The Mark of the Beast

The Mark of the Beast

O Lord, as we have been singing, we ask that You would help us, our rock and our redeemer, to listen, to think, to be discerning, to be wise, for there are many counterfeits in this world and we are too easily deceived and distracted. Train our eyes, train our ears, that we may see…

A Bittersweet Scroll

A Bittersweet Scroll

Forever, O Lord, Your Word is firmly fixed in the heavens, Your faithfulness endures to all generations. You have established the earth and it stands fast. We pray now that You would give us ears that we might hear this Word, that You would keep distractions to a minimum, that You would keep our stomachs…

Yet They Did Not Repent

Yet They Did Not Repent

Our Father in heaven, how grateful we are that we can have Jesus as our friend, what a friend of sinners. God, through Your Word now we pray that You would give to us spiritual life, that every soul in this room might truly see, understand, and know You. If any are but once born,…

Doom and Gloom

Doom and Gloom

Satan has no authority over you if you are a Christian, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get up into your business and tell you things. Through thoughts, through media, he accuses. So it is possible that Christians feel this same sense of despair, but you ought not. God has not granted to the devil any authority over you in your life. We may suffer in most of the same ways that the world suffers, except for this one chief way – we are not meant to suffer from the despondency and the despair of guilt.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Father, we come to You at the beginning of the sermon not simply because we think that’s what we ought to do but because we need Your help, I need Your help. Father, give us good hearts. May we put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted Word which is…

A Great Multitude

A Great Multitude

And that’s what we look forward to when we talk about the blessing of his presence, to spend eternity with God and with the Lamb. Yes, it means no more tears. Yes, it means no more suffering. Yes, it will mean being reunited with loved ones who dies in Christ. But most of all it means that the waiting is over, and the wife (the church) and the groom (Christ) are together again and truly there is a happy ever after ending, and everything sad will come untrue.