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We Are Challenged to Live By Faith This sermon is based on Genesis 3:20-21. In 27 years, I have never heard a sermon based on these verses. Pastor Murphy provides exposition showing that faith is trusting in God Almighty's promises and provisions, and we are challenged to reflect if we are living by faith. Adam and Eve had a "fig leaf faith" (they sewed together fig leaves to cover themselves), but the Lord provided them with garments made of animal skins. Yes, they did need to be covered after they sinned, but God provided the proper covering for them, not the coverings they pieced together by themselves with their own fallen minds. The wonderful faith involved in Adam naming his wife "Eve" is also explained in the sermon. For the first time, Eve has a name. And the Lord promises she will be the mother of generations. Adam already "knew" her, but she had not yet conceived. Nevertheless she was named Eve based on faith in God's promise that she would be mother of generations and that the Messiah (Christ) would come forth from those generations. Dear Reader, what else do you want from a preacher than to proclaim the eternal value abiding in God's promises and provision. I exhort you: listen to this sermon.
1812 Overture in Words Have you heard Tchaikovsky's wonderful 1812 Overture? It ends with a crescendo of percussion instruments and the bellowing, resounding sounds of a fusillade of cannons. What a passionate and encouraging piece of music. This sermon tells us that we can overcome temptation, but not in our own strength, rather by and through Christ who lives in us. There is an urgency of tone in the sermon that is gripping, and in the final "crescendo" Pastor Murphy refers us to Hebrews 4: 15-16 where we are reassured "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Throughout the sermon we are called to prayer, and finally are assured of the promise of Jesus Christ that those prayers against succumbing to temptation will be answered by Him. Anyone struggling with any temptation, anyone needing a deep encouragement for his or her faith should listen to this sermon.
Great Sermon! Well done Pastor Murphy!! Thankyou for your message of reflection,repentance, encourage and hope for the future in our one true God & Father of Jesus Christ!! Wish all ears of America could hear this message, repent and turn to God their only Savior.
Thanks Thank you Paul...just finished listening to your sermon on Phil 3:1-3
being deeply rooted in the faith! great expo on this...and meditation has been a lost art in this culture! Welcome to the reformed traditions!
Yes, in the age of gnostic world views and other stuff ...it can be quite the challenge to discern...but Psalm one answers it plainly "delight in the law of the Lord..and on it meditate day and night.....the way of the disciple! thanks for the challenge.
Great Sermon! This is so good.....I am amazed how a message can be dated years prior and still has life.....this is such a great true message....everyone should hear it !!!
Thank you !!!! Blessings !!!
Great Sermon! I have known about Paul Murphy for a number of years because my best friend attended his church in Dutton, MI. He always spoke of his preaching in the highest terms. But I have never heard him until this morning, myself. All I can say is that this is a great addition to Sermon Audio and I will get many of his sermons downloaded and listened to.