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The sermons of Pastor Joseph L. Troutman and other guest preachers, Sunday School lessons, and DFW Reformation Conference audio.
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The First Trial of Jesus (Mark 1:12-13)

Mid Cities OPCJun 12, 2022

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The Power of the Gospel (Colossians 1:5b-8)

The Power of the Gospel (Colossians 1:5b-8)

On Sunday, March 12, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Power of the Gospel" from Colossians 1:5b-8. "The gospel of Jesus Christ is foolishness to those who refuse to believe, but for those who trust in Jesus it is the very power of God himself. 1. The Word of the Truth (v. 5b) 2. God-Given Growth (v. 6) 3. A Minister of Christ (vs. 7-8)  5b Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf 8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. mcopc.org/podcast
Mar 12, 202331:26
Faith, Hope and Love (Colossians 1:3-5a)

Faith, Hope and Love (Colossians 1:3-5a)

On Sunday, March 5, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Faith, Hope and Love" from Colossians 1:3-5a. "Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ gives us the sure hope of everlasting life which causes us to love all saints." 1. Always Thankful (v. 3) 2. Reports of Faith (v. 4) 3. An Imperishable H ope (v. 5a) 4. The Fruit of Love  3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. mcopc.org/podcast
Mar 06, 202335:43
Apostolic Greetings and Salutations (Colossians 1:1-2)

Apostolic Greetings and Salutations (Colossians 1:1-2)

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman introduced his exposition of the book of Colossians by preaching "Apostolic Greetings and Salutations" from Colossians 1:1-2. "The sovereign grace that called Paul to be an apostle is the same sovereign grace that called you to repent and believe in Jesus Christ." 1. By the Will of God (v. 1) 2. To the Saints (v. 2a) 3. Grace and Peace (v. 2b) mcopc.org/podcast
Feb 26, 202325:18
David: A Life Remembered for Our Instruction (1 Samuel 13:11-15)

David: A Life Remembered for Our Instruction (1 Samuel 13:11-15)

On Sunday, February 19, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "David: A Life Remembered for Our Instruction" from 1 Samuel 13:11-15. In the history of David's life we are shown how awful David's sins were, and how great God's salvation is. 1. A Man in Full 2. A Type of Christ 3. A Man After God's Own Heart  11 Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, 12 I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself, and offered the burnt offering.” 13 And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the Lord your God, with which he commanded you. For then the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” 15 And Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal. The rest of the people went up after Saul to meet the army; they went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. mcopc.org/podcast
Feb 19, 202326:00
Something New Under the Sun (Luke 24:13-27)

Something New Under the Sun (Luke 24:13-27)

On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Rev. Robert Mossotti preached "Something New Under the Sun" from Luke 24:13-27. 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. mcopc.org/podcast
Feb 12, 202336:13
The Burdens of Others (Galatians 6:1-5)

The Burdens of Others (Galatians 6:1-5)

On Sunday, February 5, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "The Burdens of Others" from Galatians 6:1-5. "Jesus Christ bore the burden of our sin and guilt on the cross, and we must bear the burden of our brothers and sisteres in Christ." 1. Bearing Each Others' Burdens (vs. 1-2) 1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  2. Bearing Your Own Load (v. 3-5)  3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load. mcopc.org/podcast
Feb 05, 202329:08
The Power of the Sword (1 Kings 2:13-46)

The Power of the Sword (1 Kings 2:13-46)

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "The Power of the Sword" from 1 Kings 2:13-46. mcopc.org/podcast
Jan 29, 202324:26
Ascribe Ye Strength unto God (Psalm 68:34a)

Ascribe Ye Strength unto God (Psalm 68:34a)

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Rev. Robert Mossotti preached, "Ascribe Ye Strength unto God" from Psalm 68:34a. mcopc.org/podcast
Jan 22, 202328:17
The Son Who Did Learn Obedience (1 Kings 2:1-12)

The Son Who Did Learn Obedience (1 Kings 2:1-12)

On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "The Son Who Did Learn Obedience" from 1 Kings 2:1-12. "Jesus Christ, the Son of God, co-equal in power with the Father and the Holy Spirit, learned obedience to his Father in order to save sinners." 1. Commands He Couldn't Keep (vs. 1-4) 1 When David's time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, 3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, 4 that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’ 2. Unfinished Business (vs. 5-9) 5 “Moreover, you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, how he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, Abner the son of Ner, and Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed, avenging in time of peace for blood that had been shed in war, and putting the blood of war on the belt around his waist and on the sandals on his feet. 6 Act therefore according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace. 7 But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother. 8 And there is also with you Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse on the day when I went to Mahanaim. But when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord, saying, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’ 9 Now therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man. You will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.” 3. David at Rest (vs. 10-12) 10 Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. 11 And the time that David reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12 So Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established. mcopc.org/podcast
Jan 20, 202324:35
The Horns of a Dilemma (1 Kings 1:41-53)

The Horns of a Dilemma (1 Kings 1:41-53)

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Horns of a Dilemma" from 1 Kings 1:41-53. "The Lord's King sits on the Throne and even his enemies pay homage to him." 1. Jonathan's Report (vs. 41-47) 41 Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished feasting. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “What does this uproar in the city mean?” 42 While he was still speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came. And Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are a worthy man and bring good news.” 43 Jonathan answered Adonijah, “No, for our lord King David has made Solomon king, 44 and the king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites. And they had him ride on the king's mule. 45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon, and they have gone up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you have heard. 46 Solomon sits on the royal throne. 47 Moreover, the king's servants came to congratulate our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon more famous than yours, and make his throne greater than your throne.’ And the king bowed himself on the bed. 2. God has Given (vs.  48) 48 And the king also said, ‘Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has granted someone to sit on my throne this day, my own eyes seeing it.’” 3. A Desperate Plea (vs. 49-53) 49 Then all the guests of Adonijah trembled and rose, and each went his own way. 50 And Adonijah feared Solomon. So he arose and went and took hold of the horns of the altar. 51 Then it was told Solomon, “Behold, Adonijah fears King Solomon, for behold, he has laid hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me first that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’” 52 And Solomon said, “If he will show himself a worthy man, not one of his hairs shall fall to the earth, but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.” 53 So King Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and paid homage to King Solomon, and Solomon said to him, “Go to your house.” mcopc.org/podcast
Jan 19, 202325:40
The Long-Awaited King (Matthew 1:1-17)

The Long-Awaited King (Matthew 1:1-17)

On Sunday, December 18, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Long-Awaited King" from Matthew 1:1-17. 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, 8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. mcopc.org/podcast 
Jan 16, 202320:11
The True King Has Come! (Matthew 2:1-12)

The True King Has Come! (Matthew 2:1-12)

On Sunday, January 1, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "The True King Has Come!" from Matthew 2:1-12. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. mcopc.org/podcast
Jan 01, 202318:56
A Bold and Joyful Witness to Christ (Acts 6:8-7:60)

A Bold and Joyful Witness to Christ (Acts 6:8-7:60)

On Sunday, December 11, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached "A Bold and Joyful Witness to Christ" from Acts 6:8-7:60. 1. The Witness of the Apostles (Acts 4-5) 2. The Witness of Stephen (Acts 6-7) 3. The Witness of the Disciples (Acts 8:1-4; 11:19-20; 1 Peter 3:13-16) mcopc.org/podcast
Dec 11, 202252:13
A Long-Awaited Son (Ruth 4:13-22)

A Long-Awaited Son (Ruth 4:13-22)

On Sunday, December 4, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "A Long-Awaited Son" from Ruth 4:13-22. God sovereignly oversees all things, even the suffering in our lives, in order to carry out his great plan of salvation. 1. The Birth of a Son (v. 13) 13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son.  2. A Blessing to Naomi (vs. 14-16) 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel! 15 He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse.  3. A Bigger Picture (vs. 17-22) 17 And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. 18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, 21 Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed, 22 Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David. mcopc.org/podcast 
Dec 04, 202225:16
A Generous and Growing Church (Acts 2:42-47)

A Generous and Growing Church (Acts 2:42-47)

On Sunday, November 27, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached "A Generous and Growing Church" from Acts 2:42-27 (CSB). 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. 44 Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. 45 They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. mcopc.org/podcast
Dec 04, 202235:55
Partners in the Gospel (Philippians 1:3-5)

Partners in the Gospel (Philippians 1:3-5)

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "Partners in the Gospel" from Philippians 1:3-5. 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. mcopc.org/podcast
Nov 23, 202221:19
An Oath Fulfilled (1 Kings 1:28-40)

An Oath Fulfilled (1 Kings 1:28-40)

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "An Oath Fulfilled" from 1 Kings 1:28-40. "The Lord redeemed David to ensure that David's future Son would come to redeem sinners like you and me." 1. As Yahweh Lives (vs. 28-31) 28 Then King David answered, “Call Bathsheba to me.” So she came into the king's presence and stood before the king. 29 And the king swore, saying, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of every adversity, 30 as I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel, saying, ‘Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,’ even so will I do this day.” 31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and paid homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!” 2. Fulfilling the Oath (vs. 32-37) 32 King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” So they came before the king. 33 And the king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord and have Solomon my son ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. 34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet there anoint him king over Israel. Then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 You shall then come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, for he shall be king in my place. And I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.” 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, “Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say so. 37 As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.” 3. The King Anointed (vs. 38-40) 38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David's mule and brought him to Gihon. 39 There Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!” 40 And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise. mcopc.org/podcast
Nov 13, 202222:15
The Chief Shepherd and His Flock (1 Peter 5:1-5)

The Chief Shepherd and His Flock (1 Peter 5:1-5)

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Chief Shepherd and His Flock" from 1 Peter 5;1-5. "To the elders: Shepherd the flock God has given you; To the members: Be shepherded by the elders God has given you; to all: clothe yourselves with humility." 1. Shepherd  2. Members
Nov 13, 202227:60
Bringing Peace to the Throne (1 Kings 1:11-27)

Bringing Peace to the Throne (1 Kings 1:11-27)

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Bringing Peace to the Throne" from 1 Kings 1:11-27. "Jesus Christ brings true peace between God and Man because he is the Prince of Peace who sits on the Throne." 1. Giver of Good Advice (vs. 1-14) 2. Reminder of the Oath (vs. 15-21) 3. Player for Peace (vs. 22-27) mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 30, 202221:38
Indwelling Spirit: New Creation Begun (Acts 2)

Indwelling Spirit: New Creation Begun (Acts 2)

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached, "Indwelling Spirit: New Creation Begun" from Acts 2. mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 23, 202253:33
Putting on Heirs (1 Kings 1:1-10)

Putting on Heirs (1 Kings 1:1-10)

On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Putting on Heirs" from 1 Kings 1:1-10. "Though every earthly government and institution will come to an end, Jesus Christ reigns over a Kingdom that will have no end." 1. A Double-Seasoned Saint (vs. 1-4) 1 Now King David was old and advanced in years. And although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm. 2 Therefore his servants said to him, “Let a young woman be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king and be in his service. Let her lie in your arms, that my lord the king may be warm.” 3 So they sought for a beautiful young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. 4 The young woman was very beautiful, and she was of service to the king and attended to him, but the king knew her not. 2. Self-Exaltation of an Heir (vs. 5-10) 5 Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 6 His father had never at any time displeased him by asking, “Why have you done thus and so?” He was also a very handsome man, and he was born next after Absalom. 7 He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest. And they followed Adonijah and helped him. 8 But Zadok the priest and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and Nathan the prophet and Shimei and Rei and David's mighty men were not with Adonijah. 9 Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened cattle by the Serpent's Stone, which is beside En-rogel, and he invited all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the royal officials of Judah, 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the mighty men or Solomon his brother. mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 16, 202222:19
An Altar to the Lord (2 Samuel 24:18-25)

An Altar to the Lord (2 Samuel 24:18-25)

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "An Altar to the Lord" from 2 Samuel 24:18-25. "Just as Israel was under the curse of a plague, we were under the curse of eternal punishment in hell, but Jesus took our punishment on himself." 1. The Threshing Floor of Araunah (vs. 18-20) 18 And Gad came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, raise an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19 So David went up at Gad's word, as the Lord commanded. 20 And when Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. And Araunah went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground.  2. Bought for a Price (vs. 21-24) 21 And Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the Lord, that the plague may be averted from the people.” 22 Then Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good to him. Here are the oxen for the burnt offering and the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood. 23 All this, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the Lord your God accept you.” 24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.  3. An Offering Pleasing to the Lord (v. 25) 25 And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 09, 202228:40
Lecture 03: Biblical Theology of the Temple as Background for Revelation 21 | DFW Reformation Conference 2022

Lecture 03: Biblical Theology of the Temple as Background for Revelation 21 | DFW Reformation Conference 2022

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Dr. Gregory K. Beale delivered his third lecture at our eighth annual DFW Reformation Conference. mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 05, 202201:44:42
Lecture 02: Biblical Theology of the Temple as Background for Revelation 21 | DFW Reformation Conference 2022

Lecture 02: Biblical Theology of the Temple as Background for Revelation 21 | DFW Reformation Conference 2022

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Dr. Gregory K. Beale delivered his second lecture at our eighth annual DFW Reformation Conference. mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 04, 202201:03:57
Lecture 01: The Purpose of Symbolism in Revelation | DFW Reformation Conference 2022

Lecture 01: The Purpose of Symbolism in Revelation | DFW Reformation Conference 2022

On Friday, September 30, 2022, Dr. Gregory K. Beale delivered the first of three lectures at our eighth annual DFW Reformation Conference.   "Symbols in Revelation will either sedate us, or they will shock us into the reality of our faith." mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 03, 202201:53:55
An Unexpected Advance of the Gospel (Philippians 1:12-14)

An Unexpected Advance of the Gospel (Philippians 1:12-14)

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "An Unexpected Advance of the Gospel" from Philippians 1:12-14. 12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. mcopc.org/podcast
Oct 03, 202231:48
Saints in the Hands of a Merciful God (2 Samuel 24:10-17)

Saints in the Hands of a Merciful God (2 Samuel 24:10-17)

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Saints in the Hands of a Merciful God," from 2 Samuel 24:10-17. "Whether in bitterly hard times, or in times of great joy, it is better to be in the hands of the Lord than anywhere else." 1. Try Sorrow for Sin 2. The Lord's Choice 3. Sin's Consequence 4. The Mercy of the Lord mcopc.org/podcast
Sep 25, 202232:24
Jesus Knows What Is In Man (John 2: 23-25)

Jesus Knows What Is In Man (John 2: 23-25)

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Jesus Knows What Is In Man" from John 2:23-25. "Despite the fact that Jesus knew the sinfulness in us, he willingly died on the cross to save us." 1. Divine Knowledge: Theology  2. To Trust, Or Not to Trust?: Anthropology  3. Still, He Came: Soteriology  23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man. (ESV)  mcopc.org/podcast
Sep 18, 202239:18
The Life and Legacy of Abel (Genesis 4:1-8)

The Life and Legacy of Abel (Genesis 4:1-8)

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached, "The Life and Legacy of Abel" from Genesis 4:1-8. 1. A Fallen, Frustrating, and Futile World (Genesis 3) 2. Seemingly, a Fruitless, Fleeting, and Futile Life (Genesis 4:1-8; Ecclesiastes 1) 4 The man was intimate with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, “I have had a male child with the Lord’s help.” 2 She also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of flocks, but Cain worked the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the Lord. 4 And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but he did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he looked despondent. 6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you furious? And why do you look despondent? 7 If you do what is right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” 8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. (CSB) 3. Lives and World Set Free from Futility (Hebrews 11:4; Romans 8:18-23; 1 Corinthians 15:48-58; Hebrews 12:22-29; 13:15-16) mcopc.org/podcast
Sep 15, 202259:48
The Measurement of Power (2 Samuel 24:1-9)

The Measurement of Power (2 Samuel 24:1-9)

On Sunday, September 4, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "The Measurement of Power" from 2 Samuel 24:1-9. "God is good, God is sovereign, and God can use even the sinful deeds of men to carry out his purposes." 1. Kindled Anger (v. 1) 1 Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah” (cf. 1 Chronicles 21:1). 2. Playing at Power (vs. 2-9)   2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army, who was with him, “Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.” 3 But Joab said to the king, “May the Lord your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see it, but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?” 4 But the king's word prevailed against Joab and the commanders of the army. So Joab and the commanders of the army went out from the presence of the king to number the people of Israel. 5 They crossed the Jordan and began from Aroer, and from the city that is in the middle of the valley, toward Gad and on to Jazer. 6 Then they came to Gilead, and to Kadesh in the land of the Hittites; and they came to Dan, and from Dan they went around to Sidon, 7 and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites; and they went out to the Negeb of Judah at Beersheba. 8 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. 9 And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: in Israel there were 800,000 valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were 500,000. mcopc.org/podcast
Sep 04, 202233:16
For I Know (Job 19)

For I Know (Job 19)

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "For I Know" from Job 19. "Though experience may try to tell you otherwise, God has revealed that your Redeemer lives, and he has stood upon the earth." 1. A Man in Conflict (vs. 1-12) 1 Then Job answered and said: 2 “How long will you torment me and break me in pieces with words? 3 These ten times you have cast reproach upon me; are you not ashamed to wrong me? 4 And even if it be true that I have erred, my error remains with myself. 5 If indeed you magnify yourselves against me and make my disgrace an argument against me, 6 know then that God has put me in the wrong and closed his net about me. 7 Behold, I cry out, ‘Violence!’ but I am not answered; I call for help, but there is no justice. 8 He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths. 9 He has stripped from me my glory and taken the crown from my head. 10 He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone, and my hope has he pulled up like a tree. 11 He has kindled his wrath against me and counts me as his adversary. 12 His troops come on together; they have cast up their siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent. 2. Filing of Complaints (vs. 13-22) 13 “He has put my brothers far from me, and those who knew me are wholly estranged from me. 14 My relatives have failed me, my close friends have forgotten me. 15 The guests in my house and my maidservants count me as a stranger; I have become a foreigner in their eyes. 16 I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer; I must plead with him with my mouth for mercy. 17 My breath is strange to my wife, and I am a stench to the children of my own mother. 18 Even young children despise me; when I rise they talk against me. 19 All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me. 20 My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth. 21 Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me! 22 Why do you, like God, pursue me? Why are you not satisfied with my flesh? 3. What Job Knows (vs. 23-29) 23 “Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. 26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, 27 whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! 28 If you say, ‘How we will pursue him!’ and, ‘The root of the matter is found in him,’ 29 be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.” mcopc.org/podcast
Aug 28, 202241:29
Meritorious Mast for David's Mighty Men (2 Samuel 23:8-39)