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Here you will find the most recent sermons preached at Lancaster Presbyterian Church. Click the sermon title to download the sermon. Additional sermons may be obtained by contacting the church office. We hope you are blessed with the listening of the proclimation of The Word of God!

July
14
June
23
June
16
Kingdom Strong Temp

Our young men are confirmed today. We rejoice in their commitment to kingdom strength, and we celebrate these realities through the affirmations of Psalm 1.
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June
2
The Surpassing Value of Knowing Christ Jesus Temp

If anyone ever lived who could have hoped to secure righteousness through legalism, that man was Paul. He tried and found that all efforts to that end were loss/excrement in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus and being found in Him and His righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith. There is no other way. Trust or keep trusting in Jesus and be found in His righteousness alone.
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May
26
A Gospel Worthy of Our All Temp

Not every prize is worthy of the extreme measures expended in pursuit. Certainly, some are. Our military personnel stand ready to pay the last full measure of devotion for the value of the way of life that we hold dear, and we are grateful. While few values rise to this level of sacrifice, the gospel of salvation by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus figures prominently in the economy of Scripture.
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May
12
P B P G I N F W M Y Temp

When we trust in Jesus, when we walk with Him and love Him and try to obey Him and know His will and do His will, these realities change us, and the change in our lives by faith in Jesus shows in how we think, and what we say, and what we do. Today’s message from Peter adds one more scriptural voice to the call to holy living.
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May
5
Loving Jesus' Appearing Temp

Jesus came once and His appearing “shone about everywhere.” He is coming again and there is no way that anyone will miss “the shining about everywhere of His glory.” We want to be ready. Paul’s teaching to Titus addresses our preparation for Jesus’ appearing.
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Apr
21
Seek First His Kingdom Temp

When we worry and suffer anxiety about many things we betray our lack of trust in the sovereignty of our Master. This resurrection day, let’s renew our commitment to Jesus in all things, and, trusting Him, let’s have confidence in His control. He is, after all, RISEN!
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Apr
14
Spiritual Ears Are A Gift Temp

While Jesus mentions four types of soil in our text today, in the end there are really only two types of soil—soil which receives the word to bear fruit, and soil which does not. Even the ability to receive the word is pronounced a gift. If we have this gift, let us be humble in cherishing it, and bear witness to the things of the Spirit of God at every opportunity.
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Apr
7
Fix Our Eyes On The Light Of Jesus Temp

Scripture envisions a clash between the values of the kingdom of light vs. the values of the kingdom of darkness. In Matthew 6:22-23, Jesus makes clear His expectation for us to fix our eyes on Him and be filled with His light. He ends His teaching with the gravest of warnings against darkness. Be encouraged to be filled with Jesus’ light.
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Mar
31
Treasure Temp

Our treasure captivates and commands our hearts. Whatever our treasure might be, it will have our allegiance. Only One is worthy of our allegiance. Make God’s will our treasure, and our hearts will follow.
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Mar
24
Humility Temp

How important is humility in the Christian life? In Luke 18:9-17, Jesus presents a parable, and then a personal demonstration, to show the deadly peril of arrogance and the essential quality of humility.
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Mar
17
There Is Only One Gospel Temp

Salvation comes by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone. There is only one gospel. Anyone accepting any other gospel is lost, and anyone teaching any other gospel is accursed. There is only one gospel.
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Mar
10
Like Fezziwig Temp

Fasting is serious business; it signals wholehearted devotion to the Lord for His will and provision. Fasting must never be undertaken superficially or hypocritically, but with sincerity and integrity in the desire to be a blessing in God’s service.
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Feb
10
Returning Thanks for Our Loved Ones Temp

Through every life our Lord pours goodness, grace, gifts, mercy and love. Today we give thanks for these blessings in the lives of our loved ones who were called home to glory in the past year. As we see His hand of blessing in our past, we look with confident trust to His loving hand in our future.
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Feb
3
Loving the Law of Christ Temp

The Law and the Prophets are good. They point to Jesus for their fulfillment. The Law is good. Just because we can’t keep the Law doesn’t make it bad. Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets to win through the right to identify with us in our sin under the curse of the Law, so that we might identify with Him in His righteousness in fulfillment of the Law.
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Jan
27
Joyful Allegiance Forever Temp

Salt and Light stand in relation to orders of kingdom being. Everything we are in the beatitudes is the ground of myriad implications and applications beginning with the primary illustrations of salt and light. We are salt because we are poor in spirit, sorrowing for our sins, trusting confidently in God’s control and goodness, so that we are able to hang in there gently in tension and conflict, etc. We are light in the same connection. Salt is stable, an enduring picture of eternal/everlasting kingdom realities. Light is public, highly visible, concealed only with great effort. And so it is with the orders of kingdom being. They are high profile, stabilizing realities from which grow the blessings of kingdom life.
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Jan
20
Growing in Being Temp

What we do is important, and it is not the intention of today’s discourse to undermine action in any way. That being said, it is the intention of this message to affirm the primacy of being. Action comes from being, and is grounded in identity. We act out of our being/identity. It is essential, then, that we be clear about who we are in Christ Jesus.
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Jan
13
Steady Temp

The Christian life is not so much about a progression of grandiose, miraculous, exciting discoveries and experiences as it is a steady exercise in disciplined application in God’s ways through prayer, study of God’s word, and obedience. This emphasis is clearly born out in Jesus’ example in Mark 1:35-39.
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Jan
6
Servant Leaders Temp

The world values self-promotion and overbearing self-confidence. These traits are not the hallmarks of leadership in the Kingdom of God, but rather humility, service, self-denial and self-sacrificing generosity.
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Dec
30
Godly Parents Temp

Many important contributions needed to arise in fulfillment of the Gospel history. Our passage in Luke today shows the realization of these components through the faithful service of godly parents who receive, in turn, the ministrations of the Lord’s godly prophets.
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Dec
24
The Word, the Life, the Light, the Only One of the Same Kind God Temp

Jesus pre-exists all things. The whole of creation comes into being through Him. He is the Life, the Light, the only One of the Same Kind God. Worship Him, Christ the Lord.
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Dec
23
Born of the Virgin Mary Temp

There is overwhelming evidence in support of the virgin birth of Jesus. In this message, Pastor Kelly highlights the historic work of J. Gresham Machen in support of this essential doctrine of the Christian faith.
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Dec
9
Hang On! The Lord Is Coming! Temp

Bad things happen. Sometimes fault can be assigned, sometimes not. Fault may be within the church or without. James applies the teaching of his Brother in a prescription relevant to all believers: endure trials patiently, because the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful, and the final word is not yet. The Lord is coming.
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Dec
2
Assurance Temp

Are we able to enjoy assurance of salvation? I once had an honored friend who agonized over his lack of assurance. Hebrews 10:22 not only affirms assurance of our salvation by faith in Christ, but commands it.
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Nov
18
Barnabas Temp

The generation that perished in the wilderness continues to remind us of the perils of unbelief. What can we do in the face of such perils? Hebrews 3:12-19 answers clearly. We can encourage each other in faith every day while today is still called today.
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Nov
11
God Alone Should Have My Heart Temp

There are always temptations in life, in every generation. Our fathers fell to temptation in the wilderness after their glorious deliverance from Egypt. Can we learn from their dreadful mistakes to be humble in the face of the test and trust in God for His deliverance?
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