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Testing!

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Testing 1-2-3…

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March 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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Jeff Rendell’s Preaching Samples

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Here are a few of my recent audio sermons:

This is an Easter sermon from 2012.  Matthew 9:18-26 – Life for the Desperate, Life for the Cynical.  I tried to preach a shorter sermon here (about 20 minutes).

Sermon 04.08.2012

This is a sermon from the summer of 2012.  I really had to wrestle with how to preach this in a Gospel-centered way.  Philippians 2:19-30 – “Here’s an Example for You”

Sermon 07.22.2012

We preached through Jonah in the fall of 2012 and this coincided with a preaching class which limited my preaching to 20 minutes.  As much as I disliked the time limit, it has paid dividends in helping me to focus and crystallize my thought.  This is from Jonah 1:1-3 – “God’s Mission for Cowards”

Sermon 09-16-2012

It was already planned as part of our Advent series, but I ended up preaching on Herod slaughtering the children of Bethlehem about a week after the Newtown, CT shooting.  This is Matthew 2:13-23, “Christmas is War.”

Service 12.23.2012

Finally, here is one videotaped sermon.  This was videotaped for a preaching class, the same class that limited my preaching to 20 minutes.  This is from Philippians 4:10-20, “Giving, Receiving and the Gospel.”

There are plenty of other sermons available.  Please contact me at jeffrendell@gmail.com if you are interested!

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March 5, 2013 at 3:46 am

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The Point of God’s Revelation

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Revelation is not information about God and his nature, but an invitation to trust in the one whose self-disclosure is a foretaste of the promised inheritance.

Brevard Childs, The Book of Exodus, p89

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February 17, 2012 at 4:33 am

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Preaching on Psalm 121

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On October 30, 2011, I preached on Psalm 121 at Meadowcroft Presbyterian Church.  My goal was to show that life is dangerous – and can feel even more dangerous when we follow Jesus.  Psalm 121 ultimately points us to Jesus, who sang and lived Psalm 121 perfectly so that the promises of Psalm 121 can apply to us as well.

Psalm 121 – Where Does My Help Come From?


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November 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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The Gospel in a nutshell

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 Great stuff from Jared Wilson here:

True Greatness

What is the message of the gospel?

That the greatest good (God) offers the greatest action (love) to the greatest need (wrath-owed sinners) by sending the greatest treasure (Jesus) in the greatest invitation (to everyone) into the greatest life (everlasting).

How is this not exciting?

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October 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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Tweet of the Day

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Love it!

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October 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

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Gospel Wakefulness – Preaching

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Just started and I am enjoying Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson.  Loving his thoughts on how we present the Gospel.  I’m preaching again next week and want this idea in my heart as I get into the pulpit.  I want to communicate this like it is important. Life and death.  It is.

How do we present the gospel in a nonroutine way in order to prevent people from becoming numb? My answer is counterintuitive. I think we do this by routinely presenting the unchanging gospel in a way that does justice to its earth-shaking announcement. This doesn’t mean we have to set it up with a power ballad or even dress it up at all. But it does mean we communicate it like it’s life or death stuff. People who know the gospel’s power will share it powerfully.

Jared Wilson, Gospel Wakefulness, Kindle Location 203

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October 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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