly other Christians. They are the opposite of the “sincere brotherly love” that Peter had urged […]

The Testament of Jacob, Gen 49:1-33

Download audio Genesis 49:1-33 Download sermon Text Comment v.1       “…in days to come” literally “in the latter days,” a phrase that only appears in prophetic contexts. Jacob was giving a prophecy here. v.4       Once again in Genesis, the eldest son (as before Cain, Ishmael, Esau, and Er) lost his privileged position because of his sin. […]

The Telos of Christian Education, 1 Cor 13:1-13

Download audio 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Download sermon COVENANT HIGH SCHOOL Evening Service In explaining what we are about at Covenant High School we use terminology that has now become commonplace in the promotional literature of Christian education.  We talk about inculcating a “Christian worldview.”  We speak of our education being offered from “a biblical perspective.”  […]