A Key That Opens the Book of Job

Recently, Banner of Truth released the completed three-volume set of John Calvin's sermons on the book of Job. Freshly translated by Rob Roy McGregor, the first two volumes are reprinted from earlier publication and released alongside the newly published third volume. Since Calvin is one of my dearest of study companions as well as a …

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The Valley of Humiliation & the Shadow of Death

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6xEdWlU142mqfZIOvqnz1N?si=Jj4PHM4pQB6sMjbgvThP-Q In our previous reading, the pilgrims left the Arbour and passed by the dread of the giant Grim to come to the Porter's Lodge called Beautiful. There they resided for more than a month. In this week's pages, we read of the pilgrims' next stage of their journey, wherein they must pass through the …

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The LORD Is My Portion | Psalm 119:57

The LORD is my portion;I promise to keep your words. Psalm 119:57 ESV Here we arrive at the eighth stanza of Psalm 119, where each of its eight verses begins with the Hebrew letter heth. This first verse begins with two related declarations: The LORD is my portion and I promise to keep your words. …

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The River Death & the Celestial City

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Ro1bNYkrANomWHVEChlvy?si=0sXEOQ8XRiqcX6aDGaX93A Having only been blown off course of our initial projected reading schedule by two weeks, we come now to the conclusion of the first part of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. Here Christian and Hopeful conclude their pilgrimage and finally arrive at their eternal home in the Celestial City. Of course, while this is …

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Sermon Series

The Passover | Exodus 12:1-28

After warning Pharaoh of the tenth and final plague, the death of the firstborn, Moses took his leave from the king of Egypt once for all. Although Pharaoh still would not listen, the LORD Himself was coming down into Egypt at midnight and Israel would soon be driven out of the land; therefore, Moses needed …

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Doctrine Is Necessary for Holiness | Thomas Chalmers

This year I’ve resolved to add a new habit to my weekly routine: reading a sermon each Monday or Tuesday. To be honest, I did so the first week of the year because I was sick and didn’t want to do anything at all, so I grabbed a book of Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s sermons and …

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What Role Does Tradition Play in Theology?

After citing Isaiah against the Pharisees, Jesus added this rebuke: You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or …

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Sept. 16, 2016

Below are a few Internet articles that I found quite beneficial to read. What's Wrong with Western Missionaries? If I were to start my missionary life over, I would bury my pride and unpack some humility. I would become a brother, a friend, and a peer. I would care more about the names of my …

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a thought on eternal security & saltless salt

In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He boldly proclaims that His followers are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. These are tremendous claims, but I want to focus for the moment upon Jesus’ warning about salt losing its taste. Christ warns that if salt is no longer salty then it …

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a thought on predestination & election

And the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger." Genesis 25:23 Here God provides an oracle declaring that Jacob would usurp Esau’s firstborn place. God chooses Jacob over Esau, …

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