We invite you to join with us for the the full online morning worship service for Monroeville Presbyterian Church (MPC). You can tune into the live broadcast, or past services, on the church’s website monpres.org.
Some thoughts from the 9 August sermon
It’s hard to be humble and wise with a self-giving love when you are ignorant.
How can you checkmate the devil if you don’t understand the rules and strategies of the game?
Knowledge is critical to perseverance in the faith.
Some thoughts from the 2 August sermon
Misplaced confidence spoils the simplicity and purity of the gospel.
Hope in the wrong thing really is no hope at all.
Salvation is God’s gift to us, which we receive through faith. It is complete in Christ.
Some thoughts from the 19 July sermon (Dr. O’s thoughts)
Morally and spiritually speaking, every single one of us has a Plain of Dura.
When your heart and my heart (figuratively speaking), has its knees bent in prayer to the living God, it’s mighty difficult to bend those knees to golden images.
Jesus Christ will satisfy your soul like nothing else will satisfy it.
When you stand firm, and when you seek to honor and glorify the Lord, (just as it was in Daniel 3), one like unto the Son of God standeth with you.
Some thoughts from the 12 July sermon.
He was fully enslaved by the evil one, and he was a useful minion.
Here, the gospel message was given in actions.
When someone gives you a gift, you possess it before you even unwrap it.
The jailer looked upon Jesus, not knowing who he was, trusting in him anyway, and was saved.
Thus, we are not saved “by faith.” We are saved by Jesus Christ.
Justification is just one of the many facets of the diamond that is salvation.
Some thoughts from the 5 July 2020 sermon.
Loving our enemies is done by invoking the value of self-giving love through action in concrete circumstances framed with a Biblical perspective on reality that incorporates both seen and unseen realities.
Prayer was appropriate for many reasons, and in this case was a sound fighting strategy.
Every ethical action is made within concrete historical circumstances.
Paul and Silas’ action was made in a historical situation unique unto itself, in which they applied the commands of Christ accordingly.
Sometimes, doors the Lord opens before us are not meant for us to go through, but for us to help or allow others through.
What’s best for all is a who—Jesus.