Black Lives Matter

The Secular Creed that we are now studying is laid out in a manner that is quite convenient for me. You see, it begins with the statement that I am most sympathetic toward (Black Lives Matter) and ends with the one that I find the least able to affirm (Kindness Is Everything). The rest fall …

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A Line in the Sand: Why Study the Secular Creed?

“It is my work as a Christian, but much more as I am a Watchman, to do my best to discover the fullness of Christ, the emptiness of the creature, and the snares of the great deceiver.”[1] As a Watchman (a pastor) myself, each Sunday I endeavor to do those three things, typically moving in …

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The Holiness of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsyYFMS6YAM Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness;tremble before him, all the earth! Psalm 96:9 ESV In Isaiah 6:1-7, we read the following account of the prophet: In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled …

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The Faithfulness of God

https://youtu.be/c7u5o1vnbLg The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV The prophets are generally known for either the passages read during the Christmas season regarding the birth of Christ or their fiery pronouncements of judgment. And neither is unwarranted. The …

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The Patience of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwHbkiIkRU The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  Psalm 103:8 ESV  The conquest of Canaan seems quite barbaric through modern eyes. Under the leadership of Joshua, Moses’ successor, the Israelites ceased their forty-year wandering through the wilderness and entered the land that God promised to their ancestor Abraham. Of course, …

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The Love of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff2oMDICarg Anyone who does not love does not know God,because God is love. 1 John 4:8 ESV The words of the LORD must have hit with a thud in Abraham’s chest: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt …

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The Grace of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCZOpcoCeUM For by grace you have been saved through faith.And this is not your own doing;it is the gift of God,not a result of works,so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV Word came to Jesus that His friend, Lazarus, was ill, but Jesus did nothing. He did not immediately race to Lazarus’ side; …

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The Mercy of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3N5MIlkP-s He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit Titus 3:5 ESV Jonah was furious. You are probably familiar with the story. After fleeing from the LORD, the God of Israel brought the prophet into …

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The Jealousy of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhlH6N45Ysw for you shall worship no other god,for the LORD, whose name is Jealous,is a jealous God Exodus 34:14 ESV After the great exodus from Egypt by many signs and wonders from the hand of God, the LORD led His redeemed people into the wilderness, and within that wilderness, He made His covenant with them, …

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The Wrath of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf9lkI5C6VA But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.   Romans 2:5 ESV Only a handful of generations after Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise, we find the following description of humanity: “The LORD saw …

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