Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church http://www.hopeopc.com A Reformed Christian congregation serving Lake County, Illinois and surrounding communities. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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 Malachi 2:17–3:5 — The God of Justice http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-2_17-3-5 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 18:45:01 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3534 Read More→]]> 17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 2:17–3:5, ESV)

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17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, … Read More→ 17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 33:52
Hebrews 7:26–28 — Your Perfectly Fitting Savior http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-7_26-28 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 14:30:39 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3519 Read More→]]> 26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28 For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. (Hebrews 7:26–28, ESV)

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26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, … Read More→ 26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 36:09
Malachi 2:10–16 — Faithful to the Covenant http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-2_10-16 Sun, 03 Jun 2018 23:00:16 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3525 Read More→]]> 1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. 4 So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts. 5 My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. 6 True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity. 7 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. 8 But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the Lord of hosts, 9 and so I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction.” (Malachi 2:1–9, ESV)

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1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, … Read More→ 1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 30:59
Hebrews 7:20–25 — A Better Covenant, Guaranteed http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-7_20-25 Sun, 03 Jun 2018 14:30:44 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3511 Read More→]]> 20 And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, 21 but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’ ” 22 This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. 23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:20–25, ESV)

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20 And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, 21 but this one was made a priest with an … Read More→ 20 And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, 21 but this one was made a priest with an … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 36:43
Hebrews 7:11–19 — The Indestructible Priest http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-7_11-19 Sun, 27 May 2018 14:30:10 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3501 Read More→]]> 11 Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron? 12 For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well. 13 For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily descent, but by the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is witnessed of him, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.” 18 For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness 19 (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. (Hebrews 7:11–19, ESV)

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11 Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to … Read More→ 11 Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 35:40
Malachi 2:1–9 — Faithful Priests of the Lord http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-2_1-9 Sun, 20 May 2018 23:00:53 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3493 Read More→]]> 1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. 4 So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts. 5 My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. 6 True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity. 7 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. 8 But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the Lord of hosts, 9 and so I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction.” (Malachi 2:1–9, ESV)

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1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, … Read More→ 1 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 37:35
Hebrews 7:1–10 — The Greater Priest-King http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-7_1-10 Sun, 20 May 2018 14:30:52 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3491 Read More→]]> 1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 3 He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever. 4 See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils! 5 And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham. 6 But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7 It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. 8 In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives. 9 One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, 10 for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him (Hebrews 7:1–10, ESV)

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1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him Abraham … Read More→ 1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him Abraham … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 33:15
Malachi 1:6–14 — Honoring the Lord in Worship http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-1_6-14 Sun, 13 May 2018 18:45:33 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3486 Read More→]]> 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ 7 By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the Lord’s table may be despised. 8 When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor; will he accept you or show you favor? says the Lord of hosts. 9 And now entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With such a gift from your hand, will he show favor to any of you? says the Lord of hosts. 10 Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will not accept an offering from your hand. 11 For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts. 12 But you profane it when you say that the Lord’s table is polluted, and its fruit, that is, its food may be despised. 13 But you say, ‘What a weariness this is,’ and you snort at it, says the Lord of hosts. You bring what has been taken by violence or is lame or sick, and this you bring as your offering! Shall I accept that from your hand? says the Lord. 14 Cursed be the cheat who has a male in his flock, and vows it, and yet sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished. For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and my name will be feared among the nations. (Malachi 1:6–14, ESV)

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6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my … Read More→ 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 34:34
Hebrews 6:13–20 — Encouragement to Hold Fast http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-6_13-20 Sun, 13 May 2018 14:30:34 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3487 Read More→]]> 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:13–20, ESV)

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13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you … Read More→ 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 45:08
Malachi 1:1–5 — The Lord’s Electing Love http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-1_1-5 Sun, 06 May 2018 23:00:40 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3472 Read More→]]> The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.

2 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” 4 If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the LORD of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the LORD is angry forever.’” 5 Your own eyes shall see this, and you shall say, “Great is the LORD beyond the border of Israel!” (Malachi 1:1–5, ESV)

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The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not … Read More→ The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not … Read More→ Sermons – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 37:43