Sermons

Sermon on Acts 12:18-25 – “Herod Contra Mundum”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 29th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC)   Introduction The title for this evening’s sermon is “Herod Contra Mundum.” This is, as we’ve seen, the third Herod, also known as Herod Agrippa. “Contra Mundum” is a common Latin phrase literally meaning “against the world.” The connotation is …

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Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 1:1 – “Grace and Peace”

Sermon for Sunday, January 29th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Hag 2:1-9 ESV] 1 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet: 2 “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor …

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Sermon on Acts 12:6-17 – “Get Out of Jail Free”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 22nd, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 12:6-17 ESV] 6 Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. 7 And …

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Sermon on Joshua 24:14-33 – “A Serious Choice”

Sermon for Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 24:1-13 ESV] 1 Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And they presented themselves before God. 2 And Joshua said to all …

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Sermon on Joshua 23:1-16 – “Leave It Better Than You Found It”

Sermon for Sunday, January 15th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 23:1-16 ESV] 1 A long time afterward, when the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their surrounding enemies, and Joshua was old and well advanced in years, 2 Joshua summoned all Israel, its elders and …

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Sermon on Acts 11:19-30 – “The Hand of the Lord”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 8th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 11:19-30 ESV] 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 20 But there were …

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Sermon on Joshua 22:10-34 – “Peace Between East and West”

Sermon for Sunday, January 8th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Pro 18:13-17 ESV] 13 If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame. 14 A man’s spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? 15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, …

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Sermon on Acts 11:1-18 – “Happy for Others”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 1st, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 11:1-18 ESV] 1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, …

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Sermon on Joshua 22:1-9 – “Faith’s Rewards and Responsibilities”

Sermon for Sunday, January 1st, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 22:1-9 ESV] 1 At that time Joshua summoned the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, 2 and said to them, “You have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you and …

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Sermon on Joshua 21:41-45 – “All Came to Pass”

Sermon for Sunday, December 18th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 21:41-45 ESV] 41 The cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the people of Israel were in all forty-eight cities with their pasturelands. 42 These cities each had its pasturelands around it. So …

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Sermon on Joshua 13:13, 15:63, 16:10, 17:12-13 – “Driving Problems”

Sermon for Sunday, December 4th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Num 33:50-56 ESV] 50 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 51 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you pass over the Jordan …

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Sermon on Acts 10:1-48 – “Accepting the Unacceptable”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, Nov 27th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 10:1-48 ESV] 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the …

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Sermon on Joshua 12:1-24 – “Counting Our Blessings”

Sermon for Sunday, November 27th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC)   Old Testament reading: [Gen 15:12-21 ESV] 12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your …

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Sermon on Joshua 11:1-23 – “Victory and Rest”

Sermon for Sunday, November 20th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 10:29-43 ESV] 29 Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against Libnah. 30 And the LORD gave it also and its king into the hand of Israel. And he …

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Sermon on Joshua 10:1-15 – “We are on the Lord’s Side”

Sermon for Sunday, November 13th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Deu 11:18-25 ESV] 18 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between …

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Sermon on Acts 9:23-43 – “Snippets from Early Church History”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, Oct 23rd, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 9:23-43 ESV] 23 When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him, 24 but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him, 25 but …

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