Larry Parsley: The Promise of God’s Presence

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Larry Parsley: The Promise of God’s Presence (Exodus 33:12-23)

Larry Parsley, senior pastor of Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, Texas, examines how the Israelite people hungered for God’s presence … sometimes. After they turned their longing for God toward a golden calf, Moses and God had a conversation. Parsley eavesdrops on the conversation from Joshua’s perspective and considers the promise of God’s presence.

This sermon was delivered during the morning worship service at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell on July 14, 2019 as the beginning of a series titled “Guaranteed.” The outline for this sermon is available here.

In an article on sermon writing published recently in Preaching Today, Parsley compares song writing to sermon writing, explaining a handful of ways the art of song writing can enhance sermons.


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