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Bible Teaching from Pastor Paul Edwards

Sovereign Strength for the Day of Evil

September 19, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Ephesians 6:10 is a call to war against the evil that befalls us as we make our way through the routine of our lives. What is this evil and what are the resources God has given us to battle it?

Inciting Hallelujahs

September 5, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Psalm 117 is the gospel in miniature. Here, both Jew ("the people") and Gentile ("the nations") are called upon to praise Jehovah. But how can Gentiles, whose gods are idols, be expected to praise Jehovah, the exclusive God of Israel? What has God done to incite shouts of "Hallelujah!" even from those who don't recognize Him as God?

God in the Dock

August 29, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What do you sing when your present (negative) experience of God contradicts what you believe about God? How do you reconcile God's 'former favor' with your 'experience of pressing ills'?

The God of Yeshurun

August 22, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Yeshurun is not a proper name. It is a term of endearment used by God to endear Himself to His people, even when we have rebelled against the lavish overtures of His grace.

A Rest for the People of God

August 15, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

"The Lord is Mindful of Us"

August 8, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

In ever tightening concentric circles, beginning with the Church, and moving to the leaders of the Church, and culminating with the individuals in the congregation, the Psalmist enjoins us to trust the Lord as our help and shield.

Singing in the Pain

August 8, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What do you sing when you are feeling down? When you are "in the depths"? Psalm 130 is a song sung blue in the midst of depression and sadness. When the world sings the blues, their songs commiserate with us in our pain, but because they have no regard for God and His promises, they cannot alleviate our pain. In Christ, God has done something about our pain.

"Some Man Telling A Man About the Other Man"

August 1, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

In the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch we have a masterclass in evangelism: keep to the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus.

"Let the People Tremble"

August 1, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The world does not fear God because the church does not fear God, and a healthy fear of God comes from standing in awe of His word.

"He Spoke Unto Them"

July 18, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

When God answers the call of His people, he does so through His testimonies and His ordinance which reveal His faithfulness and His truth. God IS His word and His word is JESUS.

"The Lord Loved Solomon"

July 11, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Why does God love us? The answer to that question is found in the Lord's love for Solomon before he had done either anything good (to cause God to love him) or bad (to cause God to hate him). Solomon is the "beloved of God," and so is everyone whom God has set His affections upon from eternity.

"They Called...He Answered Them"

July 11, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What's so amazing about God's people calling upon the Lord and the Lord answering them? When we consider the holiness of the LORD against the backdrop of our rebellion and rejection of the LORD, it is amazing that He answers our call rather than just consuming us in His wrath.

The Source and Security of Liberty

July 4, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The 48th Psalm offers for us a model for the success and prosperity of human governments. But even though we implement this model, our love of country should never displace from our hearts the affection we have for our eternal home.

Biblical Justice: The Salvation of Our God

June 27, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The primary concern of the psalmist in Psalm 98 is justice. He calls this justice "God's salvation" (v. 1) and "the salvation of our God" (v. 3). The world is longing for justice. Every news cycle reminds us of that. The salvation of our God is the justice the world longs for, but is blind to. The world is looking for justice in all the wrong places. In this message we identify how biblical justice differs from social justice and God's plan to impose His justice on the world.

Our Exalted Lord: Not Safe, But Good

June 20, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Psalm 97 pulls back the veil on the throne of Heaven where we see our Sovereign Lord veiled in thick darkness with fire proceeding before Him. Our God is not safe, but He is good because righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Psalm 96: Joy to the World

June 13, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Our worship is a declaration to an unbelieving world that the Lord reigns, that it is the Lord who has established the world, and that it is the Lord who coming to judge the earth and its peoples with righteousness and equity,

Worship as Witness: Among the Heathen, Above All Gods

June 6, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Through our acts of singing and sacrifice in worship, we are witnesses among the heathen and the gods (the "principalities and powers in heavenly places") of the reign of the Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ over all the earth.

Exuberant Exultation and Reverent Intimacy Resting in the Presence of God

May 30, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Psalms 95 through 100 orient the attention of the people of God to the inauguration of Messiah's Kingdom. Psalm 95 is a two-fold invitation: 1) An invitation to exuberant exultation: "O come, let us sing" and 2) An invitation to reverent intimacy: "O come, let us worship and bow down." The objective of both of these invitations is resting in the provision and protection of our Good Shepherd.

Counsel to Servants and Their Masters

May 23, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

How is the Spirit-filled believer to live within the reality of societal inequities? Pauls' instruction to the Ephesians does not advocate an abolishment of class distinctions so that everyone is equal, but rather that we apply the gospel in our relationships between the classes.

The Roots of Slavery

May 16, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Bible does not directly condemn slavery nor does it directly condone slavery. Dealing with this dilemma requires that we view the reality of slavery as resulting not from the Atlantic Slave Trade but rather from the fall of man into sin and the resulting distinctions of class and race.

Counsel to Children and Their Parents

May 9, 2021 • Rev. Eric Alexander

Due to a technical issue Pastor Paul's message on Ephesians 6:1 -4 was not recorded. In its place we invite you to listen to the exposition of Ephesians 6:1-4 by Rev. Eric Alexander, minister in the Church of Scotland and retired from the pastorate of St. George's Tron in Glasgow. Pastor Paul noted during his sermon on this text that he drew heavily from Eric Alexander's sermon which you may listen to here. This sermon is used by permission of tapesfromscotland.org. Original Source File: http://www.tapesfromscotland.org/Audio5/5107.mp3.