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Into Exile | Daniel 1:1-7

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house …

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Introduction to Daniel

The book of Daniel is in an odd predicament. It contains at least two of the most well-known stories within the Bible (the fiery furnace and the lion’s den), but it also contains some of the most confusing apocalyptic imagery, only rivaled by Revelation. Thus, if you grew up in church, you are certainly familiar …

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Looking Forward | Looking Back (2020)

For my final post of the year on this final day of the year, I’ll begin by providing some of my plans for the upcoming year (although this year has shown us exactly how much the grandest devices of men are worth!) and then I will present a “round-up” of some of my favorite posts …

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Even Though Princes Sit Plotting Against Me | Psalm 119:23

Even though princes sit plotting against me,your servant will meditate on your statutes. Psalm 119:23 ESV As is so often the case, this verse continues the train of thought of verse 22. That verse was a prayer for deliverance from those who were treating the psalmist with scorn and contempt; now, however, we have a …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Quotes from Heaven Taken by Storm

Hopefully over the course of reading Heaven Taken by Storm together, you have witnessed firsthand the potency of Thomas Watson's writing. With so many stirring single-sentence quotations scattered throughout the book, putting together a post collecting some my favorites seemed an appropriate conclusion to our reading of the book. Truth may be opposed but never …

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Epilogue: Abandoned Love | Revelation 2:1-7

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call …

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The Incarnate Son

Seed of woman, long foretold,Babe of heaven, come behold.Mighty God, in manger’s restShepherd King, both did bless.Son of laughter, sacrificed.Spotless Lamb, our ransom’s price.Lord of lords, confess Him now.Prince of peace, before Him bow.Life everlasting, proclaim to all!Jesus Christ, upon Him fall.

Take Away from Me Scorn & Contempt | Psalm 119:22

Take away from me scorn and contempt,for I have kept your testimonies. Psalm 119:22 ESV This verse seems to be a natural follow-up to the previous one. Having remembered that God rightly rebukes the insolent ones who bring the LORD’s curse upon themselves by wandering from His commandments, the psalmist now pleads for a different, …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Directions & Conclusion | Chapters 18-19

This week we conclude our reading through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Eighteen Outline Keep up daily prayer.Get under lively preaching.Get your hearts filled with love to religion.Be vigilant.Bind your heart to God by sacred vows.Be sure to make going to heaven your business.Have heaven …

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My Favorite Books of 2020

With 2020 drawing to a close, I’ll throw my best of list into the mix as well, so below are my favorite books that I read this year. Heaven Taken by Storm by Thomas WatsonLike last year, Watson again takes the top slot for me. I enjoyed this book so much that I read it …

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