Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Sermon on the Mount

I Just finished preaching through the Sermon on the Mount
Check the sermons out on the youtube channel:
FCCCofChester

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Cross - Billy Graham's Message To America

We watched this in our Wednesday night Bible Study.  Very well done.

Monday, July 22, 2013

C.S Lewis Audio

For those of us who love CS Lewis' books it is interesting to hear how he talked.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Religious Legalism or Radical Obedience?

This video goes well with our sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount. David Platt, who wrote Radical, describes the place of the law and personal holiness in the life of a believer after conversion.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Beatitudes

last Week we started a new sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount.  We introduced the introduction this week with the Beatitudes.  Here are four slides: The Beatitudes Paraphrase, the world's Beatitudes and The Believer's Beatitudes




Monday, May 6, 2013

Worldly Christians

Martyn-Llyod Jones
"They seem to know enough about Christianity to spoil their enjoyment of the world, and yet they do not know enough to feel happy about themselves"
Spiritual Depression p.40

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Fear of the Future

Marytn Lloyd-Jones
"To those who are prone to spiritual depression through timorous fear of the future, I say in the Name of God and in the words of the Apostle: 'Stir up the gift,' talk to yourself, remind yourself of what is true of you. Instead of allowing the future and thoughts of it to grip you, talk to yourself, remind yourself of who you are and what you are, and of what Spirit is within you; and, having reminded yourself of the character of the Spirit, you will be able to go steadily forward, fearing nothing, living in the present, ready for the future, with one desire only, to glorify Him who gave His all for you."

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Phil Robertson Testimony



One of my favorite shows on TV right now is Duck Dynasty on A & E Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm.  Above is Phil Robertson's testimony, he is the patriarch of the family... happy, happy, happy

Thursday, February 14, 2013

yet I sin

"YET I SIN"
from 'The Valley of Vision'

Eternal Father,

Thou art good beyond all thought,

But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;

My lips are ready to confess,

   but my heart is slow to feel,

   and my ways reluctant to amend.

I bring my soul to thee;

   break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.

Unmask to me sin’s deformity,

   that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.

My faculties have been a weapon of revolt

against thee;

   as a rebel I have misused my strength,

   and served the foul adversary of thy kingdom.

Give me grace to bewail my insensate folly,

Grant me to know that the way of transgressors

is hard,

   that evil paths are wretched paths,

   that to depart from thee is to lose all good.

I have seen the purity and beauty of thy perfect law,

   the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns,

   the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls,

   yet I daily violate and contemn its precepts.

Thy loving Spirit strives within me,

   brings me Scripture warnings,

   speaks in startling providences,

   allures by secret whispers,

     yet I choose devices and desires to my own hurt,

 impiously resent, grieve,

   and provoke him to abandon me.


All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them

cry pardon.

Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;

Give me the fullness of a godly grief

that trembles and fears,

   yet ever trusts and loves,

   which is ever powerful, and ever confident;

Grant that through the tears of repentance

I may see more clearly the brightness

and glories of the saving cross.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Constitution and Virtue

I have been reading Os Guinness' new book 'A Free People's Suicide and it is excellent. Here are three quotes about our Constitution and our need for Virtue and Faith from pages 98-99


 "The framers also held that, though the Constitution’s barriers against the abuse of power are indispensable, they were only ‘parchment barriers” and therefore could never be more than part of the answer.  And in some ways they were the secondary part at that.  The U.S. Constitution was never meant to be the sole bulwark of freedom, let alone a self-perpetuating machine that would go by itself.  The American founders were not, in Joseph de Maistre’s words, ‘poor men who imagine that nations can be constrained with ink.’ Without strong ethics to support them, the best laws and the strongest institutions would only be ropes of sand.”

 “liberty lives in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there. No constitution, no law, no court can even do much to save it.  While it lives there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.”

 “What the founders believed should compliment and reinforce the Constitution and its separation of powers is the distinctive moral ecology that is at the heart of ordered liberty.  Tocqueville called it ‘the habits of the heart,’ …the cultivation and transmission of the conviction that freedom requires virtue, which requires faith, which requires freedom, which in turn requires virtue, which requires faith, which requires freedom and so on like the recycling triangle, ad infinitum. “

Monday, January 21, 2013

Restless Heart

"You arouse us so that praising You may bring us joy, because you have made us and drawn us to Yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in You"
Augustine "Confessions"

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"The Word of God is sufficient to do the Work of God"

I read this one line on Kevin DeYoung's blog today http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/
and it stuck me powerfully

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

EETAOW (part 1 of 2)

Last Sunday I showed a clip from the Missionary movie Ee-Taow.  Here it is in its entirety.  It is well worth watching.
 


EETAOW (part two of two)