Posts Tagged 'historic interest'

Revived Thoughts Podcast 1


Some time ago, I found myself reading social media, and came across a podcast that I thought was brilliant. Two young men decided to record great sermons from the past, from Reformed preachers throughout history.

They mentioned that they were looking for people who would be willing to record these historical sermons, and that sounded like fun to me! I contacted them, and they added me to the group of preachers.

Here is the first episode I recorded: a sermon titled, “Unbelief – A Marvel,” by J. C. Ryle (John Charles Ryle).

He lived in the 1800’s and had a powerful and impacting career in ministry. A well educated man, he started his ministry in a rural church.

It was a real joy to record this sermon for the Revived Thoughts blog. So far, I have recorded two sermons for them, and I hope to be able to record more as time goes on. Please give this podcast a listen!

Learning from Luke: Presenting in Faith

Learning from Luke: Presenting in Faith Sermon Audio Here


Luke 2:22-38

Brown highway signs indicate “historic spots”, of recreational or cultural interest. These aren’t planned; history HAPPENS. What “markers” might you encounter as you live your life?

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Potholes State Park Sign

As Our Lives Unfold, We Discover:

Simple Faithfulness Leads to Praise
Luke 2:22-32

  • v22/24 Mary and Joseph, presenting their child, were moved by the Word
  • v25/27 Simeon, waiting for Messiah to appear, was moved by the Spirit
  • v28/32 Simeon was moved to praise God by Mary & Joseph’s faithfulness to the Word

Lifelong Faithfulness Leads to Reflection
Luke 2:33-38

  • v33/35 Reminder: Life of Faith not always easy
  • v36/38 Reminder: Life of Faith not always fast; God’s time, not ours

The rest of the chapter gives us a snapshot of Jesus’ life as a boy; He was living out a life of faithfulness as He saw modeled from His earthly parents. Vs 52: He grew in stature and favor with God and man. May our lives unfold in such a way that this is true of us as well.


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