Posts tagged ‘Presbyterian’

February 7, 2017

“Cursed,” Yet Blessing Yahweh (Job 1:13-22)

img_3641On Sunday, January 29, 2017, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Cursed,” Yet Blessing Yahweh from Job 1:13-22.

God gives and God takes away; God is God, and he is to be worshipped.

1. Devastation and Disaster–Fourfold tragedy befalls Job and he falls on the ground to worship. “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away…”

2. Sorrow and Service–when trouble befalls you, you are to worship. “…blessed be the name of the LORD.”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “‘Cursed,’ Yet Blessing Yahweh” (Job 1:13-22) at mcopc.org.

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January 30, 2017

The Beginning (Mark 1:1-8)

20170122-dt-18_17-19-memeOn Sunday, January 22, 2017, Mr. Robert Mossotti preached “The Beginning” from Mark 1:1-8:

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,

“Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness :
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’”

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “The Beginning” (Mark 1:1-8) at mcopc.org

January 28, 2017

Imputation of Wrong Motives (Job 1:6-12)

20170115-1-peter-5_8-10-memeOn Sunday, January 15, 2017, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Imputation of Wrong Motives” from Job 1:6-12.

Salvation is not an external blessing which we have caused and that we can be stripped of, but is an internal God-given gift that can never be taken away.

1. Satan’s Job—To accuse God’s people in the Divine Council as the loyal opposition who acts subservient to the LORD. Martin Luther writes: “Satan is God’s Satan.”

2. Satan’s Accusation—Satan presumes Job’s fear of God is tied to God’s blessing and protection of Job, the lack of which would provoke Job to lose his fear of God.

3. God’s Good Government—Since Job’s faith comes from God, Satan’s God-allowed test of Job is equally a test of God’s government of his creatures. In trial don’t claim God doesn’t love you. If Job’s faith was found true, so will that of God’s people.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “Imputation of Wrong Motives” (Job 1:6-12) at mcopc.org.

January 17, 2017

A Long-Awaited Son (Ruth 4:13-22)

20161218-zechariah-3_20-memeOn Sunday, December 18, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “A Long-Awaited Son” from Ruth 4:13-22.

God oversees suffering to carry out his great plan of salvation.

1. The Birth of a Son—A son was needed to preserve the family name.

2. A Blessing to Naomi (vs. 14-16)—Trust in the Lord, he will provide.

3. A Bigger Picture (vs. 17-22)—The providence of God works through generations to prepare the way for his great work of redemption through Christ, the Son of God.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “A Long-Awaited Son” (Ruth 4:13-22) at mcopc.org.

January 16, 2017

A Testimony True (John 21:20-25)

20161211-john15_26-27-memeOn Sunday, December 11, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “A Testimony True” from John 21:20-25.

Whoever trusts that Jesus Christ is Life Incarnate will have life in his name.

1. What About Him?—Who are we to complain about God’s dealings with his people?

2. A True But Partial Testimony—The Jesus of whom John writes is the Word who created all things and dwelt among us.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “A Testimony True” (John 21:20-25) at mcopc.org.

November 26, 2016

God, Judge Us First! (1 Peter 4:15-19)

Robert Mossotti

Mr. Robert Mossotti, OPC Licentiate

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, Mr. Robert Mossotti preached “God, Judge Us First!” from 1 Peter 4:15-19.

But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And

‘If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?’

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “God, Judge Us First!” (1 Peter 4:15-19) at mcopc.org.

November 25, 2016

The King Fisher (John 21:1-6,8-11)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, November 6, 2016, Rev. Joe Troutman preached “The King Fisher” from John 21:1-6, 8-11.

As a net draws fish from the sea, so God uses the proclamation of the gospel to draw sinners to Jesus Christ.

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ—All revelation brings glory to God’s name and sinners to repentance.

2. Cast the Net—The church is to cast the net as her Lord commands, and totrust him for the results.

3. Feeding His Sheep—God has chosen to use the church as the ordinary means by which he calls sinners to faith. The faith of the church is built up by the preaching of the word and the administration of the sacraments.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “The King Fisher” (John 21:1-6,8-11) at mcopc.org.

November 22, 2016

A Not-So-Secret Agenda (John 20:30-31)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, October 23, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “A Not-So-Secret Agenda” from John 20:30-31.

Faith in Jesus Christ is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.

1. Seeing Is Not Believing—rather, it is by the hearing of the gospel preached.

2. These Are Written—that unbelievers might believe, and that believers might continue to believe.

3. Life In His Name—Believers bear the name of Christ.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “A Not-So-Secret Agenda” (John 20:30-31) at mcopc.org.

October 13, 2016

Proof Positive (John 20:11-18)

Podcast Art JohnOn Sunday, October 2, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Proof Positive” from John 20:11-18.

Just as Mary testified to the resurrection of Jesus, we the church must also testify, and God will use us as he used her and others in the early church, to draw sinners to himself.

1. Messengers of Hope—The presence of the angels hints at the fact that Jesus’s tomb is empty because he rose from death and walked out.

2. Whom Are You Seeking?—Do you seek one to take away your earthly problems, or a Savior and Lord who saves you from the wrath of his Father for your sins?

3. I Have Seen the Lord—If God can use Mary and the early church to testify to Christ’s resurrection and ascension, then he can use you, too.

Listen to “Proof Positive” (John 20:11-18) at mcopc.org.

October 12, 2016

Your Blest Grief Now (1 Peter 4:12-14)

Robert Mossotti

Mr. Robert Mossotti, OPC Licentiate

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Mr. Robert Mossotti preached “Your Blest Grief Now” from 1 Peter 4:12-14.

1. Trials Are Certain—Suffering goes with faith because belief in Christ unites one to Christ, who first endured the cross before he won the crown.

2. Trials Are Fiery—Fiery trials test us. For the lost, they lead to destruction; for believers they lead to blessing and sanctification.

3. Trials Are Blessings—Christian sufferings are the birth pangs of the new creation; the Lord is purging sin from the universe—in part during this present age, and in full in the age to come.

Listen to “Your Blest Grief Now” (1 Peter 4:12-14) at mcopc.org.