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

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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
28:17
January 22, 2023
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
24:35
January 20, 2023
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
25:40
January 19, 2023
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 
20:11
January 16, 2023
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
18:56
January 01, 2023
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
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December 11, 2022
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 
25:16
December 04, 2022
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
35:55
December 04, 2022
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
21:19
November 23, 2022
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
22:15
November 13, 2022
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
27:60
November 13, 2022
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
21:38
October 30, 2022
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
53:33
October 23, 2022
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
22:19
October 16, 2022
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
28:40
October 09, 2022
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
01:44:42
October 05, 2022
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
01:03:57
October 04, 2022
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
01:53:55
October 03, 2022
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
31:48
October 03, 2022
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
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September 25, 2022
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
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September 18, 2022
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
59:48
September 15, 2022
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
33:16
September 04, 2022
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
41:29
August 28, 2022
Meritorious Mast for David's Mighty Men (2 Samuel 23:8-39)
Meritorious Mast for David's Mighty Men (2 Samuel 23:8-39)
On Sunday, August 21, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Meritorious Mast for David's Mighty Men" from 2 Samuel 23:8-39.  "Most people desired to be remembered long after their death, but there is nothing greater than to have your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life." 1. The Rule of Three (vs. 8-12) 2. A Libation Unto the Lord (vs. 13-17) 3. Thirty and Change (vs. 18-39) mcopc.org/podcast
34:34
August 22, 2022
From Jesus' Lips to David's Ear (2 Samuel 23:1-7)
From Jesus' Lips to David's Ear (2 Samuel 23:1-7)
On Sunday, August 14, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "From Jesus' Lips to David's Ear" from 2 Samuel 23:1-7. "The promise God made in the form of an everlasting covenant was a promise about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ." 1. The Sweet Psalmist of Israel (v. 1) 1 Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel: 2. The One Who Rules Justly (vs. 2-4) 2 “The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me; his word is on my tongue. 3 The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, 4 he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth. 3. Plowshares Into Spears (vs. 5-7) 5 “For does not my house stand so with God? For he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire? 6 But worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away, for they cannot be taken with the hand; 7 but the man who touches them arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear, and they are utterly consumed with fire.” mcopc.org/podcast anchor.fm/mcopc
35:59
August 22, 2022
Grace for Those Who Sin Against You (Psalm 4)
Grace for Those Who Sin Against You (Psalm 4)
On Sunday, August 7, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached "Grace for Those Who Sin Against You" from Psalm 4.  4 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah 3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. 4 Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah 5 Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord. 6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!” 7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. 8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. mcopc.org/podcast
45:30
August 08, 2022
For This I Will Praise You (2 Samuel 22:1-51)
For This I Will Praise You (2 Samuel 22:1-51)
On Sunday, July 31, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "For This I Will Praise You" from 2 Samuel 22:1-51. "God is worthy of our praise before, during and after any hardship we might face."  1. I Called Upon the LORD (vs. 1-6) 2. He Heard My Voice (vs. 7-20) 3. The Righteous is God's Delight (vs. 21-33) 4. Great Salvation He Brings (vs. 34-51) mcopc.org/podcast
46:23
July 31, 2022
The Lamp of Israel (2 Samuel 21:15-22)
The Lamp of Israel (2 Samuel 21:15-22)
On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Lamp of Israel" from 2 Samuel 21:15-22. "David was the lamp of Israel, but Jesus is the Light of the world, and it is through the lamp of David that the Light of Jesus shines." 1. Put On the Bench (vs. 15-17) 15 There was war again between the Philistines and Israel, and David went down together with his servants, and they fought against the Philistines. And David grew weary. 16 And Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was armed with a new sword, thought to kill David. 17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, “You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.” 2. David's Giant Slayers (vs. 18-21) 18 After this there was again war with the Philistines at Gob. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Saph, who was one of the descendants of the giants. 19 And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, struck down Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. 20 And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants. 21 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, struck him down.  3. The Battle is the Lord's (v. 22) 22 These four were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants. mcopc.org/podcast
26:00
July 24, 2022
How Shall I Make Atonement? (2 Samuel 21:1-14)
How Shall I Make Atonement? (2 Samuel 21:1-14)
On Sunday, July 17, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "How Shall I Make Atonement?" from 2 Samuel 21:1-14. "David made atonement for the sins of Saul against the Gibeonites; Jesus Christ made atonement for our sins against him." 1. The Covenant Brings Death (vs. 1-6) 21 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the Lord. And the Lord said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.” 2 So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the people of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites. Although the people of Israel had sworn to spare them, Saul had sought to strike them down in his zeal for the people of Israel and Judah. 3 And David said to the Gibeonites, “What shall I do for you? And how shall I make atonement, that you may bless the heritage of the Lord?” 4 The Gibeonites said to him, “It is not a matter of silver or gold between us and Saul or his house; neither is it for us to put any man to death in Israel.” And he said, “What do you say that I shall do for you?” 5 They said to the king, “The man who consumed us and planned to destroy us, so that we should have no place in all the territory of Israel, 6 let seven of his sons be given to us, so that we may hang them before the Lord at Gibeah of Saul, the chosen of the Lord.” And the king said, “I will give them.”  2. The Covenant Brings Life (vs. 7-9) 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Saul's son Jonathan, because of the oath of the Lord that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.  3. The Covenant Brings Sorrow (vs. 8-11) 8 The king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Merab the daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite; 9 and he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the mountain before the Lord, and the seven of them perished together. They were put to death in the first days of harvest, at the beginning of barley harvest. 10 Then Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until rain fell upon them from the heavens. And she did not allow the birds of the air to come upon them by day, or the beasts of the field by night. 11 When David was told what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done,  4. The Covenant Brings Joy (vs. 12-14) 12 David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them, on the day the Philistines killed Saul on Gilboa. 13 And he brought up from there the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan; and they gathered the bones of those who were hanged. 14 And they buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan in the land of Benjamin in Zela, in the tomb of Kish his father. And they did all that the king commanded. And after that God responded to the plea for the land. mcopc.org/podcast
29:29
July 17, 2022
Rebellion and Reckoning (2 Samuel 19:41-20:26)
Rebellion and Reckoning (2 Samuel 19:41-20:26)
On Sunday, July 10, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "Rebellion and Reckoning" from 2 Samuel 19:41-20:26). "Betrayal is an all-too sad reality of life in a fallen world. But one man's betrayal brought about the greatest joy you will ever know." 1. Betrayed by Brothers (vs. 19:41-20:3) 2. Betrayed by a Kiss (vs. 20:4-13) 3. The Betrayer Beheaded (vs. 20:14-21) mcopc.org/podcast 
35:52
July 10, 2022
"Fulfilled," and Yet "At Hand" (Mark 1:14-15)
"Fulfilled," and Yet "At Hand" (Mark 1:14-15)
On Sunday, June 19, 2022, Rev. Robert Mossotti preached "'Fulfilled,' and Yet 'At Hand'" from Mark 1:14-15. 1. The Coming of the Kingdom  2. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done 3. The Gospel of God  14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” mcopc.org/podcast
41:56
June 19, 2022
The First Trial of Jesus (Mark 1:12-13)
The First Trial of Jesus (Mark 1:12-13)
On Sunday, June 10, 2022, Rev. Robert Mossotti preached "The First Trial of Jesus" from Mark 1:12-13. 1. Trial in the Wilderness (vs. 12-13a) 12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan.  2. With the Wild Beasts (v. 13b) And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. mcopc.org/podcast
38:23
June 12, 2022
The New Creation Work of God's Servant King (Psalm 40:1-8)
The New Creation Work of God's Servant King (Psalm 40:1-8)
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached "The New Creation Work of God's Servant King" from Psalm 40:1-8. 1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! 5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. 6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. 7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: 8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” mcopc.org/podcast
51:57
June 05, 2022
The Return of the King (2 Samuel 19:1-40)
The Return of the King (2 Samuel 19:1-40)
On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Return of the King" from 2 Samuel 19:1-40. "David pardoned his enemies for political purposes; God pardons his enemies because he loves us." 1. His Grief He Will Not Forget (vs. 1-8) 2. The King Is Come Again Indeed (vs. 9-15) 3. What Does the King Command? (vs. 16-40) mcopc.org/podcast
39:38
May 29, 2022
The Prodigal Who Didn't Return (2 Samuel 18:1-33)
The Prodigal Who Didn't Return (2 Samuel 18:1-33)
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Prodigal Who Didn't Return" from 2 Samuel 18:1-33. "God will never permit his Kingdom to fail because he loves each person in it." 1. On the Offensive (vs. 1-8) 2. An Unexpected End (vs. 9-18) 3. Messengers of Joy and Sorrow (vs. 19-33)  mcopc.org/podcast
33:34
May 22, 2022
The Incredible Blessing of Forgiveness from God (Psalm 32)
The Incredible Blessing of Forgiveness from God (Psalm 32)
On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached "The Incredible Blessing of Forgiveness from God" (Psalm 32). 1. David's Experience with Concealing Sin (vs. 1-5) 1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 5 I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah David's Exhortation to Confess Sin (vs. 6-11) 6 Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. 7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! mcopc.org/podcast
45:09
May 15, 2022
The Israel of God (Matthew 2:13-23)
The Israel of God (Matthew 2:13-23)
On Sunday, May 8, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Israel of God" from Matthew 2:13-23. "This passage calls us to confess Jesus as our King and Savior who gives salvation to all who repent and believe in him." 1. Into Exile (vs. 13-15) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.” 2. From Weeping to Gladness (vs. 16-18) Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.” 3. The Despised Branch of Jesse (vs. 19-23) But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. mcopc.org/podcast
45:29
May 08, 2022
The Confusion of Our Enemies (2 Samuel 16:15-17:29)
The Confusion of Our Enemies (2 Samuel 16:15-17:29)
On Sunday, May 1, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Confusion of Our Enemies" from 2 Samuel 16:15-17:29. "No matter how difficult your life may get, remember that God has ordained the defeat of all of his and our enemies." 1. Confounded by Counsel (vs. 16:15-17:14) 2. Protection and Provision (vs. 17:15-29) mcopc.org/podcast
32:08
May 01, 2022
Delivered from Despair (Psalm 22)
Delivered from Despair (Psalm 22)
On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Rev. Joe Keller preached "Delivered from Despair" from Psalm 22. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning? My God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest. But you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. Our ancestors trusted in you; they trusted, and you rescued them. They cried to you and were set free; they trusted in you and were not disgraced. But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people. Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads: “He relies on the Lord; let him save him; let the Lord rescue him, since he takes pleasure in him.” It was you who brought me out of the womb, making me secure at my mother’s breast. I was given over to you at birth; you have been my God from my mother’s womb. Don’t be far from me, because distress is near and there’s no one to help. Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me. They open their mouths against me— lions, mauling and roaring. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me. They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing. But you, Lord, don’t be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me. Rescue my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these dogs. Save me from the lion’s mouth, from the horns of wild oxen. You answered me! I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters; I will praise you in the assembly. You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! All you descendants of Israel, revere him! For he has not despised or abhorred the torment of the oppressed. He did not hide his face from him but listened when he cried to him for help. I will give praise in the great assembly because of you; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear you. The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him. May your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord. All the families of the nations will bow down before you, for kingship belongs to the Lord; he rules the nations. All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before him— even the one who cannot preserve his life. Their descendants will serve him; the next generation will be told about the Lord. They will come and declare his righteousness; to a people yet to be born they will declare what he has done. mcopc.org/podcast
53:58
April 24, 2022
If Christ Be Not Raised (1 Corinthians 15:1-20)
If Christ Be Not Raised (1 Corinthians 15:1-20)
On Sunday, April 17, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "If Christ Be Not Raised" from 1 Corinthians 15:1-20. "Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead is a fact of history, and it is essential to the Christian faith." 1. Of First Importance (vs. 1-11) 1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 2. If The Dead Are Not Raised (vs. 12-19) 12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 3. But In Fact (v. 20) 20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. mcopc.org/podcast
41:29
April 17, 2022
Repaying Evil with Good (2 Samuel 16:1-14)
Repaying Evil with Good (2 Samuel 16:1-14)
On Sunday, April 10, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "Repaying Evil with Good" from 2 Samuel 16:1-14. "Though God is not the origin or author of evil, he uses evil in this world for good, and very often repays evil with good." 1. The Appearance of Fruit (vs. 1-4) 1 When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine. 2 And the king said to Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king's household to ride on, the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine for those who faint in the wilderness to drink.” 3 And the king said, “And where is your master's son?” Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he remains in Jerusalem, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will give me back the kingdom of my father.’” 4 Then the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.” And Ziba said, “I pay homage; let me ever find favor in your sight, my lord the king.” 2. Curses Met with Grace (vs. 5-14) 5 When King David came to Bahurim, there came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera, and as he came he cursed continually. 6 And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left. 7 And Shimei said as he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of blood, you worthless man! 8 The Lord has avenged on you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned, and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. See, your evil is on you, for you are a man of blood.” 9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.” 10 But the king said, “What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the Lord has said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who then shall say, ‘Why have you done so?’” 11 And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “Behold, my own son seeks my life; how much more now may this Benjaminite! Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. 12 It may be that the Lord will look on the wrong done to me, and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing today.” 13 So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust. 14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan. And there he refreshed himself. mcopc.org/podcast
30:04
April 10, 2022
Flee Toward, Not Away From (2 Samuel 15:13-37)
Flee Toward, Not Away From (2 Samuel 15:13-37)
On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "Flee Toward, Not Away From" from 2 Samuel 15:13-37. Rather than fleeing from something in fear, flee to Jesus in faith. 1. Fleeing to the King (vs. 13-29)  21 But Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, there also will your servant be.” (Compare John 6:66-69) 2. Ascent in Mourning (vs. 30-31)  30 But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, barefoot and with his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, weeping as they went. 31 And it was told David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O Lord, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.” 3. The Seeds of Victory (vs. 32-37)  32 While David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn and dirt on his head. 33 David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be a burden to me. 34 But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in time past, so now I will be your servant,’ then you will defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel. 35 Are not Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? So whatever you hear from the king's house, tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests. 36 Behold, their two sons are with them there, Ahimaaz,