Posts by Doug Douma

Posts by Doug Douma

Sermon on Acts 12:18-25 – “Herod Contra Mundum”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 29th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Introduction The title for this evening’s sermon is “Herod Contra Mundum.” This is, as we’ve seen, the third Herod, also known as Herod Agrippa. “Contra Mundum” is a common Latin phrase literally…

Sermon on Joshua 24:14-33 – “A Serious Choice”

Sermon for Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jos 24:1-13 ESV] 1 Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And they presented themselves before…

Sermon on Acts 12:1-5 – “The Death of James”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 15th, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 12:1-5 ESV] 1 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword, 3 and when he saw that…

Sermon on Acts 11:1-18 – “Happy for Others”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, January 1st, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 11:1-18 ESV] 1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the…

Sermon on Acts 1:1-11 – “In the Air”

Sermon for Saturday, December 24th, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture Reading: [Act 1:1-11 ESV] 1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself…