Sermon on Joshua 5:1-15 – “Blessed Obedience”

Sermon for Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Gen 17:9-14 ESV] 9 And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and …

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Intern with us at Sola!

Sola Internship – 2023 General Description: Internship at a Christian hospitality ministry to hikers on the Appalachian Trail in rural New York (discoversola.com) closely involved with the small (36 members) nearby Unionville Presbyterian Church (BPC). Three-month to four-month term preferred (May-August). Work & Expectations: Regular tasks include welcoming Appalachian Trail hikers, making beds and doing …

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Review of Thinking Biblically by John W. Robbins

Thinking Biblically, A Challenge to Christians, by John W. Robbins, ed. Thomas W. Juodaitis, Unicoi, TN: Trinity Foundation, 2022, 423 pp. $21.95 I started reading books from the Trinity Foundation in the year 2008. I later found this was the same year the foundation’s founder John Robbins passed away. This posthumously edited volume Thinking Biblically …

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Sermon on Joshua 4:1-24 – “The Mighty Hand of the Lord”

Sermon for Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Psa 77:11-20 ESV] 11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12 I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13 Your way, O God, …

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Thoughts on the 85th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church

I really look forward each year to seeing all the “Fathers and Brothers” at the Bible Presbyterian Church General Synod. This year was our 85th General Synod and it took place in Grand Island, NY. The food and the company did not disappoint. My family came along for the week and we especially enjoyed time …

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Sermon on Joshua 2:1-24 – “A Sinner Saved through Faith”

Sermon for Sunday, July 31st, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 2:1-24 ESV] 1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name …

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Sermon on Joshua 1:10-18 – “The People’s Promise”

Sermon for Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 1:10-18 ESV] 10 And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, 11 “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan …

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Sermon on Acts 8:9-25 – “Simon, Saved or Unsaved?”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, June 26th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 8:9-25 ESV] 9 But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great. 10 They all paid attention to …

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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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