Denunciation, Declaration, And Doxology (1 Tim 1:12–17)

The following is a message preached by Dr. Clark on Sunday morning, October 16, 2022 at Oakland Hills Community (OPC) in Farmington Hills, MI. The sermon occurred in the context of the installation of frequent HB contributor, Dr. Harrison Perkins. The text for the sermon was 1 Timothy 1:12–17:

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen (ESV).


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  1. I don’t know if you take requests, but I for one would really appreciate listening to more ‘pastor’ Clark. ‘Radio’ Clark is entertaining (insert cowbell) and informative, but the pastoral Christ pointing exhortations of Timothy and James you have recently posted have been incredible blessings to hear. So, more sermons please!

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