Sermons

A Cloud of Witnesses Shows Us How to Run the Race of Life

Although most of our loved ones were not martyred for their faith, they too are our “heroes of the faith,” persevering through all kinds of sufferings, persecutions, and trials in this world. They too counted themselves as merely pilgrims and strangers in this world, but now reside in their homeland—a better city and country.

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Which Mountain is Your Refuge?

If you have faith in Christ—the Rock of Ages, the Mountain Refuge—then you are standing on a solid Foundation, one that will never be shaken or destroyed during perilous times.

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Mount Carmel: God’s Mountain Man Judges Israel’s Apostasy

God warns his people Israel to be distinct from their idolatrous neighbors, so he prohibits them from copying these detestable pagan rituals to honor their dead or their idols. This principle of holiness, of being set apart and distinct from the unbelieving culture, is the mark of God’s people, whether in the old or new covenant.

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The Stray Sheep in the Mountains

To rescue his lost sheep, Jesus became one of them, a meek and obedient Lamb of God who gave himself as a sacrifice on the cross: “Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth” (Isa 53:7).

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Mount Nebo: Disappointment, then Hope

God instructed Moses to go to a mountain where he will show him the extent and the beauty of the Promised Land he is giving to Israel before he died. But beyond this disappointment, God also assured Moses that Israel, after he died, will be ably led by Joshua, a Spirit-filled man, in their conquest of the Promised Land.

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Mount Ebal to Mount Gerizim: From Cursed to Blessed

How shall we escape from these curses and receive God’s blessings when we can never perfectly obey God’s law? We are to march from the Ebal, the Mount of Cursing to Gerizim, the Mount of Blessing, through the perfect obedience of another Man.

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Sinai: Mount of Confirmation of God’s Covenant

The Israelites at Mount Sinai had a foretaste of the Lord’s Supper that Christ instituted before his death as the confirmation and renewal of God’s covenant with his people. And its purpose is to nourish our souls with the body and blood of Christ in this life, until he returns to take us to our heavenly Mount Sinai where all of God’s people will eat and drink with him in a final and greatest of all Lord’s Suppers.

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The Unshakable Church

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 22:15-25; Revelation 3:7-13 A sermon preached on January 17, 2009 at Davao United Covenant Reformed Church on the occasion of their 10th

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God’s Grace for His Own Special Possession

Paul connects three of his major themes in his epistles: God’s grace in election, redemption and sanctification. We are his own chosen possession, redeemed and cleansed from all our sins and uncleannesses, and as elect and redeemed people, we are to live godly and righteous lives in this present age while waiting for our blessed hope in the age to come.

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