The Life of Jacob: Life’s Joys and Trials

Peter Barnes: Genesis 46:1-47:12 SERMON NOTES: LIFE’S JOYS AND TRIALS (Genesis 46:1-47:12) After  more  than  twenty  years,  Jacob  is  to  make  his  way  to  Egypt  to  gather  enough  provisions  to  survive  the  …

The Life of Jacob: Jacob as a Parent

Peter Barnes: Genesis 37:3-4, 31-35; 42:38; 45:25-28 SERMON NOTES: JACOB AS A PARENT (Genesis 37:3-4, 31-35;  42:38;  45:25-28) Roger  Ellsworth:  ‘With  the  sole  exception  of  Job,  no  one  in  the  Old  Testament  …

1 Thessalonians: Sanctified Sex Part 1

Peter Barnes: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 SERMON NOTES: SANCTIFIED SEX Part 1 (1 Thessalonians 4:1-5) –  Paul  deals  with  sanctification  in  sexual  ethics  in  verses  1-8,  then  brotherly  love  in  verses  9-12. …

Life of Jacob: ‘O God of Bethel’

Peter Barnes: Genesis 35 SERMON NOTES: ‘O GOD OF BETHEL’ (Genesis 35) Jacob  is  called  back  to  Bethel  where  he  first  met  God  –  read  28:12, 19;  35:1.  Bethel  was  south  …

1 Thessalonians: Praying for Christ’s People

Peter Barnes: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 SERMON NOTES: PRAYING FOR CHRIST’S PEOPLE (1 Thessalonians 3:11-13) – two  prayers  or  two  prayer-wishes.  One  is  very  specific,  concerning  Paul’s  desire  to  return  to  Thessalonica  …

The Life of Jacob: Handling the Hotheads

Peter Barnes: Genesis 34 SERMON NOTES: HANDLING THE HOTHEADS (Genesis 34) – Genesis 34  tells  a  seedy,  sorry  and  sordid  story.  It  is  so  unpleasant  that  Professor  H.  C.  Leupold  says:  …

Doctrine and Sentimentality

In 1923 J. Gresham Machen wrote his devastating critique of liberal theology in Christianity and Liberalism. With precision and logic he showed that Christianity and liberal theology were two different …

1 Thessalonians: Gratitude, Prayer & Growth

Peter Barnes: 1 Thessalonians 3:9,10 SERMON NOTES: GRATITUDE, PRAYER, AND GROWTH (1 Thessalonians 3:9,10) – Paul   is  so  hard  to  emulate! Be thankful  to  God,  be  joyful  for  Christian  growth. – …