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Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18) Temptation is a real part of the Christian life.  Jesus even gives us a pattern of prayer whereby we are to call out to our Father that we might not even be lead into temptation, [...]

By | 2016-02-10T15:39:02+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Guide Me to Heaven

The author of Hebrews refers to Jesus as the promise of God as a “sure and steadfast anchor of the soul” (Heb. 6:19).  Our lives are lived as at sea and we need stability that comes from Christ.  Here is a Puritan prayer compiled in “The Valley of Vision” by Arthur Bennett, which compares the Christian [...]

By | 2016-01-05T11:32:51+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

The Wonder of Christmas

That which once used to thrill us with excitement might now move us to boredom or at least less enthusiasm.  For children it might be that a certain toy used to be their favorite but now they have moved on to a new favorite.  Adults aren’t immune to this syndrome either.  We have holiday traditions [...]

By | 2015-12-16T16:13:19+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Christian Living|0 Comments

Before the Throne of God

Before the Throne of God “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) The apostle Paul declares that there is no condemnation leveled against those who are in Christ Jesus that can stick because of [...]

By | 2015-11-11T16:06:03+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Theology|0 Comments

Prayer: The Heartbeat of Reformation

“But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” John 17:13 It is that time of the year when we rightly celebrate not merely the works of men but of God who has worked through such stalwarts of the faith [...]

By | 2015-11-15T14:31:52+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Church|0 Comments

Encouragement to Pray

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1 The world Esther lived in was much like our own. It was a world full of immorality and injustice. There are tragic and vile things in the book of Esther. This is the real [...]

By | 2015-11-15T14:39:33+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Prayer|0 Comments

The Mystery of the Lord’s Supper: the Guests & the Benefits

Our continuing series from Thomas Watson's The Mystery of the Lord's Supper So I come to the text:  “As they were eating, Jesus took bread,” etc. (Matt. 26:26-28), where I shall open these five particulars, in reference to the sacrament. I. The Author. II. The time. III. The manner. IV. The guests. V. The benefits. [...]

By | 2017-01-26T09:01:28+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Lord's Supper|0 Comments

The Manner of the Institution of the Lord’s Supper, Part 2

Our continuing series from Thomas Watson's The Mystery of the Lord's Supper In the manner of the institution; there are four things observable. 1. The taking of the bread. 2. The breaking it. 3. The blessing it. 4. The administering the cup. The breaking it, continued Now concerning Christ's suffering upon the cross, observe these [...]

By | 2017-01-26T09:13:34+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Lord's Supper|0 Comments

The Manner of the Institution of the Lord’s Supper, Part 1

Our continuing series through Thomas Watson's The Mystery of the Lord's Supper In the manner of the institution; there are four things observable. 1. The taking of the bread. 2. The breaking it. 3. The blessing it. 4. The administering the cup. 1. The taking of the bread. “Jesus took bread.” Question. What is meant [...]

By | 2017-01-26T09:37:39+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Lord's Supper|0 Comments