Do Not Bring Us Up from Here | Exodus 33:15

And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. Exodus 33:15 ESV In God’s anger, He was prepared to send the Israelites into the Promised Land without His presence. God is always faithful to keep His promises, and, because of His promise to Abraham, …

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The Child’s Story Bible

My four-year-old and I are nearly finished reading The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos, so I’m going to go ahead and set down some of my thoughts about it. Without hesitation, this has been my favorite book to read this year. Of course, much of my enjoyment is related to the fact that this …

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The King Has Come

Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees | Mark 8:11-21

The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” And he left them, got into the …

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The Insolent Utterly Deride Me | Psalm 119:51

The insolent utterly deride me,but I do not turn away from your law. Psalm 119:51 ESV In this verse, the psalmist resolves that the derision of the insolent will not turn him away from God's law. We can safely root his determination in two previous verses. First, we need only to look back to the …

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Is Disney or Scripture Catechizing Your Child’s Imagination?

Before we can discuss the titular question, allow me to lay out a very brief but necessary biblical framework for the importance of passing down stories to our children. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 is a foundational text within all of Scripture for, at least, three reasons. First, it provides the great confession of the Old Testament: “The …

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The Man of Faith

The Conversion of Abraham | Genesis 12:1-9

This sermon was originally preached in 2015 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will …

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Your Promise Gives Me Life | Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction,that your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 ESV Here again we see the theme of affliction coming up as the psalmist meditates upon his deep love for God’s eternal Word. Of course, Scripture is clear that the believer's life will be marked by suffering, tribulation, and affliction. Paul …

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Quotes from A Little Book on the Christian Life

With our brief walk-through John Calvin's A Little Book on the Christian Life completed, I will continue the pattern that I set after completing Mortification of Sin and Heaven Taken by Storm by listing some of my favorite quotations from throughout the book. Of course, this study I also began to give a quote of …

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Ears to Hear | Mark 7:31-37

Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowd …

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FIVE | How the Present Life and Its Comforts Should Be Used

QUOTE OF THE WEEK Consequently, the one who directs himself toward the goal of observing God’s calling will have a life well composed. Free from rash impulses, he won’t attempt more than his calling warrants. He will understand that he shouldn’t overstep his boundaries. He who lives in obscurity will live an ordinary life without …

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