Belgrade ציבורי
[search 0]
עוד
Download the App!
show episodes
 
Artwork

1
Belgrade URC

Belgrade URC

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
שבועי+
 
We are a Bible believing church in Belgrade Montana. Subscribe to our feeds to listen to our expository Reformed sermons. We also include from time to time brief meditations on different topics.
  continue reading
 
Loading …
show series
 
We might fall into a routine and forget about Christ, losing sight of His importance. Sardis trusted in their fortress. They assumed they were safe because of their fortress. However, the city fell two times because they were too complacent to check their fortress. The church in Sardis is urged to wake up and pursue Christ.…
  continue reading
 
The Church in Tyatira struggles to balance faith and daily life, torn between its Christian values and worldly temptations. They are compromising their beliefs, and losing focus on their spiritual goal. they are exhorted to cling and live for the conquering Christ who forced Balaam, the great prophet, to speak his words.…
  continue reading
 
Two men go to Jesus Christ for healing. One understands Jesus' power despite his mental barrier, while the other realizes his paralysis is not his real problem as his friends cut through the barrier. Jesus demonstrates the genuine healing in the kingdom.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
Christ obeys the father and dies on the cross to fulfill his father’s mission. Without being raised, his perfect obedience would be pointless. Christ's prayer in John 17 is confirmed because he has finished his work from the father. His resurrection testifies that he has completed the work His Father gave Him to do. His resurrection validates the G…
  continue reading
 
Peter courageously wields his sword for Christ, then denies Him. He discovers Christ sacrifices for His followers, not vice versa. Our lives are to be centered on our savior, not ourselves. That's why Christ must go to the cross to secure his disciples, and to empower his disciples to live for him.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
Christ enters a synagogue in Capernaum to preach the gospel. There is a man possessed by a demon. Christ commands the demon to leave and even the demon obeys. Christ not only drives out demons but also cures illnesses. He has authority over everything and aims to not only free us from sin but also bring healing.…
  continue reading
 
John, the apostle in exile, is granted a profound revelation encompassing messages directed towards the seven churches. Within these divine edicts lie cautionary messages aimed at the historical churches of yore, yet their significance transcends the boundaries of time and directly warns the modern-day church.…
  continue reading
 
Christ travels to different synagogues preaching the gospel. He is praised in Galilee but faces danger in his hometown of Nazareth. Christ escapes a near-death situation by slipping away from the crowd. We might think that this is an act of cowardice, but it testifies to the reality that Christ is simply following his father's plan.…
  continue reading
 
We finish studying Belgic Confession Article 1: The Nature of God. We are created good but we fall short of God's perfect goodness since we are sinners. Christ points out that only God is truly good, highlighting our need to live more in line with His kingdom.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
In the biblical narrative, Jesus confronts the Devil in the wilderness, a crucial moment establishing Christ’s integrity over the Devil. The Devil attempts to manipulate Scripture in order to deceive Jesus, testing His resolve. Despite facing these challenges, Jesus remains steadfast and overcomes the temptations presented to Him, emerging triumpha…
  continue reading
 
We believe that God is completely just. It's scary because God can see into our hearts and know our hidden wants. If we're even a tiny bit wrong, God is bound to punish us. That is why we rely on Christ and the Spirit to give us faith. If we're not connected to Christ, his work will not benefit us.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
Luke tells us that John was arrested. This shows us that God's plan continues with the arrival of Christ, despite Rome's apparent world peace. We understand that God's plan and victory are different from what this world sees, and are seen through our heavenly eyes by faith.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
We know that wisdom is applying knowledge. Knowledge is just learning things, but wisdom is using that knowledge. God has perfect knowledge and wisdom. We are supposed to have wisdom too, but it's not perfect like God's. How can we, as mere mortals, have wisdom like God?על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
Luke reports Christ's growth in wisdom, stature, and favor of his father. 20 years later, John, son of Zechariah, begins his holy call for people to repent and believe in Christ, which is the radical call of the Gospel. This is God’s holy war going forth in this age: the call of the gospel to repent and believe in Christ Jesus.…
  continue reading
 
We believe that God is all-powerful. God communicates this truth through his name El-Shaddai which means God-All-mighty. In Psalm 139, David asks the Lord to examine his heart. Job struggles with God searching his heart because Job believes there is no appeal. Job wants to appeal his case to God, but he claims that God is so mighty that one cannot …
  continue reading
 
We believe that Jesus is both fully God and fully human at the same time. These two natures are united in one person, without blending together. When we hear that Jesus "increases," we might ask how it's possible for God to become more? We learn a great deal about Jesus' purpose and his role as both God and man, who is our Savior.…
  continue reading
 
In Job 13:27, Job accuses God of tracking his every move and restricting him. Elihu criticizes Job for portraying God as a sinister figure, while David welcomes God's presence in his life. Job eventually realizes that God is not malevolent. This is why David invites God to search his heart.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
The Lord is merciful and doesn't punish Nineveh when they repent, but Jonah is unhappy about it. Some might think God is inconsistent, but Jonah knows God is merciful and will relent if people repent. Some believe God can change, but God is unchanging. God is passionate and fulfills his plans, so we should be encouraged that we are rooted in the un…
  continue reading
 
The Lord's people have lost their fight for the Lord. In fact, Hosea rebukes Israel for turning away from the Lord. They do not want to turn back to the Lord, but continue to plunge headfirst into their sin. They have failed to build the model and replica of heaven on earth. Now, the Lord comes against his people. Does this mean that the Lord is to…
  continue reading
 
It would be really nice for us to show people God. It would be a very easy way to silence the skeptic and the critic who doubts that God exists. In fact, if we are honest, it would be nice to knock on God's door before entering his glorious throne room. However, this is not how God works in this time, but we are reminded that God dwells in unapproa…
  continue reading
 
Hosea rehearses the Lord's case against Israel. They have failed him, they have pursued Baal, and they have failed to have an exclusive relationship with the Lord. This prophet is warning us that we might think that we are fine because we can trust in everything other than the Lord. This is why John the Baptist calls Israel to turn away from their …
  continue reading
 
We say that God is incomprehensible. This sounds as if we are never going to know God. We might be able to know a few things about God, but it sounds as if we will never really know God. This is strange considering that we are called to know the Lord. How can we know the Lord if the Lord is incomprehensible? We discover that while we cannot fully k…
  continue reading
 
We can wonder as God's people if God is for us or against us. We should see that Israel is certainly a unique place in covenant history. They model heaven on earth, but demonstrate that we need a savior. Israel shows that despite the Lord's redemptive mercy their hearts can still wander from the true God. Israel is the model of heaven on earth, but…
  continue reading
 
The Lord's majesty is certainly intimidating. We are people who will never be greater than God, and we will never usurp the Lord. Our temptation is to think that We just pull away from God or try to run. However, this is not a solution. In fact, Psalm 90 gives us the assurance that God's majesty is more assuring than threatening. God's majesty shou…
  continue reading
 
When we consider God we do not think that God is simple. In fact when we try to comprehend who God is we realize that he is rather majestic. In fact, he is beyond our comprehension. So, why would we say that God is simple and why does it matter so much for God to be God?על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
The shepherds gather round the messiah to see this thing that has happened. It is magnificent that such a thing has happened. However, we can grow so familiar with the Christmas story that we lose the humanness behind this story. Please join us as we look at this familiar story once again on Christmas Eve.…
  continue reading
 
John's name is a source of controversy for Zechariah and Elizabeth. Their relatives think that this couple needs a family name. However, we see in a subtle way that the Lord is overturning Adam's fall. The Lord is raising up a new humanity. Truly the Lord remembers his oath as he demonstrates his grace and mercy once again.…
  continue reading
 
When Scripture opens we are told that the Lord created this world good. We read of the adversary, Satan, who enters the garden of Eden. He wants to challenge whether or not God created this world good. Satan is arrogant, Satan thinks that he can humble the great God of heaven, and he tempts Adam and Eve to sin. Adam and Eve sin joining this Satanic…
  continue reading
 
We wrap up our series on the means of Grace. We hear now that Christ is the action of God. He is not merely the word, but the one who confirms the Lord's word. He is the one who brought in the first creation, and he establishes us as a new creation. This means that word is more basic and prior to the sacraments. The preached word is not divorced fr…
  continue reading
 
Our Lord enters history through a very unlikely person. This is Mary, a person who is easily discarded. She has no genealogy, she is from a no nothing town, and she is a young peasant. However, she is the vessel that the Lord uses to bring about his redemptive purpose. She demonstrates the true essence of Christ's mission that we have to humble our…
  continue reading
 
When we come to the Lord's table we are reminded that we are coming into the Lord's presence. There is something frightening about Paul exhorting the Corinthians church and telling them that some have died because of their sin. Paul correlates the eating of communion to this death. This can make us terrified to come before our Lord and we can think…
  continue reading
 
Luke desires to present to us an orderly account of Christ, and why Christ is the messiah. We begin our Christmas series with Luke's account of John. We are going to cover Luke's gospel for Christmas, and then we will head back to Luke's gospel after we finish Hosea.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
Luke presents Christ as one who is moving through this world, through Jerusalem, and eventually to heaven. Feasting communicates who has table fellowship in Luke's writings. The Lord's Supper is a taste of that heavenly feast as we gather together in the Lord's presence.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
Paul and Silas are put in prison for casting out a spirit of divination. While they are in prison the Lord sends an earthquake. This event opens the doors and knocks the shackles off their limbs. They are free to escape, but they do not leave. Instead, we have record of a jailer being converted. He is converted, baptized, and his entire household. …
  continue reading
 
Christ celebrates passover with his disciples. We would think that this is just a passover meal, but Christ provides a twist. He is the passover lamb, the sacrifice, the one who confirms the covenant, and the one who feasts with his people. Certainly, passover is part of the Lord's Supper, but passover is part of the Lord's Supper.…
  continue reading
 
Hosea makes explicit that the Lord is upset with his people pursuing other gods. Israel tries to baptize their immorality as "worship." However, the Lord knows the substance of their worship. One would think that the Lord's purpose has failed. One would think that his promise to Abraham has failed. However, the Lord is not a man. The Lord is able t…
  continue reading
 
We look at Paul's encouragement to the Ephesian church to live out of gratitude. We see that the word and sacrament go together. The Lord is pleased to work through this means to grow us in Christ. We cannot separate them as they both hold out the same Christ.על ידי Pastor Paul Lindemulder
  continue reading
 
There is the warning to Israel that they are going to be carried off. They will be yoked and carried off. We might think that the Lord's purpose is finished. However, Christ exhorts us to put on his yoke that is light and easy. We need to see that coming under Christ's domain is freeing rather than domineering.…
  continue reading
 
There is the warning to Israel that they are going to be carried off. They will be yoked and carried off. We might think that the Lord's purpose is finished. However, Christ exhorts us to put on his yoke that is light and easy. We need to see that coming under Christ's domain is freeing rather than domineering.…
  continue reading
 
The Belgic confession assures us that the sacrament are given to us to strengthen our faith. However, the sacraments also communicate to us that we are weak. We are prone to wander, and testify to the reality that we need a savior. The sacraments communicate to us the truth of the gospel and cannot stand apart from it.…
  continue reading
 
The Lord was refreshed by his people. He found them as a needy people needing redemption, and the Lord took pity on them, nurtured them, and loved them dearly. However, Israel crossed the line failing to see that God truly can protect his people. It sounds as if the Lord's purpose is concluded for his people, but we need to realize that redemption …
  continue reading
 
Loading …

מדריך עזר מהיר