A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst


Religion is for Fools — by Bill Medley 

Engaging and upbeat YouTube presentation which explains Christianity for cynics and unbelievers. Bill peppers his presentation with humour and pizzazz. And he has an Aussie accent!
1) What is the proof?
2) What difference does it make?
3) Questions and answers

Christ Reformation Church—Ps Jeff Crippen, CRC Tillamook, Oregon

All of Jeff Crippen’s sermons are available as PDFs as well as audio files.  To obtain the PDF for a sermon you have to go to the page for that particular sermon.

Jeff Crippen’s most recent sermon
Domestic Violence and Abuse

21 sermons by Jeff Crippen dealing with the psychology and methods of sin

The Religion of the Pharisees

9 sermons by Jeff Crippen, relevant to how some churches respond to domestic abuse

Wise as Serpents — A Practical Theology of Evil

26 sermons by Jeff Crippen, with the purpose of exposing evil in its practice.

Christ is for the Righteous and Against the Wicked (FlyingFree 2016) 

Ps Crippen gave this message at the Overcoming Powerlessness luncheon in York, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  A written version of his message can be found at our post “Christ is for the Righteous and Against the Wicked.”  Many thanks to Fred and Bonnie Wilt and all of the OCP volunteers and board members who made it possible for Jeff to give this message.

Biblical Mandate or Tradition

Sometimes we think that traditions carry more authority than they do. What is a tradition and how are we to handle them biblically? This is a Sunday School address, not a sermon, and the speaker is Craig Brown who is an elder at CRC Tillamook.

Ps Sam Powell — First Reformed Church, Yuba City, CA

Dealing With Abusive Men—Psalm 129

Living with a Deceitful Man – Psalm 120

Things that God Hates — 1 Corinthians 5

The Purification of the Church — 1 Corinthians 5
This sermon gives superb teaching about true excommunication compared to the kind of excommunication which is done by hard-hearted leadership.

Barbara Roberts—author of Not Under Bondage

Divorce and Remarriage

A talk given to the adult Sunday School class at CRC Tillamook, August 2012.

Ps David Dykstra—Grace Covenant Baptist Church, Willis, Texas

The Puritan Confessions on Divorce & Remarriage

Discusses why the London Confession (the confession of Reformed Baptists) did not include the divorce and remarriage section from the Westminster Confession.

Divorce & Remarriage under the Sinai Covenant — Deuteronomy 24:1-4, Exodus 21:7-11
Divorce and Remarriage Under the Prophets — Jeremiah 3:1-10, Malachi 2:13-16
That Thorny Issue of Divorce — Luke 16:18, Matthew 5:31-32
Thoughts on the Permanence View of Marriage — Matthew 19 — this sermon strongly criticizes the permanence view
Divorce & Remarriage under Christ and The Apostles — Matthew 19 cont., 1 Corinthians 7
Abuse IS Desertion

Paul’s directive to those in mixed marriages in 1 Corinthians 7 [on Sermon Audio this sermon is titled: Divorce & Remarriage under Christ and The Apostles, part 2]

Ps Bob Kerrey

What Forgiveness IS and what it is NOT (PDF version)
What Forgiveness IS and what it is NOT (audio version – mp3)

In this sermon Pastor Bob Kerrey explains what forgiveness is and what it is not. The sermon was originally titled “Breaking Barriers to Intimacy with God: Overcoming Unforgiveness”. Ps Kerry has given permission for us to apply a different title to it. We have given it a title that will be more engaging for survivors of abuse.
Similar teaching on forgiveness to that by Ps Bob Kerrey can be found in Steven Tracy’s book, Mending the Soul.

Ps Chris Davis

1 Corinthians 7:1-7 

Explains why sexual abuse in marriage is prohibited; you can see our reader’s comments on this sermon here.

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