Watering Seeds

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By: Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church

Paul planted. Apollos watered. God gave the growth. A weekly reflection on the sermons of Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church. Sermons can be heard at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons

Episode 8: The Final Piece (Genesis 2:18-25)
#8
02/23/2021

Pastor Sean and his wife, Lindsey, discuss the nature of parenting and marriage in the light of God’s order and our culture’s differing approaches. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 7: Emmanuel’s Land (Genesis 2:4-17)
#7
02/18/2021

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris ponder the way in which God has covenanted with mankind in an intimate, gracious, and ongoing way. They discuss the nature of the law, and the gospel. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 6: A Day of Rest (Genesis 2:1-3)
#6
02/09/2021

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of God’s rest, and its implications for our Sabbath day observance. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 5: The Image of God pt 2 (special)
#5
02/04/2021

*Sorry about the audio.* We are working on getting a better mic setup. In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the image of God in detail, focusing on what it means for all people to be made in God’s image, as well as how the Christian is conformed to the image of God in Christ Jesus. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 4: The Image of God (Genesis 1:26-31)
#4
01/26/2021

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to be made in the image of God, as well as practical implications for how we view being made in God’s image and tasked with certain tasks. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 3: God’s Good Creation (Genesis 1:3-25)
#3
01/21/2021

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how God’s creation and ordering of the universe impacts us today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 2: In the Beginning (Genesis 1:1-2)
#2
01/14/2021

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discusses the opening pages of Scripture, and consider what it means for God to create and creation to wait. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 1: Genesis Overview
#1
01/06/2021

Pastor Sean and guest Pastor Chad Watkins discuss the purpose, outline, and themes of the book of Genesis. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 30: Ephesians Recap
#30
12/09/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and guest speaker, Pastor Justin Perdue, review and discuss the whole letter of Ephesians. Justin Perdue is the Lead Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville, NC, as well as a co-host of the podcast Theocast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 29: Peace and Grace (Ephesians 6:21-24)
#29
12/03/2020

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what growth in Spirit-made friendships and growth in grace look like in the Christian life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 28: The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:14-17)
#28
11/18/2020

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of the armor of God, and how to prepare with and rely on God’s grace in the evil day. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 27: Spiritual Warfare (Ephesians 6:10-13)
#27
11/12/2020

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of Spiritual warfare—our enemy, our equipment, and our hope. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 26: Relationships: Masters and Slaves (Ephesians 6:5-9)
#26
11/06/2020

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss both the ancient setting of Paul’s discourse, as well as how we can apply this to our work lives. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 25: Relationships: Parents and Children (Ephesians 6:1-4)
#25
10/28/2020

Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of the parent-child relationship in the Christian household. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 24: Relationships: Husband and Wife (Ephesians 5:22-33)
#23
10/22/2020

In this episode Pastor Sean and his wife, Lindsey, discuss the nature of marriage, and how marriage functions as a picture of the gospel. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 23: Walking Together (Ephesians 4:25-32)
#23
09/23/2020

We went a little long in this episode! Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nitty-gritty details of putting on virtues and putting off vices as we live in Jesus Christ. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 22: Learning to Walk (Ephesians 4:17-24)
#22
09/16/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it looks like to live out of our new identity in Christ—fleeing the world’s way and following the Lord’s way. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 21: Maintain the Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6)
#21
09/03/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the meaning of unity, what it looks like to maintain it, and some things that get in the way of biblical unity. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 20: Glory to God (Ephesians 3:20-21)
#20
08/26/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss motives and ways to glorify God in the Christian life. Soli Deo Gloria! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 19: Spiritual Strength (Ephesians 3:14-19)
#19
08/20/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to lose heart, and what answers God gives us to be enlivened again. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 18: The Mystery Proclaimed (Ephesians 3:7-13)
#18
08/13/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how God uses the least and lowly to carry out His grand purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 17: The Mystery Revealed (Ephesians 3:1-6)
#17
08/06/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means for God to reveal the incredible mystery that Gentiles are fellow heirs, members, and partakers, and why this is significant for our lives. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 16: The Peacemaker (Ephesians 2: 14-18)
#16
07/23/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means for Jesus to break down the wall of hostility, how He establishes peace, and what His proclamation of peace means for us as His followers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 15: Brought Near by the Blood (Ephesians 2:11-13)
#15
07/16/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it looks like for us to be brought near to Christ, what this has to do with ethnicity/race, the importance of the covenant community, and more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 14: An Anatomy of Grace (Ephesians 2:8-10)
#14
07/08/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris talk about the way faith in God’s grace results in a change of our life, a humbling of our pride and boasting, and a new view of our own works. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 13: Alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-7)
#13
07/01/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the way that God’s saving grace transforms the Christian’s attitude and gives us certainty and assurance. Soli Deo Gloria! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 12: Dead in Sin (Ephesians 2:1-3)
#12
06/24/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris detail the way we are dead in sin, discuss the implication of Paul’s teaching, and review the ways that this differs from contemporary views and practices about God and sin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 11: Power for the Powerless (Ephesians 1:19-23)
#11
06/18/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss why Paul prayed for the Church to understand God’s power, and how a firm grasp of this is so helpful to us today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 10: A Prayerful Response (Ephesians 1:15-19)
#10
06/10/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris talk about how the gospel of God leads us to pray with thanksgiving and to ask for help. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 9: Sealed by the Spirit (Ephesians 1:11-14)
#9
06/04/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the incredible gift that God promises to His people, and how He assures us we will receive it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 8: Redeemed by the Son (Eph. 1:7-8)
#8
05/19/2020

In this episode Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss how Jesus’ redeeming work leads us to glory in God.  To listen to the sermon go to covenantreformed.net/sermons .  If you would like to learn more about the atonement, we recommend several books, including: "Atonement" edited by Gabriel Fluhrer, "Christ Crucified: Understanding the Atonement" by Donald Macleod, "The Atonement" by Hugh Martin, and "Redemption Accomplished and Applied" by John Murray. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 7: Blessed by the Father (Eph. 1:3-6)
#7
05/14/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to bless God, how incredibly He has blessed us, and what the doctrine of predestination and union with Christ does for the Christian life. *************** Visit https://www.covenantreformed.net/ to listen to the sermon they discuss.  In addition, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris mention an R.C. Sproul video that discusses assurance and predestination.  It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BOipuPD2uY *********** --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 6: Grace and Peace (Eph. 1:1-2)
#6
05/06/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss what it means to receive our identity from Christ, and how to practically grow in our self-understanding. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 5: Ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:1-11)
#5
04/28/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the nature of Jesus’ ascent into heaven, what it means for us, and what confidence it gives us. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 4: When Doubts Arise (Luke 24:13-49)
#4
04/21/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on Luke 24:13-49, with a special focus on the doubt and faith. //**Info**\\ Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons. *Citation: Pastor Chris referenced the song "I've Seen Too Much" by Andrew Peterson, a song related to the topic of faith in the resurrection. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 3: He Has Risen! (Mark 16:1-8)
#3
04/16/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on Mark 16:1-8, with a special focus on the nature of reason, faith, and assurance. //**Info**\\ Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 2: The Humble King (Matthew 21:1-11)
#2
04/07/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on Matthew 21:1-11, with a mind to its useful application in our day to day lives during this time of social distancing. //**Info**\\ Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message


Episode 1: Anointed for Burial (John 11:54-12:8)
#1
04/01/2020

In this episode, Pastor Sean and Pastor Chris discuss the most recent sermon on John 11:54-12:8, with a mind for its useful application in our day to day lives during this time of social distancing. ***Info*** Listen to the sermon at https://www.covenantreformed.net/sermons.  At the 5 minute marker, the passage Pastor Sean and Chris couldn't remember was Isaiah 50:7, "But the LORD God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame." Read "The Final Days of Jesus" here.<...