The Primary Responsibility of the householder, scribe, pastor, is to bring forth the treasure of old things and new things.
A faithful minister will be teaching himself and others to put away all sin and become a doer of the word.
Looking into the mirror of the word of God will lead you to the Laver, of washing; cleansing yourself from all defilement of flesh and spirit.
Looking into the Mirror of the Word will transform us from one degree of glory to another by the Spirit.
Verse by verse exposition through the book of 2 Thessalonians. (Sermon also includes the reading and exhortation from the Lord's Table liturgy) 2 Thes 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,
1 John 2:7-11 – The Family of JoyHow is a Commandment both Old and New?
How can a Christian abide in Christ and not with the brethren?
How can a Christian know joy and avoid stumbling?
I. An Old Commandment (v7)
II. A New Commandment (v8)
III. False Light (vv9,11)
IV. Filial Light (v10)
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This sermon looked at the name and witness of the 3 or 4 men named Gaius in the NT, mostly studying 3 John written entirely to a "Gaius," in connection with Pastor and his wife revealing the chosen name of their eighth covenant child and fifth covenant son, Gaius Ezekiel Van Leuven.
Disclaimer: it was said there are 15 verses in 3 John. In English there are 14. Pastor worked with the Greek and in his printed copy there are 15 verses and that influenced him to think he must have missed noting the numbers (the text is the same). He plans to look into this to understand, but in English there are 14 verses.
John says Christians, especially Church leaders, need to be reliably hospitable in brotherly love for Christ's truth with one another, especially other Christian leaders, even when other leaders in the Church make it hard to do. May this Church Remember Your Name Like Gaius.
We Care for One Another Ephesians 4:1-7;11-16When we come to Christ, we don't come to Him alone; we are joined with other believers in His church. Our individual lives and relationship with Christ are not just about "me"; they are about "we." We must leave individualism at the door when joining Christ's church. Why? Because God saves us not only for our own benefit, but also to bless and support others—especially fellow Christians.God empowers us to pursue relational unity. God empowers us to profess doctrinal unity. Christians may disagree on minor doctrines and issues, but Paul's words remind us that believers have far more to unite us doctrinally than divide us. The very core of our faith unites us.
Verse by verse exposition of the book of 2 Kings. PM sermons are preceded by a Confessional, Catechism, or Historic Creed lesson. Usually 5 minutes or so. 2 Kgs 4:38 "And Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets." 39 So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. 40 Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, "Man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it. 41 So he said, "Then bring some flour." And he put it into the pot, and said, "Serve it to the people, that they may eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot. 42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, "Give it to the people, that they may eat." 43 But his servant said, "What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?" He said again, "Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: 'They shall eat and have some left over.' " 44 So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.