From Misery to Joy

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 32. I’ve preached it previously, and last Sunday I had the privilege to preach at our church, Placerita Baptist Church. This Psalm provides us with six steps to go from Misery to Joy, and traces David’s journey after his sin with Bathsheba in 1 Sam 11-12, from the …

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Joshua 1:6-9

Its been a while. Its been busy. But here is a sermon I initially preached in December on Joshua 1:6–9. This is a shorter edition (~30 mins) I recently preached again.

A Grace Powered Life

1 Corinthians 15 is focused on the centrality of the resurrection. But as Paul begins, he focuses on his own experience of the resurrection. As I was studying this passage earlier this year I wanted to try and understand what Paul was getting at in 1 Cor 15:8-11. As he finishes describing appearances of Christ …

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One of the lessons the Lord has been teaching me over the last few years is humility, for which I’m grateful. Last weekend in our adult Sunday School class I had the opportunity to teach on one of the main passages that I have been dwelling on. We covered 1 Peter 5:1–7 but particularly focused on …

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Sermon: Genesis 16

I had the privilege of preaching twice in New Zealand recently during our Christmas break and thought I’d share one of those sermons here.  I preached the same sermon both times.  This is the longer of the two from Riverbend Bible Church in Hastings. This sermon was originally preached in August at Placerita Baptist Church (our …

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Intro to 1 Thessalonians

It has been busy here, but it has been a good busy.  We are involved in ministry at our local church ( and occasionally, I have the opportunity to teach.  Today I was filling in for Dr Barrick in his adult Sunday School class, and I decided to start a study on 1 Thessalonians.  There …

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Sermon: 1 John 1:8-10

It is a scary thing preaching at Placerita Baptist Church.  And I have so much to learn. Here is my first sermon at PBC, on 1 John 1:8-10.  This is a great text to preach from, and there is so much in verse 5-10.

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