Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church http://www.hopeopc.com A Reformed Christian congregation serving Lake County, Illinois and surrounding communities. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:57:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church is a Reformed congregation in Grayslake, Illinois. We podcast sermons from our morning and evening services as well as various lessons and lectures given at our church. To learn more about our church and our resources, please visit hopeopc.com. Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church mail@hopeopc.com mail@hopeopc.com (Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church) Sermons and Lessons from Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois. Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church http://www.hopeopc.com/assets/powerpress/hope_square.jpg http://www.hopeopc.com/category/sermons Grayslake, Illinois Matthew 5:38–42 — Secure in the Lord http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/matthew-538-42-secure-in-the-lord Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:30:04 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3133 Read More→]]> 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. (Matthew 5:38–42, ESV)

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38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one … Read More→ 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 28:53
Psalm 46 — God Is Our Refuge and Strength http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/psalm-46-god-is-our-refuge-and-strength Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:31 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3152 Read More→]]> To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah 8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. 10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah (Psalm 46, ESV)

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To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will … Read More→ To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 24:04
Matthew 5:33–37 — Godly Speech http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/matthew-533-37 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:30:37 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3131 Read More→]]> 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. (Matthew 5:33–37, ESV)

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33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But … Read More→ 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 28:02
Psalm 45 — The Marriage of the King http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/psalm-45-the-marriage-of-the-king Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:31 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3151 Read More→]]> To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song.

1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. 3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty! 4 In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds! 5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; the peoples fall under you. 6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; 7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions; 8 your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad; 9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear: forget your people and your father’s house, 11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him. 12 The people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people. 13 All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold. 14 In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her. 15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king. 16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth. 17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. (Psalm 45, ESV)

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To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the … Read More→ To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 33:29
Matthew 5:31–32 — Jesus’s Teaching on Divorce http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/matthew-531-32-jesuss-teaching-on-divorce Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:30:08 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3129 Read More→]]> 31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (Matthew 5:31–32, ESV)

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31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except … Read More→ 31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 32:22
Psalm 44 — The LORD Rises Up http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/psalm-44-the-lord-rises-up Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:45:15 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3150 Read More→]]> To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: 2 you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free; 3 for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. 4 You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob! 5 Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us. 6 For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. 7 But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us. 8 In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah

9 But you have rejected us and disgraced us and have not gone out with our armies. 10 You have made us turn back from the foe, and those who hate us have gotten spoil. 11 You have made us like sheep for slaughter and have scattered us among the nations. 12 You have sold your people for a trifle, demanding no high price for them. 13 You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, the derision and scorn of those around us. 14 You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples. 15 All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face 16 at the sound of the taunter and reviler, at the sight of the enemy and the avenger. 17 All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten you, and we have not been false to your covenant. 18 Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from your way; 19 yet you have broken us in the place of jackals and covered us with the shadow of death. 20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god, 21 would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart. 22 Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered. 23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever! 24 Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression? 25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly clings to the ground. 26 Rise up; come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love! (Psalm 44, ESV)

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To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. 1 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their … Read More→ To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. 1 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 32:13
Matthew 5:27–30 — Whatever It Takes http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/matthew-527-30-whatever-it-takes Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:30:49 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3139 Read More→]]> 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. (Matthew 5:27–30, ESV)

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27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has … Read More→ 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 25:34
Psalms 42–43 — Longing for the LORD http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/psalms-42-43-longing-for-the-lord Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:23 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3147 Read More→]]> To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.

1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” 4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation 6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. 8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” 11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

43:1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! 2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3 Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (Psalms 42–43, ESV)

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To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. 1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts … Read More→ To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. 1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 31:56
Matthew 5:21–26 — Reconciled to One Another http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/matthew-521-26-reconciled-to-one-another Sun, 05 Nov 2017 15:30:21 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3137 Read More→]]> 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. (Matthew 5:21–26, ESV)

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21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you … Read More→ 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 30:44
Matthew 5:17–20 — Christ and the Law http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/matthew-517-20-christ-and-the-law Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:00:36 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3123 Read More→]]> 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17–20, ESV)

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17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I … Read More→ 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 33:43