Monthly Archives: April 2009

Dr. Ron Paul on the Swine Flu Scare

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Calvin on Law and Gospel, John 10:14

Every Sunday after I give the Lord’s commission to His covenant people (this month from Acts 1:8) I tell them to live according to the commands of the gospel. This would appear to be an unthinkable dichotomy in some Reformed … Continue reading

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Clergy Shirt

First day wearing my clerical shirt. A few strange looks, a question from a Wendy’s worker if  I was a minister, and a police officer who called me a man of God. And that’s only day one.

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Fundamentalism and Separation

I have added Mark Dever’s 9marks podcast to my iTunes list. Pastor Dever and I would agree very little with ecclesiastical issues (sacramental matters included). Still, I find his interviews helpful. One interview that caught my attention was his interview … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Living Psalmically

Psalm 4:8: I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety. Christian Counselor David Powlison recently said that the great men of God were men who lived Psalmically. I … Continue reading

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Psalm Singing for Saturday

Jason Coghill sings Psalm 120. Psalm 4 from the Genevan Psalter. Music for Psalm 4.

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A Thought on Fish in Luke 24

Thinking typologically, Jesus asks to eat in 24:41. They give him fish. Fish is Gentiles in the NT. The fish eats Jonah, the Jewish missionary. Jonah did not bring good news to Gentiles when first called. Jesus eats the fish. … Continue reading

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Leithart on Luke 24

But Word by itself is not enough. Even after Jesus has explained everything about Himself in the Scriptures, the two disciples still don’t recognize Him. That occurs only when He breaks bread with them It is the same for the … Continue reading

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Sermon and Exhortation Audio

Sermon Audio on John 20:19-31 at Providence Church (CREC) Exhortation Audio on Unity

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Luke 24:36-49

A couple of interesting points while preparing for my Luke 24 sermon is that some commentators see a division on verse 44. In other words, while the previous passage (36-43) refer to the resurrection evening, verse 44 introduces Jesus appearing … Continue reading

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Rapping through the Sacrificial System

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Psalm Singing

At Providence Church we have been singing the Psalms before I assumed the pastorate. We are not exclusive psalm singers, but we make the Psalms a significant part of our liturgy both in singing and responsive reading. We are very … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on Secession

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Good Friday Service

Our joint Good Friday Service is now available on audio.

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Sermon on the Second Sunday in Easter; John 20:19-31

Providence Church (CREC) Resurrection Sunday April 19th, 2009. Sermon: Peace be with you! Text: John 20:19-31 Thirteenth Sermon Pastor Uriesou T. Brito Text: John 20:19-31 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being … Continue reading

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Exhortation on Unity!

Call to Worship: Psalm 20:1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! 3 May he … Continue reading

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My Saturday

My day: Men’s study, cleaning garage, finding lost pipe tobacco, mowing the lawn, changing diaper, short reading time, chatting with an old friend, reviewing sermon…time for  a drink!

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Resurrection

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The Lord’s Day

Rich Lusk observes that in John’s gospel, the appearance of the resurrected Jesus in successive Sundays to the disciples (John 20:19-31) prove a pattern for worship on the Lord’s Day. He says: Since the resurrection of Christ every Sunday is … Continue reading

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Calvin on the breathing of the Spirit

If it be objected, that we ought not to blame the Popish bishops, when by breathing they consecrate their priests, because in those cases the word of Christ accompanies the sign, the answer is obvious. In the first place, Christ … Continue reading

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Athanasius Press “Tax Relief” Sale

All books from Athanasius Press are selling for $5. This includes James B. Jordan’s Third ed. of the “Liturgy Trap.” Check it out!

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The Fed is warning against me…

“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says. I would add a few other issues: a) the pursuit of unconstitutional wars, b) abusive taxation, c) lack … Continue reading

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Easter Sermon; A New World: Mark 16:1-8

Providence Church (CREC) Resurrection Sunday April 12th, 2009. Sermon: A New World Text: Mark 16:1-8 Twelfth Sermon Pastor Uriesou T. Brito Sermon Text: Mark 16:1-8, NO AUDIO AVAILABLE. 16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of … Continue reading

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Memories…

My uncle is a leader in the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARB) in Northeaster Brazil. Some years ago he published a book on the history of the GARB from 1950-2000. When I visited Brazil 3 years ago, he … Continue reading

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Easter Exhortation: Living Resurrected Lives

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. 21 I thank you that you have answered me … Continue reading

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Good Friday Homily; Mockery and Denial: The Sufferings of Christ

Homily for Good Friday on John 18 Pastor Uri Brito People of God, the gospel of St. John is a story of betrayal, mockery and innocence. This is made clear as we analyze the events preceding the death of our … Continue reading

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Good Friday Service

We will be having our Good Friday Service at Trinitas Christian School at 6PM. It will be a joint service with our brothers and sisters at Harmony Ridge Baptist Church. Please come and join us!

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Another beautiful day…

The weather is divine;  my daughter is full of energy. I am sitting outside working on my Good Friday homily.  Resurection is coming!

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Busy Day…

It has been a long day thus far. This morning  I drove to Valparaiso to meet my brother Mickey Schneider for the Twin Cities Ministerial Fellowship. This is a meeting of evangelical pastors in the Niceville and Valparaiso area.  Since … Continue reading

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A Lenten Play

This Sunday Sermon Audio on Mark 15.

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