Month: December 2021

Books I read in 2021

Things got busy in 2021! So while I read around 100 books a year each of the last few previous years, in 2021 I managed to read only 27 books. What happened? Well, in July my wife gave birth to our second child (and first son, Birch). While Birch has been generally a smiley boy …

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Two Christmas Sermons

Sermon on Luke 2:1-7 – “A Christmas Message to Remember” Sermon for Friday, December 24th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Luk 2:1-7 ESV] 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius …

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Sermon on Matthew 18:15-20 – “Directions for Corrections”

Sermon for Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 27:9-19 ESV] 9 “You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side the court shall have hangings of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side. 10 Its twenty pillars and their …

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Repentance and Assurance

I have often seen Christians doubt their salvation because of concerns over whether they have sufficiently repented of their sins. Their mindset is something like this: “I’m told I must repent to be saved, but I keep sinning, therefore I must not be saved.” This mindset, however, generally misunderstands the nature of Biblical repentance and …

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Sermon on Exodus 26:1-37 – “Seeing Christ in the Tabernacle”

Sermon for Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 27:1-8 ESV] 1 “You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad. The altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits. 2 And you shall make horns for …

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