The Righteous and the Wicked (Psalm 1)

The psalms are an extremely important part of the church: prayers, songs, emotions, and doctrine. During the early church and the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, the Psalms were almost exclusively sung in the … [Read more...]

Liturgy for Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29, 2013

  That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and … [Read more...]

The Third Petition: “War of Wills”

  Psalm 103:20-21; Matthew 6:10 & Luke 22:42 (texts); Romans 7:14-25; HC LD 49 March 17, 2013 • Download this sermon (PDF) Christian men, here's a line that's guaranteed to get that Christian girl of your … [Read more...]

Christmas in Genesis

  This Advent season, I would be on furlough, but we have a schedule for preaching and leading worship. So I'm planning to start a Christmas series one week earlier, on November 18. When an elder preaches, I will … [Read more...]

Sermon Series on the Doctrine of Preaching

Paul Preaching in Athens

As I've been thinking about the sermon last Lord's Day, specifically about the keys of the kingdom of heaven, I decided that I should expound more about why preaching is an indispensable key. So this Lord's Day, May 27, … [Read more...]

“I Will… I Will… I Will…” (Ezekiel 36:24-29)

  Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 36:22-32; John 3:1-8; Text: Ezekiel 36:24-29 April 22, 2012 Download this sermon (PDF) Consider these words of a contemporary worship song: I want to know You / I … [Read more...]

Our Lord’s Glad News

Jeremiah by Chagall

  Our song of grief in the midst of suffering is to turn into a new song of praise after God pulls us out of the muddy pit. This is why the Psalms often speak of “a new song," not because the Psalmist composes a … [Read more...]

2012 Good Friday and Easter Worship Services

(Click the picture above to enlarge.) Location map and directions: Pasig Covenant Reformed Church Trinity Covenant Reformed Church (Imus) … [Read more...]

“I Thirst”: The Three Cups of Christ

"I Thirst, Vinegar Given To Jesus," by James Tissot

Christ was offered two "cups." But he has blessed believers with one precious cup. Psalm 69:20-21; Matthew 27:34, 48; John 19:28-30 (text) April 1, 2012 Download PDF sermon Children, if you were … [Read more...]

Daily Lent Devotionals: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem by James Tissot

  Wine or Sour Wine,  Gall or Myrrh: What Was Offered to Jesus? Part 2 Matthew's Gospel is known for its "fulfillment" formula, such as, "This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet..." For example, … [Read more...]