“A Hebrew Son Cast into the Nile”

  Exodus 1:22-2:10 (text); Matt 1:18-23; 2:1-2, 10-16; Acts 7:17-22; Heb 11:23-26 © December 1, 2013 • Download this sermon (PDF) • Download liturgy (PDF) Introduction Beloved congregation of Christ: Every … [Read more...]

Of Festivals, New Moons, and Sabbaths

Colossians 2:16-23 (text); Leviticus 23:1-2, 37-38; Isaiah 1:1-17; Hebrews 8:5; 10:1 September 29, 2013 • Download this sermon (PDF) When Christ returns from heaven, he will complete his sacrifice on the Passover, … [Read more...]

Jesus Honors Himself at the Feasts

After the sermon series on the worship service and the offerings in Leviticus Chapter 9, a series on Israel's Feasts is a fitting follow-up. The basis will be Leviticus Chapter 23, where all Seven Feasts are introduced … [Read more...]

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...]

The Women Ancestors of Jesus—Part 2: Rahab & Ruth (Study Guide)

  Download Part Two: Rahab & Ruth (Study Guide)" Download "Jesus' Family Tree" by Joel Beeke (PDF) • Download "From Abraham to Jesus" Chart (PDF) • Part One: Tamar (Study Guide)" RAHAB (Not to be … [Read more...]

A Lion Born with a Scepter

The Tribe of Judah by Marc Chagall

  Genesis 49:8-12 (text); Luke 2:8-14; Matthew 2:1-12; Revelation 19:11-16 Rev. Nollie Malabuyo • December 9, 2012 (Pasig) • December 23, 2012 (Salem, OR) Download PDF sermon In the late 12th century, … [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...]

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...]

Our Church Shrinkage Seminar Part 2

Miracle of Loaves and Fish by James Tissot

  Download PDF article Go to Part 1 John 6:35-71: Jesus' Own Church Shrinkage Seminar Jesus fed at least five thousand men, not including women and children, during the second of three … [Read more...]

Our Church Shrinkage Seminar Part 1

Go to Part 2 Why We Will Never Become a Mega-"Church" If you join our worship services, you will hear our opening words as the Call to Worship, Invocation, God's Greeting, Opening Prayer, and Opening Psalm of … [Read more...]