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Watering Seeds

Watering Seeds

By Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church
Paul planted. Apollos watered. God gave the growth. A weekly reflection on the sermons of Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church. Sermons can be heard at www.covenantreformed.net/sermons
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Episode 20: Our Warfare (Genesis 14)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the parallels between Abram’s warfare to our spiritual warfare in the Christian life. They also talk about the figure of Melchizedek, and what he means!
40:47
May 27, 2021
Episode 19: Eyes of Faith (Genesis 13)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of faith, and what it looks like to repent if and when you realize you're living for this world.
28:50
May 19, 2021
Episode 18: The Man of Weak Faith (Genesis 12:10-20)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of God's gracious salvation, and what it looks like for the Christian to have weak faith.  [The book Pastor Chris mentions concerning fear is, "Triumphing Over Sinful Fear" by John Flavel]
36:28
May 12, 2021
Episode 17: The Man of Faith (Genesis 11:27-12:9)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of faith and obedience, as well as the wondrous promise of God to make all the nations of the earth blessed in Abram.
30:28
May 5, 2021
Episode 16: Tower of Pride (Genesis 11)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of pride and of God’s methods to humble and save us.
38:44
April 28, 2021
Episode 15: Who Covers Your Shame? (Genesis 9:18-10:32)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the way that Genesis 9-10 addresses our trust issues, and points us to our need of a better Noah.
33:41
April 20, 2021
Episode 14: I Will Never Forsake You (Genesis 9:1-17)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of the Noahic covenant, civil government, and much more.
39:35
April 14, 2021
Episode 13: The Flood (Genesis 6:9-8:22)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss principles for interpreting the Bible, the nature of the flood, judgment and grace!
39:54
April 1, 2021
Episode 12: The Wages of Sin (Genesis 5:1-6:8)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of sin and grace in the Old Testament, and how they relate to Christ’s salvation.
34:25
March 23, 2021
Episode 11: Your Offspring and Her Offspring (Genesis 4)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how God works out His promise to save His people in oftentimes surprising ways.
38:18
March 18, 2021
Episode 10: The Curses and Blessings (Genesis 3:8-24)
Pastor Chris and his father, special guest Pastor Ron Brown, discuss the way that Genesis 3 relates to the problems we see in the world today, as well as how it relates to our only hope.
51:56
March 12, 2021
Episode 9: Things Fall Apart (Genesis 3:1-7)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of sin, temptation, and Christ’s power in the Christian life.
42:10
March 3, 2021
Episode 8: The Final Piece (Genesis 2:18-25)
Pastor Sean and his wife, Lindsey, discuss the nature of parenting and marriage in the light of God’s order and our culture’s differing approaches.
34:04
February 23, 2021
Episode 7: Emmanuel’s Land (Genesis 2:4-17)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris ponder the way in which God has covenanted with mankind in an intimate, gracious, and ongoing way. They discuss the nature of the law, and the gospel.
38:05
February 18, 2021
Episode 6: A Day of Rest (Genesis 2:1-3)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of God’s rest, and its implications for our Sabbath day observance.
39:42
February 9, 2021
Episode 5: The Image of God pt 2 (special)
*Sorry about the audio.* We are working on getting a better mic setup. In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the image of God in detail, focusing on what it means for all people to be made in God’s image, as well as how the Christian is conformed to the image of God in Christ Jesus.
35:47
February 4, 2021
Episode 4: The Image of God (Genesis 1:26-31)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to be made in the image of God, as well as practical implications for how we view being made in God’s image and tasked with certain tasks.
42:37
January 26, 2021
Episode 3: God’s Good Creation (Genesis 1:3-25)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how God’s creation and ordering of the universe impacts us today.
38:39
January 21, 2021
Episode 2: In the Beginning (Genesis 1:1-2)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discusses the opening pages of Scripture, and consider what it means for God to create and creation to wait.
35:57
January 14, 2021
Episode 1: Genesis Overview
Pastor Sean and guest Pastor Chad Watkins discuss the purpose, outline, and themes of the book of Genesis.
38:19
January 6, 2021
Episode 30: Ephesians Recap
In this episode, Pastor Sean and guest speaker, Pastor Justin Perdue, review and discuss the whole letter of Ephesians. Justin Perdue is the Lead Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville, NC, as well as a co-host of the podcast Theocast.
46:56
December 9, 2020
Episode 29: Peace and Grace (Ephesians 6:21-24)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what growth in Spirit-made friendships and growth in grace look like in the Christian life.
32:51
December 3, 2020
Episode 28: The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:14-17)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of the armor of God, and how to prepare with and rely on God’s grace in the evil day.
39:02
November 18, 2020
Episode 27: Spiritual Warfare (Ephesians 6:10-13)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of Spiritual warfare—our enemy, our equipment, and our hope.
41:14
November 12, 2020
Episode 26: Relationships: Masters and Slaves (Ephesians 6:5-9)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss both the ancient setting of Paul’s discourse, as well as how we can apply this to our work lives.
33:24
November 6, 2020
Episode 25: Relationships: Parents and Children (Ephesians 6:1-4)
Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of the parent-child relationship in the Christian household.
39:05
October 28, 2020
Episode 24: Relationships: Husband and Wife (Ephesians 5:22-33)
In this episode Pastor Sean and his wife, Lindsey, discuss the nature of marriage, and how marriage functions as a picture of the gospel.
36:22
October 22, 2020
Episode 23: Walking Together (Ephesians 4:25-32)
We went a little long in this episode! Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nitty-gritty details of putting on virtues and putting off vices as we live in Jesus Christ.
42:57
September 23, 2020
Episode 22: Learning to Walk (Ephesians 4:17-24)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it looks like to live out of our new identity in Christ—fleeing the world’s way and following the Lord’s way.
33:50
September 16, 2020
Episode 21: Maintain the Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the meaning of unity, what it looks like to maintain it, and some things that get in the way of biblical unity.
36:54
September 3, 2020
Episode 20: Glory to God (Ephesians 3:20-21)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss motives and ways to glorify God in the Christian life. Soli Deo Gloria!
32:50
August 26, 2020
Episode 19: Spiritual Strength (Ephesians 3:14-19)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to lose heart, and what answers God gives us to be enlivened again.
29:35
August 20, 2020
Episode 18: The Mystery Proclaimed (Ephesians 3:7-13)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how God uses the least and lowly to carry out His grand purposes.
35:20
August 13, 2020
Episode 17: The Mystery Revealed (Ephesians 3:1-6)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means for God to reveal the incredible mystery that Gentiles are fellow heirs, members, and partakers, and why this is significant for our lives.
30:12
August 6, 2020
Episode 16: The Peacemaker (Ephesians 2: 14-18)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means for Jesus to break down the wall of hostility, how He establishes peace, and what His proclamation of peace means for us as His followers.
31:58
July 23, 2020
Episode 15: Brought Near by the Blood (Ephesians 2:11-13)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it looks like for us to be brought near to Christ, what this has to do with ethnicity/race, the importance of the covenant community, and more!
34:45
July 16, 2020
Episode 14: An Anatomy of Grace (Ephesians 2:8-10)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris talk about the way faith in God’s grace results in a change of our life, a humbling of our pride and boasting, and a new view of our own works.
24:51
July 8, 2020
Episode 13: Alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-7)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the way that God’s saving grace transforms the Christian’s attitude and gives us certainty and assurance. Soli Deo Gloria!
36:09
July 1, 2020
Episode 12: Dead in Sin (Ephesians 2:1-3)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris detail the way we are dead in sin, discuss the implication of Paul’s teaching, and review the ways that this differs from contemporary views and practices about God and sin.
36:29
June 24, 2020
Episode 11: Power for the Powerless (Ephesians 1:19-23)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss why Paul prayed for the Church to understand God’s power, and how a firm grasp of this is so helpful to us today.
34:51
June 18, 2020
Episode 10: A Prayerful Response (Ephesians 1:15-19)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris talk about how the gospel of God leads us to pray with thanksgiving and to ask for help.
32:25
June 10, 2020
Episode 9: Sealed by the Spirit (Ephesians 1:11-14)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the incredible gift that God promises to His people, and how He assures us we will receive it.
27:53
June 4, 2020
Episode 8: Redeemed by the Son (Eph. 1:7-8)
In this episode Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how Jesus’ redeeming work leads us to glory in God.  To listen to the sermon go to covenantreformed.net/sermons .  If you would like to learn more about the atonement, we recommend several books, including: "Atonement" edited by Gabriel Fluhrer, "Christ Crucified: Understanding the Atonement" by Donald Macleod, "The Atonement" by Hugh Martin, and "Redemption Accomplished and Applied" by John Murray.
30:03
May 19, 2020
Episode 7: Blessed by the Father (Eph. 1:3-6)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to bless God, how incredibly He has blessed us, and what the doctrine of predestination and union with Christ does for the Christian life. *************** Visit https://www.covenantreformed.net/ to listen to the sermon they discuss.  In addition, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris mention an R.C. Sproul video that discusses assurance and predestination.  It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BOipuPD2uY ***********
35:52
May 14, 2020
Episode 6: Grace and Peace (Eph. 1:1-2)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to receive our identity from Christ, and how to practically grow in our self-understanding.
36:33
May 6, 2020
Episode 5: Ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:1-11)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of Jesus’ ascent into heaven, what it means for us, and what confidence it gives us.
32:12
April 28, 2020
Episode 4: When Doubts Arise (Luke 24:13-49)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on Luke 24:13-49, with a special focus on the doubt and faith. //**Info**\\ Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons. *Citation: Pastor Chris referenced the song "I've Seen Too Much" by Andrew Peterson, a song related to the topic of faith in the resurrection.
35:02
April 21, 2020
Episode 3: He Has Risen! (Mark 16:1-8)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on Mark 16:1-8, with a special focus on the nature of reason, faith, and assurance. //**Info**\\ Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons.
29:50
April 16, 2020
Episode 2: The Humble King (Matthew 21:1-11)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on Matthew 21:1-11, with a mind to its useful application in our day to day lives during this time of social distancing. //**Info**\\ Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons.
25:31
April 7, 2020
Episode 1: Anointed for Burial (John 11:54-12:8)
In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on John 11:54-12:8, with a mind for its useful application in our day to day lives during this time of social distancing. ***Info*** Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons.  At the 5 minute marker, the passage Pastor Sean and Chris couldn't remember was Isaiah 50:7, "But the LORD God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame." Read "The Final Days of Jesus" here.
27:59
April 1, 2020