This morning as I started my car, one of those warning messages flashed up on the dashboard display. It told me, “Ice Possible.” In my just-having-woken-up frame of mind, I thought, “Thank you for that important information. I just walked down a sidewalk covered in crisp, crunchy snow, there’s a pile of snow on the lawn, this seat is freezing, and there’s another display in here telling me that it’s -18 degrees. I’m very thankful to be made aware of the fact that there just may be a possibility of ice.” Modern conveniences such as these make me yearn for my Dad’s 1964 GMC pickup truck. It wouldn’t do anything to give me such absolutely useless information, but what it did do, it did well.
On that note, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, so here are some links to sermons I’ve preached over the past several weeks.
Most recent first, on Deuteronomy 18:9-14. It’s a passage about interpreting omens, sorcery, charms, mediums, and necromancy – all supposedly “primitive” religious practices that Scripture calls “abominations.” But there’s nothing new under the sun, and this passage is still very relevant today. The question is – why did Moses say that God hates these practices, and what’s the Biblical alternative? Here’s the link:
And from last week, here’s the audio link to the sermon I preached on Deuteronomy 17:14-20, on God’s requirements for the man who would be Israel’s king:
And then, from the week before that, here’s the link to the sermon on Deuteronomy 15:1-23, on God’s commands concerning debt slavery and the freedom that was to be granted in the seventh year:
Finally, here’s the link to the sermon I preached on Deuteronomy 13:1-18, on January 12th. Here’s the theme and points:
Moses’ call to be on guard against the enemy within:
This week I’ll be skipping forward a bit in the book of Deuteronomy, to Chapter 27. May the Lord bless the preaching of His Word, here and everywhere!