Cherrydale Baptist Church is an independent evangelical church in the Baptist tradition located in Arlington, Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C. The lead pastor is Tom Oostdyk. The church's vision is to spread a passion to love God and people above all else.
A Humble Song of God’s Mercy and Might – Luke 1:39-56
This exchange between Mary and Elizabeth leads Mary to sing what is often called the Magnicifat, the very first Christmas song. Mary pours our her heart in response to God’s truth and sings of God’s redemption promised through her yet-to-be-born son Jesus. She reminds us that Almighty God exalts the humble and shows mercy to those who fear Him so that we might exalt Him.
From Lowly Manger to Eternal Throne – Luke 1:26-38
Christians understand creation’s brokenness, but also understand how confidently we may hope in Christ. Is the world broken? Horribly so. Is it beyond repair? Absolutely not. We aren’t destined to a broken future! Jesus enters creation in near obscurity. He lives a life filled with suffering. And He dies a humiliating death. But then, in a resounding thunderclap, Jesus breaks the back of sin, Satan, and death. His dead body breathes. Despite appearances, His death is sufficient and glorious. He’s defeated the root cause of our suffering and grief. And now He reigns victoriously. And all who love and serve Him are caught up in His victory. So, we don’t just live in mourning. We join Paul: sorrowful yet always rejoicing!
Steadfast Love, Faultless Judgment – Exodus 9:1-10:29
Our passage sits in middle of a narrative that began in Exodus 5. It recounts the story of God redeeming His people from slavery with a mighty hand and great acts of judgment. I want to persuade you this morning that God’s revelation about His love and judgment is good news. God’s great heart is on display in the acts of judgment against Egypt. Worship the KING for His steadfast love and faultless judgment.
There is No One Like Our God – Exodus 8:1-32
The ten plagues give us a picture of what the God of the Bible is like. We see that there is no one like Him. He is the ultimate judge and He is the unique judge, the natural judge and the saving judge. Facing the reality He reveals and trusting in His grace in Christ leads us to life and delight in the one true God with none like Him!
Jesus Reigns Supreme – Exodus 7:1-25
Exodus 7 reveals God’s supremacy. God wants His people freed from slavery. Pharaoh refuses. Yet, we should not imagine this as a chess game where God attempts to outsmart Pharaoh. No, God’s deliverance from Egypt is a methodical dismantling of the most powerful man on the earth. There is no nation like Egypt. And there is no Egyptian like Pharaoh. And in God’s dismantling of Pharaoh King of Egypt, we learn that God reigns supreme over every kingdom and every king.
Persistent Faith When God Delays – Exodus 6:1-13
God promised and then God delayed. Israel’s heart broke. Surely you know the feeling. When God delays our hearts sometimes crumble with disappointment or harden with anger. We’ve prayed for Him to intervene. We’ve plead for His rescue. We’ve longed for His help. Yet He delays. How do we make sense of it?
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Meat to eat
The Feb. 23 sermon is one of the meatiest sermons I have ever heard. If you want depth and info to help you grow and mature, listen to this 35 minute sermon. Todd
When I was younger I attended Cherrydale with my mother. Now I live in Norfolk and miss the great sermons! I am very glad that I have found this podcast. I especially miss the Sunday handout for note taking, it was so convenient and helped with following along immensely! Thank you Cherrydale for posting these sermons, and thank you Pastor King for doing what you do!