4.18.10 gbcvic sermons

Last Wednesday’s Psalm:

Bless the Lord, O my Soul (1) (Ps 103:1-22)

This is the second and last of the psalms named "A Psalm of David" in Book 4 of the psalms. It reflects the thoughts of a mature David, admonishing his own soul in a time of discipline with his knowledge of the Lord’s past benefits and the Lord’s everlasting goodness. David’s thoughts become a hymn for our admonition as well.

Today’s Sermons:

Grace Magnified (Rm 5:16)

Today the contrast between Adam and Christ highlights the incredible magnitude of Christ’s gracious gift. The act of Adam plunged all men into sin – we all sinned in Adam. But we didn’t stop sinning with that one sin. Our lives are filled with sin. The gift of God in Jesus Christ answers every one of those human sins – working out of the many sins it pronounces the sentence: "Just before God". Hallelujah!

Towards an Understanding of Worldliness (2)

Today we make an attempt at defining the term ‘worldly’ and begin to look at a key passage for understanding worldliness, Titus 2.11-12.

Women’s Adorning (1 Tim 2:9-10)

Our message today looks at the topic of women’s dress, especially in the context of public worship. The way a woman dresses should flow from a godly inner testimony, but it does reflect itself in an appropriate, sober, modest style of dress.


  1. Brian Ernsberger says:

    Greatly appreciated the message. I trust that you are still with us in the land of the living and were not lynched after the message. A very well balanced, Biblical look at women and their appearance in church.

    • Thanks, Brian.

      I missed one of the funny comments from one of my ‘hecklers’ during the message. Our oldest attender, a very funny lady, after my comments about my wife giving up on wearing makeup because “it doesn’t matter to me”, said, “Well, at least she got a husband out of it”! I didn’t catch it but a lot of our young ladies did – general hilarity ensued.

      Anyway, next week we go to ‘women keeping silent’ … from the frying pan into the fire.

      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  2. Brian Ernsberger says:

    Oh boy! will be praying for you. Indeed you are jumping from the frying pan into the fire. you may need to do a security sweep of all vehicles for ropes capable of lynching someone. :)

  3. I just downloaded your recent messages on worldliness, and men and women in worship. Looking forward to listening! Takes me back to our honeymoon visit there, and your daring allowance to let me preach for you! Great memories.

    • Hi Thomas

      Great to hear from you. We are taking an inductive approach on worldliness. I am slowly (the snide might say ‘pedantically’) working through the data to develop some conclusions. These are not preaching sessions, so you will find gaps where our people are answering questions or offering comments. I try to basically repeat what they say so that listeners to the recording can stay with what is going on.

      I mean to write this material up into articles also. Stay tuned.

      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3