Capital Punishment?

[A follow-up piece to the sermon on Genesis 9.] After the flood, God renewed the covenant of grace with Noah and his sons and the rest of creation. One principle established by God in this covenant is the sanctity of human life. We have seen that man, as God’s image-bearer, must promote life and protect... Continue Reading →

Sovereign Savior

Christ Covenant Church Rev. Marq Toombs 1 April 2018 Sermon Text: Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:13-15 Jesus is our Sovereign Savior (Christus Victor) First Sunday of Easter Listen or Download Audio (Recorded at Calvary First Baptist on 4/8/18) Intro This is the fourth time in my ministry that April 1 has fallen on a Sunday. Once upon a... Continue Reading →

April Fools for Christ Day

"Being a fool for Christ does not necessarily lead to being an idiot for anybody." - James Sire For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and... Continue Reading →

Good Friday

O my chief good, How shall I measure out thy blood? How shall I count what thee befell, And each grief tell? Shall I thy woes Number according to thy foes? Or, since one star showed thy first breath, Shall all thy death? Or shall each leaf, Which falls in Autumn, score a grief? Or... Continue Reading →


Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows / Un Servicio de Sombras Good Friday / Santo Viernes 30 March 2018 The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk... Continue Reading →

Holy Week: Daily Prayers

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the... Continue Reading →


Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 18 March 2018 Sermon Text: Mark 10:33-34, 42-45 Jesus is our Satisfaction Fifth Sunday of Lent Listen or Download Audio Intro Atonement series. So far in our series we have seen that Jesus is our shelter and shield and that Jesus is our scapegoat. Jesus is the true and better sacrifice... Continue Reading →

Forged Obedience

To prepare for our new series on the atoning work of God in Christ for the salvation of sinners, I commend the following excerpt from John Murray's book Redemption: Accomplished & Applied. -- Christ's obedience was vicarious in the bearing of the full judgment of God upon sin, and it was vicarious in the full discharge of... Continue Reading →


*March 4 – Jesus is our Shelter and Shield Exodus 12 / Passover; John 19; 1 John 2:1-2; 4:10 March 11 – Jesus is our Scapegoat Leviticus 16 / Day of Atonement; Hebrews 2:14-18; 9:11-15 March 18 – Jesus is our Satisfaction (Ransom) Mark 10:45; 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Peter 1:18; Psalm 49:7-8, 15 *March... Continue Reading →

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