Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church http://www.hopeopc.com A Reformed Christian congregation serving Lake County, Illinois and surrounding communities. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:33:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 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. Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church mail@hopeopc.com mail@hopeopc.com (Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church) Sermons and Lessons from Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois. Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church http://www.hopeopc.com/assets/powerpress/hope_square.jpg http://www.hopeopc.com Grayslake, Illinois Hebrews 9:15–22 — The Blood of the Covenant http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-9_15-22 Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:30:05 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3576 Read More→]]> 15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16 For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. 18 Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.” 21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9:15–22, ESV)

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15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from … Read More→ 15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from … Read More→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 42:19
Malachi 3:16-18 — The Book of Remembrance http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-3_6-15-2 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:30:10 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3570 Read More→]]> 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name. 17 “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18 Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him. (Malachi 3:16–18, ESV)

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16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who … Read More→ 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who … Read More→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 29:05
Hebrews 9:1–14 — Eternal Redemption http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-9_1-14 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 14:30:35 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3564 Read More→]]> 1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2 For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place, 4 having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant. 5 Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail. 6 These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties, 7 but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people. 8 By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing 9 (which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper, 10 but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation. 11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:1–14, ESV)

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1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2 For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand … Read More→ 1 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2 For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand … Read More→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 32:36
Hebrews 8:6–13 — A Better Covenant http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-8_6-13 Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:30:30 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3562 Read More→]]> 6 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. 8 For he finds fault with them when he says: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 9 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 11 And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” 13 In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. (Hebrews 8:6–13, ESV)

 

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6 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted … Read More→ 6 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted … Read More→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 41:05
Malachi 3:6-15 — The God of Justice http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/malachi-3_6-15 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:00:20 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3539 Read More→]]> 6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7 From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ 8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. 12 Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts. 13 “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ 14 You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts? 15 And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape.’ ” (Malachi 3:6–15, ESV)

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6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7 From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my … Read More→ 6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7 From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my … Read More→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 33:40
Hebrews 8:1–5 — The Heavenly Priest http://www.hopeopc.com/sermons/hebrews-8_1-5 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 14:30:21 +0000 http://www.hopeopc.com/?p=3540 Read More→]]> Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.” (Hebrews 8:1–5, ESV)

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8 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty … Read More→ 8 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty … Read More→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 41:05
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→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – 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→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – 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→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – 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→ Rev. Dr. Camden Bucey – Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church clean 36:43