The greater the authority rebelled against, the greater the punishment. To strike your brother is one thing, but to strike a police officer is another. But consider the consequences of rebelling against the Creator of heaven and earth, the infinitely holy and terribly just God. Every sin we commit is a direct assault on his […]

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Born That Man No More May Die (Luke 24:25-27)

On the road to Emmaus, Jesus rebuked two of his disheartened disciples for not understanding and believing all that the prophets had spoken about his sufferings. Since the Messiah was coming to redeem his people from the power of sin and death, it was absolutely necessary that this Anointed One experience the suffering of death […]

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The Sinner’s Only Plea (Luke 18:9-17)

The Lord Jesus Christ is returning one day in glory to judge the world, destroy his enemies, and establish his kingdom in righteousness. But when the Son of Man comes, who will be found righteous so as to dwell in his kingdom (Luke 18:8)? This is the dilemma of fall humanity. Though many put their […]

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Joy Restored (Ps. 51:7-12)

Having confessed his sinfulness and rebellion against God, David continues to fall upon the mercy of God now in supplication – asking the God would purge him from his iniquity and cleanse him from all unrighteousness. But why does David so desperately seek forgiveness? Why does he repeatedly entreat God to wash him, to create […]

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The Scapegoat

As we continue looking at the Mosaic Law, the Tabernacle, and all of the sacrifices prescribed therein, we come to the Day of Atonement. On this significant day, we are introduced to a particular element consisting of two goats, one of which is the “scapegoat.” ┬áIn this sermon, Pastor Leandre examines the Day of Atonement […]

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