Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Repentance of God, Part 3 final

This is not foreign to the Biblical text. Jeremiah 18 says exactly what God will do in these situations: If a nation turns from evil, God will not destroy her; if the nation does not turn from evil, God will … Continue reading

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A war Israel cannot win…

Israel’s war against Hamas is a non-win situation. One would think that Israel learned her lesson after the disastrous 2006 Lebanon war, but now Israel is committed to defeating, yea, annihilating Hamas. As John J. Mearsheimer has written: ” Israel’ … Continue reading

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The Repentance of God, Part 2

Let me prove this point from the Scriptures: Daniel 4:35: All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and … Continue reading

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The Repentance of God, Part 1

Jonah 3:9-10 – Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish. When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster … Continue reading

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After the Handbasket…

I will also be blogging at the After the Handbasket Blog.

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John the Baptist

In Mark 1, John the Baptist is the greater Moses. He proclaims a message of repentance and calls people to the Lord as Moses called the people of Israel back to their God. He is also a greater Elijah who … Continue reading

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The New Bush…

Ron Paul has stated that “overall he does not think that the (Obama) policies will change.” He is speaking of Obama’s foreign policy position concerning Iraq and the rest of the Arab world. Ron Paul is not alone in his … Continue reading

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Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit

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Let us move forward to death…

The folks at Morning Joe do not want real answers, they want Keynesianism. They want nothing changed, but merely a continuation of the economic chaos brought on by Bush.

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Jonah 3:1-10, Third Sunday of Epiphany: A Light Unto the Gentiles

Providence Church (CREC) Third Sunday After Epiphany, January 25th, 2009. Third Official Sermon Jonah 3:1-5,10. Audio for the sermon. Prayer: Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and the boldness to proclaim … Continue reading

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Exhortation: A Trinitarian Conspiracy

Welcome to Providence Church. We greet you in the Name of Christ our Lord: We come this morning to the Third Sunday of Epiphany. One of the many themes in Epiphany is the theme of newness. The Old Land or … Continue reading

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Epiphany Prayer

Let us pray Father, you revealed your Son to the nations by the guidance of a star. Lead us to your glory in heaven by the light of faith. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who … Continue reading

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American Aggression Under Obama…

Times Online reports: Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush … Continue reading

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The Omnipotence of God in Psalm 139, part 2; Final

At this point let me go back to our working definition of omnipotence. God’s omnipotence means that a) He can do anything He pleases and that b) nothing is too hard for Him. But we have seen that in some … Continue reading

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Jonah and AD 70

The point is often missed, but the 40 days  in Jonah (40 indicates testing, judgment, etc.) is parallel to the Matthew discourse on the destruction of Jerusalem (Mat. 23,24). From the ministry of Christ to the destruction of the temple, … Continue reading

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The Omnipotence of God in Psalm 139, Part 1

Providence Church (CREC) Sunday School Second Sunday of Epiphany, January 18th, 2009. The Omnipotence of God in Psalm 139 I would like to continue thinking through Psalm 139 this morning. And I am going to focus on a particular dimension … Continue reading

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President Obama and the Prophet Jonah

I wonder if one day my children will ask me: “Daddy, did you really watch President Obama be sworn in?” The country stopped to watch the first black American president. There is no doubt this is a grandiose day.  My … Continue reading

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True Jews

Rich Lusk observes, “the Ninevites put the Jews to shame proving that they are the true Jews.”  In order to be a seed of Abraham one must be faithful to the covenant demand for repentance, as the book of Jonah … Continue reading

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The Prophet Jonah

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti (b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

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Psalm 139:1-6; 13-24: Search Me, O God! Second Sunday After Epiphany

Audio link. Providence Church (CREC) Second Sunday After the Epiphany January, 18, 2009 Second Official Sermon, Psalm 139:1-6; 13-24 Prayer: Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your … Continue reading

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Update: Coral Ridge Presbyterian has a new pastor!

Coral Ridge Presbyterian (PCA), the well-known congregation pastored for five decades by the late D. James Kennedy, has nominted Tullian Tchividjian as Pastor. Tullian is a graduate of my Alma Mater RTS/Orlando and the grandson of the evangelist Billy Graham. … Continue reading

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This is where you belong: Exhortation

Exhortation Psalm 138:1-2 We give you thanks, O Lord, with our hearts, before the gods we sing your praise; We bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson debate at Westminster Seminary

Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson Debate October 30, 2008 Topic: The Existence of God

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Psalm 139 and Richard Dawkins

Dawkins views Christian education as wicked. Continue reading

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Sermon Notes on Psalm 78:9-11; Covenant Childrearing

Psalm 78, sermon preached in 1985. Rev. Dennis Tuuri The primary means of restoring blessings to the people is restoring the hearts of the fathers back to the children: by building strong covenantal families. What should we be teaching our … Continue reading

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Interview with N.T. Wright on his response to John Piper

Trevin Wax has provided another helpful and clear interview with Bishop Wright concerning his response to Piper’ s The Future of Justification.

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N.T Wright on the Resurrection and Hell

Here are 14 short videos where N.T. Wright discusses the early church view of the resurrection and the nature of hell. All the transcripts are available.

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Santino’s, KJV Only and Freezing Weather

My first “day off” from work started with the coldest weather I have experienced in probably five years. Here in the great Milton, Florida the temperature read 34 degrees compared to the 59 degrees of Orlando. I had to defrost … Continue reading

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Isaiah 60:1-6 Shake off dull slumber, wake, arise! Epiphany Season

Providence Church Epiphany January, 11, 2009 Audio. Prayer: Father, you revealed your Son to the nations by the guidance of a star. We pray that as you guided the magi you may also guide your people to Jesus in whose … Continue reading

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