Sermon on Proverbs 8:10-12 – “The Virtue of Prudence”

Sermon for Sunday, June 19th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Pro 8:1-36 ESV] 1 Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2 On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; 3 beside the gates in front of the town, at …

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Sermon on 1 Corinthians 16:14 – “The Virtue of Charity”

Sermon for Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Deu 15:7-11 ESV] 7 “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut …

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Sermon on 1 Peter 5:5-7 – “The Virtue of Humility”

Sermon for Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Pro 18:1-12 ESV] 1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes …

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Sermon on James 5:13-20 – “Instructions for Life’s Ups and Downs”

Sermon for Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Pro 15:16-33 ESV] 16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with …

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Sermon on Luke 19:28-40 – “Upon the Triumphal Entry”

Sermon for Sunday, April 10th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Zec 9:9-13 ESV] 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, …

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Sermon on James 2:14-26 – “James’s Definition of Faith”

Sermon for Sunday, March 27th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Gen 22:1-14 ESV] 1 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the …

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Review of Reformed & Evangelical across Four Centuries

Reformed & Evangelical across Four Centuries, The Presbyterian Story in America by Nathan P. Feldmuth, S. Donald Fortson III, Garth M. Rosell, and Kenneth J. Stewart. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2022, 364 pp. This is a valuable book which holds the interest of the reader, no small feat for a book on Presbyterian history. The …

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Sermon on James 1:19-27 – “Swift to Hear, Swift to Do”

Sermon for Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Pro 10:18-32 ESV] 18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool. 19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. 20 The tongue …

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Sermon on Acts 5:12-5:42 – “The Wisdom of Man and the Wisdom of God”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, February 27th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 5:12-42 ESV] 12 Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13 None of the rest dared join them, but …

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