Sermon on John 12:1-11 – “The Value of the Lord”

Mailed out for: Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [John 12:1-11 ESV] 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was …

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A Quandary for Proponents of the Well-Meant Offer

Sinclair Ferguson is perhaps today’s leading proponent of the “well-meant offer of the Gospel,” the teaching that God desires the salvation of all men, elect and reprobate as well. Proponents of the well-meant offer land into particularly difficult quandaries as the inherent unlimitedness of the position presses up against the limitedness of the Calvinist view …

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Sermon on 2 Chronicles 34:8-21 – “A Scroll is Found”

March 8th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [2Ch 34:8-21 ESV] 8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had cleansed the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz, the …

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Sermon on John 11:45-57 – “Two Unwitting Prophecies”

March 1st, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 11:45-57 ESV] 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the …

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Unionville Church Minutes 1880-1889

March 7th 1880 The following named persons having been previously elected, to the office of ruling elders, by a vote of this church Asa Smith, Samuel Hartwell, Jonathan Whitaker, J. Harvey Hanford were this day set apart to this office, according to the constitution or usage of the Presbyterian church. H. F. Wadsworth. Pastor. (Elder …

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Sermon on John 11:1-44 – “The Resurrection and the Life”

February 16th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 11:1-44 ESV] 1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was …

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Sermon on John 10:22-42 – “No Power Can Stand Against God”

February 9th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 10:22-42 ESV] 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, …

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Unionville Church Minutes, 1870-1879

March 25th, 1870 Session met at the call fo the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. (Absent Marcus Haynes.) Mr. Oliver Grover was received into the church by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Second Presbyterian church at Newburyport Mass. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, …

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Sermon on John 9:13-41 – “The Blind and The Seeing”

January 26th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 9:13-41 ESV] 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had …

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Unionville Church Minutes, 1860-1869

April 28th 1860 Session met at the call of he Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth (Moderator) Joseph Chandler, Isaac Swift, Gamaliel Russel, Peter C. Hanford, Elders. Opened with prayer. Mrs. Sarah Bucklee appeared before Session and desired to be admitted into the church. After due examination on the doctrines of Christianity and experimental piety they …

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Sermon on John 9:1-12 – “Theology of Suffering”

January 5th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) January 12th, 2020 at Olympia Bible Presbyterian Church January 12th, 2020 at Tacoma Bible Presbyterian Church January 19th, 2020 at Bonner’s Ferry Bible Presbyterian Church sermonaudio.com/sermon/12220206243043 Sermon Text: [Jhn 9:1-12 ESV] 1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 …

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Unionville Church Minutes, Start of 2nd Session Book-1859

[Second book] Unionville, Orange Co., N.Y. Session Records 1851-1909 Records. Unionville. Orange Co. N. Y. Septem. 21St 1857 Session met at the call of the Moderator after Divine Service. Present. N. E. Pierson, Pastor. B. Vanfleet, P. C. Handord, Elders. Absent A. Bullock. The moderator stated that the object of the meeting was the appointed …

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Alvin Plantinga reviews Gordon Clark

[5/9/1969] The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark, by Ronald H. Nash (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1968, 516 pp., $9.95), is reviewed by Alvin Plantinga, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. This Festschrift in honor of Professor Gordon H. Clark contains an expanded version of his 1965 Wheaton Lectures, some twelve essays in …

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Books I read in 2019

For the third year, I’ve kept track of the books I’ve read and have chosen a favorite and least favorite. I managed to read 91 books in 2019, down considerably from last year but still a substantial number. Here are links to the previous two years: https://www.douglasdouma.com/2017/12/23/books-i-read-in-2017-and-a-favorite-declared/ https://www.douglasdouma.com/2018/10/13/rating-100-books-ive-read-this-year/ In 2019 I finished re-reading the complete …

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