Sermon on Acts 4:23-31 – “The King of All”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, November 28th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 4:23-31 ESV] 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to …

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A Buswell Bite on “Barth’s Contradictions”

[I find Buswell’s comment here interesting since his friend Gordon Clark would make the same argument (that Barth is hopelessly contradictory) in his 1963 book “Karl Barth’s Theological Method.” Buswell is making that argument a decade earlier in this quote from 1950 in “The Bible Today”, June-September 1950, p. 261-262.] “Barth is always changing. My …

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A Buswell Bite on “Unbalanced Development”

[This is the first in a series of short “Buswell Bites” I hope to post in time. This first “bite” comes from J. Oliver Buswell’s 1926 address to Wheaton College upon his inauguration as president there. Comments very welcome.] “In the lives of many individuals, the process of maturing in Christian thinking ceases when the …

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Sermon on Exodus 24:1-18 – “A Covenant Strand”

Sermon for Sunday, November 21st, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 24:1-18 ESV] 1 Then he said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. 2 Moses alone shall come near to …

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Sermon on Acts 4:13-22 – “Right in the Sight of God”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, October 24th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 4:13-22 ESV] 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 But seeing the …

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Sermon on Exodus 21:1-32 – “General Equity of the Law”

Sermon for Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 21:1-32 ESV] 1 “Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. 2 When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. …

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Sermon on Exodus 20:15-21 – “Loving Your Neighbor”

Sermon for Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 20:15-21 ESV] 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or …

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The Other BPC – Where are they now?

The impact of Bible Presbyterianism as a movement is greater than one might consider at first impression. While the Bible Presbyterian Church today is a but a small group of about 28 churches, there are churches in other denominations who share much of same history in their early years. These churches are principally those which …

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Sermon on Acts 4:1-12 – “No Other Name in History”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, September 26th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 4:1-12 ESV] 1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in …

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Sermon on Exodus 20:14 – “Covenant Faithfulness”

Sermon for Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 20:22-26 ESV] 22 And the LORD said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 You shall not make gods …

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Sermon on Exodus 20:12 – “Teachings of the Fifth Commandment”

Sermon for Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 20:12 ESV] 12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. New Testament reading: [Eph 6:1-9 ESV] 1 Children, obey your parents …

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John Witherspoon and the Connecting of American Presbyterians

John Witherspoon and the Connecting of American Presbyterians Speech given at the 84th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church meeting in Cape Canaveral, Florida, August 9, 2021. by Rev. Douglas J. Douma [Introductory Remarks: On the theme of connectivity at the level of the general assembly (or synod in the case of the BPC), …

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