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.
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 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.
Thought I’d single out some thoughts from my last sermon. This could be ongoing. We’ll see.
The Bible teaches us that love is not love without self-giving.
Satan’s goal, of course, was to sabotage this value of self-giving love, and hence, God’s mission and name.
Receiving a benefit from a selfless action does not make that action selfish.
At times, abdicating our legal rights upholds love towards God and neighbor.
Sometimes it is necessary to unjustly suffer in order to win the battle against evil.
Amid the Coronovirus Pandemic (ACP) of 2020, Monroeville Presbyterian Church (MPC) postponed our church congregating together physically to inhibit the spread of the virus. Despite this, we continued to worship together in our homes, etc., using the tools available. Posted here are the services (22 March – 10 May 2020), that we streamed online to our congregation (and all who tuned in), at monpres.org. You’ll notice that, due to the nature of the services, there are no hymns included (except for Easter). So, I encourage you to worship with songs and hymns and spiritual songs while worshipping at home with the Lord (Colossians 3:16). If you only want to listen to the sermons, these are posted here: Roger’s Sermons.