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  • Call For Endurance

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on May 22, 2017
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    What do we do in the face of persecution? We endure; we keep the faith. This is the message of Revelation. Whatever comes – and every type of persecution and deception will come – remain faithful to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Rev 12:1-13:18 A Call for Endurance 5/21/17 D. Marion Clark Introduction When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 He said, “Do ...read more

  • The Worship Of Heaven

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Apr 2, 2017
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     | 4,361 views

    John’s message to the churches of his day (and to us) is that all that is seen is not all that exists. Indeed, the reality is much greater than what is seen on earth.

    Revelation 4:1-11 The Worship of Heaven 4/2/17 D. Marion Clark Introduction Can you identify where this quote is from? There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. If you answered Hamlet, you got it right. I open with this quote for two ...read more

  • Jesus, His People, The Local Church

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Mar 6, 2017
     | 2,265 views

    Who are you? How you answer that question guides how you live your life. In our text this morning, John lays before us the identities of three parties: that of fellow Christians, of Jesus, and of the local church.

    Revelation 1:9-20 Jesus, His People, the Local Church 3/5/17 D. Marion Clark Introduction Who are you? How you answer that question guides how you live your life. In our text this morning, John lays before us the identities of three parties: that of fellow Christians, of Jesus, and of the ...read more

  • Soli Deo Gloria

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Feb 6, 2017
     | 3,552 views

    Soli Deo Gloria - Glory to God - presents the reason for which we and all of creation exists. It presents for us what makes our lives glorious.

    Romans 11:33-36 Soli Deo Gloria 2/5/17 D. Marion Clark Introduction On May 7, 2000 James Montgomery Boice entered the pulpit of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for the final time of his 32-year ministry there as Senior Minister. He was dying of cancer. He had just enough strength ...read more

  • Announcing Elijah's Return Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 13, 2016
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     | 1,742 views

    Elijah had already appeared, and they did not know it. Jesus had identified him.

    Luke 1:5-25 Announcing Elijah’s Return 12/5/04 D. Marion Clark Introduction Halfway through the books of the Bible that present the story of the kings of Israel, a prophet suddenly appears – Elijah the Tishbite. He announces to the wicked king Ahab, “As the Lord the God ...read more

  • Announcing The Lord's Coming Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 13, 2016
     | 2,149 views

    Mary, as her song indicates, did look at the big picture, but maybe even better, she looked at her Lord. She is a servant of the Lord. She is in his hands; she lives for his glory. What more does she need to know when she knows him?

    Luke 1:26-56 Announcing the Lord’s Coming 12/12/04 D. Marion Clark Introduction The last judge of Israel was Samuel. His mother, Hannah, had been barren. Finally, the Lord answered her prayers and granted her a son who was named Samuel. In gratefulness, she “lent him to the ...read more

  • True Treasure

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
     | 3,455 views

    If we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness – if we seek first to be in his kingdom, and if we seek first to live for his kingdom and as citizens of his kingdom, well, the rest works out.

    Matthew 6:19-34 True Treasure 6/27/10e D. Marion Clark Introduction Earlier today we presented Phil and Lisa Ryken with an original painting by artist Makoto Fujimura. On that painting the artist wrote in gold lettering the very passage we are considering tonight, up to verse part of verse ...read more

  • Worry And Giving

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
     | 1,844 views

    If we honestly consider the subject of how we part with our money, we will discover much about ourselves. Our text has much to teach about how financial security affects our trust in God.

    Matthew 6:25-34 Worry and Giving 6/29/03 D. Marion Clark Introduction Some may say that “stewardship” is a code word for asking for money. I suppose that is true to a point. But if we honestly consider the subject of how we part with our money, we will discover much about ourselves. Our ...read more

  • The Last Prophet

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
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     | 2,159 views

    John’s message was “Repent!” So was Jesus’. Here is the distinction between the two. John urged repentance because he thought judgment was at hand. Jesus urged repentance because salvation was at hand.

    Matthew 11:2-6 The Last Prophet 2/8/15 D. Marion Clark Introduction What would it have been like to encounter Jesus in the flesh? To see him with your own eyes, hear his voice, witness his deeds, and listen to his teachings? What impact would he have had on you? Our new sermon series ...read more

  • To The Heavy Laden

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
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     | 5,586 views

    Faith in Jesus is what determines who will be accepted by God, who will recline at the table and who will be cast out. It is in response to Jesus in faith that he will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:25-30 To the Heavy Laden 8/2/09 D. Marion Clark Introduction Is there a more heart-warming passage than the verses we are considering this morning? Let me read Jesus’ invitation: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon ...read more

  • A Bold Woman

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
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     | 8,847 views

    It matters not your heritage nor your race nor anything in your background to be counted a son or daughter of Abraham. All that matters is your faith in Jesus Christ.

    Matthew 15:21-28 A Bold Woman 3/8/15 Introduction “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver. “Don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” You perhaps recognize the quote from The Lion, the Witch, and the ...read more

  • The Scandalized

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
     | 1,225 views

    They believed Jesus was a bad man. That is scary. How could one behold Jesus, hear him teach, witness his miracles, and then conclude that “He is possessed by Beelzebul”?

    Matthew 26:57-68 The Scandalized 2/29/04 D. Marion Clark Introduction Who is responsible for Jesus’ death? Judas bears guilt. He is the disciple who betrayed Jesus into the hands of his enemies. Peter and the other disciples bear guilt. They did not defend their Lord. Judas represents ...read more

  • The Crowd

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
     | 2,511 views

    The Messiah was rejected by his people, not merely by the powers to be. He had been rejected long before this day.

    Matthew 27:15-26 The Crowd 4/8/04MT D. Marion Clark Introduction We have been considering characters in the passion story asking the question, Who is responsible? Who is responsible for Jesus’ death? We’ve examined the roles that the disciples, the religious leaders, Herod, and Pilate ...read more

  • No Bones About It!

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 9, 2016
     | 3,191 views

    There is no greater celebration than that of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. . There is no more joyous event.

    Matthew 28:1-10 No Bones About It! 4/23/00 Sunrise Service D. Marion Clark Introduction There is no greater celebration than that of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. . There is no more joyous event. The resurrection proclaims to us that Jesus of Nazareth is indeed the Messiah, ...read more

  • The Right Way

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Feb 9, 2011
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     | 1,568 views

    These verses characterize what happens to those who follow the right way of righteousness and wisdom and those who depart it.

    Introduction There are two types of people in the world, I am told: those who are Irish and those who wish they were; according to Bob in the movie What About Bob?, they are people who like Neil Diamond and those who do not; there are those who prefer that the toilet paper rolls over the tube ...read more