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  • Call For Endurance

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on May 31, 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 6, 2017
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     | 3,802 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 8, 2017
     | 2,041 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 10, 2017
     | 3,352 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

  • Song Of Peace

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Dec 12, 2016
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     | 1,076 views

    What on earth would astound angels? These are the creatures who stand before the glory of the Three-Person God in his throne room. What on earth would they find mysterious? Their “song of peace” clue us in.

    Luke 2:13-14 A Song of Peace 12/4/16 D. Marion Clark Introduction What on earth would astound angels? These are the creatures who stand before the glory of the Three-Person God in his throne room. These are the creatures of another dimension who see into mysteries that we can but vaguely ...read more

  • Announcing Elijah's Return Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 21, 2016
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     | 1,578 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 21, 2016
     | 1,982 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

  • The Birth Of John Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 21, 2016
     | 2,617 views

    One day, John the Baptist would stand at the water's edge, see his cousin Jesus walking towards him, and would cry out, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

    Luke 1:57-80 The Birth of John 12/19/04 D. Marion Clark Introduction Is there a more momentous event than the birth of a child? We hear people say when they have experienced some great achievement or honor, “Next to the birth of my child this is the greatest experience of my ...read more

  • The Birth Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 21, 2016
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     | 2,610 views

    We are ready for the part about Jesus’ birth. We’ve heard about Elijah, and David, and John. Now it’s time for Jesus.

    Luke 2:1-21 The Birth of Jesus 12/26/04 D. Marion Clark Introduction Christmas finally came! The Christmas season is fun as anticipation builds for the big day, but it is the arrival of the day that is best. Whether we are children longing for the day to open presents, or adults ready for ...read more

  • True Treasure

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 17, 2016
     | 3,203 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 17, 2016
     | 1,735 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 17, 2016
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     | 1,950 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 17, 2016
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     | 5,239 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 17, 2016
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     | 8,407 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 17, 2016
     | 1,112 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