God's Truth, God's Grace - New Port Presbyterian Church
By New Port Presbyterian Church
Pastor Darrell Jung preaches on God's truth and grace through Jesus Christ every Sunday morning at New Port Presbyterian Church, a reformed church in the Presbyterian Church of America.
"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8
"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8
Missionary John Rug, Mark 7:31-37, 8/14/22
Missionary John Rug preaches on Mark 7:31-37.
August 16, 2022
Jesus at the Well, 8/7/22
Be refreshed with the truths of Jesus who said to the woman at the well, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” -John 4:13-14
August 08, 2022
The Lord's Eternal Quest: The Redemption of Sinners
We just wrapped up a week of Vacation Bible School based on Jonah so Pastor Darrell reviews how the book of Jonah informs us that God does not disown us when we are reluctant to obey, but instead, moves toward us in grace. Marvel, once again, at the story of Jonah in which God saves those who run from Him - Jonah, his shipmates, and even the people of Nineveh who were Israel's enemies. Be encouraged to more readily worship, obey, and repent in light of God's grace.
July 31, 2022
Wholly Devoted to HIM - Or is it "Hopelessly Devoted...to ME?, 7/24/22
In the Ten Commandments, God shows us how we, as His free and redeemed people are to live. As the God who frees us, He deserves our wholehearted devotion. Be encouraged to let no other take higher priority than the Lord.
July 25, 2022
As we look at Exodus 20:1-2, we see that we are called to remember that the God who gives commands is the God who is also in a relationship with His people and frees them from slavery to sin. His commands are gracious as they show us how to live in a manner consistent with His design for us. May we be encouraged to remember these things and to give ourselves to the One who gave Himself to us.
July 18, 2022
The Gracious Provision of the Lord, 7/10/22
Today we study the events chronicled in Exodus chapters 12 - 17 following the Lord's deliverance of His people from Egypt, where we see the Lord graciously provide all that they need.
July 11, 2022
The Blood of the Lamb, 7/3/22
We continue on in our study of The God of Exodus: The One Who Delivers Us and Leads Us Into Freedom. Today we study Exodus 12 and the account of the Passover and the 10th plague--the killing of the firstborn in Egypt. We learn that our only hope for the freedom, deliverance, and salvation that the Lord gives, is for the blood of the Lamb to be applied to our lives.
July 04, 2022
What A Call, 6/26/22
Our guest preacher, Bill Meyers, blesses us with this sermon based on Isaiah 6.
June 26, 2022
Why This Way, Lord? 6/19/22
God could've rescued His people from Egypt any way He wanted, so why did He use the plagues? What does His rescue in this way mean to us? In Exodus 7-12, we see that one of the main reasons was for His glory so that His people would know and tell the next generation. Be encouraged to be His people who are not hardened by sin as Pharoah was, but instead know and trust the one, true, powerful God.
June 20, 2022
The God of Exodus: The One Who Delivers us and Leads Us Into Freedom
In Exodus 6, we get to know God as a God who sees, hears, knows, and answers the distress of His people. While this is good news for our hearts, we are called to accept that He keeps His promises in His way and in His time. Be encouraged today as we consider how God came through on His promises to His people as He rescued them out of Egypt and He has come through on His promises to His people as He rescued us from sin through His Son, Jesus.
June 12, 2022
Our Weakness and Limitations in the Hands of the Lord, 6/5/22
We see in Exodus 4:1-21, that God encourages and is with Moses despite his limitations, fear, weakness, and reluctance. Just as the Lord was with Moses, we can trust He will be with us. He delights to use His people to accomplish His work. Be encouraged to trust God in what He calls you to do knowing that He will strengthen you and help you.
June 05, 2022
The God Who Is With His People, 5/29/22
Pastor Darrell preaches on Exodus 3:7-10 encouraging us to respond to the Lord's activity in our lives with trust and faith because He is the God who sees, hears, acts, calls, sends, and is with His people.
May 30, 2022
A Remarkable Turn of Events, 5/22/22
God is always at work in the world, in our lives, and in ways we can't expect...even when it doesn't seem like it. Be encouraged to live out an active faith in light of God's promises and truths as we begin a new sermon series on the book of Exodus and look at Exodus 1-2:10.
May 23, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis - Conclusion, 5/15/22
As we take a look at the last ten chapters of Genesis, we see that we can trust in and rest in the providence of God. We can see that in the life of Joseph and as we also consider Romans 8:28 and remember that God works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
May 16, 2022
Radically Ordinary, 5/11/22
Guest preacher, Pastor Bill Meyers, preaches on being a radically ordinary Christ-follower from Acts 9: 26-31.
May 12, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis, The Journey of Joseph - 5/1/22
As we continue on in our journey through Genesis, we see that Joseph's journey was one that went from preference, to a premonition, to a plot, to a pit, to a palace, to a proposition, to a prison. God was at work, redeeming things that seemed to be hopeless in Joseph's family. He was with Joseph on every leg of his journey. Do you ever wonder if God can possibly redeem you, your situation, or someone you care about? Be encouraged by God's presence and redeeming work in Joseph's life journey.
May 02, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis - The Shameless Grace of the Lord, 4/24/22
God shows Himself to be consistently faithful and gracious to His people despite the deceitful and shameful behavior we see in Genesis 26-32, throughout the book of Genesis, and even in our own lives. This behavior doesn't disqualify us from the mercy of God. Our sin, guilt, and shame has been nailed to the cross of Christ. Be encouraged to worship our merciful God and give Him praise for His amazing grace.
April 25, 2022
Jesus Christ - Crucified - Risen - Reigning, Easter - 4/17/22
The good news of Jesus Christ crucified, risen, and reigning is proclaimed on Easter morning.
April 19, 2022
The Promised One Comes, Genesis 21:1-7, 22:1-14, Matthew 21:1-11
Have you ever given up hope for something you've waited a long time for? Are you still waiting for something like that? Be encouraged as we consider that the Lord is the God who gives that which He promises. He is the giver of all that is good and every spiritual blessing. The long-awaited Promised One through Whom the world is blessed has come. He is a Forever King who rules over a forever kingdom of righteousness and peace that will never end.
April 11, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis, When Waiting on God is Hard, 4/3/22
Do you trust God no matter how hopeless your situation feels? We pray you'll be strengthened in that kind of trust in the Lord as Pastor Darrell takes us through Genesis 16 and 21. We will hear about the trouble of taking matters into one's own hands while waiting and about the God of the Bible who sees, hears, and cares.
April 03, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis, The Life of Abraham: Recipient of the Unmerited Favor of the Lord
In Genesis 12-15 we see that Abraham's life, like ours, was marked by great faith and then not such great faith. The stories of Abraham are in the bible to show us that we need a better hero than Abraham and that God will protect His people. His intentions for us and the world won't be thwarted; they are sure.
March 28, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis, The Calling of Abraham, 3/20/22
In Genesis, we learn about how God defends, sustains, and enables His people. We see that again in His call to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-9 to leave all that He knows and to put all trust and faith in God. By faith, Abraham obeyed and worshiped God. We would do well to do the same. What is God calling you to leave and to trust Him about?
March 21, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis - The Lord of the Nations, 2/13/22
In this passage (Genesis 9:18-12:3), we see that even the great heroes of the faith like Noah are weak, failing, sinful, and in need of God's rescue. God's original intention for His glory to be brought to all nations is repeatedly rejected by man and only made fully possible through Jesus' humility and self-sacrifice.
March 14, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis; The Generations of Noah, 3/6/21
Like the ark that Noah built, Christ preserves the lives of all who are found in Him. Those who are in Him are called to walk with Him faithfully for a lifetime.
March 07, 2022
Mankind's Rebellion Against the Lord, 2/27/22
Today's message is from Genesis chapter 3--"Mankind's Rebellion Against the Lord." Although the Lord is the God who deserves our allegiance, in today's message we consider how our first parents rebelled against the Lord, bringing profound consequences upon themselves and all of humanity who descend from them. In the face of their rebellion and rejection, however, the Lord still provides Grace. He will not abandon His Creation and He sets in place His plan for the redemption of all things, fulfilled in the person and work of Jesus Christ
February 28, 2022
A Journey Through Genesis, The Creation and Commissioning of Mankind, 2/20/22
In Genesis 2 we are reminded of our call to be God's kingdom representatives. That should play out in us being God's ambassadors and being a blessing to God's creation. Despite our failings in doing this, Jesus shows us how to fill the earth with the right reflection of the image of God and He provides a way back to God.
February 21, 2022
A Journey through Genesis, In the Beginning, 2/13/22
Pastor Darrell began a new sermon series today which will be a survey of the book of Genesis called: A Journey Through Genesis. Today's sermon covered a brief introduction to the book of Genesis and its first chapter. Do you tend to look at the God of the bible as one who withholds from or one who blesses His creation? We can learn much about God in this first chapter, including the fact that He is indeed a good and gracious God who blesses His creation.
February 13, 2022
Faring Well with the Gospel, 2/6/22
In the closing words of Philippians, we are reminded of some of the key themes in God's Word to us through Paul's letter writing. In Philippians 4:21-23 we can be reminded of the new identity of saints in Christ, the blessedness of the fellowship of the saints, and the calling of the saints (to give glory to God).
February 06, 2022
The Lord Is The God Who Hears And Helps - In Him We Can Trust, 1/30/22
Pastor Darrell leads us through Psalm 28 where we see that our God is The Rock who hears our cries and actively helps us.
January 30, 2022
My God Will Supply Every Need, 1/23/22
Pastor Darrell preaches on Philippians 4:19 where Paul declares the promise, "My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
January 23, 2022
Context and Contentment are Key, 1/16/21
Pastor Darrell reminds us that the context of a passage is key to understanding God's Word. Philippians 4:10-13 is a passage of scripture that is commonly taken out of context. Looking at the context of Philippians and the theme of contentment will help us understand what Paul meant when he said, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
January 17, 2022
Philippians the Epistle of Joy: Partnership in the Gospel, 1/9/22
Pastor Darrell encourages us through Philippians 4:10-20 to remember our brothers and sisters in Christ who have served us faithfully and to also be brothers and sisters who faithfully serve with hearts that are grateful for God's grace.
January 09, 2022
Christmas in Philippi - The Humility of God the Son, 12/24/21
In this Christmas Eve service, we see the humility of God the Son in Philippians 2:3-11.
December 31, 2021
Christmas in Philippi, God's Gift of Love, 12/19/21
Christ's kind of love: life-sacrificing in order to be life-giving, redeeming, sustaining, protecting, compassionate, forgiving, righteous, comforting, merciful, patient, abounding, and permanent. This kind of love stirs us to be wholeheartedly willing to live for Him and each other. This sermon reminds us, through Philippians 2: 1-2 and other scriptures, that the comfort we receive from this kind of love spurs us on to share the light and love of Christ with others.
December 20, 2021
Christmas in Philippi, God's Gift of Peace, 12/5/21
What is biblical peace and how do we receive it? Today for Advent, we remember the peace we have from Christ as we look at Philippians 4:4-9.
December 13, 2021
Christmas in Philippi, God's Gift of Joy, 12/12/21
The joy one receives from Christ is a joy that isn't determined by circumstances. During Advent, we remember this Jesus-derived joy and what biblical joy is as we look at Philippians 4:4-5. "Rejoice in the Lord always; I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand."
December 12, 2021
Christmas in Philippi, God's Gift of Hope, 11/28/21
This first week of Advent we prepare our hearts for Christmas by looking at Philippians 3:7-4:1 and remembering the hope we have in Christ.
November 29, 2021
The End of the Matter: God's Calling Us To Himself, 11/3/21
On this Reformation Sunday, we look at Romans 11:28-36 with guest preacher, Bob Higby. Here we see the centrality of God's effectual calling through which we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Be encouraged by the truths of God's irrevocable grace.
November 04, 2021
Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ, 10/24/21
Why is there suffering in the world? What is the purpose of suffering? We can find answers to these questions as well as encouragement about suffering as we look at Philippians 3:8-10 and other passages.
October 25, 2021
The Surpassing Joy of Knowing Christ, 10/17/21
Does Jesus have superior value above all else to you? Be encouraged through this preaching on Philippians 3:7-9 to apply yourself to desire Christ above all else.
October 17, 2021
The Righteousness From God that Depends on Faith, 10/10/21
Be encouraged today in that our salvation is not based on what we do, but on who Christ is and His perfect righteousness and faithfulness. Philippians 3:4-9 reminds us that our only hope for salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone.
October 10, 2021
Look Out! 10/3/21
Be encouraged as we look at Philippians 3:1-3 to look to Jesus. Let's remember and rejoice that it is by faith in Christ alone that we are saved.
October 04, 2021
Christ's Gift to the Church: Other-Focused Servant Leaders, 9/26/21
Pastor Darrell has us look at Philippians 2:16-30 for Christ's gift to His Church, other-focused servant leaders. Are you a servant leader? Do you show appreciation to those who have served you? Let us worship the Lord Jesus who came to serve us.
September 28, 2021
Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness, 9/12/21
Our guest preacher, Jason Moore, reminds us that there is hope in the midst of hopelessness as we look at Lamentations 3.
September 24, 2021
A Trustworthy Message, 9/19/21
Our guest preacher, Tim LeCroy, reminds us of the power of the gospel of grace through the preaching of Galatians 1.
September 20, 2021
Living as Lights in the World, 9/5/21
As we look at Philippians 2:14-18, we can be encouraged to live out of our new identity in Christ. We can choose to live as lights that shine in the world by rejoicing, being glad in our Savior, and proclaiming His excellencies instead of grumbling and questioning.
September 05, 2021
Working Out and Working In, 8/29/21
Our working out is a response to God's working in. Be encouraged as we look at Philippians 2:12-13 to consider that since Christ obeyed His Father, so also, all those in Christ are called to live out of their identity in Christ and obey as well. Be reminded of what is true in this passage (God works in you) and what we are called to in this passage (work out our salvation).
August 29, 2021
The One Mind of Christ and Christians, 8/22/21
As ones who have been served by our humble Lord and Savior, we are called to humbly serve others. We will be encouraged as we look at Philippians 1:27 and 2:1-11 to look to Jesus as our model for humility.
August 22, 2021
The Supremely Exalted Person & Name of Jesus Christ, 8/15/21
How, why, and for what purpose was Jesus Christ exalted? Thinking deeply about these things through the lens of Philippians 2:6-11 will encourage us in our worship of, adoration of, and allegiance to our Lord and Savior.
August 15, 2021
The Humiliation of Jesus, 8/8/21
Pastor Darrell preached today on Philippians 2:6-8. Be encouraged, as you consider Jesus' humility, to worship our humble Lord and Savior.
August 09, 2021
Living as Worthy Christians, 8/1/21
As citizens of the kingdom of God, what are our responsibilities? What does it look like to be a citizen of heaven? Pastor Darrell encourages us to explore these questions and the answers to them as we look at Philippians 1:27-30.
August 02, 2021
Jesus - Our Shelter In the Storm; The God Who Is Our Refuge, 7/25/21
Does the statement that God is our refuge seem hard to grasp? How is it that He can be our refuge? Do you know the fullness of joy from being in His presence? We can be encouraged through Psalm 16 to recognize our utter dependence and need for Jesus, to cry out to Him, and fix our eyes on Him and His truths. In doing so, we find that He is our refuge, our greatest treasure, and joy.
July 26, 2021
Shelter in the Storm, July 18, 2021
How are we to live if God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble? Consider this week some of the foundation stones of our faith and how these truths lead us to find our refuge and strength in Christ.
July 19, 2021
The Eager Expectation of the Gospel, 6/27/21
"To live is Christ and to die is gain." When Paul wrote these words in His letter to the Philippians, he was living the sake of the gospel and others. His hope in this letter was that fellow believers would do the same. Be encouraged as we look at Philippians 1:18-26 to live out the call to show forth the glory of Christ consistently.
June 28, 2021
God's Providence & the Procolamation of the Gospel
As we continue in our study through Philippians, we see that difficult events serve to advance the gospel. Paul was imprisoned and trusted in God's goodness in allowing that so that the gospel could be preached. Be encouraged through this portion of God's Word in Philippians 1:12-18 that God stands above all things and can redeem those things for His purposes and for those who love Him.
June 23, 2021
Our Gospel Focus, 6/13/21
What are your heart, mind, strength, and prayers set upon? In Philippians 1:1-11 we see that there are priorities of the gospel and we would do well to set ourselves upon them. Be encouraged this week to set your priorities on the gospel truths in this first chapter of Philippians.
June 14, 2021
Philippians: The Epistle of Joy, 6/6/21
What do you think of when you think of Paul's letter to the Philippians? In this sermon, Pastor Darrell introduces our next sermon series on the book of Philippians by going over the following key themes to look for: jails, enslavement, freedom, beginnings, completion, maturity, confidence, joy, thanks, partnership/community, unity/disunity, humility, grace/peace, need/supply, work, and exaltation. Be encouraged as we consider the blessings of truth we will encounter in the coming months.
June 06, 2021
The Lord Judges, 5/30/21
As we finish the book of Joel, we see that one day the Lord will hold all people accountable for their lives. There will be no condemnation for those who have refuge in Christ. This refuge is a free gift. Let's give our allegiance to the Lord who judges and saves. Be encouraged today to serve Him and bow to Him only.
June 01, 2021
Do You Remember? 5/23/21
Our guest preacher today was Andreas van Wijngaarden, a missionary preparing to serve in Cambridge, England. He gave us a call to be careful to remember the Lord, His love, and His care as he shares from Joshua 23:1-13. Be encouraged today to stay on this path of remembering and loving the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
May 24, 2021
The Promise of the Gift of the Holy Spirit, 5/16/21
In Joel 2:28-32, we see that God promises His Spirit to all His people. Let's consider the following questions this week: Do I value this gift that's been given or do I take it for granted? Am I quenching or grieving the Spirit in any way? Do I live by the Spirit? Be encouraged as you consider this amazing gift we've been given!
May 17, 2021
The Covenant God Who Restores the Years of the Locust, 5/9/21
As we look at Joel 2:18-27, we see that we have a loving God who delivers, redeems, and restores. This is why Jesus came! He does this so we will know that He is in our midst and He is our God. How should we respond? Be encouraged to praise Him, to not live in fear, and to ask, "Where does the Lord need to restore my life?"
May 10, 2021
The Day of the Lord, 5/2/21
As we look at Joel 2:1-17, we see that Joel speaks of a coming day of judgment, but also of the Lord's deliverance and protection for His people. Be encouraged today toward repentance and faithfulness to our gracious God who is slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
May 02, 2021
Today, we continue on in the book of Joel chapter one where we begin to see that there was a famine of joy and gladness in the hearts of God's people. What is the remedy for a heart that has turned cold to the Lord? As we see in Joel, the Lord calls us to repent. We can also ask the Lord to restore the joy of salvation to us, and create in us a broken and contrite heart. Be encouraged in knowing that, even in times of judgment and in calls to repentance, our gracious God calls his people back to seek His face.
April 26, 2021
Lament and Tell, 4/18/21
In this two-part message, Pastor Darrell introduces the book of Joel. Joel brings God's words of judgment and grace into the midst of great devastation. God is calling His people to live well before the Lord in their day...and us in ours. Be encouraged to awaken, lament, and tell others of God's graciousness.
April 18, 2021
The Final Destination on the Road to Glory, 4/11/21
We see in Revelation 21-22 that the final destination on the Road to Glory is the new heavens and new earth. Let's fix our minds on that future hope so that we may always remember that walking faithfully with Jesus for a lifetime is worth the cost.
April 12, 2021
The Road to Glory Passes Through the Empty Tomb, 4/4/21
In this final message on Jesus's "Road to Glory," we see that it passes through Calvary, the resurrection, and the empty tomb. In this Easter message, we are encouraged in that Christ, the promised Savior, has fulfilled the prophecies recorded in the Old Testament.
April 10, 2021
The Road to Glory Passes Through Worship & Praise, 3/28/21
On the road to glory, Jesus intentionally presents himself as The Messiah-King. As the people praise Him, He accepts their worship and proclaims that even the stones would cry out if the people were silent. As we look at Luke 19:28-40, we are reminded that it is appropriate to praise and worship Jesus our King.
March 29, 2021
The Road to Glory Passes Through Restoration of Proper Functioning, 3/21/21
As we look at Matthew 21:12-16, we see Jesus brought disruption, cleansing, and restoration of proper functioning in the temple. He does the same for us. Where might we need Him to do that in our lives?
March 21, 2021
The Road to Glory Passes Through Adoration, 3/14/21
As we look at Luke 7:36-50, we see that Jesus' Road to Glory passes through adoration. When we understand Jesus' radical graciousness and acceptance of sinners, we will be moved toward adoration of Him. Some may turn toward skepticism wondering how Jesus could love sinners. Some may turn toward self-righteousness as they are blind to their own sin. Be encouraged this week to assess how you see your own sin as well as Jesus' perfection and graciousness. May we be moved toward more and more adoration of our Lord Jesus.
March 14, 2021
The Road to Glory Passes Through the Empty Tomb of Lazarus, 3/7/21
Jesus shows that, with Him, the unexpected can become the expected. By bringing Lazarus back from the dead, He gave a foretaste of His ability to give new life where there once was death. When the people saw Jesus' miracle, they either rejected Him or put their trust in Him. Pastor Darrell encourages us through John 11, to trust Jesus and to consider where we need the Lord to bring forth new life into our lives.
March 07, 2021
The Road to Glory Passes Through Compassion, 2/28/21
Pastor Darrell encouraged us today to consider passages where we see Jesus moved by His compassion. Jesus doesn't sit by, unmoved when He sees His people in trouble. He is moved to action and does that which we can't do ourselves. He calls on His people who have experienced His compassion to, likewise, show compassion to others. To whom - and how - might we show compassion this week?
February 28, 2021
The Road to Glory, 2/21/21
Pastor Darrell encouraged us today to remember to not only solemnly consider the Lord's death, but to also rejoice and celebrate all of the Lord's work on our behalf in the time leading up to Easter. The Road to Glory for Jesus included a feast. Let's consider that and also look forward to the future Great Wedding Feast!
February 21, 2021
Cultivating a Love for God's Word, 2/14/21
Today, Pastor Darrell preached on Psalm 119, Psalm 19, and Psalm 1. In these passages, we see that God's Word is the best and sweetest thing the world has to offer. How should we respond to it then? We pray we will all be encouraged through these passages to be as devoted as ever to desiring and following God's Word. In doing so, we will learn about what true abundant life is and we will grow in trusting the Lord.
February 14, 2021
Another Prayer of Jesus, 2/7/21
As we look at Matthew 26:36-46, we see Jesus's faithfulness as He faced death, sorrow, and grief. Be encouraged to face human trials with persistent, honest, and trusting prayer, just as Jesus did. Be encouraged by His faithfulness to us. He did not fail any trial, so we can trust that He saves us in ours and in all the the times we do fail.
February 07, 2021
Christ's Prayer for You, 1/31/21
As we look at John 17:20-26, we see what was most on the mind of Jesus as he gathered with his friends for the last time before his death and resurrection. His mind and heart was set on His glory and on his present and future followers. Be encouraged as we consider some of Christ's final recorded desires offered up as a prayer for His people. May we seek to know the extent of the Father's love for us, that He sent His son, that the glory given to Jesus has been given to us, and live to glorify Him by our unity so the world may believe.
January 31, 2021
What's In Your Hand? 1/24/21
Our guest preacher today was Nate Taylor, who is seeking to serve the Lord as a missionary by strengthening existing churches and planting new churches in Glasgow, Scotland. He, his wife Erin, and three children (Ruby, Lucy, and Ollie) are part of a vision to plant 30 churches and add 60 ministry workers there by 2030. Once the heart of the Reformation, Scotland now prides itself as being one of the most secular nations in Europe. Let's pray that Nate and Erin will be able to raise the prayer and financial support they need to get on the field. Be encouraged today as you hear a little bit about the ministry they are called to and, as Nate preaches out of Exodus 4, how we can trust our awesome God to use the small, common, and even inadequate to do all His holy will.
January 24, 2021
Protected by the Father in the Son, January 17, 2021
As we look at John 17:9-19 and Psalm 121, we ask and answer this question, "Where does our help come from?" Pastor Darrell reminds us that our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He protects us by His name and by His truth through His Word so there will be unity for His glory and so His purposes and the gospel will advance. Does Jesus receive glory in the way we live? Are we living rightly as His redeemed? Be encouraged today to trust in his protection and help and to live in a way that brings our Savior glory.
January 17, 2021
Jesus: Our Great High Priest Who Prays for Us, 1/10/21
The truth that Jesus prays for us can and should make all the difference to us as we face trials. In this sermon, Pastor Darrell preaches on Jesus' high priestly prayer in John 17:1-11. Be encouraged as you consider what it means to have Jesus as our priest and what our response to that should be.
January 10, 2021
"Hopefully Devoted" - To the Lord and to One Another, 1/3/21
Happy New Year! As we head into the new year, we might ask ourselves, "What should I/we be devoted to in 2021?" Thankfully, scripture does not leave us wondering. There, we can find answers to what it means to be devoted, who we should be devoted to, and what kind of activities we should be devoted to. Pastor Darrell pointed out today what the early church was devoted to as he preached on Acts 2:42-47. This is a big call, but be encouraged! He empowers us by His Spirit to be devoted to Him and all that He calls us to.
January 03, 2021
A Prayer of Thanks For the Coming of Christ - The One Who Is the Light of the World, 12/24/20
Our Christmas Eve devotional centered on Luke 2:22-32 showing us Mary and Joseph's faithfulness despite poverty, and Simeon's faithfulness in the midst of waiting. Most importantly, though, we see the faithfulness of our heavenly Father in sending His only Son to be the Light of the World. Merry Christmas!
December 28, 2020
A Dancing and Delighting God, 12/27/20
What do you think of God? What do you think God thinks of you? In this sermon, Pastor Darrell preaches on Zephaniah 3:14-17 and we are reminded of the truth that, on the cross, the Lord didn't just take away our sin, but gave us the delight and satisfaction of the Father. If you are in Christ, the Father dances over you with singing and we are called to sing, rejoice, and be glad in response to that.
December 27, 2020
Our Christmas Prayers, A Prayer for Love, December 20, 2020
Pastor Darrell preaches on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, a prayer of Paul's for comfort and encouragement during a time when the Thessalonians would have been greatly discouraged. Be encouraged through Paul's request for the Thessalonians and the reminder of Jesus' deity, God's love, and what God has already given us.
December 20, 2020
Our Christmas Prayers: A Prayer for Joy, December 13, 2020
This third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Darrell reminded us that Jesus is the God of joy through passages in John 16 and 15. There are countless ways the Lord brings us joy and they surpass the kind of joy the world gives. He brings us joy through His resurrection, through prayer, through abiding in Him and His love, through his first advent, and through hope for His second advent. Be encouraged today to meditate on all the ways we receive joy from the Lord Jesus Christ now and will receive joy from Him in the future.
December 13, 2020
Our Christmas Prayers, A Prayer for Peace, 12/6/20
This second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Darrell reminded us that Jesus is the God of peace through passages in 1 Thessalonians 5 and 1 Thessalonians 3. Jesus brought us peace in the past, He is bringing it more fully in the future, and He brings it even NOW through His presence, His Spirit, and His Word. Do you know the power and peace of Jesus in your weakness? Let's ask Him to reveal Himself as the God of power and peace in our lives this Christmas and throughout the coming year.
December 06, 2020
Our Christmas Prayers, A Prayer for Hope, 11/29/20
Today is the first day of Advent! In the first weeks of Advent, we remind ourselves of the hope we have because of the Lord's first coming and the hope we have because of His second coming. Pastor Darrell preached on Romans 15:8-13 and the truths that the God of hope can fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship and meditating on the verses in today's sermon as you prepare your heart for Christmas.
November 29, 2020
Giving Thanks to the God Who is Redeeming All Things, 11/25/20
2020 has been a difficult year for so many of us. Have you ever found yourself asking the questions, "Why is life so hard? Why is there so much pain, strife, and suffering in the world, in my life, and the life of those I love?" This passage of Romans 8: 18-28 gives us some of the answers to why there are such sufferings and why creation has been subjected to such futility. It also reminds us of God's promise of how He is redeeming us and will fully redeem us from this futility. We have reason to give thanks in 2020! God is at work and He is fulfilling His promises to release us from suffering, hardship, pain, and strife.
November 26, 2020
The God of All Comfort, 11/22/20
We welcomed our guest preacher, Rev. Jason Moore, his wife, Tiffany, and their children to New Port today. Jason was the founding pastor of New Creation Presbyterian Church in Wentzville. After serving there for more than a decade, Jason stepped down from that position this past year to establish a new ministry, together, with Tiffany. Their ministry, Renewed Hope, is dedicated to helping individuals cope with mental health challenges. Jason reminds us, through looking at 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, that God's purposes in allowing suffering include us bringing comfort to others through the comfort we've received from Him. Encouraging and comforting others through sharing our own stories and experiences isn't a luxury, but a necessity in God's Kingdom. Be encouraged today to face trials remembering who attends you in them, the God of all comfort.
November 23, 2020
You Will Be Judged, November 15, 2020
We will all face judgment, but the follower of Jesus Christ need not fear the day of judgment. Pastor Darrell reminds us, through Matthew 7:21-23, to take the passages seriously that warn that some will be surprised on the day of judgment. We should consider that there will be evidence of saving faith in every person who calls oneself Christian. Do you have a current, ongoing, vibrant, submitted relationship with Christ? We can ask the Lord to grow us, capture our hearts, give us hearts to follow Him, and help us remember the cross.
November 16, 2020
King Jesus, Our Firm Foundation, November 8, 2020
This Sunday, November 8, Pastor Darrell preached on Matthew 7:24-28. In this message we were encouraged to remember that Jesus Christ is our only sure foundation, our rock of refuge. Because of that, we can be confident that we will be able to stand - as we continue to trust in Him and receive our strength from Him.
November 09, 2020
Do Judge! November 1, 2020
As Pastor Darrell preached on Matthew 7:15-20, he encouraged us to remember that it's the will of the Lord that we will be discerning. In this week's sermon, we learn how we can discern who might be a false prophet and how can we be on guard so that we aren't misled by one. We are encouraged to judge the teaching we receive by knowing and utilizing God's Word and also by first taking a humble look at our own lives.
November 01, 2020
Judge Not, October 26, 2020
Pastor Darrell began preaching this week in chapter seven verses one through five in the book of Matthew where we are encouraged to consider what Jesus means when He says to, "Judge not." Jesus calls us in this passage to remember that we are not all-knowing, to not have contempt for others, to not have a sense of superiority over others, to remember our own sin, and to have the right motive when confronting another. A right motivation will involve gentle restoration, bearing the burden of another, and humbly helping. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship.
October 26, 2020
God's Remedy For Our Worries, October 18, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6. We are now in verses 25-34 where we are encouraged to apply ourselves to trusting the Lord in each moment of our lives. He gives daily grace as we live our lives, therefore we can respond to His command to not be anxious, but to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. His remedy for worry is to set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:1-4) and He enables us to do that. Download our worship bulletin and handout for more scripture and music references. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
October 19, 2020
Keeping One's Good Eye on the Good Prize, October 11, 2020
Pastor Darrell preaches on Matthew 6:19-24 where we are encouraged to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven instead of treasures on earth. God is graciously developing obedience in this, so we can ask ourselves, "Where is my heart?" "What am I applying myself to?" "How am I spending my time, service, and finances?" We can trust that God will renew us in the image of Christ who, though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor so that we, through His poverty, might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). Download our worship bulletin for more music lyrics and scripture references.
October 11, 2020
When You Fast, Fast Like This, October 4, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:16-18 where Jesus speaks to His disciples about fasting. Jesus has freed us from the inclination to pretend to be something we are not by clothing us with His righteousness. The spiritual practice of fasting is a blessing to us in that it gets us alone with God and leads us toward prayer. It reminds us of our weakness and needfulness, and the Lord’s provision and strength. Be encouraged in looking to Jesus for all your spiritual and physical needs. Download our sermon notes and the worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
October 04, 2020
Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil, September 27, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6 and on the Lord’s Prayer. This study on the Lord’s prayer is meant to refresh us with the deeper truths behind the themes we’re called to pray over as we see in the prayer He taught His disciples. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:13 and what it means to pray, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”. This part of the Lord’s prayer reminds us that we are capable of going astray and that we need the Good Shepherd to lead us toward abundant life with Him. Be encouraged in participating with the Lord by responding to His leading daily and to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ to do the same. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
September 27, 2020
Won't You Be My Neighbor? 9/20/20
Our guest preacher, Bill Meyers, preached on Proverbs 3:27-32. We were reminded that our neighbors need us and that there are specific things that can make us a good and wise neighbor according to God's Word. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
September 21, 2020
Forgive Us Our Debts As We Forgive Our Debtors, September 13, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6 and on the Lord’s Prayer. This study on the Lord’s prayer is meant to refresh us with the deeper truths behind the themes we’re called to pray over as we see in the prayer He taught His disciples. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:12 and what it means to pray, “Forgive Us Our Debts As We Forgive Our Debtors”. This part of the Lord’s prayer reminds us that because we have been forgiven much, we can and must forgive much. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
September 13, 2020
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, September 6, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6 and on the Lord’s Prayer. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:11 and what it means to say, “Give us this day our daily bread”. This part of the Lord's prayer reminds us of our profound needfulness; the need to trust Christ for every moment of each day. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references.
September 07, 2020
Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven, August 30, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6 and on the Lord’s Prayer. This study on the Lord’s prayer is meant to refresh us with the deeper truths behind the themes we’re called to pray over as we see in the prayer He taught His disciples. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:10 and what it means to say, “Your Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven”. What kind of will are we praying about? What exactly are we asking for? We can be encouraged to pray this with a heart's desire to close the gap between God's will and ours; between His will and our hesitancy to turn in quick and complete obedience. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references.
August 30, 2020
Your Kingdom Come, August 23, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6 and on the Lord’s Prayer. This study on the Lord’s prayer is meant to refresh us with the deeper truths behind the themes we’re called to pray over as we see in the prayer He taught His disciples. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:10 and what it means to say, “Your Kingdom Come". Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references. Click on our podcast graphic below for the complete service. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
August 23, 2020
Hallowed Be Thy Name, August 16, 2020
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6 and on the Lord’s Prayer. This study on the Lord’s prayer is meant to refresh us with the deeper truths behind the themes we’re called to pray over as we see in the prayer He taught His disciples. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:9 and what it means to say, “Hallowed be thy name.” Download our worship bulletin and handout for more scriptures and music references. The music and recordings for this week's service are from the public domain. The last song in our first set at the beginning of worship cannot be used without permission so we direct you to click here for access to it on Youtube: How Great is Our God. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
August 16, 2020
When You Pray, Pray Like This..".Our Father..."
Pastor Darrell continues in Matthew 6. This week we will begin our study on the Lord's Prayer. This study is meant to refresh us with the deeper truths behind the themes we're called to pray over through the prayer He taught His disciples. Today we are focused on Matthew 6:9 and the truth that we have a good Father who is in heaven. There is so much truth to cover and hold onto in this one small verse! We pray you will be encouraged as you consider that we, together, have a good Father in heaven who is both majestic and merciful, ready to help us yet also worthy to be worshipped. Download our worship bulletin and handout for more scriptures and music references. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
August 09, 2020
Your Greatest Treasure, August 2, 2020
Pastor Darrell Jung continues to preach in Matthew 6 encouraging us to make Christ our Greatest Treasure. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references. Songs used in this service are used with permission from Getty Music and are cited in the worship bulletin. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship!
August 02, 2020
Living Before An Audience of One - July 26, 2020
Pastor Darrell Jung continues to preach in Matthew beginning today in Matthew 6 encouraging us to live before the Audience of One, for His glory and not our own. Download our worship bulletin and handout for more scriptures, sermon notes, and music references. Songs used in this service are used with permission from Getty Music and are cited in the worship bulletin. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship.
July 26, 2020
Callings of a Christian Part 2, July 19 Sermon
Jesus calls us to be the light of the world in Matthew chapter five. In our passage today (Matthew 5:21-26, 38-48), the Lord explains what it looks like for us to do that - and to be that. We will be the light of the world as Christ intends, as we fulfill our callings to: -Humility and Meekness (v. 38-42) -Love (v. 43-48) -Peace and Reconciliation (v. 21-26) Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references.
July 19, 2020
Callings of a Christian
Pastor Darrell Jung continues to preach through Matthew 5. This week, we look at how Jesus calls His followers to be the light of the world. He explains what it looks like for us to do that and to be that. We will be the light of the world as Christ intends as we fulfill our callings in the Lord's strength to: purity, faithfulness, truthfulness, and the mortification of sin. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references.
July 05, 2020
Jesus and His Relationship to the Law, July 28, 2020 Sermon
Pastor Darrell Jung preaches through Matthew 5:17-46, showing the truth about Jesus's relationship to the Law. The Pharisees falsely accused Jesus of being a neglecter and rejecter of the Law; that he intended to abolish it. Yet, scripture reveals the amazing and encouraging truth that he affirms, explains, and even fulfills the Law. Download our worship bulletin for more scriptures and music references.
June 29, 2020
Salt of the Earth, Light of the World, June 14, 2020
What exactly does Jesus mean when He tells His people that they are salt and light? Pastor Darrell explains as we continue past the beatitudes into Matthew 5:13-16. We will spend most of our time during worship in Matthew 5 along with some other scriptures. You may want to download or make print-outs of our Worship Bulletin which has an order of service and music suggestions. We are currently uploading audio of only the sermon to the podcast. We pray you will have a blessed time of worship.
June 15, 2020
It’s Not as Simple as Black and White, June 6, 2020 Worship
How are we to understand and respond to the recent events in our nation as followers of Christ? Pastor Darrell Jung leads us through scriptures to help us do that. We will spend most of our time in Romans 12 and some other scriptures. You may want to download or make print-outs of the Sermon Scriptures and our Worship Bulletin which has an order of service and music suggestions.
June 07, 2020
The Spirit of Christ Given to His Church, May 31, 2020
Pastor Darrell preaches through Acts 2 on eight aspects to the Day of Pentecost that can help us in how we think about it. We can be thankful, not just for Christ giving us His Spirit individually, but even more importantly, corporately. It was THE event that marks the pouring out of the Holy Spirit collectively upon His church.
June 01, 2020
Blessed are the Persecuted, May 24, 2020
Pastor Darrell Jung preaches on the beatitude that tells us this incredible truth: "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Not only are the persecuted blessed, but they are also told they can: "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven..." We are in Matthew 5:10-12. This podcast is of the sermon portion of our worship service. For more worship options prior to listening to the sermon, a worship bulletin is provided here.
May 24, 2020
The Children of God Shall Be Peacemakers, May 17, 2020
In today’s message, we continue to look at the Beatitudes. Jesus tells us that the peacemakers shall be called sons of God! Click here for a worship bulletin. We are in Matthew 5. Music used by permission from Getty Music.
May 17, 2020
Worship that is Pleasing to God and Man, May 10, 2020 Worship
Pastor Darrell preaches on seven things to do and know when worshipping God as found in Psalm 100.
May 10, 2020
The Blessed Shall See God, May 3, 2020 Worship
In today's message, we turn our study to the 6th Beatitude in Matthew 5. Jesus tells us about an almost unimaginable blessing and privilege that awaits all those who have been made pure by Him--they will see God! Is this your great desire? Darrell Jung, May 3, 2020. Music used in this week's worship played by Gavin Galbraith: Open The Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche As the Deer by Martin Nystrom Additional recorded music used with permission: The Power of the Cross by Keith and Kristyn Getty.
May 03, 2020
Let the Redeemed of the Lord Show Forth the Mercy of God, April 26, 2020 Worship
In today's message, we return to our study of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount and Matthew 5:7, where Jesus calls upon those who follow Him to be merciful, for this is pleasing to the Lord and honors Him. We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). We can be merciful to others because He was first merciful to us. Music used in this worship service: Thy Mercy, My God played on ukelele and sung by Carolyn Allgaier, written by John Stocker, 1776-1777 God Be Merciful To Me, sung by Melodie and Carolyn Allgaier, Carolyn Allgaier on ukelele. The following songs are used by permission from Getty Music: His Mercy is More by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell https://youtu.be/I1GiZL60c80 O Church Arise by Keith and Kristyn Getty https://youtu.be/A98YQHG8tLY
April 26, 2020
Oh, Give Thanks to the Lord!
During this uncertain time, we might struggle to feel thankful. We can be blessed by the study of Psalm 107 where we are reminded that those who are redeemed of the Lord should give thanks to Him and proclaim His goodness. We can give thanks to the Lord because He is the God who hears us; He is the God who saves us; and He is the God who loves us with an enduring, covenantal, steadfast love. New Port Presbyterian Church Worship, Darrell Jung, April 19, 2020
April 19, 2020
Easter Morning: The Reason We Can Rejoice In Hope
The reason we can rejoice in hope this Easter and every day can be found in God's Word. Romans 12:12, Matthew 5:4, and John 20:11-18. Darrell Jung, April 12, 2020
April 12, 2020
Christ’s Earnest Desire
Christ’s earnest desire to serve and bless His people from Luke 22:14-20. Maundy Thursday / Good Friday devotional, April 9, 2020, Darrell Jung
April 09, 2020
Patience in Tribulation Part II
Are you rejoicing and feeling hopeful and patient? Many of us might say those things have been a struggle to maintain lately! Pastor Darrell shares a message on portions of God's Word (Matthew 21:12-14, Romans 12:12, and Luke 19:28-40) that can strengthen us in joy, patience, and hope. "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." -Romans 12:12 Darrell Jung, April 5, 2020 Darrell Jung, April 5, 2020
April 05, 2020
Patience in Tribulation
In this portion of God's Word (Romans 12:9-13), the Lord calls us and shows us how we can be patient in times of tribulation. We do that through staying connected to the Lord and to our brothers and sisters in Christ in a local church. March 29, 2020, New Port Presbyterian Church, Darrell Jung
March 29, 2020
Praise be to the God Who Helps Us in Our Times of Need
A service of worship to the God who is our Helper, our Keeper, our Lover, and our Savior. New Port Presbyterian Church, March 22, 2020 (Psalm 121)
March 22, 2020
Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
March 14, 2020 sermon by Darrell Jung from the Beatitudes series. What have you hungered for this week as the Caronavirus impacts the world around us? Is it toilet paper, food, assurance that illness won’t creep into your city or won’t touch your loved ones? Jesus hungered and thirsted so much for God’s will, He said it was His food. He is the ultimate example of hungering for and pursuit of personal righteousness. As followers of Him, we should be characterized by having a craving for righteousness. As His followers, we can trust that His will for our lives isn’t necessarily personal happiness, ease, or safety. True happiness and blessing come from righteousness.
March 17, 2020